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Alaska's Inside Passage

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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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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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.
$16.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alaska's Seashore Creatures: A Guide to Selected Marine Invertebrates

ALA80
Carmen Field, Conrad Field (Photographer)
Alaska Northwest Books
1999
96
0882405160
PAPER
Field Guide
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A slim, illustrated guide to more than 50 invertebrates found along the coast of Alaska.
$12.95

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

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

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.
$6.95

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

FG02
Mark Carwardine
DK Publishing
2002
256
0789489902
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species.
$22.00

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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

Looking at Totem Poles

ALA13
Hilary Stewart
University of Washington Press
1993
191
0295972599
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An excellent survey of 110 totem poles set along the coast of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. Introductory chapters feature background information of the making, history and spiritual meaning of the carvings.
$17.95

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

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 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

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

After the Ice Age: The Return of Life to Glaciated North America

ALA41
E.C. Pielou
University of Chicago Press
1992
366
0226668126
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Eighteen thousand years ago, an immense sheet of ice covered all of present day Canada and the northernmost U.S. This story tells of how a harsh terrain was transformed into the environment we know today.
$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

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

PHT01
John Shaw
Watson-Guptill Publications
2000
160
0817440593
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
An updated edition of Shaw's guide to taking better photographs of plants, animals and landscapes. The book offers solid advice on equipment and basic techniques, and is highly recommended as the best reference for the wildlife photographer.
$24.99

A Naturalist in Alaska

ALA44
Adolphe Murie
University of Arizona Press
1990
302
0816511683
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Engaging, informative stories of wildlife encounters and observations by Denali's premier naturalist. Murie writes with wide-eyed wonder at the cycle of animal life in Denali in this charming account, first published in 1961 and still an excellent introduction to the park.
$21.95

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

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

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

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

The Cruise of the Corwin

ALA76
John Muir, William Frederic Bade (Editor)
Houghton Mifflin Company
2000
320
0618057013
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An account of an 1881 voyage with Muir and others in search of the Jeanette Expedition, this book is also an eyewitness report of little-known lands including the Chukchi Peninsula, Diomede, Wrangel and Herald islands.
$18.95

Green Alaska, Dreams From the Far Coast

ALA77
Nancy Lord
Counterpoint
2000
192
1582430780
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An impressionistic, evocative account of the turn-of-the-century Harriman Expedition and the changes wrought in coastal Alaska.
$15.95

Winter Watch

ALA78
James Ramsey, Laura Dasson (Illustrator)
Alaska Northwest Books
1989
144
088240329X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A diary of life in the Brooks Range.
$9.95

To the Top of the Continent

ALA83
Frederick A. Cook
Aa Balkema
1996
368
0965399508
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The 90th anniversary edition of the much-debated account by Frederick Cook of his first-ever ascent of Mount McKinley (1903-1906).
$19.95

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

Northwest Territories

ALA89
ITMB
ITMB
2008
2
1895907411
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A traveler's map of the region at a scale of 1:1.3 million with good topographic relief.
$12.95

Moon Handbook Alaska

ALA90
Deke Castleman, Don Pitcher
Avalon Travel Publishing
2010
588
1598803506
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.
$21.95

Mammals of North America, Temperate and Arctic Regions

NAM02
Adrian Forsyth
Firefly Books
2006
352
1554072336
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A handsome, illustrated reference to the mammals of North America.
$29.95

The Way of the Masks

PNW58
Claude Levi-Strauss
University of Washington Press
1988
276
029596636x
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An interpretation of the social meaning behind a variety of masks created by Pacific Northwest Indian cultures by the famous French anthropologist.
$22.95

Trout, An Illustrated History

FSH03
James Prosek
Alfred Knopf
1996
160
067944453X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Prosek's 70 magnificent watercolors depict the various common, rare and extinct species of these spendid freshwater salmonids.
$35.00

Tongass, Pulp Politics and the Fight for the Alaska Rain Forest

ALA105
Kathie Durbin
Oregon State University Press
1999
328
0870710567
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An environmental history of North America's largest temperate rainforest.
$19.95

Arctic Crossing, A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture

ARC98
Jonathan Waterman
Lyons Press
2002
376
1585747300
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A riveting account of a 2,200 mile solo journey across the Arctic from Prudhoe Bay to the Gulf of Boothia by kayak, accomplished in stages from 1997-1999.
$16.95

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

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 Light: Ideas and Images from a Northern Land

ALA122
Kim Heacox
Graphic Arts Center Publishing
1998
112
0944197558
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Kim Heacox, one of Alaska's most renowned photographers, turns his camera to landscapes and wildlife found throughout the state in this attractive book of photographs, complemented by informative essays.
$22.95

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

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

Ice Ages, Solving the Mystery

GEO17
Katherine Palmer Imbrie, John Imbrie
Harvard University Press
1986
224
0674440757
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An examination of the geologic evidence explaining the Earth's ice ages, written for a general audience.
$32.00

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

An Observers Guide to the Geology of Prince William Sound

ALA139
Jim Lethcoe
Aa Balkema
1990
240
1877900001
PAPER
Field Guide
9/20/2007
0
0
0
0
A locally published overview and guide to the geology of Prince William Sound with 78 photographs, maps and descriptions of 124 sites. It includes a history of mines and mining.
$17.95

A History of Prince William Sound Alaska

ALA141
Jim Lethcoe, Nancy Lethcoe
Aa Balkema
2000
275
1877900125
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A locally published history of the region from fur trading center to tourist destination. With photographs, illustrations and maps.
$19.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Western Region

