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The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Third Edition

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Publisher: University Press of Colorado
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Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the US park system, The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area. Now in its third edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park's cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley's visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations. The book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as more accurate maps than those in any other publication. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Third Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.

Death Valley and the Amargosa

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Author: Richard E. Lingenfelter
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Death Valley and the Amargosa by Richard E. Lingenfelter Book Resume:

This is the history of Death Valley, where that bitter stream the Amargosa dies. It embraces the whole basin of the Amargosa from the Panamints to the Spring Mountains, from the Palmettos to the Avawatz. And it spans a century from the earliest recollections and the oldest records to that day in 1933 when much of the valley was finally set aside as a National Monument. This is the story of an illusory land, of the people it attracted and of the dreams and delusions they pursued-the story of the metals in its mountains and the salts in its sinks, of its desiccating heat and its revitalizing springs, and of all the riches of its scenery and lore-the story of Indians and horse thieves, lost argonauts and lost mine hunters, prospectors and promoters, miners and millionaires, stockholders and stock sharps, homesteaders and hermits, writers and tourists. But mostly this is the story of the illusions-the illusions of a shortcut to the gold diggings that lured the forty-niners, of inescapable deadliness that hung in the name they left behind, of lost bonanzas that grew out of the few nuggets they found, of immeasurable riches spread by hopeful prospectors and calculating con men, and of impenetrable mysteries concocted by the likes of Scotty. These and many lesser illusions are the heart of its history.

The Mystery at Death Valley

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Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
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The Mystery at Death Valley by Carole Marsh Book Resume:

Mimi tells Christina and Grant a mystery story set in Death Valley, one of the most desolate places on Earth! There's Aunt Erin, a creepy castle in the middle of nowhere, a ghost (or not?), temperatures hotter than a Fourth of July firecracker, and more! LOOK what's inside this mystery - people, places, history and more! PLACES: Death Valley, CA: Badwater Crater. PEOPLE: Juliet Brier and her sons: Columbus, John, and Kirk ¥ Walter E. Scott or ¥"Death Valley Scotty"¥ Albert M. Johnson. HISTORY: The California Gold Rush ¥ The Valley of Burning Silence ¥ Sand Walking Company ¥ Survival tips in Death valley: what to bring, what to do in an emergency. Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.3 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 140437 Lexile Measure: 780 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

Loafing Along Death Valley Trails

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Author: William Caruthers
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
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Loafing Along Death Valley Trails by William Caruthers Book Resume:

In 1926, on the advice of his doctor, former newspaperman William Caruthers, whose writings appeared in most Western magazines during a career spanning more than 25 years, retired to an orange grove near Ontario, California. Once there, he would go on to spend much of his time during the next 25 years in the Death Valley region, witnessing the transition of Death Valley from a prospector’s hunting ground to a mecca for winter tourists. This book, which was first published in 1951, is William Caruthers’ personal narrative of the old days in Death Valley—”of people and places in Panamint Valley, the Amargosa Desert and the big sink at the bottom of America.” A wonderful read.

The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Fourth Edition

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Author: T. Scott Bryan,Betty Tucker Bryan
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
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The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Fourth Edition by T. Scott Bryan,Betty Tucker Bryan Book Resume:

Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the US park system, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area. Now in its fourth edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park’s cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley’s visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations. This new edition features a number of important changes—including information on the boundary and wilderness changes that resulted from the Dingell Act of 2019, the reopened Keane Wonder Mine area, the devastating flash flooding of Scotty’s Castle, scenic river designations, the Inn and Ranch resorts, renovated and now operated as the Oasis at Death Valley—as well as new maps and updated color photos. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park, Fourth Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.

