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Some Books About Alaska 1995

Adult Fiction
Adult Non-fiction


Beginning last year, our new title, Some Books About Alaska, marked a change in the Alaska Historical Collections' annual publication. Since 1969 it has listed the Alaska-Arctic related publications received by the Alaska Historical Collections of the Alaska State Library. With few exceptions, the Alaska State Library no longer purchases Alaskan adult fiction or children's materials. Furthermore, we have cut back on our purchase of non-fiction publications. Thus, the title change from Some Books About Alaska Received in....reflects this modification in our collection development policy.

The books listed herein are not necessarily held by the Alaska State Library. Please consult your local library or the WLN database for libraries holding these titles.

We are continuing this publication because we feel strongly that an annual annotated list of books is of value to libraries in Alaska. We also think that this list should be as complete as possible for titles that appeared in 1995. In addition, some titles missed in previous lists are included here. Every attempt has been made to have each title reviewed by a librarian. Several Alaskana Librarians from around the state assisted in this compilation. Especially helpful have been Kay Myers and Bruce Merrell of Anchorage Municipal Libraries. Kay reviewed the children's books. Bruce reviewed non-fiction titles with me and also shared his listing that appeared first in Alaska History. Thanks especially to that publication for agreeing to let us reprint some of the bibliographies. I also thank Hearthside Books of Juneau for allowing me to review books from their shelves.

Designations found in the listing:

First Purchase Recommendation: As in past years, we are using this feature to designate those books which the committee felt were most worthy of consideration for first purchase by small and medium-sized libraries and school library-media centers. Each library must, of course, make its own decision on whether to purchase these titles, comparing each to the library's book selection policy. Our choices are necessarily subjective, but we have attempted to include titles of general interest and to omit those which are highly specialized. We also have not marked materials of local interest only, but have noted regional publications which we felt were outstanding.

ASD Alaska State Depository : A small selection of titles produced by the Alaska State Government as well as non-state publications received for distribution by the Alaska State Documents Program at the Alaska State Library are listed. Approximately twenty titles are noted here to alert readers to publications that may not appear in bookstores. After the bibliographic information, these titles are designated as "ASD" which means that they were distributed to the Alaska State Depositories and thus may be reviewed at libraries participating in the program. The address and/or contact within the agency is included with the citation. Thanks to Patience Frederiksen, Government Publications Librarian, Alaska State Library, for her assistance with the selection and annotation of these titles.

Many titles are available through interlibrary loan, and libraries are encouraged to review titles before making the decision to purchase. Please check the Western Library Network (WLN) either on-line or through LaserCat to find the closest library from which to request an interlibrary loan.

Publications are available from the publisher of the work or other indicated source. Many bookstores in Alaska also offer these titles, many times at a discount to libraries. The Alaska State Library does not offer books for sale. Also, remember that all prices are subject to change and that those prices listed here may no longer be accurate. In some cases, we have received the book as a gift and do not know the price.

Alaska materials can be elusive, being published in limited quantity with little publicity. We will appreciate receiving information for current, especially locally produced titles not included here. Please send comments and inquiries to the following address: Alaska Historical Collections, Alaska State Library, PO Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811-0571.

- Kathryn H. Shelton, Librarian
Alaska Historical Collections
Alaska State Library
Juneau, Alaska
August 1996


Compiled by Kay Myers, Anchorage Public Libraries

Bonner, Nigel. Polar Regions (New York: Thomson Learning, 1995), 48 p., ISBN 1568473869, $15.95, 835 Penobscot Bldg., Detroit, MI, 48226-4094. Arctic and Antarctic life, research and exploration are described. LC 95-08552.

Corral, Kimberley with Corral, Hannah. My Denali: Exploring Alaska's Favorite National Park With Hannah Corral National Park With Hannah Corral (Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1995), 32 p., ISBN 0882404679, $15.95, 2208 NW Market St., Suite 300, Seattle, WA, 98107. Hannah Corral shares Denali Park wilderness discoveries with young readers. LC 95-21169.

Ferrell, Nancy. Alaska : A Land In Motion (Fairbanks: University of Alaska, 1995), 200 p., ISBN 1887419004, $25.00, P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. ASD. Ferrell has written a thorough geography textbook for the upper elementary grades and for junior high students. Excellent for public libraries as well. wln95-178948.

Fleischner, Jennifer. The Inuit: People Of The Arctic (Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1995), 64 p., ISBN 1562945874, $15.90, Old New Melford Rd., Brookfield, CT, 06804. The text focuses on the Inuits of Alaska and emphasizes survival in a harsh land. (According to a School Library Journal review by Roz Goodman 3/96--the book lacks focus and others on the topic are better). LC 94-42235.

Gill, Shelley. Swimmer / illustrated by Shannon Cartwright (Homer, AK: Paws IV Publishing, 1995), 32 p., ISBN 0934007233. $15.95 (also: ISBN 0934007241. $8.95 paperback), P.O. Box 2364, Homer, AK, 99603. Swimmer's 10,000 mile journey illustrates the cycles of life for the Chinook salmon to a young girl, Katya. LC 95-108473.

Griese, Arnold. Anna's Athabaskan Summer / illustrated by Charles Ragin (Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 1995), 32 p., ISBN 1563972328, $14.95, 815 Church St., Honesdale, PA, 18431. A young Athabaskan girl and her family return to their fish camp to gather food and prepare for the Alaskan winter. wln95-106828.

Helman, Andrea. O Is For Orca: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet Book / photographed by Art Wolfe (Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 1995), unpaged, ISBN 157061038X, $14.95, 1008 Western Ave., Suite 300, Seattle, WA, 98104. Art Wolfe's photographs of animals, plants and places in the Pacific Northwest illustrate each letter of the alphabet. LC 94-43908.

Hisey, Brenda. Pocketboy's Wish: An Alaskan Fish Tale / illustrated by Natasha Sineva (Anchorage, AK: Pocketboy Books, 1995), unpaged, ISBN 0964574802, $14.95. Pocketboy's magical pockets hold all sorts of treasure for an Alaskan fishing adventure. wln95-206084.

Lewis, Paul Owen. Storm Boy (Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words Pub., 1995), unpaged, ISBN 1885223129, $14.95, 4443 N.E. Airport Rd., Hillsboro, OR, 97124-6074. A boy falls from his canoe into a world of 18 foot tall humanlike creatures in this Haida folktale. LC 94-73364.

Littlepage, Dean. The Alaska Gold Rush: Gold Fever In The North (Santa Barbara, CA: Albion Publishing Group), 1995,. 31 p., ISBN 1880352397, $10.95, 1231 Quinientos St., Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103. A concise history of the gold rush, illustrated with old photographs, is accessible to elementary grade students through this paperback book. wln96-139222

Mason, Jane B. Balto: The Movie Storybook (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1995), unpaged, ISBN 0448411113, $10.95, Putnam Publishing Group, 200 Madison Ave., N.Y., N.Y., 10016. The "official" storybook from the cartoon movie "Balto" relates a version of the serum race to Nome. LC 95-79370.

