An amazing tour through its history, culture, and landscape, Alaska’s stunning imagery and informative text makes it the perfect book for those who dream of visiting the 49th state and those who want to celebrate its singular beauty and expansive history. From the lush rainforests of the Inside Passage, to the desolate beauty of the far north, Alaska's natural wonders never cease to enthrall and amaze. Join National Geographic on this spectacular visual journey through seven distinct geographic regions of this amazing state, bringing each region alive through brisk historical narrative and lavish color photography, art, and maps. Whether to learn, to visit, or simply to dreamNational Geographic's Alaska provides readers with an incomparable tour.
Robert Devine writes about the environment, natural history, and outdoor travel from his home in Oregon. His latest book is Bush Versus the Environment. National Geographic has published several of his works, including National Geographic Traveler: Alaska, and Guide to America's Outdoors: Western Canada. He first traveled to Alaska on assignment in 1987 and has since returned as often as possible.
Photography in this "Visual tour of America's Great Land" is often blurry and over or under exposed. Colors and contrast are often off. No photo credits are listed in the book, where did the photos come from? Caption for ice bar at Fairbanks ice museum is wrong. That photo was taken at the ice hotel at Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks. This book is just not up to NG standards and is being returned.
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Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
From National Geographic:Many thanks for your concerns regarding our Alaska book. Please note that the photo credits appear on p. 340-41. As for the location of the ice bar, it does appear to be in the Chena Hot Springs location. It was mislabeled in the metadata from the photo agency, but we will certainly correct it in future printings. In regard to the photography, some of the images have different focal points, which makes parts of an image appear blurry, although it was the intent of the photographer to make them so.