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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXALA257

Item EXALA257. Buy these 4 items as a set for $61 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

Coming into the Country

ALA04
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1991
438
0374522871
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
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 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

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

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

Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park Map

ALA110
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2016
2
1566950465
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, full-color map of Alaska's Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park with good topographic relief at a scale of 1:375,000.
$11.95

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

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, 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'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

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

ALA20
Pierre Berton
Carroll & Graff
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

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.
$16.00

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

Blonde Indian, An Alaska Native Memoir

ALA239
Ernestine Hayes
University of Arizona Press
2006
200
0816525374
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
Hayes's remarkable family saga weaves Tlingit oral history, the natural history of the region and poignant tales of growing up native in Juneau.
$16.95

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

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.
$18.00

White Sky, Black Ice

ALA164
Stan Jones
Soho Press
2003
264
1569473331
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this first rate murder mystery state trooper Nathan Active returns to Chukchi from Anchorage to confront a memorable cast of characters -- and figure out why two young men have killed themselves.
$9.99

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

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, 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

Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers

ALA40
Verna Pratt
1990
136
0962319201
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With 350 color illustrations, it's slim enough to slip into your pocket.
$15.95

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

Marine Mammals of Alaska

ALA08
Kate Wynne
Sea Grant
2013
75
1566121213
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
1
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

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2011
576
1426208286
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.
$27.95

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

More Books

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

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

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

Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival

ALA64
Velma Wallis
HarperCollins Publishers
2004
175
0060723521
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A retelling of a traditional Athabaskan legend by an Athabaskan woman born and raised in Fort Yukon. It's an inspiring tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe who must make their way alone through the Alaskan wild. Preteens and teenagers will especially enjoy it.
$13.99

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

Alaska's Bears

ALA74
Alaska Geographic
Alaska Geographic Society
1993
112
1566610141
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Outstanding color photographs fill out this magazine-style overview of Alaska's bears, which includes articles on a range of topics.
$14.95

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.
$6.99

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 Three Bears

ALA189
Shelley Gill, Shannon Cartwright (Illustrator)
Random House
2003
32
093400711X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This book, written for elementary school kids, teaches about bear ecology through the story of a black bear, a grizzly bear and a polar bear and their search for homes in the Alaskan wilderness.
$10.99

Alaska ABC Book

ALA190
Charlene Kreeger, Shannon Cartwright (Illustrator)
Random House
2003
32
0933914016
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Q is for Qiviut (an Arctic musk ox). Young children (ages 4 to 8) will love this introduction to Alaska in an illustrated ABC format.
$10.99

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

Big Alaska

ALA231
Debbie S. Miller, Jon Van Zyle (Illustrator)
Bloomsbury USA
2006
40
0802780695
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
With lush, double-page watercolor illustrations, this picture book swoops up youngsters on an eagle-eye journey from Admiralty Island to Glacier Bay, Kodiak, Katmai and Denali.
$17.95

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

Stampede for Gold, The Story of the Klondike Rush

CND289
Pierre Berton
Sterling Publishing Company
2007
176
1402751214
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The great Canadian historian Pierre Berton weaves the amazing--and amazingly brutal--story of the Yukon Gold Rush of 1896-1899, where thousands, including Berton's own parents, took to the showy mountains of northern Canada in search of fortune.
$6.95

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

The Hunted, A Mystery in Glacier National Park

ALA252
Gloria Skurzynski
2007
160
1426300956
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The fifth installment from the popular series follows the Landon family’s attempts to uncover the mysterious disappearance of grizzly cubs in Glacier National Park.
$4.99

Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers, Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs

ALA253
Gary Paulsen
Voyageur Press
2007
80
0152061037
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Iditarod racer and Newberry Honor-winning children's book author Gary Paulsen reflects on his loving friendship with his lead dog Cookie and her litter of pups.
$5.95

The Little Fox, An Alaska Adventure

ALA256
Ram Papish
University of Alaska Press
2007
48
1889963879
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Papish draws on his work as a seabird biologist for this gorgeously illustrated account of the adventures of a young arctic fox among the fur seals, puffins, auks and other birds of the Pribilof islands.
$15.95

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

Humpback Whales

ALA262
Dianne M. MacMillan
Lerner Publishing Group
2003
48
1575053470
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated introduction to the behavior of the humpback whales.
$27.99

Julie's Wolf Pack

ALA310
Jean Craighead George
HarperCollins
1999
208
0064407217
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This third book in Craighead George's trilogy geared for ages 12-14 continues the tale of adventure on the Alaskan tundra from the point of view of the wolf pack -- the leader Kapu, interloper Ice Blink and Sweet Fur Amy.
$6.99

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

Julie

ALA313
Jean Craighead George
HarperTrophy
1996
128
0064405737
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this thrilling sequel to George's Newbery Medal-winning novel, Julie returns to her father's village on Alaska's north slope, where snow mobiles have replaced sled dogs, musk oxen have been introduced -- and the wolves are in danger.
$6.99