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Author Sturm, Matthew.
Title Finding the Arctic : history and culture along a 2,500-mile snowmobile journey from Alaska to Hudson's Bay / Matthew Sturm.
Imprint Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, [2012]
©2012

Author Sturm, Matthew.
Subject Snowmobiling -- Arctic regions.
Arctic regions -- Description and travel.
Arctic regions -- History.
Arctic regions -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 258 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Tracks North -- Ballad of the arctic science bandits -- Changes north -- Rosebud realities -- The quest's older cousin; the Iditarod -- Porcupine hospitality -- Quarantine Island -- Poignant passing: the Mad Trapper of Rat River -- Who was the Mad Trapper of Rat River? -- Big Mac -- Snow and ice roads -- Finding the Douglas Cabin -- Black Lake ice -- The shield and the cordilleran -- Fort Confidence -- The Northern Cross -- Kugluktuk -- Inuksuk -- Sea ice going, going, gone -- The starvation trail -- The diamond confluence -- The oldest rocks in the world -- The complex calculus of Barrenlands Diamond Mining -- The Braided Strands: first interloper (Hearne) -- Whiteout on Aylmer Lake -- Strange wooly attractors -- The last refugee (Hornby).
Summary The history of the Arctic is rich, filled with fascinating and heroic stories of exploration, multicultural interactions, and humans facing nature at its most extreme. In Finding the Arctic, the accomplished arctic researcher Matthew Sturm collects some of the most memorable and moving of these stories and weaves them around his own story of a 2,500-mile snowmobile expedition across arctic Alaska and Canada. During that trip, Sturm and six companions followed a circuitous route that brought them to many of the most historic spots in the North. They stood in the footsteps of their predec.
ISBN 1602231648 (electronic bk.)
9781602231641 (electronic bk.)
9781602231634 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
160223163X (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 798902942
Additional Format Print version: 9781602231634 160223163X (DLC) 2011033430


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