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101 American Geo-Sites You've Gotta See (Geology Underfoot)
Albert B. Dickas
Mountain Press Publishing Company
Rocks racing across a lakebed in Death Valley. Perfectly preserved 36-million-year-old tsetse flies in Colorado. Dinosaur trackways cemented into ancient floodplains in Connecticut. A gaping rift in the Idaho desert. What do these enigmatic geologic phenomena have in common? Besides initiating a profusion of head-scratching over the years, these sites of geologic wonder appear side by side, for the first time, in a single publication. ...
Because of Romek: A Holocaust Survivor's Memoir
James D. Kitchen
Granite Hills Pr, 1997
This is a nonfiction, personal narrative that tells the true story of a young boy's courage in the face of Nazi attrocities during WWII. Born in Poland, David Faber as a teenager survived eight concentration camps, witnessed the murder of his family, and was liberated from Bergen-Belsen in 1945, at the age of 18, weighing only 72 pounds. Because of Romek fulfills David's promise to his mother to tell the world what happened to his family.
Rocks & Minerals (DK Pockets)
DK Publishing, Inc.
Minerals are solid mixtures of chemicals that each have a unique set of characteristics -- just like a fingerprint. Find out how these minerals bind together to form rocks and much, much more.
Hard Road West: History and Geology along the Gold Rush Trail
Keith Heyer Meldahl
University Of Chicago Press
In 1848 news of the discovery of gold in California triggered an enormous wave of emigration toward the Pacific. Lured by the promise of riches, thousands of settlers left behind the forests, rain, and fertile soil of the eastern United States in favor of the rough-hewn lands of the American West. The dramatic terrain they struggled to cross is so familiar to us now that it is hard to imagine how frightening—even godforsaken—its sheer rock ...
Plant Spirit Medicine: The Healing Power of Plants
Granite Publishing, 1991
Ancient shamanic practice compelled the magician-healer first to make contact with the spirit of the plant to ask for its help before administering the herbal cure. This practice is alive today in Mexico among the traditional Indian shaman healers-principally the elder Huichol Indian shaman and plant spirit healer Don Guadalupe Gonzales Rios. Elliot Cowan reveals these ancient practices and guides the reader in the effective use of the wild herb ...
Alpine Sierra Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Ski, Bike, Fish and Drive from Tahoe to Yosemite (Trailblazer)
Diamond Valley Company
New edtion now available. Please see: Alpine Sierra Trailblazer 5/E, ISBN: 0978637100 Thanks & Happy Trails!
Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains
Keith Heyer Meldahl
University of California Press
"Unfold a map of North America," Keith Heyer Meldahl writes, "and the first thing to grab your eye is the bold shift between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains." In this absorbing book, Meldahl takes readers on a 1000-mile-long field trip back through more than 100 million years of deep time to explore America's most spectacular and scientifically intriguing landscapes. He places us on the outcrops, rock hammer in hand, to examine the ...
How to Hug a Porcupine: Dealing With Toxic & Difficult to Love Personalities
John L. Lund
Granite Publishing & Distribution, 1999
Dealing With Toxic & Difficult to Love Personalities
Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park
Granite Peak Publications, 2002
The first and oldest national park in the world can be appreciated and enjoyed mile-by-mile in this comprehensive travel guide. Along with fascinating facts and anecdotes, readers will learn of Yellowstone's geyser basins, out-of-the-way hikes, flora and fauna, and its mountains, rivers, and lakes. Easy-to-understand scientific explanations and diagrams complement detailed travel tips ranging from escaping and avoiding crowds to picking the ...
From Hollywood to God
"How far would you go to find God? Some people go all the way… When Kelly loses her job at a Hollywood studio, she takes off around the world. Candid, funny, poignant—Kelly's journey takes her to surprising places. She's held hostage in Israel, taps into the energy of the pyramids in Giza, hikes in the Himalayas, meditates in the great cathedrals of Europe, winds up in the news in Rio—and finally raises hell in a Southern Bible college. ...
Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917
The true story of the worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history The worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history began a half hour before midnight on June 8, 1917, when fire broke out in the North Butte Mining Company’s Granite Mountain shaft. Sparked more than two thousand feet below ground, the fire spewed flames, smoke, and poisonous gas through a labyrinth of underground tunnels. Within an hour, more than four hundred ...
Day Hiking North Cascades: Mount Baker, Mountain Loop Highway, San Juan Islands
Discover the stunning scenery that abounds in the North Cascades region, where hikers indulge in the drama of steep peaks, deep valleys, and everything in between. This new guide covers the Bellingham area, Mount Baker, the Highway 20 corridor, North Cascades National Park, Winthrop and the Pasayten Wilderness area, parts of Glacier Peak Wilderness, and the Mountain Loop Highway. Compact and fresh with a broad range of hiking options, this is ...
State Houses: America's 50 State Capitol Buildings
Boston Mills Press
A magnificent celebration of America's state capitol buildings. These glorious buildings are, in the author's words, "the homes of history," where laws are passed, where democracy is enacted, where history is written. Though each state capitol bears some similarity to the other forty-nine, each in its architecture and design reflects uniquely the pride of its state, both culturally and historically. For this unprecedented project, ...
Rock and Gem
Ronald L. Bonewitz
A fascinating encyclopedic reference on rocks and gems, including their identification, composition, and their use. The many feature boxes cover topics such as the Malachite room in the Winter Palace and the collection of the Hope Diamond and the superstitions surrounding it.
Pink Granite Productions
Luke and Meesha Ferless, college sweethearts now professionals in their thirties, are hiking in a rain forest far from civilization. Their vacation to the idyllic island, Re'enev, is a major step toward rejuvenating what was once a beautiful marriage--a marriage whose decline, due to Luke's betrayal, prompted Meesha to attempt suicide. While hiking, they unknowingly venture into forbidden territory. When they separate briefly in the dense flora, ...
Beyond Mount Si: The Best Hikes Within 85 Miles of Seattle
Surfaces: Visual Research for Artists, Architects, and Designers (Surfaces Series)
Judy A. Juracek
W. W. Norton & Company
Looking for images of architectural materials? Surfaces offers over 1,200 outstanding, vibrantly colorful visual images of surface textures--wood, stone, marble, brick, plaster, stucco, aggregates, metal, tile, and glass--ready to be used in your designs, presentations, or comps, as backgrounds or for general visual information. Photographed by a designer for designers, these pictures show specific materials and how they change with ...
Top Trails: Yosemite: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone
Jeffrey P. Schaffer
Jeffrey Schaffer has selected 46 must-do” Yosemite hikes. Whether you’re looking for a scenic stroll, a full-day adventure, or even a spectacular backpacking trip, you’ll find it here. And with at-a-glance information for each hike, visitors can determine which hikes are most suitable to their skills, schedules, and preferences. Books in the affordable and easy-to-use Top Trails series feature elevation profiles, detailed maps, driving ...
Joshua Tree: The Complete Guide: Joshua Tree National Park
Stunning photographs showcase the wondrous landscape of Joshua Tree National Park in this unique guidebook. Located just two hours east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park is a desert getaway that boasts some of the most dramatic and unexpected scenery in the Southwest. This edition features updated information on park and local attractions, hotels, and restaurants, as well as a newly expanded section on the geology of the park. ...
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Patagonia is a strange and terrifying place, a vast tract of land shared by Argentina and Chile where the violent weather spawned over the southern Pacific charges through the Andes with gale-force winds, roaring clouds, and stinging snow. Squarely athwart the latitudes known to sailors as the roaring forties and furious fifties , Patagonia is a land trapped between angry torrents of sea and sky, a place that has fascinated explorers and ...
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