Matthews, Downs. Arctic Foxes / photographs by Dan Guravich and Nikita Ovsyanikov (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995), unpaged, ISBN 0689802846, $16.00, 200 Old Tappan Rd., Old Tappan, N.J., 07675. Beautiful color photographs illustrate the life of the arctic fox. LC 94-06012.

Morgan, Pierr. Supper For Crow: A Northwest Coast Indian Tale / illustrated by Pierr Morgan (New York: Crown, 1995), unpaged, ISBN 0517593793, $15.99 (also: ISBN 0517593785, $15.00 trade edition), 201 E. 50th St., N.Y., NY, 10022. In a traditional Makah trickster tale, Raven fools Mama Crow into believing he is helping find seal meat for her children. LC 93-41665.

Oliviero, Jamie. Day Sun Was Stolen / illustrated by Sharon Hitchcock / (New York: Hyperion Books, 1995), unpaged, ISBN 0786820268, $14.89 library edition. (also: ISBN 0786800313. $14.95 trade edition), 114 Fifth Ave., N.Y., NY, 10011. Based on a Haida legend which tells of the beginning of the world when Raven created all the animals. LC 94-19374.

Renner, Michelle. The Girl Who Swam With The Fish: An Athabascan Legend / illustrated by Christine Cox (Anchorage, AK: Alaska Northwest Books, 1995), unpaged, ISBN 0882404423, $15.95, 2208 NW Market St., Suite 300, Seattle, WA, 98107. A young girl travels with the salmon and learns how they wish to be treated by people. LC 94-13763.

Rodanas, Kristina. The Eagle's Song: A Tale From The Pacific Northwest / illustrated by Kristina Rodanas (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1995) unpaged, ISBN 0316753750, $15.95, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, N.Y., N.Y., 10020. While searching for his brothers, Ermine encounters an Eagle-man and his ancient mother who help Ermine teach the Pacific Northwest coast people how to overcome their isolation and experience the joy of life. LC 94-06596.

Shake, Cindy. The Alaska Animal Alphabet (Girdwood, AK: Cindy Shake, 1995), 28 p., ISBN0964929414, $9.95. Alaska animals are shaped into the 26 letters of the alphabet. wln92-237276.

Silverstein, Alvin, Virginia, and Robert. The Sea Otter (Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1995), 64 p., ISBN 1562944185, $15.40, Old New Milford Rd., Brookfield, CT, 06804. Information about sea otters, their return from near extinction and facts from their daily life, are found in this attractive book, which concentrates on their California habitat, but acquaints readers with Alaskan sea otters as well. LC 94-17998.

Steltzer, Ulli. Building An Igloo (New York: Holt, 1995), 32 p., ISBN 0805037535, $14.95, 1120 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. No II-100, Austin, TX 78746-6487. Mollie Bynum's 12/95 School Library Journal review indicates that this title was first published in Canada 14 years ago and contains "little explanation of igloo construction" and is a "vague nonfiction picture book that could best be used in collections focusing on the Arctic region". LC 95-05893.

Stewart, Gail B. Life In An Eskimo Village (San Diego: Lucent Books, 1995), 112 p., ISBN 156006076X, $14.95, P.O. Box 289011, San Diego, CA, 92198-9011. A volume in The Way People Lived series, Stewart dispels many commonly held myths about the Eskimo people, their traditions and culture. School Library Journal review from June 1995, page 141, indicates that the book doesn't denote differences among groups from various parts of Canada and Alaska. LC 94-16629.

Taylor, Barbara. Arctic And Antarctic (New York: Albert A. Knopf, 1995), 63 p., ISBN0679972579, $18.99 library edition (also: ISBN0679872574. $17.00 trade edition), 201 E. 50th St., N.Y., NY 10022. In the typical Eyewitness series format, this volume highlights the polar regions and the plants and animals that live there. LC 94-37730.

Wakeland, Marcia. Loon Song / illustrated by Sasha Sagan (Eagle River, AK: Misty Mountain Pub., 1995), unpaged, ISBN0963508369, $14.95 (also: ISBN0963508377. $7.95 paperback), P.O. Box 773042, Eagle River, Ak, 99577. The cry of a loon awakes a girl who sets out to glimpse the beautiful bird. LC 95-94217.

White, Ed and Donna Freedman. Foxy's Tale: The True Story Of A Champion Alaskan Sled Dog (Anchorage: Whitehouse Publishing, 1995), 77 p., ISBN0964417103, $9.95, 5750 Jordan Circle, Anchorage, AK 99504. Foxy, a sled dog, tells his story of training for and winning a junior one-dog championship race. LC 94-61595.

Adult Fiction

Compiled by Kay Shelton, Alaska State Library

Guttenberg, Elyse. Summer Light (New York : HarperPrism, c1995), 481 p.; paper, ISBN 0061054259, $5.99, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. Story of Elik, a woman of the ancient peoples of Alaska, who sings spirit songs like a Shaman. wln95-56402.

Harris, Julie. The Longest Winter (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995), 306p., ISBN0312131151, $23.95, 175 Fifth Ave., Rm. 1715, N.Y., N.Y., 10010. Fictional biography: John Robert Shaw's plane goes down in a snow storm in Alaska in 1926 and the author imagines what may have become of him. LC 95-01760.

Henry, Sue. Termination Dust (New York : W. Morrow, 1995), $5.99, paper, ISBN0380724065, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. "Jim Hampton's vacation takes a turn for the worse when he discovers a prospector's diary from the 1800's. LC 94-37411.

LaChapelle, David. A Voice on the Wind .(Juneau : Gateway Productions, 1995), 149 p., paper, ISBN 1887217010, $12.50, P.O. Box 21592, Juneau, AK 99802. Fable inspired by dreams and conversations; a companion volume to the author's Mountains of Light and Pathways of Love (1993).

Lavallee, Barbara. Barbara Lavallee's Painted Ladies: and Other Celebrations (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1995), 80 p., ISBN 0945397364, $32.95 (also: ISBN 0945397372, $22.95, paperback), P.O. Box 82368, Kenmore, WA, 98028. Eighty-five paintings in color, with accompanying captions by the artist. LC 94-23777.

Oman, Lela Kiana, The Epic of Qayaq: the Longest Story Ever Told by My People (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), unpaged, paper, ISBN 0295975318, $22.50, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA, 98145-5096. LC 95-51536.

Tales from the Dena: Indian Stories from the Tanana, Koyukuk, & Yukon Rivers / recorded in 1935 by Frederica De Laguna and Norman Reynolds; edited by Frederica De Laguna; illustrated by Dale DeArmond (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 352 p., cloth, ISBN 029597429X, $29.95, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA, 98145-5096. LC 94-41285.

TallMountain, Mary, Listen to the Night: Poems for the Animal Spirits of Mother Earth (San Francisco, CA: Freedom Voices Publications, 1995),
72 p., ISBN 0962515361, $10.95, c/o TallMountain Circle, P.O. Box 423115, San Francisco, CA 94142. Collected poems by noted Athapaskan poet, originally from Nulato.

