THE BACKPACKERS HANDBOOK
by Hugh McManners.
It contains tons of explanation on equipment, *and* on survival (including what
stuff to grub up. Haven't found a section on furry nightcrawlers yet, though!)
It's paperback, $14.95 U.S.
by Robert Cameron
Cameron and Company, ISBN 0-918684-27-7
Coffee table book of nothing but spectacular photos
of Chicago from the sky. Good reference if you want to
look for some place to stash a kidnapped wolf or whatever...
The American Automobile Association also has guidebooks on Chicago and Canada; you can get some good reference there as well.
ABOVE THE LAW: THE CROOKS, THE MOUNTIES AND ROD STAMLER
by Paul Palango
McClelland & Stewart, ISM 0-7710-6905-7
Non-fiction book about crime and corruption in
the highest levels in Canada. Based on the invest-
igations of Mountie Rod Stamler
by Garry Marchant
Compass American Guides, ISBN 1-878867-12-1
A travel guide; Don't discount it; lots of photos and
stories; found in Connecticut
CANADA: A Travel Survival Kit
by Mark Lightbody and Tom Smallman
Published by Lonely Planet Publications, ISBN 0-86442-216-4, fifth edition.
This book is *packed* with stuff about Canada, and is so complete it even
has a map of Inuvik, and a smidgeon of info on Tuktoyaktuk. It is 900+
pages, paperback, $20.00 in USA, and available in Canada, US, UK, and
Australia, according to the publisher. Found it at our lovely non-chain
by Ralph Nader, Nadia Milleron & Duff Conacher
McClelland & Stewart, ISBN 0-7710-6713-5
Lists all of the things that Canada did first -- like
making American money!
CANADA'S INCREDIBLE COASTS
by the National Geographic Society
Hard cover book on Canada, coast to coast;
in excellent N.G. style, of course
CULTURE SHOCK! A GUIDE TO CUSTOMS AND ETIQUETTE
by Pang Guek Cheng & Robert Barlas
Graphic Arts Center Pub. Co., ISBN 1-55868-087-X
Exactly what is says; fascinating book; found it
in Barnes & Noble
CANADA: THE ROUGH GUIDE
by Tim Jepson, Phil Lee and Tania Smith
Penguin Books, ISBN 1-85828-130-X
Fascinating tour book on all of Canada with lots of
interesting tidbits not found in other guide books;
found in Connecticut
DIARY OF AN ARCTIC YEAR
by Stephen J. Krasemann
Chronicle Books, ISBN 0-8118-0027-X
Coffee table size hardback, plenty of photos
on the Arctic's wildlife only; good for wolf info
INUIT: GLIMPSES OF AN ARCTIC PAST
by David Morrison & Georges-Hebert Germain
Canadian Museum of Civilization book
160-p hardback on the Inuit's past; how they
lived, etc. Excellent reference for backstory
on the old Inuit culture
by Alan Rayburn
University of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-6990-8
Compiled by Canadian Geographic, you want to
know Helluva Hole is? This is the book for you!
by Andrew H. Malcolm
St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-06921-9
One of the most definitive books on Canada, written
by a NY Times reporter. A must-see. Available in
UP HERE: LIFE IN CANADA'S NORTH.
PO Box 1350,
NWT Canada X1A 2N9
This bi-monthly magazine is an excellent reference for life
above the 60th parallel (Yukon and NWT, Arctic). Articles,
photos, etc. Check your local magazine stores and if you're
interested in subscribing, you can get six issues (one year) for
Canadian $18.95. Their 800 number is 800-661-0861. I'm not sure
if it works from the USA; you'll have to try. Fax 403-873-2844,
phone 403-920-4652. Outside of US add $9 postage and handling.
Once the conversion is made to US $, it's not bad at all!
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the 1990's.
