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The Yukon River

    Here is a selection of the best books about the Yukon River, ranging from paddling guides to personal journals and juvenile fiction.

    For online information about the river, see the Guide to the Yukon River at ExploreNorth.

A Land Gone Lonesome: An Inland Voyage along the Yukon River
by Dan O'Neill
In his square-sterned canoe, Alaskan author Dan O’Neill set off down the majestic Yukon River, beginning at Dawson, Yukon Territory, site of the Klondike gold rush. The journey he makes to Circle City, Alaska, is more than a voyage into northern wilderness, it is an expedition into the history of the river and a record of the inimitable inhabitants of the region, historic and contemporary.

Dan Maclean
Paddling the Yukon and its Tributaries
(Publication Consultants, 2005)

John Hildebrand
Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon
(University of Wisconsin Press, 1997)

Megan Baldino & Matt Hage
Two In A Red Canoe: Our Journey Down The Yukon
(Graphic Arts Books, 2005)

Pierre Berton
Drifting Home: A Family's Voyage of Discovery Down the Wild Yukon River
(Douglas & McIntyre, reprint 2003)

Penny Rennick, editor
The Middle Yukon River
(Alaska Northwest Books, 1990)

Bruce Trelawny Batchelor
Yukon Channel Charts
(Trafford, 1996)

Archie Satterfield
Exploring the Yukon River
(, 2000)

Will Hobbs
Down the Yukon
(HarperCollins, 2001)

Craig Mishler
Han, People of the River
(University of Alaska Press, 2004)

Peter Lourie
Yukon River: An Adventure to the Gold Fields of the Klondike
(Boyds Mills Press, 2000)