Adult Non-fiction

Compiled by Bruce Merrell, Anchorage Public Libraries, and Kay Shelton, Alaska State Library

Alaska at War Symposium (1993: Anchorage, Alaska). Alaska At War, 1941-1945: The Forgotten Front Remembered: Papers from the Alaska at War Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, November 11-13, 1993 / edited by Fern Chandonnet (Anchorage: Alaska at War Committee, 1995), 455 p., cloth, ISBN: 0964698005, $39.95 plus $3.95 postage, Alaska Humanities Forum, 421 West lst Avenue, Suite 210, Anchorage, AK 99501. ASD. Text, illustrations, and maps for over sixty papers given at the November 1993 "Alaska at War" conference in Anchorage. wln95173564.

Alaska Gold Rush Trails Time Line: Ghost Towns, Routes to the Gold Fields, Stories of the Past (Juneau, AK : Alaska Division of Tourism and Alaska Office of History and Archaeology, 1995), 1 folded sheet printed on both sides, $3.00, Alaska Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 110801, Juneau, AK 99801-0801. ASD. This colorful poster commemorates the centennial of the 1890s gold rushes to the Yukon and Alaska. Routes to the gold fields and lists of historic buildings and relics appear on one side of this poster, while a timeline and snapshot stories of people, places, and events appear on the verso. sln95-92386.

Alaska Salmon : Great Food from the Sea (Juneau, AK : Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, 1995?), 12 p., paper, 1111 West 8th Street, Suite 100, Juneau, AK 99801-1895. ASD. Color illustrations of salmon and salmon products, with descriptions of each species and explanations of terms used in fishing, nutritional information, and methods of processing and transporting the products. wln95-56470.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge : Its People, Wildlife Resources, and Oil and Gas Potential (Office of the Governor; North Slope Borough, Office of the Mayor; and Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, 1995), 38 p., paper, Alaska Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 110001, Juneau, AK 99811-0001. ASD. This colorful publication provides an Alaskan viewpoint on the public policy issue of drilling for oil in ANWR. wln95-154686.

Armstrong, Robert H. and Richard Gordon. Finding Birds in Juneau / illustrations by Richard Carstensen ( [Juneau? Alaska] : U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Alaska Region, 1995.) 80 p. Guide book for birdwatching in Juneau. wln96-140925.

Aspen, Jean. Arctic son : Fulfilling the Dream (Birmingham, AL : Menasha Ridge Press, 1995), ISBN 0897321731, $19.95, 3169 Cahaba Heights Road, Birmingham, AL. Living in the Brooks Range, the author passes wilderness values on to the next generation; complements her 1988 book, Arctic Daughter: a Wilderness Journey. LC 94-43621

Backhouse, Frances. Women of the Klondike (Vancouver : Whitecap Books,1995), 212 p., paper, ISBN 1551103753, $16.95, 351 Lynn Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 2C4. Account of women who joined the gold rush to the Klondike at the turn of the century. wln95-214022.

Barry, Mary J. Seward, Alaska: A History of the Gateway City, Volume III: Growth, Tragedy, Recovery, Adaptation, 1924-1993 (Anchorage: MJP Barry, 1995), 400 p., paper, ISBN O961700947, $37.50 plus postage, 323 West Harvard Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. LC 86-071202.

Berger, Thomas R. Village Journey: The Report of the Alaska Native Review Commission (New York: Hill & Wang, 1995), 201 p., paper, ISBN 080901579X, $10.95 plus postage, 19 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003. Reprint of the 1985 edition with a new six-page preface by the author. LC 94049572.

Bockstoce, John. Whales, Ice and Men (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 400 p., paper, ISBN 0295974478, $29.95 plus postage, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. "Reprint with corrections" of this classic illustrated account of Yankee whaling in the western Arctic. wln96-037177

BonaDea, Artemis. Conservation Book Repair : A Training Manual , illustrated by Alexandra Prentiss (Juneau, AK : Alaska State Library, Alaska Department of Education, 1995), 190 p., looseleaf in 3-ring binder, $25.00, P.O. Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811-0571. ASD. Book repair is an important component in any library's collection development program. This manual was written by a conservation technician who has taught book repair workshops to Alaskans for the past decade. It includes line drawings that demonstrate the tools and techniques of simple, intermediate, and advances book repair procedures. wln95-232252

Breece, Hannah. School Teacher in Old Alaska: the Story of Hannah Breece (New York: Random House, 1995), 302 p., ISBN 0679441344, $23.50, 400 Hahn Road, Westminster, MD 21157. Forty-five when she came to Alaska in 1904, Hannah Breece's memoirs, rewritten by her grandneice Jane Jacobs, tell of teaching in the wilderness until 1918. LC 95-2486.

Brinck, Wolfgang. The Aleutian Kayak : Origins, Construction, and Use of the Traditional Seagoing Baidarka (Camden, Me. : Ragged Mountain Press, c1995.), xi, 176 p., ISBN 0070078939 (alk. paper), $19.95, P.O. Box 220, Camden, ME 04843. How to design and construct an authentic baidarka in your basement or garage for $200. LC 94-43165.

Capra, Doug. A Handful of Pebbles: Stories from Seward History (Seward: Yankee Sourdough Publications, 1995), 60 p., paper, ISBN 096465170X, $8.00 + $2.00 postage, P.O. Box 1574, Seward, AK 99664. "Six stories from Sewards' past interspersed with fifteen historic photographs of people and scenes." WLN 95-93678.

Catton, Theodore. Land Reborn: A History of Administration and Visitor Use in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (Anchorage: National Park Service, 1995), 398 p., paper, Alaska Regional Office, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. Documents the creation of the park and the major issues faced by park staff over the years.LC 95-228397.

Chandonnet, Ann. The Alaska Heritage Seafood Cookbook : Great Recipes from Alaska's Rich Kettle of Fish ( Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, c1995. 307 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm. ISBN 0882404695, $18.95, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co., P.O. Box 10306, Portland, Or, 97210. Traditional and contemporay photos illustrate recipes for many species from the northern seas; inludes Alaska legends and history along with menu suggestions. LC 95-31206.

Chaput, Don. Nellie Cashman and the North American Mining Frontier (Tucson: Westernlore, 1995),186 p., ISBN 0870260936, $19.95 plus postage, P.O. Box 35305, Tucson, AZ 85740. Biography of a tough frontier woman who, after thirty years in the desert Southwest, joined the Klondike gold rush and spent twenty-five years in Alaskan gold camps. LC 95-60928.

Chaussonnet, Valerie, editor. Crossroads Alaska: Native Cultures of Alaska and Siberia (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995), 112 p., paper, ISBN 1560986611, $19.95 plus postage, order from Dept. 900, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17294-0900. Catalog for an exhibit derived from the Smithsonian's Crossroads of Continents exhibit. LC 950804.

