Some Books About Alaska 1999
The Alaska State Library produces this annual publication because we feel that such an annotated list is of value to libraries in Alaska. We have attempted to make this list as complete as possible for titles that appeared in 1999 as well as some titles missed in previous years. Some Books About Alaska notes books that are not necessarily held by the Alaska State Library. Please consult your local library or other library databases for libraries holding these titles. NOT included are general travel guides to Alaska and books, such as the Milepost, which are published annually.
Every attempt has been made to have each title reviewed by a librarian. Several Alaskan librarians from around the state assisted in this compilation. Credit for this year's compilation is due Ann Doyle of the Alaska State Library's Alaska Historical Collections. 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 Ann Doyle and also shared his listing that appeared first in the journal published by the Alaska Historical Society, Alaska History. Thanks to that publication for agreeing to let us reprint some of the entries. I also thank Hearthside Books of Juneau for allowing Ann to review books from their shelves and Cook Inlet Book Company of Anchorage for doing the same for Bruce.
Many titles are available through interlibrary loan, and libraries are encouraged to review titles before making the decision to purchase.
Publications are available from the publisher of the work or other indicated source. Bookstores in Alaska also offer these titles, at times with a discount to libraries. The last page of this publication notes some bookstores in the state that may have some of the more obscure current Alaskan titles. 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.
Annotations to the list
© 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. They 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 Daniel Cornwall, Government Publications Librarian, Alaska State Library, for his assistance with the selection and annotation of these titles.
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, Head Librarian,
Alaska Historical Collections
compiled by Kay Myers, Anchorage Municipal Libraries
Arnosky, Jim. Big Jim and the White-Legged Moose (New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1999) unpaged, cloth, $16.00 + postage, ISBN 0688108644, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. Aronsky's song tells about the time Big Jim dropped his pencil and sketchbook when he climbed a tree to avoid a huge bull moose.
Asch, Frank. Song of the North / photographed by Ted Lewin (San Diego : Harcourt Brace & Company, 1999) unpaged, cloth, $16.00 + postage, ISBN 0152012583, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. Who knows the Northern animals and the songs that they sing? Several animals are depicted in poem and photographs.
Barske, Dianne. Mukluks For Annabelle / illustrated by the author (Anchorage : Alaska Zoo, 1999), unpaged, cloth, $15.00 + postage, ISBN 0967391504; or paperback, $10.00 + postage, ISBN 0967391512, 4731 O'Malley Rd., Anchorage AK 99516. Mukluks help Annabelle the Elephant adopt to the cold weather in her new Anchorage home.
ª Bodett, Tom. Williwaw! (New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1999) 192 pp., cloth, $16.00 + postage, ISBN 0679890300; or library edition, $17.99 + postage, ISBN 0679990305; or paper, $4.99 + postage, ISBN 0375806873, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. Autumn and Ivan live an hour's boat trip from the nearest town. When Ivan blows out the short-wave radio batteries, they disobey their father and take the boat to town to get the radio repaired.
Breining, Greg. The Northern Forest (Tarrytown, N.Y. : Benchmark Books, 1999) 64 p., $18.95 + postage, ISBN 0761409017, Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 99 White Plains Road, PO Box 2001, Tarrytown NY 10591, 1-800-821-9881. According to a School Library Journal (3/00) review by Sue Sherif, Breining's book is visually attractive with a dry textbook writing style. The maps are misleading about the range of the forests.
Brown, Jeff. The Alaska Joke Book for Kids! (Juneau : The Author, 1999) 12 pp., paper, $3.99 + postage, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. Alaska's "Minister of Merriment" presents a collection of riddles and jokes.
ª Bugni, Alice. Moose Racks, Bear Tracks, and Other Alaska Kidsnacks : Cooking With Kids Has Never Been So Easy! / illustrated by Shannon Cartwright. (Seattle : PawsIV/Sasquatch Books, 1999) unpaged, paper, $8.95 + postage, ISBN 1570612145, 615 Second Avenue, Suite 260, Seattle WA 98104. Easy-to-make snack food recipes bear Alaska names like Kayaks (potato wedges) and Midnight Sun (breakfast toast).
Cary, Bob. Born To Pull / illustrated by Gail de Marcken. (Duluth, Minn. : Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers, 1999) 96 pp., cloth, $26.95 + postage, ISBN 1570251460, 210 West Michigan Street, Duluth MN 55802-1908, 1-800-247-6789. Cary provides information about sled dogs: how they are trained, how they communicate, and much more.
De Vries, Douglas. Fevering For Gold : A Historical Novel About the 1900 Rush To Nome, Alaska. (Anchorage : Jade Ram Publishing, 1999), 192 pp., cloth, $17.00 + postage, ISBN 1877721069; or paper, $12.00 + postage, ISBN 1877721050, 3003 Wendys' Way, Anchorage AK 99517-1466. Sven and his sister Frieda seek their fortune in Nome, 1900.
ª Dixon, Ann. Blueberry Shoe / illustrated by Evon Zerbetz. (Portland, Ore. : Alaska Northwest Books, 1999) unpaged, cloth, $15.95 + postage, ISBN 0882405187; or paper, $8.95 + postage, ISBN 0882405195, P. O. Box 10306, Portland OR 97296-0306. Baby loses a shoe on a blueberry picking trip. The shoe is lost and found several times by animals and found again by Baby on the next summer's berrying trip.
Donkersloot, Sara Feriante. Down By the River : An Alaska Counting Rhyme / illustrated by Dale C. Preston (Anchorage : Gage Photo Graphics, 1999) 32 pp., $14.95 + postage, cloth, ISBN 1888125608, P.O. Box 221974, Anchorage AK 99522-1974. A northern version of the classic poem "Over in the Meadow" features animals found along Alaska's rivers.
Drucker, Malka. The Sea Monster's Secret / illustrated by Christopher Aja (San Diego : Harcourt Brace & Company, 1999) unpaged, cloth, $16.00 + postage, ISBN 0152006192, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. A lazy young man kills a ferocious sea monster, takes on its skin and swims far out to sea to bring back food for his family. The School Library Journal review (6/99) calls this a "somewhat limp retelling" which "fails to ground the story's locale" possibly near Ketchikan.
Franklin, Kristine L. The Gift / illustrated by Barbara Lavallee (San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1999) unpaged, cloth, $14.95 + postage, ISBN 081180447X, 1-800-722-6657. When Fish Woman invites Jimmy Joe to go fishing at sea, Jimmy Joe catches a salmon and gives it away.
Fremon, David K. The Alaska Purchase in American History (Springfield, N.J. : Enslow Publishers, 1999) 128 pp., library edition, $20.95 + postage, ISBN 0766011380, Box 398, 40 Industrial Road, Berkeley Heights NJ 07922-0398, 1-800-398-2504. A chatty book about the Alaska Purchase which isn't as well written as Cohen's The Alaska Purchase for slightly older readers. Mollie Bynum's review in School Library Journal (3/00) warns of some vague misstatements about the Inupiat and the Yupikigloos and blanket tosses, etc.
Garza, Dolly. Tlingit Moon & Tide Teaching Resource : Elementary Level (Fairbanks : University of Alaska Sea Grant S6-ED-33, 1999) 70 pp., paper, $10.00 + postage, ISBN 1566120608, University of Alaska Sea Grant, P. O. Box 755040, 203 O'Neill Bldg., Fairbanks AK 99775-5040. Guidelines for teaching science come with core units for the moon, tide, and cycles of life.
George, Jean Craighead. Snow Bear / illustrated by Wendell Minor (New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 1999) unpaged, cloth, $15.99 + postage, ISBN 0786804564; or library edition, $16.99 + postage; ISBN 0786823984, 77 West 66th, 11th Floor, New York NY 10023. Bessie plays with a polar bear cub on the Arctic ice while her older brother and the mother bear watch and keep them safe.
Gerber, Carole. Arctic Dreams / illustrated by Marty Husted (Dallas : Whispering Coyote Press, 1999) unpaged, cloth, $15.95 + postage, ISBN 1580890210, Charlesbridge Publishing, 85 Main St., Watertown MA 02472, 1-800-225-3214. A mother takes her sleepy child on a journey with words through the Arctic.
Harter, Lois. Where's the Boss? : A Dog Team Alone on Alaska's Iditarod Trail / illustrated by David Totten (Anchorage : Publication Consultants, 1999) 32 pp., paper, $9.95 + postage, ISBN 1888125632, P.O. Box 221974, Anchorage AK 99522-1974. Lead dogs Toby and Crystal locate and find help for their musher who was missing along the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The author lives in Chugiak.
Hobbs, Will. Jason's Gold (New York : Morrow Junior Books/HarperCollins, 1999) 192 pp., cloth, $16.00 + postage, ISBN 0688150934, or paper, $4.95 + postage, ISBN 0380729148, 10 East 53rd Street, New York NY 10022. Jason, age 15, travels north from Seattle to find his older brothers and get rich from the Klondike gold strike.
