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AAA GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL PARKS. by Doreen Russo.
50 parks--locations, fees, features, facilities, activities. Includes major attractions of each park, travel to and within the park, activities of hiking, bike-riding scenic driving, naturalist programs, and more. Color photos, maps, 336 pages, index.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-02-062049-7. 1994. Order #: MACM3054 paper$15.00.
ACCESS NATIONAL PARKS: a guide for handicapped visitors. National Park Service.
Describes facilities and services available for handicapped visitors at almost 300 National Park System areas (parks, monuments, historical sites, recreation areas, etc.). Site-by-site listing arranged by state with index; use as an initial guide to the areas as conditions may change and does not cover all parks. Maps, 215 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 024-005-00691-5. 1978. Order #: USGB4073 spiral$6.50.
AMERICA'S ANCIENT TREASURES. by Franklin Folsom and Mary Elting Folsom.
Guide to U.S. and Canada archaeological sites and museums of prehistoric Indian life, with profiles of the museums and collections that interpret America's aboriginal past. Discover the America of an earlier era--where the prehistoric Indians came from, how they clothed and fed themselves, and what they left as evidence of their art, religion, architecture, and daily life. Illustrated with drawings and photographs, 448 large-format pages, index, glossary, suggested readings.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-8263-0651-9. 1983. Order #: UNNM1630 paper$18.95.
HISTORIC PLACES: an illustrated guide to our country's past. Reader's
Presents 500 historic relics from our country's past--from homes and birthplaces of great Americans (such as Lincoln, Edison, Truman) to entire towns and preserved historic districts , forts and battlefields, ancient Indian ruins, old churches, museum villages. Tells not only what happened at these historic places but also how events there helped shape America;s destiny. Organizes sites in regions and presents them by state, including Manassas Battlefield, Boot Hill Museum in Kansas, Baranoff Museum in Alaska, Marshall Gold Discovery Site in California. Over 350 color illustrations, 352 pages, index.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-89577-265-5. 1988. Order #: PUTN2352 cloth$29.95.
AMERICA'S GRAND RESORT HOTELS: 80 classic resorts in the United States and Canada.
by Rod Fensom.
Features resorts built between 1847-1929 with over 100 rooms each, attractive locations in seashore, mountain, or desert, active guest schedules, longer average stays, and historic atmosphere or design. Chronology of hotel openings from 1776 to 1980. Among them are The Ahwahnee of Yosemite, Old Faithful Inn of Yellowstone, The Sagamore of New York, Skytop Lodge of Pennsylvania, Chateaui Lake Louise of Canada. 100 photos, 224 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88742--022-2. 1985. Order #: GLPE4395 paper$10.95.
AMERICAN WILDERNESS. by John S. Bowman.
Captures beauty of natural places. A panoramic view of American wild scenes in all seasons--fall colors of New England, winter snowscapes of the Tetons, waterfalls, wildlife. Arranged by region: New England, Middle Atlantic, South, Midwest and Plains, Southwest and Southern California, Northwest, Alaska and Hawaii. Includes scenes from many national parks. Color photos, 90 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-8317-0307-5. 1985. Order #: ZZSU6809 cloth$7.98.
BUDGET VACATIONER'S GUIDEBOOK: Western US. by Michael J. Studebaker.
How to save time and money, avoid crowds, and still have a great time. Includes campgrounds, inexpensive motels, restaurants, transportation, prices listed by towns within western states. Not a current guide. Maps, 320 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-932145-37-X. 1984. Order #: MISC3611 paper$8.95.
#CAMPGROUND & TRAILER PARK GUIDE: U.S., Canada, and Mexico: 1983 Edition.
Full-color maps of each campground listed, with numbers of spaces,tent & trailer, seasons, hookups, activities and more.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: . Order #: RAMC3211 paper$10.95.