Death Valley and the Amargosa

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Author: Richard E. Lingenfelter
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Death Valley and the Amargosa by Richard E. Lingenfelter Book Resume:

This is the history of Death Valley, where that bitter stream the Amargosa dies. It embraces the whole basin of the Amargosa from the Panamints to the Spring Mountains, from the Palmettos to the Avawatz. And it spans a century from the earliest recollections and the oldest records to that day in 1933 when much of the valley was finally set aside as a National Monument. This is the story of an illusory land, of the people it attracted and of the dreams and delusions they pursued-the story of the metals in its mountains and the salts in its sinks, of its desiccating heat and its revitalizing springs, and of all the riches of its scenery and lore-the story of Indians and horse thieves, lost argonauts and lost mine hunters, prospectors and promoters, miners and millionaires, stockholders and stock sharps, homesteaders and hermits, writers and tourists. But mostly this is the story of the illusions-the illusions of a shortcut to the gold diggings that lured the forty-niners, of inescapable deadliness that hung in the name they left behind, of lost bonanzas that grew out of the few nuggets they found, of immeasurable riches spread by hopeful prospectors and calculating con men, and of impenetrable mysteries concocted by the likes of Scotty. These and many lesser illusions are the heart of its history.

Moon Death Valley National Park

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Author: Jenna Blough
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Moon Death Valley National Park by Jenna Blough Book Resume:

Trek across the salt flats, scale the towering rocks, and explore the marble canyons of this otherworldly landscape with Moon Death Valley National Park. Inside you'll find: Flexible, strategic itineraries, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip, designed for day-hikers, road-trippers, outdoor adventurers, history buffs, and more The top experiences and unique ideas for exploring Death Valley: Hike through forested trails to sweeping canyon views, and discover abandoned mining camps, remote ghost towns, and hidden springs. Go four-wheeling in rugged backcountry, or cruise along Badwater Basin Road to check out iconic sights like the Devil's Golf Course, Artist's Drive, and Zabriskie Point. Admire surreal salt flats, ethereal rock formations, colorful mosaic stone, and sculpted sand dunes, and find the best vistas for that perfect sunset photo-op Practical tips for hiking, four-wheel driving, camping, and other recreation, plus information on the right gear to pack for the desert Detailed hike descriptions with mileage, elevation gains, difficulty ratings, and trailhead directions Honest advice from Death Valley expert Jenna Blough on when to go and where to stay, whether you're pitching the tent, parking the RV, or bedding down at a hotel Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations, plus strategies for getting to Death Valley National Park Full-color photos and easy-to-use maps throughout Coverage of gateway towns and excursions beyond the park, including the John Muir Wilderness, the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, and the Trona Pinnacles Recommendations for families, seniors, international visitors, and travelers with disabilities Thorough background on Death Valley's wildlife, terrain, culture, and history With Moon's practical tips and expert know-how, you can experience Death Valley your way. Exploring more of the West? Try Moon California Road Trip, Moon Palm Springs & Joshua Tree or Moon Nevada. For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks. About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you. For more inspiration, follow @moonguides on social media.

Hiking Death Valley National Park

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Author: Bill Cunningham,Polly Cunningham
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Hiking Death Valley National Park by Bill Cunningham,Polly Cunningham Book Resume:

Hiking Death Valley National Park contains detailed information about 36 of the best day hikes and extended backpacking trips in the largest national park outside of Alaska. Supplemented with GPS-compatible maps, mile-by-mile directional cues, rich narratives, and beautiful photographs, this is the only book you'll need for this land of extremes.

The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition

The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: T. Scott Bryan,Betty Tucker-Bryan
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
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The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition by T. Scott Bryan,Betty Tucker-Bryan Book Resume:

Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the U.S. park system, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area.Now in its second edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park’s cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley’s visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations.Rewritten, reorganized, and revised, the book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as new maps more accurate than those in any other publication. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.

The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Third Edition

The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Third Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: T. Scott Bryan,Betty Tucker-Bryan
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
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The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Third Edition by T. Scott Bryan,Betty Tucker-Bryan Book Resume:

Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the US park system, The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area. Now in its third edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park's cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley's visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations. The book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as more accurate maps than those in any other publication. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Third Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.

Loafing Along Death Valley Trails

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Author: William Caruthers
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
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Loafing Along Death Valley Trails by William Caruthers Book Resume:

In 1926, on the advice of his doctor, former newspaperman William Caruthers, whose writings appeared in most Western magazines during a career spanning more than 25 years, retired to an orange grove near Ontario, California. Once there, he would go on to spend much of his time during the next 25 years in the Death Valley region, witnessing the transition of Death Valley from a prospector’s hunting ground to a mecca for winter tourists. This book, which was first published in 1951, is William Caruthers’ personal narrative of the old days in Death Valley—”of people and places in Panamint Valley, the Amargosa Desert and the big sink at the bottom of America.” A wonderful read.

