You've spent who-knows-how-long finding scholarships. You've searched through books and the Internet, you've contacted local organizations and spoken to your counselors. You have a list of awards that are perfect for you. Now it's time to actually win the money. To do so, you will need to fill out applications and more likely than not, write an essay.
As with applying to college, the scholarship essay can either make or break your chances of winning. This guide outlines the steps you need to take to ensure that your essay gives you the best chance of winning. And winning the scholarship is, after all, what it's all about! Let's get started.
Make sure your essay fits the theme.
Let's say that you are applying for an award based on community service. In the application, you list all of the community service groups that you belong to and service project awards that you've won. But in the essay you vent about your disgust for the homeless and how they should find jobs instead of blocking your passage on sidewalks. Your essay may be brilliantly conceived and written, but if its message is not in line with the rest of your application, it will create a conflicting message and keep you out of the winners' bracket.
So how do you know what the theme of your essay should be? The answer is actually quite simple and goes back to why you decided to apply for the scholarship in the first place:
The theme of your essay is almost always determined by the purpose of the award or why the organization is giving away the money.
Once you know this, you can choose which aspect of your life to highlight in the essay.
Answer the underlying question.
Have you ever been asked one question but felt there was an underlying question that was really being asked? Maybe your mom asked you something like, "Tell me about your new friend Karen." But what she really was asking is, "Tell me about your new friend Karen. Are her 12 earrings and tattoo-laden arms a sign that you shouldn't be spending so much time with her?" In most cases, the essay question is just a springboard for you to answer the real question the scholarship judges want addressed. An organization giving an award for students who plan to study business might ask, "Why do you want to study business?" But the underlying question they are asking is, "Why do you want to study business, and why are you the best future business person we should gift with our hard-earned money?"
For every scholarship that you attempt to win, you will be competing with students who share similar backgrounds and goals. If you are applying to an award that supports students who want to become doctors, you can bet that 99% of the students applying also want to become doctors. Therefore, the goal of every scholarship judge is to determine the best applicant out of a pool of applicants who at first glance look very similar. Use the essay question as a way to prove to the scholarship committee that you are the worthiest applicant for the award.
Share a slice of life.
As you are explaining why you deserve to win, it is important that you also reveal something about yourself. Obviously, in the short space of 500 to 1,000 words, you can't cover everything about you. This is why one of the most effective techniques is to share a "slice of your life." In other words, don't try to explain everything. Just focus on one aspect of your life. If you are writing about your involvement in an activity, it may be tempting to summarize your involvement over the years and list numerous accomplishments. However, this would sound more like a resume (which by the way you should include with every application) and it would not tell the judges anything new. However, if you focus on just one aspect of an experience, you could spend some time going below the surface and share something about who you are, which would be far more memorable. In other words, you would be sharing a slice of your life.
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Our new title, Some Books About Alaska 1994, marks 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 (Western Library Network) 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 1994. 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 Bruce Merrell of Anchorage Municipal Libraries and Nancy Lesh of the Anchorage Consortium Library. I have tried to include titles that have been reviewed, but a few include the note "Not available for review." I would also like to thank Hearthside Books of Juneau for allowing me to review their children's books and Kay Myers of the Anchorage Municipal Libraries who contributed her expertise.
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
Bonvillian, Nancy. The Haidas : people of the Northwest Coast / Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, 1994. Description of customs and history of Haida people. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN1562944916. LC93-34902. $17.95.
Boyle, Doe. Summer coat, winter coat : the story of a snowshoe hare / illustrated by Allen Davis / Norwalk, CT : Soundprints, 1993. 32 p. On the Arctic tundra, snowshoe hare's coat turns brown by summer and white in winter to help her blend into her environment. ISBN1568990154. LC9313356. $11.95. (also available with an audio-cassette: ISBN1568990146. $16.95.)
Bushey, Jeanne. A sled dog for Moshi / illustrated by Germaine Arnaktauyok / New York, N.Y. : Hyperion Books for Children, c1994. Moshi wants a pet dog like her friend Jessica has, but in Iqaluit, Alaska, dogs are used for racing or pulling sleds, not as pets. ISBN 156282631X (trade);1562826328 (lib. bdg.) LC93-13568. $14.95.
Conway, Diana Cohen. Northern Lights : a Hanukkah story / illustrated by Shelley O. Haas / Rockville, MD : Kar-Ben Copies, 1994. unpaged. A Jewish family celebrates Hanukkah in a Yupik Eskimo Village. ISBN0929371798; ISBN0929371801 (pbk.). LC94-25831. $13.95hbd; $5.95pbk.
Dixon, Ann. The sleeping lady / illustrated by Elizabeth Johns / Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, c1994. "Relates the story of the first Alaskan snowfall and the origins of Mt. Susitna, across Cook Inlet from Anchorage." Beautiful color illustrations. ISBN088240444X. LC94-9157. $14.95.
George, Jean Craighead. Julie / New York : HarperCollins, 1994. 226p. Sequel to Julie of the Wolves. Julie returns to her father's village and tries to save her wolf pack. ISBN060235292. LC93-27738. $14.89 (lib. bdg.)
Herndon, Ernest. Smugglers on grizzly mountain /Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, 1994. 128p. Eric Sterling, secret agent, #4 in series for ages 8-12. "Twelve-year-old Eric and his fellow wildlife conservation agents must face harsh Alaskan weather, grizzly bears, and mushroom smugglers." ISBN0310382815. LC93-044161. $8.99.
Hodges, Lisa. Leela and the wolf / Juneau, AK : Wildmeadow Publishing, 1993. 29p. "A little girl who gets lost ice fishing is befriended by a wolf who brings her safely home." wln95-09068. $8.95.
Johnston, Joyce. Alaska / Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, c1994. 72 p. One of series "Hello U.S.A". "Introduces the geography, history, people, industries, and environmental concerns of the Last Frontier." Includes index and glossary ; well-formatted; easy to use; for upper elementary. ISBN0822527359 (acid-free paper : lib. bdg.) LC93-25401. $8.95
Jones, Tim. More wild critters / photographed by Tom Walker / Portland, OR : Graphic Arts Center, 1994. 48p. Twenty-two poems are illustrated with excellent color photographs of animals, mostly Alaskan. ISBN1558681922. LC94-75555. $15.95.
Khanduri, Kamini. Polar wildlife / Tulsa, OK : EDC Pub, 1993. 32p. Maps, illustrations, and descriptions of animals of the Arctic and Antarctic. One of the Usborne world wildlife series. ISBN0746009380. wln94-043607. $6.95
Kroll, Virginia L. The seasons and someone / illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi / San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1994. "A young Eskimo girl witnesses the changing seasons in Alaska." ISBN015272233X. LC93-011123. $14.95.
London, Jack. Call of the wild / illustrated by Barry Moser; introduction by Gary Paulsen / New York: Macmillan, 1994. 127 p. New edition of classic in attractive format; new introduction. "The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack." ISBN0027594556. LC93-18409. $19.95.
London, Jonathan. Honey paw and Lightfoot / illustrated by Jon Van Zyle / San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1994. "After giving birth in her winter den, Honey Paw, a brown bear, cares for her cub and teaches him to survive in the wild." ISBN0811805336. LC94-001030. $14.95.
Luenn, Nancy. Song for the ancient forest / illustrated by Jill Kastner / New York : Macmillan, 1993. "Raven warns against the destruction of the ancient forests, but no one listens except for a small child." ISBN0689317190. LC91-017187. $14.95.
