The Resource Chasing Alaska : a portrait of the last frontier then and now, C. B. Bernard, (electronic resource)

Chasing Alaska : a portrait of the last frontier then and now, C. B. Bernard, (electronic resource)

Label
Chasing Alaska : a portrait of the last frontier then and now
Title
Chasing Alaska
Title remainder
a portrait of the last frontier then and now
Statement of responsibility
C. B. Bernard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Alaska looms as a mythical, savage place, part nature preserve, part theme park, too vast to understand fully. Which is why C.B. Bernard lashed his canoe to his truck and traded the comforts of the Lower 48 for a remote island and a career as a reporter. It turned out that a distant relation had made the same trek northwest a century earlier. Captain Joe Bernard spent decades in Alaska, amassing the largest single collection of Native artifacts ever gathered, giving his name to landmarks and even a now-extinct species of wolf. C.B. chased the legacy of this explorer and hunter up the family tree, tracking his correspondence, locating artifacts donated to museums, and finding his journals at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Using these journals as guides, C.B. threw himself into the state once known as Seward's Folly, boating to remote islands, hiking distant forests, hunting and fishing the pristine landscape. He began to form a landscape view of the place that had lured him and "Uncle Joe," both men anchored beneath the Northern Lights in freezing, far-flung waters, separated only by time. Here, in crisp, crystalline prose, is his moving portrait of the Last Frontier, then and now"--
  • "Alaska looms as a mythical, savage place, part nature preserve, part theme park. Which is why C. B. Bernard lashed his canoe to the roof of his truck and headed northwest. When a distant cousin revealed that a common relation had made the same trek a century earlier, Bernard began chasing the legacy of this legendary hunter and explorer up the family tree, discovering hundreds of pages of journals that wound up in a closet at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Using these journals, Bernard threw himself at Alaska, boating to remote islands, hiking distant forests, hunting and fishing the landscape, and forming a moving portrait, then and now, of the last frontier"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bernard, C. B
Dewey number
917.98/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F910.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bernard, C. B.
  • Indigenous peoples
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure
  • TRAVEL / United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
  • NATURE / Essays
  • Alaska
Label
Chasing Alaska : a portrait of the last frontier then and now, C. B. Bernard, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7999033F-D36B-482C-924D-134707425A1F
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn842844127
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 280 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780762794270
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842844127
Label
Chasing Alaska : a portrait of the last frontier then and now, C. B. Bernard, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7999033F-D36B-482C-924D-134707425A1F
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn842844127
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 280 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780762794270
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842844127

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