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Finding the Arctic : history and culture along a 2,500-mile snowmobile journey from Alaska to Hudson's Bay

Author: Matthew Sturm
Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The history of the Arctic is rich, filled with fascinating and heroic stories of exploration, multicultural interactions, and humans facing nature at its most extreme. In Finding the Arctic, accomplished arctic researcher Matthew Sturm collects some of the most memorable and moving of these stories and weaves them around his own story of a 2,500-mile snowmobile expedition across arctic Alaska and Canada. During
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Sturm
ISBN: 9781602231634 160223163X 9781602231641 1602231648
OCLC Number: 747947278
Description: xiii, 258 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Tracks North --
Ballad of the arctic science bandits --
Changes north --
Rosebud realities --
The quest's older cousin --
The Iditarod --
Porcupine hospitality --
Quarantine Island --
Poignant passing: the Mad Trapper of Rat River --
Who was the Mad Trapper of Rat River? --
Big Mac --
Snow and ice roads --
Finding the Douglas Cabin --
Black Lake ice --
The shield and the cordilleran --
Fort Confidence --
The Northern Cross --
Kugluktuk --
Inuksuk --
Sea ice going, going, gone --
The starvation trail --
The diamond confluence --
The complex calculus of Barrenlands Diamond Mining --
The oldest rocks in the world --
Braided strands: the first interloper --
Whiteout on Aylmer Lake --
Strange wooly attractors --
The Braided Strands: the last refugee.
Responsibility: Matthew Sturm.

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