Still Points North

Still Points North is a love letter to an unconventional Alaskan childhood of endurance and affection, one that teaches us that no matter where you go in life, the truest tests of courage are the chances you take, not with bears and ...

Still Points North

Author: Leigh Newman

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0679603557

Page: 272

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Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live. Growing up in the wilds of Alaska, seven-year-old Leigh Newman spent her time landing silver salmon, hiking glaciers, and flying in a single-prop plane. But her life split in two when her parents unexpectedly divorced, requiring her to spend summers on the tundra with her “Great Alaskan” father and the school year in Baltimore with her more urbane mother. Navigating the fraught terrain of her family’s unraveling, Newman did what any outdoorsman would do: She adapted. With her father she fished remote rivers, hunted caribou, and packed her own shotgun shells. With her mother she memorized the names of antique furniture, composed proper bread-and-butter notes, and studied Latin poetry at a private girl’s school. Charting her way through these two very different worlds, Newman learned to never get attached to people or places, and to leave others before they left her. As an adult, she explored the most distant reaches of the globe as a travel writer, yet had difficulty navigating the far more foreign landscape of love and marriage. In vivid, astonishing prose, Newman reveals how a child torn between two homes becomes a woman who both fears and idealizes connection, how a need for independence can morph into isolation, and how even the most guarded heart can still long for understanding. Still Points North is a love letter to an unconventional Alaskan childhood of endurance and affection, one that teaches us that no matter where you go in life, the truest tests of courage are the chances you take, not with bears and blizzards, but with other people. Praise for Still Points North “Newman has crafted a vivid exploration of a broken family. . . . Her pain will resonate strongly with readers, and she vividly brings both Alaska and Maryland to life. . . . A natural for book clubs.”—Booklist “Newman’s adult search for her own true home is riveting, as are her worldwide adventures; it’s a joy to be in on the ride.”—Reader’s Digest “What really sets this fearless memoir apart is the heartfelt, riotously funning writing, which will have you reading passages aloud, and rooting for Newman all the way.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Newman writes so lucidly about bewilderment, so honestly about self-deception, so courageously about fear, so compassionately about insensitivity, so hilariously about suffering and loss. Still Points North is a remarkable book: a travel memoir of the mapless, dangerous seas and territories between childhood and adulthood.”—Karen Russell, Pulitzer Prize finalist for Swamplandia! “A wise, refreshing and enjoyable read.”—New York Daily News “[Newman is] at her best bringing to life the chapters on her near-feral Alaskan upbringing. You can practically smell the freshly killed game.”—Entertainment Weekly

Alaska A Guide to Alaska Last American Frontier

If and when a newsprint industry develops in, Alaska, a portion of its foreign
market will doubtless be found in the Orient, ... The Alaska Steamship Company
is the only carrier regularly serving Alaska points north of the Alaska Panhandle,
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Alaska  A Guide to Alaska  Last American Frontier

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Publisher: US History Publishers

ISBN: 1603540024

Page: 427

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Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway

Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway

Author: Ed Readicker-Henderson

Publisher: Hunter Publishing (NJ)

ISBN: 9781556508240

Page: 390

View: 591

An adventure guide to the Alaska Highway. It offers a mix of practical travel information along with details of adventurous activities, which should be fun for everyone no matter what their age or ability.

Hunting for Gold in Alaska s Talkeetna Mountains

Photo from author's collection . nuska Susitna threaded , haunting valleys inland
inland waterways of points north , a ride the Alaskan " panhandle " coast , then ,
much farther northward on the Alaska Railroad " boat train ” up the northwest , at
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Hunting for Gold in Alaska s Talkeetna Mountains

Author: William M. Stoll

Publisher: William m Stoll

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Page: 301

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The Alaska Guide

The Alaska Guide

Author: Ron Dalby

Publisher: Fulcrum Pub

ISBN: 9781555913069

Page: 226

View: 617

AlThis revised guide to Alaska from native son Ron Dalby is packed with valuable insider information on accommodations, restaurants, transportation, festivals and scores of activities. From ballooning to whale-watching to "flightseeing" and more, this guide contains all the information you need to plan a vacation to the multifaceted jewel that is Alaska. Maps, b&w photos.

Alaska Points North

A great read for armchair travelers, the book also provides everything a reader needs to plan their own adventure: routes, road conditions, RV rental and camping information, sites to see, how to contend with bugs, bears and what to do if ...

