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Maine Adventure Guide

Maine Adventure Guide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1588431290
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Maine Adventure Guide by Book Resume:

..". the all-new Adventure Guide to Maine is in a league of its own. [Brechlin] steps out of the mold of the ordinary and takes us on a statewide journey that is interesting, informative and often funny. Whether it's finding your way on a wilderness canoe trip or taking a hike along a well-beaten path, [this book] will help you find the way." Registered Maine Guide and outdoor columnist Ken Bailey. Down East Magazine's "Best of Maine" listed this title as runner-up in its top guidebooks section! Exhaustive coverage of this quintessential New England state that offers year-round fun for outdoorsfolk. Skiing, skating, ice fishing, waterskiing, hiking, camping, biking and more! Resident-author Earl Brechlin has been exploring Maine for years, and he'll introduce you to hidden lakes, deserted mountain tops and secluded, tranquil bays. Acadia and Baxter parks (both draw millions of visitors annually) are included, with details on how to avoid the crowds, hiking safety and the best trails. A special section is dedicated to adventure education, with names and contact details of organizations offering courses on a wide range of subjects, from low-impact camping to mountaineering to sea kayaking. Humorous call-out boxes tell you how to speak like a Mainah! Much of this book is dedicated to the coastal areas.

Stories from the White Mountains

Stories from the White Mountains [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1625845324
Author: Mike Dickerman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Stories from the White Mountains by Mike Dickerman Book Resume:

Throughout its rich and varied history, New Hampshire's White Mountains region has played host to explorers and adventurers, lumberjacks and locomotives, as well as grand hotels and their well-heeled guests. In this new anthology of historical writing, local author Mike Dickerman captures the spirit, tenacity and resourcefulness of those who have lived, worked and played in these Great White Hills. His stories also bring to life dramatic events that scarred the landscape long ago, such as tragic plane crashes and the devastating Hurricane of 1938. The book spans the ages, from the logging railroads of yesteryear to the forest fire lookout towers of the mid-twentieth century, and covers the expanse of these environs, from the snow-laden heights of Mount Washington to the stately grounds of the Mountain View House in Whitefield.

White Mountains Hiking History

White Mountains Hiking History [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1625845332
Author: Mike Dickerman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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White Mountains Hiking History by Mike Dickerman Book Resume:

Since the time of pioneer settlers Abel and Ethan Allen Crawford, explorers and adventurers have been lured by the stunning peaks and lush valleys of New Hampshire's White Mountains. In the nearly two centuries since the Crawfords constructed their first crude footpath onto the heights of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range, the White Mountain trail system has evolved into an intricate network featuring more than 1,400 miles of marked paths. Retrace the steps of early mountain guides such as Charles Lowe and Allen "Old Man" Thompson and learn how these early path-makers made New England's most popular and extensive mountain trail system possible. Longtime northern New Hampshire hiking columnist and guidebook author Mike Dickerman traces the fascinating story of this evolution with this new collection of profiles and reflections on the early trails and trailblazers of the region.

The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India

The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131703774X
Author: Walter de Gray Birch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India by Walter de Gray Birch Book Resume:

This is translated from the Portuguese Edition of 1774, with Notes and an Introduction. Continued in First Series 55, 62, and 69. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1875.

Waterfalls of the White Mountains: 30 Hikes to 100 Waterfalls (3rd Edition)

Waterfalls of the White Mountains: 30 Hikes to 100 Waterfalls (3rd Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1682683168
Author: Bruce R. Bolnick,Daniel Bolnick,Kyle van der Laan
Publisher: The Countryman Press
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Waterfalls of the White Mountains: 30 Hikes to 100 Waterfalls (3rd Edition) by Bruce R. Bolnick,Daniel Bolnick,Kyle van der Laan Book Resume:

