From deserts to ghost towns, from national forests to California bungalows, many of the features of the western American landscape are well known to residents and travelers alike. But in How to Read the American West, William Wyckoff introduces readers anew to these familiar landscapes. A geographer and an accomplished photographer, Wyckoff offers a fresh perspective on the natural and human history of the American West and encourages readers to discover that history has shaped the places where people live, work, and visit. This innovative field guide includes stories, photographs, maps, and diagrams on a hundred landscape features across the American West. Features are grouped according to type, such as natural landscapes, farms and ranches, places of special cultural identity, and cities and suburbs. Unlike the geographic organization of a traditional guidebook, Wyckoff's field guide draws attention to the connections and the differences between and among places. Emphasizing features that recur from one part of the region to another, the guide takes readers on an exploration of the eleven western states with trips into their natural and cultural character. How to Read the American West is an ideal traveling companion on the main roads and byways in the West, providing unexpected insights into the landscapes you see out your car window. It is also a wonderful source for armchair travelers and people who live in the West who want to learn more about the modern West, how it came to be, and how it may change in the years to come. Showcasing the everyday alongside the exceptional, Wyckoff demonstrates how asking new questions about the landscapes of the West can let us see our surroundings more clearly, helping us make informed and thoughtful decisions about their stewardship in the twenty-first century. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYSmp5gZ4-I
Whether you're seeking a soak in naturally heated mineral water or out for a sightseeing adventure, this fully updated and revised color edition of Touring California and Nevada Hot Springs guides you to more than 100 of the best sites for soaking in the beauty of the region. Historian and veteran outdoors author Matt Bischoff reveals his favorite "hot spots," from primitive pools in the backcountry to handcrafted bathhouses surrounded by civilization. Look inside to find: Full-color photos Color, GPS-compatible maps and detailed directions Historical background information on the springs and their surroundings Tips on safety, access, and availability of services Best time of year, restrictions, water temperature, camping info, and much more
Release on 2000 | by Peter E. Palmquist,Thomas R. Kailbourn
A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865
Author: Peter E. Palmquist,Thomas R. Kailbourn
Pubpsher: Stanford University Press
This extraordinarily comprehensive, well-documented, biographical dictionary of some 1,500 photographers (and workers engaged in photographically related pursuits) active in western North America before 1865 is enriched by some 250 illustrations. Far from being simply a reference tool, the book provides a rich trove of fascinating narratives that cover both the professional and personal lives of a colorful cast of characters.
Featuring everything from developed hot springs resorts to isolated mountain pools, this newly revised guide covers the publicly accessible hot springs in Montana and Wyoming. Clear directions are given to each hot spring along with historical notes, nearby attractions, accommodations, and soaking regulations in Yellowstone National Park.
CThis eBook version of the Green Guide Colombia by Michelin is an exciting new addition to the Green Guide family of comprehensive travel guides. The Green Guide Colombia brings to life this amazingly diverse land whether your travels take you to the Amazon River and the surrounding rain forest, the rolling plantations and coffee-farms set in Zona Cafetera’s verdant valleys, or the vibrant nightlife and great museums of Bogotá, Medellin and Cali. With each page packed with sight descriptions, maps and color photos, Michelin makes sure you'll see the best Colombia has to offer.
Release on 1995 | by David Prebenna,On Wheels Staff,On Wheels
Author: David Prebenna,On Wheels Staff,On Wheels
Pubpsher: MacMillan Publishing Company
This season Frommer's America on Wheels takes you across the country with complete coverage of 35 states, including reliable ratings and reviews of more than 10,000 new lodgings and restaurants. The five new titles complete the nine-book series, which now covers virtually the entire country. As always, every hotel, motel, resort, lodge, and inn has been fully inspected and rated from one to five flags according to America on Wheels' benchmark rating system, with our special "Ultra" award reserved for the best of the best. Restaurants, too, have undergone the scrutiny of our tireless experts, who have highlighted local favorites, exceptional values, and those restaurants that are worth a splurge. Our hard-nosed, experienced travel professionals gain the trust of readers by providing them with the unvarnished truth about a property's weaknesses as well as its strong points: "Shoe-horned into a tiny spot just a corner too far from the shops, but the curved driveway with fountains and flowers makes an appropriately posh entrance", "Recent rehab has brightened the decor, but deep-pile wall-to-wall carpeting conjures up memories of early Howard Johnsons", "All the usual...refinements, including Italian marble bathrooms; but even in a climate where temperatures climb over 100degrees F, many guests might prefer windows that can be opened.". More than just lists of data, our reviews give readers the know-how of travel professionals. New this season: -- Reliable ratings and reviews of more than 10,000 properties -- Expanded major city coverage, with lodgings and restaurants keyed to neighborhood maps -- 24 pages of 4-color maps -- $500 in money-saving coupons -- Increasedattention to the needs of today's traveler, from dataports to low-fat menus In addition, coverage of each state includes: -- Hundreds of lodging and restaurant listings, featuring super-clear icons that make it easy for readers to find what they're looking for at a glance -- from golf courses to kid-friendly restaurants -- An in-depth introduction, including essential trip-planning information and background highlighted by fun facts about each state Graceland is the second most-visited house in America (only the White House has more visitors) Seattleites buy more sunglasses per capita than the people of any other city Portland is the only city in America with an extinct volcano within its city limits -- Mount Tabor -- Our "Best of the State" section, featuring highlights of what to see and do, information on events and festivals, and everything enthusiasts need to know about outdoor recreation and spectator sports -- Scenic driving tours ranging from afternoon outings to longer trips, with all tours keyed to maps. -- Hundreds of sights and attractions that are worth a detour, including historic sites and homes, national parks and monuments, natural wonders, museums, amusement parks, battlefields, and zoos America on Wheels is your indispensable trip-planning tool for every type of travel -- from romantic weekend escapes to family vacations and cross-country tours.