Eighteen Wheels North to Alaska

A History of Trucking in Alaska
Author: Cliff Bishop
Publisher: Publication Consultants
ISBN: 1594331812
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
View: 8442
In spite of the obstacles the Alaska truckers were presented with they never weakened in their determination to get the job done. These pioneer drivers never conquered or tamed Alaska's roads and weather, but they learned to operate on the back trails and paths--always making their way to the trip's end. In spite of all the challenges, they never quit. The following from Teddy Roosevelt is an appropriate salute to Alaskan truckers: "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that high place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Eighteen Wheels North to Alaska: A History of Trucking in Alaska is the story of Alaskan drivers who guided, coaxed, pushed, pulled, plowed, and somehow made it to the end of the road--and beyond--over high mountain passes, whiteout conditions, seventy below zero temperature, through mud, muck, and tundra terrain--even onto the Arctic Ocean ice beyond the shore.

North to Alaska with a No-Account Cat

Author: Herb Williams
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105627942
Category: Travel
Page: 336
View: 8532
The last frontier; a ninety day, 5,000 mile motorhome journey from Vancouver, British Columbia to Fort Macleod, Alberta, by way of Alaska and the Yukon. With his wife, Sharon, and a "no-account" cat named Pickles (the no-account label is explained in chapter two) he traveled virtually every major road, and several minor ones, throughout the interior of the vast land to the north. In the same humorous/historical style as Bill Bryson and Dave Barry, North to Alaska with a No-Account Cat becomes a testament to the pristine scenery, colorful inhabitants, frontier-like towns and exciting adventures found in the land of the midnight sun. Share unique adventures in places such as the Sign Post Forest, in Watson Lake, Yukon, Halibut Cove, on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, and Prince William Sound near Anchorage, Alaska, home to twenty-six glaciers, the most spectacular-Meares and Columbia. Bon Voyage!

What I Did on My Summer Vacation Or North to Alaska: An Inside Passage Cruise

Author: Jim Oooooo
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557555027
Category: Humor
Page: 152
View: 344
Planning an Alaska Inside Passage Cruise? Like a magnificent symphony, let this account amuse you and inform you. Grand themes occur with repetition and variation - incredibly beautiful scenery, great fun on board the ship, and culturally broadening excursions at every port. Snow-capped peaks on both sides of the Inside Passage, Native Peoples, totem poles, eagles, salmon, whales, and bears. Alaska, so different and so grand! What do you want to find and do on your Alaska Inside Passage Cruise?


North to Alaska by Oar
Author: Betty Lowman Carey
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 287
View: 436
NOW AVAILABLE IN TRADE PAPER! "Bijaboji" is a classic of boating literature worthy of a place beside "The Curve of Time" by Muriel Wylie Blanchet, whose coastal narrative dates from the same period.

Alaska-- in the Wake of the North Star

Author: Loel Burket Shuler
Publisher: Alaska: Hist.-Travel-People
ISBN: 9780888395870
Category: Travel
Page: 223
View: 6351
Alaska In the Wake of the North Star gives a fascinating and compelling account of that moment in time when dramatic and powerful changes were just beginning to bubble in the far north. During a three-month journey of 11,000 miles between Sitka and Point Barrow on the USMS North Star, Loel Shuler had the privilege of an intimate look at the ways of life and the unique peoples of Alaska as they were in 1950. In these pages she shares her story and photographs of people and places that today have all but disappeared so that none of us has to forget.


Past and Present
Author: Joanne Mattern
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 144880826X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 4325
Known as the "Last Frontier" And The "Land of the Midnight Sun," Alaska is a fascinating state for students to study. This book covers all the basics that students need to know about the forty-ninth state including its geography, history, government, and notable people. it also describes Alaska's major industries over the years, from the great gold rushes of the turn of the century To The oil industry of today. Every chapter contains a sidebar devoted To The theme of past contrasting with the present.. A timeline of important events and a listing of key facts about Alaska are also included.