CAMPING AMERICA'S PUBLIC LANDS: Eastern U.S./Eastern Canada. Rand McNally. Complete directory of campgrounds in national parks,
forests, recreation areas, forests, plus state parks and other public areas.
Arranged by state with road maps and listing of site facilities, nearby towns, directions to areas. Thorough, but some of information may be dated. Road maps, 143 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-13-114414-6. 1987. Order #: RAMC6653 paper$5.95.
CAMPING AMERICA'S PUBLIC LANDS: Western U.S./Western Canada. Rand McNally.
Complete directory of campgrounds in national parks, forests, recreation areas, forests, plus state parks and other public areas. Arranged by state with road maps and listing of site facilities, nearby towns, directions to areas. Thorough, but some of information may be dated. Road maps, 160 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-13-114406-5. Order #: RAMC3832 paper$5.95.
GRAND CIRCLE ADVENTURE. by Reed.
Parks and monuments in southern Utah and Colorado, northern Arizona and New Mexico--desert and rockscapes, Indian sites. 72 color photos, 48 large-format pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 0-916122-94-8. 1983. Order #: KCPU0726 paper$8.95.
GREAT NATIONAL PARK VACATIONS: the ultimate information source on the most
popular national parks. by Allstate Motor Club.
Covers 25 of the most popular parks, with history, features, tours, lodging, events. Use as general guide; update pre-trip. Illustrated, 286 large-format page, index.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-13-364258-5. 1989. Order #: PRHA3394 paper$12.95.
A GUIDE TO MUSIC FESTIVALS IN AMERICA.
by Carol Price Rabin.
A practical and selective guide to North American music festivals including Canada and the Casals festival in Puerto Rico. Lists and describes over 150 musical events in 40 states: classical, opera, folk, jazz, pops, bluegrass, country, and old-time fiddlers. Arranged by music category and state. Update pre-trip. Drawings, 232 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-912-944676. 1981. Order #: MISC3086 paper$6.95. See #3087 is it a dupe but see ISBN stock:
HIKING THE USA: a sourcebook for maps, guidebooks, and inspiration. by David Lee Drotar.
Information for each of 10 American regions--weather, trail info, access, area features. Includes many national parks and seashores plus national forests and mountain and desert areas. Text describes the types of opportunities available in each region and there are further breakdowns for sections within the regions so that planning hikes can be done. Notes are given on location/access, topography, climate, vegetation/wildlife, and trail system. There are lists of added resources. Maps, photographs, 172 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-942280-35-0. 1987. Order #: PUHO9644 paper$15.95.
Official American Youth Hostels Handbook--concepts and guide to over 270 hostels. 16 photos, 12 maps, 208 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-914788-70-1. Order #: GLPE0424 paper$7.95.
#INDEX OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM and Related Areas. National Park Service.
Capsule descriptions of all National Park System areas to date of issue, with addresses. Illustrated, 112 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 024-005-01094-7. Order #: USGB2419 paper$3.95.
INTERSTATE ROAD ATLAS: U.S., Canada, Mexico.
by Rand McNally.
Major highways for all states of these countries, with 37 detailed city maps, mileages, and mileage/driving times map. Color maps, 80 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-528-89614-8. 1986. Order #: RAMC2607 paper$2.95.
LAKESIDE RECREATION AREAS.
Details over 200 public waterfront areas in over 40 states: how to get there, where to stay, what to see and do. Photos, maps, 160 large-format pages.
Inventory = 7. ISBN: 0-8117-2104-3. Order #: STAC3264 paper$8.95.
MID-AMERICA TRIPS AND TRAILS. by Bill Thomas.
From sand dunes and plateaus to densely wooded forests, over 50 unspoiled wilderness areas in 17 states are pinpointed: MI, WI, MN, ND, NE, OH, IN, IL, MO, KY, TN, AR, OK, AL, MS, KY, TX. For each trip tells what the area is like, how to reach it, where to drive, backpacking opportunities, hikes, where to camp. Photos, maps, 238 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-8117-2037-3. 1975. Order #: STAC5166 paper$8.95.
