Alvar Aalto (1898-1976)
A biography of this Finnish architect, and descriptions of 25 of his most famous buildings.
Alaska Congressional Members
This database, searchable by state, has biographies of selected politicians - the list is constantly being added to.
Arctic & Northern Explorers
Links to dozens of people who exanded knowledge about the Northern world.
Swedish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) made enormous contributions to the science, but was also noted for his eccentricities.
Images from an exhibition at the Musum of the History of Science at Oxford.
The fictional partner of Mounted Police constable Fraser in the TV series Due South, this dog, half wolf and half Siberian, was born in the Yukon.
Eielson, Carl Ben
The story of one of Alaska's most famous pioneer fliers.
An excellent source of information on 35 important Norwegians, from explorers to movie stars.
A brief look at one of the earliest researchers to study the flora and fauna of Alaska. His art and notes are featured throughout the Arctic Wildlife Portfolio on this site.
Pasch, Gustaf Erik
You've probably never heard of him, but this Swedish chemist should be famous - he invented the safety match in 1844.
The Political Graveyard
Now here's a unique concept - short bios on many of the politicians of Alaska since 1884, and the locations of their graves.
A short biography of this Russian motion-picture director, internationally renowned for his highly personal and symbolic films (1932-1986).
Tsiolkovsky, Konstantin Eduardovitch
An article honouring one of Russia's pioneers in the development of human space travel and rocket propulsion (1857-1935).
Yukon & Alaska Pioneer Biographies
The famous and the unknown - links to information on dozens of men and women who made a difference on the Northern frontier.