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In The Month Of The Midnight Sun

Author : Cecilia Ekbäck
ISBN : 9781444789959
Genre : Fiction
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'A gripping, beautifully written novel that I devoured in a thrilling as it is fascinating' Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites Sweden 1856. Blackasen Mountain: a distant place of rumour, superstition and now - murder. They say it was the Lapp who killed the three men. But something is not right. Ester knows it - but to help the settlers is to betray her people. Magnus feels it too. Sent by the Minister to survey the mountain, he cannot resist its mystery. And Lovisa: banished from the city by her father, travelling with her sister's husband, she is perhaps closest of them all to the wildness of the place. Three people, caught in the haunting light of the midnight sun.
Category: Fiction

Land Of The Midnight Sun

Author : Ken Coates
ISBN : 9780773527560
Genre : History
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This title is aimed at those interested in the Yukon's history, from the pre-gold rush days through the 'lean' years and both wars to the present.
Category: History

Land Of The Radioactive Midnight Sun

Author : Sean Michael Flynn
ISBN : 1429973978
Genre : Travel
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"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.
Category: Travel

The Spell Of The Midnight Sun

Author : Maurice R. Cloughley
ISBN : 0920663419
Genre : Electronic books
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In all their postings, Maurice and Katie enthusiastically explored their surroundings, on foot, by canoe or by dog team, camping in tents or igloos, and relishing the spectacular landscapes."
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Endangered Wildlife And Plants Of The World

Author : Marshall Cavendish Corporation
ISBN : 0761472061
Genre : Reference
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A reference encyclopedia containing 13 volumes providing information on endangered wildlife and plants throughout the world.
Category: Reference

The Idea Of North

Author : Peter Davidson
ISBN : 9781861895639
Genre : Literary Criticism
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North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explores the very concept of "north" through its many manifestations in painting, legend, and literature. Tracing a northbound route from rural England—whose mild climate keeps it from being truly northern—to the wind-shorn highlands of Scotland, then through Scandinavia and into the desolate, icebound Arctic Circle, Davidson takes the reader on a journey from the heart of society to its most far-flung outposts. But we never fully leave civilization behind; rather, it is our companion on his alluring ramble through the north in art and story. Davidson presents a north that is haunted by Moomintrolls and the ghosts of long-lost Arctic explorers but at the same time, somehow, home to the fragile beauty of a Baltic midsummer evening. He sets the Icelandic Sagas, Nabokov's snowy fictional kingdom of Zembla, and Hans Christian Andersen's cryptic, forbidding Snow Queen alongside the works of such artists as Eric Ravilious, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Andy Goldsworthy, demonstrating how each illuminates a different facet of humanity's relationship to the earth's most dangerous and austere terrain. Through the lens of Davidson's easy erudition and astonishing range of reference, we come to see that the north is more a goal than a place, receding always before us, just over the horizon, past the last town, off the edge of the map. True north may be unreachable, but The Idea of North brings intrepid readers closer than ever before.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Galaxy Of Desires

Author : Anis Ur Rahmaan
ISBN : 9781465399472
Genre : Travel
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This autobiographical travelogue, written from time to time over the last fifty years, describes the continuous and ever changing journey of life. The different installments of this travelogue, directly or indirectly, reflect the evolutionary development of the authors state of mind at the time of their writing.
Category: Travel