Yukon

Yukon Author Polly Evans
ISBN-10 9781841623108
Release 2010-03-15
Pages 264
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Canada's Yukon is one the world's last great wildernesses, where bears, moose and caribou roam. It's a place where hikers, paddlers, skiers and mushers can travel for days without seeing another human soul, where the northern lights dance green and red across starry skies, and where glaciers tumble, mountain peaks soar, and tundra shrubs scream scarlet as summer turns to fall. Bradt's Yukon is the only guidebook dedicated to this natural and historical wonderland. Offering practical advice on everything from where to pan for gold to how to avoid being eaten by a bear, alongside quirky anecdotes (such as the story behind the 'sourtoe cocktail' - a shot of whisky garnished with a severed human toe), it's the perfect companion for highway drivers, cruise-ship passengers, and outdoors enthusiasts alike.



Yukon

Yukon Author Melody Webb
ISBN-10 0774804416
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 416
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Covering vast distances in time and space, Yukon: The Last Frontier begins with the early Russian fur trade on the Aleutian Islands and closes with what Melody Webb calls 'the technological frontier'. Colourful and impeccably researched, her history of the Yukon Basin of Canada and Alaska shows how much and how little has changed there in the last two centuries. Successive waves of traders, trappers, miners, explorers, soldiers, missionaries, settlers, steamboat pilots, road builders, and aviators have come to the Yukon, bringing economic and social changes, but the immense land 'remains virtually untouched by permanent intrusions.'



The Yukon

The Yukon Author Pat Morrow
ISBN-10 1552091082
Release 1997
Pages 127
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A tribute to this Canadian territory's remarkable natural history and its people. A spectacular landscape whose wildest aspects are available only to hikers, climbers and paddlers.



Yukon

Yukon Author Adrianna Morganelli
ISBN-10 9780545989107
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 48
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Mountains and rivers; forests and tundra; grizzlies and caribou; trapping and whaling; the Klondike gold rush and the Yukon Quest: It's all about Yukon!



Captain Jack

Captain Jack Author James A. McQuiston
ISBN-10 1432714589
Release 2007
Pages 246
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So, why'd they call him Jack? Born Leroy Napoleon McQuesten, this Yukon legend was given the moniker of "Captain Jack" after his heroic rescue of ship and crew, on his first trip out on salt water, at the age of 22. A magnet for nicknames, he became known as Father of the Yukon, Father of Alaska, Golden Rule McQuesten, Prince of Goodfellows and a host of other affectionate titles. Famous authors, Jack London and Pierre Berton, were fans of Captain Jack and wrote extensively on him. Early Yukon explorers, Frederick Schwatka and William Ogilvie, did the same. Though captain of the very first steamboats on the Yukon, chief trader on the river, and grubstaker of thousands of gold miners, Jack's story has lain hidden in the pages of several dozen books and newspapers, until now. "Captain Jack: Father of the Yukon" is the definitive work on this true American hero and his adventures in the final frontier.



The Yukon

The Yukon Author Richard K. Mathews
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032018866
Release 1968-06
Pages 313
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Yukon Alone

Yukon Alone Author John Balzar
ISBN-10 9781429932998
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 320
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In the tradition of Into the Wild, a story of daring and determination in one of nature's harshest, loneliest, and most beautiful places. The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race is among the most challenging and dangerous of all the organized sporting events in the world. Every February, a handful of hardy souls sps over two weeks racing sleds pulled by fourteen dogs over 1,023 miles of frozen rivers, icy mountain passes, and spruce forests as big as entire states. It's not unusual for the temperature to drop to 40-below or for the night to be seventeen hours long. Why would anyone want to run this race? To find out, John Balzar moved to Alaska months before The Quest began and he spent time in the homes of many of the mushers. Balzar then spent many days and nights on the trail, and the result is a book that not only treats us to a vivid day-by-day account of the grueling race itself but also offers an insightful look at the men and women who have moved to this rugged and beautiful place, often leaving behind comfortable houses and jobs in the lower forty-eight states for the sense of exhilaration they find in their new lives. Readers will also be fascinated by Balzar's account of what goes into the training and care of the majestic dogs who pull the sleds and whose courage, strength, and devotion make them the true heroes of this story. For anyone captivated by the wild north country, this riveting tale of courage and adventure will inspire and entertain.



Essays in the History of Canadian Law

Essays in the History of Canadian Law Author John McLaren
ISBN-10 0802071511
Release 1995
Pages 583
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These essays look at key social, economic, and political issues of the times and show how they influenced the developing legal system.



