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ALASKA. Buy these 5 items as a set for $99 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Coming into the Country

ALA04
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1991
438
0374522871
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
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.
$18.00

Alaska, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

ALA119
Les Beletsky, Dennis Paulson
Interlink Publishing Group
2006
456
1566566525
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A guide to the most commonly encountered birds, mammals, fish, amphibians and marine invertebrates of Alaska featuring 320 handsome color illustrations and descriptive information on each species.
$27.95

Marine Mammals of Alaska

ALA08
Kate Wynne
Sea Grant
2013
75
1566121213
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.00

Insight Guide Alaska

ALA42
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
384
1780059248
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With hundreds of photos and maps, this guide features concise essays by well-regarded authors on nature, history, peoples and culture.
$24.99

Alaska Explorer Map

ALA153
Ocean Explorer Maps
Ocean Explorer Maps
2002
1
0953861856
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.95

Alaska Travel Reference Map

ALA31
ITMB
ITMB
2016
2
177129003X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of Alaska on two sides at a scale of 1:1,500,000.
$12.95

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve Map

ALA112
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
1999
2
1566950546
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This folded, full-color map covers Glacier Bay and the surrounding area (1:94,000), including Chichagof Island and the Alexander Archipelago.
$11.95

Alaska By Cruise Ship

ALA125
Anne Vipond
Ocean Cruise Guides
2014
352
1927747031
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide to ports of call, excursions and sightseeing from Seattle to Anchorage. With a short overview of the culture, nature and history of Alaska, a full-color pull-out map and excellent town maps.
$21.95

Northern Lights, A Practical Travel Guide

ARC350
Polly Evans
Bradt Publications
2015
48
1784770299
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With helpful advice on viewing the Northern Lights in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and Alaska, this Bradt guide has essential information on forecasts, the science behind the lights, photography and how to dress.
$8.99

Alaska's History, The People, Land and Events of the North Country

ALA35
Harry Ritter
Alaska Northwest Books
1993
144
0882404326
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively pocket history from settlement and discovery to the gold rush and present.
$12.95

Make Prayers to the Raven, A Koyukon View of the Northern Forest

ALA59
Richard Nelson
University of Chicago Press
1986
292
0226571637
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Weaving his travels with history, ethnography and nature, Nelson writes movingly of the traditional ways of life of Alaska's Koyukon, the Athabaskan people living in northern Alaska.
$31.00

Native Cultures in Alaska

ALA292
Tricia Brown
Alaska Northwest Books
2009
144
0882407562
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This brief portrait of Alaska's diverse indigenous populations, published by the Alaska Geographic Society, includes 90 color photographs.
$18.95

Swallowed by the Great Land, And Other Dispatches from Alaska's Frontier

ALA413
Seth Kantner
Mountaineers
2015
203
159485968X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This short collection of stories by bestselling author Seth Kantner (Ordinary Wolves, ALA286) brings Arctic Alaska to life. A dramatic look at one of the most remote, otherworldly places of America.
$15.95

The Alaska Native Reader: History, Culture, Politics

ALA304
Maria Shaa Williams
Duke
2009
242
0822344807
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This multifaceted anthology allows native Alaskans to speak for themselves. Composed of essays, poems, lyrical accounts of first contacts with Russian explorers, songs, maps and visual art, the sourcebook is a brilliant survey of the culture and history of the indigenous groups of the region.
$28.95

The Klondike Fever, The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush

ALA20
Pierre Berton
Hachette
2003
457
0786713178
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
First published in 1958, the classic history of the Yukon and Alaska gold rush by the great Canadian historian Pierre Berton. A master storyteller, Berton captures the spirit of the rowdy days of old in loving detail.
$19.99

The Northern Lights, Celestial Performances of the Aurora Borealis

ARC342
Calvin Hall (Photographer), Daryl Pederson (Photographer)
Sasquatch Books
2015
128
1632170019
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Shot in Alaska, one of the best places to watch the northern lights, these images capture the natural phenomenon in all its splendor and majesty. Hall and Pederson’s 160 photographs were taken with ultra-HD cameras during a period of unusually high solar activity.
$19.95