Merrill, Yvonne Young. Hands on Alaska / Anchorage, K/ITS, 1994. Explores Alaska native art through easy to follow activities for children of all ages. Activities include work with leather, whale bone, abalone, fox fur, bark, antler, trade beads, baleen, fish skin, feathers, grass, and sinew. Color photographs of native art from the collection of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. ISBN0964317737. LC94-78752. $20.00.
Miller, Debbie S. A caribou journey / illustrated by Jon Van Zyle/ Boston: Little, Brown, 1995. 31 p. Surveys the migrations, habits, and habitat of a herd of caribou in Alaska, with Alaskan artist Jon Van Zyle's illustrations of exquisite Alaska landscapes and animal portraits. ISBN0316573809. LC93-9777. $14.95.
Morgan, Marilyn. Alaska stories : stories and activities / Anchorage, AK : Circumpolar Books, 1994. Morgan presents educators and care givers Alaska-based stories and activities to use with preschoolers. ISBN1878052180. $39.95.
Murphy, Claire Rudolf. A child's Alaska / Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1994. 47p. Portrays life in Alaska, with many color photographs. ISBN0882404571. LC93-48164. $15.95.
Pandell, Karen. Land of dark, land of light : the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge / photographed by Fred Bruemmer / New York : Dutton, 1993. unpaged. In a picture book format, the author and photographer show plants and animals through the Arctic year. ISBN0525450947. LC9240405. $14.99.
Ring, Elizabeth. Sled dogs : arctic athletes/ Brookfield, CT : Millbrook Press, 1994. 32p. "Describes the various breeds of Arctic dogs, and their demanding training for the high-endurance sport of dogsled racing." ISBN1562942921. LC93-15663. $13.40 (lib.bdg.)
Sayre, April Pulley. Taiga / New York : 21st Century Books, 1994. 64p. Plants, animals, history, and ecological information about taiga land areas around the world. ISBN0805028307. LC94-19388. $19.95.
________. Tundra / New York : 21st Century Books, 1994. 64p. Plants, animals, history and ecological information about areas of tundra around the world. ISBN0805028293. LC94-19385. $15.95.
Silver, Donald M. One small square: arctic tundra / New York : Freeman & Co., 1994. 48p. "Scientific American Book for young readers." One of series of books which study different ecosystems, this volume explains the ecology of arctic tundra; colorfully illustrated. ISBN07167765179. LC94-4143. $14.95.
Sis, Peter. A small tall tale from the Far Far North / by Peter Sis. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1993. With the help of Eskimos, Jan Welzl survives a perilous journey from central Europe to the Arctic regions in the late 1800s. ISBN067984345. LC92-075906. $15.00.
Skidd, David. The Elfin Cove mystery /Palm Desert, CA : Midnight Ink (POB 10836, Palm Desert, CA 92255-0836), 1994. 148p. One of The Alaska Highway Adventure Series. ISBN 0963621424. wln95-038694. $4.95.
Sloat, Teri. The hungry giant of the tundra / New York : Dutton Children's Books, c1993. The hungry giant is tricked out of his delightful supper. ISBN0525451269. LC93-12166. $14.99.
Souza, Dorothy M. Northern lights/ Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 1994. 48p. Discusses the origins, characteristics, and lore of the Northern and Southern lights; scientific explanation, many illustrations. ISBN0876147996. LC93-3027. $12.95.
Stone, Lynn M. "North to Alaska Series," Series of readers for grades 1-4, each $12.67/ Vero Beach, FL: Rourke Book Co.,1993 and 1994. Simple overviews that give glimpse of state's resources and people. Fairly expensive since each is a separate purchase. Photographs and large readable print. Titles are as follows:
________. Alaska : the Great Land / ISBN155916025X. LC93-42650.
________. Alaska's national lands / SBN1559160241. LC93-043982.
________. People of Alaska / ISBN1559160292. LC93-43981.
________. Wildlife of Alaska / ISBN1559160268. LC93-42649.
________. Wonders of Alaska / ISBN1559160284. LC93-42648.
Waddell, Martin. Little Mo / illustrated by Jill Barton / Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 1993. unpaged. A young polar bear learns to slide on the ice when she isn't being bumped by the bigger polar bears. ISBN1564022110. LC92-54410. $14.95.
Wadsworth, Ginger. Susan Butcher, sled dog racer/ Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, 1994. 64 p. Biography of Susan Butcher and her Iditarod quest, which led to her first victory in 1986; includes summary of her subsequent races through 1993. ISBN0822528789. LC93-36093. $13.50.
Winslow, Barbara. Dance on a sealskin / ill. by Teri Sloat / Seattle : Alaska Northwest Books, 1994. In honor of her grandmother, who passed away, Annie does her first dance at potlatch in her Yupik Eskimo village. Based on a Yupik Eskimo tradition. ISBN0882404431. LC94-40438. $15.96.
Wisniewski, David. The wave of the sea-wolf New York : Clarion Books, c1994. Kchokeen, a Tlingit princess, is rescued from drowning by a guardian spirit that later enables Kchokeen to summon a great wave and save her people from hostile strangers. ISBN0395664780. LC93-18265. $16.95.
Butler, Robert Olen. Sun dogs / New York : H. Holt, 1994. 218 p. Reprint of 1982 title. Novel concerning man-woman relationships, private investigators, and widowers, Vietnam war and veterans. ISBN080503143X. LC93-34670. $11.00 pbk .
Charbonneau, Louis. White harvest / New York : D.I. Fine, 1994. 282p. Mystery story includes women biologists and detectives who run into poachers in Alaska. ISBN1556113625. LC92-054983. $21.00.
Charrier, Larry. Tidelines / Port Protection, AK :Great Wave Publishing (22 Beach, Port Protection, AK 99950), 1994. Story of a young man growing up in the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s while fishing in Southeastern Alaska and avoiding the draft. ISBN964063700. LC94-075438. $6.95.
Froetschel, Susan. Alaska gray / New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994. 260p. Leaving bad memories behind in Boston, Jane McBride travels to Sitka to begin a new life, but finds sinister events and a murder leave her in a difficult situation. By a former Sitka Sentinel reporter. ISBN0312112335. LC94-21148. $20.95.
Harrison, Sue. Brother Wind /New York : W. Morrow / New York : Avon Books, 1994. 460p. The third book and conclusion of the saga related in Mother Earth Father Sky and My Sister. The story of a woman and her clan in prehistory Alaska. ISBN0688128882 (hbk); ISBN380721783 pbk . LC94-014271. $22.00; $6.50.
Stabenow, Dana. A cold-blooded business / New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 1994. 231p. A Kate Shugak detective story. "Kate goes underdover to find the cocaine connection along the TransAlaska Pipeline." ISBN042514173X (hbk); ISBN0425158497 pbk . LC93-32315. $17.95; $4.99.
Adney, Tappan. The Klondike stampede / Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 1994. 471p. Reprint edition of 1899 classic with new introduction by Ken Coates. Journalist Adney spent one year in the North at the beginning of the Gold Rush of 1897, and chronicled the peoples, events, places, routes. ISBN0774804904. LC95-100641. $19.95.
