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Publisher Comments:

Compass American Guides: Alaska's Inside Passage taps a growing travel market. Alaska is the worlds third most popular cruise destination, attracting about one million cruise ship passengers a year. While other guides offer recommendations on where to stay and what to see, none combine that practical information with the depth and literary quality of a Compass American Guide.

In this thoroughly readable book, travelers, locals, and armchair travelers alike will find a mix of stunning color photos, sightseeing scoops, historical background, fun FAQs, and evocative, inspiring descriptions of this breathtaking region. Following the route of a fantasy cruise from south (Ketchikan) to north (Sitka), the guide takes readers through all the incredible attractions, including Glacier Bay National Park, Ketchikans totem poles, and Skagways historic Gold Rush District.  The explorations of each port of call are organized by the amount of time visitors have on shore. In addition to natural and historic sights, the guide includes favorite places to eat and shop in each town, and tips on everything from animal-watching to packing the night gear.

Writer Ann Chandonnet lived in Alaska for more than 30 years and is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Alaska Heritage Seafood Cookbook, and Alaskas Arts, Crafts & Collectibles. Photographer Don Pitcher spent 15 summers in the wilds of Alaska and Wyoming and now works as a photographer and travel writer, basing his travels from Homer, Alaska.

Synopsis:

Alaska is the world's third most popular cruise destination, attracting about one million cruise ship passengers a year. In this thoroughly readable book, travelers, locals, and armchair travelers alike will find a mix of stunning color photos, sightseeing scoops, historical background, fun FAQs, and evocative, inspiring descriptions of this breathtaking region.

Table of Contents

Introduction ............ 9

How To Use This Book ............ 14

The Land And The People ............ 17

A Rare Rain Forest ............ 17

The Glaciers ............ 18

Native Alaskans ............ 19

Native Traditions ............ 21

The Explorers Impact ............ 23

New Claims To Southeast Alaska ............ 25

Ketchikan ............ 30

Wrangell ............ 50

Petersburg ............ 69

Juneau ............ 83

Skagway ............ 117

Haines ............ 133

Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve ............ 153

Sitka ............ 162

Practical Information ............ 180

Animal- And Bird-Watching ............ 180

Animal Safety ............ 182

Antiquities Laws ............ 183

Boating ............ 184

Climate ............ 185

Clothing ............ 185

Festivals And Annual Events ............ 186

Fishing ............ 189

Flightseeing ............ 190

Food ............ 190

Getting Around ............ 191

Gold Panning ............ 192

Green Travel Bike Tours ............ 193

Lodging And Camping ............ 193

Shopping Tips ............ 194

Survival ............ 195

Time ............ 195

Traveling With Kids ............ 196

Useful Contacts ............ 196

Recommended Reading ............ 200

Index ............ 202

Sidebars

Glacier Facts ............ 19

Misty Fiords ............ 42

Early Inside Passage Cruises ............ 44

Totem Poles ............ 59

Basics on Bears ............ 62-63

Of Flippers and Flukes ............ 75

Tracing Juneaus Gold Belt ............ 87

Lighthouses ............ 93

Roots Travel: Finding Great-Granddad ............ 97

Treadwell Past and Present ............ 111

Hubbard Glacier ............ 130

Let the Mask Buyer Beware ............ 141

Eagles and Ravens ............ 147

A Tlingit Sampler ............ 172

The Tongass ............ 177

Maps

Upper Southeast ............ 11

Lower Southeast ............ 15

Ketchikan ............ 32

Wrangel ............ 52

Petersburg ............ 71

Greater Juneau ............ 85

Downtown Juneau ............ 88

Skagway ............ 119

Haines ............ 137

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ............ 154

Sitka ............ 164

Literary Extracts

John Muir on the Inside Passages landscape ............ 23

George F. MacDonald on the Haida world ............ 35

Chief Toyatte speaking on behalf of the Stickeen people ............ 55

Michael Modzelewski on forest hiking ............ 78

Earl Redman on the Gold Rushs "amalgam thieves" ............ 89

Harry M. Walker on the Mendenhall Glacier ............ 103

Martha Black on braving the Chilkoot Trail ............ 122

Paul Alaback on the Tongass National Forest ............ 138

Gretel Ehrlich on glaciers as archivists ............ 156

Victoria Wyatt on the influence of missionaries and businessmen on Native culture ............ 167

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400009022
Author:
Chandonnet, Ann
Publisher:
Compass American Guides
Photographer:
Pitcher, Don
Author:
Pitcher, Don
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Alaska
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
Americana - Alaska
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
7.90x5.40x.60 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Alaska is the world's third most popular cruise destination, attracting about one million cruise ship passengers a year. In this thoroughly readable book, travelers, locals, and armchair travelers alike will find a mix of stunning color photos, sightseeing scoops, historical background, fun FAQs, and evocative, inspiring descriptions of this breathtaking region.
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