Land of the Midnight Sun

Land of the Midnight Sun


  • Author : Kenneth Coates
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
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  • 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 ...

In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun

In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun


  • Author : Harald Gaski
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053767482


In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun Book Description :

This is the first extensive anthology of contemporary Sami literature in English. The Sami are the indigenous people inhabiting Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia's Kola Peninsula. Twenty-one authors from all four countries are represented with poetry, short stories and excerpts from novels. Many of the authors are award-winners, and some have been included in Nordic and international collections. The readers will be introduced to a variety of themes and experiences, from wolves attacking a reindeer herd to river boat rafting and the making of a shaman drum, from the most tender love poems in Arctic surroundings to the bitter realities in the everyday life of a suppressed minority. The text reflects Sami resilience and selfhood, and expresse...

Children of the Midnight Sun

Children of the Midnight Sun


  • Author : Tricia Brown
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
  • Release Date : 2006-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780882406176


Children of the Midnight Sun Book Description :

Children of the Midnight Sun was chosen as one of Parenting Magazine's 1998 Books of the Year and School Library Journal's Best Books of 1998. For Native children, growing up in Alaska today means dwelling in a place where traditional practices sometimes mix oddly with modern conveniences. Children of the Midnight Sun explores the lives of eight Alaskan Native children, each representing a unique and ancient culture. This extraordinary book also looks at the critical role elders play in teaching the young Native traditions. Photographs and text present the experiences and way of life of Tlingit, Athabascan, Yup'ik, and other Native American children in the villages, cities, and Bush areas of Alaska....

A Skyhook in the Midnight Sun

A Skyhook in the Midnight Sun


  • Author : Fiona Cooper
  • Publisher : Serpents Tail
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015032226253


A Skyhook in the Midnight Sun Book Description :

When Caz Hewson chucks in her London life and moves north, she isn't sure what to expect. From her council flat in Galleon Heights on the edge of Newcastle, riding high above the desolate urban landscapes of post -Thatcherite Britain, she discovers to her surprise a warm community and a living history that help her come to terms with the tragedy of her past. Fiona Cooper boldly incorporates elements of fairy tale and legend into her portrayal of Britain in the 90s to produce a novel that is complex as well as comic, savage but full of sympathy....

The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun


  • Author : Alan F. Alford
  • Publisher : Alan F. Alford
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Creation
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  • ISBN 10 : 095279943X


The Midnight Sun Book Description :

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The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun


  • Author : Mark Kneece
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: End of the world
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  • ISBN 10 : 074758785X


The Midnight Sun Book Description :

Earth has become almost uninhabitable when 24 hours of continuous sunlight causes the thermometer to creep towards 140 degrees. In New York City, Norma and her landlady, Mrs Bronson, are the last people in their building, the rest having moved north where it is cooler. Trying to keep each other company as electricity is rationed and food and water become even more scarce, survival seems impossible. It is only a matter of time before humans can no longer exist in the unbearable heat. Then Norma wakes from her fever-induced dream to find that earth is actually freezing over. Hot or cold, is earth really doomed?...

The Siesta and the Midnight Sun
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The Siesta and the Midnight Sun


  • Author : Jessa Gamble
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143185857


The Siesta and the Midnight Sun Book Description :

When a retiring worker is given a gold watch, Jessa Gamble observes, she symbolically gets back the freedom to keep her own hours. There were no mechanical timepieces before the industrial revolution. The day’s activities were dictated by the spinning Earth’s circuit around the Sun and by the seasons. Because people adjusted their lives to these natural rhythms, they may have experienced less stress than their modern counterparts. They almost certainly enjoyed more sleep. In The Siesta and the Midnight Sun, award-winning science writer Jessa Gamble explores the continuing significance of the biological clocks that governed our lives before modern technology annihilated the night. She describes experiments that show both rats and people adhere to ...

Midnight Sun
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Midnight Sun


  • Author : Lisa Tawn Bergren
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2010-03-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307553423


Midnight Sun Book Description :

KAATJE JANSSEN--Desperate to know if her missing husband still lives, Kaatje hires the rugged, yet tenderhearted James Walker to guide her through the perils of the Alaskan wilderness. What she finally discovers, however, is far from what she expected--and could well place her in the greatest danger of her life. ELSA RAMSTAD--As captain of the Majestic and mother of Kristian and Eve, Elsa has sought to ease the ache of her lonely heart. Forever changed by loss, she accepts her fate of solitude. But when an old friend rekindles the spark of romance within her, will she allow the flames of love to burn again? TORA ANDERS--Her foolish youth behind her, Tora looks forward to her wedding and a fresh start in life as the wife of her beloved, Trent Storm. B...