Land of the Midnight Sun

Land of the Midnight Sun Author Ken Coates
ISBN-10 9780773572157
Release 2005-03-21
Pages 344
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Placing well-known historical episodes within the broader sweep of the past, Land of the Midnight Sun gives particular emphasis to the role of First Nations people and the lengthy struggle of Yukoners to find their place within Confederation. This broader story incorporates the introduction of mammoth dredges that scoured the Klondike creeks, the impressive Elsa-Keno Hill silver mines, the impact of residential schools on Aboriginal children, the devastation caused by the sinking of the Princess Sophia, the Yukon's remarkable contributions to the national World War I effort, and the sweeping transformations associated with the American occupation during World War II.



Strange Things Done

Strange Things Done Author Kenneth Coates
ISBN-10 0773527052
Release 2004-04-28
Pages 227
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Klondike lore is full of accounts of the exploits of Dangerous Dan McGrew, Sergeant Preston of the Mounted, and the Mad Trapper of Rat River. The stories vary from outright fabrications to northern fantasies and, on occasion, real-life accounts. Strange Things Done investigates a series of murders in the pre-World War II Yukon, exploring the boundaries between myths and historical events. The book seeks to understand both the specific events, carefully reconstructed from court evidence and police records, and the broader social and cultural context within which these violent deaths occurred. The murder case studies provide a unique and penetrating perspective on key aspects of Yukon history, such as Native-newcomer relations, mental illness and the folklore about cabin fever, the role of immigrants in northern society, violence in the gold fields, and the role of the police and courts in regulating social behaviour. The investigation of these capital cases also illustrates the fear and paranoia which gripped the territory in the aftermath of a murder, and the societys insistence on quick and retributive justice when offenders were caught and convicted. The Yukon experienced fewer murders than popular literature would suggest, and fewer than most would expect given the region's intense and dramatic history, but those that did occur illustrate the passions, frustrations, angers and human frailties that are present in all societies. The manner in which the murders occurred and the way in which Yukoners reacted also reveals specific and important aspects of territorial society.



Yukon

Yukon Author
ISBN-10 9781553659457
Release 2012-01
Pages 159
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In this remarkable collection of photographs, Fritz Mueller captures fleeting, compelling moments in a timeless Yukon landscape, one of the world's wildest and most overlooked wilderness areas. The view through Mueller's lens is influenced by his scientific roots and inspired by his visual artist's aesthetic. Mueller takes readers on the annual migration of the Porcupine caribou herd, and he captures intimate portraits of icy grizzly bears gorging on salmon at the Arctic Circle. Mueller crosses sprawling glaciers and navigate Yukon's clear mountain rivers. His appreciation for nature's minutiae -- voles, berries, frogs -- is a refreshing perspective on a landscape writ large. Complemented by evocative text by Teresa Earle, this book is a celebration of all things wild, from vivid northern lights to enchanting landscapes to elusive wildlife. As wilderness vanishes and intact ecosystems deteriorate, the Yukon remains one of the last wild hot spots, a conservation treasure of international significance.



Game on Yukon

Game on Yukon Author Keith Halliday
ISBN-10 9781440145490
Release 2009-06-02
Pages 200
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Aurore, Yves, Kip and the gang are back, this time fighting to save the Stanley Cup! It’s 1905 and the Dawson City Nuggets have challenged legendary One-Eyed Frank McGee and the Ottawa Silver Seven for hockey’s most famous trophy. It just seems like more fun to the hockey-crazed kids of Dawson City, until mysterious accidents start to knock out the Nuggets’ stars ... one by one. Yves and Kip join Joe “King of the Klondike” Boyle and the Nuggets as stick boys. They follow the team on its staggering four-thousand-mile trek to the Cup. The team suffers one mishap after another as they travel by dogsled, bike, train and ship across frozen rivers, impenetrable forest and deadly sixty-below-zero cold snaps. Can the Yukon kids find out what’s happening before it’s too late? Was Captain Bennet’s sled accident really an accident? What did Malamute Mike mean about the “Sheriff’s Curse?” And who can explain the mysterious disappearance of the Stanley Cup itself?