Alaska - 2000 - SEEDS, Rural Alaska Public Forums Conference and Policy Advisory Symposium (2nd: 1994: University of Alaska, Anchorage, School of Business. Rural Alaska policy into the 21st century / Anchorage, AK : The Council (333 W. 4th Ave., Ste. 301, Anchorage, AK 99501-2341), 1994. 198p. ASD. Selection of key reports on a broad spectrum of rural Alaska issues from state and federal agencies, Native profit and non-profit corporations, the private sector, and others. wln94-242531.
Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. Community information summaries / Juneau, AK : DCRA (Laura Walters, POB 112100, Juneau AK 99811-2100). ASD. Provides a brief overview of each community, including descriptions of the location, history, culture, climate, transpiration, economy, unemployment, income, poverty, schools and local contacts in each town. The information in also available on on-line on SLED.. wln94-382379. $25.00.
Alaska sport fishing guide / Juneau, AK : Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game (Public Communications Section, POB 25526, Juneau, AK 99802-5526). ASD. "This guide contains maps depicting sport fishing locations. A list of fish species, locations, and access information is provided for every fishing hole shown on the maps." wln94-220864. $9.50.
Alaska State Museum. Search for the Northwest Passage : a bicentennial exhibition on the voyages of George Vancouver / Juneau, AK : Alaska State Museum, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, Department of Education (395 Whittier St., Juneau, AK 99801-1718), 1994-. 15p. ASD. Catalog of the Vancouver exhibit held in 1994. wln94-297095. $6.00.
Alaska tourism handbook : a guide to community tourism development / Juneau, AK : Alaska Department of Commerce & Economic Development (Division of Tourism, POB 110801, Juneau, AK 99811-0801). ASD. This handbook can help groups evaluate and develop tourism in their communities. Chapters cover rural tourism, development, hospitality, and selling points. Marketing groups, visitors' bureaus, and chambers of commerce are listed. wln94-218069. Free.
Alaska's ghosts, enigmas, outlaws and things that go bump! : folklore of the last frontier / compiled and edited by Mary J. Barry / Anchorage, AK : MJP Barry (323 West Harvard Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501), 1994. 136p. Legends and tales. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN0961700939. LC94-94998. $12.00pbk.
Allen, David K. Kenai pathways : a guide to the outstanding wildland trails of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula / Anchorage, AK : Alaska Natural History Association (605 W. 4th Ave. Suite 85, Anchorage, 99501), 1994. 37p. Notes access, trail conditions, recreation and special considerations along the trail, wildlife to see, and USGS quad map number. ISBN0930931149. wln9516934. $4.95pbk.
Anchorage pioneer family album / Cook Inlet Historical Society / Anchorage, AK : The Society (121 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501-3676), 1994. Loose-leaf collection of photographs and historical information about 72 Anchorage pioneer families. "At least one member of each family lived in Anchorage before 1925 and at least one descendent member of the family continues to reside in the city." wln95-10121. $50.00.
Anthropology of the North Pacific Rim / edited by William W. Fitzhugh and Valerie Chaussonnet / Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994. 379 p. "Proceedings of a symposium held at the opening of the joint Soviet, American, and Canadian exhibition 'Crossroads of Continents : Cultures of Siberia and Alaska,' September 22-23, 1988, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution." ISBN1560982020. LC92-38689. $49.00
Armstrong, Robert H. Alaska's birds : a guide to selected species / Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, 1994. 124p. Pocket guide with beautiful photographs of selected species found in Alaska; includes tips on finding birds, hints on taking successful photos, a handy checklist of 443 bird species, and a suggested reading list. ISBN0882404555. LC93-51034. $14.95.
Batin, Adela. Best recipes of Alaska's fishing lodges / Fairbanks, Alaska : Alaska Angler Publications, 1994. 312p. [Not available for review.] ISBN0916771105. LC93071062. $24.95.
Benice, Ronald J. Alaska tokens / Lake Mary, FL : Token and Medal Society (POB 951988, Lake Mary, FL 32795), 1994. First issued in 1980, this is the 2nd edition of book about Alaskan numismatics, much expanded. It is "specifically about unofficial monetary substitutes, or tokens, issued and used in Alaska before statehood." Well organized, authoritative with some Alaska territorial history. ISBN0918492106. LC93-61240. $39.95.
Bergsland, Knut. Aleut dictionary: unangam tunudgusii: an unabridged lexicon of the Aleutian, Pribilof, and Commander Islands Aleut languages / Fairbanks, Alaska: Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska (POB 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680), 1994. 739p. A major work of scholarship divided into two major parts: basic words and derivatives and suffixes, plus many appendices which explain and demonstrate Aleut culture and contacts with outsiders in the age of exploration. ISBN1555000479. LC92-44852. $37.50.
Boaz, Franz. Wealth of thought: Franz Boaz on Native American art / edited by Aldona Jonaitis / Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1994. Edited by the director of the University Museum at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, this volume brings together the writings of the well-known ethnologist who focused much of his energy on the Pacific Northwest. ISBN0918492106. LC94-61240. $50.00hbd.; $24.95pbk .
Bradley, Charles C. Aleutian echoes / Fairbanks AK: University of Alaska Press, 1994. 275p. Experiences of member of 10th Mountain Infantry Division and North Pacific Combat School assigned to Aleutians in 1944 to train men in survival.. Artist, Bradley's confrontation with the environment is combined with his interest in natural history and the beauty he finds. Includes rare color photos of the Aleutian campaign. ISBN0912006749hbd; 0912006757pbk. LC94-17938. $35.00; $25.00pbk.
Brower, Charles D. Fifty years below zero: a lifetime of adventure in the Far North / [Fairbanks, AK]: University of Alaska Press, 1994. 324 p. In 1883, Charles Brower came to the Arctic to investigate coal mining possibilities near Cape Lisburne. Except for occasional trips, he remained within the Arctic Circle for the rest of his life. He shares the high adventure, telling what he learned about whaling, pioneering and about the native people with whom he lived. Reprint of 1942 edition with new preface by Terrence Cole. ISBN0912006684 (acid-free paper). LC94-9812. $20.00.
Brown, Gary. The great bear almanac / New York: Lyons and Burford, 1993. 325p. Descriptions of bears of the world with many pictures and facts, including anatomy, physiology, behavior and habits. ISBN1558212108. LC93-007686. $30.00.
Brown, William E. Denali : symbol of the Alaskan wild : an illustrated history of the Denali-Mount McKinley region, Alaska / Virginia Beach : Donning (184 Business Park Drive, Suite 106, Virginia Beach, VA 23462), 1993. Author served as an historian for the National Park Service for thirty years; includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN089858608. LC93-569. $29.95.
Bruemmer, Fred. Arctic memories: living with the Inuit. / Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1993. 160p. Writer and photographer recounts his visits and experiences in Arctic Native communities during the last 30 years; includes a chapter on Diomede Island. Many color photographs. ISBN1550134612. cn93-93759. $32.95.
Bunyan, Ian. No ordinary journey : John Rae, Arctic explorer, 1813-1893 / Montreal : McGill - Queen's University Press; Edinburgh : National Museums of Scotland, 1993. 116p. Essays in the life of a nineteenth century Scottish physician in the Canadian Arctic. ISBN0948636394. LC93-186021. $44.95.
Calling from the rim: suicidal behavior among American Indian and Alaska Native adolescents / edited by Christine Wilson Duclos and Spero M. Manson / Denver, CO : National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 1993. 279 p. Technical papers presented at Conference on subject, including two papers specifically on Alaska; vol. 4 of series, American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research. wln94-72482. $20.00.