Alaska   Points North

Author: Carolyn Usher

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780968629710

Page: 240

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Part travel tale, part travel guide, Alaska & Points North pulls readers onboard for the ultimate North American roadtrip: north to Alaska through British Columbia, the Yukon and Northwest Territories. INCLUDED: Alaska Hwy, Denali National Park, Dempster Hwy to Inuvik, Dawson City, Whitehorse, the Stewart Cassiar Hwy, Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound, Atlin, Telegraph Creek, Stewart Hyder, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and the Haul Raod (Dalton Hwy) to the Arctic Ocean made famous by the Ice Road Truckers. A great read for armchair travelers, the book also provides everything a reader needs to plan their own adventure: routes, road conditions, RV rental and camping information, sites to see, how to contend with bugs, bears and what to do if you accidentally kill a grizzly. All the contact and info details are detailed as well as maps and more than 200 photos. For more information visit the author's website: http: //www.weroadtrip.com

Alaska and Its Resources

Thence the channel trends southwesterly , with three and three and a half
fathoms , then passing on either side of a long bar , on the north side we get four
fathoms steadily for as many miles , when it decreases off the point of the long
bar to ...

Alaska and Its Resources

Author: William Healey Dall

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William Healey Dall presents this survey of the Alaskan interior. Although Dall was a naturalist primarily concerned with the research of mollusks, he was one of the first scientists to venture through the Alaskan wild. With the unofficial start of the Klondike Gold Rush beginning in the 1890s, this text would have been considered a practical handbook for the thousands of miners who journeyed north searching for gold.

Special Report

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Box 225 Tok , AK 99780 POINTS NORTH Robert Cacy P.O. Box 106 Central , AK
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Annual Report of the Governor of Alaska

Practically all traffic destined for Alaskan and Canadian points north of Wrangell ,
now amounting to about 60,000 passengers and 600.000 tons of freight , will use
the completed channel , where heretofore about half the existing traffic was ...

Annual Report of the Governor of Alaska

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Distribution and Movements of the Porcupine Caribou Herd in Northeastern Alaska 1972

D. G. Roseneau, P. M. Stern, Renewable Resources Consulting Services,
Canadian Arctic Gas Study Limited, Alaskan ... A second smaller east - west trail
extended from upper Carter Creek along about 69°43 ' N . to a point north of Red
Hill ...

Distribution and Movements of the Porcupine Caribou Herd in Northeastern Alaska  1972

Author: D. G. Roseneau

Publisher: [Calgary] : Canadian Arctic Gas Study ; [s.l.] : Alaskan Arctic Gas Study Company

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Page: 209

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"The first year of a comprehensive study of the distribution and movements of the Porcupine Caribou Herd in the northeastern Alaska was initiated in March and continued until November 15, 1972. The study was performed almost entirely by aerial reconnaissance."--Page ii.

Alaska s Mineral Industry

In the Circle district , 160 kilometers ( 100 miles ) north of Fairbanks , Points North
/ Portage Creek Sand and Gravel drilled 152 meters ( 500 feet ) of auger hole
seeking copper - gold - lead - zinc mineralization . Also in the Circle mining
district ...

Alaska s Mineral Industry

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Cruising Alaska

Cruising Alaska

Author: Larry H. Ludmer

Publisher: Hunter Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556508493

Page: 144

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Annotation. Under Publishing is proud to offer travelers this collection of unique titles that are not part of any series and often stand alone in their field of coverage. The eclectic selection of topics includes cultural and historical travel, as well as books that are tailored to specific interests, such as fall foliage and nature. All books are written to the high standards you expect from Hunter and provide detailed, up-to-date information. Concise easy-to-read information on every vessel -- stateroom size, dining arrangements, passenger/crew ratio. Itinerary for each ship, with candid comments on the pros & cons of each. Walking tours & maps of ports of call. Extensive coverage of 'Explorer' boats, which get close to glaciers and wildlife.

Newsweek

If saving money isn ' t a priority , book a one - hour flight from Anchorage to
Cordova ( Alaska Airlines ; $ 215 round trip ) and sign up with Points North Heli -
Adventures ( alaskaheliski . com ) . Boats , helicopters and bush planes take
surfers to ...

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