Explore the scenic splendor of the White Mountains of New Hampshire with this guide to the Region’s Waterfalls The White Mountains of New Hampshire are home to many gushing, cascading waterfalls waiting to be discovered. This completely revised and updated edition of Waterfalls of the White Mountains outlines hiking trails ideal for observing the more than 100 waterfalls in the region, no matter experience level or ability. Each hike opens with the trail at a glance overview—including the distance, difficulty, altitude gain, and directions to the starting point. Helpful tips and suggestions are offered throughout, like the best times of year for each hike, best vantage points for viewing the falls, great swimming holes for cooling down, and uncrowded scenic treasures that are perfect for a woodland picnic. Also featuring labeled maps and fascinating short essays on local history and lore, Waterfalls of the White Mountains guides readers through their next excursion to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the White Mountains: Hikes and Backpacking Trips in the High Peaks Region of New Hampshire (Seventh Edition)

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the White Mountains: Hikes and Backpacking Trips in the High Peaks Region of New Hampshire (Seventh Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1581577303
Author: Daniel Doan,Ruth Doan MacDougall
Publisher: The Countryman Press
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Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the White Mountains: Hikes and Backpacking Trips in the High Peaks Region of New Hampshire (Seventh Edition) by Daniel Doan,Ruth Doan MacDougall Book Resume:

Lace up your boots, grab this guide, and explore the great outdoors! The original 50 Hikes guide is new again, covering northern New England’s most legendary range, the crown jewel of Northeast hiking. The splendor of the White Mountains will inspire you Notch, Crawford Notch, and Pinkham Notch regions, as well as picturesque hikes off the Kancamagus Highway and to the peaks of the Presidential Range. Writer Daniel Doan hiked the White Mountains for nearly 70 years and wrote two hiking guides to NH’s trails, among many other books. A recipient of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project Lifetime Achievement Award, he died in 1993. His daughter, Ruth Doan MacDougall, has updated his hiking guides ever since. A novelist, she has also received the NHWP Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hiking the White Mountains

Hiking the White Mountains [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493043331
Author: Lisa Densmore Ballard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Hiking the White Mountains by Lisa Densmore Ballard Book Resume:

Fully updated and revised, Hiking the White Mountains, Second Edition, is the must-have insider's guide to the very best peaks in New England. Whether you're taking in a 360-degree view mountaintop view, a dramatic waterfall, or a pristine pond, this book takes readers on thirty-nine of the best hikes in New Hampshire's White Mountains, some well-known and others off the beaten path. Inside you'll find: - Popular and lesser-known hikes - Full-color photos and maps, detailed trail descriptions, and trailhead GPS - Hike overviews detailing distance, elevation, canine compatibility, and more

Master of the Mountain

Master of the Mountain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466827785
Author: Henry Wiencek
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Master of the Mountain by Henry Wiencek Book Resume:

Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book—based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers—opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson's world. We must, Wiencek suggests, follow the money. So far, historians have offered only easy irony or paradox to explain this extraordinary Founding Father who was an emancipationist in his youth and then recoiled from his own inspiring rhetoric and equivocated about slavery; who enjoyed his renown as a revolutionary leader yet kept some of his own children as slaves. But Wiencek's Jefferson is a man of business and public affairs who makes a success of his debt-ridden plantation thanks to what he calls the "silent profits" gained from his slaves—and thanks to a skewed moral universe that he and thousands of others readily inhabited. We see Jefferson taking out a slave-equity line of credit with a Dutch bank to finance the building of Monticello and deftly creating smoke screens when visitors are dismayed by his apparent endorsement of a system they thought he'd vowed to overturn. It is not a pretty story. Slave boys are whipped to make them work in the nail factory at Monticello that pays Jefferson's grocery bills. Parents are divided from children—in his ledgers they are recast as money—while he composes theories that obscure the dynamics of what some of his friends call "a vile commerce." Many people of Jefferson's time saw a catastrophe coming and tried to stop it, but not Jefferson. The pursuit of happiness had been badly distorted, and an oligarchy was getting very rich. Is this the quintessential American story?

