|Yukon River: From the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico
written by Peter Lourie
Travel along on an exciting 460-mile canoe trip down the Yukon river to the gold fields of the Klondike. From Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory, onwards to the Arctic Circle, Lourie follows the rugged route of the great gold rush of 1898.
This dramatic firsthand account, generously illustrated with full-color photographs as well as photographs from the Yukon Archives, captures the lure of a river that is rich in history and in natural beauty.
Behind the Book
“A vivid picture of life, past and present, on the harsh environment near the Artic Circle. The author captures the spirit of a mighty river and its people. Powerful and beautifully presented.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“The excellent photographs and commentary are a useful accompaniment to studies of Jack London (Who doesn't want to see Lake Laberge?) or the gold rush. A lovely vacation reminiscence that also can also serve as a resource in classrooms and as an inspiration to young adventurers.” (School Library Journal)
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