Alaska s Salmon Fisheries

Alaska s Salmon Fisheries

Written by leading experts in their fields, these books are illustrated throughout with world-class photography and include colorful maps for reference.

Author: Jim Rearden

Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books

ISBN: 0882401742

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 358

Alaska Geographic is an award-winning series that presents the people, places, and wonders of Alaska to the world. Over the past 30 years, Alaska Geographic has earned its reputation as the publication for those who love Alaska. The series boasts more than 100 books to date, featuring communities from Barrow to Ketchikan, animals from bears to dinosaurs, history from the Russian explorers to today, and natural phenomena from the aurora to glaciers. Written by leading experts in their fields, these books are illustrated throughout with world-class photography and include colorful maps for reference.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Shadows on the Koyukuk

Shadows on the Koyukuk

This is more than one man's incredible tale of hardship and success in Alaska. It is also a tribute to the Athapaskan traditions and spiritual beliefs that enabled him and his ancestors to survive.

Author: Jim Rearden

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9780882409306

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 700

“I owe Alaska. It gave me everything I have.” Says Sidney Huntington, son of an Athapaskan mother and white trader/trapper father. Growing up on the Koyukuk River in Alaska’s harsh Interior, that “everything” spans 78 years of tragedies and adventures. When his mother died suddenly, 5-year-old Huntington protected and cared for his younger brother and sister during two weeks of isolation. Later, as a teenager, he plied the wilderness traplines with his father, nearly freezing to death several times. One spring, he watched an ice-filled breakup flood sweep his family’s cabin and belongings away. These and many other episodes are the compelling background for the story of a man who learned the lessons of a land and culture, lessons that enabled him to prosper as trapper, boat builder, and fisherman. This is more than one man's incredible tale of hardship and success in Alaska. It is also a tribute to the Athapaskan traditions and spiritual beliefs that enabled him and his ancestors to survive. His story, simply told, is a testament to the durability of Alaska's wild lands and to the strength of the people who inhabit them.
Categories: History

Jim Rearden s Alaska

Jim Rearden s Alaska

In "Jim Rearden's Alaska", this longtime former outdoors editor for Alaska magazine has combined twenty-two previously published pieces into a single collection.

Author: Jim Rearden

Publisher: Epicenter Press (WA)

ISBN: 0970849311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 327

For half a century, Jim Rearden has fulfilled a dream -- traveling throughout the Far North in search of interesting people, places, and events and writing about them. In "Jim Rearden's Alaska", this longtime former outdoors editor for Alaska magazine has combined twenty-two previously published pieces into a single collection. Articles are interspersed with fresh personal insights into a changing Alaska and are illustrated by many of the black-and-white photographs that appeared with the original articles. Rearden shares his favorite stories of early sourdoughs who challenged Alaska's wilderness in the 1920s and '30s; of encounters with wolves, wolverines, and huge brown bears; of the Alaska Scouts who played a key role in the brutal Aleutian Campaign of World War II; of lighthearted and hair-raising adventures of Alaska's early bush pilots; of narrow escapes from death on Mount McKinley and in the Gulf of Alaska; and of a humorous look at Hollywood's attempt to make a "genuine Alaskan" film. "These articles represent my ideal Alaska", Rearden says.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Alaska s Wolf Man

Alaska s Wolf Man

Between 1915 and 1955 adventure-seeking Frank Glaser, a latter-day Far North Mountain Man, trekked across wilderness Alaska on foot, by wolf-dog team, and eventually, by airplane.

Author: Jim Rearden

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9780882409351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

View: 893

Between 1915 and 1955 adventure-seeking Frank Glaser, a latter-day Far North Mountain Man, trekked across wilderness Alaska on foot, by wolf-dog team, and eventually, by airplane. In his career he was a market hunter, trapper, roadhouse owner, professional dog team musher, and federal predator agent. A naturalist at heart, he learned from personal observation the life secrets of moose, caribou, foxes, wolverines, mountain sheep, grizzly bears, and wolves—especially wolves.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Alaska s Greatest Outdoor Legends

Alaska s Greatest Outdoor Legends

Jim. Rearden,. 1925–Present. Homer His prolific journalistic career includes ... courses for the first wildlife department at the University of Alaska.

