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Three Books on Bethel

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

Bethel is located at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River, 40 miles inland from the Bering Sea. It lies in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, 400 air miles west of Anchorage. The community lies at approximately 60.792220° North Latitude and -161.755830° West Longitude. (Sec. 09, T008N, R071W, Seward Meridian.) Bethel is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area encompasses 43.8 sq. miles of land and 5.1 sq. miles of water. Precipitation averages 16 inches a year, and snowfall averages 50 inches per year. Summer temperatures range from 42 to 62 °F. Winter temperatures range from -2 to 19 °F.

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

Simon, James J., Tracie A. Krauthoefer, David Koster, Michael Coffing, and David Caylor. 2007. Bethel subsistence fishing harvest monitoring report, Kuskokwim fisheries management area, Alaska, 2001-2003. Juneau: Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence.  Read this book online.

Hensel, Chase. 1996. Telling our selves: ethnicity and discourse in Southwestern Alaska. Oxford studies in anthropological linguistics, 5. New York: Oxford University Press.

Skeen, Elvon G. 1959. Bethel, Alaska, incorporated as a village. Anchorage, Alaska: Printed by Color Art Print. Co.

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

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