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Survivor Kid

Survivor Kid

Survivor Kid

Author: ,

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Isbn 10: 156976879X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1895

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Counteracting the panic and fear associated with getting lost in the wild, this handbook equips children with practical tools for overcoming adverse wilderness experiences, even if they are endured alone. Compiled by a search-and-rescue professional, straightforward advice is offered on building shelters and fires, signaling for help, finding water and food, dealing with dangerous animals, learning how to navigate, and avoiding injuries. Practice projects are included to hone survival skills--such as starting a fire with a reflective surface, casting animal tracks, or using a treasure hunt to test navigational aptitude. Making a strong argument for danger prevention, each lesson is coupled with simple instructions and diagrams that will reassure and empower young adventurers.


The Big Book of Nature Activities

The Big Book of Nature Activities

The Big Book of Nature Activities

Author: Drew Monkman,Jacob Rodenburg

Publisher: New Society Publisher

Isbn 10: 1550925962

Category: Nature

Number of Pages: 387

Number of Views: 303

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“A wealth of ideas for adults to engage children and themselves in the wonders of the natural world with suggested activities for all seasons.”―Robert Bateman, artist and author of Life Sketches: A Memoir The Big Book of Nature Activities is a comprehensive guide for parents and educators to help youth of all ages explore, appreciate, and connect with the natural world. This rich, fully illustrated compendium is packed with crafts, stories, information, and inspiration to make outdoor learning fun! The Big Book of Nature Activities features: · Nature-based skills and activities such as species identification, photography, journaling, and the judicious use of digital technology · Ideas, games, and activities grounded in what’s happening in nature each season · Core concepts that promote environmental literacy, such as climate change and the mechanisms and wonder of evolution, explained using a child-friendly, engaging approach · Lists of key species and happenings to observe throughout the year across most of North America


The Hike

The Hike

The Hike

Author: Alison Farrell

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Isbn 10: 1452179271

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 56

Number of Views: 1574

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With lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world coupled with fun narrative featured throughout, this spirited picture book tells the victorious story of three girls' friendship—and their tribulations and triumphs in the great outdoors. Here is the best and worst of any hike: from picnics to puffing and panting, deer-sighting to detours. Featuring a glossary, a sketchbook by one of the characters, abundant labels throughout, and scientific backmatter, this book is a must-have for budding scientists, best friends, and all adventurers. And it proves, as if proof were needed, what epic things can happen right in your own backyard.


Play The Forest School Way

Play The Forest School Way

Play The Forest School Way

Author: Jane Worroll,Peter Houghton

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

Isbn 10: 1780289162

Category: Family & Relationships

Number of Pages: 160

Number of Views: 608

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Help your child connect with nature, be adventurous and most of all have fun, with these woodland games, crafts and other activities from Forest School. The rise of the Forest School movement in recent years is part of a groundswell of concern about the wellbeing of our children, with many media scare stories about child obesity, "nature deficit disorder" (as described in Last Child in the Woods) and lack of exposure to risk. This woodland adventure book brings the activities and--learning through nature--ethos of Forest School to the parents of nursery and primary school-age children. It's packed full of ideas, from making nature jewellery and whittling a bow and arrow to building a shelter and foraging for food; it also celebrates the Forest School philosophy of encouraging self-esteem, confidence and social skills through engagement with nature. As well as sharing Forest School's brilliant ideas for activities, this book encourages parents to follow aspects of the Forest School approach in the way they handle play sessions; in, for example, getting adults to engage actively while being careful to let the kids lead; in framing sessions with small rituals). Activity variations target different age groups, and there are ideas for small groups (for play dates, for example, or children's birthday parties) as well as things to do with just one or two children. While the book is aimed at parents, who are encouraged to guide the play, the activity instructions are written in a simple style so that children can read them too, and the illustrations are also intended to be enjoyed by children. With a fun, child-friendly design, this book offers an immersive experience for all the family. The book is designed to be robust enough to withstand outdoor handling while also being attractive as a gift for "green" parents, with charming illustrations and a retro design that together create a magical feel and chime with the back-to-nature content.


A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

Isbn 10: 0385674546

Category: Travel

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 337

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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.


