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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-EXALA365

Item EXALA365. Buy these 5 items as a set for $72 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 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

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

Moon Anchorage, Denali and the Kenai Peninsula

ALA391
Don Pitcher
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
348
1631212761
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Denali and the Kenai, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history. With full-color maps and photos throughout.
$19.99

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

Anchorage & Fairbanks Map

ALA156
Rand McNally Maps
Rand McNally
2010
2
0528981226
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A street map of Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
$5.99

Katmai National Park & Preserve Map 248

ALA111
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2001
2
1566950309
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, full-color topographic map of Alaska's Katmai National Park & Preserve at a scale of 1:272,000. Printed on tear-proof, water-resistant tyvek.
$11.95

Denali National Park

ALA330
Ike Waits
2010
256
0967732727
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A resident of Anchorage since 1974, Waits offers all the tools and insight you'll need to photograph, camp and explore Denali.
$21.95

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

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

The Joy of Nature Photography, 101 Tips to Improve Your Outdoor Photos

PHT54
Steve Price
Skyhorse
2015
160
1632206919
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Prolific nature photographer Steve Price shares technical know-how and case studies designed to help both amateurs and pros take their photography to the next level.
$14.99

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

Denali National Park and Preserve

ALA412
Shelby Carpenter
Arcadia
2014
127
1467131709
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this brief history of Denali National Park, historian Shelby Carpenter discusses the native populations that lived there, how white settlers arrived en masse in the 1890s, climbing Denali today and much more. A concise primer in the Images of America series.
$21.99

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

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

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

One Man's Wilderness, An Alaskan Odyssey

ALA328
Richard Proenneke, Sam Keith
Alaska Northwest Books
2003
224
0882405136
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Proenneke’s true story of quitting everything and heading for what is now Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in South Central Alaska, reconstructed by Sam Keith from Proenneke’s journals. An Alaskan favorite, first published in 1973.
$16.95

A Deeper Sleep, A Kate Shugak Novel

ALA265
Dana Stabenow
St. Martin's Press
2008
319
0312937547
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A shocking tale about a man who gets away with murder -- or does he? Anchorage P.I. Kate Shugak is on the trail of an acquitted murderer who she believes to be guilty in this thrilling mystery.
$7.99

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, 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

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

Alaska Range, Exploring the Last Great Wild

ALA397
Carl Battreall
Mountaineers
2016
170
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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Wildflowers of Denali National Park

ALA75
Verna Pratt, Frank G. Pratt (Editor)
1993
166
0962319228
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to wildflowers of Denali, organized by color and featuring large color photographs along with handy checklists. With an overview of good spots within the park to appreciate plants.
$16.95

Wild Alaska

ALA392
National Geographic
National Geographic Video
2013
1426296959
DVD
Film
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
National Geographic takes viewers along Alaska's rugged coasts focusing on its wildlife, and how wild creatures survive the harsh winter. Runtime: 45 minutes.
$24.95

More Books

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

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

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

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

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.
$6.99

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.
$34.60

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