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Dean, Patrick

Summary: "In 1913, four men made a months-long journey by dog sled to the base of the tallest mountain in North America. Several groups had already tried but failed to reach the top of a mountain whose size--occupying 120 square miles of the earth's surface --and position as the Earth's northernmost peak of more than 6,000 meters elevation make it one of the world's deadliest mountains. Although its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 796.522 DEA

Hommer, Ed.

Summary: Ed Hommer discusses his life as an air pilot and mountaineer, how he and a fellow mountain climber survived for four nights with no supplies after their plane crashed on Mount McKinley, his recovery from the episode, life as an amputee, and recent climb of Mount McKinley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.522 HOM

Herman, Gail

Summary: Recounts the journey made by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norkey to the peak of Mount Everest, the highest location on Earth, highlighting how they used teamwork to make it to the top.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.54 HER

Kizzia, Tom.

Summary: Kizzia captures an era-defining clash between environmentalists and pioneers ignited by a mesmerizing sociopath who held a town and a family captive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.805 HALE, ROBERT KIZ

Mondor, Colleen Catherine.

Summary: Explores the history of Alaskan aviation, discussing small plane piloting in the wildest territory of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 387.7092 MON

Pettrey, Dani.

Summary: "After Kayden McKenna discovers the body of a fellow climber, she and Jake Westin team up to investigate the death--provoking threats on her entire family"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PET

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.8 ALA

Southwell, Rex.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Word 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.465 SOU
1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 977.465 SOU

Fletcher, David.

Summary: A lone mountaineer's incredible ordeal when stalked by a three-ton Alaskan grizzly bear bent on his death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.784 FLE

Rozell, Ned

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duquesne University Press 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.98 ROZ

Taliaferro, John

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.802 TAL

Fountain, Henry

Summary: "In the tradition of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in recorded history in North America--the 1964 Alaskan earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and obliterated the coastal village of Chenega--and the scientist sent to look for geological clues to explain the dynamics of earthquakes, who helped to confirm the then controversial theory of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 551.2 FOU

Powter, Geoff

Summary: This collection of original and previously published pieces includes provocative editorial and opinion work about the state of adventure, personal tales from a life of exploration and risk-taking, some touches of humour, and award-winning profiles of some of Canada's mountaineering greats. Stories include conversations with and profiles of alpine personalities such as Barry Blanchard, Sonnie...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RMB Rocky Mountain Books Ltd 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.522 POW

Lende, Heather

Summary: Tiny Haines, Alaska, ninety miles north of Juneau, is accessible mainly by water or air and only when the weather is good. There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace; and funerals are community affairs. As both obituary writer and social columnist for the local newspaper, Heather Lende knows better than anyone the goings-on in this breathtakingly beautiful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.8 LEN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.8 Lende 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.82 LEN

McGinniss, Joe.

Summary: Presents a study of the illusion and the reality of Sarah Palin.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 PALIN SARAH McG

Murphy, Brian

Summary: "Shortly before Christmas in 1943, five Army aviators left Alaska's Ladd Field on a test flight. Only one ever returned: Leon Crane, a city kid from Philadelphia with little more than a parachute on his back when he bailed from his B-24 Liberator before it crashed into the Arctic. Alone in subzero temperatures, Crane managed to stay alive in the dead of the Yukon winter for nearly twelve weeks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CRANE, LEON MUR

Triplett, Dawn.

Summary: "Brave boys were they! contains the biographies of over four hundred Civil War veterans who lived in Kalkaska County, Michigan. More than two hundred veterans are interred in Kalkaska County cemeteries, some in unmarked graves that are only now being marked with military headstones. The book chronicles the events and activities of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Women's Relief Corp that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dawn Triplett 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7474 TRI
1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R-GEN 977.465 TRI

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 973.7479 TRI

Summary: "Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge's Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka's armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC MAT

Lende, Heather

Contents: Grant us wisdom, grant us courage -- Be still my praying feet -- You do not know -- Namaste -- Take good care of the garden and the dogs -- All good gifts around us -- You are going to get well -- Good neighbors -- The comfort of eagles -- Snowshoeing with God : a playlist -- Passing the peace -- Muerte beach -- Amazing grace -- Preying together -- The music of what happens.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.8 LEN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.8 LENDE, HEATHER LEN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.8 Lende 2010

Haines, John Meade

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 HAI

Murphy, Brian

Summary: Shortly before Christmas in 1943, five Army aviators left Alaska's Ladd Field on a test flight. Only one ever returned: Leon Crane, a city kid from Philadelphia with little more than a parachute on his back when he bailed from his B-24 Liberator before it crashed into the Arctic. Alone in subzero temperatures, Crane managed to stay alive in the dead of the Yukon winter for nearly twelve weeks...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 CRANE, LEON MUR

Van Hemert, Caroline

Summary: For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist's human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure. During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly misshapen beaks of chickadees, ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert began to feel stifled in the isolated, sterile environment of the lab. Worried...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown Spark 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VAN

Howkins, Heidi.

Summary: The tales of a single mother who has climbed K2, just a little lower than Everest, but "steeper, tougher, and deadlier."--Jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Adventure Press/National Geographic 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.522 HAW

Mavrikis, Peter

Summary: The amount of oxygen available at the highest place on Earth is just under 7 percent. Explorers risk their lives and test their lungs traveling to these great heights atop mountains. Who are these adventurers and why do they do it?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 509 MAV

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