Alaska For Dummies

Alaska For Dummies

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* Alaska is a top-ten domestic travel destination * From Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau to the Kenai Peninsula and Denali National Park, this guide makes Alaska more accessible than ever * Includes a whole chapter on Alaska cruises and offers thorough coverage of camping and outdoor activities, from trekking and skiing to kayaking and dog sleddingshow more

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  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 142.2 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 498.96g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764577468
  • 9780764577468

About Charles P. Wohlforth

Charles Wohlforth, a lifelong Alaskan, has been writing about his home as a journalist and author for almost 20 years. His two other books for Wiley are Frommer's Alaska and Frommer's Family Vacations in the National Parks, the latter of which covers parks across the United States and is based on insights from the Wohlforth family's own camping experiences. Wohlforth received wide critical acclaim for his book The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change, which explores how Inupiat Eskimos and scientists are learning about and adapting to global warming in the Arctic. The paperback edition will be published in April 2005 by North Point Press. Wohlforth lives in Anchorage with his wife, Barbara; sons, Robin and Joseph; and daughters, Julia and Rebecca. He welcomes reader questions through his Web site, www wohlforth.net, which also contains other writings and travel advice about Alaska and links useful for setting up a trip.show more

Table of contents

Introduction; Part I: Introducing Alaska; Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Alaska; Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Alaska; Chapter 3: Deciding Where and When to Go; Chapter 4: Great Alaska Itineraries; Part II: Planning Your Trip to Alaska; Chapter 5: Managing Your Money; Chapter 6: Getting to Alaska; Chapter 7: Getting Around Alaska; Chapter 8: Cruising Alaska's Coast; Chapter 9: Planning an Outdoor Adventure; Chapter 10: Booking Your Accommodations; Chapter 11: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests; Chapter 12: Taking Care of the Remaining Details; Part III: Anchorage and Environs; Chapter 13: Settling Into Anchorage; Chapter 14: Exploring Anchorage; Chapter 15: Side Trips from Anchorage; Part IV: Road Trips from Anchorage; Chapter 16: The Kenai Peninsula: Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai, and Homer; Chapter 17: Fairbanks; Chapter 18: Driving Alaska's Highways; Chapter 19: Denali National Park.5; Part V: Southeast Alaska; Chapter 20: Juneau; Chapter 21: Skagway; Chapter 22: Sitka; Part VI: The End of the Road and Beyond: Bush Alaska; Chapter 23: The Arctic; Chapter 24: Bear Country: Katmai National Park and Kodiak Island; Part VII: The Part of Tens; Chapter 25: Ten Great Walks and Hikes in Alaska; Chapter 26: Ten Questions to Ask an Alaskan; Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Be an Alaska Know-It-All; Appendix: Quick Concierge; Indexshow more

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