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EXPLORING ALASKA'S KENAI FJORDS is a comprehensive coastal guide for mariners. The guidebook has been designed both for trip planning and for use as a resource manual while in the fjords. The book is divided into three parts:
Part I: Introduction to the Kenai Fjords
Part I comprises five chapters that provide coastal orientation of the parks and wilderness lands, with an overview of special destinations for cruising mariners as well as identifing regional wildlife concentrations.
Part II: History of the Kenai Fjords
Part II describes the physical forces that shaped the Kenai Peninsula's outer coast 40 million years ago, as well as today's unprecedented post Little Ice Age retreat. It also recounts human history in the fjords involving the indiginous Sugpiaq people, Russian fur traders, and the explorers who charted the Kenai seacoast.
Part III: Coastal Guide to the Kenai Fjords
Part III describes, in detail, the seacoast and major embayments between Port Bainbridge and Port Chatham, (including the Kenai Fjords National Park). Illustrated with 43 regional maps and 140 photographs, it provides tips for seafarers and ocean kayakers about places of interest, wildlife areas, vessel anchorages, camp areas, public lands, beachcombing hot spots, tidal lagoons, and reliable kayak landing locations.
"David Wm. Miller's excellent book Exploring Alaska's Kenai Fjords... presents an engaging mariner's guide that includes a great deal of history and natural history as well as sound advice on anchorage, hazards, and attractions. His book is especially helpful to kayakers because he notes landing beaches, campsites, and cabins." --Gulf of Alaska Coastal Travel Routes by Terry Johnson, Alaska Sea Grant marine recreation and tourism specialist.
Amazon reviewers have rated Exploring Alaska s Kenai Fjords 5 out of 5 stars... an excellent introduction to the coast between Homer and Seward... THE must have book for boating the Kenai Fjords - Invaluable when sightseeing or looking for safe anchorage... Love this book - Great details of each area in Kenai Fjords... --Amazon.com