Travels in Alaska

Travels in Alaska
Author: John Muir
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2019-05-22
ISBN: 5041728135
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Travels in Alaska

Travels in Alaska
Author: John Muir
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN: 0547561679
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels in Alaska Book Excerpt:

This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.

Do Glaciers Listen

Do Glaciers Listen
Author: Julie Cruikshank
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 9780774859769
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do Glaciers Listen Book Excerpt:

Do Glaciers Listen? explores the conflicting depictions of glaciers to show how natural and cultural histories are objectively entangled in the Mount Saint Elias ranges. This rugged area, where Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territory now meet, underwent significant geophysical change in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which coincided with dramatic social upheaval resulting from European exploration and increased travel and trade among Aboriginal peoples. European visitors brought with them varying conceptions of nature as sublime, as spiritual, or as a resource for human progress. They saw glaciers as inanimate, subject to empirical investigation and measurement. Aboriginal oral histories, conversely, described glaciers as sentient, animate, and quick to respond to human behaviour. In each case, however, the experiences and ideas surrounding glaciers were incorporated into interpretations of social relations. Focusing on these contrasting views during the late stages of the Little Ice Age (1550-1900), Cruikshank demonstrates how local knowledge is produced, rather than discovered, through colonial encounters, and how it often conjoins social and biophysical processes. She then traces how the divergent views weave through contemporary debates about cultural meanings as well as current discussions about protected areas, parks, and the new World Heritage site. Readers interested in anthropology and Native and northern studies will find this a fascinating read and a rich addition to circumpolar literature.

Letters from Alaska

Letters from Alaska
Author: John Muir
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780299139544
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from Alaska Book Excerpt:

Preliminary pages bound at end of vol.

Alaska Travels

Alaska Travels
Author: John Muir,S. Hall Young
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2022-11-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alaska Travels Book Excerpt:

John Muir made four trips to Alaska, as far as Unalaska and Barrow. Muir, Mr. Young and a group of Native American Guides first traveled to Alaska in 1879 and were the first Euro-Americans to explore Glacier Bay. Muir Glacier was later named after him. He traveled into British Columbia a third of the way up the Stikine River, likening its Grand Canyon to "a Yosemite that was a hundred miles long". Muir recorded over 300 glaciers along the river's course. He returned for further explorations in southeast Alaska in 1880 and in 1881 was with the party that landed on Wrangel Island on the USS Corwin and claimed that island for the United States. He documented this experience in journal entries and newspaper articles—later compiled and edited into his book The Cruise of the Corwin. In 1888 after seven years of managing the Strentzel fruit ranch in Alhambra Valley, California, his health began to suffer. He returned to the hills to recover, climbing Mount Rainier in Washington and writing Ascent of Mount Rainier. Contents: Travels in Alaska The Cruise of the Corwin Stickeen: The Story of a Dog Alaska Days With John Muir by Samuel Hall Young

Alaska Days with John Muir 4 Books in One Volume

Alaska Days with John Muir  4 Books in One Volume
Author: John Muir,S. Hall Young
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2019-04-22
ISBN: 8027304431
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alaska Days with John Muir 4 Books in One Volume Book Excerpt:

John Muir made four trips to Alaska, as far as Unalaska and Barrow. Muir, Mr. Young and a group of Native American Guides first traveled to Alaska in 1879 and were the first Euro-Americans to explore Glacier Bay. Muir Glacier was later named after him. He traveled into British Columbia a third of the way up the Stikine River, likening its Grand Canyon to "a Yosemite that was a hundred miles long". Muir recorded over 300 glaciers along the river's course. He returned for further explorations in southeast Alaska in 1880 and in 1881 was with the party that landed on Wrangel Island on the USS Corwin and claimed that island for the United States. He documented this experience in journal entries and newspaper articles—later compiled and edited into his book The Cruise of the Corwin. In 1888 after seven years of managing the Strentzel fruit ranch in Alhambra Valley, California, his health began to suffer. He returned to the hills to recover, climbing Mount Rainier in Washington and writing Ascent of Mount Rainier. Contents: Travels in Alaska The Cruise of the Corwin Stickeen: The Story of a Dog Alaska Days With John Muir by Samuel Hall Young

The Writings of John Muir Travels in Alaska

The Writings of John Muir  Travels in Alaska
Author: John Muir
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 458
Release: 1915
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Alaska
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899