Travels in Alaska

ALA16
John Muir
Modern Library
2002
248
0375760490
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The centerpiece of this beloved classic is Muir's wide-eyed account of the discovery of Glacier Bay.
$17.00

Two in the Far North

ALA57
Margaret Murie, Olaus Murie
Alaska Northwest Books
2003
369
088240489X
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
Murie's field biologist husband supplies not only fodder for the stories but also the illustrations for this tale of life on the Alaskan frontier.
$18.99

Where the Sea Breaks Its Back

ALA07
Corey Ford
Alaska Northwest Books
2003
220
088240394X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Ford paints a vivid portrait of Georg Steller and his first encounters with the wildlife of Kamchatka, the Bering Sea and Alaska in this gripping tale of discovery and hardship on Bering's Great Nordic Expedition of 1741.
$17.99

Alaskan Travels, Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure

ALA364
Edward Hoagland
Skyhorse Publishing
2013
208
1611455030
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
From the Arctic Ocean to the Kenai Peninsula, backstreet bars of Anchorage and a 500-mile adventure on the Yukon, Edward Hoagland traveled the "real" Alaska on a grand journey some 30 years ago.
$14.95

Bering, The Russian Discovery of America

SIB33
Orcutt Frost
Yale University Press
2014
354
0300100590
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The first modern biography of the great explorer and an excellent account of still little-known regions of Kamchatka and the Russian Far East. The author draws on new evidence to reinvigorate the life and adventures of the seafaring Dane.
$34.00

Fifty Miles from Tomorrow, A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People

ALA333
William L. Hensley
Picador USA
2010
256
0312429363
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Hensley writes across the arc of his remarkable life from growing up as a young man north of the Arctic Circle on the shores of Kotzebue Sound to his work on the landmark Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to his time in the Alaska senate.
$18.00

Into the Wild

ALA52
Jon Krakauer
Doubleday
1997
224
0385486804
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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
$15.00

Winterdance, The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

ALA58
Gary Paulsen
Harcourt Books
1995
256
0156001454
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

A Deeper Sleep, A Kate Shugak Novel

ALA265
Dana Stabenow
St. Martin's Press
2008
319
0312937547
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A shocking tale about a man who gets away with murder -- or does he? Anchorage P.I. Kate Shugak is on the trail of an acquitted murderer who she believes to be guilty in this thrilling mystery.
$7.99

Alaska

ALA56
James Michener
Random House
2002
1073
037576142X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Michener tackles the 49th state in this rousing epic tale of men and wildlife on the frontier.
$20.00

Ordinary Wolves

ALA286
Seth Kantner
Milkweed Editions
2015
344
1571311211
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Raised on the Kobuk River in northwest Alaska, a beautiful, wild place, rich in resources, Kantner draws on his childhood in this novel of coming-of-age of a white boy from Chicago adapting to Alaskan ways.
$17.00

Rock, Water, Wild: An Alaskan Life

ALA360
Nancy Lord
Bison Books
2012
231
0803240007
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A former Alaska Writer Laureate, Lord muses on the wildlife and landscapes, the cultures and communities that make up the vast northern state in this atmospheric paean to her adopted homeland.
$18.95

The Reader's Companion to Alaska

ALA53
Alan Ryan
Lightning Source
1997
395
0156003686
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.95

Alaska Range, Exploring the Last Great Wild

ALA397
Carl Battreall
Mountaineers
2016
170
1594859663
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Setting a rich context for the mountainous wilderness of Alaska, this collection of photographs and essays contains work by Alaskan writers and adventurers who touch upon geology, exploration, botany and history.
$29.95

Alaska Wildlife, Through the Seasons

ALA388
Tom Walker
Mountaineers
2015
128
1594859825
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Photographer, wilderness guide and log-home builder Tom Walker depicts the best of Alaskan wildlife, from the common ground squirrel to wolverines, bald eagles, Dall sheep and grizzlies, in this collection of portraits. His beautiful photos are complemented by insightful captions.
$16.95