Architecture of the Central Brooks Range Fold and Thrust Belt, Arctic Alaska

Author: John S. Oldow,Hans G. Avé Lallemant
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 9780813723242
Category: Science
Page: 317
View: 5278
The 17 papers presented here introduce results on geological and geophysical research centred largely along a North-South transect through the central Brooks Range of Arctic Alaska. Investigations centre on a descripton of the rocks and their tectonic evolution from the foreland to the hinterland of the orogen, the geometry and kinematics of contractional and extensional structures, regional and local stratigraphic relations, thermochronology, and the deep crustal structure of the Brooks Range and parts of the North Slope, and descriptions of the major lithotectonic assemblages, composing the orogenic belt.


The Life and Image of John Wayne
Author: Ronald L. Davis
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806133294
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 1712
Traces the life story of the famous actor from his beginnings in Winterset, Iowa, to his death in 1979, becoming a legendary character in his own right

Alaska's North Slope

Requirements for Restoring Lands After Oil Production Ceases
Author: Barry T. Hill,Jim Yeager
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780756727529
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 106
View: 2411
Discusses the nature and extent of dismantlement, removal, and restoration (DR&R) requirements for oil industry activities that are occurring on both Fed. and state lands located on the North Slope (NS) of Alaska. Includes recommendations to the Sec. of the Interior aimed at ensuring that such lands managed by the Bureau of Land Mgmt. are properly restored after oil and gas activities cease. Chapters: current DR&R requirements for existing oil production are very general; actual cost of DR&R is unknown, but likely to cost billions of dollars; financial assurances that funds will be available for projected DR&R costs are limited; and specific DR&R requirements and improved financial assurances should be considered for NS Fed. lands. Tables.

Alaska at War, 1941-1945

The Forgotten War Remembered
Author: Fern Chandonnet
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 1602231354
Category: History
Page: 474
View: 1421
Over the course of the past two hundred years, only one United States territory has experienced foreign occupation: Alaska. Available for the first time in paperback, Alaska at War brings readers face to face with the North Pacific front in World War II. Wide-ranging essays cover the war as seen by Alaskan eyes, including the Japanese invasion of the Attu and Kiska islands, the effects of the war on Aleutian Islanders, and the American campaign to recover occupied territory. Whether you’re a historian or a novice student interested in this pivotal period of American history, Alaska at War provides fascinating insight into the background, history, and cultural impact of war on the Alaskan homefront.

Crustal Properties Across Passive Margins

Selected Papers from the Symposium Crustal Properties Across Passive Margins Held at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Author: C. E. Keen
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483275450
Category: Science
Page: 398
View: 5530
Developments in Geotectonics, 15: Crustal Properties across Passive Margins covers the papers presented at the symposium ""Crustal Properties across Passive Margins"", held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 19-23, 1978. The book focuses on theoretical modelling of the rheological properties in the upper mantle beneath oceans and continents and stratigraphic studies of the sedimentary basins. The selection first offers information on seismic refraction study of the continental edge off the Eastern United States and gravity field of the U.S. Atlantic continental margin. Topics include crustal sections, inner and outer quiet zones, alternative models and complications, gravity models, free-air anomaly map, and the ocean-continent transition zone. The text then takes a look at the geologic history of the passive margin off New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces and geophysical observations bearing upon the origin of the Newfoundland Ridge. The manuscript elaborates on the age and origin of the deepest correlative structures recognized off Canada and Europe and geophysical transects of the Labrador Sea. Discussions focus on magnetics and gravity, stratigraphic control, consequences regarding subduction or rifting, and deep structures of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in crustal properties across passive margins.

