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Three Books on Beaver

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

Beaver is located on the north bank of the Yukon River, approximately 60 air miles southwest of Fort Yukon and 110 miles north of Fairbanks. It lies in the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. The community lies at approximately 66.359440° North Latitude and -147.396390° West Longitude. (Sec. 30, T018N, R002E, Fairbanks Meridian.) Beaver is located in the Fairbanks Recording District. Beaver has a continental subarctic climate characterized by seasonal extreme temperatures. The average high temperature during July ranges from 65 to 72 °F. The average low temperature during January is well below zero. Extended periods of -50 to -60 °F are common. Extreme temperatures ranging from a low of -70 to a high of 90 °F have been measured. Precipitation averages 6.5 inches. The average annual snowfall is 43.4 inches. The Yukon River is ice-free from mid-June to mid-October.

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

Alaska. 1992. Final report: sewage lagoon, Beaver, Alaska. Juneau, Alaska: Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Village Safe Water Program.

Sumida, Valerie A. 1989. Patterns of fish and wildlife harvest and use in Beaver, Alaska. Fairbanks, Alaska: Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence. Read this book online.

Schneider, William S. 1976. Beaver, Alaska: the story of a multi-ethnic community. Thesis (Ph. D.)–Bryn Mawr College, 1976.

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

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