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The Allure of Deep Woods
Author: Walt McLaughlin
ISBN: 1595310436
Pages: 150
Year: 2013
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Six Days in October
Author: Karen Blumenthal
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442488913
Pages: 160
Year: 2013-02-12
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Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in the system. But as the decline gathered steam, so did the destruction. Over twenty-five billion dollars in individual wealth was lost, vanished, gone. People watched their dreams fade before their very eyes. Investing in the stock market would never be the same. Here, Wall Street Journal bureau chief Karen Blumenthal chronicles the six-day period that brought the country to its knees, from fascinating tales of key stock-market players, like Michael J. Meehan, an immigrant who started his career hustling cigars outside theaters and helped convince thousands to gamble their hard-earned money as never before, to riveting accounts of the power struggles between Wall Street and Washington, to poignant stories from those who lost their savings—and more—to the allure of stocks and the power of greed. For young readers living in an era of stock-market fascination, this engrossing account explains stock-market fundamentals while bringing to life the darkest days of the mammoth crash of 1929.
Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks
Author: Robert Marshall, George (CON) Marshall
Publisher: Lost Pond Pr
Pages: 308
Year: 2006-11-15
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Bob Marshall embodied the spirit of wilderness. He fought for the preservation of millions of acres of American forestland; he explored and wrote about the Alaskan frontier, and he organized the Wilderness Society. His passion for wilderness was nurtured in the Adirondack Mountains, where he spent his boyhood summers. He and his brother, George, and their guide, Herb Clark, were the first to climb all the Adirondack peaks over four thousand feet. This book gathers nearly forty of Marshalls writings about the Adirondacks. They include numerous accounts of his pioneering hikes in the High Peaks and of his explorations in the vast wild region south of Cranberry Lake, spirited defenses of the forever-wild Forest Preserve, a charming sketch of Herb Clark, a tribute to the nineteenth-century surveyor Mills Blake, and excerpts from an unpublished novel set partly in the Adirondacks.These articles are an important part of Adirondack history. They not only illuminate Marshalls life and thought, but they also reveal his deeply personal connection to the Adirondacks. Readers who know Marshall solely by his national reputation will discover what inspired him to become one of the countrys strongest voices for wilderness preservation. Adirondack aficionados will delight in reading about Marshalls experience of places they know and love. The anthology also contains three articles by George Marshall, including a heartfelt portrait of his brother, Adirondacks to Alaska, as well as pieces by historian Philip G. Terrie, legendary conservationist Paul Schaefer and Adirondack Explorer Editor Phil Brown and a humorous ode to peak-bagging by Bill McKibben.It is richly illustrated by more than sixty photographs, many taken by Marshall himself, and a dozen maps.
Exploring the Forty Six Adirondack High Peaks
Author: James R. Burnside
Publisher: North Country Books
ISBN: 0962492329
Pages: 496
Year: 1996
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Author: Alun Richardson
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 162914441X
Pages: 368
Year: 2015-02-03
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Perfect for the complete beginner or the seasoned mountaineer, Mountaineering is a comprehensive guide for anyone who aspires to climb the world's hills and mountains. Its pages are packed full of information, including: Hiking and trekking basics from packing your backpack to map and compass reading tips ; Rock climbing from choosing the correct gear including harnesses, ropes, and the necessary tools to how to safely climb ; Winter mountaineering from predicting the weather to packing the correct clothing to the precautions necessary to stay safe ; Alpinism from hut and climbing etiquette to climbing alpine routes quickly ; Ski mountaineering and snowshoeing from choosing the right type of equipment to finding the best snow for your gear ; Expeditions from raising funds to planning your trip including the necessary gear and food to getting the necessary vaccines and visas. -- from the publisher.
Preserving Nature in the National Parks
Author: Richard West Sellars
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300154143
Pages: 404
Year: 2009
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This book traces the epic clash of values between traditional scenery-and-tourism management and emerging ecological concepts in the national parks, America’s most treasured landscapes. It spans the period from the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 to near the present, analyzing the management of fires, predators, elk, bear, and other natural phenomena in parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains. Based largely on original documents never before researched, this is the most thorough history of the national parks ever written. Focusing on the decades after the National Park Service was established in 1916, the author reveals the dynamics of policy formulation and change, as landscape architects, foresters, wildlife biologists, and other Park Service professionals contended for dominance and shaped the attitudes and culture of the Service. The book provides a fresh look at the national parks and an analysis of why the Service has not responded in full faith to the environmental concerns of recent times. Richard West Sellars, a historian with the National Park Service, has become uniquely familiar with the history, culture, and dynamics of the Service--including its biases, internal alliances and rivalries, self-image, folklore, and rhetoric. The book will prove indispensable for environmental and governmental specialists and for general readers seeking an in-depth analysis of one of America’s most admired federal bureaus.
