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Alaska

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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 dream—National Geographic's Alaska provides readers with an incomparable tour.


  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages; 250 color photographs; 10 maps
  • 9 1/8" x 10 7/8"
  • © 2014

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.


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Alaska
 
4.3

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        5.0

        The photos are outstanding

        By Dee

        from Montrose, CO

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              Comments about Alaska:

              This book covers all corners of Alaska - and then some. Something new for everyone.

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              5.0

              Very interesting and informative.

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              from MN

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                    Comments about Alaska:

                    We are using the information for an upcoming visit to Alaska in 2015.

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                    5.0

                    Wonderful book!

                    By SMT

                    from PA

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                          I found this book to be both beautiful and well written, very informative. Can't wait to go and explore Alaska myself!

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                          5.0

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                              This book makes me want to travel to Alaska. I thought the combination of facts and storytelling combined well with the great pictures. It paints the scene while still leaving much to go see and explore. I may never get to Alaska, but this may be the next best thing.

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                              5.0

                              I recommend it

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                                  This is an enjoyable book that makes me want to go to Alaska. The writing is a good blend of facts and entertaining stories. The photography is terrific as I would expect from National Geographic, which adds to the wonderful storytelling. If I cannot visit Alaska, this book might be the next best thing.

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                                  Photography a Disappointment

                                  By Karen

                                  from Fairbanks

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                                        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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