Clark, Donald W., and A. McFadyen Clark. Batza Te'na : trail to obsidian : archaeology at an Alaskan obsidian source / Hull, Quebec : Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1993. 315p. Mercury Series, Archaeological Survey, Paper 147: reports of findings from 4 years of extensive archaeological surveys and excavations at Alaska's most important source of obsidian, including tool making sites, campsites, and traces of trading networks throughout Alaska and Northwestern Canada. Highly technical. ISBN066014016. $27.95.
Cohen, Stan. Highway on the sea: a pictorial history of the Alaska Marine Highway System / Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1994. 48p. Photographs and brief history tell the story of the State ferries, 1950s to present. ISBN 0929521870. wln94-250729. $7.95
Cole, Terrence. The Cornerstone on College Hill : an illustrated history of the University of Alaska Fairbanks/ Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 1994. 393p. Written in honor of the 75th anniversary of UAF's founding, this illustrated history commemorates the traditions and unique education of the last traditional land grant college established in the United States. ISBN19931123150457.8. LC93-40545. $35.00.
Community trees and forests source book : a directory of resources for planting and caring for trees in your community / Anchorage, AK : Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry Program, 1994. 67p. ASD. For community development, this lists resources and information to help in planting and care for trees as well as forest resources in communities. wln94-297698.
Cordes, Penelope Margaret, John P. Middaugh, Michele A. Hansen. AIDS : telling it like it is / Anchorage, AK : State of Alaska, Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Epidemiology (POB 240249, Anchorage AK 99524), 1994. 64p. ASD. Subtitled "The facts of HIV transmission." Covers science, testing, transmission, commonly asked questions, other issues. wln94-317813.
Dalby, Ron. The Alaska guide / Golden, CO : Fulcrum Publishing, 1994. 224 p. Describes different regions, noting transportation, accommodations, festivals and special events, wilderness areas and wildlife, and outdoor activities for each; no maps, but good explanations. ISBN1555911315. LC93-41008. $16.95.
________. The Alaska Highway: an insider's guide / Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Pub., 1994. 203p. Road to Alaska, why drive to Alaska, kind of vehicles, preparation of vehicles, what to bring, choosing a route and the guide to routes. Sample itineraries and routing. ISBN1555911714. LC93-13870. $15.95.
Dauenhauer, Richard and Nora Marks. Haa Kusteeyi, our culture: Tlingit life stories / Seattle: University of Washington Press; Juneau: Sealaska Heritage Foundation, 1994. This third volume of the series, "Classics of Tlingit Oral Literature," features life histories of more than 50 men and women, including a section on the founders of the Alaska Native Brotherhood. Includes a lengthy introduction which explains the milieu in which the subjects of these life histories came of age. ISBN0295974001hbd, 029597401Xpbk. LC94-28657. $50.00hbd, $24.95pbk.
Davidson, George. The tracks and landfalls of Bering and Chirikof on the northwest coast of America / Fairfield, Washington : Ye Galleon Press, 1994. 44 p. Reprint of 1901 publication which attempts to identity the landfalls of Bering and Chirikof in the 18th century. ISBN0877705275. LC94-2736. $9.95.
Davis, Robert M. Alaska tales : flying is fun? / Juneau, Alaska : LapCat Publications, 1994. 62p. [Not available for review.] ISBN0964199807. LC94-096150.
De La Hunt, Jill. Exploring the Alaska-Yukon bordercountry: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Kluane National Park Reserve, Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge / photography and sidebars by John W. Page / Minocqua, WI : NorthWord Press, 1994. (Available from Alaska Natural History Association, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 85, Anchorage, AK 99501) Presents a brief overview of history, geology, and ecology of the region followed by a special section on each park or reserve. Excellent photography, with author's perspectives and comments. ISBN1559714301 (hbd); 1559714387pbk. LC94-19315. $29.95 hbd; $19.95pbk.
Directory of Alaska landscape plant sources / Palmer, AK : Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture, Plant Materials Center, 1994. 109p. ASD. Includes Alaska seed regulation excerpts, landscape plant sources, native plant sources, support services, business addresses and agency addresses for all interested in plants, landscapes and revegetation projects. Seventy-three businesses listed. wln94-226136.
Dorden, Mary Lou, and Deborah Nicholson, edited by Anne Kessler and Naomi Stockdale. Women and minorities in Alaskan aviation / Juneau, AK : Alaska Department of Education (Equity Project, 801 W. 10th St., Ste. 200, Juneau, AK 99801), 1994. 69p. ASD. This curriculum guide covers early aviation, careers in aviation, and aviation safety. Each section includes a biography of a woman and a minority person in that field and provides curriculum activities. wln94-304149. $6.00.
Embrick, Andrew. Fast and cold: a guide to Alaska whitewater / Valdez, AK; Helena, MT: Valdez Alpine Books; distributed by Falcon Press Pub. (POB 1718, Helena, MT 59624), 1994. 292p. Alphabetical list of Alaska's rivers, giving level of difficulty, flow, where to put in and take out, character, description and history. ISBN1560442697. LC94-060239. $24.95.
Expressions of experience: art by interior Alaskans / edited by M. B. Michaels / Sky High Publications, POB 40045, Clear, Alaska 99704, 1994. 73p. [Not available for review.] wln94-357567.
Fairbanks (Alaska). Clay Street Cemetery burial list, Fairbanks, Alaska / Fairbanks, AK : The City, 1994. 33p. Alphabetical list of names, dates of birth, dates of birth and death, locations in cemetery. wln94-300708.
Farthest North: the quest for the North Pole / edited by Clive Holland. New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1994. 305p. Describes with eyewitness accounts various north polar expeditions from the early 1800's to 1993. Includes bibliographic references. ISBN0786701285. $23.00.
Fejes, Claire. People of the Noatak. Volcano, CA : Volcano Press, 1994. Reprint of the 1966 edition. In the 1960s, artist Claire Fejes made five long visits to the people of two Eskimo villages--Noatak and Point Hope. Paintings and drawings. ISBN1884244009. LC93-47388. $18.95.
Ferrell, Ed, comp. and ed. Biographies of Alaska-Yukon pioneers, 1850 -1950 / Bowie, MD : Heritage Books, 1994. Alphabetically arranged, this uses newspapers and magazines as sources to present biographical materials on some of the early settlers of Alaska and the Yukon. ISBN0788400878. wln95-8587. $24.00.
Ferrell, Nancy Warren. Barrett Willoughby, Alaska's forgotten lady / Fairbanks, AK : University of Alaska Press, 1994. 184p. Biography of noted Alaskan fiction writer of the 1920s through 1940s, by Juneau author. ISBN 09120067765. LC94-34537. $14.95.
Fienup-Riordan, Ann. Boundaries and passages: rule and ritual in Yup'ik Eskimo oral tradition / Norman, Oklahoma : University of Oklahoma Press, 1994. 389p. Describes the Yup'ik view of the world and the oral traditions that structure how life is lived. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN0806126043. LC93-23220. $27.50.
The first one hundred years : St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1894 - 1994 / written and edited by Father Michael Oleksa...[et al.]/ Juneau, AK (POB 20130, Juneau 99802) : St Nicholas Church and The Friends of St. Nicholas, 1994. 36 p. A history of the church, founded at the initiative of local Tlingit leaders in 1894, with many historical illustrations. wln95-10921. $5.00.
