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Alaska: Call of the Wild

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Coming into the Country

Coming into the Country

by John McPhee

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 438 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

A superb introduction to the state, McPhee's lyrical portrait blends history, issues and interesting facts -- with sketches of frontier life and unforgettable Alaskan characters. (ALA04, $18.00)

Alaska Almanac

Alaska Almanac

by Alaska Northwest

  • REFERENCE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 252 PAGES

Zany facts and figures on the geography, history and culture of Alaska. Peppered with only-in-Alaska jokes and goofy illustrations, it makes for leisurely, entertaining browsing for the whole family. (ALA21, $17.99)

Kiana's Iditarod

Kiana's Iditarod

by Shelley Gill | Shannon Cartwright

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 64 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Geared towards elementary school students, this is a tale of the great Alaskan dog-sled race Iditarod, as seen through the eyes of Kiana, one of the lead sled dogs. A lively and enjoyable read for the family. (ALA104, $10.99)

The Nature of Alaska

The Nature of Alaska

by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

This clearly presented field guide to mammals, birds, seashore life, fish, trees, shrubs and wildflowers features 300 color illustrations. (ALA137, $14.95)

Canada's Yukon and South Central Alaska Map

Canada's Yukon and South Central Alaska Map

by Coastal Cruise Tour Guides

  • 1998
  • MAP

Featuring handsome topographic maps that fold down into a booklet, this guide also includes sections on visitor attractions and highlights. With seven fold-out maps of Prince William Sound, Kodiak Island, Denali National Park, Katmai and Kenai Peninsula. (ALA55, $15.95)

 
Denali National Park and Preserve Map

Denali National Park and Preserve Map


by Trails Illustrated

  • 2011
  • MAP

A durable, fold-up topographic map of Denali and surroundings. (ALA88, $11.95)

Alaska, Saga of a Bold Land

Alaska, Saga of a Bold Land


by Walter R. Borneman

  • HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 608 PAGES

In this wide-ranging history, Borneman captures the personalities, bravura and challenges of Alaska, describing the days of the fur traders and explorers, the gold rush, the building of the railroads and current controversies. (ALA187, $16.99)

Denali's Howl, The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak

Denali's Howl, The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak


by Andy Hall

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 368 PAGES

Drawing on interviews, lost documents and radio recordings, this gripping chronicle follows the 1967 climbing expedition which saw twelve men ascend Denali and only five return alive. (ALA378, $27.95)

Iditarod, The Great Race to Nome

Iditarod, The Great Race to Nome


by Bill Sherwonit

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 133 PAGES

A history of the Iditarod and dog races in Alaska, featuring both color and archival illustrations. (ALA185, $23.95)

Into the Wild

Into the Wild


by Jon Krakauer

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

Krakauer leaves no stone unturned in this gripping account of his investigation into the real life story of a young man who searches for experience, wilderness and self only to meet his end in the wilds north of Mt. McKinley (ALA52, $14.95)

Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman: Travels with Sled Dogs in Canada's Frozen North

Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman: Travels with Sled Dogs in Canada's Frozen North


by Polly Evans

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Evans (Fried Eggs With Chopsticks) takes on Northern Canada and the Yukon Quest, a dog-sledding race more arduous than the Iditarod, in this entertaining travelogue. One in a series of her light-hearted travel adventures. (CND324, $14.00)

Winterdance, The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

Winterdance, The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod


by Gary Paulsen

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A man and his dogs against 1,150 miles of icy wilderness in the dead of winter. Paulsen, a novice, survived the 17-day journey with his sense of humor intact. (ALA58, $15.00)

Alaska

Alaska


by James Michener

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 1073 PAGES

Michener tackles the 49th state in this rousing epic tale of men and wildlife on the frontier. (ALA56, $17.00)

The Reader's Companion to Alaska

The Reader's Companion to Alaska


by Alan Ryan

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 395 PAGES

A volume of 28 eyewitness reports on the Alaskan wilderness over the last 100 years, including pieces by John Muir, Barry Lopez and Jon Krakauer. The long excerpts are presented geographically with separate sections on the Inside Passage, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Denali. (ALA53, $22.95)

Alaska Birds

Alaska Birds


by James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PLASTIC CARD
  • 12 PAGES

A handy, 12-panel fold-up card illustrating the most commonly encountered birds of Alaska. (ALA207, $6.95)

Alaska Wildlife

Alaska Wildlife


by Pocket Naturalist

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2000
  • PLASTIC CARD

This laminated card features color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered birds, mammals and reptiles of Alaska. (ALA123, $6.95)

Marine Mammals of Alaska

Marine Mammals of Alaska


by Kate Wynne

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2013
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 75 PAGES

Designed for use in the field, this indispensable guide features large color photographs, key information and detailed range maps for all the whales, seals and other marine creatures found near the shores of Alaska and Russia. Third edition. (ALA08, $25.00)

Wildflowers of Denali National Park

Wildflowers of Denali National Park


by Verna Pratt | Frank G. Pratt

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 166 PAGES

A compact guide to wildflowers of Denali, organized by color and featuring large color photographs along with handy checklists. With an overview of good spots within the park to appreciate plants. (ALA75, $16.95)

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