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Alaska: Call of the Wild

Reading and Travel Guide
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-EXALA241

Buy these 5 items as a set for $90 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iditarod, The Great Race to Nome

ALA185
Jeff Schultz, Bill Sherwonit
Sasquatch Books
2002
133
1570612919
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Iditarod and dog races in Alaska, featuring both color and archival illustrations.
$23.95

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

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

CND324
Polly Evans
Bantam Doubleday
2009
304
0385341113
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.00

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

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

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 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

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

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Moon Spotlight Denali National Park

ALA383
Don Pitcher
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
55
1612389848
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Denali National Park and the surrounding area.
$6.99

For Kids

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

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

Dogsong

ARC161
Gary Paulsen
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
162
1416939628
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this absorbing tale for middle-schoolers, a 14-year-old boy takes a 1,400 mile journey by dog sled across ice, tundra and mountains in search of his Inuit roots.
$7.99

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

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

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