Alaska's Southeast: Touring The Inside Passage
Discover the rich landscape and scenic beauty of Alaska's Inside Passage, including Skagway, Haines, Juneau, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Ketchikan. Alaska's Southeast details the region's history, culture, geography, and flora and fauna. It also provides extensive information on when to go, what to bring, how to get there and how to get around, where to eat, and where to stay. With more than 10 million acres of forest, 1,000 islands, 10,000 miles of shoreline, 50 to 70 major glaciers, and thousands of brown bears and eagles, Alaska's Southeast offers much to be explored.
- Brand: Brand: GPP Travel
- ASIN: 0762745355
The Nature of Southeast Alaska: A Guide to Plants, Animals, and Habitats (Alaska Geographic)
Everything you ever wanted to know about the flora and fauna of Southeast Alaska is contained in the third edition of this lively field guide to the natural world, from bears to banana slugs, mountains to murrelets. The unique features of the book include In-depth information about how wildlife coexists with the environment Detailed discussions of mammals, birds, fish, invertebrates, fungi, and plants Detailed map of wilderness areas in Southeast Alaska More than 200 black-and-white illustrations A bibliography, list of common and scientific names, and an index In-depth guide to Southeast Alaska’s flora and fauna; more than an identification manual, Nature explores how the species and habitats encountered in the woods and waters of Southeast Alaska fit into the bigger picture. New to this edition: More than 100 new illustrations than in the previous edition, many never before published, as well as new maps and photos Major expansion of sections on geology, old-growth forests, marine mammals, and amphibians Fifty-two new sidebars—written in the first person to give the text a more personal touch—that describe recent findings or experiences. Sweeping updates and elaborations to chapter narratives—often thanks to technology unknown in 1992.
- ASIN: 0882409905
National Geographic Traveler: Coastal Alaska: Ports of Call and Beyond
This beautifully illustrated guidebook by Alaska and Northwest expert Bob Devine covers ports of call large and small all along the Inside Passage and Alaska's ragged southern coastlines, including Seattle, Vancouver, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Haines, Skagway, Cordova, Valdez & Whittier, Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Homer & Kachemak Bay, Anchorage, Denali National Park & Preserve, Kodiak Island, and Alaska Peninsula & Aleutians. You'll find vital information on making the most of each port city, including how to get to the sights from the port; what to see in a short amount of time ashore; and how to avoid pricey excursions. Beginning with the fascinating history of the 49th state, the guidebook then explores, maps and details the popular starting points of Seattle and Vancouver. Subsequent chapters describe ports of call in the Panhandle (Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, gorgeous Glacier Bay); South-Central Coast (Kenai Fjords, Homer, Anchorage); the Aleutian Islands; and much, much more. Each port description ends with invaluable need-to-know information. This guidebook includes detailed, four-color maps; more than 75 full-color images by National Geographic photographer Michael Melford; ins...
- Brand: Natl Geographic Society
- ASIN: 1426216351
Geology of Southeast Alaska: Rock and Ice in Motion
The most powerful forces on earth have shaped the landscape of Southeast Alaska. Scientists and visitors from around the world trek north to experience wild rivers, powerful glaciers, and breathtaking mountain peaks. Now, for the first time, a handy guide to the region is available. Complete with color illustrations revealing millions of years of geological history and in-depth descriptions of Sitka, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, Geology of Southeast Alaska is essential reading for anyone fascinated by rock and ice in motion. Written by a geologist with over twenty-five years of experience in the north, Geology of Southeast Alaska will entertain and inform with abundant photographs and detailed drawings. Whether you want to understand the forces that shaped the state of Alaska, or you want to learn the basics of glacial movement, this compact, authoritative book is for you.
