Moraine State Park

Author: Polly Shaw

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467125261

Category: History

Page: 96

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About 20,000 years ago, the late Wisconsinan glaciation reached its maximum extent. Glacial deposits identify the moraine, or farthest area covered by the glacier. Muddy Creek was a north-flowing stream that was blocked by the south-advancing glacier, forming a huge lake that lasted until the glacier dam began to retreat. The lake rapidly drained, eventually exposing the vast Muddy Creek basin. Dr. Frank Preston envisioned recreating the ancient glacial lake and worked with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to begin the project that became 16,725-acre Moraine State Park. Its centerpiece, man-made Lake Arthur and the surrounds, provide outstanding outdoor recreation and relaxation opportunities.

Ted Williams and Friends: 1960-2002

Author: Dick Trust

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467122947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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Ted Williams capped a storybook baseball career with a storybook ending, hitting a home run in his last at bat in the major leagues. That blast, on a dreary September 28, 1960, at Boston's Fenway Park, ushered in a post-playing career during which the Red Sox legend would become a first-ballot Hall of Famer just six years later. During his retirement, he maintained his longtime active assistance of the Jimmy Fund in its fight against cancer, encouraged youngsters at his Ted Williams Baseball Camp, and coached current and future big leaguers in Red Sox spring training. In 1969, he was named American League Manager of the Year; in 1991, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from George H.W. Bush; and in 1995, a Boston tunnel was dedicated in his honor. In one of his last appearances, Ted joined fellow nominees for baseball's All-Century Team at the 1999 All-Star Game at Fenway Park--creating an iconic, lasting image of the man known as "The Kid," the "Splendid Splinter," and "Teddy Ballgame."

Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts

Author: Tammy Rebello,L.F. Blanchard

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 143965560X

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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This collection of photographs, history, and firsthand accounts gives readers a glimpse at the roots of mental health. These vignettes are born of the personal stories of those who worked at these facilities, those who were institutionalized, and their families. The authors took the time to listen to their stories and endeavored to understand their pasts and recognize how these events continue to influence the mental health industry today. Pictured throughout are the physical relics of the places—the now largely abandoned asylums—where these stories unfurled.

Wisconsin State Parks

Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History

Author: Scott Spoolman

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 0870208500

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Hit the trail for a dramatic look at Wisconsin’s geologic past. The impressive bluffs, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes of Wisconsin’s state parks provide more than beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities. They are windows into the distant past, offering clues to the dramatic events that have shaped the land over billions of years. Author and former DNR journalist Scott Spoolman takes readers with him to twenty-eight parks, forests, and natural areas where evidence of the state’s striking geologic and natural history are on display. In an accessible storytelling style, Spoolman sheds light on the volcanoes that poured deep layers of lava rock over a vast area in the northwest, the glacial masses that flattened and molded the landscape of northern and eastern Wisconsin, mountain ranges that rose up and wore away over hundreds of millions of years, and many other bedrock-shaping phenomena. These stories connect geologic processes to the current landscape, as well as to the evolution of flora and fauna and development of human settlement and activities, for a deeper understanding of our state’s natural history. The book includes a selection of detailed trail guides for each park, which hikers can take with them on the trail to view evidence of Wisconsin’s geologic and natural history for themselves.

Journeys of a Lifetime

500 of the World's Greatest Trips

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216084

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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No one knows the world like National Geographic—and in this lavish volume, we reveal our picks for the world's most fabulous journeys, along with helpful information for readers who want to try them out. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's travel writers, Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most famous and lesser known sojourns. It presents an incredible diversity of possibilities, from ocean cruises around Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered. A timely resource for the burgeoning ranks of active travelers who crave adventurous and far-flung trips, Journeys of a Lifetime provides scores of creative ideas: trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania... mountain biking in Transylvania... driving through the scenic highlands of Scotland... or rolling through the outback on Australia's famous Ghan train... and dozens of other intriguing options all over the world. Journeys of a Lifetime also features 22 fun Top 10 lists in all sorts of categories. What are the world's top 10 elevator rides, bridges to walk across, trolley rides, ancient highways, or underground walking adventures? Readers will love evaluating and debating the selections. Each chapter showcases stunning photography, full-color maps, evocative text, and expert advice—including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of the journey—all packaged in a luxurious oversize volume to treasure for years to come.

