Alaska For Dummies

Alaska For Dummies

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by Charles P. Wohlforth
     
 

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* 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.
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* 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.
• Our author, Charles Wohlforth, is a lifelong Alaskan who has been writing about his home as a journalist and author for more than 20 years. Wohlforth received wide critical acclaim for his environmental studies of Alaska.
• Alaska For Dummies, 5th Edition gives you comprehensive coverage of America's Last Frontier and includes: Anchorage and road trips from Anchorage; 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; the top ten questions to ask an Alaskan, and more.
• Like every For Dummies travel guide, Alaska For Dummies, 5th 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, and handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470888711
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Series:
For Dummies Travel Series, #151
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
444,396
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Charles Wohlforth, a lifelong Alaskan, has been writing about his home as a journalist and author for more than 20 years. He is author of many books, including Frommer’s Alaska, published by Wiley. Wohlforth received wide critical acclaim and numerous awards for his book The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change (North Point Press), which explores how Iñupiat Eskimos and scientists are learning about — and adapting to — global warming in the Arctic. Wohlforth lives in Anchorage with his wife, Barbara; sons, Robin and Joseph; and daughters, Julia and Rebecca. He welcomes readers to his Web site, www.wohlforth.net, which contains other writings and travel advice about Alaska and links useful for setting up a trip.
Cruise coverage for Alaska For Dummies, 3rd Edition, was compiled and written by Jerry Brown and Fran Wenograd Golden.

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Alaska for Dummies 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We made our first trip to Alaska this year and used the previous edition of this book. We bought several Alaska travel guides to help plan our trip, and this one was the most helpful overall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very easy to use. Has a different slant than other Alaskan travel books.
Albemarle1 More than 1 year ago
This book is well-written, concise and very helpful in assisting visitors who would like to accurately navigate their way through this huge, very beautiful, but remote wilderness state called Alaska.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of all of the books that we read about Alaska before our trip, this was the most helpful. Author is a native and had good tips on the must-sees.