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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-EXALA340

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Arctic Dreams

ARC11
Barry Lopez
Vintage Books
2001
417
0375727485
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
A dazzling meditation on the Arctic, breathtaking in scope. Lopez draws on his travels throughout the North, including Baffin Island, the Chukchi and Bering Seas, Alaska, the Yukon and Greenland, interweaving natural history, accounts of early exploration, anecdote and lore into an indelible portrait of place.
$16.95

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

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

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

Alaska's Inside Passage

ALA386
ITMB
ITMB
2012
1
1553410904
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This color map of the U.S. and Canada's western shores and islands depicts the coast from Seattle (south) to Glacier Bay National Park (north) at a scale of 1:900,000. Includes insets of Anchorage, downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle and the Kenai Peninsula.
$10.95

Alaska's Inside Passage Destination Map

ALA362
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
159775451X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided full color map of Alaska's Inside Passage at a scale of 1:880,000. With a full Alaska map and cultural information on the reverse. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper.
$11.95

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

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

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

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

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

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

PNW06
Hilary Stewart
University of Washington Press
1979
111
0295956453
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A concise, illustrated overview of the diverse art produced by the peoples of the Pacific Northwest. It focuses on the spiritual and cultural meaning of common motifs that characterize the rich art of the area.
$17.95

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

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

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

John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire

USW741
Kim Heacox
Lyons Press
2015
272
149300932X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A popular lecturer on expedition cruises based in Gustavus, Kim Heacox returns to the story of John Muir -- and his passion for glaciers -- in this dual biography of the man and of Alaska. Muir made known the wonders of Glacier Bay in his Travels in Alaska (ALA16).
$18.95

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

The Only Kayak, A Journey into the Heart of Alaska

ALA230
Kim Heacox
Lyons Press
2006
280
1592288944
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Heacox writes with warmth and insight of his 25 years living in Glacier Bay. His loving memoir about the history, nature and allure of the place is braided into the larger story of Alaskan history and geology.
$16.95

About This Life, Journeys on the Threshold of Memory

GEN42
Barry Lopez
Random House
1999
273
0679754474
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A collection of essays on far-flung travels -- both actual and internal -- by the wonderful writer and traveler. Lopez includes Galapagos, Hokkaido, Bonaire and Antarctica among the thoughtful essays.
$16.00

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

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

Murder at Five Finger Light

ALA266
Sue Henry
Penguin Putnam
2006
272
0451412095
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Sue Henry, who has lived in Juneau for 25 years, draws on Alaskan history, lore and landscape for this classic who-done-it set on an old lighthouse on the Inside Passage.
$7.99

Outside, Six Short Stories

NAT293
Barry Moser (Illustrator), Barry Lopez
2014
111
1595341897
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Much like his nonfiction, Lopez's fiction heavily features the natural world, from the landscapes of the Mojave Desert to the sights and sounds of the heron. Includes black-and-white engravings by Barry Moser.
$18.95

The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced: A Century of Change, 1899-2001

ALA199
Thomas S. Litwin (Editor), David Rockefeller (Introduction)
Rutgers
2004
304
0813535050
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging selection of articles on the history, culture and ecology of Alaska, with contributions from William Cronon, Kim Heacox and Richard Nelson.
$33.95

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 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

Crossing Open Ground

USA562
Barry Lopez
Vintage Books
1989
224
0679721835
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Lopez wanders through Alaska and the American Southwest, recording thoughts and digressions on endangered wildlife and our relationship with nature in this compilation of essays.
$15.00

Geology of Southeast Alaska: Rock and Ice in Motion

ALA220
Harold Hilton Stowell
University of Alaska Press
2006
140
188996381X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Heart and Blood, Living With Deer in America

BST238
Richard Nelson
Vintage Books
1998
416
0679736867
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Nelson traipses across the country (from the Alaskan coast to a Texas hunting ranch to a Wisconsin forest) in this exploration of our uneasy relationship with deer. An enthusiastic and uncommon homage to a common animal.
$21.00

Home Ground, Language for an American Landscape

USW488
Barry Lopez (Editor)
2013
480
1595341757
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Edited by Barry Lopez, each of the 850 crisp entries by Gretel Ehrlich (Wyoming), William Kittredge (Montana), Terry Tempest Williams (Colorado Plateau) and other luminaries deftly describes a physical feature of American geography, from a'a (Hawaii's rough lava flows) to aquifer, canyon, slough, wharf and woodlot. Revised edition.
$18.95

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

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

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

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

More Books

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

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 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

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

Inside Passage Route Planning Map, Northern British Columbia & Southeast Alaska

ALA267
Fine Edge Nautical Publishing
MapLink
2006
2
0938665898
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
At a scale of 1:634,000, this gloriously colored, accordian-fold map by Don and Reanne Douglass covers the Inside Passage from Bella Bella and Shearwater north to Southeast Alaska, including the Queen Charlotte Islands and Glacier Bay.
$19.95

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

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

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

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

Face to Face With Whales

BST117
Flip Nicklin
2008
32
1426302444
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
National Geographic photographer Nicklin introduces youngsters to these intelligent, social creatures, their behavior and conservation, through stunning photographs and text.
$16.95

Face to Face With Dolphins

BST119
Flip Nicklin
2009
32
1426305494
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
National Geographic photographer Flip Nicklin and his wife Linda, a naturalist and educator, invite you to study the amazing behavior of dolphins in this illustrated overview for youngsters.
$6.95

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

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

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