Fobes, Natalie. Reaching home : Pacific salmon, Pacific people /essays by Tom Jay and Brad Matsen / Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, 1994. 143p. Good overview of salmon fisheries of the Pacific Rim, noting historical and current status and recounting the life cycle of this magnificent fish. Color photographs, bibliography, index. Author won the 1995 Pacific NW Booksellers Association book award for this volume. ISBN0882404490. LC94-25182. $34.99.
Fortescue, Michael D., Steven Jacobson, and Lawrence Kaplan. Comparative Eskimo dictionary with Aleut cognates / Fairbanks, AK : Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks (POB 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680), 1994. 614p. ASD. "Related words from the modern Eskimo languages are grouped together in comparative sets with English equivalents. Ten linguistic varieties are compared, including five Inuit dialect groups, the four Yupik languages, and Sirenikski" (an almost extinct Siberian language group). A true Circumpolar effort. ISBN1555000517. LC94-24177.
Frederick, David C. Rugged justice : the ninth circuit court of appeals and the American West, 1891-1941/ Berkeley : University of California Press, 1994. Colorful history of circuit which includes the far West, Alaska and Hawaii. Includes one chapter on Anvil Creek (Judge Noyes et al.) plus a few other references. ISBN0520083814. LC93-1309. $40.00.
Friday, Chris. Organizing Asian American labor : the Pacific coast canned-salmon industry, 1870-1942 / Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994. 276 p. Study of West Coast, concentrating on British Columbia, cannery labor market between 1870 and 1942 in relation to the social and political behavior and ties of Chinese, Japanese and Filipino workers. ISBN1566391393. LC93-29471. $34.95.
Gaston, A.J. The ancient murrelet: a natural history in the Queen Charlotte Islands / London: T&AD Poyser, 1992. 249p. Only detailed study of this bird's history, its territory and behaviors. Very detailed and scientific; includes the natural history of the Queen Charlotte Islands which are the bird's habitat. ISBN0856610704. LC94-139923. $35.00.
Gates, Michael. Gold at Fortymile Creek: early days in the Yukon / Vancouver: UBC Press, 1994. 200p. Story of the search for gold in the Yukon before the great Klondike Gold Rush, 1873-1896; based on accounts of prospectors such as Swiftwater Bill, Chris Sonnickson, Jack McQuesten and George Carmack. ISBN0774804688(hbk); 0774804920 pbk . cn94-910199. $39.95; $19.95 pbk.
Ginsburg, Patty. Then and now : changes since the Exxon Valdez oil spill / Anchorage: Regional Citizens' Advisory Council, . 24p. ASD. RCAC, an independent non-profit organization formed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill to promote environmentally safe operation of the crude oil terminal in Valdez and the tankers it serves, relates the changes implemented and the gaps that still remain in reducing risks of major oil spills. wln94-235081.
Gotthardt, Ruth Magrit, and Greg Hare. Tu Zil Man : Fish Lake : uncovering the past / Whitehorse, Y.T. : Kwanlin Dun First Nation, 1994. 36p. ASD. Yukon Heritage Branch Archaeologists document the history of Fish Lake, just 15 kilometers from Whitehorse. wln94-283418.
The great land: reflections on Alaska / edited by Robert Hedin and Gary Holthaus / Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994. 317p. Collection of essays by writers who describe events, people and wildlife in Alaska, from Southeast to the Yukon. This is the second volume of writings on Alaska for these editors. ISBN0816514178hbd, ISBN0816514372pbk. LC93-43506. $37.50hbd; $17.95pbk.
Grescoe, Paul. Alaska: the cruise-lover's guide / Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, 1994. 272p.A well-formatted, fact-filled guide to Alaska, with historical notes, tips on souvenir shopping and photography, guides to "special places," making this a cut-above the usual guide. ISBN0882404520. LC93-41276. $16.95.
Grinnell, George Bird. Alaska 1899 : essays from the Harriman expedition / Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1994. 136p. Grinnell's essays were written when he was a member of the Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899) and are entitled "The Natures of the Alaska Coast Region" and "The Salmon Industry." These essays are reprinted with original page numbers as they appeared in v.1 and 2 of the final report of the Harriman Expedition published in 11 volumes. from 1901 to 1905. ISBN0295973773. LC9410519. $14.95pbk.
Hare, Greg, and Sheila Greer. Desdele Mene : the archaeology of Annie Lake / Whitehorse, Y.T. : Carcross/Tagish First Nation, 1994. 29p. ASD. Excavations at ancient sites in Yukon territories. ISBN0969811209. wln94-276262.
Hedla, Lenore. The Alaska gardener's handbook / Anchorage, Alaska : High North Press : distributed exclusively by Todd Communications, 1994. 160p. Master gardener Hedla covers such topics as flowers for Alaskan gardens, food crops, lawn and ground covers, shrubs and trees, gardening indoors, and weeds and insects. Beautiful color photos of plants and garden settings. Includes index. ISBN1878100564. LC94-76277. $14.00pbk.
Hickel, Walter J. Wit and wisdom of Wally Hickel / compiled and edited by Malcolm B. Roberts / Anchorage: Searchers Press, 1994. 239p. Former Governor's short takes reveal his wide range of interests, ideas, and opinions. ISBN0964431602. LC94-93929. $14.95.
Hirschmann, Fred. Alaska / Portland, Oregon: Graphic Arts Center Publishing, 1994. 142p. Large book of beautiful color photographs. ISBN1558681604. LC 94-75556. $39.95.
Holland, Clive. Arctic exploration and development, ca. 500 B.C. to 1915 : an encyclopedia / New York : Garland Pub., 1994. 704p. Major reference volume for Arctic exploration and history. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN0824076486. LC92-42340. $125.00.
Inuit women artists : voices from Cape Dorset / edited by Odette Leroux, Marion E. Jackson, and Minnie Aodla Freeman. Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre : Hull, Quebec : Canadian Museum of Civilization ; Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1994. 253p. Twelve women artists talk about their way of life and their art. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN0295973897. LC94-11711. $45.00.
James, Janet Lee. One particular harbor / Chicago: Noble Press, 1993. The adventures of one woman with multiple sclerosis living in the Alaskan wilderness. ISBN1879360306. LC93-33479. $13.95.
Jensen, Michael Vern. Umbrella guide to Alaska's wilderness highway; traveling the Dalton Road / Seattle, Washington: Umbrella Books, 1994. 114p. History, planning tips and description of geology, climate, flora and fauna found along this 415 mile highway which extends to the Arctic Ocean. ISBN094-5397283pbk. LC 94-94292. $10.95.
Kaniut, Larry. Cheating death : amazing survival stories from Alaska/ Fairbanks, AK : Epicenter Press, 1994. 174p. "Story-teller offers a chilling collection of survival stories from pilots, hikers, hunters, climbers, boaters and fishermen who confront their mortality--and live to tell about it!" ISBN0945397232. LC94-2798. $19.95.
Kessler, Dale. Eskimo carvers of the Bering Sea : walrus ivory carvings by Alaska's finest / Nixa, MO : A&J Printing Co. (POB 513, Nixa, MO 65714), 1994. 100p. Information and color illustration about carvers and carvings from the Bering Sea area of Alaska. wln94-62984. $20.00.
