Land of the Midnight Sun

Land of the Midnight Sun


  • Author : Kenneth Coates
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0773527575


Land of the Midnight Sun Book Description :

While the Klondike Gold Rush is one of the most widely known events in Canadian history, particularly outside Canada, the rest of the Yukon's long and diverse history attracts little attention. Important developments such as Herschel Island whaling, pre-1900 fur trading, the post-World War II resource boom, a lengthy struggle for responsible government, and the emergence of Aboriginal political protest remain poorly understood. Placing well-known historical episodes within the broader sweep of the past, Land of the Midnight Sun gives particular emphasis to the role of First Nations people and the lengthy struggle of Yukoners to find their place within Confederation. This broader story incorporates the introduction of mammoth dredges that scoured the ...

Land of the Midnight Sun
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Land of the Midnight Sun


  • Author : Alexander Armstrong
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-10-08
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473526389


Land of the Midnight Sun Book Description :

In an adventure of a lifetime, Alexander Armstrong wraps up warm and heads ever north to explore the hostile Arctic winter – the glittering landscape of Scandinavia, the isolated islands of Iceland and Greenland, and the final frontier of Canada and Alaska. Along the way he learns from the Marines how to survive sub-zero temperatures by eating for England, takes a white-knuckle drive along a treacherous 800-mile road that's a river in summer and, with great reluctance, strips off for a dip in the freezing Arctic waters - and that’s all before wrestling Viking-style with a sporting legend called Eva as part of an Icelandic winter festival. Sharing the wonder of the Arctic in his inimitable style, Land of the Midnight Sun is a brilliantly entertain...

Erling

Erling


  • Author : Ola Johann Særvold
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433082467642


Erling Book Description :

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The Land of the Midnight Sun

The Land of the Midnight Sun


  • Author : William Canfield Emerson
  • Publisher : Philadelphia : Dorrance
  • Release Date : 1956
  • Genre: Alaska
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105041570206


The Land of the Midnight Sun Book Description :

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Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun
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Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun


  • Author : Sean Michael Flynn
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-07-20
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429973978


Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun Book Description :

"In New York City, a Cheechako (chee CHA-ko) would be the kid who just fell off the turnip truck. No street smarts. A pink windbreaker. A subway map sticking from his back pocket...In Alaska, a Cheechako is even easier to spot. He's the guy with his tongue stuck to a metal pole. A tenderfoot. A greenhorn." Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is the story of Lt. Sean Michael Flynn as he tries to survive his first year in Alaska. With romantic notions of Jack London and Bush piloting, Lt. Flynn requests a transfer to Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a bit unnerved at how easy the transfer goes through. From a rugby game on a frozen river to living across from Santa's Village to random moose attacks to soaring over the Bush in...