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Reading Guide: A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii

Here’s a selection of new, favorite and hard-to-find books, prepared for your journey with Lindblad and National Geographic field staff. To make purchases, we recommend reaching out to your local independent bookseller or order online at www.bookshop.org.


Alaska and Canada’s Inside Passage

by Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
2015, Map

This accordion map-guide folds into a booklet, at a scale of 1:1,000,000.

Coming into the Country

by John McPhee
1991, Paper, 438 Pages

A superb introduction to the state, McPhee’s lyrical portrait blends history, issues and interesting facts with sketches of frontier life and unforgettable Alaskan characters.

Marine Mammals of Alaska

by Kate Wynne
2013, Flexi-Bound, 75 Pages

Designed for use in the field, this guide features large color photographs, key info and detailed range maps for all the whales, seals and other marine creatures found near the shores of Alaska. Third edition.

Alaska, Travellers’ Wildlife Guides

by Les Beletsky, Dennis Paulson
2006, Paper, 456 Pages

A guide to the most commonly encountered birds, mammals, fish, amphibians and marine invertebrates of Alaska featuring 320 handsome color illustrations and descriptive information on each species.

Alaska’s Southeast, Touring the Inside Passage

by Mike Miller
2008, Paper295 Pages

This practical guide includes not just information on where to go and what to do in the region (with terrific town maps) but also a good overview of the area’s natural history, culture and geography.