Author: Doug Kelly

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 9781602232990

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 319

View: 151

Thousands of tourists flock to Alaska to hunt and fish in dramatic landscapes and on pristine waters. A network of guides and lodges caters to those men and women, and wildlife biologists track the animals to insure healthy populations. The Last Frontier has nurtured homegrown fishing and hunting legends for generations. The more than two dozen colorful characters highlighted in the book transcend the act of merely catching fish or shooting game. While the men and women are celebrated due to their incredible skills, it s their ability to raise positive awareness or help others to gain a greater appreciation for Alaska s fish and wildlife resources that separates them from others." Alaska s Fishing and Hunting Legends" celebrates many of these amazing personalities with a remarkable historical perspective combined with colorful anecdotes and new insights. Many of the historic images in the chapters discovered in family archives have never been published. It s certain to both entertain and serve as a treasured resource for all those interested in Alaska s history and outdoors lore."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Wolves of Alaska

The Wolves of Alaska

Adasiak, Allen—Reporter for several of Alaska's newspapers; Governor Walter Hickel's public ... Author of as-told-to Jim Rearden book Arctic Bush Pilot.

Author: Jim Rearden

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9780882409337

Category: Nature

Page: 338

View: 723

Jim Rearden is Alaska's most popular outdoors journalist. He holds two degrees in wildlife management and was Professor of Wildlife Management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks 1950-54. As a member of the Alaska Board of Game 75-82 he helped develop the Tanana Flats wolf control program. He details with historical accuracy the controversy that erupted when the 1975 program was announced. Counterpointing the modern controversy, Rearden includes exciting segments of his best-selling Alaska's Wolf Man, the story of Frank Glaser, Alaska's full-time government wolf hunter who hunted wolves in the Territory of Alaska 1915-1955. Alaska’s wolves are the main characters in this historically and biologically accurate recounting. Included are vivid anecdotes about wolves with descriptions of their behavior and way of life, examples of their intelligence, and expressions of appreciation for their charm and beauty, as well as an honest look at their savage efficiency as predators and relationship to urban and rural Alaskans.
Categories: Nature

Arctic Bush Pilot

Arctic Bush Pilot

In 1948, then newcomer James "Andy" Anderson, started his career as an arctic bush pilot with a sense of adventure and a year-old Taylorcraft plane with no starter, no generator and no battery.

Author: James Anderson

Publisher: Epicenter Press

ISBN: 0945397836

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 668

In 1948, then newcomer James "Andy" Anderson, started his career as an arctic bush pilot with a sense of adventure and a year-old Taylorcraft plane with no starter, no generator and no battery. He didn't know he'd become a pioneer. Anderson went on to establish a post-World War II bush service to Alaska's vast Koyukuk River region, backed by Wien Airlines. After seventeen years and more than 32,000 hours of flight time, Anderson offers a unique and historic view of living and flying in Alaska. Arctic Bush Pilot captures the spirit of Alaska and her hearty people while capturing the drama and adventure of Arctic flying, all from the historic perspective of this pioneering pilot.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

In the Shadow of Eagles

In the Shadow of Eagles

A fifty-nine-year resident of Alaska and a private pilot who has owned three airplanes, Jim Rearden has written 23 books and more than 500 magazine features ...

Author: Jim Rearden

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9780882409313

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

View: 611

In the Shadow of Eagles is a uniquely American saga. Rudy Billberg’s story takes readers through the great age of aviation, from his first airplane ride in Minnesota in 1927 to his bush flying career in Alaska beginning in 1941. One of the authentic aviation pioneers, Billberg writes of his countless adventures and close calls during the decades; stunt flying in Midwestern air shows, flying out of Nome into the frozen Arctic, and more. Filled with history and insight, Billberg’s narrative chronicles the lives of many of his fellow Alaskan pilots, including the great pioneer airmen Joe Crosson, Harold Gillam, Noel Wien and Sam White, and tells of the early flying machines they all flew—Travel Airs, Pilgrims, Fairchilds, Bellancas. Rudy Billberg has given us a great story of his time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Alaska Bear Tales

Alaska Bear Tales

Puhr, Conrad, "He Grappled With a Bear," The ALASKA SPORTSMAN®, March 1940. Rearden, Jim, "Big Bear with a Bright Future," Sports Afield, vol. 165, no.

Author: Larry Kaniut

Publisher: Larry Kaniut

ISBN: 0882402323

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 335

Describes both humorous and deadly contacts between humans and bears in Alaska and reviews the precautions for avoiding a bear attack
Categories: Fiction

Tales from the Edge

Tales from the Edge

First published in Alaska magazine, February 1974. ... Bush Pilots—The Lifeline of Alaska Excerpt from Arctic Bush Pilot copyright © 2000 by Jim Rearden.