USW406
Richard Spellenburg, National Audubon Society
Alfred Knopf
2001
862
0375402330
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A photographic field guide to 654 species of wildflowers found in the West.
$22.95

Working on the Edge, Surviving in the World's Most Dangerous Profession

ALA158
Spike Walker
St. Martin's Press
1993
280
0312089244
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Enthralling, if not somewhat pulpy, these true-life tales of crab fishing expeditions off the coast of Alaska capture all the danger and adrenaline that go with making a living at sea.
$19.99

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

Mammals of North America

NAM11
Roland W. Kays, Don E. Wilson
Princeton University Press
2009
248
0691140928
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Fully revised, this second edition covers 462 mammals found throughout the United States and Canada. With 112 color plates, range maps and concise descriptive information.
$19.95

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

Inside Passage Activity Guide

ALA184
Nancy Reynolds
Sasquatch Books
2006
288
1570614490
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Explore Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau, Haines and Skagway with this slim guide featuring walks and activities, each keyed to a detailed map
$16.95

Native Universe, Voices of Indian America

USA95
Clifford E. Trafzer
National Geographic
2008
320
1426203357
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This sumptuously illustrated cultural history, written exclusively by Native Americans, is published in celebration of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
$22.00

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

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

Yukon Alone: The World's Toughest Adventure Race

ALA211
John Balzar
Henry Holt
2001
306
0805059504
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Balzar follows mushers on the 1,023-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, an excellent opportunity to examine the rugged landscape and those who inhabit it. He adroitly profiles some of the trappers and mushers on the race.
$22.99

Shaman Pass

ALA214
Stan Jones
Soho Press
2006
272
1569474133
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The second installation in Jones's Nathan Active mystery series, starring an Alaska state trooper from Anchorage living in Chukchi. Active investigates the theft of an Inupiat mummy in this mystery.
$15.95

Kingbird Highway, The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand

BRD27
Kenn Kaufman
Mariner Books
2006
336
0618709401
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Kaufman's absorbing account of coming-of-age as a Wichita teenager on the road in 1973 with a summer's pay in his pocket and the goal of seeing as many birds as he could in a year.
$15.99

To See Every Bird On Earth: A Father, A Son, And A Lifelong Obsession

BRD28
Dan Koeppel
Penguin Putnam
2006
304
0452285399
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this enormously appealing memoir of a life devoted to birds. Koeppel chronicles his father's growing obsession and accomplishment as an elite birdwatcher, one of a handful of people who have tallied 7,000 species.
$14.00

The Big Year, A Tale Of Man, Nature, And Fowl Obsession

BRD29
Mark Obmascik
Free Press
2011
272
145164860X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Friday, October 14 sees the opening of David Frankel's The Big Year, the most unlikely Hollywood movie of the season. Who would have thought that Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson would star in a movie about ... birding. The movie is based on Mark Obmascik's utterly compelling account of a three-way race (roofing contractor, tycoon, software nerd) to see the most birds in a year.
$15.00

Return to Wild America, A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul

USA123
Scott Weidensaul
North Point Press
2006
416
0865477310
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An eye-opening trek in the footsteps of conservation pioneers Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher, whose 1953 journey across America resulted in the classic Wild America.
$17.00

The Sea Runners

PNW200
Ivan Doig
Harcourt Books
2006
288
0156031027
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This novel of high adventure and derring do, originally published in 1983, evokes the land and people of the Russian Alaska.
$13.95

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

Fodor's Alaska

ALA225
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2016
512
1101878576
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A popular, full-color guide to Alaska featuring a pull-out map, regional itineraries and updated recommendations. Includes a chapter on exploring the Alaskan wilderness.
$22.99

Russian Refuge: Religion, Migration and Settlement on the North American Pacific Rim

PNW204
Susan Hardwick
University of Chicago Press
1993
237
0226316114
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive account of the Russian immigrant experience in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and British Columbia since the first settlements over two hundred years ago.
$37.00

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

Chilkoot Trail/Klondike Map

ALA237
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2015
2
1566954118
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An excellent, detailed hiker's map of the Chilkoot Trail at the Alaska/Canada border. Scaled at 1:64,000.
$11.95

Eyewitness Guide Alaska

ALA238
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
304
1465428348
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide to the mountains, glaciers, and wildlife of Alaska, including excellent maps and practical information on where to go, stay and eat.
$25.00

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

Inside Passage Route Planning Map: Columbia River & Puget Sound to Grenville Channel, British Columbia

PNW238
Fine Edge Nautical Publishing
MapLink
2
093866588X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
At a scale of 1:634,000 this accordion-fold map covers the Inside Passage from Puget Sound and Vancouver to the Queen Charlotte Islands.
$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

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

Ancient Forests, Discovering Nature

ALA67
Margaret Anderson
Aa Balkema
2003
40
0941042146
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The ecology and folklore of the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest come alive in this workbook, featuring 16 activities for children ages 9-12.
$6.95

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

A Child's Glacier Bay

ALA87
Kimberly Corral
Alaska Northwest Books
1998
32
0882405039
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A photographic journal of camping and kayaking at Glacier Bay with 13-year-old Hannah, younger brother Ben and their parents.
$15.95

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

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

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

PNW90
Margaret Craven
Aa Balkema
1993
159
0440343690
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this brief novel, a young vicar comes to live with the Kwakiutl Indians of the town of Kingcome in the Pacific Northwest. Written for teens but worthwhile for adults.
$6.99

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

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