The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899
Author: John J. Michalik
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-08-11
ISBN: 1476643253
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899 Book Excerpt:

In 1899, one of America's wealthiest men assembled an interdisciplinary team of experts--many of whom would become legendary in their fields--to join him, entirely at his expense, on a voyage to the largely unknown territory of Alaska. The Harriman Expedition remains unparalleled in its conception and execution. This book follows the team closely: where they went, what they did, and what they learned--including finding early evidence of glacial retreat, assessing the nature and future of Alaska's natural resources, making important scientific discoveries, and collecting an astonishing collection of specimens. A second thread involves the lives and accomplishments of the members of the party, weaving biographical strands into the narrative of the journey and the personal experiences they shared. This is the first comprehensive, scholarly treatment of the Harriman Alaska Expedition since the 1980s. It features the diaries, letters home, and post-Expedition writings, including unpublished autobiographies, generated by the members of the party.

John Muir

John Muir
Author: John Muir,Terry Gifford
Publsiher: The Mountaineers Books
Total Pages: 940
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780898864632
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Muir Book Excerpt:

Contains portions of Muir's autobiography, letters, his lesser known books, and essays

Travels In Alaska Legacy Edition

Travels In Alaska  Legacy Edition
Author: John Muir
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2020-02-09
ISBN: 9781643891125
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels In Alaska Legacy Edition Book Excerpt:

This deluxe, unabridged reprint Legacy Edition of John Muir's 1915 Travels In Alaska shares Muir's travel journal as he quested across the Alaskan wilderness. Join the "Great Wanderer" as he visits the icy glaciers, mountains, caverns, and rivers of the Alaskan Peninsula and embarks on a trip of a lifetime

In Pursuit of Alaska

In Pursuit of Alaska
Author: Jean Morgan Meaux
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2013-07-28
ISBN: 0295804726
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Pursuit of Alaska Book Excerpt:

This collection of Alaskan adventures begins with a newspaper article written by John Muir during his first visit to Alaska in 1879, when the sole U.S. government representative in all the territory's 586,412 square miles was a lone customs official in Sitka. It closes with accounts of the gold rush and the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. Jean Meaux has gathered a superb collection of articles and stories that captivated American readers when they were first published and that will continue to entertain us today. The authors range from Charles Hallock (the founder of Forest and Stream, a precursor of Field and Stream) to New York society woman Mary Hitchcock, who traveled with china, silver, and a 2,800 square foot tent. After explorer Henry Allen wore out his boots, he marched barefoot as he continued mapping the Tanana River, and Episcopal Archdeacon Hudson Stuck mushed by dog sled in Arctic winters across a territory encompassing 250,000 miles of the northern interior. Although the United States acquired Alaska in 1867, it took more than a decade for American writers and explorers to focus attention on a territory so removed from their ordinary lives. These writers-adventurers, tourists, and gold seekers-would help define the nation's perception of Alaska and would contribute to an image of the state that persists today. This collection unearths early writings that offer a broad view of American encounters with Alaska accompanied by Meaux's lively and concise introductions. The present-day adventurer will find much to inspire exploration, while students of the American West can gain new access to this valuable trove of pre-Gold Rush Alaska archives. For more information go to: http://www.inpursuitofalaska.com

Alaska s Southeast

Alaska s Southeast
Author: Mike Miller
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-05-13
ISBN: 0762752017
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alaska s Southeast Book Excerpt:

Discover the rich landscape and scenic beauty of Alaska's Inside Passage, including Skagway, Haines, Juneau, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Ketchikan. Alaska's Southeast details the region's history, culture, geography, and flora and fauna. It also provides extensive information on when to go, what to bring, how to get there and how to get around, where to eat, and where to stay. With more than 10 million acres of forest, 1,000 islands, 10,000 miles of shoreline, 50 to 70 major glaciers, and thousands of brown bears and eagles, Alaska's Southeast offers much to be explored.

The Wisdom of John Muir

The Wisdom of John Muir
Author: Anne Rowthorn
Publsiher: Wilderness Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN: 0899976948
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of John Muir Book Excerpt:

Largely using the Muir's own words, the author looks at the experiences, places and people that inspired and informed the naturalist's words and beliefs. Selected and commented on by the author of Your Daily Life Is Your Temple. Original.