Salmon in the Trees, Life in Alaska's Tongass Rain Forest

ALA320
Amy Gulick
Mountaineers
2010
176
1594850917
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Wildlife photographer Gulick documents bears, wolves, whales and other creatures of the coastal Tongass and islands of Alaska.
$29.95

The Great Alaska Nature Factbook

ALA28
Susan Ewing
Alaska Northwest Books
2011
224
0882408380
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Perfect for Alaska-bound families, this new edition of Ewing's pocket encyclopedia gathers facts and figures on the 49th state's natural history, with short illustrated essays on everything from murrelets to volcanoes, bears and salmon.
$14.95

Treasures of Alaska, Last Great American Wilderness

ALA170
Michael Melford (Photographer), Jeff Rennicke
National Geographic
2010
200
0792264703
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A beautifully illustrated, magazine-style portrait of the Alaskan wilds in the National Geographic Destinations series.
$15.00

Where Water Is Gold

ALA389
Carl Johnson (Photographer)
Mountaineers
2016
176
1594857733
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this coffee-table compendium, Johnson's photographs bring to light the struggle between developers and ecologists in southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay. An impassioned call for conservation.
$24.95

Alaska Birds

ALA207
James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583551220
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, 12-panel fold-up card illustrating the most commonly encountered birds of Alaska.
$7.95

Alaska Wildlife

ALA123
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2000
1583551069
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This laminated card features color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered birds, mammals and reptiles of Alaska.
$7.95

Guide to the Birds of Alaska

ALA09
Robert Armstrong
Alaska Northwest Books
2015
368
1941821421
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handsome photographic introduction to Alaska's birds, illustrating all 443 species.
$29.99

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$29.99

Scats and Tracks of Alaska

ALA345
James C. Halfpenny
Falcon Press
2007
146
0762742305
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A pocket identification guide to 69 common species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, each with detailed black-and-white illustrations by Todd Telander.
$9.95

The Nature of Alaska

ALA137
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2006
176
1583552995
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This clearly presented field guide to mammals, birds, seashore life, fish, trees, shrubs and wildflowers features 300 color illustrations.
$16.95

Wild Alaska

ALA392
National Geographic
National Geographic Video
2013
1426296959
DVD
Film
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
National Geographic takes viewers along Alaska's rugged coasts focusing on its wildlife, and how wild creatures survive the harsh winter. Runtime: 45 minutes.
$24.95

For Kids

Call of the Wild, White Fang, and To Build a Fire

ARC10
Jack London
Modern Library
1993
416
037575251X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The best of London's timeless tales of adventure in Alaska, rich in details of history and geography, flora and fauna -- and dogs.
$7.95

Alaska Almanac

ALA21
Alaska Northwest
Alaska Northwest Books
2013
252
0882409379
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
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.
$36.99

Whale (Eyewitness Books)

BST10
Frank Greenaway
DK Publishing
2004
72
0756607396
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
With 900 detailed illustrations, this slim book is a highly visual guide to cetaceans that will appeal to kids ages 9 to 12.
$16.99

Eyewitness Bird

BRD04
David Burnie
DK Publishing
2008
64
0756637686
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An introduction to birds, their evolution, biology and behavior, in the graphic Eyewitness style with hundreds of color photographs and drawings of feathers, wings, nests, eggs (and surprisingly few birds!).
$16.99

Children of the Midnight Sun, Young Native Voices of Alaska

ALA68
Tricia Brown
Alaska Northwest Books
2007
48
0882406175
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A profile of eight children from diverse backgrounds, this book features vivid color photography and great information on daily life, customs and background of the Tlingit, Haida, Aleut and other cultures throughout Alaska. Aimed at children ages 9-12, it nicely balances modern challenges and traditional ways.
$9.99

Kavik the Wolf Dog

ALA99
Walt Morey, Peter Parnall
Puffin
1997
192
0140384235
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A reprint of a classic children's novel about the wolf-dog Kavik and the boy who saves him in the Alaskan wilderness. Kavik, who has been reared as a champion sled-dog, is taken away from the boy and must make a perilous journey back to his home in Washington. Written for preteens.
$6.99

