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A photographic tribute to the largest state in the U.S., which boasts a diversity in people, wildlife, and terrain that is unlike any other American region. Accompanied by photographs from the world's top outdoor photographers and text by an Alaskan native and assemblyman.
With its vast diversity of land, people, and wildlife, Alaska is the last true American frontier. For the armchair traveler, those planning and dreaming of a future vacation, or those savoring a past trip of a lifetime, this spectacular volume brings together the majestic splendor of Americarsquo;s largest statemdash;591,104 square miles and twice the size of Texasmdash;as captured by some of the worldrsquo;s top outdoor photographers.Spectacular Alaska celebrates the landmdash;including Mt. McKinley, the highest point in North America at 20,320 feetmdash;the animalsmdash;including bald eagles, walruses, moose, whales, wolves, and Alaskan brown bearmdash;and also the people. Much of Alaska is still covered in wilderness, and here lie the giants of Americarsquo;s national parks: Wrangell-St. Elias, almost six times the size of Yellowstone; Denali National Park, which is the size of Massachusetts and known as the Serengeti of the North because of its glorious wildlife; and many other national parks, monuments, and preserves. These parks, as well as the cities, villages, and regions in between are explored in the two hundred photographs and stunning panoramic gatefolds of Spectacular Alaska.160;
Number of Pages: 131
Genre: Photography, Travel
Sub-Genre: Photoessays + Documentaries, Subjects + Themes / Regional, Pictorial
Publisher: Universe Pub
Street Date: February 21, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-1547
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