Author: Larry Kaniut

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466850705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 773

From the Klondike to the Bering Sea, from Alaska's bounty that brought fortunes to some to its wilderness that claimed the lives of others, Tales from the Edge explores the myth, beauty, and peril of the arctic landscape. Editor Larry Kaniut brings together some of the world's best outdoor adventure writers to celebrate the land and the people who have measured themselves against it. Tales from the Edge is a celebration of Alaska featuring such notable contributors as Peter Jenkins, Spike Walker, Jay Hammond, Nick Jans, Dana Stabenow, Larry Kaniut, and more. Tales from the Edge will stir the soul and imagination of every armchair adventurer.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sam O White Alaskan

Sam O  White  Alaskan

Tales of a Legendary Wildlife Agent and Bush Pilot Jim Rearden. ALSO BY JIM REARDEN Forgotten Warriors OF THE ALEUTIAN CAMPAIGN Alaska's Wolf Man THE ...

Author: Jim Rearden

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9780882409344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 442

View: 708

Sam O. White was a tough, deep-voiced, six-foot-tall, two-hundred-pound former Maine lumberjack and guide. From 1922, for half a century he criss-crossed wild Alaska by foot, with packhorses, dog teams, canoe, riverboat, and airplane. He helped map the Territory. He trapped fur. He became the world’s first flying game warden. White wrote exciting tales about his Alaska adventures. Those writings make up the bulk of this volume. In 1927, he arrived at Fort Yukon as a game warden when millions of dollars worth of fine arctic furs annually arrived there. The hardy frontier trappers considered the new game warden a joke, but he quickly taught them to respect conservation laws. He was frustrated by the impossibility of adequately patrolling thousands of square miles by dog team, boat, and on foot. With his own money he bought an airplane. Pioneer pilots Noel and Ralph Wien taught him how to fly it. White then startled remote trappers and others by suddenly arriving from the sky. In 1941, lack of backing from Juneau headquarters caused him to resign as a wildlife agent. At Fairbanks, Noel Wien made him Chief Pilot for Wien Airlines. For the next two decades White flew as an Alaskan bush pilot, admired for his flying skill and the superior service he provided residents who flew with him, and who depended upon him for receiving mail and supplies. He had countless friends—one hundred arrived for his seventieth birthday party. His integrity and principles were of the highest. Decades after his death, he is still spoken of with awe by he lings-time Alaskans. White write exciting takes about his Alaska adventures. Those writings make up the bulk of this volume.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Stern and Rock bound Coast

A Stern and Rock bound Coast

Another reason that Alaska's salmon stocks were in relatively poor shape was because of the nature of fisheries regulation . Jim Rearden has noted that ...

Author: Linda A. Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D018072238

Category: Historic sites

Page: 429

View: 166

Categories: Historic sites

Alaska s First Bush Pilots 1923 30

Alaska s First Bush Pilots  1923 30

And The Winter In Siberia For Eielson and Borland Jim Rearden ... Barr, Frank, “One of a Kind,” (career of Frank Dorbandt), Alaska Magazine, May, 1972.

Author: Jim Rearden

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9780882409320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 512

This book follows the careers of Alaska's pioneering pilots, who, with cranky open-cockpit biplanes, started the great change in Alaska's way of travel. Aviation first arrived at Fairbanks, the trade center of mainland Alaska, from which dog sled trails spider-web to mines, villages, and trap-lines. During winters, goods and people traveled mostly by dog sled. During the summer of 1923 Ben Eielson was the first to fly commercially from Fairbanks, ferrying passengers and light freight with an open cockpit Jenny (JN4) biplane. It was the beginning of the leap from ground travel to the air. Noel Wien was the next. In the summers of 1924-26 he flew open cockpit biplanes from Fairbanks. Starting in 1927, he flew a cabin biplane year-around on scheduled flights in the 579 miles between Fairbanks and Nome. In March, 1929, Wien flew from Alaska to the Elisif, an ice-locked trading schooner in Siberia, to return with a load of valuable furs. In the following November, Ben Eielson repeated this flight to the Nanuk, another ice-bound trading schooner in Siberia. And when he and his mechanic, Earl Borland returned for a second load of Siberian fur, their Hamilton airplane disappeared in a winter snowstorm. This brought on one of the most famous, and difficult aerial searches ever made from and in Alaska. By the 1930s, Alaska's growing aviation industry had revolutionized transportation in the Territory. This volume is a fond look back at the triumphs and tragedies of the pioneering Ben Eielson, Noel Wien, Harold Gillam, Joe Crosson, Ed Young, and others, the great pilots who were the first bush pilots of Alaska.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sam O White Alaskan

Sam O  White  Alaskan

Author: Sam O. White

Publisher: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company

ISBN: 1575101300

Category: Bush pilots

Page: 410

View: 314

Categories: Bush pilots

Alaska Tracks

Alaska Tracks

Jim Rearden came to Alaska in the summer of 1947, to work for the Fish & Wildlife Service as a fishery patrol agent (aka “stream guard”).

