Discovering Alaska (An Insiders Guide to the Great Land)
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A pocket-sized, fun-filled journey through Alaska. Open any page to full color photos of beautiful scenery and wildlife, original cartoons and maps, plus fascinating stories about Alaskan legends and historical adventures. Every page is both entertaining and informative. Scenics include beautiful color views of Alaska's most spectacular places including Glacier Bay, Prince William Sound, Mount McKinley, Katmai's Valley of 10,000 Smokes and many more. Wildlife photos include spectacular color closeups of Alaska's game fish, puffins, eagles and the sealife of the Bering Sea. Every page is a new adventure. Find out if a monster really lives in the depths of Lake Iliamna. If Alaskan fish are really as big as they say. If ancient indian hunters trapped giant mosquitoes. All these stories and more are told with original color cartoons and lively text. Also learn about Alaska Lingo, the Chilkat dancers, Taku winds, combat fishing, ice worms, giant cabbages, Alaskan Hot springs, the rich cultural heritage of the Eskimo people, the Iditarod sled dog race and much, much more. Discover the adventure and intrigue of Alaska's rich history in a series of fascinating sections accompanied by authentic historical photos. Follow the gold rush stampeders to Skagway and the rugged White Pass trail, to Dyea and the Chilkoot Pass. Re-live Alaska's cataclysmic earthquake of 1964, early exploration of Mt. McKinley, discovering Black Gold at Prudhoe Bay, the great serum run to Nome, World War II in the Aleutians plus more. "Discovering Alaska" is interesting, entertaining and just plain fun to browse through. It is the perfect Alaskan traveling companion, a great gift and a wonderful souvenir.