Bears, birds, totems, cruising amidst the glaciers, camping in the wilderness... Alaska can still astonish the most jaded of travellers. Insight Guide Alaska is a comprehensive full-colour travel guide to the huge, untamed spaces of America´s 49th state. Beautiful photographs on every page will take you on a journey through the Last Frontier. Our Best Of section selects Alaska´s top attractions and activities not to miss, such as touring on a luxury train, observing wild bears, bald eagles, and humpback whales in Glacier Bay National Park, and seeing the Northern Lights. Lively features by local writers cover a whole range of subjects: choosing a cruise, testing your survival skills, staying in a wildlife refuge, getting around by ferry, gold-panning and how to spot a bear. Insight Guides´ unrivalled coverage of history, landscape and culture provides an essential introduction to this vast state. Evocative accounts of Alaska´s national parks and varied wildernesses combine with lively descriptions of the main towns and visitor hubs. All major sights are cross-referenced with full-colour maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip.