Skip to Main Content
Go to Penn Libraries homepage   Go to Guides homepage

Alumni Travel Reading 2018-2019: Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage


Green mountain line overlooking lush valley

Ahklun Mountains and the Togiak Wilderness. Courtesy of

Non-Fiction Works


City skyline with snowy mountains in background

Anchorage, Alaska. Courtesy of

map of Alaska

For Full size map, visit Travel Alaska



Giant snow-covered mountain behind water

Mount McKinley, Alaska. Courtesy of

Alaska lives up to its official nickname: “The Last Frontier.” Indeed, Alaska was the 49th state to join the union in 1959. Alaska is also the largest state by land area--bigger than Texas, Montana, and California combined--and yet is the least densely populated with a ratio of 1.26 people per square mile. Although having an economy dominated by the oil and gas industry, Alaska’s unique and rugged landscape attracts millions of visitors every year. Here is a taste of Alaska. 


Selected and Annotated By:

Nick Okrent Bibliographer for US History, Africana Studies,
Philosophy, and Urban Studies

Emily Benenhaley 
Adminisrative Assistant

For more information, visit the Penn Alumni Travel Website. 

Film: Wild Alaska

Wild Alaska. National Geographic. 2014.

An exlusive look at wildlife in Alaska throughout the changing seasons and incredible landscape.

Watch the documentary in its entirety below, as provided by YouTube.


View of body of water with steep islands from above

Port Malmesbury, Alaska. Courtesy of

Travel Resource


Tree-lined highway with snoy mountain in distance

Mt. Drum overshadowing Glenn Highway. Courtesy of


Culture & Geography

Penn Libraries Home Franklin Home
(215) 898-7555