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More Books from Harbour's Spring 2017 List
Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 at 1:27pm
The next instalment of our Spring 2017 titles includes Michael Gates’ From the Klondike to Berlin: The Yukon in World War I, which explores the Yukon’s contribution to the Great War. It features a number of stories of war heroes from this northern region, including Joe Boyle, who successfully escorted the Romanian crown jewels across Russia, and Martha Black, who raised thousands of dollars and travelled to Europe to act as an advocate for the enlisted Yukon men.
Continuing with the northern theme, April will see the release of Lily Gontard’s first book, Beyond Mile Zero: The Vanishing Alaska Highway Lodge Community, with photographs by Mark Kelly. The Alaska highway opened to the public in 1948, after originally acting as a military road during the threat of World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Soon after, the highway was dotted with establishments such as gas stations, cafes and lodges offering highway travellers a place to eat, refuel, and take refuge from the cold. Now, however, many of these businesses are abandoned or struggling to stay afloat. Lily Gontard and Mark Kelly share their experiences travelling the highway and visiting both its surviving and unoccupied lodges and their owners, documenting their unique stories before they close their doors, perhaps, forever.
Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones bring us a completely updated edition in their bestselling Dreamspeaker Series with Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide, Volume 2: Desolation Sound & the Discovery Islands, a must-have for boaters visiting the area. This fourth edition includes over 100 revised charts, colour photographs, and new information on anchorages, fuel docks, available services, marine parks, and more.
Lastly, Rick M. Harbo returns with a revised edition of Pacific Reef and Shore: A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine Life from Alaska to Northern California. This book covers everything from whales and seals to oysters, crabs, nudibranchs, and seaweeds, and serves as an easy-to-use pocket guide, making it the perfect size and format for travelling. This new version includes additional species, up-to-date scientific information, and photographs of over 300 marine species.