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Nickerson, Sheila B.

Overview
Works: 33 works in 64 publications in 2 languages and 2,234 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Poetry  Lectures  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: G585.T66, 919.804
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Most widely held works by Sheila B Nickerson
Harnessed to the Pole : sledge dogs in service to American explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909 by Sheila B Nickerson( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second half of the nineteenth century, an epic race was underway in some of the most brutal stretches on the planet. Explorers from around the world hoped to stake their claim on the Arctic, with the North Pole being the ultimate prize. Those with the greatest success found that the fastest way to travel was on four legs-using a team of hardworking sledge dogs. Harnessed to the Pole follows the adventures of eight American explorers and their dog teams, starting with Elisha Kent Kane and ending with Robert Peary, controversial claimant of the title of first to reach the North Pole. While history has long forgotten these "little camels of the north," Sheila Nickerson reveals how critical dogs were to the Arctic conquest. Besides providing transportation in extreme conditions, sledge dogs protected against wolves and polar bears, helped in hunting, found their way through storms, and provided warmth in extreme cold. They also faced rough handling, starvation, and the possibility of being left behind as expeditions plunged ahead. Harnessed to the Pole is an extraordinary-and unflinching-look at the dogs that raced to the top of the world
Midnight to the North : the untold story of the woman who saved the Polaris Expedition by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how Tookoolito--the "Sacajawea of the North"--Helped sustain a wildly various group of people thrown together in desperate circumstances
Writers in the public library by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In rooms of falling rain by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feast of the animals : an Alaska bestiary by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the waters and the wild : poems of Alaska by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter from Alaska and other poems by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the pine-wife by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On why the quiltmaker became a dragon : a visionary poem by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for the news of death : poems by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the compass of unrest by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das gefrorene Meer auf der Suche nach dem dunklen Herz des Nordens by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitchhiking the highway of tears : poems by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao of Writing by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative Writing, like Tao, can be the "way with a heart." Viewed as a psychotechnology and not as a skill, writing can serve as a channel to self-transcendence. the process begins when the writer, in stillness, observes the physical world. As s/he connects with that world, the distractions of self and ego drop away. the writer becomes one with all-there-is, achieving what Maslow has termed a "peak-experience." the words used to capture that experience become the experience itself. the poem, therefore, is not about something but is the thing itself. Nothing stands between the reader and the experience. If there is to be a poem, primary creativeness (or raw writing) must precede secondary creativeness (or revision). If primary creativeness is to be nurtured, writing must be seen as process rather than product. Writing, as process, is a journey of self-discovery. the products that result are markers on that journey. As such, writing products are the threshold of literature, the starting place. to get going on that journey, one can gain confidence in writing through a series of exercises based on free association and triggering techniques. These techniques break down barriers between spoken and written expression. Through writing one discovers himself or herself and what the personal journey is. the writer-teacher can accompany students along the way, lending encouragement, but the journey must be alone. It is a journey that begins in silence and, finally, ends in silence--at the point where words have led to inner knowing and recognition of the true self
Visiting writers series, 1993-94( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures by writers of prose and poetry sponsored by the Department of English at Reed College during the 1993-94 academic year
MOREHEAD, P.: Alaskan Songs( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an August garden by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along the Alaska highway by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Song of the Gonakadet by Sheila B Nickerson( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alaska quarterly review( Book )

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

 
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Midnight to the North : the untold story of the woman who saved the Polaris Expedition
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Alternative Names
Bunker Nickerson, Sheila.

Nickerson, Sheila.

Nickerson, Sheila B.

Sheila Nickerson American writer

Sheila Nickerson écrivaine américaine

Languages
English (50)

German (3)