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Three Books on Atqasuk

This week our “Three Books on …” series takes us to Atqasuk. Here is a description of Atqasuk’s location and climate from the Alaska Communities Database:

Atqasuk is located on the Meade River, 60 miles south of Barrow. The community lies at approximately 70.469440° North Latitude and -157.395830° West Longitude. (Sec. 19, T013N, R021W, Umiat Meridian.) Atqasuk is located in the Barrow Recording District. The area encompasses 38.9 sq. miles of land and 3.5 sq. miles of water. The climate is arctic. The daily minimum temperature drops below freezing 300 days a year. Temperature extremes range from a low of -56 to a high of 78 °F. Precipitation is light, at 5 inches per year. Snowfall averages 22 inches per year.

Looking through WorldCat, we find these three books with Atqasuk as a subject, among others:

North Slope Borough (Alaska), Leland A. Johnson & Associates, and Northern Economics (Firm). 2008. Energy options for the City of Atqasuk. Barrow, Alaska: The Borough.

Schneider, William S., Sverre Pedersen, and David Libbey. 1980. The Barrow-Atqasuk report: a study of land use values through time. [Barrow, Alaska]: North Slope Borough.

Fryer, Mark, and Anson L. Renshaw. 1976. Utility and environmental planning for the townsite of Atkasook, Alaska. Anchorage, Alaska: M. Fryer.

Join us next week as our trek through WorldCat takes us to Barrow.

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