Dirty Teaching

Dirty Teaching

Dirty Teaching

Author: Juliet Robertson

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

Isbn 10: 178135149X

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Views: 964

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Juliet Robertson offers tips and tricks to help any teacher develop variety in their teaching. One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting out of it and this book will give you the confidence to do it. It contains a wealth of ideas from cheat sheets to activities that allow teachers and parents to encourage outdoor learning and improve student participation. There is no need for expensive tools or complicated technologies; all you need is your coat and a passion for learning - oh, and you'd better bring the kids too


On Trails

On Trails

On Trails

Author: Robert Moor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1476739242

Category: Nature

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1283

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New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award • Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award • “The best outdoors book of the year.” —Sierra Club From a talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. While thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.


The Adventurer's Son

The Adventurer's Son

The Adventurer's Son

Author: Roman Dial

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 0062876627

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1524

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A brave and marvelous book. A page-turner that will rip your heart out.” —Jon Krakauer "Gripping." —New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) * "Beautiful." —Washington Post * "Destined to become an adventure classic." —Anchorage Daily News In the tradition of Into the Wild comes an instant classic of outdoor literature, a riveting work of uncommon depth: The Adventurer’s Son is Roman Dial’s extraordinary account of his two-year quest to unravel the mystery of his son’s dissapearance in the jungles of Costa Rica. In the predawn hours of July 10, 2014, the twenty-seven-year-old son of preeminent Alaskan scientist and National Geographic Explorer Roman Dial, walked alone into Corcovado National Park, an untracked rainforest along Costa Rica’s remote Pacific Coast that shelters miners, poachers, and drug smugglers. He carried a light backpack and machete. Before he left, Cody Roman Dial emailed his father: “I am not sure how long it will take me, but I’m planning on doing 4 days in the jungle and a day to walk out. I’ll be bounded by a trail to the west and the coast everywhere else, so it should be difficult to get lost forever.” They were the last words Dial received from his son. As soon as he realized Cody Roman’s return date had passed, Dial set off for Costa Rica. As he trekked through the dense jungle, interviewing locals and searching for clues—the authorities suspected murder—the desperate father was forced to confront the deepest questions about himself and his own role in the events. Roman had raised his son to be fearless, to be at home in earth’s wildest places, travelling together through rugged Alaska to remote Borneo and Bhutan. Was he responsible for his son’s fate? Or, as he hoped, was Cody Roman safe and using his wilderness skills on a solo adventure from which he would emerge at any moment? Part detective story set in the most beautiful yet dangerous reaches of the planet, The Adventurer’s Son emerges as a far deeper tale of discovery—a journey to understand the truth about those we love the most. The Adventurer’s Son includes fifty black-and-white photographs.


The A in STEAM

The A in STEAM

The A in STEAM

Author: Jerilou J Moore,Kerry P Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1000385027

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 322

Number of Views: 689

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Discover new and exciting ways to teach STEM content through the arts in your early childhood program with this innovative and comprehensive guidebook. Chapters feature playful activities divided by age band that bridge early academic learning and social, emotional, physical, and mental development with active engagement in the arts. Structured activities include a materials list, safety concerns, key takeaways, and related readings, as well as explicit connections to research and national standards. With clear and concise lesson plans that walk you through activities in music, dance, media arts, visual arts, and theater, it becomes easy to bring development and learning through movement and creativity to your classroom or program.


Homeschooling and Libraries

Homeschooling and Libraries

Homeschooling and Libraries

Author: Vera Gubnitskaia,Carol Smallwood

Publisher: McFarland

Isbn 10: 147663923X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Number of Pages: 286

