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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 Miriam Chaikin. 1985
By Eric A Kimmel. 1995
At the age of thirteen plus one day, a Jewish boy participates in the centuries-old bar mitzvah ceremony in which… he takes on adult responsibilities. Kimmel discusses the reasons for the observance, the year-long preparation, the actual ceremony, and changes that have taken place over the centuries. He also describes similarities and differences of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths. Junior high. 1995.
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 Morris Epstein. 1970
Follows the Jewish calendar through the year, describing both the fun-filled celebrations, such as Purim and Hanukkah, and the solemn… ones, such as Yom Kippur. Also describes customs and symbols. Grades 4-7 and older readers. 1970.
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 Mitch Albom, Edith Soonckindt. 2009
C'est la rencontre de trois personnes que tout aurait dû séparer. Un pasteur excentrique et incroyablement attachant qui a commis… des actes impardonnables et tente de se racheter ; un vieux rabbin, drôle et généreux, qui sait qu'il va mourir, et qui, avant, doit accomplir une dernière mission ; un brillant écrivain, rattrapé par son passé. Cette rencontre a changé la vie de ces trois hommes. Et leur histoire va changer la vôtre. Porté par la justesse d'écriture et d'émotion que l'on connaît à Mitch Albom, Le vieil homme qui m'a appris la vie est une réflexion sur la vie, la foi, la sagesse. C'est un message d'espoir et de tolérance qui fait du bien et nous rappelle que le bonheur est à la portée de tous. -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Have a little faith.
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 Jonathan Sacks. 1995
Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks addresses some of today's major themes, the fragmentation of our common culture, the breakdown of family… and community life, the lack of moral direction, and the waning of religious belief. He asks how we can construct a humane social order which honours human dignity and difference, one in which we can be both true to ourselves and a blessing to others.
Presents the steps performed in a traditional Passover Seder, plus stories, songs, poetry, and pictures that celebrate the historical significance… of this holiday to Jews all over the world. Grades 3-6 and older readers. 2004.
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.