“Mobile office of Sen Ted Stevens” in front
of Bridal Veil Falls, Valdez. Photo from
Ted Stevens Papers Collection.
An accurately proportioned map can easily communicate the position and size of a state, and some geographic features like mountains, coastline and rivers. But another aspect of Alaska that often is overlooked is geographic diversity. Much to the chagrin of Texas, Alaska is known for being the largest state in the union, but it is hard to explain that Fairbanks is different from Dutch Harbor, which is much different from Barrow, which is much different from Seward.
|Paraeuchaeta barbata is a copepod or a small crustacean
found in the water column of the Beaufort Sea. Photo by