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Cornerstone on College Hill An Illustrated History of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
ISBN: HB: 9781602233089, University of Alaska Press, May 2018
400 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 340 halftones
In 1915, Congress granted funds to transform a remote agricultural experiment station on a hill overlooking the frontier town of Fairbanks into a state university. In 1917, the territorial governor signed legislation creating the University of Alaska...
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£30,00
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Worldviews of the Greenlanders An Inuit Arctic Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9781602233386, University of Alaska Press, February 2018
1150 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 29 halftones, 1 map
Ninety years ago, Knud Rasmussen's popular account of his scientific expeditions through Greenland and North America introduced readers to the culture and history of arctic Natives. In the intervening century, a robust field of ethnographic research...
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£49,00
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Across the Shaman's River John Muir, the Tlingit Stronghold, and the Opening of the North
ISBN: PB: 9781602233294, University of Alaska Press, December 2017
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 60 halftones, 1 map
"Across the Shaman's River" is the story of one of Alaska's last Native American strongholds, a Tlingit community closed off for a century until a fateful encounter between a shaman, a preacher, and John Muir. Tucked in the corner of Southeast Alask...
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£25,00
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Qanemcit Amllertut / Many Stories to Tell Tales of Humans and Animals from Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233362, University of Alaska Press, November 2017
392 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 12 colour plates
This bilingual collection shares new translations of old stories recorded over the last four decades though interviews with Yup'ik elders from throughout southwest Alaska. Some are true qulirat (traditional tales), while others are recent. Some are w...
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£30,00
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Seal Named Patches
ISBN: HB: 9781602233317, University of Alaska Press, November 2017
40 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 39 colour plates
Scientists Roxanne Beltran and Patrick Robinson set off on a polar adventure, traveling to Antarctica to study the lives of Weddell seals. By finding Patches, a wily seal they've been tracking since its birth, they'll be able to learn a lot about ho...
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£12,00
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Cool Plants for Cold Climates A Garden Designer's Perspective
ISBN: PB: 9781602233256, University of Alaska Press, August 2017
256 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 338 colour illus.
A cold climate is no excuse for a dull, colorless garden. The key is knowing the right plants that will survive and thrive in even the chilliest environments. Who better to guide gardeners than an expert from the far north? Award-winning designer and...
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£26,00
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Whiteout
ISBN: PB: 9781602233270, University of Alaska Press, August 2017
64 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
When she was a toddler, Jessica Goodfellow's twenty-two-year-old uncle, along with six other climbers from the 1967 Wilcox Expedition to Denali, was lost in an unprecedented ten-day storm blasting winds of up to three-hundred miles per hour. Just as...
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£11,00
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Ends of the Earth Poems
ISBN: PB: 9781602233324, University of Alaska Press, August 2017
96 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
"Ends of the Earth" uses the landscape of Alaska as a testing ground for love and elegy. It is a poetry collection that contains both lyric responses to the urban Alaska environment and extended sequences that cycle between autobiography, mythic allu...
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£11,00
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Shem Pete's Alaska The Territory of the Upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina
ISBN: PB: 9781602233065, University of Alaska Press, July 2017
432 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 27 colour plates, 324 halftones, 66 maps
Shem Pete (1896-1989), a colorful and brilliant raconteur from Susitna Station, Alaska, left a rich legacy of knowledge about the Upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina world. Shem was one of the most versatile storytellers and historians in twentieth century Ala...
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£30,00
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Threadbare Class and Crime in Urban Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233409, University of Alaska Press, July 2017
125 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
Alaska's perch at the geographic corner of civilization isn't all wilderness and reality TV. There's a darker side too. Above the 49th parallel some of the nation's highest rates of alcoholism, suicide, and violent crime can be found. While it can ea...
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£12,00
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