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
owner, Meadow's Glacier Bay Guest House, Gustavus, Alaska "What an amazing
book! You've got it all--immense grandeur to intimate detail.
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
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
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
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)
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
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.
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.
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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