- Brand: Brand: University of Alaska Press
- ASIN: 188996381X
Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage Recreation Map & Cruise Guide, 4th Edition
* New 4th Edition, published June, 2014 by GP Maps * All new format; virtually refolds itself! *Comprehensive coverage of Inside Passage from Prince Rupert, Canada to Yakutat, Alaska * Detailed city inset maps of Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Wrangell, Skagway, Petersburg, Haines, Craig & Prince Rupert, B.C. Canada * 1,500+ Pinpointed Destinations: Cruise Ship & Ferry Routes, Parks & Recreation Areas, Scenic Viewpoints & Wildlife Watching, Fishing & Boat Ramps/ Launches, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Wilderness Areas, Hiking Trails/ Kayak Routes and Museums & Historic Places
- ASIN: 0938011006
Native Plants of Southeast Alaska
A comprehensive field guide to native ferns, trees, shrubs, grasses, sedges, rushes and herbs found in Southeast and South-central Alaska. Includes: Detailed line drawings for all species Plant descriptions for more than 830 species Keys to family, genus and species Range and abundance information Flowering times Former and alternate taxonomy Food and medicinal uses as well as other information essential for plant enthusiasts, botanists, hikers and naturalists
- ASIN: 0965872602
Alaska: The Inside Passage
- ASIN: B017MI1P1U
Exploring Southeast Alaska
New Expanded 3rd Edition. The Inside Passage to Alaska is one of the world's most spectacular trips for cruising boaters. Each summer Alaska's sheltered waters, picturesque islands, deeply cut fjords, icebergs, and tidewater glaciers-along with outstanding flora and fauna-draw hundreds of adventurers who experience the beauty and challenges of this magnificent wilderness. Exploring Southeast Alaska - Third Edition covers in unique detail every harbor and cove between Dixon Entrance and Skagway. With this best-selling reference of expert local knowledge, you can plan and execute your voyage with confidence and safety. Special features include the exact GPS waypoints for each cove entrance and anchor site, detailed diagrams, and customized itineraries from the San Juan Islands to Glacier Bay. ISBN 978-1-934199-31-2
- ASIN: 1934199311
Nature of Southeast Alaska: A Guide to Plants, Animals, and Habitats (Revised)
Updated and revised, this popular book is a lively field guide to Southeast Alaska's natural wonders.
- Brand: Brand: Alaska Northwest Books
- ASIN: 0882404881
Southeast, Alaska's panhandle (Alaska geographic)
Educational: Alaska geographic
- Brand: Brand: Alaska Geographic Society
- ASIN: 0882401076
Mink Island: A Comical Mystery on a Remote Island in Southeast Alaska (Jim and Kram Funny Mystery Series Book 1)
Looking for a Great Mystery that is Laugh-Out-Loud-Funny? You should get this book now!Imagine living on a remote island, only accessible by boat or floatplane. What if you were stuck on that island with a killer at large, surrounded by a horde of outrageously loony inhabitants?Jim Wekle’s first day as a trooper on an island in Alaska could have gone better. It was raining, the coffee was bad, and within hours of stepping off the seaplane, he found a bikini-clad girl floating in a kelp bed. As Jim investigates who might have put the bullet in her back, he stumbles across a uniquely diverse and extraordinarily hilarious batch of island inhabitants. Puffing on his imported cigars, Jim soon learns that no one on the island is more unique, diverse, or hilarious than his unlikely counterpart; a man simply known as Kram. "Mink Island" is Book 1 of the Jim and Kram funny mystery series. They Alaskan mayhem continues with "Tsunami Warning" and "Hooligan Arm." Reader's Comments"TOTALLY FUNNY!!!!""Mink Island moves at a break-neck pace, with true Alaskan scenery, wildlife, and interesting inhabitants at every turn.""Float planes, barges, bears, and even flying salmon - I absolutely love it!""It’s a classic whodunit but with the most hilarious batch of characters!""I really did Laugh-O...
- ASIN: B00LDXLSQI
Exploring Southeast Alaska: Dixon Entrance to Skagway, 2nd Ed.
The Inside Passage to Alaska is one of the world's most spectacular trips for cruising boaters. Each summer Alaska's sheltered waters, picturesque islands, deeply cut fjords, icebergs, and tidewater glaciers-along with outstanding flora and fauna-draw hundreds of adventurers who experience the beauty and challenges of this magnificent wilderness."Exploring Southeast Alaska - Second Edition" covers in unique detail every harbor and cove between Dixon Entrance and Skagway. With this best-selling reference of expert local knowledge, you can plan and execute your voyage with confidence and safety. Special features include the exact GPS waypoints for each cove entrance and anchor site, detailed diagrams, and customized itineraries from the San Juan Islands to Glacier Bay.
- Brand: Brand: Fine Edge Productions
- ASIN: 193231024X
Gardening in Southeast Alaska
Written and edited by volunteers in the Juneau Garden Club, this third edition of Gardening in Southeast Alaska reflects the voices of diverse Southeast Alaska gardeners from Ketchikan to Haines. Young and old, professional landscape architects and home-grown gardeners, these Southeast Alaska gardeners share what they have learned from their years of gardening trial-and error experiences. Included are new as well as tried-and-true ideas and gardening knowledge adapted from other regions. The articles in this book are as richly diverse as the Southeast Alaska gardeners who wrote them. Gardening in Southeast Alaska continues to serve as a Southeast Alaskan garden reference book. This edition includes previous authors as well as a host of new contributors. Additions include new topics, updated information, personal gardening vignettes, updated binding, a glossary, and an expanded index. We hope this book will enhance the joy of gardening in Southeast Alaska for everyone from the experienced to the novice gardener.