Number of Views: 1834

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“With over 3.5 million homeschooled students in the U.S., this book admirably explores the intersection of this growing and important grass roots movement and libraries of all kinds, showing how and why libraries are a vital element in the homeschooling movement.”—Bruce R. Schueneman, Library Director, James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University-Kingsville “A rich and exciting sourcebook for librarians serving those outside of formal schooling.”—Tim Gorichanaz, Drexel University, Philadelphia “This book effectively covers all the bases ensuring positive experiences and outcomes for libraries serving home school families in their service areas.”—Deb Biggs Tenbusch, Librarian and Account Manager, Gale, Cengage Learning, Farmington Hills, Michigan “Whether starting new programs or expanding current ones, these chapters will help you to engage and prepare your resources to help homeschoolers.”—Kathleen Christy, Adult Services Manager, Blount County Public Library, Maryville, Tennessee “21st century homeschoolers are facing new challenges and this book presents fresh solutions and describes opportunities you may not realize existed for your library to serve these important patrons.”—Robert Perret, Contributor, Creativity for Library Career Advancement “I think infinite possibilities best describes this must-read book for public and academic librarians who seek to find ways to engage, support and serve the growing homeschool community.”—Anastasia Varnalis-Weigle, Associate Professor, University of Maine, Augusta “Librarians of all types, as well as library stakeholders, will find Homeschooling and Libraries a great resource to help identify needs and ways to support the growing homeschooling community.”—Michelle McKinney, Reference and Web Services Librarian, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Cincinnati, Ohio “An impressively-researched volume that draws on a variety of perspectives, offering insight into the needs of homeschooled populations, including case studies, needs assessment, and future possibilities for programming, continuing education, and outreach.”—Erin Pappas, Research Librarian for the Humanities, University of Virginia Libraries “This practical book will assist libraries as they develop ways to reach out to home educating families.”—Ruth Elder, Cataloging Librarian, Troy University, Troy, Alabama “This book reopened my mind to the wonders that libraries in all of their aspects and attributes have to offer students including the unique and diverse students who are homeschooled.”—Jim Jipson, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida As families are looking for better ways to educate their children, more and more of them are becoming interested and engaged in alternative ways of schooling that are different, separate, or opposite of the traditional classroom. Homeschooling has become ever more creative and varied as families create custom-tailored curricula, assignments, goals, and strategies that are best for each unique child. This presents a multitude of challenges and opportunities for information institutions, including public, academic, school, and special libraries. The need for librarians to help homeschool families become information and media literate is more important than ever. This collection of essays provides a range of approaches and strategies suggested by skilled professionals as well as veteran homeschool parents on how to best serve the diverse needs and learning experiences of homeschooled youth. It includes information on needs assessments for special needs students, gifted students, and African American students; advice on how to provide support for the families of homeschoolers; case studies; and information on new technologies that could benefit libraries and the homeschooler populations that they serve.“With over 3.5 million homeschooled students in the U.S., this book admirably explores the intersection of this growing and important grass roots movement and libraries of all kinds, showing how and why libraries are a vital element in the homeschooling movement.”—Bruce R. Schueneman, Library Director, James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University-Kingsville “A rich and exciting sourcebook for librarians serving those outside of formal schooling.”—Tim Gorichanaz, Drexel University, Philadelphia “This book effectively covers all the bases ensuring positive experiences and outcomes for libraries serving home school families in their service areas.”—Deb Biggs Tenbusch, Librarian and Account Manager, Gale, Cengage Learning, Farmington Hills, Michigan “Whether starting new programs or expanding current ones, these chapters will help you to engage and prepare your resources to help homeschoolers.”—Kathleen Christy, Adult Services Manager, Blount County Public Library, Maryville, Tennessee “21st century homeschoolers are facing new challenges and this book presents fresh solutions and describes opportunities you may not realize existed for your library to serve these important patrons.”—Robert Perret, Contributor, Creativity for Library Career Advancement “I think infinite possibilities best describes this must-read book for public and academic librarians who seek to find ways to engage, support and serve the growing homeschool community.”—Anastasia Varnalis-Weigle, Associate Professor, University of Maine, Augusta “Librarians of all types, as well as library stakeholders, will find Homeschooling and Libraries a great resource to help identify needs and ways to support the growing homeschooling community.”—Michelle McKinney, Reference and Web Services Librarian, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Cincinnati, Ohio “An impressively-researched volume that draws on a variety of perspectives, offering insight into the needs of homeschooled populations, including case studies, needs assessment, and future possibilities for programming, continuing education, and outreach.”—Erin Pappas, Research Librarian for the Humanities, University of Virginia Libraries “This practical book will assist libraries as they develop ways to reach out to home educating families.”—Ruth Elder, Cataloging Librarian, Troy University, Troy, Alabama “This book reopened my mind to the wonders that libraries in all of their aspects and attributes have to offer students including the unique and diverse students who are homeschooled.”—Jim Jipson, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida As families are looking for better ways to educate their children, more and more of them are becoming interested and engaged in alternative ways of schooling that are different, separate, or opposite of the traditional classroom. Homeschooling has become ever more creative and varied as families create custom-tailored curricula, assignments, goals, and strategies that are best for each unique child. This presents a multitude of challenges and opportunities for information institutions, including public, academic, school, and special libraries. The need for librarians to help homeschool families become information and media literate is more important than ever. This collection of essays provides a range of approaches and strategies suggested by skilled professionals as well as veteran homeschool parents on how to best serve the diverse needs and learning experiences of homeschooled youth. It includes information on needs assessments for special needs students, gifted students, and African American students; advice on how to provide support for the families of homeschoolers; case studies; and information on new technologies that could benefit libraries and the homeschooler populations that they serve.


Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains: Walks, Hikes & Backpacking Trips from Lookout Mountain to the Blue Ridge to the Chattooga River (Second)

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains: Walks, Hikes & Backpacking Trips from Lookout Mountain to the Blue Ridge to the Chattooga River (Second)

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains: Walks, Hikes & Backpacking Trips from Lookout Mountain to the Blue Ridge to the Chattooga River (Second)

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: The Countryman Press

Isbn 10: 1581577222

Category: Travel

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 541

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Lace up your boots, grab this guide, and explore the great outdoors! Few hikers know this gem of a region as well as Johnny Molloy. He’ll take you to waterfalls, overlooks, gigantic trees, historic sites, and primitive wildernesses in significant spots such as Tallulah Gorge, Springer Mountain, and the Chattooga River.


50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: The Countryman Press

Isbn 10: 1682681335

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 990

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Lace up your boots and explore the majestic mountains of Georgia Few hikers know this gem of a region as well as Johnny Molloy. He’ll take you to waterfalls, overlooks, gigantic trees, historic sites, and primitive wilderness in significant spots such as Tallulah Gorge, Springer Mountain, and the Chattooga River. In a region with an incredible wealth of hiking options, Molloy outlines 50 of the most worthwhile trails, providing options for day, overnight, and multi-day hikes for explorers of every experience level. In this beautiful and fully updated third edition of 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains, as with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you’ll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying every moment of your hike—whether you’re looking for sublime mountaintop views, peaceful walks through nature, or your next great challenge—all in a gorgeous, full-color design.


The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition

The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition

The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition

Author: T. Scott Bryan,Betty Tucker-Bryan

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

Isbn 10: 9781607320357

Category: Nature

Number of Pages: 496

Number of Views: 872

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Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the U.S. park system, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area.Now in its second edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park’s cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley’s visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations.Rewritten, reorganized, and revised, the book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as new maps more accurate than those in any other publication. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.


The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Third Edition

The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Third Edition

The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Third Edition

Author: T. Scott Bryan,Betty Tucker-Bryan

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

Isbn 10: 1607323419

Category: Travel

Number of Pages: 496

Number of Views: 1742

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Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the US park system, The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area. Now in its third edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park's cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley's visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations. The book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as more accurate maps than those in any other publication. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Third Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.


Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in South Carolina: Walks, Hikes & Backpacking Trips from the Lowcountry Shores to the Midlands to the Mountains & Rivers of the Upstate (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in South Carolina: Walks, Hikes & Backpacking Trips from the Lowcountry Shores to the Midlands to the Mountains & Rivers of the Upstate (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in South Carolina: Walks, Hikes & Backpacking Trips from the Lowcountry Shores to the Midlands to the Mountains & Rivers of the Upstate (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: The Countryman Press

Isbn 10: 1581579454

Category: Travel

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 813

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Seasoned hiking author Johnny Molloy details 50 hikes of varied lengths and difficulties throughout verdant South Carolina, from the Chattooga River to the varied terrain of the Midlands, including Congaree National Park, all the way to the Lowcountry, land of beaches and forgotten swamps and designated wildernesses. Specific emphasis is placed on the most scenic destinations and unique places that make the Palmetto State special. Each hike includes a helpful information section, trail map, trailhead directions, and stunning photographs, with intriguing commentary about the human or natural history along the way.


50 Hikes in South Carolina (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

50 Hikes in South Carolina (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

50 Hikes in South Carolina (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: The Countryman Press

Isbn 10: 1581575599

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 1542

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Hikes and walks from the mountains to the Lowcountry Seasoned hiking author Johnny Molloy details 50 hikes of varied lengths and difficulties throughout verdant South Carolina, from the Chattooga River to the diverse terrain of the Midlands, including Congaree National Park, all the way to the Lowcountry, land of beaches and forgotten swamps and designated wildernesses. Specific emphasis is placed on the most scenic destinations and unique places that make the Palmetto State special. Each hike includes a helpful information section, trail map, trailhead directions, and stunning photographs, with intriguing commentary about the human or natural history along the way.


