A survey of our largest state (with the smallest population) gives Outsiders a chance to look at statistics on, and known facts about, all phases of life on the ""last but most comfortable"" frontier. Data on the climate and geography is given by regions; who are the people and where and how they live is followed by an economic profile of living costs and standards of living; material on how to get a job comes next while the housing situation is its successor. Chapters on health and education, land acquisition, agriculture and business potentials terminate in the part the defense forces have in the total picture, in the excellence of hunting and fishing and with a guide to 24 cities and towns from Anchorage to . Appendix matter covers schools and hospitals, chambers of commerce, press and broadcasting, aircraft operators, wages, and there are lists of sources of information and an annotated bibliography. This emphasizes the dynamic spirit of the 48th state and should be useful to those who are thinking of living there; it should also be valuable as a current reference.