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Northern Book Extracts & Reviews


Gibson, Nancy - Wolves
The author, co-founder of the International Wolf Center in Minnesota, knows what people want to know, and what they need to know about wolves to understand the much-maligned species.

Grant, Robert S. - Bush Flying: The Romance of the North
A lengthy review by John S. Goulet, with chapter-lengths excerpts that relate a new pilot's experiences, and the sometimes harsh world of Northern flying.

Kadmon, Jean - Mackenzie Breakup
This site features a lengthy extract from this work of historical fiction, based on the author's experiences working on the Canol Project. Three reviews are also linked from the site.

Harrison, Sue - Song of the River
A review of volume one of the Storyteller Trilogy, which brings to life the culture of the people who lived on the west side of what is now Cook Inlet, Alaska, 8,500 years ago.

Klensch, Michael - Aurora's Winter Waltz
A review of Skagway photographer Klensch's first book.

Lundberg, Murray - Fractured Veins & Broken Dreams
This site presents a lengthy extract with photos from this history of a 1905 silver stampede in the Yukon.

Magdanz, James and Diane Widom - Go Home, River
The Web site for this charming work of children's fiction, which describes a trip across the Brooks Range in 1875, is full of information, links to reviews, and an extract.

McLauglin, Les - Granddaddy of the Peace
A review of Les' book about his grandfather, Tom Kerr, and his life in the Peace River district of northern Alberta.

Murphy, Claire Rudolph and Jane G. Haigh - Children of the Gold Rush
A review of the book by Murray Lundberg.

Potts, F.E. - Guide to Bush Flying
An Alaska bush pilot explains this part of the Northern lifestyle, from preferred aircraft to weather and terrain problems. The complete book is on-line.

Sheret, Robin E. - Smoke Ash and Steam
Murray Lundberg reviews this unique book, which explains the technological aspects of West Coast steam engines.

Smith, Delores - Keish: A Man Standing in Two Worlds
A video about Skookum Jim Mason, one of the discoverers of the Klondike gold, produced by Delores Smith and Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon.

A White Pass & Yukon Railfan's Bonanza
A review of 3 re-released videos exploring the history, technology and scenery of the WP&YR line.