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In this fictional book, as the characters struggle to survive, the author guides us through Alaska's dangerous terrain and includes highlights of Alaska's history.
Alaska's History: the People, Land and Events of the North Country
This is a small, easily readable "digest" of Alaska's history. It is great for a quick overview and it is a good size for tucking into a suitcase or reading on a plane.
Coming Into The Country
Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.
The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush
Tlingit Tales: Potlatch and Totem Pole
Legends of the Tlingit people.
Nature of Southeast Alaska: A Guide to Plants, Animals, and Habitats
Roadside Geology of Alaska
Travels in Alaska
Take a trip to last century's Alaska through Muir's clean, easy-going, enthusiastic prose. He wrote the way he took pictures, with insight, attention, care and genuine feeling.
Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska
This book covers all 29 marine mammal species of Alaska. Each whale, porpoise, dolphin, seal, sea lion, walrus, sea otter, and polar bear is described and illustrated. Color photos and surface profile drawings show all Alaska marine mammals and compare similar species, and color range maps show distribution.
Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast
Guide to the Birds of Alaska
This comprehensive guide provides the most current knowledge about the birds in Alaska.
An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past