Frommer's Alaska by Kris Capps, Mike Dunham, Charlotte Glover, Dave Kiffer

By Kris Capps, Mike Dunham, Charlotte Glover, Dave Kiffer

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When you visit, you’ll see moraines, heavy blue ice and white snow streaked with black rock and dust, obviously gouged from mountains and left at the faces and along the flanks of the glaciers in debris piles. Today Alaska’s 100,000 glaciers cover about 5% of its landmass, mostly on the southern coast. There are no glaciers in the Arctic—the climate is too dry to produce enough snow. The northernmost large glaciers are in the Alaska Range, such as those carving great chasms in the side of Mount McKinley.

The earthquake destroyed much of Anchorage and several smaller towns, and killed about 131 people, mostly in sea waves created by underwater landslides. In Valdez, the waterfront was swept clean of people. But even that huge earthquake wasn’t an unusual occurrence, at least in the Earth’s terms. Geologists believe the same Alaska coast sank 6 feet in an earthquake in the year 1090. Drunken forest of spruce trees. Permafrost & Sea Ice The northern Interior and Arctic parts of the state are less susceptible to earthquakes, and since they receive little precipitation, they don’t have glaciers, either.

S. at 317/572-3993 or fax 317/572-4002. Wiley also publishes its books in a variety of electronic formats. Some content that appears in print may not be available in electronic formats. Manufactured in the United States of America 5 4 3 2 1 About the Authors Kris Capps is a longtime Alaska journalist who has traveled extensively throughout the state. She spends most of her time in Interior Alaska and currently lives right outside Denali National Park with her teenage daughter; this has been her home for 20 years.

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