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By Bernard S. Brown. 2022
Do snakes and salamanders fascinate you or make you squeamish? Have you ever listened closely to the birds chirping in…your neighborhood? Can you identify the flowers growing in Philadelphia’s urban parks? (Moreover, are the mushrooms safe to eat?) Exploring Philly Nature is amateur naturalist, urban herper,* and Grid contributor Bernard Brown’s handy guide to experiencing the flora and fauna in Philly. This compact illustrated volume contains 52 activities from birding, (squirrel) fishing, and basement bug-hunting to joining a frog call survey and visiting a mussel hatchery. Brown encourages kids (as well as their parents) to connect with the natural world close to home. Each entry contains information on where and when to participate, what you will need (even if it is only patience), and tips on clubs and organizations to contact for access. The city and its environs contain a multitude of species from the lichen that grows on gravestones or trees to nocturnal animals like opossums, bats, and raccoons. Exploring Philly Nature is designed to get readers eager to discover, observe, and learn more about the concrete jungle that is Philadelphia.
By Todd Roll. 2014
Pedal Portland is the ultimate guide for riding like a local. Portland is beautiful, and the ever-expanding bike infrastructure makes…for safe and pleasant riding. And it is a city full of bicyclists: 40 percent of residents bike recreationally and nearly 10 percent commute daily on bike. No wonder Bicycling magazine regularly names it one of the top cities to bike in America!Pedal Portland celebrates the city’s passion for pedaling in an accessible, fun, and family-friendly way with rides that explore the most interesting parts of the city, from north to northwest to northeast, southwest to southeast, and the surrounding areas like Beaverton and Vancouver. The rides are accessible to anyone with a bike and range from eight to twelve miles but can be shortened by taking advantage of the city’s bike-friendly public transportation. Each route features a scavenger hunt that highlights the quirky and interesting sites along the way and includes tips on where to eat, drink, and stop to appreciate the view.
By Russell Freedman. 2006
Examines key figures and events in the 1955-1956 protests against racial segregation on public buses in Montgomery, Alabama. Discusses Rosa…Parks's arrest and Martin Luther King Jr.'s role in the organized African American boycott of city bus travel that sparked a nationwide struggle over civil rights. For grades 5-8. 2006
By Joe Posnanski. 2007
Kansas City sportswriter accompanies ninety-three-year-old former Negro League veteran Buck O'Neil to baseball games for a year. O'Neil reminisces about…his teammates and his career as a player, a scout, and the first African American coach in the Majors. Some strong language. 2007
By Craig Childs. 2007
National Public Radio contributor, author of Soul of Nowhere (RC 63294), recounts his travels among the ruins of the pre-Columbian…pueblo people known as the Anasazi. Childs discusses their once-flourishing culture and mysterious demise while he describes visiting their lands, including New Mexico's Chaco Canyon and Colorado's Mesa Verde. 2006
By Bill Greenhead, J. M. Bedell. 2022
America's own real-life Justice League! Perfect for teaching kids about the Constitution and American history in a fun and engaging way!Through action-packed, comic-like…graphic illustrations, children can learn the stories of George Washington, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and more! Each of these heroes used their very own super powers of truth, justice, and tenacity in the fight for liberty.This fun, illustrated look at the fearless superheroes of U.S. history shows how true stories are often the most exciting.
By American Institute of Architects Chicago. 2022
Chicago’s architecture attracts visitors from around the globe. The fourth edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago is the best…portable resource for exploring this most breathtaking and dynamic of cityscapes. The editors offer entries on new destinations like the Riverwalk, the St. Regis Chicago, and The 606 as well as updated descriptions of Willis Tower and other refreshed landmarks. Thirty-four maps and over 500 photos make it easy to find each of the almost 2000 featured sites. A special insert, new to this edition, showcases the variety of Chicago architecture with over 80 full-color images arranged chronologically. A comprehensive index organizes entries by name and architect. Sumptuously detailed and user friendly, the AIA Guide to Chicago encourages travelers and residents alike to explore the many diverse neighborhoods of one of the world’s great architectural destinations.
