Frommer's Alaska 2010 (Frommer's Color Complete) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2010/1/12
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- Completely updated every year, Frommer's Alaska features gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you.
- Our expert author lets you know your best bets for spotting wildlife, catching salmon or halibut, and getting up-close-and-personal with glaciers. Plus, detailed information on Alaska’s most scenic drives and where you can go to interact with Native people and culture.
- Our cruise experts break down the variety of Alaska cruises, from the debate between small versus large boats to who you can expect to be sailing with when you choose a particular cruise line.
- Plus, the best scenic drives along Alaska's highways, aguide to exploring Denali and Kenai Fjords national parks, "when, where and how" for viewing bears, whales, and other wildlife and insider advice on getting the most out of your Alaska cruise experience
Charles Wohlforth is a lifelong Alaskan who has been a writer and journalist since 1986. Wohlforth lives in Anchorage with his wife, Barbara, sons Robin and Joseph, and daughters Julia and Rebecca. Due this spring from St. Martin's Press is his book The Fate of Nature, which explores the history, ecology, and anthropology of Prince William Sound. His previous book, winner of the Los Angeles Times book prize, is The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change (North Point Press, $14). Wohlforth can be reached through his website, www.wohlforth.net.
"Alaska 2010" opens with a "Best Of" list and some commentary about the state as a whole, before getting downt to business on travel information. One chapter offers sample itineraries around the state; another covers the cruise lines that travel every summer up the coast. A geographic breakdown brings out the attractions of Anchorage, Southeast Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula, Denali National Park, the Alaska Interior, and the Bush. There is lots of information about what to see, where to stay and how to get there. The coverage for Alaska off the road network is extensive and commendable, and recommended to tourists who may not realize just how thin the tourist infrastructure is, outside cities like Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
The narrative is detailed, entertaining, and full of the anecdotes that come from long-time residence. The text is enhanced by a lavish selection of photographs and maps. Sections of it can be read as a travelogue on the eclectic mix of hardy people and hardier wildlife that inhabit the state; highly recommended.
Norman De Jong,