WHITE MOUNTAIN

WHITE MOUNTAIN [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 146036211X
Author: Dinah McCall
Publisher: Harlequin
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WHITE MOUNTAIN by Dinah McCall Book Resume:

Why do the fingerprints of a recent murder victim in New York City belong to a man who has been dead for over thirty years? To find out, FBI agent Jack Dolan heads to the victim's last known address: a boardinghouse in Braden, Montana. Most of the guests at Abbott House are couples seeking help from the fertility clinic run by a team of dedicated doctors. So Jack's arrival is a pleasant surprise for owner Isabella Abbott, who finds herself wrestling with feelings she's never had before. Jack, too, shares the powerful connection, and is all too aware of the danger of letting personal desires get in the way of an investigation. He suspects someone ruthless is lurking in the shadows—someone with orders to kill. But what secrets are worth dying for in this peaceful place that offers miracles to desperate couples? And is Isabella part of the savage mystery that surrounds White Mountain? But the more Jack learns, the more he understands why the secrets of White Mountain must be kept hidden. At all costs.

Cry from the Highest Mountain

Cry from the Highest Mountain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 190864639X
Author: Tess Burrows,His Holiness the Dalai Lama,Joanna Lumley
Publisher: Eye Books (US&CA)
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Cry from the Highest Mountain by Tess Burrows,His Holiness the Dalai Lama,Joanna Lumley Book Resume:

Their goal was to raise money and awareness for the Tibetan cause. They chose to climb to the point furthest from the center of the Earth, some 2,150 meters higher than the summit of Everest to read out peace messages they had collected from children around the World in the lead up to the Millennium. Their mission was to promote Earth Peace by highlighting Tibet and the Dalai Lama's ideals as an arrow of light for the new millennium. Their team comprised of Tess, a 56 year old mother of three; Migmar, a young Tibetan prepared to do anything for his country but who had never been on a mountain before; GT, a 64 year old accomplished mountaineer; and Pete, who is Tess' partner and a highly skilled climber. For Tess, it became a struggle of body and mind, as she was symbolically compelled towards the highest point within herself.

Wisdom of the White Mountain

Wisdom of the White Mountain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9384027588
Author: Kandathil Sebastian
Publisher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
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Wisdom of the White Mountain by Kandathil Sebastian Book Resume:

Some powerful men—including performers of black magic, underworld gangsters, sleuths, extremist zealots, and sellers of spirituality—chased a powerless, low caste man from a Kerala village through Mumbai, Karachi and Delhi till he finally escaped into the mountain ranges of Himalayas. All of them wanted to capture this man alive and keep him with them! However, none of these men could catch and keep this elusive man, as he always found his way to freedom. In the process of working out his escapes this man also unearthed some important mysteries of human life! Why did some powerful men continuously chase a low caste man? How did the man always find his way to freedom? What are the riddles he solved while he was trying to escape from his captors? Wisdom of the White Mountain is a suspenseful and adventurous story told in the cultural, spiritual and philosophical context of the South Asia. It is also about Karma, Kama and Jihad! It ultimately unravels greed and selfishness of powerful men who mix religion and politics to manipulate common people for advancing personal interests.

Stereoscopic Views of the White Mountains

Stereoscopic Views of the White Mountains [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439627495
Author: Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Stereoscopic Views of the White Mountains by Bruce D. Heald Ph.D. Book Resume:

For more than 150 years, the White Mountains have attracted untold numbers of visitors from all over the world. The lofty peaks offer unlimited panoramas—the view from the summit of Mount Washington extends for more than 100 miles in all directions and includes 33 other mountaintops, each with an elevation exceeding 4,000 feet. Framing the Presidential Range are Crawford Notch, Franconia Notch, and Pinkham Notch, three of the most impressive wonders in the eastern part the country. The White Mountain region has numerous other points of interest: the Flume, the Pool, the Basin, the Old Man of the Mountain, Glen Ellis Falls, the Lake of the Clouds, Echo Lake, Profile Lake, and the White Horse Ledge, to name a few. The stereo technique dates from the earliest years of photography. Stereo photographs are two images of the same view taken from slightly different points, which when observed through special glasses appear as one with an added dimension of depth. Photographers took these three-dimensional views to exemplify and to preserve in print the beauty, wonders, and wealth of nature. Stereoscopic Views of the White Mountains contains more than 200 reflective stereos of the region’s mountains, lakes, rivers, and streams. These breathtaking views of the landscape, the resorts, and the villages were taken during an excursion on the early railroads. They recall the romance and idealism of the rail and stagecoach era.

