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  Alaska - MSN Encarta
Alaska is a rugged, wild, beautiful land of majestic mountains and deep, high-walled fjords; of slow-moving glaciers and still-active volcanoes; of dense, coniferous forests and desolate, treeless islands; of hot springs and icy streams.
Southwestern Alaska is composed of the narrow Alaska Peninsula, the Aleutian Islands, and Kodiak Island.
The Alaskan Interior is bounded by the Alaska Range on the south, the Brooks Range on the north, the border with the Yukon Territory on the east, and the Bering Sea on the west.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569148/Alaska.html   (2062 words)

 Alaska - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Southeastern Alaska, often called the Alaska Panhandle, or Panhandle, is a narrow, mountainous strip of the mainland between British Columbia and the Pacific Ocean.
The Alaska Panhandle is a land of forests.
Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation is responsible for the conservation, protection, and improvement of the state’s natural resources and environment and for the control of water, land, and air pollution.
encarta.msn.com /text_761569148___37/Alaska.html   (3873 words)

 Alaska. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Alaska’s major river is the Yukon, which crosses the state from east to west for 1,200 mi (1,931 km), from the Canadian border to the Bering Sea.
In S central Alaska, Anchorage, the state’s largest city, is the center for the Alaskan RR and for airways; it is also connected with the Alaska Highway.
In the Panhandle, the scenic beauty of the mountains and the rugged fjord-indented coast are augmented by such attractions as the Malaspina glacier and the acres of blue ice in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
www.bartleby.com /65/al/Alaska.html   (2409 words)

 Alaska. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
Alaska is a large peninsula land at the NW extremity of N. Amer., bet.
The Aleutian Range, which is the spine of the Alaska Peninsula, continues in the grass-covered, treeless Aleutian Isls., where the climate is foggy, damp, and cold in the winter and subject to violent winds (the williwaws).
Alaska’s major river is the Yukon, which crosses the state from E to W for 1,200 mi/1,931 km, from the Can.
www.bartleby.com /69/61/A02361.html   (2119 words)

 Panhandle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A panhandle is an informal geographic term for an elongated tail-like protrusion of a geo-political entity, such as a subnational entity or a sovereign state.
Instead, a panhandle is delimited by a land border on at least one side and extends out from the larger geographical body of the administrative unit.
The panhandle shape is the result of arbitrarily drawn international or subnational boundaries, although the location of some administrative borders takes into account other considerations such as economic ties or topography.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Panhandle   (342 words)

 Alaska travel guide - Wikitravel
Alaska [1] is the 49th and largest state in the United States of America.
Alaska is connected to the contiguous U.S. (known in Alaska as the "Lower 48") through Canada via the Alaska Highway.
Alaska Brewing Company in Juneau is the best known brewery in the state and their Alaskan Amber leads beer sales.
wikitravel.org /en/Alaska   (1931 words)

 Alaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Alaska is a land of spectacular contrasts--smoking volcanoes and frozen tundra, hot springs and ice floes, creeping glaciers and virgin forests.
In 1959 Alaska became the first new state since New Mexico and Arizona had achieved statehood in 1912, which was also the year Alaska was incorporated as a territory, the first step toward statehood.
Alaska's total area is 591,004 square miles (1,530,693 square kilometers), including 20,171 square miles (52,243 square kilometers) of lakes and rivers.
internationalhunters.homestead.com /Alaska.html   (2060 words)

 Alaska Cruise Trivia
Many of the larger cruiseliners sailing Alaska waters visit this huge river of ice located not far from the Tlingit Native village of Yakutat, near the northern end of the Southeast Alaska panhandle.
Alaska's tiny Semisopochnoi Island can be found just inside the eastern hemisphere, along with other more notable Alaskan islands including Amchitka (of U.S. atomic testing note) and far-out Attu Island, site of a bloody World War II battle during which U.S. infantrymen defeated occupying Japanese forces.
Alaska has more shoreline than all the rest of the nation’s coastal states combined - an impressive 6,640 miles of mainland coastal shores and a mind-blowing 33,904 miles if you count the shores around islands.
www.alaskacruisingreport.com /page11.html   (907 words)

