Award-winning author Sue Saliba'slyrical young adult novel aboutfollowing your heart to the most unexpected and beautiful of places. mia's heart made a sound that no one heardexcept for mia late one night when she woke from dreams into darkness. ethan was asleep beside her, and em was a forest away. outside it was night and dark and alaska.the sky was upside down. When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. But can Mia find the courage to follow her heart in Alaska? And what if the one you love is not all that you wish them to be?
It isn't all polar bears and Eskimos, ice and snow. America's 49th, and biggest, state covers three climatic zones, with landscapes varying from evergreen forest to treeless tundra. Glistening glaciers, an abundant wildlife, coastal communities clinging to their traditions, an 800-mile oil pipeline -- Alaska is almost larger than life. From the gold-rush towns of the Inside Passage to Denali national Park, from the Gateway city of Anchorage to remote Arctic communities, this book reveals the natural wonders of America's Outback, and includes a chapter on Canada's Yukon.
* Guidebook details 80 climbing routes throughout Alaska * Includes photos, many with route overlays, topo route maps, climbing difficulty and time information, ratings, and more Alaska mountain guides Mike Wood and Colby Coombs have teamed up to write this definitive climbing guidebook targeting the more experienced climber. This is the ultimate guidebook for every climber intending to scale the mountains of one of the nation's last best wild places. Alaska: A Climbing Guide offers climbers a range of routes in the Chugach Range, the Alaska Range, the Fairweather Range, and more. Each of the routes has been climbed, documented, checked, and double-checked by the authors to ensure accuracy and safety. Interesting personal experiences are included as are accounts of first ascents from Fred Beckey, John Krakauer, and David Roberts.