Bears, birds, totems, cruising amidst the glaciers, camping in the wilderness... Alaska can still astonish the most jaded of travellers. Insight Guide Alaska is a comprehensive full-colour travel guide to the huge, untamed spaces of America's 49th state. Beautiful photographs on every page will take you on a journey through the Last Frontier. Our Best Of section selects Alaska's top attractions and activities not to miss, such as touring on a luxury train, observing wild bears, bald eagles, and humpback whales in Glacier Bay National Park, and seeing the Northern Lights. Lively features by local writers cover a whole range of subjects: choosing a cruise, testing your survival skills, staying in a wildlife refuge, getting around by ferry, gold-panning and how to spot a bear.
Insight Guides' unrivalled coverage of history, landscape and culture provides an essential introduction to this vast state. Evocative accounts of Alaska's national parks and varied wildernesses combine with lively descriptions of the main towns and visitor hubs. All major sights are cross-referenced with full-colour maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip.
About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
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