Death Valley National Park

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Author: Hal Rothman,Char Miller
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
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Death Valley National Park by Hal Rothman,Char Miller Book Resume:

The first comprehensive study of the park, past and present, Death Valley National Park probes the environmental and human history of this most astonishing desert. Established as a national monument in 1933, Death Valley was an anomaly within the national park system. Though many who knew this landscape were convinced that its stark beauty should be preserved, to do so required a reconceptualization of what a park consists of, grassroots and national support for its creation, and a long and difficult political struggle to secure congressional sanction. This history begins with a discussion of the physical setting, its geography and geology, and descriptions of the Timbisha, the first peoples to inhabit this tough and dangerous landscape. In the 19th-century and early 20th century, new arrivals came to exploit the mineral resources in the region and develop permanent agricultural and resort settlements. Although Death Valley was established as a National Monument in 1933, fear of the harsh desert precluded widespread acceptance by both the visiting public and its own administrative agency. As a result, Death Valley lacked both support and resources. This volume details the many debates over the park’s size, conflicts between miners, farmers, the military, and wilderness advocates, the treatment of the Timbisha, and the impact of tourists on its cultural and natural resources. In time, Death Valley came to be seen as one of the great natural wonders of the United States, and was elevated to full national park status in 1994. The history of Death Valley National Park embodies the many tensions confronting American environmentalism.

Introduction to the Geology of Southern California and Its Native Plants

Introduction to the Geology of Southern California and Its Native Plants [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Clarence A. Hall Jr.
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Introduction to the Geology of Southern California and Its Native Plants by Clarence A. Hall Jr. Book Resume:

With its active fault systems, complex landforms, and myriad natural habitats, southern California boasts a rich and dynamic geologic environment. This abundantly illustrated volume at last provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible resource for students and general readers interested in southern California's geology and native plants. Covering an extensive area, north from San Diego to Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada and east to the Mojave and Colorado deserts, its unique, comprehensive approach brings together for the first time the basic principles of geology, the story of plate tectonics, in-depth discussion of the geology of many specific locales within the region, and information on identifying southern California's native plants.

Death Valley National Park

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Author: John Hamilton
Publisher: ABDO
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Death Valley National Park by John Hamilton Book Resume:

National Parks are part of the heritage of America, and this title examines one of the most compelling parks in the country, Death Valley National Park. Students will examine the ecosystems, geology, and the flora and fauna that makes Death Valley unique. Readers will learn this park's history from early human habitation through its designation as a national park, and examine the conflict between conservation and tourism that challenges efforts to preserve this national treasure for future generations. Includes original photos from award-winning author/photographer John Hamilton. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Death Valley National Park & Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Death Valley National Park & Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Joseph Albino
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Death Valley National Park & Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge by Joseph Albino Book Resume:

From Dantes View one looks down into the Badwater Basin of Death Valley, with the Panamint Mountains across the Valley and Telescope Peak out of view to the left.

The Mystery at Death Valley Teacher's Guide

The Mystery at Death Valley Teacher's Guide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
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The Mystery at Death Valley Teacher's Guide by Carole Marsh Book Resume:

The corresponding Teacher's Guide is a page-by-page supplementary resource that gives you additional activities to enhance the student's learning opportunities by using cross-curricular materials including discussion questions, reproducible vocabulary, science, geography and math activities. Each Teacher's Guide turns you into the expert-we've done all the research for you! This comprehensive resource enhances the many dramatic learning opportunities students can gain from reading this mystery by Carole Marsh. The supplementary Teacher's Guide includes: ¥ A chapter guide of additional information, trivia, historical facts, and more to help teachers be "Experts!" ¥ Activity ideas that make the book come dramatically to life for young readers! ¥ The author's additional comments and thoughts about the subject ¥ Some reproducible activities ¥ Great out-of-the-box ideas for activities.