Jones, Charlotte Foltz. Yukon Gold : The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush (New York : Holiday House, 1999) 99 p., $18.95 + postage, ISBN 0823414035, 423 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10017. Alaska is briefly mentioned in this Klondike Gold Rush history.
Kiana, Chris. Wally the Lost Baby Walrus (Anchorage : Publication Consultants, 1999) 32 pp., paper, $14.95 + postage, ISBN 1888125594, P.O. Box 221974, Anchorage AK 99522-1974. A baby walrus, adopted by a small coastal community in Alaska, feels the lure of the ocean life.
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. Balto and the Great Race / illustrated by Nora Koerber (New York : Random House, 1999) 99 pp., library edition, $11.99 + postage, ISBN 0679991980; or paperback, $3.99 + postage, ISBN 0679891986, 1-800-726-0600. The story of the 1925 serum run to Nome, particularly as it pertains to the sled dog Balto, is related in this Stepping Stone series title.
Lynch, Wayne. Arctic Alphabet : Exploring the North From A To Z / photographed by the author (Willowdale, Ontario : Firefly Books Ltd., 1999) 32 pp., library edition, $19.95 + postage, ISBN 1552093360; or paper, $6.95 + postage, ISBN 1552093344, 4 Daybreak Lane, Westport CT 06880-2157, 1-800-387-5085. Lynch, a wildlife photographer and science writer, uses plants, animals, and unique terms in this alphabetical introduction to the arctic.
Markle, Sandra. After the Spill : The Exxon Valdez Disaster Then and Now (New York : Walker and Company, 1999) 32 pp., cloth, $16.95 + postage, ISBN 0802786103, library edition, $17.95 + postage, ISBN 0802786111, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. The Exxon Valdez oil spill, the subsequent disaster, and the impact on the environment and people of Prince William Sound is touched upon in this photo-essay.
McGinty, Alice B. Sled Dogs : Speeding Through Snow (New York : PowerKids Press/Rosen Publishing Group, 1999) 24 pp., cloth, $18.60, ISBN 082395210X, or library edition, $17.26, ISBN 0823952169, 1-800-237-9932. Explores the nature and work of sled dogs, what kinds of breeds make sled dogs, and the history of dogsled racing.
Meeker, Clare Hodgson. Lootas, Little Wave Eater : An Orphaned Sea Otter's Story / photographed by C.J. Casson (Seattle : Sasquatch Books, 1999) 43 pp., paper, $12.95 + postage, ISBN 1570611645, 615 Second Avenue, Suite 260, Seattle WA 98104. A sea otter pup, orphaned in a boating accident, is flown to Anchorage to be treated. The pup needs to be hand-raised, and the Seattle Aquarium offers to care for her.
Morris, Gilbert. Dixie & Blizzard (Chicago : Moody Press, 1999) 159 pp., paper, $5.99 + postage, ISBN 0802433715, 1-800-678-6928. Eleven-year-old Dixie spends three months in Alaska with a missionary and learns to train sled dogs.
Mudd-Ruth, Maria. The Tundra (Tarrytown, N.Y. : Benchmark Books, 1999) 64 pp., library edition, $18.95 + postage, ISBN 0761409025, Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 99 White Plains Road, PO Box 2001, Tarrytown NY 10591, 1-800-821-9881. Sue Sherif's review in School Library Journal (3/00) says this title is visually pleasing, but has a misleading map and a dry text. She recommends sticking with older titles by Sayre, Walsh Shepherd, Hiscock and Silver.
ª Murphy, Claire Rudolf & Jane G. Haigh. Children of the Gold Rush (Boulder, Colo. : Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1999) 82 pp., paper, $14.95 + postage, ISBN 1570982570, 6309 Monarch Park Place, Niwot CO 80503, 1-800-352-1985. Through vintage photographs, personal stories and related historical material, the Alaskan/Yukon Territory gold rush is shown through the experience of children.
Pandell, Karen. Journey Through the Northern Rainforest / photographed by Art Wolfe / illustrated by Denise Y. Takahashi (New York : Dutton Children's Books, 1999) unpaged, cloth, $17.99 + postage, ISBN 0525458042, 375 Hudson St. New York NY 10014. Explores the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest through the eyes of an eagle.
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. Great Ice Bear : The Polar Bear and the Eskimo / illustrated by Anne Wertheim (New York : Morrow Junior Books, 1999) 40 pp., cloth, $16.00 + postage, ISBN 0688137679, or library binding, $15.93 + postage, ISBN 0688137687, 10 East 53rd Street, New York NY 10022. Patent offers information about the day-to-day existence of the polar bear as well as its relationship with its human neighbors.
Pennington, Bonnie. Tommy's Train Ride On the Alaska Railroad (Anchorage : Publication Consultants, 1999) unpaged, $8.95 + postage, ISBN 1888125519, P.O. Box 221974, Anchorage AK 99522-1974. Tommy rides the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks and describes the sights along the way in this short picture book story.
Rea, C.J. & Ba. A Whale's Tale From the Supper Sea / illustrated by Ba Rea (Glenshaw, Penn. : Bas Relief Publishing Group, 1999) unpaged, paper, $10.95 + postage, ISBN 0965747212, P.O. Box 426, Glenshaw PA 15116. Alice, the tufted puffin, and Meg, the humpback whale, frolic in the "Supper Sea"Kenai Fjords.
Sabuda, Robert. The Blizzard's Robe / illustrated by the author. (New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1999) unpaged, library edition, $16.00 + postage, ISBN 0689319886, or cloth, $16.00, ISBN 0689811616, Simon & Schuster, 100 Front Street, Riverside NJ 08075. Teune, a young girl living in an arctic village, makes a robe for the Blizzard. As a reward he creates the northern lights.
Schuch, Steve. A Symphony of Whales (San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1999) unpaged, cloth, $16.00 + postage, ISBN 0152016708, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. Young Glashka's dream of the singing of whales, accompanied by a special kind of music, leads to the rescue of thousands of whales stranded in a freezing Siberian bay. Awarded Best Illustrated Children's Book by the New York Times Book Review.
Smith, Roland. Sea Otter Rescue : The Aftermath of an Oil Spill (New York : Puffin Books, 1999) 64 pp., paper, $6.99 + postage, ISBN 014056621X, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. Describes the rescue of the sea otters following the 1989 oil spill in Valdez, Alaska. Updated for the 10th anniversary of the oil spill with a new afterward.
Staub, Frank. Children of the Tlingit (Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1999) 48 pp., library edition, $21.27 + postage, ISBN 1575053330, 241 1st Ave N., Minneapolis MN 55401-1607. Information about the lives of several Tlingit children throughout southeast Alaska weaves facts about their history and culture along with their present day activities.
Tonsgard, William R. and Connie Layne Tonsgard, ill. Willie & Sam (Juneau : The Authors, 1999) 50 pp., paper, $16.95 + postage, ISBN 0967306809, P.O. Box 33359, Juneau AK 99803-3359. Explores the livelihood of logging in Southeast Alaska with text, charming illustrations, and a glossary.
Turnbull, Andy & Debora Pearson. By Truck To the North : My Arctic Adventure (Toronto : Annick Press, 1999) 88 pp., library edition, $24.95 + postage, ISBN 1550375512, or paper, $14.95 + postage, ISBN 1550375504, dist. by Firefly Books, Ltd., 1-800-387-5085. From Vancouver, B.C., trucker Bill Rutherford delivers groceries to Inuvik and on to Tuktoyaktuk on the Beaufort Sea.
Vanasse, Deb. Out of the Wilderness (New York : Clarion Books, 1999) 176 pp., cloth, $15.00 + postage, ISBN 0395914213, 215 Park Avenue South, New York NY 10003. Fifteen year old Josh dreams of returning to city life, but his Dad feels they must remain in the Alaska wilderness near Josh's older half brother.
Wadsworth, Ginger. Tundra Discoveries / illustrated by John Carrozza (Watertown, Mass. : Charlesbridge Publishing, 1999) unpaged, cloth, $15.95 + postage, ISBN 0881068756; or paper, $6.95 + postage, ISBN 0881068764, Charlesbridge Publishing, 85 Main St., Watertown MA 02472, 1-800-225-3214.. Thirteen arctic animals are portrayed during a full year on the tundra.
Wallace, Mary. The Inuksuk Book / illustrated by the author (Toronto : Owl Books, 1999) 64 pp., library edition, $19.95 + postage, ISBN 1895688906; or paper, $12.95 + postage, ISBN 1895688914, Greey de Pencier Books, Inc, 179 John St., Ste. 500, Toronto ON, M5T 3G5 Canada. Wallace describes the Inuit way of life in Arctic Canada. Inuksuit (plural) are stone structures that can communicate essential survival knowledge to an arctic traveler.
