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Land of the Midnight Sun

Land of the Midnight Sun
  • Author : Kenneth Coates,William Robert Morrison
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  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :362
  • ISBN : 9780773527577
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Summary : While the Klondike Gold Rush is one of the most widely known events in Canadian history, particularly outside Canada, the rest of the Yukon's long and diverse history attracts little attention. Important developments such as Herschel Island whaling, pre-1900 fur trading, the post-World War II resource boom, a lengthy struggle for responsible government, and the emergence of Aboriginal political protest remain poorly understood. Placing well-known historical episodes within the broader sweep of the past, Land of the Midnight Sun gives particular emphasis to the role of First Nations people and the lengthy struggle of Yukoners to find their place within Confederation. This broader story incorporates the introduction of mammoth dredges that scoured the Klondike creeks, the impressive Elsa-Keno Hill silver mines, the impact of residential schools on Aboriginal children, the devastation caused by the sinking of the Princess Sophia, the Yukon's remarkable contributions to the national World War I effort, and the sweeping transformations associated with the American occupation during World War II. Completely revised with a new epilogue, the bestselling Land of the Midnight Sun was first published in 1988 and became the standard source for understanding the history of the Yukon. Ken Coates and William Morrison have published ten books together, including Strange Things Done: A History of Murder in the Yukon and the forthcoming Trailmarkers: A History of Landmark Aboriginal Rights Cases in Canada. Land of the Midnight Sun was their first collaboration.

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun
  • Author : Stephenie Meyer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2020-08-04
  • Total pages :672
  • ISBN : 0316592250
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Summary : It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger? In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- New York Times

The Siesta and the Midnight Sun

The Siesta and the Midnight Sun
  • Author : Jessa Gamble
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  • Release Date :2011-10-11
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0143185853
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Summary : When a retiring worker is given a gold watch, Jessa Gamble observes, she symbolically gets back the freedom to keep her own hours. There were no mechanical timepieces before the industrial revolution. The day’s activities were dictated by the spinning Earth’s circuit around the Sun and by the seasons. Because people adjusted their lives to these natural rhythms, they may have experienced less stress than their modern counterparts. They almost certainly enjoyed more sleep. In The Siesta and the Midnight Sun, award-winning science writer Jessa Gamble explores the continuing significance of the biological clocks that governed our lives before modern technology annihilated the night. She describes experiments that show both rats and people adhere to a 24-hour schedule even when deprived of daylight. When our days are disrupted by shift work, jet lag or space travel, things go wrong. The disastrous chemical leak at Bhopal, India and the calamitous launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger both were caused partly by sleepless workers. Insomnia is rampant in the Western world. By investigating patterns of behaviour in many societies both past and current, Gamble gives us a glimpse of different ways of scheduling time. In this superbly insightful and entertaining book she examines the crises and creative adaptations that occur on the embattled border where biology, culture and technology clash.

Under the Midnight Sun

Under the Midnight Sun
  • Author : Keigo Higashino
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  • Release Date :2016-11-08
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 1250105803
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Summary : From the acclaimed international bestseller Keigo Higashino (The Devotion of Suspect X) comes a sweeping novel in the tradition of Les Miserables and Crime and Punishment. This is the compelling story of a brutal crime and the two teenagers—Ryo, the son of the murdered man, and Yukiho, the daughter of the main suspect—whose lives remain inextricably linked over the twenty-year search for the truth behind the crime. In Osaka in 1973, the body of a murdered man is found in an abandoned building. Investigating the crime, Detective SasagakI is unable to find the killer. Over the next twenty years, through the lens of a succession of characters, Higashino tells the story of two teens, Ryo and Yukiho, whose lives are most affected by the crime, and the obsessed detective, Sasagaki, who continues to investigate the murder, looking for the elusive truth. Under the Midnight Sun is a complex, psychological novel about crime and its after-effects by one the most read and most accomplished contemporary mystery author. A twisting, compelling work that will astonish and delight Higashino’s old fans and new readers alike.

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun
  • Author : Trish Cook
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  • Release Date :2018-02-06
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0316473561
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Summary : A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING BELLA THORNE! A heartbreaking tale of love, loss and one nearly perfect summer -- perfect for fans of The Fault In Our Stars and Love, Simon. Seventeen-year-old Katie Price has a rare disease that makes exposure to even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Confined to her house during the day, her company is limited to her widowed father and her best (okay, only) friend. It isn't until after nightfall that Katie's world opens up, when she takes her guitar to the local train station and plays for the people coming and going. Charlie Reed is a former all-star athlete at a crossroads in his life - and the boy Katie has secretly admired from afar for years. When he happens upon her playing guitar one night, fate intervenes and the two embark on a star-crossed romance. As they challenge each other to chase their dreams and fall for each other under the summer night sky, Katie and Charlie form a bond strong enough to change them -- and everyone around them -- forever.