Desert Dancing

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Author: Len Wilcox
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
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Desert Dancing by Len Wilcox Book Resume:

From the book's beginning: She calls it desert dancing, what we do out there. It's a place some of us call home, no matter where we live; a place you go back to, even when you've never been there before. Deserts around the world may be different, but the feeling is the same; the hearts of prophets and devils alike beat stronger there. A place you feel eternity. Home for the spirit. Forbidding -- to some. Bleak and lonely. No desert rat can deny these feelings at times. That's part of it. It's also the primordial challenge of surviving, low-tech life and death, surrounded by a rugged, powerful beauty and the wonderful adaptations of Mother Nature to the difficult, dry world of the desert. Animals that can live their entire lives without a drink of water. Seeds that can lay dormant for years, then germinate after a desert rainstorm that offers just enough water to bring them to life. The more high-tech my tools and toys, the more I need my desert time, my desert dancing. Reviews: ... goes beyond being a simple A to B guidebook. Desert Dancing reads like the journal of a friend, who, in a highly readable style, shares with you a wonderful trip. Excellent research, combined with an in-person familiarity of the subject at hand, makes this a necessary volume for anyone considering a trip into the desert, or for the armchair explorer who wants to gain a sense of what the desert is all about. -- Bob Moore, Editor Route 66 magazine. Wow! You can feel the heat, see the old West as it was and what it has become. This books makes you want to pack up your vehicle and head to the desert, but don't leave home without the book - you'll get lost in that vast sea of sand without it. Read this book and you'll enjoy what the California desert really has to offer. Water, water,water, please! An outstanding adventure. Excellent reading. -- Leslie Curtis Riley from Clovis, CA. A combination guidebook/journal to this enchanting region. Filled with historical notes and details of the culture, Desert Dancing is a trip for your senses. Alongside practical travel information you'll find insight into the area's past, and the legends and myths that survive today. Visit sacred places and learn of their mysteries. Directions, places to stay and eat, plus advice on safe passage in this harsh but beautiful terrain.

Radio Rides the Range

Radio Rides the Range [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jack French,David S. Siegel
Publisher: McFarland
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Radio Rides the Range by Jack French,David S. Siegel Book Resume:

This is a comprehensive encyclopedia to the more than 100 radio programs portraying the American West, in fact and fiction, heard by generations of listeners from the Great Depression through the Cold War era. The book includes both the popular and lesser known series, as well as would-be offerings that never made it past the audition stage. Each entry describes the series, the extent to which it was based on actual facts, the audience it was written for, and its broadcast history. The descriptions also examine how the programs reflected society’s changing social and cultural attitudes towards racial and ethnic minorities and the role of women. The availability of surviving audio copies and original scripts is noted. An extensive bibliography and several appendices provide additional sources of information about Western programming during the Golden Age of Radio.

Hornswogglers, Fourflushers & Snake-Oil Salesmen

Hornswogglers, Fourflushers & Snake-Oil Salesmen [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Matthew P. Mayo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Hornswogglers, Fourflushers & Snake-Oil Salesmen by Matthew P. Mayo Book Resume:

Everyone loves a heel, especially one to whom nothing was sacred and who charmed his or her way into the hearts, minds, and wallets of bumpkins and belles alike. This collection offers twenty-four tales of petty bandits, sleazy bunko artists, and conniving conmen and –women who traveled West to seek their fortunes by preying on the men and women who went before them to settle and explore. These stories of who they were, what they did, and why they are remembered for their deeds include ample and engaging historic illustrations of the shady characters at work and at play.

Moon Southern California Road Trips

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Author: Ian Anderson
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Moon Southern California Road Trips by Ian Anderson Book Resume:

