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Three Books on Chiniak

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

The community is located 45 miles southeast of the City of Kodiak on the easternmost point of Kodiak Island. The community lies at approximately 57.616570° North Latitude and -152.164020° West Longitude. (Sec. 33, T029S, R018W, Seward Meridian.) Chiniak is located in the Kodiak Recording District. The climate of the Kodiak Islands is dominated by a strong marine influence. There is little or no freezing weather, moderate precipitation, and frequent cloud cover and fog. Severe storms are common from December through February. Average annual precipitation is 60 inches. January temperatures range from 14 to 46 °F. July temperatures range from 39 to 76 °F.

You can learn more about Chiniak by reading their full profile from the Alaska Community Database.

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

Whalen, Mary E. 1993. Dynamics of a super-population of dolly varden in the Chiniak Bay system, Kodiak Island, Alaska. Thesis (M.S.)–University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1993.

Chiniak Community Forum, and Kodiak Island Borough (Alaska). 1987. Chiniak area comprehensive plan. [Chiniak? Alaska]: Chiniak Community Forum.

Alaska. 1968. Supplemental materials report: Cape Chiniak Road. [Alaska]: State of Alaska, Dept. of Highways, Materials Section.

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

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