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Amchitka is a volcanic, tectonically unstable island in the Rat Islands group of the Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska. It is part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The island is about 68 kilometers long, and from 3 to 6 km wide. The area has a maritime climate, with many storms, and mostly overcast skies.


"Amchitka" is a 2009 two-CD release of a recording of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Phil Ochs performing an October 16, 1970, benefit concert at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. The event funded Greenpeace's protests of 1971 nuclear weapons tests by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission at Amchitka, Alaska.

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Google previewFreshwaters of Alaska (2012)

Ecological Syntheses by Alexander M. Milner, Mark W. Oswood

An environmental study was needed because Amchitka is a part of the Aleutian Islands National Wildife Refuge and also because the geology and biota were quite different from those of other nuclear test sites (Merritt and Fuller, 1977).


Issues and Tactics by Miki Vohryzek, Gayle Olson-Raymer, Jeffery O. Whamond

Amchitka is a small island off the west coast of Alaska, near the tip of the Aleutian Islands. The island was not only the last refuge for 3,000 endangered sea otters, home to bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and other wildlife but is situated in one ...

Google previewEnvironmental Activism and World Civic Politics (1996)

by Paul Kevin Wapner

Amchitka is a large rock formation at the tip of the Aleautian Islands in Alaska. Demonstrators blocked the main highway between British Columbia and the state of Washington in an effort to stop a U.S. test scheduled for early October.

Google previewInsect Pest Management (2004)

Field and Protected Crops by A. Rami Horowitz, Isaac Ishaaya

An environmental study was needed because Amchitka is a part of the Aleutian Islands National Wildife Refuge and also because the geology and biota were quite different from those of other nuclear test sites (Merritt and Fuller, 1977).

Google previewEye of the Hurricane (1984)

by Richard Bellman

Amchitka is an island in the Aleutians where the AEC decided to do some underground testing. Above surface testing had been banned by a treaty between Russia and the United States when it was found that the fallout did dangerous things.

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States for 1936-1960 (1966)

by Grace C. Keroher

Overlies Amchitka formation (new) with angular unconformity, and dikes of porphyritic rock similar to lava of Chitka Point cut Banjo Point formation (new) and Amchitka formation; south of Chitka Point, underlies gravel deposit of hornblende ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Arctic (2012)

by Mark Nuttall

Atka, Great Sitkin, Adak, Tanaga, Amchitka, Kiska, Shemya, and Attu. Nevertheless, the geography of the Aleutian Islands was troublesome for the military; the weather postponed invasions and caused more casualties than actual combat.

Google previewThe American Economy: A Historical Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2011)

A Historical Encyclopedia by Cynthia L. Clark

The island, Amchitka, supported many endangered sea otters as well as eagles and falcons.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Work-Related Illnesses, Injuries, and Health Issues (2009)

by Ada P. Kahn

According to Makhijani, workers at the three enrichment plants and at the Amchitka test site in Alaska who developed cancer will be compensated without having to prove that they were exposed. The plutonium exposures at the enrichment ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Naval Intelligence (2010)

by Nigel West

Appendix C STATION Adak / Clam Lagoon, Alaska Adelaide River, Northern Territories, Australia Pine Gap, Northern Territories, Australia Amagansett, New York Amchitka, Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Antigua Asmara, Ethiopia Astoria, Oregon ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (2013)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

E Indies, Moluccas maritime trade Amchitka Aleutian Is.arctic culture Amecameca C Mexico early town, Aztec center AmekniS Algeriaearly pottery, earlycereals Amendola SItaly defensive enclosure ...

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