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Island Of The Blue Foxes

Author : Stephen R. Bown
ISBN : 9780306825200
Genre : History
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The story of the world's largest, longest, and best financed scientific expedition of all time, triumphantly successful, gruesomely tragic, and never before fully told The immense 18th-century scientific journey, variously known as the Second Kamchatka Expedition or the Great Northern Expedition, from St. Petersburg across Siberia to the coast of North America, involved over 3,000 people and cost Peter the Great over one-sixth of his empire's annual revenue. Until now recorded only in academic works, this 10-year venture, led by the legendary Danish captain Vitus Bering and including scientists, artists, mariners, soldiers, and laborers, discovered Alaska, opened the Pacific fur trade, and led to fame, shipwreck, and "one of the most tragic and ghastly trials of suffering in the annals of maritime and arctic history."

Fur Laws For The Season 1927 28

Author : Frank Getz Ashbrook
ISBN : UIUC:30112019284832
Genre : Trapping
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The Fur Farms Of Alaska

Author : Sarah Crawford Isto
ISBN : 9781602231719
Genre : History
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After its rudimentary beginning in 1749, fur farming in Alaska rose and fell for two centuries. It thrived during the 1890s and again in the 1920s, when rising fur prices caused a stampede for land and breed stock and led to hundreds of farms being started in Alaska within a few years. The Great Depression, and later the development of warm, durable, and lightweight synthetic materials during World War II, brought further decline and eventual failure to the industry as the postwar economy of Alaska turned to defense and later to oil. The Fur Farms of Alaska brings this history to life by capturing the remarkable stories of the men and women who made fur their livelihood. “For more than 200 years ‘soft gold’ brought many people to Alaska. Fur farming was Alaska’s third-largest industry in the 1920s, and Sarah Isto writes of the many efforts, successes, and ultimately of the fur farming industry’s failure. This well-researched history contextualizes current fox elimination projects on Alaska islands and explains the abandoned pens one stumbles across. This is a story that has long needed to be written.”—Joan M. Antonson, Alaska State Historian

The Blue Fox

Author : Nancy Henshaw
ISBN : 9781329877542
Genre : Fiction
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Jodis had been born with everything her society had to offer, and had lost it all. Could it be that the bedraggled blue-haired castaway she drags from the Icelandic ocean holds the key to her return? And has Jodis fought against the world for so long that her heart has become too hard for love? A powerful drama of love, revenge, politics and violence in the bleak wilderness of 11th centry Iceland.

The Blue Fox

Author : Sjon
ISBN : 9781846591068
Genre : Fiction
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The year is 1883. The stark Icelandic winter landscape is the backdrop. We follow the priest, Baldur Skuggason, on his hunt for the enigmatic blue fox. And just as the priest pulls the trigger we are swept away to the world of the naturalist Fridrik B. Fridriksson and his charge, Abba, who suffers from Down's Syndrome. Found shackled to the timbers of a ship run aground in 1868, Fridrik had fortuitously come to Abba's rescue. The fates of all of these characters are intrinsically bound, and gradually, surprisingly, unravelled in this spellbinding fable that is part mystery, part fairy tale.

Fox Breeders Gazette

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924066660501
Genre : Foxes
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Year Book Of The Silver Fox Industry

Author : American National Fox Breeders Association
ISBN : WISC:89050714781
Genre : Animal breeders
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Island Of The Blue Dolphins

Author : Scott O'Dell
ISBN : 9780547488899
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic. In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.

Fur Trade Review

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ISBN : MINN:31951D024015337
Genre : Fur trade
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Meddelelser Om Gr Nland

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ISBN : OSU:32435021080858
Genre : Biology
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