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The Resource Braving it : a father, a daughter, and an unforgettable journey into the Alaskan wild, James Campbell

Braving it : a father, a daughter, and an unforgettable journey into the Alaskan wild, James Campbell

Label
Braving it : a father, a daughter, and an unforgettable journey into the Alaskan wild
Title
Braving it
Title remainder
a father, a daughter, and an unforgettable journey into the Alaskan wild
Statement of responsibility
James Campbell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The powerful and affirming story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska. Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor, peeling and hauling logs? But once there, Aidan embraced the wild. She even agreed to return a few months later to help the Korths work their traplines and hunt for caribou and moose. Despite windchills of 50 degrees below zero, father and daughter ventured out daily to track, hunt, and trap. Under the supervision of Edna, Heimo's Yupik Eskimo wife, Aidan grew more confident in the woods. Campbell knew that in traditional Eskimo cultures, some daughters earned a rite of passage usually reserved for young men. So he decided to take Aidan back to Alaska one final time before she left home. It would be their third and most ambitious trip, backpacking over Alaska's Brooks Range to the headwaters of the mighty Hulahula River, where they would assemble a folding canoe and paddle to the Arctic Ocean. The journey would test them, and their relationship, in one of the planet's most remote places: a land of wolves, musk oxen, Dall sheep, golden eagles, and polar bears. At turns poignant and humorous, Braving It is an ode to America's disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up--and a parent to finally, fully let go
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, James
Dewey number
917.98/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Campbell, James
  • Campbell, Aidan
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Wilderness areas
  • Wilderness survival
  • Coming of age
  • Backpacking
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Alaska
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska)
Target audience
adult
Label
Braving it : a father, a daughter, and an unforgettable journey into the Alaskan wild, James Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Into the wild -- Bugs, bears, and the bathroom procedure -- Peeling poles with Marcus Mumford -- First the river giveth -- Downriver -- New rituals and the ridgepole -- Cloudberries -- When the mountain is out -- Fernweh -- The pull -- Back to the bush -- The real world -- Wolverine and whale -- Thanksgiving -- The life they love -- Wilderness girl -- Birthdays and beaver tail -- It's in the genes -- Trust -- Say good-bye to summer -- "It's A!?" -- Be still my heart -- Mr. Griz -- Where the wolves sing -- At the headwaters -- A bony river indeed -- Paddle and pray -- Grit and the gorge -- Hypothermia -- The way distance goes -- Good-bye, Alaska
Control code
ocn930875040
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 359 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307461247
Lccn
2015030811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
B C1524 ; XX-AB ; [A15BP021, #72, 5@$27.00, DLG/RT ].
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 930875040
  • (OCoLC)930875040
Label
Braving it : a father, a daughter, and an unforgettable journey into the Alaskan wild, James Campbell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Into the wild -- Bugs, bears, and the bathroom procedure -- Peeling poles with Marcus Mumford -- First the river giveth -- Downriver -- New rituals and the ridgepole -- Cloudberries -- When the mountain is out -- Fernweh -- The pull -- Back to the bush -- The real world -- Wolverine and whale -- Thanksgiving -- The life they love -- Wilderness girl -- Birthdays and beaver tail -- It's in the genes -- Trust -- Say good-bye to summer -- "It's A!?" -- Be still my heart -- Mr. Griz -- Where the wolves sing -- At the headwaters -- A bony river indeed -- Paddle and pray -- Grit and the gorge -- Hypothermia -- The way distance goes -- Good-bye, Alaska
Control code
ocn930875040
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 359 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307461247
Lccn
2015030811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
B C1524 ; XX-AB ; [A15BP021, #72, 5@$27.00, DLG/RT ].
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 930875040
  • (OCoLC)930875040

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