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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

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. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXALA293

Item EXALA293. Buy these 5 items as a set for $83 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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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 Range, Exploring the Last Great Wild

ALA397
Carl Battreall
Mountaineers
2016
1594859663
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Setting a rich context for the mountainous wilderness of Alaska, this collection of photographs and essays contains work by Alaskan writers and adventurers who touch upon geology, exploration, botany and history.
$29.95

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

Where Water Is Gold

ALA389
Carl Johnson (Photographer)
Mountaineers
2016
176
1594857733
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this coffee-table compendium, Johnson's photographs bring to light the struggle between developers and ecologists in southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay. An impassioned call for conservation.
$24.95

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

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

Alaska, Spirit of the Wild

ALA216
George Casey (Director)
Slingshot
1997
159552178X
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
This gorgeous film, originally produced for IMAX, showcases the spectacular landscapes, glaciers, bears, whales and wilderness of Alaska with humor, drama and some dazzling camera work.
$14.99

More Books

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

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.
$18.00

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 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

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

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

Salmon in the Trees, Life in Alaska's Tongass Rain Forest

ALA320
Amy Gulick
Mountaineers
2010
176
1594850917
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Wildlife photographer Gulick documents bears, wolves, whales and other creatures of the coastal Tongass and islands of Alaska.
$29.95

Rhythm of the Wild, A Life Inspired by Alaska's Denali National Park

ALA385
Kim Heacox
Lyons Press
2015
256
1493003895
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Part memoir, part impassioned call for more conservation efforts, this companion to Heacox’s The Only Kayak (ALA230) explores his inspired connection with Denali National Park.
$25.95

Worth Looking For

The Inside Passage to Alaska

ALA263
Art Wolfe
Sasquatch Books
2008
240
157061492X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
Wolfe celebrates the islands, glaciers and wildlife of the Inside Passage in this tribute in dozens of color photographs.
$22.95