Land of the Midnight Sun

Land of the Midnight Sun

  • Author : Kenneth Coates
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 0773527575

Land of the Midnight Sun Book Description :

While the Klondike Gold Rush is one of the most widely known events in Canadian history, particularly outside Canada, the rest of the Yukon's long and diverse history attracts little attention. Important developments such as Herschel Island whaling, pre-1900 fur trading, the post-World War II resource boom, a lengthy struggle for responsible government, and the emergence of Aboriginal political protest remain poorly understood. 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. Completely revised with a new epilogue, the bestselling Land of the Midnight Sun was first published in 1988 and became the standard source for understanding the history of the Yukon. Ken Coates and William Morrison have published ten books together, including Strange Things Done: A History of Murder in the Yukon and the forthcoming Trailmarkers: A History of Landmark Aboriginal Rights Cases in Canada. Land of the Midnight Sun was their first collaboration.

Land of the Midnight Sun
Score: 3.5
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Land of the Midnight Sun

  • Author : Alexander Armstrong
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-10-08
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473526389

Land of the Midnight Sun Book Description :

In an adventure of a lifetime, Alexander Armstrong wraps up warm and heads ever north to explore the hostile Arctic winter – the glittering landscape of Scandinavia, the isolated islands of Iceland and Greenland, and the final frontier of Canada and Alaska. Along the way he learns from the Marines how to survive sub-zero temperatures by eating for England, takes a white-knuckle drive along a treacherous 800-mile road that's a river in summer and, with great reluctance, strips off for a dip in the freezing Arctic waters - and that’s all before wrestling Viking-style with a sporting legend called Eva as part of an Icelandic winter festival. Sharing the wonder of the Arctic in his inimitable style, Land of the Midnight Sun is a brilliantly entertaining travelogue that takes readers on an exhilarating and hilarious journey to the farthest reaches of the globe. Through his witty exploration of the region's remarkable landscape and lifestyle, and its even more remarkable people, Armstrong proves himself the ideal travel companion.



  • Author : Ola Johann Særvold
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433082467642

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Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun
Score: 2
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Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun

  • Author : Sean Michael Flynn
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-07-20
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1429973978

Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun Book Description :

"In New York City, a Cheechako (chee CHA-ko) would be the kid who just fell off the turnip truck. No street smarts. A pink windbreaker. A subway map sticking from his back pocket...In Alaska, a Cheechako is even easier to spot. He's the guy with his tongue stuck to a metal pole. A tenderfoot. A greenhorn." Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is the story of Lt. Sean Michael Flynn as he tries to survive his first year in Alaska. With romantic notions of Jack London and Bush piloting, Lt. Flynn requests a transfer to Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a bit unnerved at how easy the transfer goes through. From a rugby game on a frozen river to living across from Santa's Village to random moose attacks to soaring over the Bush in an F-16, Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is a hilarious trial-by-many-errors account of what it takes to become a true Alaskan.

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist

  • Author : Liz Kessler
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2010-01-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444001389

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist Book Description :

The magic ring that Emily Windsnap - half mermaid, half ordinary girl - finds buried in the sand belongs to Neptune, and he wants it back. But the ring, once on, won't come off, and an angry Neptune sends Emily's boat spinning away across the sea. When it comes to rest, she and her best friend, Shona, can see a mysterious castle shimmering in the mist on the horizon... Another magical adventure full of fun and friendship!