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By Wendy Roth, Michael Tompane. 1992
Guide on accessibility to American national parks for people with visual or hearing impairments, senior citizens, people with small children… or anyone with mobility concerns. Offers specific advice on 15 parks and general information on parks in every region. c1992.
By Derek Lundy. 2010
Setting out on his motorcycle and considering the post-9/11 American passion with security, Lundy took a firsthand look at the… US/Mexican and the US/Canadian borders. "The periphery of a place can tell us a great deal about its heartland; along the edge of a nation's territory, its real prejudices, fears and obsessions - but also its virtues - irrepressibly bubble up as its people confront the 'other' whom they admire, or fear, or hold in contempt, and know little about". Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2010.
By Christine Jerome. 1994
In 1988, on vacation in the Adirondacks, Christine Jerome was forced inside by bad weather. Her visit to the Adirondack… Museum and the canoe Sairy Gamp, in which George Washington Sears had journeyed through the Adirondacks more than 100 years earlier, inspired Jerome's 1990 trip with her husband retracing Sears's path. She provides a social and natural history of the region as well as a biography of Sears. 1994.
By V. S Naipaul. 1989
In this look at America's deep South, the author talks with politicians, writers, civil rights workers, country musicians, business leaders,… and a self-described redneck. Portrays a culture and a people sustained, separated, and troubled by their history. Some strong language. 1989.
By Bill Bryson. 1997
Bryson relates the adventures and misadventures of two totally unfit hikers as he and longtime friend Stephen Katz traverse the… 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Returning from more than twenty years in Britain, he set out to rediscover his homeland, but the two men find themselves awed by the terrain and stymied by the unfamiliar local culture. His gruelling yet fascinating trek gave him a rare perspective on American life. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1997.
By Henry David Thoreau, H. Daniel Peck. 1998
Henry David Thoreau's account of a week he and his brother John spent on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers of… New England in 1839. Written at Walden Pond (after John's death), it includes digressions on topics such as Native American history, friendship, literature, and sacred writings. 1998.
By Sherryl Woods. 2017
By Theodore Dreiser. 1997
An account of a trip in 1915, when author Theodore Dreiser and his friend, illustrator Franklin Booth, drove from New… York City to their home state of Indiana. The adventure was heightened by the scarcity of roads, restaurants, and lodging along the way, prompting Dreiser to write one of the first road-trip books, complete with philosophical musings and travel advice. c1997.
By Sue Hubbell. 1989
Self-taught naturalist Sue Hubbell took refuge in the Missouri Ozarks and turned to commercial beekeeping to make a living. Her… story is a true-life adventure so rare and sweet, so honest in the telling that any reader will find delight in her company, gladly sharing in her rediscovery of life at the core. 1989.
By Patricia Schultz. 2007
1,000 unforgettable places to visit in the US and Canada: pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Corn… Palace, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, Chez Panisse and the country's best taco, lush gardens and Holden Arboretum, mountain biking on the Maah Daah Hey trail, historic mansions, vineyards, hot springs, the Talladega Superspeedway, classic ballparks, and more. Includes more than 150 places of special interest to families, and, for every entry, the nuts and bolts of how and when to visit. 2007.
By Mario Maffi, Antonio Bechelloni, Bénédicte Deschamps. 2008
Les tribus indiennes l'appelaient Occochappo ( anciennes eaux ), Misha Sipokni ( au-delà du temps ), ou le Grand Fleuve… : Misi-ziibi. Au fil de l'eau et des siècles, on lui donnera d'autres noms encore : le Père des Fleuves, le Grand Boueux, le Nil d'Amérique, le Vieil Homme chanté par les bluesmen de Memphis - Old Man River... Creuset de culture et berceau de la civilisation américaine, le Mississippi, avec ses 4 000 kilomètres de long, ses 250 affluents prenant leur source dans 31 des Etats de l'Union et son fameux delta, est sans doute e monument naturel le plus grandiose de l'Amérique, qu'il coupe en deux telle une immense artère liquide, tantôt majestueuse, tantôt furieuse, charriant un foisonnement de paysages, d'histoires et de légendes. Depuis les guerres de colonisation jusqu'aux ravages de l'ouragan Katrina, sur les traces de Mark Twain ou de Faulkner, en compagnie des griots cajuns et des magiciens vaudous, Mario Maffi raconte les mille et une circonvolutions d'un fleuve à la richesse inépuisable. Aussi poétique qu'érudit, entre carnet de route littéraire et rêverie géographique, Mississippi s'inscrit dans la lignée du Danube de Claudio Magris ou du Radeau de la Gorgone de Dominique Fernandez. -- 4e de couv.
By Cheryl Strayed. 2015
At 26, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family disbanded and… her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk 1,100 miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise - a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet. 2015.
Aimé Tschiffely had an unlikely dream: to ride 10,000 miles from Buenos Aires to New York City. On 23 April… 1925 this quiet, unassuming schoolteacher, with little equestrian experience, set out on his epic journey. His only companions were two native Argentine horses called Mancha and Gato. Together the trio traversed the Pampas, scaled the Andes and swam across the crocodile-infested rivers of Colombia. Along the way they were assailed by vampire bats, mistaken for gods and stalked by hostile revolutionaries. After two harrowing years, the man who had originally been labelled 'a lunatic' by the press was accorded a ticker-tape parade when he rode triumphantly through the streets of New York. 2014.
By Bill Bryson. 2002
Bryson describes his cross-country journey to revisit what he deems the "magic places" of his youth, beginning with his hometown… of Des Moines, Iowa, and including the Rocky Mountains. Reminisces about his childhood and his father as he recounts adventures across thirty-eight states and 13,978 miles. Some strong language. c1989, 2002.
After a thirty-year career as high profile vet, columnist, presenter and author, Bruce Fogle - the UK's bestselling cat &… dog writer - decided to leave urban Britain and take a journey with his dog Macy. Travelling in the footsteps of the great American novelist John Steinbeck, who published Travels with Charley - his standard poodle - in the '60s, Fogle set off in search of the North America of his childhood. 2006.
By Cheryl Strayed. 2013
Lorsque sur un coup de tête, Cheryl Strayed boucle son sac à dos, elle n'a aucune idée de ce qui… l'attend. Tout ce qu'elle sait, c'est que sa vie est un désastre. Entre une mère trop aimée, brutalement disparue, un divorce douloureux et un lourd passé de junkie, Cheryl vacille. Pour tenir debout et affronter les fantômes de son passé, elle choisit de s'en remettre à la nature et de marcher. Elle part seule pour une randonnée de mille sept cents kilomètres sur le Chemin des crêtes du Pacifique, un parcours abrupt et sauvage de l'Ouest américain. Au fil de cette longue route, elle va surmonter douleurs et fatigue pour renouer avec elle-même et finalement trouver sa voie. 2013.
Who's your city?: how the creative economy is making where to live the most important decision of your life
By Richard L Florida. 2008
Florida posits that where you live affects every aspect of your life. Focuses on various types of communities - gay,… straight, affluent, low-income, and others - and on the different life stages, such as single, married with children, and empty nester, of community residents. Discusses the "geography of happiness." 2008.
By George Reiger. 1983
By Marian Botsford Fraser. 1989
The author walked the Canadian-American border, visiting people on both sides in an effort to understand what it means to… them. She discovered living memories, legends and stories present in family albums and graveyards. 1989.
By Smoke Blanchard. 1985
A professional mountain guide who began his climbing career as a teenager in the depression years relates his many exciting… adventures in the mountains of California, Alaska, the Yukon, and Nepal. Blanchard offers advice on equipment and technique and discusses the people he has met. 1985.