Catch a wave, hike to the Hollywood sign, or soak up some desert sun: the possibilities are endless with Moon Southern California Road Trips. Inside you'll find: Pick Your Road Trip: Find flexible getaways throughout SoCal like three-day routes up the coast, through Death Valley, Ojai, and more, or combine them for an epic two-week driving tour Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best beaches, hikes, wineries, and more, you can tour backlots in Los Angeles, feel like a kid again at Disneyland, and feast on tacos and craft beer in San Diego. Climb Joshua Tree's rock formations to stunning views, ski and surf in the same day, and get a taste of the laidback lifestyle in Santa Barbara and Palm Springs Maps and Driving Tools: Easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions, and full-color photos throughout Local Expertise: San Diego native, brew enthusiast, and avid surfer Ian Anderson shares his tips on where to stop and what to see How to Plan Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas and how to avoid traffic, plus tips for driving in different road conditions and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road-trippers with kids Coverage of Los Angeles, Disneyland, beaches from Malibu to La Jolla, San Diego, Anza Borrego State Park, Palm Springs & Joshua Tree, Route 66, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Hearst Castle, plus Las Vegas With flexible itineraries for weekend getaways and practical tips for driving the full loop, Moon Southern California Road Trips gets you ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking for more coverage of Southern California? Check out Moon San Diego or Moon Los Angeles. Want to extend your adventure? Check out Moon Northern California Road Trips.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into National Parks

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into National Parks [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into National Parks by Bathroom Readers' Institute Book Resume:

Join Uncle John as he treks through every one of America’s National Parks! If you like the great outdoors, you’re going to love this book. We’re plunging into every national park, monument, site, and trail (more than 150 in all!) in true Uncle John fashion and uncovering some unique stories behind all of them. You’re sure to find hidden facets of each national park that you never imagined. Read about... * Yosemite’s firefall and why it came to a sudden end * How to avoid bear attacks, buffalo stampedes, and moose on the loose * Ghosts, legends, and myths in the remotest parks of the country * The wild horses of Assateague and why they still roam the island * How an isolated tree in Yosemite inspired the most famous photograph of all time And much more!

Midnight Magic at the Railroad Museum

Midnight Magic at the Railroad Museum [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Verne Gore
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Midnight Magic at the Railroad Museum by Verne Gore Book Resume:

Back One day while serving as the celebrated museum host, I observed a youngster, a happy lad with a satisfied smile, marching in the lobby of the museum. After a few cautious steps into the lobby, he stopped dead in his tracks. Standing frozen as he breached the outer museum fortification, his eyes widened and slowly scanned the 1915 locomotive, our first lobby display. After giving it once-over, he turned toward his parents with that delighted energy and exploded with excitement, jumping up and down multiple times with youthful vigor. This is when I came to dream of the excitement that dominates a kid's mind when visiting our museum for the first time. We see it all the time and even experience it when we would read to our children and grandchildren about the topics and themes that nourish their passions. Passions give way to daydreams that inspire us all. This was to be my inspiration and passion to facilitate this museum dedicated to railroading in America.This storybook delivers a narrative that will aid the young adults in appreciation of the museum exhibits and understanding the historical relevance for American railroading. All my main characters are fictional, but they are also real in their relationship with the theme found in each exhibit chapter. It is easy and fun to read for all ages. My objective was to offer an interaction for these youngsters after they have left the museum and take the exhibits with them wherever they go. This story will take the reader to the next level from just visiting the museum. More than an object, the museum exhibits become alive in a historical sense.In my preparation and research, I gained a greater appreciation for railroad dominance in the American frontier in the West and the prosperity it brought throughout the country. My investigation was focused on the museum exhibits. I found myself descending into every rabbit hole. I relied on multiple resources for obtaining the factual information about the museum exhibits to deliver this storybook. Museum docents, collaboration with outside sources as well as individual volunteers and visitors aided me in verifying my Internet investigations. This research and writing effort resulted in a fifteen-month enterprise. I was able to focus my attention to this project while recovering from a surgical procedure, which left me housebound while recovering and going through therapy. While in recovery, it filled my time when I could not entertain museum guests. My focus on the storybook filled a void for those months I was away from the museum.This story adds greater depth into each museum exhibit. There will certainly be favorites of the diverse readers. There is no structure other that one's own individual passion and interest for each exceptional and historical place these exhibits filled in the American railroad experience. So start your adventure reading the Midnight Magic at the Railroad Museum and let your passions and dreams guide you and those you share this journey with. Deliver the same energy when that youngster first entered the California State Railroad Museum, which prompted me to share this story with you...All aboard!

