The Alaska Almanac: Facts about Alaska

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Nancy Gates
Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co., Nov 1, 2006 - Reference - 240 pages
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If you want to know Alaska inside and out, there is no better reference than THE ALASKA ALMANAC.. Updated annually with facts and figures on geography, history, economics, sports, cultures, and people of the Last Frontier, this information-packed volume is a must-have for Alaskans and visitors alike. Celebrating its thirtieth birthday this year, this handy little guide is chock-full of Alaskana, from the beautiful to the bizarre. As always, the wit and wisdom of Mr. Whitekeys continues to delight readers with his wacky-but-true Alaska factoids. Did you know . . . Arctic researchers on the northern tundra have reported up to 9,000 mosquito bites per minute. There are 166,000 moose in Alaska. Each one produces approximately 400 "moose nuggets" per day. Alaskans are the second highest per capita consumers of SPAM. in the nation. "Gold nuggets about Alaska." -- The Associated Press
  

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Contents

Fast Facts About Alaska
5
AlaskaCanada Boundary
13
Baidarka
20
Bering Vitus
26
Bore Tide
32
Cache
40
Chilkoot Trail
46
Cook Capt James
52
Lakes
112
Mosquitoes
125
Mushrooms
139
Native Arts and Crafts
153
Noseeums
166
Qiviut
185
Yearly Highlights 20052006
230
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About the author (2006)

Nancy Gates has gathered information and compiled the updates for the Alaska Almanac for the past nine years fromher home office in the state.

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