Still Points North

Still Points North

One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home Leigh
Newman. dren's bookstore near school. HELP WANTED. There was another sign
in the Pennysaver for a blind lady who needed someone to read her ...

Author: Leigh Newman

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 9780679603559

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live. Growing up in the wilds of Alaska, seven-year-old Leigh Newman spent her time landing silver salmon, hiking glaciers, and flying in a single-prop plane. But her life split in two when her parents unexpectedly divorced, requiring her to spend summers on the tundra with her “Great Alaskan” father and the school year in Baltimore with her more urbane mother. Navigating the fraught terrain of her family’s unraveling, Newman did what any outdoorsman would do: She adapted. With her father she fished remote rivers, hunted caribou, and packed her own shotgun shells. With her mother she memorized the names of antique furniture, composed proper bread-and-butter notes, and studied Latin poetry at a private girl’s school. Charting her way through these two very different worlds, Newman learned to never get attached to people or places, and to leave others before they left her. As an adult, she explored the most distant reaches of the globe as a travel writer, yet had difficulty navigating the far more foreign landscape of love and marriage. In vivid, astonishing prose, Newman reveals how a child torn between two homes becomes a woman who both fears and idealizes connection, how a need for independence can morph into isolation, and how even the most guarded heart can still long for understanding. Still Points North is a love letter to an unconventional Alaskan childhood of endurance and affection, one that teaches us that no matter where you go in life, the truest tests of courage are the chances you take, not with bears and blizzards, but with other people. Praise for Still Points North “Newman has crafted a vivid exploration of a broken family. . . . Her pain will resonate strongly with readers, and she vividly brings both Alaska and Maryland to life. . . . A natural for book clubs.”—Booklist “Newman’s adult search for her own true home is riveting, as are her worldwide adventures; it’s a joy to be in on the ride.”—Reader’s Digest “What really sets this fearless memoir apart is the heartfelt, riotously funning writing, which will have you reading passages aloud, and rooting for Newman all the way.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Newman writes so lucidly about bewilderment, so honestly about self-deception, so courageously about fear, so compassionately about insensitivity, so hilariously about suffering and loss. Still Points North is a remarkable book: a travel memoir of the mapless, dangerous seas and territories between childhood and adulthood.”—Karen Russell, Pulitzer Prize finalist for Swamplandia! “A wise, refreshing and enjoyable read.”—New York Daily News “[Newman is] at her best bringing to life the chapters on her near-feral Alaskan upbringing. You can practically smell the freshly killed game.”—Entertainment Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Alaska

Alaska

MILEAGE — Chief Highway Points from FAIRBANKS toMILEAGE — Chief
Highway Points from ANCHORAGE to— Via Palmer Highway : Palmer # Wasilla
Willow • Knik • Goose Bay Points North : College Fox ( Jct . Steese and Elliott
Hwy . ) ...

Author: United States. Territories Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123790128

Category:

Page: 65

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Regional Planning Alaska its resources and development

Regional Planning      Alaska its resources and development

Alaska and a total of 20,502 inbound passengers from Alaska and 4,996 cruise
passengers , making a total passenger movement for the ... The Alaska
Steamship Co. is the only carrier which regularly serves Alaskan points north of
the Alaska ...

Author: United States. National Resources Planning Board

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89097035968

Category: Regional planning

Page:

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Categories: Regional planning

Regional Planning Part VII Alaska its Resources and Development December 1937

Regional Planning  Part VII  Alaska  its Resources and Development  December 1937

Imports From Alaska Table 7 shows imports to the United States from Alaska for
the calendar year 1936. This shows a total ... The Alaska Steamship Co. is the
only carrier which regularly serves Alaskan points north of the Alaska Panhandle
.

Author: United States. National Resources Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210025054626

Category: Alaska

Page: 213

View: 101

Categories: Alaska

Regional Planning

Regional Planning

Table 11 shows the approximate schedule frequencies of these lines between
Seattle and specified Alaskan ports . The Alaska Steamship Co. is the only carrier
which regularly serves Alaskan points north of the Alaska Panhandle .

Author: United States. National Resources Planning Board

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031576211

Category: Regional planning

Page:

View: 287

Categories: Regional planning

Alaska Air Transportation Investigation Examiner s Report

Alaska Air Transportation Investigation  Examiner s Report

Section III ( Continued ) Sheet 16 10 / SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA Passengers
Freight ( Pounds ) POINTS NORTH OF JUMSAU Skagway - hitehorse - Dawson
White Pass Airways 1,267 4 , 118 67 57 124 HI 89 41 130 Jumeau - Haines ...

Author: United States. Civil Aeronautics Board

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105130634160

Category:

Page: 405

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Categories:

Report of the Governor of Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior

Report of the Governor of Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior

Alaska. Governor. physical work for those on the surveying vessels , but they go
at it with a will and persistency that is cheering . MOUNTAIN CLIMBING . ... This
would be a great benefit to Juneau and to all points north of it . It is recommended
 ...

Author: Alaska. Governor

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3025322

Category:

Page:

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Alaska and Its Resources

Alaska and Its Resources

goes between the two largest sand - bars , carrying nine , eight , seven , and just
between the eastern points of the bars five , three , and at last two and a half
fathoms , about ... The point north of the mouth separates it from a wide but
shallow ...

Author: William Healey Dall

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008816160

Category: Alaska

Page: 627

View: 179

William Healey Dall presents this survey of the Alaskan interior. Although Dall was a naturalist primarily concerned with the research of mollusks, he was one of the first scientists to venture through the Alaskan wild. With the unofficial start of the Klondike Gold Rush beginning in the 1890s, this text would have been considered a practical handbook for the thousands of miners who journeyed north searching for gold.
Categories: Alaska

The Wonders of Alaska

The Wonders of Alaska

Juan Perez Sound in the Queen Charlotte group points north on the open sea
coast , retain the names by which they were known centuries ago . In the Straits
of Fuca is handed down to us the name of a more fortunate , yet probably less ...