Circumpolar Religion and Ecology : an Anthropology of the North / edited by Takashi Irimoto and Takako Yamada (Tokyo : University of Tokyo Press, c1994; New York: Columbia University Press, 1995), 458 p.; 24 cm, ISBN 0860085155 (cloth), $89.00; ISBN 4130571001 (paper), 136 S. Broadway, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533. Congress on arctic peoples and human ecology; includes shamanism. LC 95-127754.

Clark, Donald W. Fort Reliance, Yukon: An Archaeological Assessment , Mercury series no. 150 (Hull, PQ: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1995), 247 p., paper, ISBN 0660140322, $24.95 plus postage, P.O. Box 3100, Station B, Hull, PQ J8X 4H2. Report on excavation of a site just downstream from Dawson. cn95-980029.

Coates, Ken, and Carin Holroyd. A Traveller's Guide to Northern British Columbia (Prince George, B.C. : Caitlin Press, 1995), 285 p., ISBN 0920576567, $19.95 Can, Harbour Publishing P.O. Box 219, Madeira Park, B.C., Canada, VON2HO. Guidebook by noted historian. LC 95-232984.

Cohen, Stan. 8.6: The Great Alaska Earthquake, March 27,1964 (Missoula: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1995),140 p., paper, ISBN 092952196X, $12.95 + $4.00 postage, 713 South Third St. West, Missoula, MT 59801. Includes over 200 photographs, some in color, of effects of this devastating earthquake. LC 95-67027.

Cole, Douglas. Captured Heritage: The Scramble for Northwest Artifacts (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995), 373 p., paper, ISBN 0806127775, $15.95 plus postage, P.O. Box 787, Norman, OK 73070-0787. Reprint of 1985 edition, with a new preface by the author. LC 95-035735.

Cuppage, Francis E., M.D. James Cook and the Conquest of Scurvy (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994), $55.00 + postage, 163 p., ISBN 0313291810, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007. A study of Captain James Cook's use of fresh plants to defeat scurvy, the dreaded disease of explorers, in the eighteenth century. LC 94-003050.

Davidson, George. Tracks and Landfalls of Bering and Chirikof on the Northwest Coast of America (Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon Press, 1994),
44 p., ISBN 0877705275, $9.95 plus postage, P.O. Box 287, Fairfield, WA 99012. Reprint of 1901 account identifying landfalls of the eighteenth-century explorers. LC 94-002736.

De Laguna, Frederica. Fog on the Mountain (Homer: Kachemak Country Publications, 1995), 275 p., paper, $14.95 + postage, P.O. Box 2386, Homer, AK 99603. Reprint of a murder mystery by the eminent anthropologist, originally published for the Doubleday Crime Club in 1938. LC 9575337.

Denfeld, D. Colt. The Cold War in Alaska: A Management Plan for Cultural Resources, 1994-1999 (Anchorage: Alaska District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1994), 327 p., paper, P.O. Box 898, Anchorage, AK 99506-0898. Inventory and history of military construction from the early 1950s through the 1980s. LC 95-166055.

Dobrowolsky, Helen. Law of the Yukon: A Pictorial History of the Mounted Police in the Yukon (Whitehorse: Lost Moose Publishing Co., 1995), 192 p., ISBN 0969461283 (paper.), ISBN 0969461267 (cloth), $39.95 plus postage, 58 Kluane Crescent, Whitehorse, YT YIA 3G7. cn95-910263.

Douglass, Don, and Reanne Hemingway-Douglass. Exploring the Inside Passage to Alaska : a Cruising Guide from the San Juan Islands to Glacier Bay (Bishop, CA : Fine Edge Productions, c1995), 399 p., ISBN 0938665332 $29.97, Route 2, Box 303, Bishop, CA 93514. General guide for skippers; gives local knowledge for exploring coasts: maps, anchorages. LC9447529.

Duesenberg, H. Milton. Alaska Highway Expeditionary Force: A Roadbuilder's Story (Clear Lake, IA: H & M Industries, 1995), 196 p., $32.95 cloth or $24.95 paper plus $2.75 postage, P.O. Box 252, Clear Lake, IA 50428. Illustrated account of the building of the Alaska Highway in the 1940s, based on interviews with private contractors who worked on the project. LC 94-076660.

Dumond, Don E., and James W. VanStone. Paugvik : a Nineteenth-Century Native Village on Bristol Bay, Alaska (Chicago : Field Museum of Natural History, 1995), 109 p., $23.00, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496. (One of series: Fieldiana: Anthropology, new series, No. 24. Results of archaeological excavations at an important settlement on the Alaska Peninsula. wln95-187739.

The Economics of a Disaster : the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill / Bruce M. Owen...[et al.].(Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 1995), 200 p., ISBN 0899309879, $55.00, Imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Rd. W. Box 5007, Westport, CT, 06881. Economic analysis of question of oil spill affects on the price of seafood. LC 95-3782.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill : Fate and Effects in Alaskan Waters , edited by Peter G. Wells, James N. Butler, and Jane Staveley Hughes (Philadelphia : ASTM, 1995), 949 p., bound, ISBN 0803118961, $100, American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA. "Papers presented at the Third Symposium on Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment held in Atlanta, Georgia on 26-28 April 1993. LC95-25366.

Falk, Marvin W. Alaska (Oxford: Clio Press, 1995), 219 p., cloth, ISBN 1851091416, $80.00 plus postage, Old Clarendon Ironworks, 35A Great C1arendon Street, Oxford OX2 6AT, UK. Part of the "World Bibliographical Series," compiled by the University of Alaska Fairbanks' rare books librarian. wln96-050662.

Fienup-Riordan, Ann. Freeze Frame: Alaska Eskimos in the Movies (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 250 p., cloth, ISBN 0295973978, $24.95 + postage, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. A discussion of Eskimos on film, from the early twentieth century through 1990s Eskimo Pie commercials. Includes a filmography of feature, documentary and ethnographic films; over 100 illustrations. LC 94-11623.

Foster, H., editor, Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume 6. British Columbia & the Yukon (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995), 583 p., $70.00 cloth, ISBN 0-8020-0789-9 or $45.00 paper, ISBN 0802071511, plus postage, Front Campus, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5SlA6.

Fortescue, Michael D., Steven Jacobson, and Lawrence Kaplan. Comparative Eskimo Dictionary : with Aleut Cognates (Fairbanks, AK : Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1994), 614 p., paper, ISBN 1555000517, $47.00, P.O. Box 755040, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040. ASD. LC 94-24177.

Garfield, Brian. The Thousand-Mile War : World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians / foreword by Terrence Cole (Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 1995, c1969), 456 p., ISBN 091200682X, $35.95 (cloth), ISBN 0912006838, $24.95 (paper), P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Revised and expanded classic: narrative history of the Aleutian campaign that was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1969; includes new chapters and bibliographic citations. LC 95-39358.

Godesky, James. A Pictorial Guide to Skagway and its History (Juneau, Alaska: Golden North, 1995), 64 p., paper, $4.95, P.O. Box 329, Skagway, Ak, 99840. Overview of Skagway for the tourist: includes photographs and list of places to see . LC 94-239134.