#MUSIC FESTIVALS IN AMERICA. by Carol Price Rabin.
Presents over 170 musical events in 43 states including classical, opera, jazz, ragtime and Dixieland, pops and light classical, folk, bluegrass, country, and old-time fiddlers. Describes each festival including its music type, and artists who have appeared. Arranged according to category of music and by state. Veriify events pre-trip. Pen-and-ink sketches of artists and venues, 286 pages.
Inventory = 2 .ISBN:0-912-94474-9. 1983.Order #: MISC3087 paper$8.95. See 3086--same book? check stock? check isbn?
FOREST GUIDE. by Len Hilts.
Complete guide to America's great wildland resource--what the forests are, where they are, and how to enjoy them. Over 100 illustrations, 224 large-format pages.
Inventory = 31. ISBN: 0-528-84104-1. 1980. Order #: RAMC1182 paper$6.95.
NATIONAL PARKS OF THE WEST: a Sunset pictorial. by Dorothy N. Krell.
Background on 24 of the West's 24 national parks from the continental divide to Alaska and Hawaii. Explore volcanic steam vents, glaciers, rafting, underground caves, waterfalls, Mountain peaks, ancient Indian dwellings, seashore tidepools and more. Color photos, maps, 256 pages, index.
Inventory = 4. ISBN: 0-376-05585-5. 1987. Order #: SUNS1927 paper$15.99.
NORTH AMERICA: a geography of the United States and Canada. by J. H. Paterson.
Thorough discussion of all aspects of this region including the broad physical regions, climate and geologic setting, peopling from Native Americans through immigrations to today, building the cities, the levels of government, land and water resources and their conservation, economics including transportation, agriculture, industry,regionalism, and character of each region with their pasts and prospects. Photographs and maps, 529 large-format pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-19-508058-0. 1994. Order #: MISC2708 cloth$24.95.
NORTHWEST TRAILS. by Ira Spring & Harvey Manning.
Overview-guidebook to 73 park, wilderness areas in WY, MT, ID, NoCA, OR, WA, BC, Canadian Rockies. Answers myriad questions of visitors: best mountain scenery, open-country trail hiking, desert rambles, high-lakes fishing, rock-peak scrambles, best seasons, crowds, weather, sources. Maps, photographs, 192 pages,index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-89886-037-7. 1982. Order #: MOUN0893 paper$9.95.
OLD BONES AND SERPENT STONES: a guide to interpreted fossil localities in Canada and the Western United States--Volume 2: western sites. by T. Skywara.
Explains what fossils are, the life forms they represent, how they came to be preserved and types and forms of rocks in which they occur. Describes fossil localities which can be visited and understood by the public and indicates the time period in Earth's history--and therefore the types of fossils--represented at each site. Details 45 sites with information on public use, educational resources, fossils that occur and how to see them. Photographs, drawings, maps, 309 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-939923-09-2. 1992. Order #: MISC2733 paper$16.95.
ON THE ROAD TO YELLOWSTONE: the Yellowstone Trail and American
Highways 1900-1930. by Harold A. Meeks.
Before 1900 long distance travel in America and elsewhere was strictly a railroad phenomenon, but with improvements in the internal combustion engine, automobile travel gradually became popular. First a sporting activity for the wealthy, this new means of locomotion quickly spread to a greater consuming public and a cry for better roads swept across the land. This book traces the history of America's early roads (1900-1916) with an emphasis on the famous Yellowstone Trail that stretched from Boston to Seattle through the northern tier of states. 8 1/2"x11", 208 pages, 276 photos, maps, documents.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-57510-079-7. Order #: PIHI2765 paper$15.95.
PARK RANGER GUIDE TO RIVERS & LAKES. by Arthur P. Miller, Jr. & Marjorie L. Miller.
