An updated reference about America's forty-ninth state brings together information about Alaska's population, geography, government, employment, banking, business, transportation, agriculture, industry, and culture. Original.
"The Alaska Almanac" is the bestselling reference to America's biggest, northernmost state. Whether you dream of visiting Alaska, have seen its grandeur, or live in the 49th state, this book is an all-about-Alaska education in a take-it-with-you package. "Easy and fun to read . . . The best guide to bring to Alaska".--"The Boston Globe". 12 maps, illustrations throughout.
A Memoir of Coast Guard Missions on the Last Frontier
Author: Captain Jeffrey Hartman Uscg (Ret)
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Alaska represents twenty percent of the land area, twenty percent of the oil production, forty percent of the fresh water of the United States, but after Wyoming, it's the least populated state. Despite that contradiction, the state has an abundance of natural resources, history, and adventure-especially for the members of the Coast Guard that oversee its massive coastline. Captain Jeffrey Hartman served four tours of duty in Alaska with the Coast Guard. He outlines the history of Alaska and its culture and describes his experiences overseeing a number of rescue missions there. Hartman illustrates with personal experience the challenges and dangers the Service faces in carrying out its missions protecting the Alaska people, environment and maritime infrastructure. He flew helicopters from Coast Guard icebreakers, on rescue and law enforcement missions and managed the search and rescue program on Alaska's waters. "Guarding Alaska" explains the many important functions that the Coast Guard serves and also examines how it's changed in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. You'll feel like you're in the middle of the action as you gain a deeper appreciation for the state and the people who protect it.
A business development tool for professionals, marketers, sales directors, consultants and strategists seeking to understand and reach middle market American companies. It covers important business sectors, from InfoTech to health care to telecommunications. Profiles of more than 500 leading US middle market companies. Includes business glossary, a listing of business contacts, indexes and database on CD-ROM.