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Glacier Bay National Park, A Backcountry Guide to the Glaciers and Beyond

Glacier Bay National Park, A Backcountry Guide to the Glaciers and Beyond

by Jim DuFresne

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 152 PAGES

A slim guide to Glacier Bay for the adventurous traveler, with an abundance of good general information about geology, history and wildlife. It includes descriptions of major kayaking and hiking routes. (ALA127, $10.95)

Travels in Alaska

Travels in Alaska

by John Muir

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 248 PAGES

The centerpiece of this beloved classic is Muir's wide-eyed account of the discovery of Glacier Bay. (ALA16, $15.00)

Marine Mammals of Alaska

Marine Mammals of Alaska

by Kate Wynne

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

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)

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve Map

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve Map

by Trails Illustrated

  • MAP

This folded, full-color map covers Glacier Bay and the surrounding area (1:94,000), including Chichagof Island and the Alexander Archipelago. (ALA112, $11.95)

 
Alaska Explorer Map

Alaska Explorer Map


by Ocean Explorer Maps

  • 2002
  • MAP

An informative, well-illustrated map of Alaska and Russia's Chukotka Peninsula at a scale of 1:3,800,000, geared to cruise and expedition travelers in the region. (ALA153, $11.95)

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)

Alaska's Southeast, Touring the Inside Passage

Alaska's Southeast, Touring the Inside Passage


by Mike Miller

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 295 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

Our best-selling book on Alaska, this practical guide includes not just information on where to go and what to do in the region (with terrific town maps) but also a good overview of the area's natural history, culture and geography. (ALA23, $17.95)

Insight Guide Alaska

Insight Guide Alaska


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

With hundreds of photos and maps, this guide features concise essays by well-regarded authors on nature, history, peoples and culture. (ALA42, $24.99)

The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking

The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking


by Derek C. Hutchinson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

A brief guide to the fundamentals of sea kayaking by a leading authority -- a useful introduction for the beginner and a review for experienced paddlers. With 50 color illustrations. (OCE54, $12.95)

The Complete Whitewater Rafter

The Complete Whitewater Rafter


by Jeff Bennett

  • REFERENCE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 196 PAGES

A popular, practical guide to whitewater rafting, with information on preparing for your trip, choosing equipment, safety and rescue, the history of rafting, as well as introductions to water currents and rapid classifications. (OCE59, $17.95)

Coming into the Country

Coming into the Country


by John McPhee

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 438 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER
  • 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)

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)

Best Tales Yukon

Best Tales Yukon


by Robert Service

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

Service vividly chronicles the Klondike gold rush and the colorful characters of the Yukon Territory in these poems, chosen from The Spell of the Yukon and Ballads of a Cheechako. (ALA285, $13.95)

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)

A Republic of Rivers, Three Centuries of Nature Writing from Alaska and the Yukon

A Republic of Rivers, Three Centuries of Nature Writing from Alaska and the Yukon


by John A. Murray

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 325 PAGES

A comprehensive anthology of nature writing on Alaska and the Yukon. (ALA91, $34.99)

Geology of Southeast Alaska: Rock and Ice in Motion

Geology of Southeast Alaska: Rock and Ice in Motion


by Harold Hilton Stowell

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 140 PAGES

An illustrated guide to the geography, glaciers and geological formation of coastal Alaska from Ketchikan to Skagway with detailed geological maps and color photographs throughout. (ALA220, $19.95)

Glacier Ice

Glacier Ice


by Austin Post | Edward R. LaChapelle

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 145 PAGES

A classic book of extraordinary black-and-white aerial photographs of mountains and glaciers by two devoted men of ice. Ed LaChapelle's text is paired with Austin Post's stunning aerial photographs of glaciers from Alaska and Chile to Switzerland and the Himalayas. (SCI07, $35.00)

Into Brown Bear Country

Into Brown Bear Country


by Will Troyer

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 200 PAGES

Filled with up-close photographs, this is an excellent introduction to the brown bears of Kodiak and Katmai, mixing natural history with the author's own experiences studying and photographing bears for nearly 50 years. (ALA222, $24.95)

Marine Mammals of the Eastern North Pacific

Marine Mammals of the Eastern North Pacific


by Sea Grant Alaska | Pieter Folkens

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PLASTIC CARD

This multi-panel waterproof card illustrates the region's 50 species of whales, dolphins, sea otters and seals. Includes full-color panels with typical behaviors, whalewatching guidelines and identification tips. (ALA143, $10.00)

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)

Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers

Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers


by Verna Pratt

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 136 PAGES

With 350 color illustrations, it's slim enough to slip into your pocket. (ALA40, $15.95)

Northwest Field Guide, Inside Passage to Glacier Bay

Northwest Field Guide, Inside Passage to Glacier Bay


by Rainforest Publications

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • PLASTIC CARD

This seven-panel, folded and laminated card is an easy-to-carry identification guide to fish, marine and land mammals, sea and shore birds. (PNW211, $6.95)

Scats and Tracks of Alaska

Scats and Tracks of Alaska


by James C. Halfpenny

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 146 PAGES

A pocket identification guide to 69 common species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, each with detailed black-and-white illustrations by Todd Telander. (ALA345, $9.95)

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America


by David Sibley

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 474 PAGES

A compact, geographically specific version of the Sibley Guide with all new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird. (USW418, $19.95)

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises


by Mark Carwardine

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species. (FG02, $22.00)

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