What to see and learn on America's freshwaters. Interviews of over 100 rangers biologists, guides, and naturalists present these experts' advice on observing aquatic animals, birds, and plants in their natural habitats. Overview explains how and where to get assistance in observing these aquatic environments and explains the hydrological cycle and how river change in time with erosion and flooding and how that affects vegetation and vice versa, plus the life cycle of lakes. Contents are arranged regionally: Appalachians and eastern woodlands, southern mountains and lowlands, prairies and plans, desert southwest, mountain west. Appendixes tell how to rate a rapid and lists rivers and lakes preserved for public use. Photographs, drawings, 200 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-8117-3038-7. 1991 .Order #: STAC1739 paper$10.95.
PARK RANGER GUIDE TO WILDLIFE. by Arthur P. Miller, Jr.
Rangers across America share their personal secrets for discovering wildlife--based on interviews with over 100 rangers, biologists, guides, and naturalists across the country, Presents first-hand advice on observing animals in their natural habitats. Following introduction, contents are organized by region--Appalachians and eastern woodlands, pens and marshes, prairies and plains,western mountains, desert. Includes animal habits and habitats, tracks and signs, feeding, seasonal changes, breeding. Photographs, drawings, 179 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-8117-2289-9. 1990. Order #: STAC1710 paper$10.95.
PARKS AND MONUMENTS OF NEW MEXICO, COLORADO, AND UTAH. (Southwest Traveler Guidebook).
Whether you live in the Southwest or plan to take a vacation here, you are amazed at the beauty of the parks and monuments in the area. No one takes them for granted. 32 locales await you. And if you're heading to Arizona, be sure to grab that book, too! 48 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-55838-146-5. Order #: AMTR7609 paper$6.95.
PARKS OF THE PACIFIC COAST: the complete guide to the national and historic parks of California, Oregon, and Washington. by Doug and Bobbe Tatreau.
Comprehensive guide takes you on a far-reaching tour of 34 park areas. Information for planning a trip plus a description of park features and attractions, interpretive services, winter visits. Over 70 photographs 28 maps, 160 large-format pages.
Inventory = 4. ISBN: 0-88742-050-8. 1985. Order : GLPE0420M paper$10.95.
POCKET VACATION GUIDE, UNITED STATES.
by Rand McNally.
Facts about each state with places of interest and weather charts so you can plan your trip. Includes museums and parks to see, history of localities. Verify data pre-trip. Full-color maps. 160 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-528-845470. 1981. Order #: RAMC3489 paper$3.95.
POCKET VACATION GUIDE, UNITED STATES. by Rand McNally.
Facts about each state with places of interest and weather charts so you can plan your trip. Includes museums and parks to see, history of localities. Verify data pre-trip. Full-color maps. 160 pages..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-528-84436-9. 1983. Order #: RAMC1043 paper$3.95.
ROAD NOTES: a student's guide to North America's adventures & delights.
Where to find inexpensive, off-the-beaten-path adventure: camping/hiking/backpacking, skiing, beaches, wild rivers, cities, festivals, bicycling. Illustrated, 223 large-format pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: . Order #: RAMC2960 paper$6.95.
THE SIERRA CLUB GUIDES TO THE NATIONAL PARKS --PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND ALASKA. edited by James B. Murfin.
Parks included: Crater Lake, Denali, Gates of Arctic, Glacier Bay, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, Mt. Rainier, North Cascades, Olympic, Wrangell-St. Elias. Gives facility charts for each park, trial charts indicating length, ascent, degree of difficulty and where to go to get away from crowds, appendix identifying 46 animals and plants commonly found in the parks. 15 maps, including overall, access, and trail maps, 188 color photographs, 15 maps, 400 pages, index.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-394-73554-4. 1985. Order #: RAHO2739 paper$16.95.