Gold Rush Centennial Photographs, 1893-1916 : a Catalog of Selected Gold Rush Views at the Alaska State Library , compiled by India M. Spartz (Juneau, AK : Alaska State Library, Alaska Historical Collections, 1995), 15 p., paper, P.O. Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811-0571. ASD. Highly selective sample of Gold Rush images found in this research collection. wln95-068910.

Gregory, Glenn R. Never Too Late to be a Hero (Seattle: Peanut Butter Press, 1995), 352 p., ISBN 0897165713, paper, $17.95 plus $3.00 postage, order from Ulu Books, 557 Moosetrot Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99712. Memories of a bush pilot and trading post operator after World War II in Alaska's wilderness. LC 95-069876.

Griffin, Joy. Home Sweet Homestead: Sketches of Pioneer Life in Interior Alaska (Anchorage: Alaska Press, 1995), 192 p., paper, ISBN 1886921024. $15.95 plus postage (educational supplement available for $6.00), P.O. Box 90565, Anchorage, AK 99509-0565. Homesteading story of a family "proving up" north of Fairbanks in the 1960s. wln95-231163.

Grinnell, George Bird. Alaska 1899: Essays from the Harriman Expedition (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), various pagings, ISBN 0295973773, $16.95, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Reprint of essays printed in volumes one and two of the original report of the expedition. LC 94-10519.

Guide to Northeast Pacific Flatfishes: Families Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, and Pleuronectidae , by Donald E. Cramer, Willaim H. Barss, and others (Fairbanks, AK : Alaska Sea Grant Program, 1995), 104 p., paper, ISBN 1566120322, $20.00, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 755040, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040. ASD. Illustrations and color photographs identify 39 species of flatfish that range from Baja Califronia to Alaska. Each entry includes photographs of both sides of the fish, a drawing indicating physical fatures, and a narrative description, including size, range, and habitat of the species. wln95-099787.

Hall, Judy Kathryn. Native Plants of Southeast Alaska (Juneau:: Windy Ridge Publ., c1995), 284 p., $24.95, 1669 Harbor Way, Juneau 99801. Detailed information on native ferns, trees, shrubs, grasses, sedges, rushes, and herbs, arranged by plant family with line drawings of each plant. LC 95-176972.

Higgs, Andrew S., and Robert A. Sattler. History of Mining on Upper Fish Creek, Fairbanks, Alaska (Fairbanks: Fairbanks Gold Mining, Inc., 1994), 23 p., paper, order from Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation, State Historic Preservation Office, P.O. Box 107001, Anchorage, AK 99510-7001. History of the site of today's Fort Knox gold mine. wln95-052103.

Hoagland, Edward. Notes from the Century Before: A Journal from British Columbia , reprint of 1969 edition, (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1995), 273 p., ISBN 0871564130, paper, $12.00 + postage, 100 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104. Travel diary and history of the Stikine River area. LC 94-032417.

Holland, Clive, editor. Farthest North: The Quest for the Pole (on dust jacket: A History of Polar Exploration in Eye Witness Accounts (New York: Carroll & Graf, 1994), 305 p., ISBN 0786701285, cloth, $23.00 plus postage, 260 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. wln94-391798.

Houston, C. Stuart, editor, Arctic Artist: The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822 (Toronto: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1994), 403 p., ISBN 0773511814, cloth, $45.00 + $4.00 postage, 3430 McTavish Street, Montreal, PQ H3A lX9. Account of Sir John Franklin's expedition to the Canadian Arctic. LC 95-183518.

Hunting the Largest Animals : Native Whaling in the Western Arctic and Subarctic . Edited by Allen P. McCartney (Edmonton: Canadian Circumpolar Institute, University of Alberta, 1995), 345 p., ISBN 0919058957, paper, $56.00cn. (Occasional Paper No. 36, ISSN 0838-133X-36.) Papers presented at a symposium on native whaling, held at the Alaska Anthropological Association meeting in April, 1993, in Anchorage. cn95-910612.

Inouye, Ron; Carol Hoshiko; and Kazumi Heshiki, Alaska's Japanese Pioneers: Faces, Voices, Stories--A Synopsis of Selected Oral History Transcripts (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1994), 60 p., paper, $5.95 + $3.00 postage, P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Stories of nineteen Alaskan pioneers of Japanese ancestry. wln94-369227.

International Symposium of the Conference of Asian and Pan-Pacific University Presidents. Our Common Shores & Our Challenge : Environmental Protection of the Pacific : Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium of the Conference of Asian and Pan-Pacific University Presidents, Anchorage, Alaska, September 1993 . (Faibanks, AK : Alaska Sea Grant College Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1993), 136 p., paper, $20.00, ISBN1566120276, P.O. Box 755040, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040. ASD. Coastal ecology, pollutions, fisheries, environmental policy are all discussed. wln95-73416.

Jacobson, Steven A. A Practical Grammar of the Central Alaskan Yup'ik Eskimo Language , with Yup'ik Readings written by Anna W. Jacobson (Fairbanks, AK : Alaska Native Language Center and Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1995), 548 p., paper, ISBN 1555000509, $26.00, P.O. Box 755040, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040. ASD. LC 94-16979.

Johnson, Eric L. Mining Railways of the Klondike: Narrow Gauge Railways Serving Coal Mines on Cliff Creek and Coal Creek, and a Placer Gold Operation on Bear Creek, Yukon Territory, 1899 to 1918 Klondike (Vancouver: Pacific Coast Division Canadian Railroad Historical Association, 1995), 78 p., ISBN 0-9697633-4-4, Box 1006, Station A, Vancouver, BC V6C 2Pl. A publication for railroad buffs interested in the Yukon's history. wln95-145344.

Kelley, Mark. Alaska's Ocean Highways : a Travel Adventure aboard Northern Ferries / photography by Mark Kelley ; text by Sherry Simpson. (Fairbanks : Epicenter Press, c1995), 111 p., ISBN 94042520 (paper), ISBN 0945397305 (cloth), $32.95 (cloth), Graphic 'Arts Center,P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97210 Describes life-styles of crew and history of ferries and their ports of call. LC 94-42520.

Kenny, Michael Hughes. Stretching the Boundaries: a Collection of Writings (Juneau Alaska: Diocese of Juneau Publication c1995), 141 p., 419 Sixth St., Juneau, AK, 99801. LC 96-166756. Writings by Father Michael Kenny, well-loved Roman Catholic priest of Juneau, Alaska, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in 1994.

Khlebnikov, K.T. (Kiril Timofeevich). Notes on Russian America. Part I. Novo-Arkhangel'sk Fort on Baranov Island (Sikha ), transcribed by Svetlana G. Fedorova, translated by Serge LeComte and Richard Pierce, (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1995), 308 p., cloth, $30.00 + $3.00 postage, P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. ASD. Translated from the Russian edition of 1985. wln92-029763.