ª Walsh Shepherd, Donna. Alaska (New York : Children's Press, 1999) 144 pp., library edition, $32.00 + postage, ISBN 0516209922, 1-800-621-1115. The geography, history, economy and industry, natural resources, arts and recreation, and the people of Alaska are surveyed in this America the Beautiful, second series, volume. A timeline gives a United States Alaska comparison from 1607 to 1991.
Warbelow, Willy Lou. The Guffinys Too / illustrated by Cyndie Warbelow-Tack. (Tok, Alaska : Main Street Publishing Company, 1999) 104 pp., $19.95 + postage, ISBN 0691831448, Box 252, Tok AK 99780. A sequel to The Guffiny's Chimney provides more adventures of a group of miniature people who live on a mountain top in the Alaska Range.
Ward, Karen & Kennan. Born To Be Wild : The Bears Grizzly, Polar, Black (Santa Cruz, Calif. : WildLight Press, Inc., 1999) 23 p., $8.95 + postage, ISBN 1930700784, 1-800-729-5302. The naturalist authors discuss bears through brief descriptive text and clear color photographs.
Warner, Gertrude Chandler. The Mystery of the Black Raven Boxcar Children Special, No. 12 (Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Company, 1999) 133 pp., library edition, $13.95 + postage, ISBN 0807529885, or paper, $3.95 + postage, ISBN 0807529893, 1-800-255-7675. The Aldens investigate a mystery involving a legendary mining expedition to the gold fields of Alaska.
Wills, Jerre. Elek : Trials and Tribulations of an Elk (Homer, Alaska : Raven Cache Publications, 1999) 106 p., $11.95 + postage, ISBN 0967332303, P.O. Box 3388, Homer AK 99603. A book for teens and adults relates the fictional trials of an elk herd on Afognak Island.
Yanuchi, Lori. Running With the Big Dogs : A Sled Dog Puppy Grows Up in Denali National Park, Alaska / illustrated by Wendy Brown (Ridge Rock Press, 1999) 32 p., $9.95 + postage, ISBN 096701770X, P.O. Box 255, Healy AK 99743. Yanuchi's story follows the first year of life of a sled dog puppy who lives in the Denali National Park kennels. He dreams of taking the rangers on winter patrols into the park like the big dogs.
compiled by Ann S. Doyle, Alaska State Library.
Boyd, Donna. The Promise (New York : Avon Books, 1999) 340 pp., cloth, $23.00 + postage, ISBN 0380974509, or paper, $6.99 + postage, ISBN 0380790963, HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York NY 10022. Library Journal calls this sequel to The Passion, set in Alaska, "Mesmerizing... In the tradition of Anne Rice, Boyd transforms the monsters of myth and legend into erotic and charismatic beings."
Brand, Max. Sixteen in Nome (New York : Dorchester Pub. Co., 1999) 230 pp., paper, $4.50 + postage, ISBN 0843944862, 276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1008, New York, NY 10001, 1-800-481-9191. Hugh Massey and Arnie Calmont were once partners. Now they are on opposite sides as they fight for the possession of a most extraordinary and powerful sled dog known as Alec the Great and a very mysterious woman named Marjorie. An earlier version of this novel appeared in installments in Western Story Magazine.
Charrier, Larry. Alaskan Holiday : A Novel (Ketchikan : Great Wave Publishing, 1998) 196 pp., paper, $9.95 + postage, ISBN 0964063727, P. O. Box 23139, Ketchikan AK 99901. A fisherman's vacation becomes a battle of wits and a struggle to survive.
ª Cherry, Bob. Spirit of the Raven : An Alaskan Novel (Seattle; Denver : Picaro Press, 1999) 279 pp., cloth, $19.95 + postage, ISBN 0966543009, 700 N. Colorado Blvd., Suite 124, Denver CO 80206. The award-winning Alaskan author's first novel is a mystery set in the Alaskan bush and incorporates universal truths and Native American mythology.
Doig, Ivan. Mountain Time : A Novel (New York : Scribner, 1999) 316 pp., cloth, $25.00 + postage, ISBN 068483295X, or paper, $13.00 + postage, ISBN 0684865696, Simon & Schuster, 100 Front Street, Riverside NJ 08075. Set in Seattle, San Francisco, Montana, and Alaska, Mountain Time is the story of three intense relationships: between father and son, between sisters, and between lovers.
Du Brul, Jack B. Charon's Landing (New York : Forge; distributed by St. Martin's Press, 1999) 382 pp., cloth, $24.95, ISBN 0312868162, or paper, $7.99, ISBN 0812575504, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. On a frozen highway in a pitch-black Alaskan night, environmental terrorists sabotage an oil truck, killing its driver and despoiling miles of precious wilderness. Their point: that the President's plan to open the Alaska refuge to oil drilling will cause irreparable damage to the area's ecology.
Harte, Amanda. Midnight Sun (New York : Leisure Books, 1999) 359 pp., paper, $5.50 + postage, ISBN 0843945036, available from Dorchester Publishing, 276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1008, New York, NY 10001, 1-800-481-9191. Set in Alaska, 1909, this romance novel tells of a beautiful physician and a ruggedly handsome miner who find love while braving the hardships of the frontier.
Henry, Sue. Murder on the Yukon Quest : An Alaska Mystery (New York : Avon, 1999) 291 pp., cloth, $22.00 + postage, ISBN 0380977648, HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York NY 10022. Anthony Award-winning Henry's character, champion sled-dog racer Jessie Arnold, is testing herself in the thousand-mile Yukon Quest race, which follows the old mail trail from Whitehorse to Fairbanks, when one of the other racers is kidnapped and held for ransom.
ª Jones, Stan. White Sky, Black Ice : A Nathan Active Mystery (New York : Soho Press, 1999) 264 pp., cloth, $22.00 + postage, ISBN 1569471525, 1-888-330-8477. John Strohmeyer, author of Extreme Conditions: Big Oil and the Transformation of Alaska describes this novel: "This fast-paced mystery is a good read with a valuable bonus. It offers a rare insight into the oldest of North American cultures."
Landers, Gunnard. Eskimo Money (Minocqua, Wis. : Willow Creek Press, 1999) 206 pp., paper, $14.95 + postage, ISBN 1572231491, P.O. Box 147, Minocqua, WI 54548, 1-800-850-6453. An outdoor adventure, Eskimo Money is based on actual undercover operations conducted in Alaska in efforts to discontinue the slaughter of walrus and the illegal trade in ivory.
Lane, Christopher. Season of Death : An Inupiat Eskimo Mystery (New York : Avon Twilight, 1999) 338 pp., paper, $5.99 + postage, ISBN 0380798727, HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York NY 10022. Inupiat police officer Ray Attla joins two buddies for a three-day caribou hunt in the Alaskan Bush country. But while fishing, the trio pulls in the remains of a human head.
Masterton, Graham. Snowman (Sutton : Severn House Pub. Ltd., 1999) 218 pp., cloth, $26.00 + postage, ISBN 0727854275, available from Chivers North America, PO BOX 1450, Hampton, NH 03843-1450, 1-800-830-3044. "What's behind the freaky weather? It's a vengeful Inuit spirit who was promised Jack's soul by his dad in exchange for leading him to safety from a crisis-strewn Alaska expedition, only to see the old man renege on the deal" (from Kirkus Reviews).
Otte, Marc. Hide and Seek : On the Trail with Orrin Porter Rockwell (Anchorage : Publication Consultants, 1999) 176 pp., paper, $12.95 + postage, ISBN 1888125535, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. Two Deputy United States Marshals and fellow Mormons take a boy under their wings and plan a fishing trip to a remote Alaska lodge. This seems to be just the thing to take the boy's mind off his murdered father, but their path takes a potentially deadly turn. The author lives in Alaska with his family.
Pollen, Michael R. Through the Eye of the Glacier : A 12,000-Year Old Mystery is Revealed Inside an Alaska Glacier (Anchorage : Publication Consultants, 1999) 215 pp., paper, $14.95, ISBN 1888125586, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. The author explains that, "This story weaves anthropology, Alaskan history, and contemporary science fiction in an entertaining tale that will lift the reader's spirits."
Rogers, Betsy. The Healing Heart (New York : Avalon Books, 1999) 182 pp., cloth, $18.95 + postage, ISBN 0803493479, Thomas Bouregy & Co., Inc., 401 Lafayette Street, New York NY 10003, 1-800-223-5251. Left just before her marriage by her ex-fiance, Ashley has burned her bridges behind in Seattle to come to work for the summer as the cook at a salmon cannery on Eagle Island in Alaska.
Rust, Megan Mallory. Red Line (New York, Berkeley Prime Crime, 1999) 209 pp., paper, $5.99, ISBN 0425168972, available from: The Penguin Putnam Publishing Group, 405 Murray Hill Parkway East Rutherford, NJ 07073. "Taylor Morgan discovers that someone is smuggling illegal booze to the local villagers. But when police refuse to look into the matter, Taylor investigates--and finds herself caught in a blizzard of dead-end leads."
