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The Resource Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox

Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox

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Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border
Title
Northland
Title remainder
a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border
Statement of responsibility
Porter Fox
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  • North land
  • Northland
Title variation remainder
a 4,000-mile journey along Americas forgotten border
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eng
Summary
America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America's primary border for centuries -- much of the early history of the United States took place there -- and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line, the region even has its own name: the northland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. Here he blends the region's history with an account of his travels. Setting out from the easternmost point in the mainland United States, Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain's adventures across the Northeast; recounts the rise and fall of the timber, iron, and rail industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; tracks America's fur traders through the Boundary Waters; and traces the forty-ninth parallel from Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean. Fox, who grew up the son of a boat-builder in Maine's northland, packs his narrative with colorful characters (Captain Meriwether Lewis, railroad tycoon James J. Hill, Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux) and extraordinary landscapes (Glacier National Park, the Northwest Angle, Washington's North Cascades). He weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland today, wracked by climate change, water wars, oil booms, and concerns over border security
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The author draws on three years of exploration through the borderlands between Maine and Washington State to trace the northern border's rich and pivotal history, industries, and famous contributors
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contains biographical information
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10677530
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Fox, Porter
Dewey number
973
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maps
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • Fox, Porter
  • Champlain, Samuel de
  • Northern boundary of the United States
  • Northern boundary of the United States
  • Northeast boundary of the United States
  • Northeast boundary of the United States
  • Large type books
  • Champlain, Samuel de
  • Large type books
  • Travel
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border
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Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-408)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The dawnland -- The sweet-water seas -- Boundary waters -- Seven Fires -- The medicine line
Control code
on1041199737
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
411 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432857486
Lccn
2018027413
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
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(OCoLC)1041199737
Label
Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-408)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dawnland -- The sweet-water seas -- Boundary waters -- Seven Fires -- The medicine line
Control code
on1041199737
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
411 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432857486
Lccn
2018027413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1041199737

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