Kohlhoff, Dean. When the Wind Was a River: Aleut Evacuation in World War II (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 248 p., ISBN 0295974036, cloth, $24.95 + postage, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Relates the tragic story of the Aleuts who were relocated to camps in Southeast Alaska, a completely different environment, and left to cope with these changes, and of their return to their villages to find the devastation there. LC 95-017676.

Kurtz, Rick S. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska: Historic Resource Study (Anchorage: National Park Service, 1995), 105 p., paper, Alaska System Support Office, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. Documents the major historic events and sites of the park. wln95-232037.

LaChance, Karen. Valdez: A Brief Oral History (Valdez: Prince William Sound Community College, 1995), 106 p., paper, ISBN 0964766205, $10.00 plus postage, P.O. Box 97, Valdez, AK 99686. "A collection of remembrances and anecdotes gleaned from many of Valdez's most prominent early citizens." wln95-189786.

Laraux, Sis. Our Side of the River: A Biography of Growing Up and Living in Alaska on Our Side of the Kuskokwim River in the Village of Old Akiak (Palmer: Publications Consultants, 1994), 160 p., ISBN 0964480905, paper, $12.95 plus postage, P.O. Box 443, Palmer, AK 99645. Memories and photographs. LC 94-062116.

Lillard, Charles. Just East of Sundown : the Queen Charlotte Islands (Victoria, B.C. : Horsdal & Schubart, c1995), 180 p., ISBN 0920663346, 425 Simcoe St., Suite 623, Victoria, BC V8V 4T3 CANADA. History and description of Queen Charlottes. LC 95225883.

London, Jack. The Call of the Wild , annotated by Daniel Dyer, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995),284 p., (ISBN 0806127570), $30.00 cloth or $19.95 paper plus postage, P.O. Box 787, Norman, OK 73070-0787. Text of the classic 1903 story, plus maps, illustrations, and 200 pages of annotations. LC 95-15717.

Matson, Richard G. The Prehistory of the Northwest Coast (San Diego: Academic Press, 1995), 364 p., cloth, ISBN 0-12-480260-5, $69.00 plus postage, 6227 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887. LC 94-020599.

Michaels, M. B. Beyond Description : Work by Three Alaskan Artists : Carol Crump Bryner, Todd Sherman, Kenneth DeRoux . (Clear, AK: Sky High Publishing, 1995), 32 p., P.O. Box 40045, Clear, AK 99704. Three Alaska artists discuss their work and outlook on art. wln96-130895.

Minority Rights Group, editors. Polar Peoples: Self-Determination and Development (London: Minority Rights Publications, 1994), 270 p., ISBN 1873194560, ISBN 187319451x, paper, 379 Brixton Road, London, UK SW9 7DE. History and current issues facing northern indigenous peoples, including chapters on Greenland, the Russian Far North, Alaska, Canada's Inuit, and the Saami of Lapland. LC 94-204813.

Morrison, David, and Georges-Hebert Germain. Inuit : Glimpses of an Arctic Past / illustrations by Frederic Back, (Quebec : Canadian Museum of Civilization, c1995), 159 p., ISBN 0660140381, $27.95, University of Washington Press, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. With over 225 photographs and original illustrations, the authors offer an interesteing view of daily life and the history and tradition culture of the Inuit of northern Canada. wln96-17368.

Morrow, Phyllis, and William Schneider, editor. When Our Words Return: Writing, Hearing, and Remembering Oral Traditions of Alaska and the Yukon (Logan: Utah State University Press, 1995), 244 p., ISBN 0874211956, $36.95 cloth or $19.95 paper plus postage, Logan, UT 84322-7800. Oral traditions and folklore analysed and edited by oral historians and anthropologists fromUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks. LC 95-032445.

Moss, John. Enduring Dreams : an Exploration of Arctic landscape (Concord, Ont. : Anansi, 1994,) 174 p., LC 0887845495, $16.95 Can., 1800 Steeles Avenue West, Concrod, ON L4K 2P3. Canadian reflects and writes about his time in the Canadian Arctic, a modern travel account with poetry, history, and description. cn94-930062.

Mousalimas, S. A. The Transition from Shamanism to Russian Orthodoxy in Alaska (Providence, RI: Berghahn Books, 1994), 272 p., ISBN 1571810064, cloth, $49.95 plus $3.00 postage, 165 Taber Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. Examines "the early contacts with Russians in this region and the social changes that occurred through the interplay of continuity and transformation." LC 94-036777.

Naito, Hiromi. Sockeye Salmon : a Pictorial Tribute (Seattle : Mountaineers, 1995), 114 p., paper, ISBN0898864585, $19.95, 1011 SW Klickitat Way;, Seattle, WA 98134. Color photographs capture the story of the sockeye salmon. LC 95-76657.

Neel, David. The Great Canoes: Reviving a Northwest Coast Tradition (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 135 p., paper, ISBN 0295974826, $27.95 plus postage, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. LC 95-010804.

Nichols, Dean. The Copper Sands and Prince William Sound; The N.P.M.W.A.R.A., The North Pacific Major World Air Route Area (Portland, OR: Binford & Mort, 1994), 328 p., ISBN 0832305030, paper, $19.95 plus $3.50 postage, P.O. Box 10404, Portland, OR 972100404. Two books in one: the first a "journal of a Patrol Boat Captain in the historic fishing village of Cordova" in the early sixties; the other about the "North Pacific Major World Air Route Area." LC 93-071480.

Nicholson, John W. No Half Truths : Reminiscences of Life in Bristol Bay, Alaska, 1906-1995 / line drawings by Steve Peterson (Anchorage, Alaska : Dillingham, Alaska), 160 p., ISBN 0964480948, Box 41, Dillingham 99756. Oral history of old-timer - trapper, fisherman - from Nushagak Bay, whose father immigrated from Denmark and became a commercial fisherman. LC 95-70296.

Nordlander, David J. For God and Tsar: A Brief History of Russian America, 1741-1867 (Anchorage: Alaska Natural History Association, 1994), 25 p., paper, ISBN 0-930931-15-7, $3.95 plus postage, 605 West 4th Avenue, Suite 85, Anchorage, AK 99501. Illustrated booklet by the historian at Sitka National Historical Park. wln96-24087.

Oakes, Jill E. (Jill Elizabeth), and Rick Riewe. Our Boots : an Inuit Art (Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c1995). 224 p., ISBN 1550541951, $50.00cn, 1615 Venables St., Vancouver, BC V5L 2H1, CANADA. cn95-910359.

Oleksa, Father Michael; June Hall; Richard Dauenhauer; and Kathy Ruddy. The First One Hundred Years: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church One Hundred Years (Juneau: Friends of St. Nicholas, 1994), 36 p., paper, $7.95 plus postage, order from Hearthside Books, 254 Front Street, Juneau, AK 99801. The story of the church in Juneau. wln95-10921.