Stabenow, Dana. Hunter's Moon : A Kate Shugak Mystery (New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1999) 260 pp., cloth, $23.95 + postage, ISBN 0399144684, or paper, $6.99 + postage, ISBN 0425172957, The Penguin Putnam Publishing Group, 405 Murray Hill Parkway East Rutherford, NJ 07073. Kirkus Reviews says, "It's a lucky thing that Kate Shugak is, as her sweetie Jack Morgan points out, a Renaissance woman who can shoot, guide, survive in the Alaskan bush, and bring murderers to justice, since she'll need all those skills and more to handle the big-game hunting party George Perry is taking to Taiga Lodge."
Stabenow, Dana. So Sure of Death : A Liam Campbell Mystery (New York : Dutton Adult, 1999) 275 pp., cloth, $23.95 + postage, ISBN 0525945199, The Penguin Putnam Publishing Group, 405 Murray Hill Parkway East Rutherford, NJ 07073. When the bodies of a local family are found adrift at sea, horribly murdered, Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell is drawn straight into the heart of a family scandal involving adultery, tribal taboos, and forbidden romance.
Tillion, Diana. Guardians of the Great North Pacific Casino (New York : Vantage Press, 1999) 207 pp., cloth, $24.95 + postage, ISBN 0533128536, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. History and biography worked into a novel about the management of North Pacific fisheries in the 1970s and 1980s.
Tower, Elizabeth A. Chain of Life : An Alaska, Aleutian Island Adventure (Anchorage : Publication Consultants,1999) 192 pp., paper, $14.95, ISBN 188812556X, P.O. Box 221974, Anchorage AK 99522-1974. Presents a picture of the Aleut community of Unalaska-Dutch Harbor during the 1970s through the eyes of two young men: a Japanese-American pilot searching for his Aleut mother and an Aleut orphan seeking to reestablish contact with his family.
compiled by Ann S. Doyle, Alaska State Library, andBruce Merrell, Anchorage Municipal Libraries.
Alaska. Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Results Within Our Reach : Alaska State Plan for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, 1999-2003 (Juneau : The Board, 1999) 50 pp., paper, available from the State of Alaska. Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, 240 Main St., Ste. 101, Juneau AK 99801. Focusing on partnership development at local, regional, and state levels, this plan reflects progress in establishing treatment outcomes and raising awareness in a mission to reduce the devastating consequences of substance abuse. ASD
Alaska Boater's Handbook (Anchorage : Alaska State Office of Boating Safety, Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, 1999) 43 pp., paper, request from the Office of Boating Safety, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, 3601 C St., Anchorage AK 99503. Alaska's first state boating handbook provides basic information for Alaska boaters on boat registration, equipment requirements, and "rules of the road." It highlights safe operating procedures and tips for handling boating emergencies. ASD
Alaska. Commission on Rural Governance and Empowerment. Final Report to the Governor (Anchorage : The Commission, 1999) 136 pp., paper, 333 W. Fourth Ave., Ste. 220, Anchorage AK 99501. Examines local government as it currently exists in rural Alaska and makes recommendations for change. Includes case studies of successful instances of municipal/tribal cooperation. ASD
Alaska Public Policy Issues : Background and Perspectives, edited by Clive S. Thomas (Juneau : Denali Press, 1999) 360 pp., paper, $37.00 + postage, ISBN 0938737376, P. O. Box 021535, Juneau AK 99802-1535. Explores the major political issues and public policies in Alaska at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The editor is a professor of political science at UAS and coordinator of the University of Alaska Legislative Internship Program.
Alaska Sanitation Planning Guide for Small Communities (Anchorage : Alaska Dept. of Community and Economic Development, Rural Utility Business Advisor Program, 1999) 34 pp., paper, HDR Alaska, Inc., 2525 C St., Ste. 305, Anchorage AK 99503. Initiated as part of the Governor's strategy to make safe water and hygienic sewage service a reality for all Alaskans, this provides a step-by-step outline of how to produce a "Sanitation Master Plan" that reflects the thinking and decisions of the particular community carrying out the process. ASD
Alaskan Wilderness, edited by Tricia Brown (Bethesda, Md. : Discovery Communications, 1999) pp., paper, $19.95 + postage, ISBN: 1563318377, 1-800-889-9950. An overview of the natural history and geographic information about the Alaskan wilderness, enhanced with photographs, expert advice, and travel tips.
Alaskans Speak Out on Public Policy Choices : The Role of the Permanent Fund in Alaska's Future : the Principles & Interests Project (Juneau : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, 1999) 64 pp., paper, Free, 801 W. 10th St., Ste. 302, P.O. Box 4-1000, Juneau AK 99802. Papers resulting from the non-political and year-long Principles & Interest project conducted by the Alaska Humanities Forum. ASD
Anderson, Richard D. RVing in Alaska : Campgrounds and Services (Anchorage : Billiken Press, 1998)226 pp., paper, $19.95+ postage, ISBN 0962932558, P. O. Box 249866, Anchorage AK 99524-0866. For both RVers and tent campers, state, federal, and privately operated campgrounds are described in detail. This is a revision of the author's 1991 work of the same title.
Beck, Mary Giraudo. Ka'gun'da : George James Beck, Alaskan Pioneer Teacher, Missionary, Leader (Ketchikan : Rocky Point Publishing, 1999) 142 pp., paper, $14.95 + postage, ISBN0966947819, 2855 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan AK 99901. Biography of a teacher who began his Alaska career at the Presbyterian Sitka Training School in 1895.
Bercee, Loverne. A Story of Glacier Valley : True Tales from the Top of Mt. Alyeska, Girdwood, Alaska (Anchorage : Professional Colorgraphics Printing & Publishing, Inc., 1998) 119 pp., paper, $12.50 + postage, P.O. Box 465, Girdwood, AK 99587. A compilation of personal stories about life in Girdwood and Mt. Alyeska, including the 1964 earthquake.
Black, Lydia. A History and Ethnohistory of the Aleutians East Borough (Fairbanks : Limestone Press, 1999) 385 pp., cloth, $37.50 + $4.00 postage, ISBN 189590126X, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks AK 99775-0860. Provides a comprehensive view of the history of each Borough community and its economic development.
Blender, Emmalee. Streets to the Past : The Historic Street Name Guide for Petersburg, Alaska (Petersburg : Clausen Memorial Museum, 1999) 132 pp., paper, $11.00 + postage, P.O. Box 708, Petersburg AK 99833. Illustrated with photographs; most are of fishing boats, which seems appropriate for this southeast Alaskan fishing community.
Book of the Tongass, edited by Carol Servid and Don Snow (Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 1999) 297 pp., paper, $18.95 + postage, ISBN 1571312269, 1-800-520-6455. Thirteen Alaskans describe the region's spectacular forest and wildlife, its economic opportunities, and in two pieces by Tlingit storytellers, its oral history.
Boyd, Robert T. The Coming of the Spirit of Pestilence : Introduced Infectious Diseases and Population Decline Among Northwest Coast Indians, 1774-1874 (Vancouver : UBC Press ; Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1999) 403 pp., cloth, $50.00 + postage, ISBN 0295978376, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle WA 98145-5096. Examines the introduction of infectious diseases among the Indians of the Northwest Coast culture area (present-day western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, and southeast Alaska) in the first century of contact and the effects of these new diseases on Native American population size, structure, interactions, and viability. The emphasis is on epidemic diseases and specific epidemic episodes.
Butcher, Russell D. Guide to National Parks, Alaska Region (Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, 1999) 87 pp., paper, $11.95 + postage, ISBN 0762705701, 1-888-249-7586. A tour of the region's national parks with detailed descriptions of notable park features and full-color photography.
Carlton, Rosemary. Sheldon Jackson, The Collector (Juneau : Alaska State Museums, 1999) 95 pp., paper, $14.95 + postage, Sheldon Jackson Museum, 104 College Drive, Sitka AK 99835. A study of Jackson, the nineteenth-century Presbyterian missionary, as a collector of Alaskan Native artifacts.
Clark, Lee Ben. Mission Improbable : Using Fantasy Documents to Tame Disaster (Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999) 217 pp., cloth, $25.00 + postage, ISBN 0226109410, 1-800-621-2736. Contains a lengthy section on the planning and the reality of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
Clemens, Janet and Chris Allan. World War II in Alaska : A Resource Guide for Teachers and Students (Anchorage : Alaska Support Office, National Park Service, 1999) 14 pp., comb-bound, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage AK 99503. Selected bibliographies on twelve different themes form the core of this booklet; Alaskan libraries and museums with WWII materials are also listed, as are selected internet sites.
Clemens, Janet and Frank Norris. Building in an Ashen Land : Katmai National Park and Preserve Historic Resource Study (Anchorage : National Park Service Alaska Support Office, 1999) 204 pp., paper, Lake Clark Katmai Studies Center, 4230 University Dr., Ste. 311, Anchorage AK 99508. An illustrated history of this unique western Alaskan park unit.
