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Alaska: America"s continental frontier outpost

Walker, Ernest P.

Alaska: America"s continental frontier outpost

by Walker, Ernest P.

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Published by The Smithsonian institution in City of Washington .
Written in English

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  • Alaska.
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    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Ernest P. Walker ...
      SeriesSmithsonian Institution. War background,, no. 13
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGN4 .S6 no. 13
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 57p.
      Number of Pages57
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6462963M
      LC Control Number43052480
      OCLC/WorldCa1608774

      Alaska: America's continental frontier outpost / by Ernest P. Walker Walker, Ernest P. (Ernest Pillsbury), [ Book: ].   Alaska contains 17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States. At 20, feet, Mt. McKinley is the tallest mountain in North America. Alaska has roughly 5, earthquakes every year.

      From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America's last frontier, retracing the historic Harriman Expedition. In , rai More. Geographical and historical treatment of Alaska, including maps and a survey of its people, economy, and government. At an elevation of 20, feet, Alaska’s Denali is North America’s highest peak. Some one-third of the state lies within the Arctic Circle and about four-fifths is underlain by permafrost.

      The film presentation then defines Alaska's strategic value in military affairs which in recent years has grown to vital importance to national defense. With its original owner, Russia, just fifty-six miles from Alaska's border, it can truly be called the "Guardian of our Northern Frontier" and America's "Outpost . 34 Zubkova, Aleutian Islands (in Russian, ), p. 7, compare with the statement in Walker, E., "Alaska: America's continental frontier outpost" in Smithsonian Institution. War Background Studies, No. 13, Washington, D.C. , p. "The Aleuts inhabit the Aleutian Islands, the Shumagin Islands, and the north coast of the Alaska Peninsula.


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