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What's it like outside? And what are you going to do about it?Every morning, before heading to school or out to play, kids want to know what the weather is going to be like that day. Is it a day for building a snowman, constructing a sandcastle, or planting a garden? Will they be stuck inside because of rain at recess? