The Resource The final frontiersman : Heimo Korth and his family, alone in Alaska's arctic wilderness, James Campbell, (electronic resource)

The final frontiersman : Heimo Korth and his family, alone in Alaska's arctic wilderness, James Campbell, (electronic resource)

Label
The final frontiersman : Heimo Korth and his family, alone in Alaska's arctic wilderness
Title
The final frontiersman
Title remainder
Heimo Korth and his family, alone in Alaska's arctic wilderness
Statement of responsibility
James Campbell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. Originally from Wisconsin, Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his feverous twenties. Now, more than three decades later, Heimo lives with his wife and two daughters approximately 200 miles from civilization -- a sustainable, nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou, the dangers of swollen rivers, and by the very exigencies of daily existence. In The Final Frontiersman, Heimo's cousin James Campbell chronicles the Korth family's amazing experience, their adventures, and the tragedy that continues to shape their lives. With a deft voice and in spectacular, at times unimaginable detail, Campbell invites us into Heimo's heartland and home. The Korths wait patiently for a small plane to deliver their provisions, listen to distant chatter on the radio, and go sledding at 44 below zero -- all the while cultivating their hard-learned survival skills that stand between them and a terrible fate. Awe-inspiring and memorable, The Final Frontiersman reads like a rustic version of the American Dream and reveals for the first time a life undreamed by most of us: amid encroaching environmental pressures, apart from the herd, and alone in a stunning wilderness that for now, at least, remains the final frontier
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, James
Dewey number
979.8051092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F910.7.K67
LC item number
C36 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korth, Heimo
  • Korth, Heimo
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Wilderness areas
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  • Alaska
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska)
  • Alaska
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska)
Label
The final frontiersman : Heimo Korth and his family, alone in Alaska's arctic wilderness, James Campbell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C713E88C-0A85-4418-A490-CF92E8EA7933
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-303)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction -- ch. 1. Winter -- ch. 2. Growing up wild -- ch. 3. The final frontier -- ch. 4. The big woods -- ch. 5. On the Coleen -- ch. 6. Spring -- ch. 7. Back-to-nature boys -- ch. 8. Hunting the ice whale -- ch. 9. A family of his own -- ch. 10. Summer -- ch. 11. Closing of the frontier -- ch. 12. Fall -- ch. 13. A way of life -- Selected bibliography
Control code
o891844816
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Atria Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781416591214
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map.
Publisher number
EB00573130
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C713E88C-0A85-4418-A490-CF92E8EA7933
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o891844816
  • (OCoLC)891844816
Label
The final frontiersman : Heimo Korth and his family, alone in Alaska's arctic wilderness, James Campbell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C713E88C-0A85-4418-A490-CF92E8EA7933
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-303)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction -- ch. 1. Winter -- ch. 2. Growing up wild -- ch. 3. The final frontier -- ch. 4. The big woods -- ch. 5. On the Coleen -- ch. 6. Spring -- ch. 7. Back-to-nature boys -- ch. 8. Hunting the ice whale -- ch. 9. A family of his own -- ch. 10. Summer -- ch. 11. Closing of the frontier -- ch. 12. Fall -- ch. 13. A way of life -- Selected bibliography
Control code
o891844816
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Atria Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781416591214
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map.
Publisher number
EB00573130
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C713E88C-0A85-4418-A490-CF92E8EA7933
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o891844816
  • (OCoLC)891844816

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