Alaska by James A. Michener
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 57 hrs and 17 mins, 1.5 gb
Overview: In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska’s story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II. A spellbinding portrait of a human community fighting to establish its place in the world, Alaska traces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Historical
Alaska by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising Alaska, 9th Edition by Anne Vipond
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 34 MB
Overview: For over 20 years, this comprehensive guide has been a popular choice for readers planning a cruise to Alaska. The 9th edition has been revised and updated and includes over 400 color photographs and maps and with all aspects of this exciting cruise. Exciting details of both the Inside Passage and Glacier cruises, from Seattle to Fairbanks, are inside. Includes two giant color pull-out maps with a mile-by-mile references to help readers track progress during their cruise. Includes special sections on glaciers, native culture and wildlife with a full-page whale-watching map.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Alaska Sporting Journal – March 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 19 MB
Overview: Alaska Sporting Journal brings readers closer to fulfilling that dream of an Alaskan adventure. Whether it’s fishing or hunting, Alaska Sporting Journal gives you all the details you need to get that trip planned and head to The Last Frontier, while also bringing you profiles on Alaska’s surplus of reality TV shows, and other interesting stories that make this great state so unique.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
Alaska For Dummies (4th Edition) by Charles Wohlforth
Requirements: .PDF reader, 21.8 mb
Overview: You’re in for a scenic, sensory treat! Alaska has 100,000 glaciers and 10 million lakes. Wildlife roams freely across vast spaces, unfettered by fences or roads. Opportunities to experience real wilderness and enjoy outdoor activities abound. You can’t see or do it all, but you can make the most of your time with this friendly guide that gives you the scoop on:
• Anchorage, the gateway to Alaska, and nearby outdoor destinations
• Road trips from Anchorage: The Kenai Peninsula, including Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai, and Homer; Fairbanks and its environs; Alaska’s long rural highways; and Denali National Park
• Southeast Alaska, including Juneau, Skagway and Sitka
• Bush Alaska, covering fascinating places in the Arctic
• Options for visiting by cruise ship
• Five great itineraries that touch on Alaska’s best destinations
• The best places to see marine mammals, birds, humpback whales, black, brown, or polar bears, and other wildlife
• The best gold rush towns, including Fairbanks, Juneau, Skagway, and Nome, where the free-wheeling frontier spirit abides today
• Info on fishing, skiing, sea kayaking, dogmushing, hiking, and more
• Accommodations, ranging from a luxury hotel to railroad cars to a romantic inn and spa
Like every For Dummies travel guide, Alaska For Dummies, 4th Edition includes:
• Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
• What you shouldn’t miss – and what you can skip
• The best hotels and restaurants for every budget
• Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages
Whether you want to get up close and personal (but not too close or too personal) with bears, explore the native heritage with its great totem poles, clan houses, and Iñupiat artwork, enjoy outdoor adventures, or just soak up the magnificent, unspoiled scenery, you’re on your way to a great Alaskan escape.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General