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Author Burch, Ernest S., 1938-2010,
Title Caribou herds of northwest Alaska, 1850-2000 / by Ernest S. Burch Jr. ; edited by Igor Krupnik and Jim Dau.
Imprint Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, [2012]

Subject Caribou -- Alaska, Northwest -- History.
Caribou populations -- Alaska, Northwest -- History.
Reindeer -- Alaska, Northwest -- History.
Wolves -- Alaska, Northwest -- History.
Alaska Natives -- History.
Herding -- Alaska, Northwest -- History.
Human ecology -- Alaska, Northwest -- History.
Mammals -- Alaska, Northwest -- History.
Mammal populations -- Alaska, Northwest -- History.
Indians of North America -- Alaska, Northwest -- History.
Natural history -- Alaska, Northwest.
Alt Name Krupnik, Igor.
Dau, J. (Jim)
Description 1 online resource (xix, 203 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-196) and index.
Contents List of Maps; List of Figures; List of Tables; Part I: Reading Tiger Burch; Foreword by Igor Krupnik; Preface by Jim Dau; Acknowledgments; Part II: Caribou Herds of Northwest Alaska; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Caribou versus Reindeer; Chapter 3. Predators; Chapter 4. The Western District; Chapter 5. The Northern District; Chapter 6. The Reindeer Era; Synopsis of Chapter 6; Synopsis of Chapter 7; Part III: Postscripts; Postscript by David R. Klein; A Life Well Lived, A Story Well Told by Polly Wheeler.
Appendix 1: Memorandum (E.S. Burch Jr. to Bockstoce, Dau, Hill, Krupnik, and Pratt, February 26, 2010)Appendix 2: Ecoregions of Northwest Alaska by E.S. Burch Jr; Appendix 3: Historical Sources by Ernest S. Burch Jr.; Appendix 4: Sources of Information by Ernest S. Burch Jr.; Appendix 5: Notes on the Consumption of Caribou at Herschel Island During the Whaling Era by E.S. Burch Jr.; Abbreviations; Works Cited; Index.
Summary In his final, major publication Ernest S. "Tiger" Burch Jr. reconstructs the distribution of caribou herds in northwest Alaska using data and information from research conducted over the past several decades as well as sources that predate western science by more than one hundred years. Additionally, he explores human and natural factors that contributed to the demise and recovery of caribou and reindeer populations during this time. Burch provides an exhaustive list of published and unpublished literature and interviews that will intrigue laymen and experts alike. The unflinching assessment o.
ISBN 9781602231801 (electronic bk.)
160223180X (electronic bk.)
1602231788 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1602231796 (paper ; alk. paper)
9781602231788 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781602231795 (paper ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 961675241
Additional Format Print version: 9781602231795 1602231796 (DLC) 2012005465