Author: Randall Zarnke

Publisher: Publication Consultants

ISBN: 9781594334306

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 107

Author and historian Randy Zarnke has compiled a collection of irreplaceable stories of long-time Alaskans who have lived lives most of us can only dream of. Truly remarkable men, like Jim Rearden and Red Beeman, are the kinds of outdoorsmen who have given back more than they have ever taken, furthering the causes of conservation and fair chase hunting through exemplary lives. Rearden, a long-time member of the Alaska Board of Game and one of the founders of the wildlife management program at the University of Alaska, is the dean of Alaska outdoor writers and authors. His writings have always counseled the “wise use” of natural resources and he has never back down from slamming the spoilers who are motivated only for quick profit. Red Beeman is a master guide, schooled in the old traditions of fair chase hunting. Never one to blow his own horn, Beeman provided his hunters with first class excursions; his clients safe in knowing their trophies would be handled professionally, all the meat salvaged and cared for expertly, and no better fair chase hunt could be found in Alaska. These men, and others, in Randy's book are sadly fading from the scene and it is a joy to know that at least a little of their stories will be preserved for future generations to emulate and learn from.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

One Second to Glory

One Second to Glory

... who want a better understanding of Alaska and its people ARCTIC BUSH PILOT: A Memoir, by James "Andy" Anderson as told to Jim Rearden, trade paperback, ...

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: Epicenter Press

ISBN: 0970849346

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

View: 988

In 1978, Dick Mackey claimed the most dramatic victory ever in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, crossing the finish line in Nome a mere one second ahead of Rick Swenson after a two-week, 1,149 mile-run from Anchorage. Many years later Alaskans still shake their heads in amazement. In One Second to Glory, Mackey shares this and many other adventures: Making a home in the forntier state in the heady first day s of Statehood; Surviving the 1964 earthquake and helping rebuild Alaska; Mushing against "Doc" Lombard and George Attla in the heyday of sprint racing; Helping Joe Redington organize the Iditarod Trail SLed Dog Race; Experience 82 degrees below zero at Coldfoot, his famous Arctic Circle truck stop; Mackey's colorful stories are told in his own words in interviews with Lew Freedman, outdoor adventure writer for the Chicago Tribune and longtime former sports editor of the Anchorage Daily News. Freedman has written seventeen books about Alaska.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Murder at 40 Below

Murder at 40 Below

interested in Alaska and its people: ARCTIC BUSH PILOT: A Memoir, by James "Andy" Anderson as told to Jim Rearden, trade paperback, $16.95 COLD RIVER ...

Author: Tom Brennan

Publisher: Epicenter Press

ISBN: 0945397992

Category: True Crime

Page: 192

View: 234

Drawn from police files, eyewitness accounts, and news reports, these stories introduce extreme criminals in an extreme land.
Categories: True Crime

Alaska lands

Alaska lands

13— Protection for national resources in Alaska ---- Clusen , Charles M ... Levine , David : Alaska - Yukon waterfowl breeding pair surveyRearden , Jim ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00184031620

Category: National parks and reserves

Page:

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Categories: National parks and reserves

Alaska Subsistence

Alaska Subsistence

Rearden , Jim , “ Subsistence , a Troublesome Issue , ” Alaska 44 ( July 1978 ) , 4-6 , 84-88 . Shaver , C. Mack , “ Traditional National Park Values and ...

Author: Frank Blaine Norris

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754074673934

Category: Alaska

Page: 306

View: 587

"This study is a chronicle of how subsistence management in Alaska has grown and evolved"--P. viii.
Categories: Alaska

Alaska History

Alaska History

2152. Rearden, Jim. Alaska's WolfMan: The 1915-55 Wilderness Adventures of Frank Glaser. Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1998.

Author: Marvin W. Falk

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313282242

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 833

A comprehensive guide to the significant publications on Alaska History.
Categories: History