Travels in Alaska


Author: John Muir
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547561677
Category: Nature
Page: 368
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This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.

The Unofficial Guide to Adventure Travel in Alaska


Author: Melissa DeVaughn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470228997
Category: Travel
Page: 496
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Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price ranges, honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money, detailed maps, tips on special events and festivals, and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife, and other activities.

In Pursuit of Alaska

An Anthology of Travelers' Tales, 1879-1909
Author: Jean Morgan Meaux
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295804726
Category: History
Page: 328
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This collection of Alaskan adventures begins with a newspaper article written by John Muir during his first visit to Alaska in 1879, when the sole U.S. government representative in all the territory's 586,412 square miles was a lone customs official in Sitka. It closes with accounts of the gold rush and the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. Jean Meaux has gathered a superb collection of articles and stories that captivated American readers when they were first published and that will continue to entertain us today. The authors range from Charles Hallock (the founder of Forest and Stream, a precursor of Field and Stream) to New York society woman Mary Hitchcock, who traveled with china, silver, and a 2,800 square foot tent. After explorer Henry Allen wore out his boots, he marched barefoot as he continued mapping the Tanana River, and Episcopal Archdeacon Hudson Stuck mushed by dog sled in Arctic winters across a territory encompassing 250,000 miles of the northern interior. Although the United States acquired Alaska in 1867, it took more than a decade for American writers and explorers to focus attention on a territory so removed from their ordinary lives. These writers-adventurers, tourists, and gold seekers-would help define the nation's perception of Alaska and would contribute to an image of the state that persists today. This collection unearths early writings that offer a broad view of American encounters with Alaska accompanied by Meaux's lively and concise introductions. The present-day adventurer will find much to inspire exploration, while students of the American West can gain new access to this valuable trove of pre-Gold Rush Alaska archives. For more information go to: http://www.inpursuitofalaska.com

The Wisdom of John Muir

100+ Selections from the Letters, Journals, and Essays of the Great Naturalist
Author: Anne Rowthorn
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976956
Category: Nature
Page: 200
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The Wisdom of John Muir marries the best aspects of a Muir anthology with the best aspects of a Muir biography. The fact that it is neither, and yet it is both, distinguishes this book from the many extant books on John Muir. Building on her lifelong passion for the work and philosophy of John Muir, author Anne Rowthorn has created this entirely new treatment for showcasing the great naturalist's philosophy and writings. By pairing carefully selected material from various stages of Muir's life, Rowthorn's book provides a view into the experiences, places, and people that inspired and informed Muir's words and beliefs. The reader feels able to join in with Muir's own discoveries and transformations over the arc of his life. Rowthorn is careful not to overstep her role: she stands back and lets Muir's words speak for themselves.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Alaska


Author: DK Travel
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241329426
Category: Travel
Page: 308
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The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Alaska is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Alaska will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Alaska effortlessly.

Insight Guides Alaska (Travel Guide eBook)


Author: Insight Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
ISBN: 1786715961
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Bears, birds, totems, cruising amidst the glaciers, camping in the wilderness... Alaska can still astonish the most jaded of travellers. Insight Guide Alaska is a comprehensive full-colour travel guide to the huge, untamed spaces of America's 49th state. Beautiful photographs on every page will take you on a journey through the Last Frontier. Our Best Of section selects Alaska's top attractions and activities not to miss, such as touring on a luxury train, observing wild bears, bald eagles, and humpback whales in Glacier Bay National Park, and seeing the Northern Lights. Lively features by local writers cover a whole range of subjects: choosing a cruise, testing your survival skills, staying in a wildlife refuge, getting around by ferry, gold-panning and how to spot a bear. Insight Guides' unrivalled coverage of history, landscape and culture provides an essential introduction to this vast state. Evocative accounts of Alaska's national parks and varied wildernesses combine with lively descriptions of the main towns and visitor hubs. All major sights are cross-referenced with full-colour maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Alaska

Alaska
Author: N.A
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405369744
Category: Travel
Page: 312
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The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Alaska is the indispensible guide to your Alaskan adventure. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the state's must-see sites. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions this diverse state has to offer. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Alaska will help you discover Alaska town by town; from downtown Anchorage to the Gold Rush spirit of Kennicott. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around. Plus, DK Eyewitness Travel's excellent insider tips will help you discover the essence of Alaska, from cruising through spectacular fjords and watching wildlife in pristine wildernesses to viewing the aurora borealis and soaking up the state's Russian and Native heritage. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Alaska - showing you what others only tell you.