Clifford, Howard. Alaska/Yukon Railroads : An Illustrated History, Steven Hauff, editor, (Arlington, WA : Oso Publishing, 1999) 248 pp., cloth, $42.95 + postage, ISBN 096475214X, 31328 N. Brooks Creek Road, Arlington WA 98223. Originally published in 1981 as Rails North: The Railroads of Alaska and the Yukon, this new edition adds fifty pages and incorporates "a significant amount of new research material."
Cole, Dermot. Fairbanks : A Gold Rush Town That Beat the Odds (cloth)/Fairbanks : The Golden Heart of Alaska (paper) (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1999) 224 pp., cloth, $22.95 + $5 postage, ISBN 0945397798, or paper, $14.95 + $5 postage, ISBN 0945397739, Box 82368, Kenmore WA 98028-0368. Written by a long-time columnist for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, this is part of the publisher's "City History Series."
Cook, James. The Journals of Captain James Cook, edited by John C. Beaglehole (Rochester, NY : Boydell & Brewer in association with Hordern House, 1999) four volumes plus a portfolio of charts and views, $1070.00 + postage, ISBN 0851157440, P.O. Box 41026, Rochester NY 14604-4126. Reissued by arrangement with its original publisher, the Hakluyt Society, this indexed and annotated edition of Cook's three voyages has long been out of print. Only the third voyage, published here in two volumes totaling more than 1600 pages, passed through Alaskan waters.
Cook, Linda. Elmendorf Air Force Base, Volume I : Historic Context of World War II Buildings and Structures ([Anchorage : Alaska Support Office,] National Park Service, 1999) 106 pp., paper, 2525 Gambell Street, Anchorage AK 99503-2892. Illustrated history of this Anchorage Air Force installation and a survey of its buildings, except for those built between 1940-45, which will appear in Volume II.
DeArmond, Robert N. A Voyage in a Dory : From Sitka to Tacoma by Oars, Sail and Tow Rope (Sitka : Arrowhead Press, 1999) 88 pp., paper, $13.95 + postage, ISBN 1929292007, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. The Southeast Alaska historian describes his 1931 adventure.
Debets, G. F. The Paleo-Anthropology of the Early Eskimos (Ipiutak and Tigara), translated by Richard L. Bland (Anchorage: National Park Service, Shared Beringian Heritage Program, 1999) ca. 75 pp., comb-bound, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage AK 99503-2892. Translation of a 1986 study of human remains collected by Froelich Rainey and Helge Larsen at Point Hope between 1939 and 1941.
Decaneas, Antony. Bradford Washburn : Mountain Photography (Seattle, Wash. : The Mountaineers, 1999) 142 pp., cloth, $60.00 + postage, ISBN 0898866898, or paper, $29.95 + postage, ISBN 0898866901, 1001 S.W. Klickitat Way, Suite 201, Seattle WA 98134. Traveling the world for eight decades, mountaineer, explorer, cartographer, and aerial photographer Bradford Washburn has documented the landscape around the world. This has black and white aerial photographs taken mainly in Alaska, but also some from the Swiss Alps and the American Southwest.
Decker, Julie. Icebreakers : Alaska's Most Innovative Artists (Anchorage : Decker Art Services, 1999) 332 pp., cloth, $65.00 + $8 postage, ISBN 0967070902, P.O. Box 101403, Anchorage AK 99510. Highlights the work of 54 Alaskan artists with biographical information, examples of their work, and many photographs, some color. Also includes essays on art in Alaska.
Degnan, Frances Ann. Under the Arctic Sun : The Life and Times of Frank and Ada Degnan (Unalakleet: Cottonwood Bark, 1999), 365 pp., paper, $19.98 + postage, ISBN 0966965000, P.O. Box 33, Unalakleet AK 99684-0033. Memories, interviews and photographs of the Unalakleet area.
Dixon, E. James. Bones, Boats & Bison : Archeology and the First Colonization of Western North America (Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1999) 322 pp., cloth, $49.95 + postage, ISBN 0826320570, or paper, $24.95 + postage, ISBN 0826321380, 1-800-249-7737. This revolutionary archeological synthesis argues an alternative model of the earliest human population of North America. E. James Dixon dispels the stereotype of big-game hunters following mammoths across the Bering Land Bridge and paints a vivid picture of marine mammal hunters, fishers, and general foragers colonizing the New World.
Dubin, Lois Sherr. North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment : From Prehistory to the Present (New York : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1999) 608 pp., cloth, $75.00 + postage, ISBN 0810936895, 100 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10011. Illustrated, comprehensive study of jewelry, beadwork, clothing, and ceremonial objects from ancient times to the present, made by indigenous peoples throughout the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexico. Two chapters (approximately 15% of the book) directly address Arctic and Sub-Arctic Native cultures, each of which includes parts of Alaska.
Durr, R. A. Down in Bristol Bay : High Tides, Hangovers, and Harrowing Experiences on Alaska's Last Frontier (New York, St. Martin's Press, 1999) 219 pp., cloth, $23.95 + postage, ISBN 0312205295, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. Sixties dropout from East Coast academia becomes a fisherman and Alaskan.
The Exxon Valdez Disaster : Readings on a Modern Social Problem, 2nd ed., edited by J. Steven Picou [et al.] (Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 1999) 337 pp., paper, $45.95 + postage, ISBN 0787256854, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. The communities caught in the path of the oil spill or lying within easy reach of it were damaged in unmistakable if subtle ways. This textbook gathers papers from sociological viewpoints, allowing us a many-dimensioned look at one of the most important environmental disasters of modern times.
ª Field, Carmen M. and Conrad J. Field. Alaska's Seashore Creatures : A Guide to Selected Marine Invertebrates (Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, 1999) 94 pp., paper, $12.95 + postage, ISBN 0882405160, P. O. Box 10306, Portland OR 97296-0306. The authors, marine biologists and naturalists living in Homer, offer a pocket-sized field guide to many of the most commonly found invertebrates, where to find them, and tips on photographing them.
First Catch Your Moose : The Fairbanks Cookbook, 1909 (Fairbanks : Tanana-Yukon Historical Society, 1999), 113 pp., paper, $10.00 + postage, ISBN 0940457105, available from New Horizons Gallery, 519 First Avenue, Fairbanks AK 99701. A facsimile reprint of Fairbanks Cook Book of Tested Recipes, "Compiled by the Ladies of the Presbyterian Church" and published in 1909. Also includes historical photographs of early Fairbanks, additional hand-written recipes found in the original copy, and an introduction by Mary Childers Mangusso and Phyllis Demuth Movius. ASD
Firth, John. Yukon Quest : The 1000-Mile Dog Sled Race Through the Yukon and Alaska (Whitehorse, Yukon : Lost Moose, the Yukon Publishers, 1998) 277 pp., paper, $9.95 + postage, ISBN 1896758037, 58 Kluane Crescent, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 3G7. This insider's view of the legendary race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse includes anecdotes from all the races (1984-1997) plus all results and rules.
Freedman, Donna. Anchorage : City-Smart Guidebook (Santa Fe, N.M. : John Muir Publications, 1998) 195 pp., paper, $12.95 + postage, ISBN 1562613995, 1-800-888-7504. Written by a local author, this guide gives the feeling of having inside information on the city and all it has to offer. A portion of proceeds from the sales of this goes to the Alaska Center for the Book.
Freedman, Lew. Father of the Iditarod : The Joe Redington Story (Fairbanks : Epicenter Press, 1999) 320 pp., paper, $16.95 + postage, ISBN 9945397755, P.O. Box 82368, Kenmore WA 98028. Biography of the man who almost single-handedly rescued long-distance Alaska dog mushing from extinction.
Garibaldi, Ann. Medicinal Flora of the Alaska Natives (Anchorage : Alaska Natural Heritage Program, Environment and Natural Resources Institute [ENRI], University of Alaska Anchorage, 1999) 199 pp., spiral, $25.00 postpaid, ENRI, attn. Judy Alward, 707 A St., Anchorage 99501. "A compilation of knowledge from literary sources of Aleut, Athabascan, Eyak, Haida, Inupiat, Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Yupik traditional healing methods using plants.
George, Marilyn Jordan. Following the Alaskan Dream : My Salmon Trolling Adventures in the Last Frontier (Petersburg : The Author, 1999) 365 pp., paper, $24.95 + $4 postage, ISBN 0967163900, P.O. Box 1031, Petersburg AK 99833. R. N. DeArmond says the author "has written a gripping account of those years of fishing for salmon and halibut, of disasters at sea, and of raising a family under circumstances peculiar to Southeastern Alaska."
