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This aptly named book contains 22 selections by John Muir, John McPhee, Barry Lopez, and others on Alaska and to some extent on the neighboring Yukon, accompanied by a small but evocative collection of photographs of Eskimos. The pieces, most of which are top-notch, vividly describe the harsh climate, the Arctic and sub-Arctic habitats, and the animals of Alaska, and tell the stories of the Native Americans and others who have made their home or worked in the North. This excellent sampler of some of the best writing on Alaska is recommended for academic and, especially, public libraries.aquot;The thing is called a pabx. It was on ... Eight hours over the mountains he drove home with his pabx. ... There was a manual, but with its sequence charts and connecting schemes, its predetermined night answers and toll-diversion adapters , anbsp;...

Author:Robert Hedin, Gary Holthaus
Publisher:University of Arizona Press - 1994-02-01


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