A Child's Alaska

ALA100
Claire Rudolph Murphy, Charles Mason (Photographer)
Alaska Northwest Books
2012
48
0882408593
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Murphy captures the changing seasons and challenges of daily life in this captivating photographic portrait of modern Alaska -- its wildlife, culture and especially its people -- geared for elementary school kids.
$10.95

Frozen Stiff

ALA103
Sherry Shahan
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1999
150
0440413737
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A story of adventure set in the Alaskan wilderness. Two young kayakers set out for what they figure will be a harmless day on the fjords, when an unexpected twist of events sends them into a struggle for survival. Perfect for preteens.
$7.99

Kiana's Iditarod

ALA104
Shelley Gill, Shannon Cartwright (Illustrator)
Sasquatch Books
2008
64
1570615896
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$10.99

Tisha, The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness

ALA133
Robert Specht
Bantam Doubleday
2003
342
0553265962
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The story of Anne Hobbs, who went to Alaska to teach and became a crusader on behalf of Alaska's native peoples.
$7.99

Julie of the Wolves

ALA144
Jean Craighead George
HarperCollins
1972
170
0064400581
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The classic tale of a young Eskimo girl who chooses to run with the wolves rather than submit to a cruel husband. This young adult novel whipped up some controversy on publication in 1972, due to brief but violent sexual content, and we would caution parents that it's most appropriate for teens and sophisticated pre-teens.
$6.99

Touching Spirit Bear

PNW127
Ben Mikaelsen
HarperCollins
2002
241
038080560X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This young adult novel follows Cole, an abused and abusive teen, who chooses banishment to an Alaskan island over incarceration. But for Cole to reform, it takes an encounter with the white Spirit Bear of First Nation legends.
$7.99

Alaska's 12 Days of Summer

ALA191
Pat Chamberlain-Calamar, Shannon Cartwright (Illustrator)
Sasquatch Books
2003
32
1570613419
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A lighthearted tribute to the wildlife of Alaska for youngsters, presented in illustrations and song lyrics set to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas."
$10.99

Alaskan Wildlife Coloring Book

ALA235
Jan Sovak
Dover Publications
2006
32
0486452212
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Whales, grizzlies and wolves invite the creative coloring touch of young travelers.
$3.99

Buried Alive, A Mystery in Denali National Park

ALA251
Gloria Skurzynski
2008
92
1426302525
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The Landons are in Alaska's Denali National Park and are joined by 13-year-old Nicky Milano. Jack, Ashley and Nicky accept a dogsled ride from a man in a Park Service uniform -- which leads to trouble.
$4.99

Wild Man Island

ALA261
Will Hobbs
HarperCollins
2003
192
0380733102
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A 14-year-old boy is stranded on a remote Alaskan island inhabited by a mysterious wild man in this exciting adventure for pre-teens.
$5.99

Face to Face With Grizzlies

BST120
Joel Sartore
2008
32
1426304749
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Ever been face-to-face with a grizzly bear? Joel Sartore has -- and he lived to tell this and other great tales in his engaging, illustrated introduction for young readers to the natural history of the grizzly.
$6.95

Water Sky

ALA311
Jean Craighead George
HarperCollins
1989
224
0064402029
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The part-Eskimo, 13-year-old New Englander Lincoln goes to Barrow, Alaska to live with friends of his father in this contemporary tale of the importance of whaling to the Eskimo culture.
$6.99

Stickeen

ALA334
John Muir
Heyday Books
1990
96
0930588487
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Muir's exhilarating tale of crossing Brady Glacier in Alaska during a storm with his dog; a classic.
$9.00

Blessing's Bead

ALA344
Debby Dahl Edwardson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2009
178
0374308055
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This beautiful debut novel for children explores the multigenerational history of a family of Iupiaq Eskimos in Alaska's far north, set in 1917, during an influenza epidemic, and in 1986.
$25.00

Alaska's Dog Heroes, True Stories of Remarkable Canines

ALA376
Shelley Gill
Sasquatch Books
2014
32
1570619093
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Written for kids, this book introduces 19 heroic Alaskan dogs. From heroic Balto to lesser-known canines like Stickeen and King David, the dogs' tales are a good read and a fine introduction to Alaska.
$10.99

