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Fifth annual North Words Writers Symposium to feature Simon Winchester

...include "The Professor and the Madman," an account of the men behind the Oxford English Dictionary; "A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906"; and "The Map that Changed the World," about the 19th...
Need a break from the sun? Rent a DVD from the Juneau library

...DVD, we've added some great stand-alone titles to our collections at each of the three public libraries. "The Edge of the World": This beautiful film is set on a remote Scottish Island in the 1930s and dramatizes the changes a fishing community...
Fireside lectures for 2011

...wolf's home territory of Mendenhall Glacier and lake. Friday, Jan. 14 - 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sailing to the Edge of the World: In the Wake of the First Scientific Journey to Antarctica. Venture through the icy waters of Antarctica with...
This week's Fireside Chat: 'Sailing to the Edge of the World'

...will host photographer Laurent Dick at this week's Fireside Chat lecture. Dick's presentation, "Sailing to the Edge of the World: In the Wake of the First Scientific Journey to Antarctica," will include images he gathered while part of an...
MOVIES provides our politicians a perfectly legal way to control electoral outcomes. BACKROOM AT THE SILVERBOW "At the Edge of the World" (R) - 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 8 and 9. Synopsis: In director Dan Stone's documentary...
New audio books on CD at public libraries

...just about anyone (though a little familiarity with Jewish culture will enhance your enjoyment). "A Crack in the Edge of the World," written and read by Simon Winchester. Like being at an excellent lecture given by an enthusiastic scientist...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the skiers to pick a land mark as they approached the jump to keep in line with the course. ``It looks like the edge of the world when you come to the edge,'' Johns said. ``Some guys you could see their eyes wide open as they approached...
Northwest Digest

...Dillingham schools Sound off on the important issues at ANCHORAGE - The three schools in the town of Dillingham sit on the edge of the world's most productive sockeye salmon fishery, but they are depending on the generosity of local fishermen to be...
Nome residents roll along with higher fuel prices

...winter months here than we do summer months," he said.Rasmussen, the former mayor, says Nome is literally on the edge of the world, and it's difficult to explain how hard it would be to live here if something were to disrupt either the energy...
Fireside Lectures resume tonight

...on the glacier to far-away Antarctica. The lecture's second presentation next week is titled "Sailing to the Edge of the World: In the Wake of the First Scientific Journey to Antarctica." In it, photographer Laurent Dick will document...


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