Ketchum, Robert Glenn. The Tongass: Alaska's vanishing rain forest / New York, NY : Aperture Foundation, 1994. 112p. Revised and expanded edition with new preface by Steve Kallick. Documents the struggle to save the Tongass. Beautiful color photos. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN0893816000. LC94-72301. $29.95pbk.
Khlebnikov, K. T. (Kiril Timofeevich). Notes on Russian America / edited by Richard Pierce / Fairbanks, AK : Limestone Press, 1994. 308p. ASD. "Parts 2-5: Kad'iak, Unalashka, Atkha, the Priylovs." Alaska History Series, No. 42. Khlebnikov served as an assistant of several governors of Russian America from 1818 - 1832. In his notes he tried to record the history of Russian-America, noting, among other things, statistical data, oral history of the Aleuts, and portions of Cook's voyages. ISBN1895901022. wln95-29763. $30.00.
Kosh, A.M. Alaskan Native cultures / Santa Barbara, CA: Albion Publishing Group, 1994. 64p. Basic book describing the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian traditional and contemporary cultures. ISBN1880352346. wln94-298097.
Ledbetter, Suzann. Nellie Cashman, prospector and trailblazer / El Paso, TX : Texas Western Press, University of Texas at El Paso, 1993. 83p. "Winner of the Western Writers of America SPUR AWARD." Biography of a remarkable and much-loved woman who lived in the frontier West: California, Tombstone, and finally the Klondike and Alaska. ISBN0874041945. LC92-62201. $12.50.
Leonard, Ted H. Now! we're having fun : humorous anecdotes of life on the Last Frontier / Fairbanks, Alaska : Alaska Workers Pub. Co., 1994. 159p. [Not available for review.] ISBN0964155303. LC94-094456.
Lethaby, Nick. A bird finding guide to Alaska / [California, USA] : The Author, 1994. 152p. [No publishing information given.] This guide is for use by serious birders who have little time and want especially to see birds unique to Alaska. Gives detailed logistical information, site descriptions, and species accounts. It gives no locations in the Panhandle, noting that species there can be seen in the lower 48. Includes index. wln95433009. $14.95.
Lethcoe, Jim. History of Prince William Sound, Alaska / Valdez, Alaska: Prince William Sound Books, 1994. 169p. Early explorers to 1994 with brief bibliography and index. ISBN1877900044. wln94-284125. $14.95.
Lewis, Adam. Salmon of the Pacific / Vancouver : Raincoast Books, 1994. 96 p. Fisheries biologist describes the salmon fisheries of British Columbia; included is its life cycle, and its economic and cultural impact. Color photographs. ISBN1895714605. cn94-910299. $17.95cdn.
Lowenstein, Tom. Ancient land, sacred whale : the Inuit hunt and its rituals / New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994. 189p. Describes the cycle of life throughout the year which culminates in the spring whale hunt. Lowenstein includes a sequence of poems detailing the ritual year. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN0374104972. LC9342941. $20.00
Lowry, Shannon. Natives of the Far North: Alaska's vanishing culture in the eye of Edward Sheriff Curtis / Mechanicsburg PA: Stackpole Books, 1994. 139p. Selected Curtis Images of Natives of Nunivak Island, King Island, Diomede Islands and Kingigan illustrate an overview of customs, ceremonies and legends of Yupik culture. ISBN0811711021. LC94-13657. $29.95.
Ludmer, Larry. Cruising Alaskan waters : a passenger's guide to cruising Alaskan waters and discovering the Interior / Edison, NJ : Hunter Pub., 1994. [Not available for review.] ISBN1556506503. wln94-391629. $11.95.
Lynge, Aqqaluk. Inuit : Inuit Issittormiut Kattuffiata oqaluttuassartaa = histoire de la Conference Circumpolaire Inuit = the story of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference / Nuuk : Atuakkiorfik (Postboks 840, 3900 Nuuk, Greenland), 1993. 121p. The story of the establishment of the Inuit circumpolar Conference, which stretches from Siberia to Greenland and explores some of the issues facing the Inuit. In English, French, and Inuit. ISBN8755806422. wln94-324085. Est: $58.00 for book plus postage.
MacLean, Robert Merrill, and Sean Rossiter. Flying cold : the adventures of Russel Merrill, pioneer Alaskan aviator / Fairbanks : Epicenter Press; Portland, OR : Graphic Arts Center Pub. Col, 1994. 178 p. Biography of one of Alaska's first aviators (1920s); based on personal logs, journals, letters written by Merrill and his widow Thyra and illustrated with over 80 vintage photographs. ISBN094597321(hbd); 09439733X pbk . LC94-27416. $34.95; $24.95 pbk .
Magoffin, Jim. Triumph over turbulence / Anchorage, AK : s.n., 1993. 64p. Biography of a contemporary bush pilot and founder of Interior Airway. Magoffin's look focuses especially on the era of Alaskan aviation in the oil boom period. Includes index. ISBN0963780603. wln94-23127. $29.95.
Marine Mammals and the Exxon Valdez / edited by Thomas R. Loughlin, Sponsored by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council...et.al./ San Diego : Academic Press, Inc., 1994. 395p. Articles on the effects of the oil spill on marine mammals of Prince William Sound. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN0124561608. LC94020833. $49.95.
McBeath, Gerald A. Alaska politics and government / Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press, 1994. 365p. Describes the workings of Alaska's government and its interaction with the Federal government, using real issues such as ANWR; within this the author examines the themes of independence, dependence, and the search for sustainable economic development. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN0803231202hdb, ISBN0803281498pbk. $47.50hdb, $16.95pbk.
Miller, Polly G. Glass trade beads in Alaska : early contact / Altamonte Springs, FL : Bead Society of Central Florida (121 Larkspur Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701), 1994. 44p. Explores the historical, ethnographical, ethno-historical and archaeological evidence to explain the bead legacy left by trading impacts that took place across Alaska's vast geographical expanse over a time span of 150 years. Includes bibliographical references; originally presented at "The Bead Trade in the Americas" international conference held March 20-22, 1992 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. LC94-237824. $15.00 + $1.50 shipping.
Morgan, Albert Weldon. Memories of old Sunrise : gold mining on Alaska's Turnagain Arm / edited by Rolfe G. Buzzell / Anchorage : Cook Inlet Historical Society (121 West 7th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501), 1994. 104p. Adventures of a Gold Rush miner in the Turnagain Arm area, south of Anchorage, 1897-1901. ISBN187862016. LC94-68464. $18.95
Morrison, William R. Working the North : labor and the northwest defense projects / Fairbanks, AK : University of Alaska Press, 1994. 270p. Anecdotal tales and documents reflecting workers' lives in the North. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN0912006722hdb, ISBN0912006730pbk. LC94-68464. $30.00hdb, $20.00pbk.
Murie, Adolph. Mammals of Denali / Denali Park, AK : Published by the Alaska Natural History Association in cooperation with the National Park Service, 1994. 80p. Revised reprint of a 1962 classic, and worth noting again. Gives description of and information about each animal found in Denali National Park. Magnificent color photographs. ISBN0930931122. LC94-014062. $9.95pbk.
Nalder, Eric. Tankers full of trouble: the perilous journey of Alaskan crude / New York: Grove Press, 1994. 294p. Seattle Times investigative reporter takes a trip on the tanker ARCO Anchorage to gain an understanding of the problems and workings of the tanker industry. ISBN080211458X. LC93-31198. $24.00.