Grizzly Bears of Alaska, Explore the Wild World of Bears

ALA377
Debbie S. Miller
Aa Balkema
2014
32
1570619328
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This children’s picture book describes everything "bear." From bear cubs and habitats to the ritual of hibernation, it is a great kid’s introduction to Alaska and 30,000 of its most interesting residents.
$10.99

Edge of Nowhere

ALA382
Smelcer, John
Consortium
2014
194
193524857X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Sixteen-year-old Seth is washed off his father’s commercial fishing boat and lands in the surrounding wilderness of Prince William Sound, where he must rely on his resourcefulness and the survival skills he gleaned from his father in order to get home. A great look at Alaskan history and geography.
$9.99

Stories of the Aurora

ARC346
Joan Marie Galat
Whitecap Books
2015
68
1770502106
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Written for ages 9-12, this one-of-a-kind book introduces the many European and native tales about the Northern Lights that have survived the ages, with essential facts about the phenomenon.
$16.95

Arctic White

ARC349
Lee White (Illustrator), Danna Smith
Henry Holt and Company
2016
32
1627791043
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Colorful and fun, this ethereal picture book follows the perspective of a young girl who lives in the Arctic and sees only white, until a walk with her grandfather reveals the majestic purples, blues and greens of the Northern Lights. For ages 4 to 8.
$17.99

Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush

ALA414
Peter Lourie
Henry Holt and Company
2017
208
0805097570
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Jack London takes a 500-mile journey to the Klondike, in search of gold, in this novel written for ages 8 to 12. He returns with something else very precious: source material for his famous novels White Fang and The Call of the Wild. A dramatic tale, supplemented with archival photos.
$18.99

Lily's Mountain

ALA415
Hannah Moderow
Houghton Mifflin Company
2017
192
0544978005
HARD COVER
Literature
11/14/2017
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Set on the icy slopes of Denali, this book for middle readers is geared for ages 10 to 12. When Lily’s father disappears on a climb, everyone believes that he’s perished -- another casualty of North America’s highest mountain! In her heart, she can’t believe it; she embarks on a daring rescue mission.
$16.99

More Books

Alaska and Canada's Inside Passage

ALA12
Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
2015
4
0961143800
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This accordion map-guide folds into a booklet, at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$19.95

The Island Within

ALA17
Richard Nelson
Vintage Books
1991
284
067973239X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A beautifully written tribute to the Pacific Northwest. Drawn from the author's journals, this is an account of the natural and cultural history of an island in the waters of Haida Strait, with emphasis on the relationship between people and the land.
$17.00

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska

PNW02
Andy MacKinnon, Jim Pojar
Lone Pine Press
2004
528
1551055309
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A terrific handbook to nearly 800 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska.
$24.95

Alaska's Southeast, Touring the Inside Passage

ALA23
Mike Miller
Globe Pequot Press
2008
295
0762745355
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

Roadside Geology, Alaska

ALA46
Cathy O'Connor, Daniel O'Haire
Mountain Press Publishing Company
2014
328
0878426191
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The geologic history of Alaska as imagined through a car window. Second edition.
$26.00

Alaska, Reflections on Land and Spirit

ALA48
Robert Hedin, Gary Holthaus
University of Arizona Press
1994
322
0816514429
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This rich anthology features selections by John Muir, John McPhee, Barry Lopez, and others on life in Alaska over the last 100 years.
$22.95

Canada West Map

ALA55
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2013
2
3831772150
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed road map of Canada from Edmonton through the Alaskan border, printed at a scale of 1:1,900,000. Fifth edition.
$14.95

Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance

BST21
Stephen Herrero
Lyons Press
2002
296
158574557X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Despite its frightening title, this book is a helpful introduction to the natural history and behavior of the bear by a long-term researcher in the field. With useful tips on "avoidance."
$16.95

Prince William Sound, West Map

ALA85
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2008
2
1566950171
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A topographic map of Prince William Sound (including Chugach National Park) at a scale of 1:105,600.
$11.95