By Jacques Brunelle
A Review of the Uniform and Kit
WHY WE ACT LIKE CANADIANS
By Pierre Berton
Penguin Book, ISN 0-14-010442-9
Witty paperback by a Canadian on Canadians
Wonderful fact/picture books on the Yukon, Mounties, etc:
Ask for a free catalog from
Lost Moose Publishers,
58 Lluane Crescent, Whitehorse,
Yukon Y1A 3G7 Canada (403-668-5076)
Bibliography of All RCMP materials: Historical Branch (RCMP Headquarters,
1200 Vanier Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R2 Canada). Approximately 1000
references, fiction and non-fiction
The Milepost: Since 1949, the Milepost has given travellers detailed
maps of all the roads and ferry schedules for travelling B.C., the
Territories, Alberta and Alaska, plus what to see and do in every
town along the way - published in Spring each year.(pb.) $22.95
Vernon Publications Inc. Available from Tanners Books, 2436 Beacon
Ave., Sidney BC V8L 1X6 CANADA. Phone: (604) 656-2345 or fax to
Tanners at (604) 656-0662. E-mail Tanners at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Law of the Yukon: A Pictorial History of the Mounted Police in the
Yukon, by Helene Dobrowolsky. Format: 9"x12" 192 pages, B&W and
colour photos and illustrations throughout. Index. Published:
1995. Price: $29.95 CND, Trade paper, ISBN 0-9694612-8-3
Collected Poems of Robert Service, by Robert Service. $27.99
(Canadian dollars) Hardcover, 735 pages. ISBN 0-7700-0041-X,
McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd. Can order through Macs Fireweed
Rivers of the Yukon: A Paddling Guide (Revised Edition), by Ken
Madsen & Graham Wilson. Comprehensive guide to 63 rivers of
the Yukon, Northern B.C., and Western N.W.T. $18.99 (Canadian
dollars), Softcover, 192 pages with illustrations.
ISBN 0-7748-0492-0. Primrose Publishing. Can order through
Macs Fireweed Northern Books.
Yukon: Spellbound under Northern Skies, by Theo Allofs. This is a
collection of the author's photographs of the Yukon's scenery,
wildlife and people. $29.95 (Canadian dollars), Hardcover,
Profusely illustrated. ISBN 1-551-09128-3. Nimbus Publishing.
Can order through Macs Fireweed Northern Books.
Life Lived Like a Story, by Julie Cruikshank. "Oral history is put
into print in this fascinating work. Three Yukon native elders
collaborated with a respected anthropologist to provide this
refreshing alternative view of the North, women, and First Nations
people." (Description from Macs Fireweed Northern Books). $23.99
(Canadian dollars), Softcover, Illustrated. ISBN 0-7748-0413-0.
UBC Press. Can order through Macs Fireweed Northern Books.
The Lost Patrol: The Mounties' Yukon Tragedy, by Dick North. "Like
the puzzling fate of Sir John Franklin's disastrous Northwest
Passage expedition, the grisly outcome of the Lost Patrol has
become part of Canadian folklore." (Description from Macs
Fireweed Northern Books). $12.95 (Canadian dollars), Softcover,
147 pages with B&W photos and maps. ISBN 1-89571-470-2. Raincoast
Books. Can order through Macs Fireweed Northern Books.
Ghost Towns and Trails of the Yukon, by Don Sawatsky. Back in print
(went out in 1976). $9.95 (Canadian dollars), Softcover, 116 pages
with 105 B&W photos. ISBN 1-896079-01-6. Northbush Publications
Ltd., Whitehorse. Can order through Macs Fireweed Northern Books.
The Adventures of Chuchi, by Jane Gaffin, illustrations by Patricia
Ellis. Children's fiction. "Chuchi, a Siberian Husky, grows
up on a Colorado ranch as a companion to a spirited brother
and sister pair and later finds adventure in the Yukon and
Alaska. Recommended for children, ages 6 to 12, and adults
still young at heart." (Description from Macs Fireweed Northern
Books). $9.95 (Canadian dollars), Softcover, 160 pages with
20 B&W line drawings. ISBN 0-9691-994-1-4. Word Pro, Whitehorse.
Can order through Macs Fireweed Northern Books.
Report on an exploration in the Yukon District, N.W.T., and adjacent
northern portion of British Columbia, 1887, by George M. Dawson.
You *know* Fraser's Grandmother had this one in her library! "A
facsimile reprint of George Dawson's classic report from 1887 on
Yukon geology, geography, plants, animals and place names. Reprinted
in 1987." $25.00 (Canadian dollars), Softcover, 286 pages with
11 B&W photos and 7 illustrations; includes maps. ISBN 0-92111-400-1.
Yukon Historical and Museums Association, Whitehorse. Can order
through Macs Fireweed Northern Books.
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