Author: Alexander Badlam

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101072330952

Category: Alaska

Page: 154

View: 597

"Another Briton & Rey printing job with some of the plates showing a high degree of skill. The images are an interesting mixture of the half-tone and the collotype. The pictorial cover drawn from photographs is very good. According to a review in the Photographic Times the collotypes in the first edition were by the American Bank Note Company."--Hanson Collection catalog, pp. 110-111.
Categories: Alaska

Alaska native culture and history

Alaska native culture and history

adjacent interior and core and blade material recently discovered by Dumond on
the base of the Alaska Peninsula [ REGER 1978 : 9 ) . Beluga Point North
Component II has yielded a respectable assemblage of parallel sided ,
contracting ...

Author: Yoshinobu Kotani

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4903192

Category:

Page:

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Alaska s Mineral Industry

Alaska s Mineral Industry

Dramatic view of the DC North horizon of Red Mountain . ... Colledge Enterprises
on Bottom Dollar Creek ; Fred Cook and Points North on Portage Creek ; Dan
Fair on Ptarmigan Creek ; Paul & Company on Bonanza Creek ; and Underwood
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028754096

Category: Mineral industries

Page:

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Categories: Mineral industries

Far North Country

Far North Country

derful Alaska , My Alaska , Vagabond In Alaska , I Am Going To Alaska , Three
Weeks In Glorious Alaska , I Have Just ... Ragtime leaped over the Arctic Circle
on its way to farthest points North ; women gathered in Alaskan literary clubs to ...

Author: Thames Williamson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027073975

Category: Alaska

Page: 236

View: 277

"Another volume in the American Folkways Series, which is definitely less about the people, the customs, and not quite up to the standards of its predecessors. Sympathy, and a certain romantic lyricism, add to the portrait of the northern outpost. Prehistoric times, early explorations and exploitations; Baranov, Alaska's most glamorous figure; the unpopular purchase from Russia, at two cents an acre, and American neglect of its new asset until almost the present; gold rushes and ghost towns, myths and mirages; Japanese salmon fishing, prelude to penetration; the white man's sins of commission and omission; the first constructive move with the farming colony which almost failed; and finally our recognition today of Alaska's importance as an 'outlying guard and working tool of our industro-military civilization.'" - Review.
Categories: Alaska

The Alaska Almanac

The Alaska Almanac

Author: Alaska Northwest Alaska Northwest Publishing

Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books

ISBN: 0882405209

Category: Alaska

Page: 240

View: 344

Celebrating 23 years in print, this edition features fun, fact-filled information about geography, history, economy, and cultures of the northernmost state. Maps & illustrations throughout.
Categories: Alaska

Bulletin International North Pacific Fisheries Commission

Bulletin   International North Pacific Fisheries Commission

RELEASE IN APRIL ALASKA NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN in 5 8 PEN ALASKA PEN
1 2 8 KAMCHATKA BRITISH ... of chum salmon bound for the Asian coast
including the Amur and points north , the Asian coast including Sakhalin and
points ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009579350

Category: Fisheries

Page:

View: 250

Categories: Fisheries

Alaska Highway

Alaska Highway

Author: Ed Readicker-Henderson

Publisher: Hunter Publishing (NJ)

ISBN: 1556508247

Category: Alaska

Page: 390

View: 623

An adventure guide to the Alaska Highway. It offers a mix of practical travel information along with details of adventurous activities, which should be fun for everyone no matter what their age or ability.
Categories: Alaska

North American Alaskan Cruises

North American   Alaskan Cruises

Author: Brian Bell

Publisher: Insight Guides

ISBN: 9814137065

Category: Travel

Page: 362

View: 779

Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, Insight Guides capture the unique character of each culture with an insider's perspective. Inside every Insight Guide you'll find:.Evocative, full-colour photography on every page.Cross-referenced, full-colour maps throughout.A brief introduction including a historical timeline .Lively, essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people.Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing.Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest.A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children
Categories: Travel

Clovis

Clovis

The Nenana Complex of Alaska and Clovis Origins TED GOEBEL. TRAIT
BERING ... The distribution of northern fluted points . Each dot ... There should be
no such separate distribution if the points north and south are related . For what
may ...

Author: Robson Bonnichsen

Publisher: Center for the Study of the First

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002234735

Category: America

Page: 344

View: 443

Categories: America

The Alaska Guide

The Alaska Guide

Author: Ron Dalby

Publisher: Fulcrum Pub

ISBN: 1555913067

Category: Travel

Page: 226

View: 535

AlThis revised guide to Alaska from native son Ron Dalby is packed with valuable insider information on accommodations, restaurants, transportation, festivals and scores of activities. From ballooning to whale-watching to "flightseeing" and more, this guide contains all the information you need to plan a vacation to the multifaceted jewel that is Alaska. Maps, b&w photos.
Categories: Travel

Hunting for Gold in Alaska s Talkeetna Mountains

Hunting for Gold in Alaska s Talkeetna Mountains

Photo from author's collection . nuska Susitna threaded , haunting valleys inland
inland waterways of points north , a ride the Alaskan " panhandle " coast , then ,
much farther northward on the Alaska Railroad " boat train ” up the northwest , at
 ...

Author: William M. Stoll

Publisher: William m Stoll

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132735635

Category: Science

Page: 301

View: 710

Categories: Science