- ASIN: 1578333784
Roadside Geology of Alaska
The biggest US state is full of superlatives. Denali, the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet, is still rising, pushed upward as a tectonic plate collides from the south. The collision has also created huge mountains along Alaska’s Gulf Coast, where humid coastal air has produced the largest subpolar icefield in North America. The exceptional heights of Alaska’s mountains are mirrored below sea level by the 22,377-foot-deep trench of the active subduction zone along Alaska’s southern shore. Earthquakes associated with the subduction zone shake Alaskans frequently, and the magnitude 9.2 earthquake in 1964, with its epicenter in Prince William Sound, was one of the largest seismic events ever recorded.Such an active geologic setting calls for an updated edition of this popular roadside geology guide. Since the first edition was published in 1988, volcanoes have erupted, faults have ruptured, glaciers have retreated, permafrost has thawed, and geologic interpretations have changed. Author Cathy Connor discusses the latest findings as she guides readers along the roads of Alaska and adjacent parts of British Columbia and the Yukon. In addition to roads and national parks, the book covers the “boatside geology” of Alaska, including the fjords of southeast Alaska, is...
- ASIN: 0878426191
Inside Passage Walking Tours: Exploring Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka
Your Introduction to Southeast Alaska’s Most Popular Destinations Here’s your personal guide to Southeast Alaska’s major ports of call: Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka. With this book in hand, you can explore these wonderful destinations easily on your own. Delight in each attraction you discover: soaring totem poles, a rollicking Gold-Rush-era saloon, a dramatic sculpture, onion-domed Russian Orthodox churches, local curiosities and much more. Inside Passage Walking Tours makes your visit a personal treasure. • Comprehensive walking tours with easy-to-follow circular routes. • Each town’s section features a map, keyed to its walking tour. • Optional routes invite you to explore additional attractions. • Illustrated with photographs throughout. • Lively introductions encapsulate each town’s personality. • Hit the high points with recommendations of what not to miss. • Suggestions on where to dine and shop along the walking routes. • Additional sightseeing options, from the most accessible, short hikes to dramatic flightseeing over fjords and glaciers.
- Brand: Brand: Writer n Co. Publishing
- ASIN: 0615451403
Southeast Alaska Steelhead
Southeast Alaska Steelhead will help all fishermen catch more steelhead from Southeast Alaska to everywhere else steelhead may be found. Furthermore, it will give you the information you need to be successful on a self-guided steelhead fishing trip to Southeast Alaska. It will inspire you to challenge yourself to become a better fisherman and to think more deeply about this sport you love. By reading Southeast Alaska Steelhead, you will become more excited to get out on the river, to experiment, to learn, and to perfect your fishing methods. Southeast Alaska Steelhead will add tools, methods, philosophy, and secrets to your current repertoire of skills you already possess. Simply stated, after reading Southeast Alaska Steelhead, you will hook more steelhead. e stories in Southeast Alaska Steelhead also teach life lessons that will be enjoyed by any fisherman or outdoor enthusiast. Southeast Alaska Steelhead is a must have book for any serious fisherman's library.
- ASIN: 1594336318
Posterazzi View Of Mendenhall Glacier Near Juneau Southeast Alaska Summer Poster Print (17 x 11)
View Of Mendenhall Glacier Near Juneau Southeast Alaska Summer is a licensed reproduction that was printed on Premium Heavy Stock Paper which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original. The overall paper size is 17.00 x 11.00 inches. This print is ready for hanging or framing and would make a great addition to your home or office decor.
- Brand: Posterazzi
- ASIN: B07GTFL491
Rock Art of Southeast Alaska
Petroglyphs and pictographs, rock carvings and rock paintings, are found on all continents. Southeast Alaska, however, is home to some of the world's most fascinating and accessible rock art. Who made it? When, how and why? Answers to these questions are tangled with the puzzle of who, when and how the New World was populated during and following the most recent ice age. This is a puzzle whose pieces are being accumulated at a growing rate. Take a step back to learn more about the culture of early peoples of Southeast Alaska and their forebears and learn how their sense of place was imprinted by means of clan symbols in rock and paint. Discover more about the shamans who helped them navigate their world and who left an enduring record of the spirits which inhabited it.
- ASIN: 1578336058
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