Neufeld, David. Make it pay! : gold dredge #4 : Klondike, Yukon, Canada / Missoula, MT : Pictorial Histories Pub. Co., 1994. 64p. Pictures of the dredge, information on how it works, and some gold mining history about the Klondike River Valley make this book a useful addition to gold mining literature. ISBN0929521889. $7.95.
North! to Alaska : follow the highways through northern B.C. and the Yukon / [Canada?] : Tourism North, 1994. 64p. "...is published dthrough a co-operative marketing program call Tourism North by Alaska Division of Tourism, Tourism British Columbia, Tourism Yukon." A guidebook to various ways to drive through British Columbia and the Yukon and into Alaska. wln94-080276.
O'Neill, Daniel T. The firecracker boys / New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. 388p. Author was named Historian of the Year in 1994 by the Alaska Historical Society for this book that tells the story of Project Chariot, a plan to carve a new harbor out of the Alaska coast near Point Hope by detonating thermonuclear bombs, and how the project and the Atomic Energy Commission were stopped in the early 1960's. The Author also received the Alaska Library Association's 1994 Outstanding Alaskana Award. ISBN0312110863. LC94-2830. $24.95.
Our common shores and our common challenge, environmental protection of the Pacific : proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium of the Conference of Asian and Pan-Pacific University Presidents / edited by David G. Shaw. Fairbanks, AK : Alaska Sea Grant College Program (UAF, POB 755040, Fairbanks AK 99775-5040), 1994. 136p. ASD. Nine papers presented at this symposium address resources from the Pacific, pollution of the Pacific, and sustaining the Pacific. ISBN1566120276. wln9573416. $20.00.
Out among the wolves; contemporary writings on the wolf / edited by John A. Murray / Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, 1993. 247 p. This anthology "gathers some of the best writings on the wolf over the past half-century from well-know scientists, naturalists, and authors, including Adolph Murie, John Haines, Roger A. Caras, and Richard Nelson." ISBN0882404393. LC93-10971. $14.95.
Parker, Harriette. Alaska's mushrooms : a practical guide / Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1994. 92 p. Alaska pocket book guide selects 34 species ranged from edible to deadly. Includes important safety information, collecting tips, and recipes. Color photographs. ISBN0882404539. LC94-6298. $12.95.
Paulsen, Gary. Winterdance : the fine madness of running the Iditarod/ New York : Harcourt Brace, 1994. 256 p. Splendidly written account of grueling race (1180 miles from Anchorage to Nome) which the author ran in 1983 and 1985. ISBN0151262276. LC93-42096. $21.95.
Pielou, E.C. A naturalist's guide to the Arctic / Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994. 327 p. Describes the natural history of the Arctic; covers the climate and atmosphere, sky, terrain, seas (and ice), plant life, birds, mammals, fish and insects. The book is written as a compact source of information about the Arctic's natural resources. ISBN0226668134, ISBN022668142. LC94-2555. $19.95pbk.
Piper, Ernest. The Exxon Valdez oil spill : final report, state of Alaska response / Anchorage, AK : Alaska Department of Environment Conservation, 1993. 184p. ASD. A summing up of the Exxon Valdez spill, explains the state activities--the organization, technology, clean-up--and results--legal, regulatory, and administrative changes and restoration. LC93-72684.
Plants of the Pacific Northwest coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska / compiled and edited by Jim Pojar and Andy MacKinnon, written by Paul Alaback et al. Richmond, Washington; Vancouver: Lone Pine Publishing (#180 16149 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052), 1994. 527 p. Easy-to-use field guide features 798 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific Coast from Oregon to Alaska. Photos, drawings, species description, habitat and range mapped clearly. ISBN1551050404. cn94-910289. $24.95.
Reckoning with the dead: the Larsen Bay repatriation and the Smithsonian Institution / edited by Tamara L. Bray and Thomas W. Killion / Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994. 194p. Presentations on the case that is considered a turning point in the history of American anthropology and museum relations with Native Americans. ISBN1560983655 pbk. wln94-002652. $29.95.
Rennick, Penny, ed. "The Alaska Peninsula," vol. 21, no. 1, Alaska Geographic / Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society (POB 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509), 1994. 96p. Describes community life from the Katmai-Iliamna area to Isanotski Strait in the Aleutians. ISBN1566610184. $19.95.
Rennick, Penny, ed. "The Kenai Peninsula," vol. 21, no. 2, Alaska Geographic / Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society (POB 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509), 1994. 128p. This issue concentrates on the resources, prehistory, wildlife and recreation in the communities of the Kenai Peninsula. ISBN1566610206. $19.95.
Rennick, Penny, ed. "People of Alaska," vol. 21, no. 3, Alaska Geographic / Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society (POB 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509), 1994. 96p. Short biographies and conversations with some interesting Alaskans. ISBN1566610222. $19.95.
Rennick, Penny, ed. "Prehistoric Alaska," vol. 21, no. 4, Alaska Geographic / Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society (POB 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509), 1994. 116p. Exceptional issue details prehistory of the land, animals and people of Alaska. Explores Alaska from the formation of the land, through the ages of dinosaurs and woolly mammoths up to the arrival of the first humans via the Bering Land Bridge. With geologic timeline. ISBN1566610249. $19.95.
A resource guide of programs and services for young children and their families / Juneau, AK : Alaska Head Start State Collaboration Project, Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs, 1994. ASD. Loose-leaf guide to programs and services of Alaska State government departments, boards and commissions and non-state organization working with families and youth. One page is devoted to each entity, noting program goals, service provided, eligibility, program status, comments, and contact< information. Short index. wln94-214470.
Reuse, Willem J. Siberian Yupik Eskimo : the language and its contacts with Chukchi / Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 1994. 424p. Detailed historical and linguistic study of language common to Alaska's St. Lawrence Island and the Siberian mainland. Based on author's PhD thesis. ISBN0874803977. LC9350808. $50.00
Ross, M. J. Polar pioneers : John Ross and James Clark Ross / McGill-Queens University Press, 1994. John Ross and his nephew James were British naval officers who sought the Northwest Passage in the Eastern/ Arctic during the early part of the 19th century. James also explored the Antarctic. Biography reveals the personalities and scientific and other contributions to world exploration. ISBN773512349. cn940900427-8. $34.95.
Ruby, Robert H., and John A. Brown. Indian slavery in the Pacific Northwest / Spokane : A. H. Clark, 1993. 336p. Slavery within Native cultures from Alaska south to California. ISBN087062250. LC93-31861. $37.50.
Sanders, Dale. The emerald sea : exploring the underwater wilderness of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska / Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, 1993. Photographs from a diver's perspective of the cold waters: the marine biology and natural history of the Northwest Coast and Alaska. ISBN0882404504. LC93-4966. $34.95.
Savage, Candace Sherk. Aurora : the mysterious northern lights / San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, 1994. 144p. A very readable account of the northern lights - why they happen and their history. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN087156419X. LC94-1458. $25.00.
Seidelman, Harold. The Inuit imagination : Arctic myth and sculpture / New York : Thames and Hudson, 1994. 224p. Describes how contemporary sculpture reflects Inuit heritage and way of life. Combines art pieces with sections of traditional legends and songs to illustrate. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN0500016038. LC93-060706. $45.00.
Shaffer, Boyd J. The flora of South Central Alaska : a handbook for field identification of vascular plants / Soldotna, AK : Arts and Sciences Division, Kenai Peninsula College (34820 College Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669), 1994. 324p. Black and white illustrations plus descriptions, habitat and range information. wln94-226370. $20.00.