Guide to Adirondack Trails
Author: Adirondack Mountain Club
Pages: 252
Year: 1957
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The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region
Author: Janet A. Null
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438466684
Pages: 360
Year: 2017-06-01
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Explores the architectural treasures of the Southern-Central region of New York’s Adirondack Park and places them in the context of Adirondack history and culture. The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region provides a professional and insightful survey of the built environment of a unique area within New York’s Adirondack Park. This book is the first field guide to the architecture of the Park, revealing the ordinary and the extraordinary, the remarkable buildings by prominent designers, as well as the hidden, unexpected gems few know exist. Based on more than seven thousand miles of fieldwork and years of research, the guide comprises more than seven hundred sites traversing the geographic range, socioeconomic strata, and historical span of the region from the late 1700s to the present. Organized according to clearly marked travel routes and fourteen tours on the ground and on the water, it features detailed maps and coordinates for each site, along with many beautiful photographs. Also included are eleven companion essays drawing on the expertise of professionals, local historians, and Adirondack residents that delve into the what, where, and why people built in the Adirondacks. “In The Adirondack Architecture Guide, beloved landmarks share the pages with little-known architectural gems through a series of curated tours. Each one tracks the history and development of the Southern-Central Adirondacks through its fascinating buildings, bridges, and byways. From first-time visitors to longtime residents, readers will find it packed with information designed to make the most of a side trip lasting a few hours or a weekend of exploring. This is a must-have source to guide your travels in one of the most beautiful and historic parts of New York, the Adirondack Park.” — Jay A. DiLorenzo, President, Preservation League of New York State “This remarkable book presents architecture, broadly defined to include all man-made structures, as the key to understanding the history and culture of a vast National Historic Landmark. We are introduced to the sublime Chestertown Church of the Good Shepherd, the delightful Custard’s Last Stand, the earnest Wakely Mountain Fire Tower, and the grand aspirations of the Mary Persons House. A detailed picture of two hundred years in a region of romantic wilderness, industry, tourism, and everyday life emerges to offer a compelling vision of a unique place. This guide is not only for architecture buffs and explorers. It is a model of historical research that presents an unbiased picture of the rich diversity of a fascinating region.” — Frances Halsband, Kliment Halsband Architects
Hiking the Adirondacks 2Ed
Author: Lisa Densmore Ballard
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 1493024493
Pages: 256
Year: 2017-05-01
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This book features the best day hikes and weekend backpacking trips in the mountain wilderness of northeastern New York State. From 360-degree mountaintop views to dramatic waterfalls and pristine ponds, it takes readers to the most scenic locations, some well-known and others off the beaten path.
Best Easy Day Hikes Adirondacks
Author: Lisa Densmore Ballard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076277469X
Pages: 128
Year: 2011-03-01
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Best Easy Day Hikes Adirondacks directs you to some of the best short hiking trails in the area. This guidebook includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of mostly short, easy-to-follow trails that lead to some of the park's most scenic destinations. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, this guidebook is for everyone, including families.
Ski and Snowshoe Trails in the Adirondacks
Author: Tony Goodwin
ISBN: 1931951020
Pages: 153
Year: 2003-01-01
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Witness the Forever Wild
Author: Clifford Reiter
ISBN: 1435711963
Pages: 116
Year: 2008-03-01
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"Witness the Forever Wild" is a guide to hiking in the Adirondacks designed to facilitate modern "leave no trace" hiking in this precious wilderness. The book includes descriptions of 56 hiking routes and more than 250 color nature photographs to enhance these hikes. Start coordinates are given for each hike, aiding the use GPS and/or internet direction software for locating trailheads. Distance, time par, and cumulative ascent data is given for each route. The book contains 32 color topographic maps showing 26 primary routes drawn by overlaying GPS data from the route onto the maps. Distance and time data along the route is also given. Most routes are day hikes, but there are a few hikes from interior base camps. A few routes are trail-less or include a trail-less segment. If you are new to the Adirondacks, there are hikes suitable for you. If you are an experienced Adirondack hiker, you will likely find interesting and challenging Adirondack hikes that are unusual but lovely.
The Ski Troops
Author: Hal Burton
Pages: 192
Year: 1971
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Manhattan Block by Block
Author: John Tauranac
Publisher: Tauranac Limited
ISBN: 1878892169
Pages: 171
Year: 2004-08-01
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50 Hikes in the Adirondacks
Author: Barbara McMartin
ISBN: 0881505404
Pages: 258
Year: 2003
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Barbara McMartin has been hiking in the Adirondacks for decades; her family, for generations. She has distilled her vast experience into the 50 hikes offered here, representing a cross-section of the wilderness and wild forest: rugged peak climbs, gentle trips to distant waterfalls, bushwhacks to wild rivers. In all she describes 360 miles of trails to caves, uninhabited lakes, wetlands, cliffs, and fire towers across the Park's 6 million acres. The hikes range in length from 1.5 to 13.5 miles. Each hike description includes a topographic map, mile-by-mile directions, and information on distance, difficulty, terrain, and hiking time. An overview chart makes it easy to pick a hike for every ability. Throughout, McMartin provides commentary on the natural history of the region, along with colorful incidents from Adirondack history.