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North Slope Now (Alaska Geographic).

Alaska Geographic Society

In a far country: the true story of a mission, a marriage, a murder, and the remarkable reindeer rescue of 1898

John Taliaferro, New York : PublicAffairs, c2006.
Description: x, 400 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN: 1586482211 , 9781586482213
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-386) and index.

Taking control: the North Slope Borough,
the story of self determination in the Arctic

by Bill Hess, Published/Created: [Barrow, Alaska] : North Slope Borough, Public Information Division, c1993. Description: 147 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Then fight for it! The largest peaceful redistribution of wealth in the history of mankind and the creation of the North Slope Borough

by Fred Paul. Published/Created: Victoria, B.C. : Trafford Pub., c2003. Description: 414 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 26 cm. ISBN: 1552129462 (pbk.)

The whales, they give themselves: conversations with Harry Brower, Sr.

edited by Karen Brewster, Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, c2004. Description: xii, 232 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm. ISBN: 1889963658 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1889963666 (pbk. : alk. paper) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-226) and index.

800 Miles to Valdez: Building of the
Alaska Pipeline
by James P. Roscow

Amazing Pipeline Stories: How Building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Transformed Life in America's Last Frontier
by Dermot Cole

Connection on the Ice: Environmental Ethics in Theory and Practice

Clayton, Patti H. (Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1998), 303 pp., cloth, ISBN1566396158, ISBN1566396166, University Services 083-42, 1601 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19122-6099. On Friday, October 7, 1988, Roy Ahmaogak of Barrow, Alaska, discovered three young gray whales trapped in ice off the Arctic coast. The three-week rescue operation that followed cost more than a million dollars and grew to include a host of corporate, governmental, scientific, and individual participants.

Frank Yasuda and the Chandalar

Wolff, Ernest N. (Fairbanks: The Author, 1997), 66 pp., 875 Crazy Horse Way, Fairbanks, AK 99712. wln97139775. Account of a Japanese whaler who jumped ship in Barrow, married an Inupiat woman, and crossed the Brooks Range to found the village of Beaver on the Yukon River; illustrated with photographs.

From Barrow to Boothia:
The Arctic Journal of Chief Factor Peter Warren Dease, 1836-1839

by Peter Warren Dease and William Barr, (Rupert's Land Record Society Series, 7)

Inside the Alaska Pipeline

by Ed McGrath

South from Prudhoe: the story of the Alaskan pipeline

by H. M. "Ike" Stemmer. Published/Created: Houston, Tex. : Universal News, c1977. Description: 123 p., [28] leaves of plates : ill. ; 19 cm.

Discovery at Prudhoe Bay: oil : mountain men and seismic vision drilled black gold

by John M. Sweet. Published/Created: Surrey, B.C. ; Blaine, WA: Hancock House Publishers, c2008. Description: 312 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm. ISBN: 9780888396303 (pbk.) 0888396309 (pbk.) Includes index. Includes bibliographical references (p. 306-309) and index

Journey Down the Line:
Building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

by Robert Douglas Mead

Ipiutak and the Arctic whale hunting culture

by Helge Larsen and Froelich Rainey, New York, 1948.
Related Names: Rainey, Froelich G. (Froelich Gladstone), 1907-1992, joint author. Description: 276 p., 100 plates. illus., maps (1 fold.) 27 cm. Notes: Bibliography: p. 260-266. Dewey Class No.: 913.798

Ultimate Americans: Point Hope, Alaska,

Tom Lowenstein, Fairbanks, AK : University of Alaska Press, c2008. Description: xxvi, 351 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm. ISBN: 9781602230279

Kusiq: an Eskimo life history from the
Arctic Coast of Alaska

by Waldo Bodfish, Sr. ; recorded, compiled, and edited by William Schneider in collaboration with Leona Kisautaq Okakok and James Mumig?ana Nageak.Published/Created: [Fairbanks, Alaska] : University of Alaska Press, c1991. Description: xiii, 330 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. ISBN: 0912006447

My playmates were Eskimos

David Greist ; edited by Elizabeth A. Cook. , Louisville, Ky. : Chicago Spectrum Press, c2002

Prudhoe Bay Governor: Alaska's Keith Miller

Miller, Keith Harvey., as told to Joseph Edward Maynard. (Anchorage: Todd Communications, 1997), 296 pp., cloth, ISBN 1878100998, 203 W 15th Avenue, Suite 102, Anchorage, AK 99501. LC97-60349. Life story of Alaska's governor from 1969 to 1970.

Prudhoe Bay-Discovery to Recovery!

Rutledge, Gene. (Anchorage : Wolfe Business Services, 1998), 144 pp., paperback, ISBN0932571034,6930 Oakwood, Anchorage, AK 99507. Energy scientist and former project leader of Governor Hammond's effort to address Alaska's energy resources, operations and issues compiles the story of the people and organizations who made the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System possible, from the discovery of resources to its 20th anniversary.

Tacos on the Tundra : the Story of Barrow, Alaska's Long-Time Resident, Fran Tate

Kidder, Lyn. photographs by Frederic Moras. (Anchorage, Alaska : Bonaparte Books, c1996), 266 p., ISBN0965482626 (Box 139, 205 E. Dimond Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99515). wln97150982. The story of a special restaurateur, owner of Pepe's North of the Border located in Barrow, Alaska's farthest north city.

The Alaska Pipeline (Building America)

by Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty

The Great Alaska Pipeline

by Stanley Cohen

Walking My Dog Jane: From Valdez to Prudhoe Bay Along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

by Ned Rozell, (Pittsburgh : Duquesne University Press, 2000), 342 pp., cloth, ISBN 082073141, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. With his chocolate lab, Jane, the author walks the length of the pipeline, describing the wildlife, scenery and people along the way.


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