Short, Wayne. Albie and Billy, the sky pilot and other stories / Petersburg, Alaska: Devil's Thumb Press (Box 1136, Petersburg AK 99833), 1994. 184p. Autobiographical stories of life and commercial fishing in Southeast Alaska in the 1940's and 1950's. wln94-331170. $13.95.
Sims, Grant. Leaving Alaska / New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 1994. 315p. Following the lives of a dozen Alaskans over a period of five years, that include the spill of the Exxon Valdez, Sims describes the Alaska environment and the lives it shapes from remote Native villages and fishing hamlets, to urban centers and oil fields, and out to the wildlands. ISBN0871134764. LC93-43126. $22.00.
Smith, Barbara Sweetland, David J. Goa, Dennis G. Bell. Heaven on earth : orthodox treasures of Siberia and North America / Anchorage, AK: Anchorage Museum of History and Art (121 West 7th Ave., Anchorage AK 99501), 1994. 115p. 1994 exhibition catalog of Russian Orthodox Church icons and sacred objects. ISBN1885267002. wln94-258734. $11.95.
Smith, Barbara Sweetland. A sure foundation: Aleut churches in World War II / Anchorage, Alaska: The Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association (401 E. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503), 1994. 70p. "History of ten Aleut churches and their communities before and during World War II, and subsequent efforts to restore church artifacts and structures; includes many historic and contemporary photographs and profiles of the communities." ISBN0960930825. wln94-302473. $11.95.
Solka, Paul, Jr. The lost gold mine of the upper Tanana / Fairbanks : Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Pioneers of Alaska Igloo #4 Foundation, Inc., 1994. 50p. Although its exact location has remained a mystery since 1903, the author recounts the stories that surround this lost lode. wln94-264047. $4.95.
Steltzer, Lilli, and Robert Davidson. Eagle transforming : the art of Robert Davidson / Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre ; Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1994. 164p. Davidson is a major contemporary Canadian artist. This book combines pictures of his work and him at work, with biographical information and a text by Davidson, musing about his work, life, training and himself. A fine book. ISBN0295973714. LC94-6768. $39.95.
Sturgis, Kent. Natural wonders of Alaska : a guide to parks, preserves, and wild places / Castine, ME : Country Roads Press, 1994. 124p. Covers a wide variety of places of varying size - from the Alaska Zoo to the Fairbanks Riverboat Discovery trip, from the Nenana Ice Classic to the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Entries describe the place and give addresses. This is a good guide for basic information about places not covered so obviously in other books. ISBN1566260450. LC93-44492. $9.95pbk.
Stoops, James G., ed. The Hillside - a history : a compilation of interviews with original homesteaders : as recorded by Mr. Stoops' six grade enrichment class / Anchorage, AK : J.G. Stoops (Anchorage School District, POB. 196614, Anchorage, AK 99519-6614), 1993. 96 p. Cover title reads: " the homesteaders, stories of the early homesteaders of the south Anchorage hillside." LC94-140228.
United States. Alaska Natives Commission final report / Anchorage, AK : Joint Federal-State Commission on Policies and Programs Affecting Alaska Natives, 1994. 3v. ASD. Significant work that first documents physical, social and economic changes over the past two centuries that affect the lives of Alaska Natives today. Parts two and three contain fundamental findings and recommendations of the commission in what are considered today key issue areas. Includes bibliographical references. wln94-254424. (Unfortunately, this is already out of print.)
Unrau, Harlan D. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska : historic resource study / Anchorage, AK : U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1994. 450p. ASD. Compilation and analysis of historical research data pertaining to historic events that occurred in the park/preserve. wln94-388192.
Vaughan, Richard. The Arctic : a history / Phoenix Mill, Dover, NH : A. Sutton, 1994. 340p. Good, comprehenisive review of historical through present-day issues and reoccuring themes of the circumpolar Arctic. ISBN0750901772. LC94-000305.
Vipond, Anne. Alaska by cruise ship : the complete guide to the Alaska cruise experience / Vancouver : Alaska Cruise Guides, 1994. [Not available for review.] ISBN0969799101. cn94910249.
Warbelow, Marvin. Head winds / Tok, Alaska : Main Street Alaska Pub., 1994. 147p. Rev. edition of 1987 publication on bush pilots in Alaska. wln95036575.
Waterman, Jonathan. In the shadow of Denali : life and death on Alaska's Mount McKinley / New York : Dell Pub, 1994. 246p. Various stories of climbers, guides, and rescuers who experienced "The High One." ISBN0385312458. wln94-222643. $11.95.
Wayburn, Peggy. Adventuring in Alaska : the ultimate travel guide to the great land / San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1994. 387p. Checklist of mammals, scientific and common names, birds checklist; helpful lists in back--zip codes, International Youth Hostels, Alaska Native Regional Corporations, short bibliography. ISBN0871564726 pbk wln94-226851. $14.00.
Weschenfelder, Ernest. Pioneering in Alaska: a true account / Anchorage AK: Vintage Print Co. (7312 Huntsmen Cr., Anchorage AK 99518), 1993. Boyhood in Douglas and Spuhn Island, Alaska - includes fishing, hunting and fox farming. wln94-329399. $11.95.
Wheelwright, Jeff. Degrees of disaster : Prince William Sound : how nature reels and rebounds / New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994. 348p. Using the twice-damaged Prince William Sound in Alaska as his stage, this nature and science writer describes what happens to wilderness ecosystems when they are struck by environmental disaster. His conclusions have caused controversy. ISBN0671702416. LC94-11877. $24.00.
White, Ken Wayne. World in peril : the origin, mission and scientific finds of the 46th/72nd Reconnaissance Squadron / Elkhart, IN : the Author (POB 1446, Elkhart, IN 46515), 1992. Includes some Alaska operations, Project Nanook and B-29 maneuvers in 1940s and 1950s. ISBN1883218101. wln95-52813. $29.95.
Wonders, William C. Alaska highway explorer : place names along the adventure road / Victoria, BC : Horsdal & Schubart Publishers, 1994. Geographic names and history along the Alaska highway. ISBN0920663281. cn94-910302. $8.95.
Wyllie-Echeverria, S., and R.M. Thorn. Managing seagrass systems in western North America : research gaps and needs / Fairbanks, AK : Alaska Sea Grant College Program (UAF, POB 755040, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040), 1994. 21p. ASD. Summarizes efforts made by West Coast scientists to develop a regional seagrass management plan. Includes a map showing distribution of West Coast seagrasses, references, and a directory of contributors. ISBN1566120225. wln94-265646. $3.00.
Yardley, Joyce. Crazy cooks and gold miners / Surrey, B.C.: Hancock House, 1993. 224 p. Experiences in the Yukon in the Thirties, Forties and Fifties in Ben-My-Cree, Atlin, Carcross, Dezadeesh and Whitehorse. ISBN088839294X. cn92091782. $22.95cdn.
Zimmerman, Jenny. A naturalist's guide to Chugach State Park / Anchorage, Alaska: A.T. Publishing and Printing, 1993. 258p. Complete guide to the history, geology, fauna and flora of the state park closest to Alaska's largest city. Includes advice on trails, bear encounters, avalanches, and various wilderness hazards. ISBN0963730908. wln94-27970. $14.95.
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