By Larry Dane Brimner. 2007
Portrays the beliefs and courage of Bayard Rustin (1912-1987), a nonviolent activist in the civil rights movement. Discusses his Quaker…upbringing, education, political involvement, and work with other African American leaders including Martin Luther King Jr. For grades 6-9. 2007
By Fred Lyon. 2017
Following in the footsteps of classic films like The Maltese Falcon and The Lady from Shanghai, veteran photographer Fred Lyon…creates images of San Francisco in high contrast with a sense of mystery. In this latest offering from the photographer of San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940–1960, Lyon presents a darker tone, exploring the hidden corners of his native city. Images taken in the foggy night are illuminated only by neon signs, classic car headlights, apartment windows, or streetlights. Sharply dressed couples stroll out for evening shows, drivers travel down steep hills, and sailors work through the night at the old Fisherman's Wharf. Stylistically, many of the photographs are experimental the noir tone is enhanced by double exposures, elements of collage, and blurred motion. These strikingly evocative duotone images expose a view of San Francisco as only Fred Lyon could capture.
By Scott Namestnik, Michael Homoya. 2022
Ideal for birders, hikers, and foragers, Timber Press Field Guides are the perfect tools for loving where you live.Wildflowers of…the Midwest is a comprehensive field guide for anyone wishing to learn about the amazingly diverse wildflowers of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. This must-have book describes and illustrates 1000 commonly encountered species, including perennials, annuals, and shrubs, both native and nonnative. With more than 1,000 superb color photographs and a user-friendly organization by flower color and shape, this is a must-have guide for birders, hikers, foragers, and natural history buffs.
By Marc Aronson, Scott Reynolds Nelson, Scott Nelson. 2008
Historian relates his search to determine if the song about John Henry was based on an actual man. Discusses tracing…historical clues, learning about railroad construction in the late 1800s, and decoding the secret message of the song. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2008
Emphasizes the benefits and challenges of growing up Amish in rural North America. Discusses religion as the basis of Amish…traditions--simple clothing, horses for transportation, prohibition of electricity, schooling ending at eighth grade--and covers the importance of baptism. Briefly mentions communes, kibbutzim, and The Farm. For grades 6-9. 2008
By Tony Horwitz. 2008
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Blue Latitudes (RC 55707) examines European explorations of America that occurred before the Pilgrims'…landing in 1620. Recounts the journeys of Leif Eiriksson and the Vikings, Coronado and the Spanish conquistadors, and Ribault and the French Huguenots--and his own adventures tracing their footsteps. 2008
By Fergus M Bordewich. 2008
Chronicles the early history of the nation's capital, highlighting the political struggles, sectional rivalry, backroom dealing, and big money that…led to the 1790 establishment of Washington, D.C. Discusses the people involved in the city's construction, including engineer Peter Charles L'Enfant, African American surveyor Benjamin Banneker, and slaves. 2008
By David G. Lavender. 2007
Memoir of historian David Lavender (1910-2003), author of Mother Earth, Father Sky (RC 49548). Lavender depicts the transformation of the…American West in 1930s and 1940s Colorado, where he spent time mountaineering, mining, and working on his stepfather's cattle ranch. Original 1943 text with 2007 introduction, afterword, and tribute. 2007
By Joni Rendon, Shannon McKenna Schmidt. 2008
Guide to sites and events around the world linked to famous authors such as Jane Austen, Pearl S. Buck, Agatha…Christie, James Joyce, Victor Hugo, Franz Kafka, Jack London, John Steinbeck, and Mark Twain. Destinations include Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London and Tolstoy's house-museum in Moscow. Provides contact information. 2008
By Roger Allen, Thomas Allen, Thomas B Allen. 2009
Discusses President Lincoln's role as commander in chief during the Civil War. Describes his advocacy of controlling railroad and telegraph…lines, conducting aerial surveillance, producing advanced weaponry, building ironclad ships, and blockading the South's ports. For grades 6-9. 2009
By Frances H. Kennedy. 2008
Historical guide to 366 sites within the United States that are significant to Native Americans and open to the public,…organized by geographic region. Each location is listed with an essay conveying its importance, history, and archaeological background. Addresses proper visitor protocol. 2008
By Valerie Wyatt, Howie Woo. 2008
Discusses the evidence found by historians and scientists about explorers of America prior to Christopher Columbus in 1492. Presents such…earlier possibilities as Chinese seafarers in the early 1400s, Vikings around 1000, an Irish monk before the Vikings, or prehistoric mammoth hunters from Siberia. For grades 4-7. 2008
By Sean Wilsey, Matt Weiland. 2008
Essays revealing idiosyncrasies and peculiarities of each state. Ha Jin looks back on his nine years in Georgia, and Dave…Eggers writes about Illinois. The fifty contributors also include Susan Choi and Jonathan Franzen. Demographics cover such topics as breastfeeding and toothlessness rates and ethnicity. Strong language. 2008