Olson, Wallace M. A History of Fort Durham - Hudson's Bay Company Trading Post located in Taku Harbor 1840-1843 within the boundaries of present day Juneau, Alaska (Auke Bay: Heritage Research, 1994), 77 p., paper, $13.50, Box 210961, Auke Bay, AK 99821. wln95-10269.

Phebus, George, Jr., Alaskan Eskimo Life in the 1890s as Sketched by Native Artists , reprint of 1972 edition, (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1995), 168 p., paper, ISBN 091200679X, $18.95 plus $3.00 postage, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Drawings and paintings by Eskimos of northwest Alaska, depicting arctic terrain and everyday activities, collected in the 1890s and rediscovered in a Smithsonian storage unit in 1967. LC 95-19544.

Phillips, Carol A., editor, A Century of Faith: 1895-Centennial Commemorative-- 1985, Episcopal Diocese of Alaska (Fairbanks: Centennial Press, 1995), 215 p., cloth ISBN 0-9645828-5, paper, ISBN O-9645828-1-3, $24.95, order from Episcopal Diocese of Alaska, 1205 Denali Way, Anchorage, AK 99701. LC 95-067397.

Politics and Government in Alaska's Past: Papers Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alaska Historical Society, Juneau, Alaska, October 4-7, 1995 (Anchorage: Alaska Historical Society, 1995), 190 p., ISBN 0940521067, comb-bound, $17.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members plus $1.50 postage, P.O. Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510-0299. Twelve papers presented at the conference. wln96-155349.

Pratt, Verna E. Alaska's Wild Berries and Berry-like Fruit (Anchorage, AK : Alaskakrafts, Inc., 1995), 127 p., paper, ISBN0962319244, $9.95, P.O. Box 210087, Anchorage, AK 99521-0087. Pocket guide of color photographs and description to help the reader recognize and enjoy the wild fruits and berries of Alaska. LC 95-94273.

Prevention, response, and oversight five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill : Proceedings of an International Conference, March 23-25, 1994, Anchorage, Alaska . (Fairbanks, AK : Alaska Sea Grant College Program, 1995), 392 p., paper, ISBN 1566120330, $15.00, P.O. Box 755040, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040. ASD. Participants included university researchers, agency staff, as well as members of the Coast Guard and citizens' advisory groups.Alaska Sea Grant College Program Report No. 95-02. wln95-157101.

Price, Robert E. Bibliography of Literature on Alaska Native History from 1741-1867 (Juneau: Alaska-Siberia Research Center, 1995), 53 p., paper, $10.00 + postage, P.O. Box 34871, Juneau, AK 99803. Annotated list of primary and secondary source material, arranged by original language of publication. wln95-71091.

Polar Tourism : Tourism in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions , edited by Colin Michael Hall & Margaret E. Johnston (Chichester {England} ; New York : Wiley, c1995.), 329 p., ISBN 0471949213, cloth, Baffins Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 IUD, England. Essays on tourism issues: environmental concerns, social impacts on indigenous peoples, and search for management solutions in both the Arctic and the Antarctic regions. LC 94-32093.

Qanemcikarluni Tekitnarqelartuq : One Must Arrive with a Story to Tell : Traditional Narratives by the Elders of Tununak, Alaska, edited by Eliza Cingarkaq and Ben Orr (Bethel, AK : Lower Kuskokwim School District and Fairbanks, AK : Alaska Native Language Center, 1995), 378 p., ISBN 1555000525, $16.00, Lower Kuskokwim School District, P.O. Box 305, Bethel, AK 99559 or Alaska Native Language Center, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680. ASD. Folklore and texts of Yupik Eskimos, with Central Yupik and English on opposite pages. LC 95-2303.

Quinn, Alfred O. Iron Rails to Alaskan Copper; The Epic Triumph of Erastus Corning Hawkins (Wilmington, NY: D'Aloquin Publishing Company, 1995), 195 p., ISBN 0964666901, $24.95 plus $3.50 postage, order from Quaker Mountain, Wilmington, NY 12997. Story of the work of the chief engineer for the White Pass & Yukon Railway and the Copper River and Northwestern Railroad; over 100 photographs and maps. wln96-051260.

Rearden, Jim. Koga's Zero: The Fighter that Changed World War II (Missoula: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1995), 114 p., paper, ISBN 0929521560, $10.95 + postage, 713 South Third West, Missoula, MT 59801. History of the Japanese fighter plane shot down in the Aleutians during World War II. "This book was first published by Stackpole Books in 1990, in slightly different form, under the title Cracking the Zero Mystery." LC 95-68965.

Rennick, Penny, editor, The Aleutian Islands , Volume 22, No. 2, Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1995), 112 p., paper, $19.95 plus $2.00 postage, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509. wln95-143270.

Rennick, Penny, editor, Fairbanks , Volume 22, No. 1, Alaska Geographic (Anchorage:Alaska Geographic Society, 1995), 96 p., paper, $19.95 plus $2.00 postage, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509. wln95-074758.

Rennick, Penny, editor. Rich Earth: Alaska's Mineral Industry , Volume 22, No. 3, Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1995), 96 p., paper, $19.95 plus $2.00 postage, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509. wln95-191065.

Rennick, Penny, editor. World War II in Alaska , Volume 22, No. 4, Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1995), 96 p., paper, $19.95 plus $2.00 postage, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509. wln96-090999.

Rennick, Penny, and L.J. Campbell. Sitka (Anchorage : Alaska Geographic Society, c1995), 144 p., ISBN 156661029X, $15.95, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509. LC 95-40004.

Richards, Rhys. United States Trade with China, 1784-1814 , special supplement to The American Neptune, volume 54, (Salem: Peabody Museum of Salem and Essex Institute, 1994), 76 p., paper, $10.00 + $3.00 postage, order from P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Comprehensive list of American vessels engaged in trade with China during this period. wln95-200780.

Riffenburgh, Beau. The Myth of the Explorer: The Press, Sensationalism, and Geographical Discovery (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), 226 p., paper, ISBN 019285299X, $10.00 plus postage, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4314. Focusing on the years 1855-1910, shows how the press created the explorer as hero; includes DeLong, Peary, and Cook. LC 94-09382.

Roppel, Patricia. An Historical Guide to Revillagigedo and Gravina Islands, Alaska (Wrangell: Farwest Research, 1995), 313 p., spiral-bound, $35.00 postpaid, P.O. Box 1998, Wrangell, AK 99929. History and natural history of two southeast Alaska islands. wln95-191085.

Rychetnik, Joe, Alaska's Sky Follies : the Funny Side of Flying in the Far North (Seattle, WA : Epicenter Press, 1995), 158 p., ISBN 0945397445, $13.95, P.O. Box 82368, Kenmore, WA, 98028. Anecdotes on early bush pilots' adventures. LC 95-031122.

Schwanke, Wilton. Unto the Northernmost Part of the World; Taking God's Word to Alaska (Milwaukie, OR: The Author, 1994), 252 p., paper, $13.95, 12109 S.E. Beckman, Milwaukie, OR 97229. Memories of a Moravian missionary who served for 25 years in Southwest Alaska. wln95-205141.

