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In darkest Alaska : travel and empire along the Inside Passage

Author: Robert Campbell
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2007] ©2007
Series: Nature and culture in America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Before Alaska became a mining bonanza, it was a scenic bonanza, a place larger in the American imagination than in its actual borders. Prior to the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, thousands of scenic adventurers journeyed along the Inside Passage, the nearly thousand-mile sea-lane that snakes up the Pacific coast from Puget Sound to Icy Strait. Both the famous--including wilderness advocate John Muir, landscape  Read more...
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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: Robert Campbell
ISBN: 0812240219 9780812240214 9780812220483 081222048X
OCLC Number: 141853320
Description: 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Voyage to Brobdingnag --
Continental drift --
Alaska with Appleton's, Canada by Baedeker's --
Scenic bonanza --
Frontier commerce --
Totem and taboo --
Juneau's industrial sublime --
Orogenous zones : glaciers and the geologies of empire --
Inside Passage.
Series Title: Nature and culture in America.
Responsibility: Robert Campbell.
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Prior to the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, travelers returned from Alaska's Inside Passage with fascinating accounts of its wonders. Historian Robert Campbell demonstrates how these tourists  Read more...

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