Iron Horses

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Author: Walter R. Borneman
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Iron Horses by Walter R. Borneman Book Resume:

A "masterly" account of the origins of the transcontinental railroad (Douglas Brinkley) by the author of the bestselling The Admirals. After the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, the rest of the United States was up for grabs, and the race was on. The prize: a better, shorter, less snowy route through the American Southwest, linking Los Angeles to Chicago. In Iron Horses, Borneman recounts the rivalries, contested routes, political posturing, and business dealings that unfolded as an increasing number of lines pushed their way across the country. Borneman brings to life the legendary robber barons behind it all and also captures the herculean efforts required to construct these roads -- the laborers who did the back-breaking work, the brakemen who ran atop moving cars, the tracklayers crushed and killed by runaway trains. From backroom deals in Washington, DC, to armed robberies of trains in the wild deserts, from cattle cars to streamliners and Super Chiefs, all the great incidents and innovations of a mighty American era are made vivid in Iron Horses.

Haunted Southern California

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Author: Charles A. Stansfield
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Is there a shadow over this sunny land of healthful vigor and natural abundance? This region includes the Central Coast, the San Joaquin Valley, and metropolitan Los Angeles and San Diego, where readers will encounter the spirits of gold prospectors, cowboys, Spanish padres, and movie stars, as well as the phantom camels of Fort Tejon, the shape-shifting witch of Tulare, underwater UFOs, ghosts aboard the Queen Mary, and the tragic specter of Marilyn Monroe.

The Greater America

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Author: Ralph D. Paine
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Your Guide to the National Parks of the West

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Author: Michael Joseph Oswald
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Please note this is part of a larger work, Your Guide to the National Parks, which is also available in paperback and electronic versions. The full version includes suggested trips, best of the best lists, and a few other introductory sections. All of the media (photos and maps) for these electronic books must be downloaded/viewed on the web. This e-book covers Joshua Tree, Channel Islands, Pinnacles, Death Valley, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Lassen Volcanic, Redwood, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, Olympic, and North Cascades National Parks.

Uncle John's New & Improved Briefs

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Get your trivia on the go with this Uncle John’s anthology of fun fast facts, includes over twenty-five pages of new content! Uncle John’s New & Improved Briefs is chock-full of thousands of great facts and hundreds of quick hits covering history, origins, blunders, sports, pop science, and entertainment plus a sprinkling of riddles, puns, anagrams, and other classic wordplay. Read about . . . The secrets of top-secret spy lingo The monkey that got a head transplant . . . and lived Bizarre recipes: jellied moose nose, steamed muskrat legs, and haggis The worst movie bloopers from Best Picture Oscar winners The little-known story of the best deal in sports history The man behind Death Valley’s “Castle in the Desert” How to decipher the hidden codes on a dollar bill Sinister left-handed facts Earth’s greatest hits And much, much more!

Red Light Women of Death Valley

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Author: Robin Flinchum
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“Focuses on the lives of several prostitutes who worked in Death Valley area boomtowns between the 1870s and the early 1900s . . . Colorful and intriguing” (Pahrump Valley Times). From the 1870s to the turn of the century, while countless men gambled their fortunes in Death Valley’s mines, many bold women capitalized on the boom-and-bust lifestyle and established saloons and brothels. These lively ladies were clever entrepreneurs and fearless adventurers but also mothers, wives, and respected members of their communities. Madam Lola Travis was one of the wealthiest single women in Inyo County in the 1870s. Known as “Diamond Tooth Lil,” Evelyn Hildegard was a poor immigrant girl who became a western legend. Local author and historian Robin Flinchum chronicles the lives of these women and many others who were unafraid to live outside the bounds of polite society and risk everything for a better future in the forbidding Death Valley desert. Includes photos! “Flinchum’s lively prose and detailed descriptions bring these women into focus, and provide a historically accurate and interesting overview of Death Valley’s pioneering mining era.” —Sierra Wave Media “A thoroughly entertaining and highly enlightening account of the wild Death Valley boom camps’ daring red light ladies . . . A very enjoyable and engaging book. A great read!” —Richard Lingenfelter, author of Death Valley & the Amargosa: A Land of Illusion

