Northland A 4 000 Mile Journey Along America s Forgotten Border

Northland  A 4 000 Mile Journey Along America s Forgotten Border

followed me for a minute, then took off in the opposite direction. That night at Wheaton's Lodge, the owner, Patrick Patterson said, “That would be Georgie.” Georgie had called the lodge after confronting me to report that someone she ...

Author: Porter Fox

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393248869

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Recommended by the New York Times Holiday Books Guide A quest to rediscover America’s other border—the fascinating but little-known northern one. America’s northern border is the world’s longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America’s primary border for centuries—much of the early history of the United States took place there—and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line, the region even has its own name: the northland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. In Northland, he blends a deeply reported and beautifully written story of the region’s history with a riveting account of his travels. Setting out from the easternmost point in the mainland United States, Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain’s adventures across the Northeast; recounts the rise and fall of the timber, iron, and rail industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; tracks America’s fur traders through the Boundary Waters; and traces the forty-ninth parallel from Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean. Fox, who grew up the son of a boat-builder in Maine’s northland, packs his narrative with colorful characters (Captain Meriwether Lewis, railroad tycoon James J. Hill, Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux) and extraordinary landscapes (Glacier National Park, the Northwest Angle, Washington’s North Cascades). He weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland today, wracked by climate change, water wars, oil booms, and border security.
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The Last Winter

The Last Winter

He is the author of Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border and Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow. Fox lives, writes, and teaches in Upstate New York, where he also edits the award-winning ...

Author: Porter Fox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472270924

Category: Science

Page: 406

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As the planet warms, winter is shrinking. In the last fifty years, the Northern Hemisphere lost a million square miles of spring snowpack, and high-elevation snowpacks in the western United States have decreased by nearly half since 1982. On average, winter has shrunk by a month in most northern latitudes. In this deeply researched, beautifully written, and adventure-filled book, journalist Porter Fox travels along the edge of the Northern Hemisphere's snow line to track the scope of this drastic change and how it will literally change everything-from rapid sea level rise, to fresh water scarcity for two billion people, to massive greenhouse gas emissions from thawing permafrost, and several climate tipping points that could very well spell the end of our world. This original research is animated by four harrowing and illuminating journeys-each grounded by interviews with idiosyncratic, charismatic experts in their respective fields and Fox's own narrative of growing up on a remote island in northern Maine. Timely, atmospheric, and expertly investigated, The Last Winter showcases a shocking and unexpected casualty of climate change-which may well set off its own unstoppable warming cycle.
Categories: Science

The Last Winter

The Last Winter

Timely, atmospheric, and expertly investigated, The Last Winter will showcase a shocking and unexpected casualty of climate change—that may well set off its own unstoppable warming cycle.

Author: Porter Fox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316460934

Category: Science

Page: 286

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One man’s “curiously thrilling joyride” of travelogue, history, and climatology, across a planet on the brink of cataclysmic transformation (Donovan Hohn). As the planet warms, winter is shrinking. In the last fifty years, the Northern Hemisphere lost a million square miles of spring snowpack and in the US alone, snow cover has been reduced by 15-30%. On average, winter has shrunk by a month in most northern latitudes. In this deeply researched, beautifully written, and adventure-filled book, journalist Porter Fox travels along the edge of the Northern Hemisphere's snow line to track the scope of this drastic change, and how it will literally change everything—from rapid sea level rise, to fresh water scarcity for two billion people, to massive greenhouse gas emissions from thawing permafrost, and a half dozen climate tipping points that could very well spell the end of our world. This original research is animated by four harrowing and illuminating journeys—each grounded by interviews with idiosyncratic, charismatic experts in their respective fields and Fox's own narrative of growing up on a remote island in Northern Maine. Timely, atmospheric, and expertly investigated, The Last Winter will showcase a shocking and unexpected casualty of climate change—that may well set off its own unstoppable warming cycle.
Categories: Science

The Last Winter

The Last Winter

Timely, atmospheric, and expertly investigated, The Last Winter showcases a shocking and unexpected casualty of climate change-which may well set off its own unstoppable warming cycle.