Glines, Carroll V. Bernt Balchen : Polar Aviator (Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999) 310 pp., cloth, $29.95 + postage, ISBN 1560989068, 1-800-782-4612. He set polar flight records, organized a series of daring wartime air operations, and became a leader in Arctic aviation. But despite these achievements, Norwegian-American aviator Bernt Balchen saw his public image and military career repeatedly undermined by his one-time mentor, the famous and influential Admiral Richard Byrd.
Hadman, Ballard. As the Sailor Loves the Sea (Victoria, B.C. : Trafford Publishing, 1999), 232 pp., paper, $18.95 + postage, ISBN 1552122867, Trafford Catalog #99-0037, 1-888-232-4444. Hadman's son adds a preface to this reprint of her 1951 classic about her life in Alaska.
Harkey, Ira. Noel Wien : Alaska Pioneer Bush Pilot (Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 1999) 307 pp., cloth, $34.95 + postage, ISBN 1889963151, or paper, $24.95 + postage, ISBN 188996316X, 1-888-252-6657. This reprint of the 1974 classic Pioneer Bush Pilot by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author brings understanding of both Wien and the Alaska he knew.
Hayes, Derek. Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest : Maps of Exploration and Discovery--British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Yukon (Seattle : Sasquatch Books, 1999) 208 pp., cloth, $40.00 + postage, ISBN 1570612153, 615 Second Avenue, Suite 260, Seattle WA 98104. Reproductions of 322 historic maps, from the 16th through the 20th centuries.
Heacox, Kim. The Denali Road Guide : A Traveler's Guide to the Wildlife and Wilderness of Denali National Park (Denali National Park : Alaska Natural History Association, 1999) 52 pp., paper, $6.00 + postage, ISBN 0930931009, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. A revision of the author's 1986 book of the same title.
ª Hess, Bill. Gift of the Whale : The Inupiat Bowhead Hunt, a Sacred Tradition (Seattle : Sasquatch Books, 1999) 227 pp., cloth, $40.00 + postage, ISBN 1570611637, 615 Second Ave., Seattle WA 98104. Booklist (9/1/99) says about this beautifully produced book, "The aboriginal right to hunt bowhead whales (an endangered species) remains controversial, but Hess' book presents a strong case for the cultural and spiritual side of the argument."
Hilscher, Herb. The Heritage of Alaska (Anchorage : National Bank of Alaska, 1999) 28 pp., paper, request from Heritage Library, P.O. Box 100600, Anchorage AK 99510. This is a reprint of the 1971 edition. It contains dozens of scripts for television and radio spots which were narrated by Elmer Rasmuson and aired in the 1960s. Each short article is about an incident, character, or period in Alaskan history such as "The First Bells Cast in Alaska," "How to Start an Alaskan Library," or "Dr. Will ChaseBeloved Alaskan."
Hirschmann, Fred. Alaska From the Air (Portland, Ore. : Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, 1999) 143 pp., cloth, $39.95 + postage, ISBN 1558684662, P. O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306. Color photographs provide an aerial tour of Alaska with the author/photographer as guide.
An Index to The Beaver Magazine : October 1920 to December 1995/January 1996 (Winnipeg : Canada's National History Society, 1999) 453 pp., comb-bound, $125.00 + postage, 478-167 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0T6. A detailed index to the Canadian history magazine that was published by the Hudson's Bay Company through August/September 1994, and now continues under the publisher of this index. Annual supplements to the index are also available for the years 1996, 1997 and 1998 for $6.00 each.
Industry Pioneers : Arco in Alaska, 1955-1999 (Anchorage : ARCO Alaska, 1999) 199 pp., cloth, $32.00 + postage, available from the Museum Shop, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 121 W. 7th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. This coffee table book describes the petroleum company's Alaskan activities and features many group photos of employees.
Jensen, Erv. Little Boats and Big Salmon (Silverdale, Wash. : Three Trees Pub., 1999) 208 pp., paper, $11.95 + postage, ISBN 0966875303, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. Erv and his brother, Sven, started commercial fishing from little boats for big salmon in southeast Alaska nearly a half century ago and were among the pioneers of techniques for catching chinook salmon, such as mooching.
Jensen, Marcus F., as told to John Jensen. One Thing After Another : Adventures in Alaska (London : Minerva Press, 1999) 337 pp., paper, $17.95 + postage, ISBN 0754103439, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Highway, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. Autobiography of a master big game guide and territorial legislator who arrived in Alaska in 1929.
Johnson, Nona J. Hall. Forever Alaska (Eagle River : The Author, 1999) 210 pp., paper, $14.95 + postage, ISBN 0965307441, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. Alaskan memories of a World War II Woman Marine who lived in Anchorage, Seldovia and Fairbanks.
Jonaitis, Aldona. The Yuquot Whalers' Shrine (Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1999) 233 pp., cloth, $35.00 + postage, ISBN 0295978287, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle WA 98145-5096. A study of the history and significance of an artifact collection removed from Vancouver Island in 1905, and now housed at the American Museum of Natural History.
Kan, Sergei. Memory Eternal : Tlingit Culture and Russian Orthodox Christianity Through Two Centuries (Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1999), 665 pp., cloth, $60.00 + postage, ISBN 0295978066, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle WA 98145-5096. A native speaker of Russian with 18 years of fieldwork experience among the Tlingit combines anthropology and history, anecdote and theory to portray the encounter between the Tlingit Indians and the Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska in the late 1700s and to analyze the indigenous Orthodoxy that developed over the next 200 years.
Kaniut, Larry. Danger Stalks the Land : Alaskan Tales of Death and Survival (New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999) 324 pp., paper, $14.95 + postage, ISBN 0312241208, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. The author of Alaska Bear Tales offers an anthology of true adventures set in Alaska's wilderness.
Kari, James. Draft Final Report : Native Place Names Mapping in Denali National Park and Preserve, "Revised draft, December, 1999," (Fairbanks? : Denali National Park and Preserve, 1999) 135 pp., spiral-bound, for availability call Hollis Twitchell at Denali National Park, 907-456-0595. A study of places and names in southcentral Alaskan Athabaskan culture.
Keeble, John. Out of the Channel : The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Prince William Sound, Tenth Anniversary Edition (Cheney, Wash. : Eastern Washington University Press, 1999) 363 pp., cloth, $26.00 + $4 postage, ISBN 0910055548, or paper, $16.00 + $4 postage, ISBN 091005553X, EWU Press, MS 1, 705 First Street, Spokane WA 99201. In this now definitive book on the oil spill, all the primary concerns of the first edition are updated with new material.
Lord, Nancy. Green Alaska : Dreams from the Far Coast (Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, 1999) 170 pp., cloth, $23.00 + postage, ISBN 1582430020, or paper, $13.00 + postage, ISBN 1582430780, P.O. Box 65793, Washington DC 20035-5793. "An imaginative work based largely on the Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899 and writer John Burroughs' role as expedition historian."
Madonna, James A. Alaska Gold Trails : The Pioneers (Fairbanks : A.P. Pub., 1999), paper; $14.95 + postage, ISBN 1891733087 (v. 1), available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. Volume I of Life in Alaska's Frontier as told by the Pioneers Who Blazed the Trails.
Malin, Edward. Northwest Coast Indian Painting : House Fronts and Interior Screens (Portland, Ore. : Timber Press, 1999) 288 p., cloth, $39.95 + postage, ISBN 0881924717, 133 S.W. Second Avenue, Suite 450, Portland OR 97204. Focuses on the lost riches of house art, bringing to life this extraordinary, nearly extinct work through rare photographs and his own renderings of actual house paintings and screen partitions.
Matz, George. World Heritage Wilderness : From the Wrangells to Glacier Bay, Volume 26, Number 2 of Alaska Geographic (Anchorage : Alaska Geographic Society, 1999) 112 pp., paper, $21.95 + $4.00 postage, ISBN 1566610451, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage AK 99509-3370. Geography and history of the mountain wilderness which straddles the Alaska-Yukon boundary.
McAlister, Emily and Melinda Tsu. The Kodiak Coastal Defense System at Fort Greely During World War II : U.S. Army, Fort Greely, Kodiak, Alaska (Anchorage : Montgomery Watson for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1999) 22 pp., paper, request from Montgomery Watson, 4100 Spenard Road, Anchorage AK 99517-2901. Illustrated pamphlet describing this Army post near Kodiak. At full capacity, Fort Greely housed nearly 750 officers and 10,000 soldiers, waiting for an attack by Japan which never came.
Mobley, Charles M. Cultural Resource Inventory and Evaluation of the Hood Bay Cannery, Admiralty Island, Alaska (Anchorage : Charles M. Mobley & Associates, 1999) 96pp., paper, 200 W. 34th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99503. History of structures and operations at the site of a southeast Alaska cannery which burned in 1961; includes an appendix listing Angoon residents receiving wages from the cannery in 1953.