50 Hikes in the Ozarks (2nd Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

50 Hikes in the Ozarks (2nd Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

50 Hikes in the Ozarks (2nd Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: The Countryman Press

Isbn 10: 1682680142

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1965

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Day hikes and overnights in the breathtaking Ozark Plateau Witness the natural majesty of the Ozarks with this complete and thorough guide to America’s most expansive and beautiful mountain ranges. Seasoned hiking expert Johnny Molloy maps out the best trails in the region, one for every level of hiker. Hikes include: Fort Smith State Park Morgan Mountain Spring Creek and Moccasin Spring Buffalo Wilderness As with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you’ll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying what each hike has to offer—whether it’s rejuvenating fresh water springs, scenic riverways, or serene glades.


Blind Dog on the Travel Trail

Blind Dog on the Travel Trail

Blind Dog on the Travel Trail

Author: Larry Kritcher

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Isbn 10: 1504966368

Category: Travel

Number of Pages: 420

Number of Views: 1613

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Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome aboard. My name is Larry Kritcher, and I will be your captain for this evenings flight. I recommend you keep your seat belts tightly fastened--we will be flying near high peaks and into low valleys of true travel tales and some bumpy air will be expected. This book is about my lifetime of travel. Sometimes my curiosity has taken me past normal boundaries. Although not a thrill seeker, some of the stories, as you will see, clearly have strayed beyond a normal life of work and play. I have always had a voracious desire for travel, coupled with a love of our worlds cuisine. Many photographs have been included with these stories, proving again, a picture is worth a thousand words. I suitably represent my slogan--If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.


Nature of the Appalachian Trail

Nature of the Appalachian Trail

Nature of the Appalachian Trail

Author: Leonard M. Adkins

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

Isbn 10: 1634043340

Category: Nature

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1929

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Hike the AT, and Get to Know Its Nature The Appalachian Trail’s soaring elevations and precipitous terrain are complemented by lush vegetation, abundant wildlife, and some of the most beautiful views in the world. You can conquer part or all of the AT on foot. Along the way, immerse yourself in its nature. Leonard M. Adkins has thru-hiked the AT five times, and he has spent countless hours studying it. Now, he’s sharing his expertise with you. Nature of the Appalachian Trail is an overview of more than 2,000 miles worth of information! There’s no need to shoulder dozens of different books in your backpack. This comprehensive naturalist’s guide includes a look at the mountains’ history, a study of the land’s geology, and detailed information about the trail’s birds, mammals, trees, flowers, reptiles, amphibians, and more. Inside you’ll find: Complete overview of the entire trail Detailed guide to its flora and fauna In-depth discussion of the region’s history and geology Expert insights from a professional naturalist Nature of the Appalachian Trail is your visitor’s companion to unbroken forest from Georgia to Maine. It is applicable to the states of Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.


The BC Coast Explorer Volume 1

The BC Coast Explorer Volume 1

The BC Coast Explorer Volume 1

Author: John Kimantas

Publisher: Wild Coast Publishing

Isbn 10: 0987985108

Category: Travel

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 722

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Some places in this world are still wild, remote and untouched. The outer coast of Vancouver island is one such remarkable place. Author and explorer John Kimantas takes you through this phenomenal stretch of coastline, both by foot and by water, in unparalleled detail. It includes the type of detail that made his first series of guide books, the Wild Coast series, the quintessential resource for information on the most remote locations on the BC coast. This is the heir to that series, updated to include changes such as the Maa-nulth Treaty, the initiatives of the BC Marine Trails Network and other political, environmental and social changes that are continuing to shape these lands. Through maps, photography and description, The BC Coast Explorer series provides the building blocks for the adventure of a lifetime. By foot or paddle, this volume will take you to places rarely seen and yet too beautiful to miss. Covered in detail, feature by feature, are north Vancouver Island and Cape Scott, Brooks Peninsula and all five West Coast Sounds: Quatsino, Kyuquot, Nootka, Clayoquot and Barkley sounds. Included are launches, points of interest, campsites and all the necessary details to get you there. The toughest part will be deciding where to go.