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Alaska Books and Videos

Alaska Books and Videos of Interest:

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Into The Wild
by Jon Krakauer
  • "God, he was a smart kid..." So why did Christopher McCandless trade a bright future--a college education, material comfort, uncommon ability and charm--for death by starvation in an abandoned bus in the woods of Alaska? This is the question that Jon Krakauer's book tries to answer.
    Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
    by Mark Kelley
  • Meadow Brook, owner, Meadow's Glacier Bay Guest House, Gustavus, Alaska "What an amazing book! You've got it all--immense grandeur to intimate detail.
  • Seattle Times Northwest Weekend, July 27, 2000 Kelley has a special talent for bird photography, putting the reader eye-to-scarlet-rimmed-eye with an oystercatcher...
    Coming Back Alive
    by Spike Walker
  • From Publishers Weekly:
    Walker spends about half of his narrative assembling a cast for his tale of seafaring disaster on the southern Gulf of Alaska fishing grounds: a five-man crew of earnest commercial fishermen; a leaky trawler, La Conte; helicopter crews and surprise! an anomalous winter storm. The January 1998 storm was the worst in the state's history, and La Conte took in water and sank, leaving its crew to the mercy of 100 mph winds and 90-foot seas.

    Lonely Planet Alaska (Alaska, 6th Ed)
    by Jim Dufresne

  • Lonely Planet is at its guidebook best when it's covering isolated regions where those little details of shelter, food, and transportation are of more than passing concern. Just the section on Denali National Park alone makes Jim DuFresne's guide worthwhile, illuminating the complex new rules governing access to that sensational wildlife reserve, plus giving information on dogsled demonstrations, hiking, rafting, backpacking, and so on.
    Back of the Pack: An Iditarod Rookie Musher's Alaska Pilgrimage to Nome
    by Don Bowers
  • Don Bowers has accurately captured this marvelous transformation in Back of the Pack, and has beautifully conveyed the poetry and sense of awe and respect that come with it. He faithfully shows us the joy and work and heartbreak and intensity of learning how to drive dogs, culminating in an incredible journey to Nome in the 1,100-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
    The Milepost 2001 : Trip Planner for Alaska, Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Alberta & Northwest Territories (Milepost, 53rd Ed)
  • Originally a logbook about the Alaska-Canada Highway, this book has grown over the years to be a comprehensive guidebook on Alaska, NW Canada, and the Alcan Highway. It's useful no matter what your style of visiting Alaska.
    Alaska by Cruise Ship :
    The Complete Guide to the Alaska Cruise Experience
  • Veteran cruise writer Anne Vipond, with years of experience cruising the Inside Passage and the Gulf of Alaska, provides an insider's look at this beautiful coastline. Drawing on authorities at the Universities of Alaska and British Columbia, this is a reliable reference for passengers.


    National Geographic's Braving Alaska (1992)

    • Imagine living hundreds of miles from your nearest neighbor, having groceries and mail delivered by airplane a few times each year, and battling long, harsh winters with temperatures that plummet to -51 C. Such are the living conditions chosen by the hearty few who inhabit America's last frontier: the Alaskan bush - a spectacular land of rivers and mountains so remote that many remain unnamed.

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    Alaska: Traveling the Alaska Highway
  • This is a great video for anyone who is interested in learning more about or driving the Alaska highway. The video starts with the history of the Alaska Highway it shows some nice WWII era footage of highway construction. All the large towns that you'll cross between Dawson Creek, BC and Fairbanks, Alaska are reviewed. The video also contains some other footage of "side trips" that can be taken off the main highway which I found very imformative. The video of the scenery cannot be beat.
    Great Images of Alaska
  • Great Images of Alaska is a two-tape set providing the viewer with two full hours of scenic beauty accompanied by an interesing and informative narration. The first video, The Story of American's Last Frontier Alaska, gives you a brief overview of all her National Parks. Each park is revealed in stunning film footage as the narrator provides you with a compact history of the land, it's native inhabitants, and the wildlife that still roams free and protected. The segments on the great Gold Rushes of the late 1800's and the invasion by the Japanese of the Aleutian Islands during WWII were especially interesting.
    Grizzlies of Alaska's National Parks

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