Environment: The Battle of Alaska

If you are old go by all means; but if you are young stay away until you grow older. The scenery of Alaska is so much grander than anything else of the kind in the world that, once beheld, all other scenery becomes flat and insipid. It is not well to dull one's capacity for such enjoyment by seeing the finest first.

Geographer Henry Gannett, who mapped much of the American West, wrote those words at the turn of the century. But even today, Alaska's scenic grandeur almost defies description. Larger than Texas, Montana and...

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