Denali National Park and Preserve Map

ALA88
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2007
2
0925873691
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable, fold-up topographic map of Denali and surroundings at a scale of 1:225,000.
$11.95

Moon Handbook Alaska

ALA90
Deke Castleman, Don Pitcher
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
450
1631214969
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
From whitewater rafting to hiking, this comprehensive guidebook is an excellent overview of the places, culture and nature of Alaska and the Yukon.
$21.99

Passage to Juneau

ALA94
Jonathan Raban
Vintage Books
2000
435
0679776141
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this thoughtful account of the sea and its meaning, Raban weaves the tale of the original voyage of discovery to Vancouver with his own adventures on a solo journey aboard a 35-foot ketch along the Inside Passage.
$17.95

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

ALA127
Jim DuFresne
Mountaineers
1987
152
0898861322
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$10.95

The Northern Lights, The True Story of the Man Who Unlocked the Secrets of the Aurora Borealis

ARC104
Lucy Jago
Vintage Books
2002
320
0375708820
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
The compelling story of Kristian Birkeland, the turn-of-the-century Norwegian scientist who devoted his career to understanding the aurora borealis, this book also covers the science, history, myth and romance of the phenomenon.
$16.95

Marine Mammals of the Eastern North Pacific

ALA143
Sea Grant Alaska, Pieter Folkens (Illustrator)
Sea Grant
2013
1892710005
PLASTIC CARD
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$10.00

Anchorage & Fairbanks Map

ALA156
Rand McNally Maps
Rand McNally
2017
2
0528016741
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A street map of Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau scaled at 1:36,500.
$6.99

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

USW418
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
512
0307957926
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

The Cruelest Miles, The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic

ALA173
Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
320
0393325709
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The gripping tale of the 1925 serum run from Seward to Nome, a tribute to the spirit and gumption of the dog drivers and sled dogs of Alaska. The authors bring the individual men, their dog teams and the conditions of early 20th-century backcountry Alaska to life in vivid detail.
$16.95

Alaska, Saga of a Bold Land

ALA187
Walter R. Borneman
HarperCollins Publishers
2004
608
0060503076
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.99

Alaska, Tales of Adventure from the Last Frontier

ALA188
Spike Walker (Editor)
Griffin Publishing
2002
288
0312275625
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This diverse anthology of 31 tales, classic and modern, includes Jack London's famous story of the Yukon, How To Build a Fire, and Gary Paulsen's account of racing the Iditarod.
$21.99

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land

ALA201
Subhankar Banerjee, Jimmy Carter (Introduction)
Mountaineers
2003
176
0898864380
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This photographic tribute to the Alaskan Arctic is also an appeal for its preservation.
$29.95

Kenai Peninsula Map

ALA208
Great Pacific Map Company
MapLink
2011
2
0938011278
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful regional map and guide of the Kenai Peninsula, including Homer, Seward, Kenai Fjords and Kenai National Park at a scale of 1:475,000.
$6.95

Woodsong

ALA209
Gary Paulsen
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
144
1416939393
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A celebration of Paulsen's love of dog sledding and sled dogs, divided into a series of anecdotes followed by a day-by-day account of racing the Iditarod.
$7.99

National Geographic Alaska

ALA228
Robert S. Devine, Michael Melford (Photographer)
National Geographic
2013
272
1426211627
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guidebook by National Geographic with the usual visual attention to maps and color photography. Includes an excellent overview of history, nature, culture and attractions.
$22.95

Falcon Guide, Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures

ALA236
Dean Littlepage
Falcon Press
2017
480
1493025597
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical and comprehensive guide to 100 trails and hiking locations throughout the state. Includes information on food, gear and safety tips, as well as dozens of black-and-white maps and photographs.
$24.95

Northwest Field Guide

PNW211
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2005
1888538996
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This seven-panel, folded and laminated card is an easy-to-carry identification guide to fish, marine and land mammals, sea and shore birds.
$8.50

Collected Poems of Robert Service

ALA284
Robert Service
Penguin Putnam
1989
756
0399150153
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This omnibus edition includes Spell of the Yukon, Rhymes of a Red Cross Man and other celebrated poems, covering the master's career until 1940.
$35.00

