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A Place Beyond: Finding Home in Arctic Alaska

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Nick Jans is one of Alaska’s most recognized and prolific writers.  A contributing editor to Alaska magazine with his long-running column, On the Edge, and a member of the USA Today’s board of editorial contributors, he’s written name books and hundreds of magazine articles. Jans has also been the recipient of numerous writing awards, most recently two Ben Franklin medals (2007 and 2008). He currently lives in Juneau with his wife, Sherrie, and travels widely in Alaska.  He returns each year to Ambler, the arctic Inupiaq village he still calls “home.”

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ISBN:
9780882408071
Subtitle:
Finding Home in Arctic Alaska
Author:
Nick, Jans
Publisher:
Alaska Northwest Books
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Regional Subjects - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Yupik eskimos, Alaska, Ambler
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Homes and haunts, Alaska, Ambler
Subject:
Alaska, travel, Eskimos, Ambler, Kobuk River Region, Social life and customs
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20090501
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.46x5.54x.45 in. .53 lbs.

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"One bright morning a dozen years ago, Clarence Wood and I stood on the crest of a birch knoll, looking out over the upper Kobuk valley. Before us, thousands of caribou graved, dark specks trailing off into the blue-white distance. Clarence turned, his eathered Eskimo face split b a wide grin. 'Lots,' he said quietly. 'Lots.'  The longer I live here and write, the more I find myself following Clarence's cue --- turning to smpler words, and fewer of them.  My hope, in these twenty-eight brief essays about life in the Alaskan arctic, is to find words not big enough, but small enough for a landscape and a place without end."

                                                                                                                                From the Preface,  page 11

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