Greetings from California

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Author: Gary Crabbe
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A fun, fresh tribute to the Golden State, illustrated with gorgeous color photography, fascinating historical images, and cool memorabilia. Learn anew the legends, landmarks, and lore of historic sites, such as Bodie, Point Reyes, the Knights Ferry Bridge, Mission Santa Barbara, Carson Mansion in Old Town Eureka, Death Valley, Glacier Point, and Alcatraz. Delving into the people, places, and activities that have defined California through the years, this book explores all that makes California great: the Big Sur coast, the Monterey Jazz Festival, Napa Valley’s wine country, Hollywood, the redwood trees of Muir Woods, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite Valley, big game fishing, surfing, agriculture, politics, music, sports, and much, much more. Turn the pages for a visual feast of this extraordinary state!

The White Heart of Mojave An Adventure with the Outdoors of the Desert

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Author: Perkins
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Beyond the walls and solid roofs of houses is the outdoors. It is always on the doorstep. The sky, serene, or piled with white, slow-moving clouds, or full of wind and purple storm, is always overhead. But walls have an engrossing quality.

Deep Enough

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Author: Frank A. Crampton
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Deep Enough, first published in 1956, is the adventure-filled autobiography of Frank Crampton in the mines, mining camps, and frontier towns of the American wild west in the early 1900s. At age 16, Crampton ran away from home, traveling west aboard freight trains in the company of hobos and 'bindle stiffs.' A fast learner, Crampton mastered hard-rock mining skills, and went on to work in most of the important western mining camps in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Nevada. From mine-hand, Crampton moved on to work as an assayer, surveyor, and eventually became known as one of the West’s best mining engineers. Included are 32 pages of photographs from the author's collection.

Across Death Valley

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Across Death Valley tells the remarkable story of one woman's brave struggle to keep her family alive during one of the most arduous and dramatic episodes in the history of Western migration. A riveting narrative by a writer known for her books on pioneers, Across Death Valley is a fictionalized account based on the true story of the legendary journey that Juliet Wells Brier, her husband, and their three sons undertook during the Gold Rush from Salt Lake City to the settlement of Los Angeles. Departing Salt Lake City via wagon train, the Briers had been promised an easy trip along the well-traveled Old Spanish Trail to California. But, after several agonizing weeks, some of the families—the Briers included—broke off from the main group to continue on an unmapped shortcut. As hardships mounted they splintered into smaller groups until, finally, the Briers were traveling alone. Their chosen route led directly into Death Valley—eventually, on foot. Diminutive Julia piggybacked her youngest son even when she was near death from thirst and exhaustion. Rich in compelling detail, Across Death Valley is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and hope.

The Lords of Discipline

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A cadet encounters hazing and racism at an elite military academy in this novel from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides. As Will McLean begins his studies at the Carolina Military Institute, the American South is in turmoil over desegregation. An outsider to the harsh authoritarianism of the military, Will survives the school’s notorious freshman hazing, and avoids attention from its fabled and menacing secret society, the Ten. But when he is asked to mentor the school’s first black student, Will is drawn into the intense racial politics—and the threat of violence—simmering beneath the surface. Based on Conroy’s own military school experience and featuring his lush prose and richly drawn characters, The Lords of Discipline is a powerful story of a young man’s stand for justice and the friendship, love, and courage he finds along the way.

Tales From My Youth

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Author: Richard L. Mauger, PhD
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Tales From My Youth By: Richard L. Mauger, PhD Tales From My Youth is a collection of short stories from author Richard L. Mauger’s life. His tales of his youth revolve around the outdoors and trout fishing. As he grew older, his life was still dominated by the great outdoors, turning geology and the environment into a career. His parents, sisters, and brothers-in-law are important components to his life story and to the tales within these pages. They showed him how to enjoy life, have firm beliefs and principles, and to have respect and compassion for all. Mauger’s insightful stories include a wide variety of topics such as history, humor, pets, geology, family, and personal hindsight after over sixty years of life.

My Friends Call Me C.C.

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Author: William Gardiner Hutson
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He seemed to work magic in the oil business as he established wildly successful ventures. California at the turn of the century was his stage and his adventures read like fiction until his luck seems to run out and he exits to China. Was he a huckster from the outset?

Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges

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Author: David Scott,Kay L. Scott
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The only guide of its kind! TheComplete Guide to the National Park Lodges is the only definitive guide of its kind––covering every lodge in America's National Parks and Monuments, from luxurious inns to rustic cabins. The authors, National Park experts, tell readers how to leave behind the hassles and headaches and make trip planning painless. Having visited nearly every national park area and lodge in the country, they share their sage advice on how to choose a lodge that will best suit an individual's taste and needs. Now in a new, updated package with over 175 full-color photographs. Packed with firsthand information about each property. Includes room rates, facility information, detailed maps, and so much more!

Curves on the Highway

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Author: Gerry Davis
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For the woman who has always had the urge to embark on a lengthy cross-country journey by herself, Curves on the Highway is both an inspirational guide and a practical how-to book. Gerry Davis offers advice for women travelers on everything from how to deal with auto mechanics to pointers on packing sensibly. The all-important issue of security weaves throughout chapters on trip planning, insurance, and choosing a hotel.

Remembering Galesburg

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Author: Tom Wilson
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Galesburg, Illinois, has made quite a name for itself since the first settlers arrived in 1836. It has witnessed the comings and goings of fifteen United States presidents, listened to Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, seen the birth of an elephant and served as home of the man who brought the dandelion to America. Lifetime resident and city historian Tom Wilson captures the true spirit of the town through this charming collection of articles from his column, “Tracking History.” Nuances and details, from the excitement of the Lincoln-Douglas debates to the frustrations of stalemate college basketball, make Remembering Galesburg a sparkling depiction of this town’s personality.

Hollywood Escapes

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Author: Harry Medved,Bruce Akiyama
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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LET THE MOVIES BE YOUR GUIDE! * Hike THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE Trail! * Behold the KILL BILL Chapel! * Enter THE DOORS Indian Caves! * Swim at BEACH BLANKET BINGO's Malibu! * Escape to SOME LIKE IT HOT's Resort! * Raft the STAGECOACH River! * Explore HIGH PLAIN DRIFTER's Ghostly Lake! * Trek to the LOST HORIZON Waterfall! * Discover the STAR WARS Sand Dunes! Here is the first comprehensive guide to Southern California's outdoor filming locations taking you to more than 50 of the Golden State's most cinematic beaches, mountains, deserts, lakes, hot springs and waterfalls. Illustrated with over 100 scenic photos and 20 easy-to-read maps, Hollywood Escapes: The Moviegoer's Guide to Exploring Southern California's Great Outdours not only takes you to movie history's most memorable destinations, but also recommends places to dine and lodge along the way, from mountain hideaways to beach side resorts. Written by inveterate movie buffs and outdoors enthusiasts Harry Medved and Bruce Akiyama, these two native Southern Californians have interviewed dozens of actors, filmmakers, location scouts and rangers to help you explore Hollywood's most spectacular scenery.

Moon USA National Parks

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Author: Becky Lomax
Publisher: Moon Travel
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They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks. Inside you'll find: Coverage of all 62 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by region Strategic lists and itineraries: Choose from lists of the best parks for hiking, wildlife, families, and scenic drives or make your way down the list of the top ten national parks experiences across the country The best outdoor adventures in every park, including backpacking, biking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, and more, plus detailed hike descriptions and trail maps marked with distance, duration, effort level, and trailheads National parks road trips with driving times and advice for linking multiple parks, interesting stops between them, and nearby attractions and state parks Comprehensive planning resources: With maps and transportation tips, you'll have the tools to explore each park or region individually, or visit multiple for an epic national parks trip Expert advice from former park guide Becky Lomax on how to avoid crowds, what time of year to visit, and where to stay inside and outside the parks, from campgrounds to hotels Know before you go: Find essential background on climate, terrain, wildlife, history, and safety precautions, plus practical information on park fees, passes, and reservations, including how to obtain and use a National Parks Pass Gorgeous, full-color photos throughout, plus a handy keepsake section for your national parks stamps and a detachable fold-out poster map Whether you're trekking to striking vistas, rafting a wild river, or camping under the stars, find your park adventure with Moon USA National Parks. For more in-depth information on a specific park, check out one of Moon's national parks travel guides.