Exploring the Essence of Southcentral Alaska

Picea Geographics is the publisher of Geography of Southcentral Alaska: Explanations and Explorations of its Landscape, by David K. Snyder.

The book contains beautiful full-color maps and clear explanations of the Geology, Meteorology, Hydrology and Biology that have contributed to the varied and unique geography of Southcentral Alaska.  Additionally, it contains further detail for Denali, Kenai Fjords and Wrangell-St. Elias National Parks.  It has just been released in August 2013.

The book discusses the topics listed below in both general terms and as they pertain to Southcentral Alaska.  Knowledgeable specialists have reviewed every topic. Click on the hyperlinks to read some sample pages.

Plate Tectonics
Continental and Oceanic Structures
Mud Volcanoes

Global Atmospheric Circulation
Aurora Borealis
Ice Ages and Glaciations
Glacial History
Lakes and Wetlands
Coastal Formations
Bore Tides

Biological Succession

National Parks
Denali National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park

The book is paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 22 cm), 166 pages and the cover price is very reasonable at $20.00.

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David Snyder was born, raised and lives in Anchorage, Alaska.  He obtained a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has worked with geographic information systems for many years.  He has also taught both physical and human geography at the University of Alaska – Anchorage, which was the impetus for this book.

Interesting Fact
Picea is the genus of the spruce tree, which is plentiful in Southcentral Alaska.

News!  Christmas is on the way.  This is a great gift for any armchair scientist!


Unsolicited praise for the Geography of Southcentral Alaska:
"I love, love, love your maps and graphics." -JF, Valdez
"You've done an excellent job of bringing the geology to the lay person." -MS, Seward
"...a fascinating read...I really loved reading the book." - MF, New York
"...a tremendous amount of detail...the maps and charts are terrific..." - HE, Anchorage

Sample Maps