Mobley, Charles M. Cultural Resource Survey of the Lindenberg Peninsula Timber Sale, Kupreanof Island, Alaska (Anchorage : Charles M. Mobley & Associates, 1999) 94 pp., paper, 200 W. 34th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99503. Using oral history interviews, historical photographs, and field surveys, the author describes evidence of human activity in this area near Petersburg.
Moore, Katrina H. Borestone to Bering Strait : Glimpses of the Adventures of Terris Moore in the Mountains of Three Continents and Flights as a Seaplane Pilot Northward to the Frozen Ocean (Westwood, Mass. : The Author, 1999) 260 pp., paper, request from Katrina Smathers, 675 Orange Avenue, Los Altos CA 94022. Biography of a Maine-born mountaineer and bush pilot who became the second president of the University of Alaska in 1949; written by his wife and edited by his daughter.
Murray, Jean A., comp. Music of the Alaska-Klondike Gold Rush : Songs & History (Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 1999) 440 pp., cloth, $54.95 + postage, ISBN 1889963135, or spiral, $35.95 + postage, ISBN 1889963143, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks AK 99775-6240. A collection of historically verified pieces of music (with arrangements of the originals suitable for modern voices and instruments) brings back the sounds of the "Days of Ninety-Eight."
Norris, Frank, Julie Johnson, Sande Anderson and Logan Hovis. The Alaska Journey : One Hundred and Fifty Years of the Department of the Interior in Alaska (Anchorage : Alaska Support Office, National Park Service, 1999) 104 pp., paper, available from National Park Service, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage AK 99503-2892. Illustrated, historical highlights of the Department of the Interior's role in the political, economic, and social development of Alaska.
Norris, Karen & Ralph Norris. Northwest Carving Traditions (Atglen, Penn. : Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1999) pp., cloth, $70.00 + postage, ISBN 0764307991, 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen PA 19310. With the collector in mind, this depicts Northwest Coast Native art in over 400 color photos of totems, drums, rattles, boxes, canoes, and masks.
ª Not Just a Pretty Face : Dolls and Human Figurines in Alaska Native Cultures, edited by Molly C. Lee (Fairbanks : University of Alaska Museum, 1999) 75 pp., paper, $17.95 + postage, ISBN 0931163188, 907 Yukon Drive, P.O. Box 756960, Fairbanks AK 99775-6960. Beautiful exhibit catalog with informative accompanying text.
Nye, Dagmar I. Sixty Odd Years : An Alaskan's Selected Reminiscences (Anchorage: Publication Consultants, 1999) 288 pp., paper, $14.95 + postage, ISBN 1888125411, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. Memories of childhood, youth, and adulthood as a woman of Alaska.
O'Connell, Rev. Ms. Dianne. The Yukon Presbyterian : An Unauthorized Biography (100 Years of Presbyterian Work in the Northern Parts of Alaska), (Anchorage : Yukon Presbytery, 1999), 342 pp., spiral-bound, $35.00 + postage, 616 West Tenth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. An illustrated denominational history covering mission work, churches, people and issues in four regions of the state: northwest arctic, arctic, interior, and south-central.
O'Donoghue, Brian Patrick. Honest Dogs : A Story of Triumph and Regret from the World's Toughest Sled Dog Race (Kenmore, Wash. : Epicenter Press, 1999) 335 pp., paper, $16.95 + $5 postage, ISBN 094539778X, P.O. Box 82368, Kenmore WA 98028. A newspaper reporter tries his luck on the brutal Yukon Quest six years after finishing last in the Iditarod.
Olthuis, Diane. Historic Building Survey Report : Hope, Alaska (Hope : Hope and Sunrise Historical Society, 1999) 129 pp., comb-bound, Hope and Sunrise Historical Society, Box 88, Hope AK 99605. An illustrated survey of the buildings in this small Turnagain Arm community.
Orekhov, Aleksandr A. An Early Culture of the Northwest Bering Sea, translated by Richard L. Bland (Anchorage : National Park Service, Shared Beringian Heritage Program, 1999) 216 pp., paper, request from 2525 Gambell St., Room 107, Anchorage AK 99503-2892. In a translation of the original 1987 Russian edition, the author examines archeological evidence of the Kerek, a maritime hunting people of the Russian Bering Sea coast between Cape Oliutorskii and the Gulf of Anadyr.
Ostrowitz, Judith. Privileging the Past : Reconstructing History in Northwest Coast Art (Seattle; Vancouver : University of Washington Press; UBC Press, 1999) 201 pp., cloth, $35.00 + postage, ISBN 0295978147, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Approaches questions of authenticity and tradition in Northwest Coast art through a careful consideration of replicas, reproductions, and creative translations of past forms of Northwest Coast dances, ceremonies, masks, painted screens, and houses.
Oswalt, Wendell H. Eskimos and Explorers, 2nd edition (Linclon, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 1999) 341 pp., paper, $19.95 + postage, ISBN 0803286139, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln NE 68588-0484. This second edition of the 1979 classic has been fully updated and features the most recent information on the cultures and histories of Native peoples in Alaska, northern Canada, and Greenland.
Poynor, A. E. Of Moose and Men : A Skewed Look at Life in Alaska (Nikiski,, Alaska : OMM Books, 1999) 208 pp., paper, $12.95 + postage, ISBN 0966791509, P. O. Box 7397, Nikiski AK 99635. A collection of humorous columns originally appearing in the Peninsula Clarion.
Proenneke, Richard. One Man's Wilderness : An Alaskan Odyssey, 26th anniversary edition (Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, 1999) 223 pp., paper, $14.95 + postage, ISBN 0882405136, available from Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10306, Portland OR 97296-0306. Brought back into print after over twenty years, Sam Keith compiled this tribute from Proenneke's journals.
Raban, Jonathan. Passage to Juneau : A Sea and Its Meaning (New York : Pantheon Books; Random House, 1999) 435 pp., cloth, $26.50 + postage, ISBN 0679442626, or paper, $15.00 + postage, ISBN 0679776141, 1-800-726-0600. "[Raban] has taken the travel book as the chosen vehicle of his imagination, the form through which he can best express himself and explore the process of his own life's unfolding."
Rasmussen, Knud. Across Arctic America : Narrative of the Fifth Thule Expedition (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1999) 415 pp., cloth, $35.95 + $3.50 postage, ISBN 0912006935, or paper, $24.95 + postage, ISBN 0912006943, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks AK 99775-6240. Reprint of the 1927 classic tale of the trek from Greenland to Siberia, 1921-1924, with a new introduction by editor Terrence Cole.
Reid, Harry. American Ethos in 19th Century Alaska : The Letters of Rev. Clarence Thwing, M.D. (1892-1895) (Rohnert Park, CA : Sonoma State University, 1999) 316 pp., paper, contact the author for availability: Harry Reid, 1734 E. Cotati Avenue, Penngrove CA 94951. Reid's Master's thesis focuses on the transcription and annotation of a copy book of Clarence Thwing, a Presbyterian medical missionary sent to convert the Tlingits at Fort Wrangel, Alaska at the end of the 19th century.
ª Rennick, Penny, editor, Russian America, Volume 26, Number 4 of Alaska Geographic (Anchorage : Alaska Geographic Society, 1999) 96 pp., paper, $21.95 + $4 postage, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage AK 99509-3370. History and culture of Alaska before 1867, focusing especially on the Russian American Company and the Russian Orthodox Church.
Ricks, Byron. Homelands : Kayaking the Inside Passage (New York : Bard, 1999), 370 pp., paper, $13.50 + postage, ISBN 0380809184, HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York NY 10022. The true story of a remarkable adventure: an extraordinary trip by kayak that began in April in Alaska's Glacier Bay and concluded five months later in the southern Puget Sound.
Ritchey, Brenda. Know the Happy Face : Biography of Oliver Amouak, World Famous Eskimo (Auburn, Wash. : Alaska Lines and Stories Kept Alive [A.L.A.S.K.A.], 1997) 216 pp., paper, $17.95 + $5 postage, ISBN 096605301, P. O. Box 1256, Auburn WA 98071-1256.The granddaughter of the face behind the Alaska Airlines logo reveals the family's identity, traditions, and legacy through the story of her grandfather's life.
Robins, Elizabeth. The Alaska-Klondike Diary of Elizabeth Robins, 1900, edited with an introduction by Victoria Joan Moessner and Joanne E. Gates (Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 1999) 370 pp., paper, $22.95 + $4 postage, ISBN 0912006994, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks AK 99775-6240. Joining the rush to Nome, London actress Elizabeth Robins looked for her brothers and recorded much about the transformation of the north.
Romano-Lax, Andromeda. How to Rent a Public Cabin in Southcentral Alaska : Access and Adventures for Hikers, Kayakers, Anglers, and More (Berkeley, Calif. : Wilderness Press, 1999) pp., paper, $15.95 + postage, ISBN 0899972276, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. Half of the cabins described in this book weren't available to the public ten years ago. A public cabin provides a rustic and affordable, private base camp and ensures a safe, dry, and comfortable shelter between jaunts.