The Yukon Queen House of Winslow Book 17

The Yukon Queen  House of Winslow Book  17 Author Gilbert Morris
ISBN-10 9781441270429
Release 2005-11-01
Pages 288
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His Was a Blinding Ambition for Riches, and He Was Serena's Only Hope of Escape.Late in 1896, Cassidy Winslow leaves his family's ranch in Wyoming to pursue his own fortunes but is hardly prepared for life in New York. He hates his job and tires of city life, but falls in love with a rich young woman who treats him like an interesting toy. She finally breaks his heart, and Cass heads for the West Coast with the determination that he'll do anything to get rich.When news comes to Seattle of the gold strike in the Klondike, all that holds Cass back is his debt of care to a man named Fletcher Stevens. The dying man's offer of money to fund Cassidy's trip to the gold fields of the Yukon is conditioned by a promise that Cass will take the man's daughter with him to share what gold they can find. Cass agrees, and when Stevens dies, he goes to tell the daughter the news.Serena Stevens had been placed in a convent by her father after her mother's death, and though she hates it there, she has little choice. When Cass comes and tells her of her father's offer, she can't be talked out of going, and so the adventure begins.But the Klondike Is a Cold, hard World Where Death Is Only a Bullet Away!



The Yukon in Peril

The Yukon in Peril Author R. McIntyre Cooke
ISBN-10 9781450285414
Release 2011-06-15
Pages 200
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson have just finished a rather substantial breakfast when they hear a sharp rap at the door, announcing the unexpected arrival of a clerk from the Colonial Office. Holmes and Watson have been summoned by Her Majesty’s government and are soon on their way to meet the prime minister to find out why. After the two detectives meet the prime minister in the shadows of a gentleman’s club, they learn they have been called upon to travel to the Yukon and rout elements that threaten British stability. As the two true British patriots begin an epic journey far from the comforts of Baker Street, they must not only brave the dangers and hardships of the northern Canadian wilds, but also determine the line between a patriot and a scoundrel—deceit and violence—all while looking inward at their own weaknesses. Peril in the Yukon is a unique and compelling tale that highlights the rollicking, spirited adventure of two unforgettable detectives as they traipse through unfamiliar climes to track down a culprit.



99 Days on the Yukon

99 Days on the Yukon Author Thomas McGuire
ISBN-10 UOM:39015014198769
Release 1977
Pages 184
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Account of the author's canoe voyage in the early 1970's with a veteran canoeist from Johnson's Crossing to the mouth of the Yukon River.



Our Voices

Our Voices Author James Ruppert
ISBN-10 0802084672
Release 2001
Pages 394
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Storytelling is an important, vibrant tradition among the Native peoples of the Far North, especially in the Athabaskan communities of interior Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Here for the first time is an anthology of the best stories that Athabaskan speakers tell about themselves, their communities, and the cold, beautiful world of the Far North. Showcased are twenty accomplished Native storytellers, recognized as masters by their people, who come from the Deg Hit'an, Koyukon, Gwich'in, Northern and Southern Tutchone, Kaska, Tagish, Upper and Lower Tanana, Tanacross, Upper Kuskokwim, Dena'ina, Ahtna, and Eyak communities. Men and women, young and old, recount popular tales of legendary times, such as how Raven Shaped the World. They also share meaningful, sometimes intimate, stories about their own lives, their families, or the history of their people. These evocative, wonderfully crafted stories are a literary treasure trove; entertaining, enchanting, and offering an unforgettable glimpse of the Native peoples who live under the bright lights of the Far North.



Aurore of the Yukon

Aurore of the Yukon Author Keith Halliday
ISBN-10 9780595839438
Release 2006-05-16
Pages 134
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"She's just a girl!" shouted Windy Bill. When Aurore hears these words, she knows notorious Alaskan bandit Soapy Smith is about to find out everything. How will she get her mother's money back now? How will she expose Soapy and his gang? How will she escape? Aurore, her mother and little brother have set off for Uncle Thibault's lodge in the Yukon after the death of Aurore's father, little knowing they are headed for the Klondike Gold Rush and the adventure of a lifetime. The hardships of the Chilkoot Trail. The roaring rapids of the Yukon River. The grasping greed of Soapy's gang. Aurore must dig deeper, think harder and be braver than she ever thought possible to show Soapy and his gang what a girl-and her new Tlingit friend Louise and a Yukon river boy named Kip-can do. "Well, she outsmarted you!" replied Soapy Smith with a snarl, opening the door to Aurore's hiding place Set in the historic Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, and inspired by a real girl's story, Aurore of the Yukon is an exciting adventure written to both entertain and educate young readers. Part of the MacBride Yukon Kids Series. "Real fun real history!"-Patricia Cunning, MacBride Museum