Children of the Midnight Sun

Children of the Midnight Sun
  • Author : Tricia Brown
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  • Release Date :2006-10
  • Total pages :47
  • ISBN : 0882406175
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Summary : Children of the Midnight Sun was chosen as one of Parenting Magazine's 1998 Books of the Year and School Library Journal's Best Books of 1998. For Native children, growing up in Alaska today means dwelling in a place where traditional practices sometimes mix oddly with modern conveniences. Children of the Midnight Sun explores the lives of eight Alaskan Native children, each representing a unique and ancient culture. This extraordinary book also looks at the critical role elders play in teaching the young Native traditions. Photographs and text present the experiences and way of life of Tlingit, Athabascan, Yup'ik, and other Native American children in the villages, cities, and Bush areas of Alaska.

The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun
  • Author : Mark Kneece,Rod Serling
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  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :72
  • ISBN : 9780747587859
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Summary : Earth has become almost uninhabitable when 24 hours of continuous sunlight causes the thermometer to creep towards 140 degrees. In New York City, Norma and her landlady, Mrs Bronson, are the last people in their building, the rest having moved north where it is cooler. Trying to keep each other company as electricity is rationed and food and water become even more scarce, survival seems impossible. It is only a matter of time before humans can no longer exist in the unbearable heat. Then Norma wakes from her fever-induced dream to find that earth is actually freezing over. Hot or cold, is earth really doomed?

From the Land of the Midnight Sun

From the Land of the Midnight Sun
  • Author : C. Robert Sanders
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  • Release Date :1886
  • Total pages :29
  • ISBN :
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The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun
  • Author : Cecilia Ekbäck
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  • Release Date :2017-03-07
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1443452076
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Summary : From the acclaimed author of Wolf Winter comes a new historical crime novel with all the intrigue and atmosphere of Burial Rites and the suspense of The Tenderness of Wolves. Taking place a hundred years after the shocking events of Wolf Winter in the same haunting territory, In the Month of the Midnight Sun is set in high summer, under the searing light of a sun that never quite sets. Sweden, 1855. “Worst thing I ever saw...” The Minister of Justice has received a disturbing message. There’s been a massacre on one of Lapland's mountains: a priest, a law enforcement officer, and a local settler have been slaughtered by one of the indigenous Sami people. The murderer is in custody, but he refuses to talk. The Minister dispatches his son-in-law, a geologist, to investigate, as there is another reason to visit Blackåsen: it is a mountain with many secrets, a mountain whose rich mineral deposits have never been exploited. But Magnus does not journey alone. The Minister’s daughter, in disgrace, is sent with him. The two unlikely companions venture out of the sweltering city to the wild landscape of Sweden’s far north under the strange, insomnia-inducing light of the midnight sun. There, the shocking truth they discover about the murders and what lies behind them will only be matched by what they discover about themselves. For Lovisa and Magnus—and for the people of Blackåsen—nothing will ever be the same again. In The Month of the Midnight Sun tells a riveting story of the collision of worlds old and new, and cements Ekbäck’s status as a master of Nordic noir.

The Mystery of the Midnight Sun

The Mystery of the Midnight Sun
  • Author : Robert Wingfield
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  • Release Date :
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 0244212236
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The land of the midnight sun

The land of the midnight sun
  • Author : Paul Belloni Du Chaillu
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  • Release Date :1881
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun

In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun
  • Author : Harald Gaski
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  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :276
  • ISBN :
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Summary : This is the first extensive anthology of contemporary Sami literature in English. The Sami are the indigenous people inhabiting Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia's Kola Peninsula. Twenty-one authors from all four countries are represented with poetry, short stories and excerpts from novels. Many of the authors are award-winners, and some have been included in Nordic and international collections. The readers will be introduced to a variety of themes and experiences, from wolves attacking a reindeer herd to river boat rafting and the making of a shaman drum, from the most tender love poems in Arctic surroundings to the bitter realities in the everyday life of a suppressed minority. The text reflects Sami resilience and selfhood, and expresses the Sami's own perspective on their struggle to preserve traditional values in modern society -- from back cover.

