Tourists and old-time Alaskans alike have made this much-loved book a bestseller for years. Concise yet detailed answers to the most interesting questions about Alaska and the north can be found in this collection of more than 400 short and engaging articles written by Neil Davis and other experts from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. They cover such topics as the northern lights, permafrost, glaciers, northern meteorology, earthquakes, volcanoes, archaeology, Alaskan plants and animals, history, and northern living. Alaska Science Nuggets is a great reference or gift for tourists and residents interested in the phenomenal natural history of the North.
"This incredible book should be required in all hotel rooms. Look though the table of contents in any good bookstore and see what I mean."
—Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
"You may never get to Alaska, but you can enjoy Alaska, and these articles, high in a Honolulu condominium or relaxing in front of a crackling fireplace in an Aspen ski lodge."