In the Catskills: Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs

In the Catskills: Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: John Burroughs
Publisher: Good Press
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In the Catskills: Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs by John Burroughs Book Resume:

"In the Catskills: Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs" by John Burroughs. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Report of explorations for a route for the Pacific railroad

Report of explorations for a route for the Pacific railroad [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5883109802
Author: E. Griffin Beckwith
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Report of explorations for a route for the Pacific railroad by E. Griffin Beckwith Book Resume:

Report of explorations for a route for the Pacific railroad by capt. J.W. Gunnison, topographical engineers,near the 38th and 39th parallels of north latitude, from the mouth of the Kansas River, Missouri, to the Sevier Lake, in the Great Basin.

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes North of the White Mountains

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes North of the White Mountains [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1581577842
Author: Kim Nilsen
Publisher: The Countryman Press
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Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes North of the White Mountains by Kim Nilsen Book Resume:

This is the quintessential hiking guide to this undiscovered region, which ranges from the northern tip of the White Mountain National Forest up to the pristine lakes just south of the Canadian border. North of the well-traversed White Mountains is tantalizing million-acre realm of 3000-foot mountains and the headwaters of two major New England rivers. In this area, known as The Great North Woods, there are more than 200 miles of underutilized hiking trails winding through a breathtaking terrain. This is the quintessential hiking guide to this undiscovered region, ranging from the northern tip of the White Mountain National Forest up to the pristine Connecticut lakes nestled just south of the Canadian border. The chapter for each hike features a detailed topographic map, driving directions to trailheads, and extensive information about the hike and the natural features you will encounter.

In Search of the Black Dutch

In Search of the Black Dutch [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0984185739
Author: James Pylant
Publisher: Jacobus Books
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In Search of the Black Dutch by James Pylant Book Resume:

This revised, expanded version of an article originally published in American Genealogy Magazine, discusses the many theories about the origin of the Black Dutch (including claims that have been dismissed), the term's use as a derogative, and conclusions. Illustrated with rare pictures, In Search of the Black Dutch identifies 154 American families reporting Black Dutch ancestry.

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 160206086X
Author: Gerald Massey
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
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Ancient Egypt by Gerald Massey Book Resume:

With his earlier two series in Egyptology, Gerald Massey turned existing doctrine on its head to argue that not only had Egypt spawned human civilization, but that Egyptian mythology was the basis for Jewish and Christian beliefs. The culmination of his years at this particular intellectual pursuit, Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World is Massey's crown jewel. In this, the most philosophical (in both tone and concept) of his Egyptological works, Massey, ever the intrepid escort, leads a tour through thousands of years of sociological, cultural, and spiritual development, all the while pointing, with dazzling reason and persuasive prose, to a distant, common, Egyptian origin. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828-1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and The Natural Genesis.

The Mount Washington Cog Railway

The Mount Washington Cog Railway [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1614238391
Author: Bruce D. Heald
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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The Mount Washington Cog Railway by Bruce D. Heald Book Resume:

On July 3, 1869, the three-and-one-third-mile track leading to the summit of picturesque Mount Washington opened for public use. Once, only those daring enough to scale the 6,288 feet could enjoy the splendor of the scenery, but now everyone could journey to the summit using the invention of retired businessman Sylvester Marsh, who dreamed of this mountainous mode of transportation. Created at the height of the age of rail, the Cog Railway continues to chug up the mountain and into the hearts of tourists each year. Local historian Bruce D. Heald ties the history of its construction together with the grand romance of the railway as they triumphantly converge at the top of Mount Washington.

Indian Legends of the White Mountains

Indian Legends of the White Mountains [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1649741308
Author: J. S. English
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Indian Legends of the White Mountains by J. S. English Book Resume:

Indian Legends of the White Mountains is a collection of Folklore from in and around the “Crystal Hills” of New Hampshire gathered from tales of old settlers and records in historical societies and town libraries. Included are: Chocorua Mount Washington The Giant’s Grave Nancy’s Brook The Red Carbuncle Ellis River Ellis River and Jackson, N. H. Moosilauke and the Pemigewassets Cold Streams Rogers’ Rangers and the Sack of St. Francis Legend of Eagle Mountain Captain Lovewell’s Fight with Paugus