Stories of the Midnight Sun

Stories of the Midnight Sun
  • Author : Daniel Hunt
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  • Release Date :2005-04
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 0595335489
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Summary : An excerpt from Stories of the Midnight Sun Tom moved to take the lead and Father Michael followed, nearly at his side. They cautiously moved down the slope under the shadow of bare trees whose branches rose above them like the hands of desperate petitioners imploring the moon. The footprints were closer together, and it appeared to Tom as if the left leg of the woman had been somehow injured, for it drug in the snow. He was surprised not to find a trail of blood. No blood. No blood. It seemed so odd to him. The whole night seemed steeped in a dream, a nonsensical play that had no rhyme or reason. What had happened to the woman? Why had she not simply rung the doorbell? Why had she turned away from the barn? Why run into the night, away from warmth and safety? Why didn't she answer their calls? And why, for all that was holy, did she turn down this darkened path out of the meager light of the moon toward the cold depths where the Old Maid ran like an artery through the heart of the ancient prairie? It made Tom angry. It made him scared. He began swearing at regular intervals under his breath.

The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun
  • Author : Alan F. Alford
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  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :443
  • ISBN : 9780952799436
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The Twilight Saga Complete Collection

The Twilight Saga Complete Collection
  • Author : Stephenie Meyer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2010-11-08
  • Total pages :2752
  • ISBN : 0316182931
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Summary : This stunning set, which includes Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella, is the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling vampire love story. Whether you're Team Edward or Team Jacob, fall in love with the Twilight series all over again with this beautiful complete collection! Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, The Twilight Saga captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. Experience the entire breathtaking love story with this perfect gift for new and longtime fans alike. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times

Circling The Midnight Sun

Circling The Midnight Sun
  • Author : James Raffan
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  • Release Date :2014-09-23
  • Total pages :472
  • ISBN : 1443405868
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Summary : From seasoned traveller and bestselling author James Raffan comes a book that will transform the way we think about northerners and the north Over the course of three years, James Raffan circumnavigated the globe at 66.6 degrees latitude: the Arctic Circle. Armed with his passion for the north, his interest in diverse cultures and his unquenchable sense of adventure, he set out to put a human face on climate change. What he discovered was by turns shocking, frustrating, entertaining and enlightening. In Circling the Midnight Sun, Raffan presents a warm-hearted, engaging portrait of the circumpolar world, but also a deeply affecting story of societies and landscapes in the throes of enormous change. Compelling and utterly original, this is both an adventure story and a book that will change your view of the north forever.

Trolls of the Midnight Sun

Trolls of the Midnight Sun
  • Author : Mary Beth Harris,Gunda Pederson
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  • Release Date :2010-12
  • Total pages :16
  • ISBN : 1452088063
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Summary : Join the Trolls of the Midnight Sun on their mischievous, nighttime adventures. Glance through the pages and see how the trolls prepare for the spirits of the Aurora Borealis. This fun, rhyming Scandinavian tale, with its unique, colorful illustrations is a true message about spreading goodwill and kindness to others.

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun
  • Author : Sasha Josri
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  • Release Date :2019-08-14
  • Total pages :120
  • ISBN : 1543752225
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Summary : This book was born from an idyllic love of youth. An honest love filled with firsts and dripping in honeyed romantic cliché; but if it was born in innocence – The sublimity was forged in the stark reality of loss, the hollow sound of a lonely apartment and the fragments of shattered glass. These are my words, may each page gently breathe life into the wistful dreams of anyone who has ever had the courage to rise up and open their heart once again.

The Midnight Sun, the Tsar and the Nihilist

The Midnight Sun, the Tsar and the Nihilist
  • Author : James Monroe Buckley
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  • Release Date :1886
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN :
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Mountains of the Midnight Sun

Mountains of the Midnight Sun
  • Author : Showell Styles
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1954
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN :
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The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun
  • Author : Nene Adams
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2013-04-01
  • Total pages :220
  • ISBN : 1594938628
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Summary : The Yukon River Quest is a race to the Midnight Sun. Nearly five hundred miles of Canadian wilderness confront the competitors. FBI Agent Tabitha Knowles has trained with her work partner Victoria for months, but on the eve of the competition devastating news takes Victoria out of the race. Finding the experienced Diana Crenshaw equally stranded seems like a miracle, at first. Though they know nothing about each other beyond their reputations as competitive canoe paddlers, they join forces, neither knowing they’re about to be in the race of their lives from a deadly sniper. Forced into the deep woods, they struggle against the wilderness, their pursuer and their growing attraction to each other. Tabitha will do whatever it takes to get them both to safety, but she doesn’t know the motive behind the attack—or the answer to the critical question: Which of the two of them is the real target? Nene Adams delivers a page-turning thriller!