Hiking Wisconsin

Author: Martin Hintz

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780880115674

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 212

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Presents itineraries for hikers, arranged to show the natural beauty and history of Wisconsin

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217560

Category: Canada

Page: 384

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This completely updated guidebook shows you how to make the most out of your visit to Canada's 47 gorgeous national parks, just in time for Canada's 150th birthday-from Cape Breton Highlands to Banff to Pacific Rim National Park Preserve, plus the five newest additions- NBBts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve, Mealy Mountains, Rouge Urban, Qausuittuq, and Sable Island National Park Reserve of Canada. Written by national park experts who know the parks inside out, chock-full of handy, practical information, and beautifully illustrated with stunning photography and one-of-a-kind maps prepared by National Geographic cartographers specifically for this book, this edition takes you step-by-step to the must-sees of each park, and lesser known places as well, making sure you don't miss a thing. Detailed guidance highlights the best spots for wildlife watching, favorite places for kayaking, swimming, camping, hiking, and other activities, as well as such nuts-and-bolts information as how to get to each park, the best seasons, where to stay, and much more. This is the only guide you'll need on your next foray into Canada's splendid parks.

Tour of the Vanoise

A trekking circuit of the Vanoise National Park

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849656088

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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The Tour of the Vanoise circuit of the national park is a fantastic hut-to-hut journey through the heart of one of France's finest mountain regions. Describing the trek in a counter-clockwise direction, beginning and ending at Modane in the valley of the Arc, this guidebook contains all the information trekkers will need on a day-by-day basis. As the 150km route takes between 10 and 12 days to walk, it fits comfortably within a fortnight's holiday, and numerous strategically placed huts enable trekkers to travel light and stay in simple comfort at the end of each stage. Easily accessible by train or bus from Chambery and Grenoble, the Vanoise National Park neighbours that of the Gran Paradiso in Italy, with Mont Blanc to the north and the Ecrins to the south. The Tour of the Vanoise explores the very best of this scenically spectacular region of 3000m peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and flowering meadows, and provides plenty of opportunities to study marmots, chamois and ibex along the way.

National Parks Coloring Book

Author: Peter F. Copeland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486278322

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Presents all 50 national parks in alphabetical order.

Glaciers of the Rockies

Author: Garrett Fisher

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985089242


Page: 128

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Driven by a love of glaciers and a need to see them before they disappear, Garrett Fisher piloted his 1949 antique airplane across the mountains of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, photographing remaining glaciers in the American Rockies. From Rocky Mountain National Park to the Wind River Range, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Park, the Rockies contain a surprising number of glaciers tucked away in wilderness areas...that is, until they are gone. Scientists predict that many of these treasures will disappear not only in our lifetimes, but in the near future. A feat of aviation, Mr. Fisher gets up close and personal with glaciers glued to the sides of rocky summits, flying as high as 15,000 feet while getting buffeted by strong winds and extreme cold, all the while hoping the propeller would keep spinning, as many of these mountain ranges were in wilderness bear country. His airplane lacks heat, weighs less than 800 pounds, and produces 100 horsepower on a good day. Containing 177 aerial images, the book is organized by mountain range, with detailed maps identifying the location of each photograph. With images ranging from scenic landscapes to detailed zooms of glacial texture, the work appeals to hikers, scientists, or anyone who loves the great outdoors.

Yosemite and the High Sierra

Author: Ansel Adams

Publisher: Ansel Adams

ISBN: 9780821221341

Category: Photography

Page: 136

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Yosemite National Park and the High Sierra were the places closest to Ansel Adams' heart, and this magnificent new collection presents the finest selction of his photographs and writings yet published on this "vast edifice of stone and space." Inspired by their grandeur, their wildness, and their primeval mystery, Adams' photos came to represent America's National Parks. During his lifetime Adams published seven books of images from this region; this new book brings the best of these early volumes together into a single work. His writings - alive with anecdote and insight - provide a backdrop for these stirring images, and an introduction by John Szarkowski, the most distinguished photography critic and curator of his time, provides testimony to the enduring impact of Adams' Yosemite vision. Yosemite and the High Sierra represents Adams' legacy at its most distilled and timeless.

