A beautiful Alaskan photo memory for those who have been here, an inspiration for those wanting to travel here, and a great journey for those who might not venture here in person. Mark Kelley and author Nick Jans capture the essence of Alaska in this award-winning photo book. Travel through the coastal rainforest, the fishing towns and ice fields of Southeast Alaska; the glacier-carved landscape of Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords; through the major cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks; and on to the crown jewel, Denali National Park.
“Alaska truly lives up to its billing as the Great Land, a landscape so vast and varied that it seems beyond the scale of human comprehension. After spending a combined six decades here, Mark and I have figured one thing out: we’re never going to be able to show it all. Our offering is a mere sampler of the state’s riches, one we hope will bring you back, wanting more. All told, it’s a dazzling journey.” – Nick Jans
Narrator NICK JANS is an award-winning writer and author of numerous books, including A Wolf Called Romeo. He is a contributing editor to Alaska Magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including Rolling Stone and the Christian Science Monitor. “Jans is an exceptional storyteller—no nature writer can top him in terms of sheer emotional force.” —The New York Times
“The quality of the photography is first rate, and varies from the small scale of flowers and wildlife to the grander scale of mountains, fjords, and glaciers. The book exquisitely combines beautiful photography and an informative narrative into an attractive travelogue of Alaska.” – D.S Thurlow
“I wanted to let you know that my sister and brother-in-law just presented us with an autographed copy of your beautiful book. I was born in Alaska, but we left when I was just 9 months old, and I have never returned. Your photographs have awakened in me a yearning that I didn’t know was there to experience Alaska and its beauty. Thank you for sharing your talent in this way. I love it!” BF
Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award - Regional Finalist, Benjamin Franklin Award - Travel Finalist, Indie Book Awards - Travel Honorable Mention, Memorial Maria Luisa Photo Contest - Cover Image • Photos by Mark Kelley • Narrated by Nick Jans • Published by Mark Kelley Photography, (2016) • 160 pages, 11.5 x 9 inches • 170 Alaska photographs • Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1880865392 • $34.95
Mark Kelley is proud to be printing this book with Friesens Corporation in Altona, Manitoba, Canada. Friesens is a fully certified FSC printer, as well as a member of the Green Press Initiative. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international certification and labeling system for products that come from responsibly managed forests and verified recycled sources. Friesens uses only hydro-generated power and their plant produces no air pollutants, no toxic waste, and contributes 18 to 60 times less greenhouse gases than natural gas or coal-fired plants. Friesens’ inks are vegetable-based and stored in refillable drums leaving no ink cans to discard. Friesens has a long legacy of green!