Cinemascope 3

Hollywood Takes the Plunge
Author: John Howard Reid
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411671880
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 368
View: 8634
This third collection of widescreen wonders photographed in CinemaScope, focuses on such popular movies as "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing," "Cleopatra," "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Bus Stop," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "The Seven Year Itch," "Let's Make Love," "Peyton Place," "North to Alaska," "The Longest Day," "The Eddy Duchin Story," "Far from the Madding Crowd," "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit," "The Helen Morgan Story," "A Star Is Born" and "2001: A Space Odyssey."

Geology of the Nanushuk Group and Related Rocks, North Slope, Alaska

Author: A. C. Huffman
Publisher: N.A
Category: Geology, Stratigraphic
Page: 129
View: 1819

Cumulative Environmental Effects of Oil and Gas Activities on Alaska's North Slope

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Polar Research Board,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Cumulative Environmental Effects of Oil and Gas Activities on Alaska's North Slope
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309168368
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 773
This book identifies accumulated environmental, social and economic effects of oil and gas leasing, exploration, and production on Alaska's North Slope. Economic benefits to the region have been accompanied by effects of the roads, infrastructure and activies of oil and gas production on the terrain, plants, animals and peoples of the North Slope. While attempts by the oil industry and regulatory agencies have reduced many of the environmental effects, they have not been eliminated. The book makes recommendations for further environmental research related to environmental effects.

Alaska Eskimo Footwear

Author: Jill Oakes,Rick Riewe
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 1602230064
Category: Design
Page: 162
View: 2137
Alaska Eskimo Footwear celebrates the incredible beauty and spiritual significance of the shoes and boots worn by Alaska Native peoples. Stunning photography brings the harsh and striking environment of the North alive and demonstrates how essential footwear was to native survival, while Eskimo seamstresses, dancers, and hunters explain the symbolic meaning of their traditional patterns and decorative details. This full-color volume features photographs from museum collections in Canada, the United States, and Russia, as contributors from each major Alaska Eskimo group—Inupiaq, Yup’ik, Alutiiq, and St. Lawrence Islander—discuss skin preparation, boot construction, and decoration. A tribute to exquisite art and the women who practice it, Alaska Eskimo Footwear brings the beauty of the North—and its traditional wares—to life.

Wildfires and thunderstorms on Alaska's north slopes

Author: Richard J. Barney,Albert L. Comiskey
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 8
View: 7148

Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska

Author: Jeffrey T. Freymueller,Peter J. Haeussler,Robert L. Wesson,Göran Ekström
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111867183X
Category: Science
Page: 431
View: 679
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 179. This multidisciplinary monograph provides the first modern integrative summary focused on the most spectacular active tectonic systems in North America. Encompassing seismology, tectonics, geology, and geodesy, it includes papers that summarize the state of knowledge, including background material for those unfamiliar with the region; address global hypotheses using data from Alaska; and test important global hypotheses using data from this region. It is organized around four major themes: subduction and great earthquakes at the Aleutian Arc, the transition from strike slip to accretion and subduction of the Yakutat microplate, the Denali fault and related structures and their role in accommodating permanent deformation of the overriding plate, and regional integration and large-scale models and the use of data from Alaska to address important global questions and hypotheses. The book's publication near the beginning of the National Science Foundation's EarthScope project makes it especially timely because Alaska is perhaps the least understood area within the EarthScope footprint, and interest in the region can be expected to rise with time as more EarthScope data become available.

Low pressure liquid pipelines in the North Slope, Greater Prudhoe Bay, Alaska : hearing

Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781422322260
Page: N.A
View: 7872

North American Datum of 1983: Alaska

Author: Geological Survey (U.S.),United States. Dept. of Commerce,United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publisher: N.A
Category: Geodesy
Page: N.A
View: 1428

Birds of Alaska

Author: Todd Telander
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762793562
Category: Nature
Page: 104
View: 2113
Birds of Alaska is a field guide to the most common and sought-after species in the state. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed illustrations, this informative guide makes it easy to identify birds in your backyard, favorite parks, and wildlife areas.