Synopses & Reviews
Alaska, called the Last Frontier for good reason, is a very special part of the United States. Physically seperated from the lower 48 states, its northern latitudes, pastel light, Native Americans, lack of roads, and miles of wilderness give it a unique and magical quality. The landscape is dominated by mountain ranges, tundra plains, rain forests, glaciers, and an abundance of wildlife - from moose, caribou, and grizzly bears to eagles and snowy owls. Alaska is a land of superlatives.
Professional photographer Fred Hirschmann, a long-time resident of Alaska, has captured the essence of this grand state through his cameras' lenses. See Denali, the highest mountain in North America; Anchorage, Alaska's largest city with a population of more than 260 thousand; Mendenhall Glacier; totem poles and ice fishing; dog sledding and subsistence whaling.
Author Suzan Nightingale's intimate look at Alaska gives a close-up view of life in the 49th state. Through the eyes of Natives, long-time residents, and newcomers - people who live in the cities, on Alaska's Southeast Coast, in isolated villages, along the waterways, in the Aleutian Islands - Nightingale's writing shows the diversity of lifestyles, landscapes, and peoples that make up Alaska.
A sensitive combination of Hirschmann's powerful images and Nightingale's evocative words portray our largest and most unique state in a way never seen before. This is ""Alaska.""
By traveling to all corners of the state, photographer Hirschmann has brilliantly succeeded in capturing the scope, vastness, and variety of the Alaska landscape.
About the Author
Hirschmann has worked 20 years as a professional outdoor and natural history photographer.