ALASKA BOUND by Kathryn Winslow


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This too is a travel guide to Alaska. But in contrast to McKay's Guide To Alaska (Robert G. Hart, McKay, P. 719) it has a more descriptive and anecdotal approach and a less cut and dried how-to feeling. Its opening, with well known facts opposite less well known facts, serves to arouse interest, and the coverage by regions -- of them -- points out the variety of geography and climate, of cities, towns, villages, mountains, glaciers, coasts and interiors, etc. After the landscaping there is the question of transportation to and within Alaska and on the Canadian side -- bus, air, ship, automobile, railroad, with guidance for each type considered; then come the trips, tours, and excursions available -- with costs, and in detail -- accommodations, sights, bush plane hops, road conditions with seasonal warnings, all the things to do and look for. The airlines and the package tours they provide, hunting and fishing and camping, flying your own plane or sailing your own boat, wind up this companionable travel aid. There are ""totems"" between the sections on time zones, distances, populations, rivers, newspapers, mountains, totem poles, animals and mammals, recipes, etc.

Pub Date: Nov. 9th, 1959
Publisher: Dodd, Mead