Alaska

Alaska
Author: Walter R. Borneman
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061865273
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alaska Book Excerpt:

The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances; prospectors stampeding to the clarion call of "Gold!"; soldiers battling out a decisive chapter in world war; oil wildcatters looking for a different kind of mineral wealth; and always at the core of these disputes is the question of how the land is to be used and by whom. While some want Alaska to remain static, others are in the vanguard of change. Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land shows that there are no easy answers on either side and that Alaska will always be crossing the next frontier.

Travels in Alaska

Travels in Alaska
Author: John Muir
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels in Alaska Book Excerpt:

Travels in Alaska: Annotated by John MuirJohn Muir's another fantastic book. He describes several trips he took to Alaska, primarily to see firsthand the glacial erosion that formed his beloved Yosemite and much of the Sierras, where he spent most of his time.He travelled to Alaska with Mr. Young, a missionary who wanted to spread the gospel to the local savages, Indians, or indigenous people. This leads to some of the fascinating insights into the times of missionaries and natives; Muir's firsthand accounts of cross-cultural encounters are a joy to read and provide insights.

An Alaska Anthology

An Alaska Anthology
Author: Stephen W. Haycox,Mary Childers Mangusso
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN: 0295800372
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Alaska Anthology Book Excerpt:

Alaska, with its Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut heritage, its century of Russian colonization, its peoples� formidable struggles to wrest a living (or a fortune) from the North�s isolated and harsh environment, and its relatively recent achievement of statehood, has long captured the popular imagination. In An Alaska Anthology, twenty-five contemporary scholars explore the region�s pivotal events, significant themes, and major players, Native, Russian, Canadian, and American. The essays chosen for this anthology represent the very best writing on Alaska, giving great depth to our understanding and appreciation of its history from the days of Russian-American Company domination to the more recent threat of nuclear testing by the Atomic Energy Commission and the influence of oil money on inexperienced politicians. Readers may be familiar with an earlier anthology, Interpreting Alaska�s History, from which the present volume evolved to accommodate an explosion of research in the past decade. While a number of the original pieces were found to be irreplaceable, more than half of the essays are new. The result is a fresh perspective on the subject and an invaluable resource for students, teachers, and scholars.

Son of the Wilderness

Son of the Wilderness
Author: Linnie Marsh Wolfe
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780299186340
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Son of the Wilderness Book Excerpt:

This Pulitzer Prize-winning biography is available in an updated paperback edition. Working closely with Muir's family and with his papers, Wolfe was able to create a full portrait of her subject, not only as America's firebrand conservationist and founder of the national park system, but also as husband, father, and friend. Illustrations.

General Information Regarding the Territory of Alaska

General Information Regarding the Territory of Alaska
Author: United States. Department of the Interior
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1931
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Alaska
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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John Muir

John Muir
Author: Mary Colwell
Publsiher: Lion Books
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2014-11-21
ISBN: 074595667X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Muir Book Excerpt:

John Muir is regarded as the 'father of America's national parks' and is a towering figure in the history of that country's involvement with ecology. Born into a harsh home in Dunbar, Scotland he would often escape to revel in the birds and wildlife of the area. When his father suddenly uprooted the family and moved to the United States, the oppression he associated with his childhood continued - and so did his involvement with the natural world. Despite the difficulty of his formative years Muir grew up to be a man of great joy - first an inventor and then an explorer, he found his haven in the mountains of Sierra Nevada. He was a fascinating character: on the one hand a recluse, who sought solitude, and on the other a passionate activist, determined to save the places he loved. A strong believer in both God and the essential goodness of humanity, he was the founder and first president of the Sierra Club. This wonderful memoir pays tribute to a giant of ecology and is essential reading for lovers of natural history.

Alaska s History

Alaska s History
Author: Harry Ritter
Publsiher: Graphic Arts Books
Total Pages: 133
Release: 1993-04-01
ISBN: 0882409727
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alaska s History Book Excerpt:

A lively, take along account of Alaska's sweeping history made vivid with historical photos and entertaining essays. Topics covered include Native lifestyles before contact with the Europeans; Alexander Baranov and the Russian fur trade; John Muir's visit to Glacier Bay in 1879; the Klondike gold rush stampede; pioneer climbs on Mount McKinley; the exploits of early Alaska Bush pilots; big game hunting in the North Country; Alaska's fisheries, where salmon is king; and today's Native traditions. A history book that's fun to read, Alaska's History sets forth the Last Frontier's glorious past and challenging present.