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A Republic of rivers : three centuries of nature writing from Alaska and the Yukon

Author: John A Murray
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
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This selection of Arctic-American literature covers both Alaska and the Yukon and includes writings by literary figures, missionaries, explorers, climbers, miners, scientists, backpackers, fishermen and native people, with a common theme of 'wild nature'. Selections date from 1741 to 1989.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Republic of rivers.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)616954723
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Murray
ISBN: 0195061020 9780195061024 0195076052 9780195076059
OCLC Number: 20594964
Description: xv, 325 pages [18] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The sea cow / Georg Wilhelm Steller --
The Bering Straits / James Cook --
Observations on Unalashka / Carl Heinrich Merck --
Prince William Sound / George Vancouver --
Arrival at the Arctic Coast / Alexander Mackenzie --
St. Lawrence Island / Otto Von Kotzebue --
The Bering Straits / Adelbert Von Chamisso --
The Pribilof Islands / Frederick Litke --
Notes on the Copper River / Ferdinand Petrovich Wrangell --
Notes on the islands of the Unalashka District / Ivan Venianimov --
Nulato : a settlement on the Yukon / L.A. Zagoskin --
Letter to Sir John Richardson / Alexander Hunter Murray --
The rapids of the Yukon / William Henry Dall --
The Pribilof Islands / Elizabeth Beaman --
The Alexander Archipelago / John Muir --
On crossing the Alaska Range / Henry T. Allen --
The Grand Canon of the Yukon / Frederick Schwatka. The Gustavus Peninsula / John Burroughs --
The dominant primordial beast / Jack London --
Gold prospectors of the Susitna Valley / Robert Dunn --
Taku Inlet / Ella Higginson --
On the sheep ranges / Charles Sheldon --
The barren grounds grizzly bear / Vilhjalmur Stefansson --
Koyukon riddles / Julius Jetté --
The ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley) / Hudson Stuck --
The Kuskokwim River / May Wynne Lamb --
Eskimo poems / Knud Rasmussen --
The north fork of the Koyukuk / Robert Marshall --
The wolves of Mount McKinley / Adolph Murie --
Other days / John Haines --
The old crow / Margaret Murie --
Glacier Bay journal / Dave Bohn --
Sheenjek / Kenneth Brower --
One man's wilderness / Richard Proenneke --
The Alaskan journal / Thomas Merton. On building a raft / David J. Cooper --
Here I am yet! / Johnny Taku Jack --
Lake dwarves and giant rat / Anna Nelson Harry --
An expedition to the Pole / Annie Dillard --
The subsistence cycle / Richard Nelson --
Gather at the river / Edward Abbey --
Yukon-Charley : the shape of the wilderness / Barry Lopez --
Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska : a suite / John Morgan --
This tangled brilliance / David Rains Wallace --
Haida hunters and legend of the two fin killer whale / George Hamilton --
Two great polar bear hunters / Aloysius Pikonganna --
The Cormorant hunters / Frank Ellana --
Ragged ear of Sable Pass / John A. Murray.
Responsibility: edited by John A. Murray.
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A comprehensive anthology of nature writing about the flora and fauna of Alaska and the Yukon from 1741 to the present. The volume has been divided into three sections which examine the initial era  Read more...

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