WorldCat Identities

Kirk, Ruth

Overview
Works: 87 works in 230 publications in 1 language and 11,540 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Local history  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Director, Editor, Composer, Photographer, Author of introduction, Cinematographer
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Most widely held works by Ruth Kirk
Snow by Ruth Kirk( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the importance of snow to man and animals and its effects on their lives
Exploring Washington's past : a road guide to history by Ruth Kirk( )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olympic rain forest : an ecological web by Ruth Kirk( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and description of the Olympic rain forest in Washington State. Includes descriptions of roads, trails and camping facilities. A short reference guide provides basic information about the varieties of trees, the distinctive features of other plant life, and the animals that populate the forest
Tradition & change on the Northwest Coast : the Makah, Nuu-chah-nulth, southern Kwakiutl and Nuxalk by Ruth Kirk( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter headings include: today's elders; kinship, rank and privilege; ceremonials and religion; daily life; dealing with others: trade, conflict and marriage
Desert: the American Southwest by Ruth Kirk( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death Valley by Nancy Newhall( Book )

7 editions published between 1954 and 1970 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brother and sister struggle to survive a harrowing trip across Death Valley--the most dangerous part of the Mojave Desert and the hottest spot in North America--in this riveting tale of historical fiction, part of the Survivors series. California, 1849: Jess, Will, and their father are in grave danger--separated from the rest of their west-bound party, their wagon is useless with a broken axle, and Pa is seriously ill from an injury that Will feels is his fault. In a valiant attempt to save their family, Will and Jess set off on foot over the endless sands to find help. Each day of their journey brings a new peril, but nothing more frightening than the constant, overpowering thirst that muddles their minds and threatens their very will to survive. With so much at stake, can Will and Jess win their desperate battle with the unrelenting desert?
Exploring Yellowstone by Ruth Kirk( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunters of the whale; an adventure of northwest coast archaeology by Ruth Kirk( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes an archaeological dig at Ozette, Washington, on the site of a Makah Indian village inhabited for at least 2,000 years
Exploring Washington archaeology by Ruth Kirk( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring Death Valley by Ruth Kirk( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1981 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan, crossroads of East and West by Ruth Kirk( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the Japanese have faced their problems by absorbing what is useful and appealing from other cultures and adapting it to their own needs is the theme of this book
Exploring the Olympic Peninsula by Ruth Kirk( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellowstone : the first national park by Ruth Kirk( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the geologic history and the varied plant and animal life of Yellowstone, the oldest national park and home of geysers, mud pots, and hot springs
Sunrise to paradise : the story of Mount Rainier National Park by Ruth Kirk( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mount Rainier is the fifth highest peak in the United States outside of Alaska, and it soars higher above its immediate base than does any other in the lower forty-eight. Its geological and glacial origins and current ecological health are described in the book, as is the century-old stewardship of Mount Rainier National Park. Its stories include accounts by Native people such as Saluskin and Wapowety, climbers from John Muir and Fay Fuller to Willi Unsoeld and Lou Whittaker, and entrepreneurs from the Longmire family to Paul Sceva. Here, too, are the tales of scientists and tourists, park rangers and volunteers. A wealth of illustrations span the decades. Some of the photographs are from albums of the 1912 and 1915 Mountaineers outings; others are by noted early photographers such as Imogen Cunningham and Asahel Curtis and by contemporary photographers such as Ira Spring. Paintings include a sumi by George Tsutakawa and a series specially created by Dee Molenaar."--Jacket
The enduring forests : Northern California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and southeast Alaska( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers perspectives on the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest, looking at how they are effected by nature and industry
Desert life by Ruth Kirk( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the fauna, flora, climate, and the changing sands of the desert
Exploring Mount Rainier by Ruth Kirk( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California: its coast and desert by Robert Reynolds( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David, young chief of the Quileutes : an American Indian today by Ruth Kirk( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Hudson is eleven years old, and as future hereditary chief of his people, must learn to honor his culture as well as adapt to the modern world
Archaeology in Washington by Ruth Kirk( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Archaeology - along with Native American traditions and memories - holds a key to understanding early chapters of the human story in Washington. This all new book draws together and brings up to date what has been learned about the state's prehistory and the environments early people experienced. It presents a sample of sites representing Washington's geographic regions and touches on historical archaeology, including excavations at fur-trade forts and Whitman mission and at Cathlapotle, a Columbia River village visited by Lewis and Clark."--Jacket
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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Exploring Washington's past : a road guide to historyThe Olympic rain forest : an ecological webTradition & change on the Northwest Coast : the Makah, Nuu-chah-nulth, southern Kwakiutl and NuxalkSunrise to paradise : the story of Mount Rainier National ParkThe enduring forests : Northern California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and southeast AlaskaArchaeology in Washington
Alternative Names
Kirk, Ruth Kratz 1925-

Languages
English (121)