Shadbolt, Doris. Bill Reid (Vancouver, B.C. ; Seattle, Wash. : Douglas & McIntyre; University of Washington Press, 1998) 216 pp., cloth, $45.00 + postage, ISBN 0295977507, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle WA 98145-5096. Updates the 1986 edition to include the last 12 years of Northwest Coast artist Bill Reid's amazingly productive life, which ended with his ceremonial Haida burial in 1998.
Sherman, Len. Arctic Odyssey : Dove III Masters the Northwest Passage (Anacortes, Wash. : Fine Edge Productions, 1999) 204 pp., paper, $24.95 plus postage, ISBN 0938665634, 13589 Clayton Lane, Anacortes Washington 98221. Three Canadian friends put $400 into a food kitty and sail off from Vancouver in a 27-foot homemade boat to Baffin Island.
Simmerman, Nancy Lange. Wild Alaska : The Complete Guide to Parks, Preserves, Wildlife Refuges, and Other Public Lands, 2nd edition (Seattle : The Mountaineers, 1999) 348 pp., paper, $19.95 + postage, ISBN 0898865832, 1001 S.W. Klickitat Way, Suite 201, Seattle WA 98134. An updated edition of the nearly 20-year-old Alaska's Parklands. The editor, Tricia Brown, includes a reorganization of state and federal parklands into regional sections, updates on acreage and access, changes in status, and adds more information on activities, flora, and fauna.
Simon, Alvah. North to the Night : A Year in the Arctic Ice (Camden, Maine : McGraw-Hill/International Marine, 1999) 328 pp., cloth, $24.95 + postage, ISBN 0070580529, or paper, $13.00 + postage, ISBN 076790446X, P.O. Box 182607, Columbus OH 43218-2607, 1-800-262-4729. The author and his wife begin an Arctic adventure together, circumstances lead to their being separated, and he must spend the Arctic night alone in the Baffin Bay area.
Strobridge, Truman R. and Dennis L. Noble, Alaska and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, 1867-1915 (Annapolis : Naval Institute Press, 1999) 223 pp., cloth, $32.95 + postage, ISBN 1557508453, 291 Wood Road, Annapolis MD 21402-5034. History of the Coast Guard's predecessor.
Swalling, Al. "Oh, To Be Twenty AgainAnd Twins!" (Anchorage : A & M Publishing, 1999) 262 pp., cloth, $29.95 + postage, ISBN 0967123003, P.O. Box 1039, Anchorage AK 99510. Autobiography of an Alaskan builder who came to the territory in the 1920s to work in Cordova, and has been involved in construction every since.
Tempelman-Kluit, Anne. A West Coast Christmas : Celebrating the Season on the Edge of the Pacific (Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap Books, 1999) 143 pp., cloth, $16.95 + postage, ISBN 1551109565, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. Journal entries, articles, recipes, and archival photographs provide a nostalgic look at holiday celebrations in the second half of the 19th century in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alaska.
Tower, Elizabeth. Anchorage : From Its Humble Origins as a Railroad Construction Camp (Fairbanks : Epicenter Press, 1999) 222 pp., paper, $14.95 + postage, ISBN 0945397739, Box 82368, Kenmore WA 98028. Part of the publisher's "City History Series."
Townsend, Leroy S. The Alaska Gold Rush Letters and Photographs of Leroy S. Townsend, 1898-1899, edited by Peggy Jean Townsend, Patricia Roppel and Art Petersen, (Juneau : Klondike Research, 1999) 166 pp., cloth, $34.95 + postage, ISBN 0965793850, or paper, $16.95 + postage, ISBN 0965793842, P.O. Box 210174, Auke Bay AK 99821. A collection of previously unpublished photographs and letters from a medical doctor on the scurvy-ridden Valdez Trail.
Turner, Morris, III. America's Black Towns and Settlements : A Historical Reference Guide, Volume 1 (Rohnert Park, Calif. : Missing Pages Productions, 1998) 176 pp., paper, $16.95 + postage, ISBN 0966828801, 6585-E Commerce Blvd., Suite 211, Rohnert Park CA 94928. Guide to more than 200 independent communities established by African Americans. Includes three pages on Dempsey, Alaska, including a portrait of an African American mother and daughter dressed in fur parkas.
Walker, Harry M. Log Cabins of Alaska (Fairbanks : Epicenter Press, 1999) 64 pp., cloth, $16.95 + postage, ISBN 0945397712, Box 82368, Kenmore WA 98028. A gift book consisting mainly of color photographs of various log structures in Alaska, including an espresso stand and dog kennels.
Washburn, Tahoe Talbot. Under Polaris : An Arctic Quest (Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1999) 247 pp., cloth, $27.50 + postage, ISBN 0295977612, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle WA 98145-5096. First visiting the Arctic in 1938 with her graduate student husband, the author kept journals of their adventures over the next three years, writing in tents and snow houses, at missions and Hudson's Bay Company posts.
Wilbanks, William. Forgotten Heroes : Police Officers Killed in Alaska, 1850-1997 (Paducah, Kent. : Turner Publications, 1999) $24.95 + $6 postage, ISBN 1563115115, P.O. Box 3101, Paducah KY 42001. Following a brief history of Alaskan law enforcement, the author discusses the deaths of forty-six peace officers, the earliest being a United States marshal killed in 1897 and the most recent a Fairbanks officer killed in 1998 (regardless of title).
Wilson, Graham. Paddlewheelers of Alaska and the Yukon (Whitehorse, Yukon : Wolf Creek Books, Inc., 1999) 112 pp., paper, $9.95 + postage, ISBN 0968195555, Box 31275, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5P7 Canada. A keepsake book of historical photographs of paddlewheel steamboats on the Yukon River.
Wilson, Graham. Southeast Alaska : Early Photographs of the Great Land (Whitehorse: Wolf Creek Books, 1999) 128 pp., paper, $12.95 + postage, ISBN 0968195547, Box 31275, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5P7 Canada. A keepsake book of 125 familiar and unfamiliar historical photographs taken up through the 1920s.
Wilson, Rodman. Tordrillo : Pioneer Climbs and Flights in the Tordrillo Mountains of Alaska, 1957-1997 (Anchorage : Todd Communications, 1999) 220 pp., cloth, $30.00 + postage, ISBN: 1578330939, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. A compendium of tales of exploration, pioneer flights and climbs and of the people who made them--splashed liberally with pictures. A reference or source book for anyone who becomes intrigued with this little-known, yet not remote, domain of rock and ice, located across Cook Inlet from Anchorage.
Woodman, Lyman L. Duty Station Northwest : The U.S. Army in Alaska and Western Canada, 1867-1987, Volume Three, 1945-1987 (Anchorage : Alaska Historical Society, 1999) 304 pp., cloth, $65.00 + $3 postage, ISBN 0940521121, P.O. Box 100299, Anchorage AK 99510-0299. Third in a three-volume set.
Wright, Sam. Edge of Tomorrow : An Arctic Year (Pullman, Wash. : Washington State University Press, 1998) 177 pp., paper, $14.95 + postage, ISBN0874221625, P.O. Box 645910, Pullman WA 99164-5910. Living in a hand-built, twelve-by-twelve cabin, Wright records seasonal changes and his own thoughts as he and his wife spend a year in isolation and contemplation in the Brooks Range.
ª Wyatt, Gary. Mythic Beings : Spirit Art of the Northwest Coast (Seattle : University of Washington Press; Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 1999) 144 pp., paper, $22.95 + postage, ISBN 0295977981, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle WA 98145-5096. Presents an outstanding collection of 75 compelling works in color by 34 of the best First Nations artists working on the Northwest Coast today. The mythic beings depicted in these works belong to the undersea, sky, mortal, and spirit worlds.
Yamada, Takako and Takashi Irimoto. Circumpolar Animism and Shamanism (Sapporo, Japan : Hokkaido University Press, 1997) 336 pp., $148.87 (depending on exchange rate) + postage, cloth, ISBN 4832902520, order from Nishi 8 Kita 9 Kita-Ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0009. Resulting from the Second International Conference of the Northern Studies Association in 1995, a multinational group of scholars redefine and explore the nature of animism and shamanism in the north in a general anthropological framework.
Addresses for Selected Alaskana Bookstores
Borders Books and Music, 1100 E. Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99515 USA
Tel: 907-344-4099/ Fax: 907-344-6912 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cook Inlet Book Company
This store closed in 2006 due to bankruptcy. For historical background on the store, visit their LitSite Profile
Mac's Fireweed, 203 Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, CANADA Y1A 2B2
Tel: 867-668-6104 or 800-661-0508/ FAX: 867-668-5548
Web site: http://www.yukonweb.com/business/macs/
Old Harbor Books, 201 Lincoln Street, Sitka, AK 99835
Tel: 907-747-8808 / e-mail: email@example.com
Web site: http://www.oldharborbooks.net/