 Alaska Geography - NETSTATE
To the south is the Gulf of Alaska and Pacific Ocean.
Alaska covers 656,425 square miles, making it the largest of the 50 states and more than twice the size of Texas, the second largest state.
Alaska's geography can be categorized into four main areas including two mountain ranges, a central plateau, and the Arctic slope or coastal plain.
www.netstate.com /states/geography/ak_geography.htm   (862 words)

 Alaska's Inside Passage ideal for small-ship wilderness exploration.
Alaska is the largest state in the USA with more miles of coastline than all other 49 states combined.
The Lonely Planet guide, Alaska, updated 7th popular edition in 2003, is a comprehensive visitor resource to the state, highlighting flora, fauna, history and local culture as well as encouraging active exploration of accessible wilderness areas and parks, and accommodation for a range of travel budgets.
Alaska's islands and islets swept by in a blur, and only the largest marine mammals would be announced if they were easily spotted from the deck and if lunch was not being served.
www.travelwithachallenge.com /Alaska-Cruise-West.htm   (2303 words)

 Alaska Stock Images - Alaska Grizzly Photos
Alaska is home to some of the wildest and most endangered wildlife.
The Grizzly Bear is found throughout all parts of Alaska – the only exception being the Frederick Island in the southeast panhandle of Alaska and parts of the Aleutian Islands in the western part of Alaska.
Alaska is home to 98 percent of the Nation’s Grizzly Bear which not only gives us a unique view of their nature and world, but it also provides a healthy responsibility to respect and take care of the Grizzly Bear and its habitat.
www.alaskastock.com /Grizzly_Bear_Photos.asp   (822 words)

 Map of Alaska
Alaska is A piece of America that offers pure wilderness, adventure ranging from wild to mild, fascinating history and a multi-cultural heritage reflected in art, lifestyles and communities throughout the state.
Alaska is the biggest state in the United States and this map will help you navigate through the vast amount of territory there is to explore in Alaska.
Whether you are visiting an Alaska Fishing Lodge for ocean fishing or stream fishing you are bound to find an excellent lodge to host you in the area of your choice.
www.mapofalaska.net /alaska-fishing.html   (1218 words)

 Alaska - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Alaska, largest in area of the United States but third smallest (exceeding only Vermont and Wyoming) in population, occupying the northwest extremity of the North American continent, separated from the coterminous United States by W Canada.
The southern coast of Alaska is deeply indented by two inlets of the wide Gulf of Alaska, Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound ; the Kenai Peninsula between them extends southwest toward Kodiak Island.
The psychological repercussions of the sociocultural oppression of Alaska native peoples.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-alaska.html   (2545 words)

 The Tongass Rainforest: Alaska's Crown Jewel | Greenpeace USA
Governor Murkowski of Alaska, and the Bush administration are agressively pursuing this ecological wonderland for logging.
This is a practice that was ended elsewhere in the nation years ago, and it has artificially enabled the corporations to abuse their lands and degrade the integrity of the Tongass Rainforest with logging operations that are not economic.
The economic backbone of Southeast Alaska is and has always been commercial fishing, an industry that is tied to the health and well being of the ecosystem.
www.greenpeace.org /usa/news/the-tongass-rainforest-alaska   (1554 words)

 Tour Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage - Cruises : Photo Safaris : Hunting : Eco-Tours : Wildlife Viewing - Alaska ...
Along an unvisited tide flat, a feared Alaska brown bear roams as unchallenged lord of the northern rainforest.
A city of 8,500 located on the outer coast of Alaska's panhandle, Sitka is rich in history and natural beauty.
Alaska Coastal Outfitter group sizes are held to a maximum of six passengers (including children).
www.alaskahunting.com /cruises.htm   (272 words)

 Alaska Panhandle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Alaska Panhandle is the southeastern portion of the coast of the U.S. state of Alaska, which lies just west of the northern half of the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Alaska Airlines is far and away the largest air carrier in the region, with Juneau's Juneau International Airport serving as the aerial hub for all of Southeast and Ketchikan's Ketchikan International Airport serving as a secondary hub for southern Southeast Alaska.
However, Alaska Airline's Boeing 737s can only be handled by a few airports in the region and Alaska's bush airlines serve many of the smaller and more isolated communities and villages in the regions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alaska_Panhandle   (481 words)