Author: Porter Fox

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472270916

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 320

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As the planet warms, winter is shrinking. In the last fifty years, the Northern Hemisphere lost a million square miles of spring snowpack, and high-elevation snowpacks in the western United States have decreased by nearly half since 1982. On average, winter has shrunk by a month in most northern latitudes. In this deeply researched, beautifully written, and adventure-filled book, journalist Porter Fox travels along the edge of the Northern Hemisphere's snow line to track the scope of this drastic change and how it will literally change everything-from rapid sea level rise, to fresh water scarcity for two billion people, to massive greenhouse gas emissions from thawing permafrost, and several climate tipping points that could very well spell the end of our world. This original research is animated by four harrowing and illuminating journeys-each grounded by interviews with idiosyncratic, charismatic experts in their respective fields and Fox's own narrative of growing up on a remote island in northern Maine. Timely, atmospheric, and expertly investigated, The Last Winter showcases a shocking and unexpected casualty of climate change-which may well set off its own unstoppable warming cycle.
Categories: Climatic changes

The Great Melt

The Great Melt

In this deeply researched, beautifully written, and adventure-filled book, journalist Porter Fox travels along the edge of the Northern Hemisphere's snow line to track the scope of this drastic change and how it will literally change ...

Author: Porter Fox

Publisher: Wildfire

ISBN: 1472270940

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As the planet warms, winter is shrinking. In the last fifty years, the Northern Hemisphere lost a million square miles of spring snowpack, and high-elevation snowpacks in the western United States have decreased by nearly half since 1982. On average, winter has shrunk by a month in most northern latitudes. In this deeply researched, beautifully written, and adventure-filled book, journalist Porter Fox travels along the edge of the Northern Hemisphere's snow line to track the scope of this drastic change and how it will literally change everything-from rapid sea level rise, to fresh water scarcity for two billion people, to massive greenhouse gas emissions from thawing permafrost, and several climate tipping points that could very well spell the end of our world. This original research is animated by four harrowing and illuminating journeys-each grounded by interviews with idiosyncratic, charismatic experts in their respective fields and Fox's own narrative of growing up on a remote island in northern Maine. Timely, atmospheric, and expertly investigated, The Last Winter showcases a shocking and unexpected casualty of climate change-which may well set off its own unstoppable warming cycle.
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What to See in All America

What to See in All America

Trip 6 North to Hudson Bay Chicago to Winnipeg and Churchill From Chicago , this trip takes you through 1,800 miles of northland scenery to the frontier outpost of Churchill on Canada's Hudson Bay . Churchill is so far north that you ...

Author: Norman D. Ford

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018450250

Category: Central America

Page: 94

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Categories: Central America

Behind The Wire Fence

Behind The Wire Fence

III A LONELY TRIP THROUGH the intervening days Tom Bristow's gloomy picture faded from my mind. What I saw was the great wide northland—a beautiful rippling lake in a frame of green trees, perpetual sunshine tipping wavelets and leaves, ...

Author: Luke Allan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781988304175

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Tom Bristow fears for his life after turning 'State's Evidence' against a criminal gang. Inspector Muldrew has reasons to believe that one source of his fears may come from a Canadian connection. He and Star reporter, Tiger Lillie, travel to Ontario to look into the mystery. 1930s.
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The Rotarian

The Rotarian

Other air lines are expected to follow suit, flying the North Polar route to link various parts of the Americas faster ... Some 7,000 Eskimos spread across the entire northland, and about 4,000 Indians, brought in prime furs to trading ...

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.
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The Rotarian

The Rotarian

In addition to becoming a skyway for planes, the Arctic Sea may well become a new round- the-world seaway, supplementing the middle route through the Panama and Suez Canals and the southern route around South America and Africa.

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.
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See America First

See America First

1 When “ Seeing America First ” the water trip between Seattle or Tacoma and Olympia , " Pearl of Puget Sound , ” on the ... The former , a vast frozen tributary of the ( ' opper river , winding for miles through a valley of impressive ...

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ISBN: WISC:89066435173

Category: West (U.S.)

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Categories: West (U.S.)