Banff and Lake Louise

Images of Banff National Park

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894768016

Category: Banff National Park (Alta.)

Page: 80

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Featuring breathtaking full-colour photographs from nature photographer John E. Marriott, Banff and Lake Louise: Images of Banff National Park highlights the extraordinary natural beauty found in Canada?s oldest and most celebrated national park.From wild animals and backcountry gems to classics such as Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, Marriott presents 80 awe-inspiring images of the park in all seasons and varying moods, vividly portraying one of the world?s most beautiful areas.


A New Perspective of Earth

Author: Benjamin Grant

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1848094779

Category: Earth (Planet)

Page: 288

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A stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram account. Inspired by the 'Overview Effect' - a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole - the breathtaking, high-definition satellite photographs in OVERVIEW offer a new way to look at the landscape that we have shaped. More than 200 images of industry, agriculture, architecture, and nature highlight incredible patterns while also revealing a deeper story about human impact. This extraordinary photographic journey around our planet captures the sense of wonder gained from a new, aerial vantage point and creates a perspective of Earth as it has never been seen before. 'Stunning, surprising and intriuging photographs of Earth from the skies.' Guardian 'Absolutely gorgeous, yet absolutely gut-wrenching' Wired

Ansel Adams 2011

Author: Ansel Adams

Publisher: Ansel Adams

ISBN: 9780316080613


Page: 128

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This spiral-bound engagement calendar is both practical and a pleasure to use, with ample space for recording appointments, a section of monthly calendars for long-term planning, and a wide range of black-and-white photographs impeccably printed in duotone to the high standards established by Adams himself. From the Tetons and the Snake River to the majesty of Yosemite's El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall, the 2011 calendar is an ideal way to enjoy the beautiful photographs of this legendary American artist all year long.

The Beartooth Highway

A History of America’s Most Beautiful Drive

Author: Jon Axline

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439657130

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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Traversing the spectacular Beartooth Highway in Montana and Wyoming is an unforgettable experience. The unspoiled mountain scenery along the highway inspired famed news correspondent Charles Kuralt to label it “America’s most beautiful drive,” yet the story behind this engineering marvel is largely unknown. It is an epic account of man versus nature to construct a road through unforgiving wilderness. Built during the height of the Great Depression and rising 10,947 feet above sea level, the Beartooth Highway sparked an economic boom in Red Lodge, Cooke City and Yellowstone National Park. Understandably, it continues to leave a profound impression on people privileged to drive it. Historian Jon Axline tells the exciting and colorful narrative behind the origins and construction of the Beartooth Highway.

Man and His Symbols

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307800555

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents “Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times

Haunted Burlington, Wisconsin

Author: Mary Sutherland

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 9781626193215

Category: History

Page: 126

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Burlington's historical district rests uneasily on top of twenty-seven ancient burial mounds. No wonder everyone in the seemingly sleepy Wisconsin town owns a ghost story or two. Residents have spotted the White Beast of Burlington near the old fish hatchery, bumped into a Confederate apparition on Academy Road and caught a glimpse of the Lady in Blue at the Malt House Theater. Mary Sutherland spent fourteen years chasing local lore through the underground tunnels and eerie skies of this hotbed of supernatural activity. Now she stands as a ready guide to the mysteries of the Burlington Vortex.

The Snow Leopard

(Penguin Orange Collection)

Author: Peter Matthiessen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014312952X

Category: Authors, American

Page: 352

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First published by Viking Press 1978, published in Penguin Books 1987.

The National Parks Poster Coloring Book

20 Removable Posters to Color and Frame

Author: Ian Shive

Publisher: Earth Aware Editions

ISBN: 9781608879595

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 40

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Discover tranquility and peace by coloring in beautiful landscape and wildlife scenes from America’s national parks based on the renowned photographs of Ian Shive. Some of the world’s most beautiful and iconic landscapes are preserved within the US National Park System, and Ian Shive, praised as the “leading chronicler of America’s national parks,” has been capturing these vistas for years. This National Parks Poster Coloring Book will feature poster-sized and styled line-art renderings of Shive’s most iconic images from the national parks. A full-color poster complements the line drawings and provides inspiration from the greatest of all painters—Mother Earth. Ignite your creativity through the exploration of nature, and color your way through the National Park System.