 Alaska.com | Glacier Bay National Park
In early June 2004, Alaska Airlines will start its seasonal 737 jet service to Gustavus, putting the park just a hop, skip and puddlejump from Seattle, Juneau or Anchorage.
Restaurants and lodging are available in Gustavus, on the fringe of the park.
The park is part of 24-million-acre block (37,500 square miles) of protected land, a World Heritage Site, that includes Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (the nation's largest) and Canada's Tatsenshini-Alsek Park and Canada's Kluane National Park.
www.alaska.com /places/parks/glba/story/4510286p-4487851c.html   (1736 words)

 North to Alaska - American West Travelogue
But Alaska is far more complex geographically, culturally, ecologically, and politically than most Americans know, and few writers are as capable of capturing this complexity as John McPhee.
The Alaska road trip series, North to Alaska, is offered in installments each of which has about a week to ten days of entries from my journal.
The other auto access is the Alaska Maritime Highway which is a ferry service operating through the Alaska Panhandle and connecting all the way to Anchorage.
www.amwest-travel.com /awt_aktrip6.html   (1299 words)

 ABCs of Alaska Cruising
No doubt about it, Alaska cruising season 2007 promises to be a banner year for seaborne travel in this land of brown bears, mountain goats, humpback whales, sprawling glaciers, ice-capped mountains, steep-walled fjords, lunker king salmon and lush towering forests.
This route begins with southerly ports Vancouver or Seattle and extends northbound to Whittier, Seward or Anchorage via the Southeast Alaska panhandle, the Gulf of Alaska and glacier-rich Prince William Sound.
The ferries connect Bellingham, WA with Southeast Alaska, Southeast Alaska with southcentral ports, and southcentral communities with Kodiak and ports along the Aleutian Island chain.
www.alaskacruisingreport.com /page3.html   (842 words)

 EarthCam - Ketchikan Cam
The town is perched on the shores of Ketchikan Creek and the Tongass Narrows on Revillagigedo Island in Southeast Alaska, within the Tongass National Forest.
Ketchikan, Alaska's "first city," is 500 miles north of Seattle.
Ketchikan is where many cruise ships dock and its historic downtown area, nestled between ocean and mountains, is crowded with tourists in the summer.
www.earthcam.com /usa/alaska/ketchikan   (209 words)

 Online Travel Guide Alaska Panhandle, USA
The Alaska Panhandle is a bastion of natural, raw beauty, and is tinged with a variety of historical backgrounds - from the native Tlingit and Aleut to Russian, Spanish, and North American.
The area is comprised of the southeast coastline of the state of Alaska and is situated slightly west of British Columbia, Canada.
The Panhandle is made up of Tongass National Forest (which covers most of this area), Glacier Bay National Park, Misty Fjords National Monument, Admiralty Island National Monument, and Alaska's famed Inside Passage.
www.tripcart.com /usa-regions/Alaska-Panhandle.aspx   (552 words)

 AlaskaOne.com - Travel Planning Information for Alaska
Carved by glaciers and blanketed with majestic hemlock and spruce, Alaska's "panhandle" rivals Scandinavia for pristine water and mountain views.
Southeast Alaska is the home of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Indians - you'll see their rich heritage reflected in dramatic totem poles and other Native arts.
Large and small cruiseships, charter boats, and private yachts call at picturesque towns and scenic wonderlands like Misty Fjords National Monument, Tracy Arm, and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, located near the capital city of Juneau.
www.alaskaone.com /seast   (235 words)

 Alaska Newspapers -- DailyEarth
location is in the Alaska panhandle north of Juneau, AK.
The Daily News-Miner is an excellent source for general Alaska information as well as providing extensive coverage of the Alaskan oil industry in the business section.
location is in the Alaska panhandle in extreme southeastern Alaska.
www.dailyearth.com /USNews/alaska.html   (282 words)

 US Geography - Alaska Virtual Field Trip - Dr. Alan A. Lew - NAU
Juneau, Alaska -- the State Capital -- is only accessible by boat and air.
Totem poles are part of the tradition of the native peoples of the Panhandle.
The growing season in Alaska is short, but the long days of sunshine can produce quick growing vegetables of huge proportions.
www.geog.nau.edu /courses/alew/ggr346/ft/alaska/index.html   (728 words)

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