Schwantes, Carlos A., editor. Encounters with a Distant Land: Exploration and the Great Northwest (Moscow: University of Idaho Press, 1994), 220 p., cloth ISBN 0893011657, $31.95 plus $4.00 postage, 16 Brink Hall, Moscow, ID 83844-1107. Collection of fourteen essays, including one by Stephen Haycox of the University of Alaska Anchorage on the increase in Alaska history research and publication over the past twenty years. LC 93-018483.

Sheldon, Roberta. Heritage of Talkeetna (Talkeetna: Talkeetna Editions, 1995), 185 p., paper, $19.95 plus postage, Box 292, Talkeetna, AK 99676. History of this southcentral Alaskan town told by a lifelong Alaskan who has lived there for thirty years. LC 96-144782.

Simeone, William E. Rifles, Blankets, and Beads: Identity, History, and the Northern Athapaskan Potlatch (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995), 224 p., cloth, ISBN 0806127139, $24.95 + postage, P.O. Box 787, Norman, OK 73070-0787. A study of possessions and culture in the lives of Northern Athapaskans in Tanacross, Alaska. LC 94-48470.

Sitka Community Schools. Seniors and Sitka Sound Youth (SASSY) Program. Sitka at War : World War II stories shared by Sitka's elders (1994) and Conservations with Sitka Elders Conservations with Sitka Elders (1993). Students in freshman English class record experiences of Sitka's pioneers in these 2 slim volumes.

Sitter, Clara Loewen, with Della Matthis. Handbook for Alaska K-12 School Libraries (Anchorage, AK : Alaska Department of Education, Alaska State Library, 1995), various paging, 3-ring binder, $20.00, 344 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 125, Anchorage, AK 99501. ASD. While Alaska is served by over 500 schools, fully 90% of these are small schools with less than 200 students. In small schools, staff fill multiple roles. This looseleaf publications was "written to help library staff maximize their time by providing information and references to many 'frequently asked questions.'" wln95-177818.

Smith, Dave. Alaska's Mammals : a Guide to Selected Species / photographs by Tom Walker (Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, c1995.), 94 p., ISBN 0882404636 (acid-free paper), $12.95, 2208 NW Market St., Suite 300, Seattle, WA, 98107. Short descriptions of selected species of land and maine mammals with color photographs and range maps. LC 95-04986

Strange Northwest : Weird Encounters in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington , by Chris Bader (Surrey, B.C.; Blaine, WA: Hancock House, 1995), 144 p., ISBN 0888393598, paper, $11.95, 1431 Harrison Avenue, Blaine, WA 98230-5005. Bizarre tales from newspapers that feature Bigfoot, aliens, UFOs among others. cn95-9101519.

Tenakee Times: An Informational Booklet on Tenakee Springs, Alaska (Tenakee Springs: no publisher, 1995), 90 p., paper, order from Hearthside Books 254 Front Street, Juneau, AK 99801. Illustrated anecdotes about a southeast Alaskan town. wln95-099518.

Time-Life, People of the Ice and Snow (Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1994), 192 p., ISBN 0809495624(trade), ISBN 0809495635 (, cloth, 777 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Heavily-illustrated overview of traditional northern cultures; Alaskan Rosita Worl, now of the Smithsonian Institution, was a general consultant for the book. LC 94-016653.

Trade and Commerce in Alaska's Past: Papers Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alaska Historical Society, Kodiak, Alaska, November 3-5,1994 (Anchorage: Alaska Historical Society, 1994), 66 p., ISBN 0940521032, comb-bound, $10.00 for members, $12.00 for non-members plus $1.50 postage, P.O. Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510-0299. Five papers presented at the conference. wln96-155345.

Turner, Nancy J. Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples (Vancouver : UBC Press : Royal British Columbia Museum, 1995), 164 p., paper, ISBN07748053391, University of British Columbia, 6344 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2. First published in 1975 under title: Food Plants of British Columbia Indian. Traditional uses of indigenous plants found in British Columbia and neighboring coasts of Washington and Alaska. wln96-67056.

Vandercook, Marcia. A Handbook for Victims of Crime in Alaska . (Anchorage, AK : Alaska Judicial Council, 1995), 18 p., paper, free, 1029 West Third Avenue, Suite 202, Anchorage, AK 99501-1981. ASD. This guide describes the trial and sentencing procedures and legal professionals involved in the judicial process. The victims' role and rights in this process are detailed as well as the services available. wln95-170966.

Vandercook, Marcia. A Guide to Alaska's Criminal Justice System . (Anchorage, AK : Alaska Judicial Council, 1995), 57 p., paper, free, 1029 West Third Avenue, Suite 202, Anchorage, AK 99501-1981. ASD. "This guide describes Alaska's criminal justice system from the time someone commits a crime to the offender's release from state supervision." A resource directory is included. wln95-171002.

Volcanoes of Alaska . (Fairbanks, AK : Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys), l folded sheet: map and photographs on one side of sheet, text on other side, 794 University Avenue, Suite 200, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3645. ASD. Alaska has 80 percent of the active volcanoes in the United States; this map shows the locations with some photographs. On the verso is a glossary, recent eruptions timeline and general explanation of volcanoes. wln95-214045.

Wendt, Ron. Strange, Amazing! True Tales of Alaska (Wasilla : Goldstream Publications, 1995), 64 p., ISBN 1886574103, paper, P.O. Box 870624, Wasilla, AK 99687. Many short stories from the Russian period to the present. LC 95-081491.

Whitekeys, Mr., Mr. Whitekeys' Alaska Bizarre: Direct from the Whale Fat Follies Revue in Anchorage (Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1995), 144 p., ISBN 0882404709, $19.95, 2208 NW Market St., Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98107. Nightclub owner's view of Alaska. LC 95-34812.

Willard, Carrie M. Carrie M. Willard Among the Tlingits: The Letters of 1881-1883 , edited by Borg Hendrickson, (Sitka: Mountain Meadow Press, 1995), 240 p., paper, ISBN 0945519206, $12.95 + postage, P.O. Box 318, Sitka, AK 99835-0318. Letters by a Presbyterian missionary wife, written from Fort Wrangell, Sitka, and Haines. LC 95-75342.

Williams, Wilma. This is Coffee Point : Go Ahead : a Mother's Story of Fishing & Survival at Alaska's Bristol Bay (Anchorage, AK : Alaska Press, 1995), 168 p., paper, ISBN1886921032, $15.95, P.O. Box 90565, Anchorage, AK 99509-0565. Memories of an Alaskan woman and her seven children in the 1960s and 1970s. wln96-097423.

Wood, Diane Ford. The Dawg's Tale: The Story of the Salty Dawg Saloon, the Homer Spit & the Town of Homer, Alaska (Anchorage: Alaska Press, 1995), 224 p., paper, ISBN 945519206, $15.95 + postage, P.O. Box 90565, Anchorage, AK 99509-0565. wln95-192621.

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