SMITHSONIAN GUIIDES TO NATURAL AMERICA (THE): the Northern Rockies. by Jeremy Schmidt and Thomas Schmidt.
For Idaho, Montana, Wyoming: more than 160 parks, wilderness preserves, and scenic wonders--national, state, and local parks and preserves. Over 125 color photographs, full-color relief maps, glossary of geological and scientific terms, 304 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-679-76312-0. 1995. Order #: SMIN2667 paper$19.95.
THE SOUTHERN GUEST HOUSE BOOK. by Corinne Madden Ross.
Includes houses offering overnight lodging in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and District of Columbia. Stay in one of these often charming, diverse establishments and likely experience Southern hospitality,too. Verify data pre-trip. Illustrated, 190 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-914788-35-3. 1981. Order #: GLPE4178 paper$8.95.
STATE & NATIONAL PARKS, LODGES, & CABINS. by John Thaxton.
In addition to listing places to stay in parks (update pre-trip) also describes essential geological and biological characteristics of each park--size, flora, fauna, terrain, distinctive features. Organized by parks within states. Photographs, maps, 624 pages 4" x 6.5". Includes state-by-state index to areas.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-8910-384-4. 1986. Order #: BUFR2473 paper$9.95.
STATE PARKS OF THE WEST: AMERICA'S BEST-KEPT SECRETS--a guide to camping, fishing, hiking and sightseeing.
by Viki DeHaan.
Nearly 300 sites throughout the U.S.. Descriptions include features, activities, facilities, events--arranged by state. Photos, maps, index tabulating what is available at each area. 240 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-917895-31-2. 1990. Order #: JOHN3884 paper$13.95.
TENSLEEP'S NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND GUIDE: a recreational guide to America's national forests. Ken Meliuis.
Lists and describes 4,000 national forest campgrounds containing over 75,000 individual camping sites. Contains climate charts, regulations, addresses, and more describing 148 national forests in 37 states. Provides leads to popular and obscure places, inventorying sites up to the time of publication and thus also providing a source for changes since then. 304 pages.
Inventory = 10. ISBN: 0-9610130-0-1. First edition: 1983. Order #: TENS3588 paper$8.95.
A WALK ACROSS AMERICA. by Peter Jenkins.
Jenkins set out on his walk to find what America was all about and learns of wisdom and notions from those who meets, lives with, and works with during 5,000 miles of journey and 35 pairs of shoes. His classic journey restores his faith and pride in his country. 3 months on the New York Times bestseller list.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-449-20455-3. 1979. Order #: RAHO5373 paper$4.95.
WESTERN TRIPS & TRAILS. by E. M. Sterling.
From snow-capped peaks to pristine beaches, forests, wildlife, deserts, lakes, wildflowers and historical, geological, and archaeological sites this is a guide to some of the best hiking, camping, and vacationing in nine states: WA, OR, CA, MT, WY, CO, ID, UT, AZ. Includes driving routes, camping directions, backpacking and hiking trails, with easy to read maps and with sections on 21 National Park System areas as well as wilderness areas and state parks. Sections on "Where To Drive", "Where to Hike", and "Where to Camp". Photographs, maps, 351 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: \0-87108-584-4. 1981. Order #: PRUE1153 paper$14.95.
WESTERN TRIPS & TRAILS. by E. M. Sterling.
Covers 50 recreation areas in 11 western states: WA, OR, CA, MT, WY, CO, ID, NM, UT, NV, AZ plus Canada. Leads the motorist, occasional hiker and dedicated backpacker to unusual and pleasurable scenic places. Provides answers to the whys, hows, and wheres of vacation planning with driving routes, camping information, backpacking and hiking trails plus easy-to-read maps. Selections are based on personal survey of each place listed with care taken to feature areas that afford a variety of opportunities to the traveler. Photographs, maps, 325 pages.
Inventory =2. ISBN: 0-87108-727-8. 1987. Order #: PRUE1211 paper$14.95.
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