The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Siberia and Alaska


Author: John Keay
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472100727
Category: Travel
Page: 160
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Stranded on Bering Island - Georg Wilhelm Steller As physician and scientific know-all on Vitus Bering's 1741 voyage, Steller shared its triumphs, including landing the first Europeans in Alaska. He also shared its disasters. Returning across the north Pacific to Russian Kamchatka, the crew was stricken with scurvy and the vessel grounded. Bering and half his men would die; the others barely survived nine months of Arctic exposure. They owed much to the German-born Steller whose response to each crisis was invariably right, although no less irksome for being so. The Walk to Moscow - John Dundas Cochrane A naval officer made redundant by the end of the Napoleonic wars, Cochrane offered his services to African exploration. They were declined. He then hit on the idea of making the first solo journey round the world on foot. Heading east, he left Dieppe in 1820 and after some scarcely credible Siberian excursions, reached the Pacific opposite Alaska. There the enterprise foundered when he fell for, and married, a doe-eyed Kamchatkan teenager. In this breathless account of the stages between St. Petersburg and Moscow, the greatest ever "pedestrian traveller" betrays both his extraordinary stamina and his emotional vulnerability.

A Summer in Alaska

A Popular Account of the Travels of an Alaska Exploring Expedition Along the Great Yukon River, from Its Source to Its Mouth, in the British North-west Territory, and in the Territory of Alaska
Author: Frederick Schwatka
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : J.P. Huber
ISBN: N.A
Category: Alaska
Page: 418
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Adventure Guide Inside Passage & Coastal Alaska


Author: Ed Readicker-Henderson,Lynn Readicker-Henderson
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781588435156
Category: Travel
Page: 458
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This guidebook details the history, culture, geography and climate of the Inside Passage and Coastal Alaska. It includes places to stay and eat, sightseeing, land, sea and air tours, nature watching and town walks.

MARCO POLO ReisefŸhrer Alaska, Yukon

Mit EXTRA Faltkarte & Reiseatlas
Author: Karl Teuschl
Publisher: Mair Dumont Marco Polo
ISBN: 3829724012
Category: Travel
Page: 140
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Insider-Tipps und noch viel mehr: Erleben Sie mit MARCO POLO Alaska und Yukon intensiv von den Lachsflüssen im Süden bis zu den Gletschern im Osten - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Alaska an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben einem Rundflug über die Eiswelt am Mount McKinley und einem Besuch im Goldrauschdorf Dawson City nicht verpassen dürfen, wo Sie die Alaskaner bei ihren verrückten Freizeitvergnügungen wie Zombie-Rennen oder Axtwerfen in voller Action erleben und dass im Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks die Pionierzeit mit 80 Oldtimern und herrlich skurrilen Anekdoten auflebt. Mit den MARCO POLO Ausflügen und Touren erkunden Sie Alaska auf besonderen Wegen und mit den Low-Budget-Tipps sparen Sie bares Geld. Die Insider-Tipps des Autors lassen Sie Alaska individuell und authentisch erleben. In jedem Band gibt es einen übersichtlichen Reiseatlas und eine herausnehmbare Faltkarte, in die natürlich auch die Ausflüge & Touren eingetragen sind.

Fodor's Alaska 2013


Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0876371772
Category: Travel
Page: 520
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Alaska is a trip of a lifetime. Nowhere else can you kayak to glaciers; fly over the highest peak in North America; wonder at the Aurora Borealis; stay out all night celebrating the midnight sun; visit quirky towns; spot bear, eagles, moose, and whales; and learn the true meaning of the word remote all in the same trip. Expanded Coverage: More regional itineraries to help first-time visitors plan their perfect trip. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Alaska offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Alaska stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide USA


Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 024119945X
Category: Travel
Page: 784
View: 1331

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The DK Eyewitness US Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this extraordinary and vast country. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. Now available in PDF format. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of the USA effortlessly. DK Eyewitness USA Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you.

Michelin Must Sees Alaska


Author: Michelin
Publisher: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
ISBN: 2067192078
Category: Travel
Page: 160
View: 7050

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The new Michelin Must Sees Alaska highlights a fabled destination whose allure calls travelers to marvel at Denali’s 20,328ft summit, watch rivers of ice in Glacier Bay, savor fresh sockeye salmon, and raise eyebrows at the Northern Lights. Options include a few days enjoying Anchorage’s recreational, dining and cultural attractions, a weeklong Inside Passage cruise, a road trip along the Alaska Highway, a wintertime stay in a remote hot-spring resort, and a wildlife tour of Kenai Fjords National Park (think sea lions, whales, otters and eagles). Evoke your spirit of adventure while companioned by Must Sees’ detailed maps.

The Inside Passage and Coastal Alaska


Author: Lynn Readicker-Henderson,Ed Readicker-Henderson
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781588432889
Category: Travel
Page: 460
View: 852

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New information. All manner of tips and recommendations for the first time or veteran Belize traveler. Encouraging eco-travel, O'Donnell profiles many of the unique archeological sites, wildlife preserves, marine sanctuaries and conservation areas. Explore firsthand Belize's myriad attractions. Visit Belize City, the Turneffe Islands, Belmopan, San Ignacio, Corozal, Punta Gorda and more!