Alaska’s Inside Passage can offer a traveler a light read while at sea or a quick reference while at port. This is an adventurer’s short guide that crosses over to in-depth research and entwines the rich history of the area with a scientific account of the visible beauty along the shorelines, including the forests. The importance of the subject matter is its significance to history. This is a book about the Alaskan culture of not just the here and now but the then and there. A time of past and its relevance to the present.