Alaska, a rugged land of ice and fire, of soaring mountain ranges, three million lakes, and untamed wilderness, of gold-rush ghost towns and scattered islands, primeval forest and endless skies, is vast on a scale that is hard to comprehend. With epic vistas, blockbuster wildlife, and a rich cultural heritage, the "Last Frontier" is one of the world’s great wonders. This beautiful book, packed with stunning photographs, will take you on a pictorial journey through Alaska’s most magnificent landscapes. From the arctic north, with its glittering sea ice, frozen tundra and ethereal aurora borealis, to the lush rainforests and breathtaking fjordlands of the south, this is a country as diverse as it is immense. Take in the wild majesty of Denali National Park and its towering peaks, marvel at the blue-white glaciers of Glacier Bay and the untamed rivers of Alaska’s pristine Interior. Encounter the wind-battered coastlines of the Aleutian Islands, and the sheltered bays of the Kodiak Archipelago; embrace frontier spirit along its highways, railways, and winding hiking trails. Uncover Alaska’s intriguing history through its onion-domed churches, Native villages, remote settlements, and abandoned boomtowns. And if that was not enough, experience close encounters with some impressive Alaskan residents, including humpback whales, bears, caribou, moose, puffins, seals, and more. Exploring sights both familiar and unexpected, natural and man-made, new and old, The Secrets of Alaska will introduce you to one of the most awe-inspiring places on earth.
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About the Author
Michael Kerrigan has written on the history, mythology, arts, and culture of many different countries, from India to Ireland and from Mongolia to Peru. His abridgements of The Journals of Lewis and Clark and Charles Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle: The Journals that Revealed Nature’s Grand Plan present the explorers' own journals, in their own words, for modern readers. More recently he has been author of The Secrets of Paris , Undiscovered Wales, and A Dark History of China. A longstanding contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, he lives with his family in Edinburgh.