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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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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

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

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

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

Kenai Fjords Map

ALA314
Trails Illustrated
Trails Illustrated
1997
2
1566953855
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
1
A durable, folded, topographic recreation map at a scale of 1:106,000, published in association with the National Geographic Society.
$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

The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking

OCE54
Derek C. Hutchinson
Globe Pequot Press
2007
96
0762742836
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$12.95

In the Shadow of Denali

ALA308
Jonathan Waterman
Lyons Press
2009
208
1599217945
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A mountaineering classic, Waterman's exhilarating account of doomed expeditions, solo ascents, the great Brad Washburn and many others documents the extraordinary power of North America's highest mountain.
$16.95

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

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

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

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

Denali: A Literary Anthology

ALA290
Bill Sherwonit
Mountaineers
2000
272
089886710X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A wonderful collection of 23 stories on the Denali Park area organized thematically: native history, early explorations, mountaineering, natural history and modern adventure.
$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

Grizzlies of Mount McKinley

ALA194
Adolphe Murie
University of Washington Press
1996
272
0295962046
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Murie's classic natural history, originally published in the 1940s, is still a marvelous, beautifully written portrait of the grizzly.
$23.00

The Wolves of Denali

ALA301
L. David Mech
University of Minnesota Press
2003
227
0816629595
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this illustrated monograph, Mech describes his work following 30 wolves over the past nine years.
$27.50

The Wolves of Mount McKinley

ALA195
Adolphe Murie
University of Washington Press
1985
238
0295962038
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The companion book to Murie's classic account of the grizzly, drawn from decades of field work in the park and still an excellent introduction to the ecology of Denali.
$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

Denali Wildlife: An Introduction to the Wildlife of Denali National Park & Denali State Park

ALA319
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2001
1583551557
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of 100 common species.
$7.95

Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers

ALA40
Verna Pratt
1990
136
0962319201
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
With 350 color illustrations, it's slim enough to slip into your pocket.
$15.95

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

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

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 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

The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking

OCE54
Derek C. Hutchinson
Globe Pequot Press
2007
96
0762742836
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$12.95

In the Shadow of Denali

ALA308
Jonathan Waterman
Lyons Press
2009
208
1599217945
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A mountaineering classic, Waterman's exhilarating account of doomed expeditions, solo ascents, the great Brad Washburn and many others documents the extraordinary power of North America's highest mountain.
$16.95

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

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

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

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

Denali: A Literary Anthology

ALA290
Bill Sherwonit
Mountaineers
2000
272
089886710X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A wonderful collection of 23 stories on the Denali Park area organized thematically: native history, early explorations, mountaineering, natural history and modern adventure.
$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

Grizzlies of Mount McKinley

ALA194
Adolphe Murie
University of Washington Press
1996
272
0295962046
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Murie's classic natural history, originally published in the 1940s, is still a marvelous, beautifully written portrait of the grizzly.
$23.00

The Wolves of Denali

ALA301
L. David Mech
University of Minnesota Press
2003
227
0816629595
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this illustrated monograph, Mech describes his work following 30 wolves over the past nine years.
$27.50

The Wolves of Mount McKinley

ALA195
Adolphe Murie
University of Washington Press
1985
238
0295962038
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The companion book to Murie's classic account of the grizzly, drawn from decades of field work in the park and still an excellent introduction to the ecology of Denali.
$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

Denali Wildlife: An Introduction to the Wildlife of Denali National Park & Denali State Park

ALA319
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2001
1583551557
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of 100 common species.
$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

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

More Books

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

Into Brown Bear Country

ALA222
Will Troyer
University of Alaska Press
2005
200
1889963720
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

For Kids

Gold Rush Women

ALA327
Jane G. Haigh, Claire Rudolf Murphy
Alaska Northwest Books
1997
126
0882404849
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
This book gathers the stories of adventurous women -- including miners, merchants and mothers -- who went north during the gold rush era.
$16.95

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

Up on Denali, Alaska's Wild Mountain

ALA325
Shelley Gill
Sasquatch Books
2006
32
1570613656
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This colorful guide presents an easy-to-read examination of the flora, fauna and explorers of Denali, North America's highest mountain peak.
$10.99

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

Denali National Park and Preserve, Adventure, Explore, Discover

ALA326
David Aretha
Enslow Publishers
2009
128
1598450891
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Presents an introduction to Denali National Park and Preserve by providing a history of the park, describing its plant and animal life and discussing some of the environmental problems it faces.
$47.00

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

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.
$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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
$7.99

Up on Denali, Alaska's Wild Mountain

ALA325
Shelley Gill
Sasquatch Books
2006
32
1570613656
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This colorful guide presents an easy-to-read examination of the flora, fauna and explorers of Denali, North America's highest mountain peak.
$10.99

Denali National Park and Preserve, Adventure, Explore, Discover

ALA326
David Aretha
Enslow Publishers
2009
128
1598450891
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Presents an introduction to Denali National Park and Preserve by providing a history of the park, describing its plant and animal life and discussing some of the environmental problems it faces.
$47.00

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