The Floor of Heaven, A True Tale of the American West and the Yukon Gold Rush

ALA341
Howard Blum
Crown
2012
432
0307461734
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Through the eyes of a trio of fascinating historical characters -- a Pinkerton detective, a confidence man and a prospector-turned-tycoon -- the Edgar Award-winning Howard Blum explores the dreams that drove men to the Alaskan Frontier, the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush. A tale almost too good to be true.
$16.00

The Eskimo and the Oil Man

ALA369
Bob Reiss
Grand Central Publishing
2012
305
1455525243
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This book documents the struggle between cheap gas and pristine wilderness that is tearing apart many American communities through the story of an Eskimo mayor and a Shell executive in Alaska.
$27.99

Frommer's EasyGuide to Alaskan Cruises and Ports of Call

ALA370
Frommer's
Frommer's
2014
256
1628870966
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
EasyGuides are full of practical, easy to absorb information and emphasize authentic experiences. This lightweight guide highlights important attractions with expert advice on accommodations and meals.
$12.95

Fodor's Complete Alaska Cruises

ALA371
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
368
1101879661
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series, saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights and dining.
$19.99

That Fiend in Hell, Soapy Smith in Legend

ALA374
Catherine Holder Spude
University of Oklahoma Press
2012
276
0806142804
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on new research, Alaskan historian Catherine Holder Spude exposes the myths and legends surrounding Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith (1860-98), the infamous thief and gambler of the Klondike gold rush in Skagway, crowned "The Robin Hood of Alaska."
$29.95

Alaska Bear Tales

ALA375
Larry Kaniut
Alaska Northwest Books
1983
317
0882402323
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Presumably the stories of those who didn't buy and read Backcountry Bear Basics (BST195). These vivid tales are a reminder for the wilderness traveler: you can't be too safe out there!
$18.99

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

ALA378
Andy Hall
Dutton Inc.
2015
368
0142181951
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on interviews, lost documents and radio recordings, this gripping chronicle follows the 1967 climbing expedition that saw 12 men ascend Denali and only five return.
$16.00

Rhythm of the Wild, A Life Inspired by Alaska's Denali National Park

ALA385
Kim Heacox
Lyons Press
2015
256
1493003895
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Part memoir, part impassioned call for more conservation efforts, this companion to Heacox’s The Only Kayak (ALA230) explores his inspired connection with Denali National Park.
$25.95

Jimmy Bluefeather

ALA390
Kim Heacox
Alaska Northwest Books
2016
264
1943328714
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Still in love with Alaska and Arctic chill, Kim Heacox penned this novel in which near-centenarian canoe carver Keb Wisting takes his grandson on a final journey into the wild.
$16.99

Moon Anchorage, Denali and the Kenai Peninsula

ALA391
Don Pitcher
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
348
1631212761
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Denali and the Kenai, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history. With full-color maps and photos throughout.
$19.99

A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes, From Alaska to California

USW815
Larry G. Allen, Luiz A. Rocha, Valerie A. Kells
Johns Hopkins University Press
2016
376
1421418320
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Capturing the stunning variety of fish common to the coastlines of the western USA and Canada, this illustrated, scientific field guide profiles 700 species with over 950 illustrations. Descriptions detail range, distribution and taxonomy.
$25.00

Gold Rush Women

ALA393
Claire Rudolf Murphy
Aa Balkema
2012
127
096275305X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
With plenty of riveting tales, this collection of biographies profiles the miners, madams, merchants and more who headed northward during the Gold Rush.
$16.95

Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild

ALA396
James Campbell
Crown
2017
384
0307461254
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Campbell and his 15-year-old daughter visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in this tender tribute to Alaskan wilderness and the relationship between a father and his daughter.
$16.00

Dominion of Bears, Living With Wildlife in Alaska

ALA398
Sherry Simpson
University Press of Kansas
2013
436
0700619356
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Simpson's collection of compelling essays on Alaskan bears (black, brown and polar bears) is lyrical, captivating and far-reaching.
$34.95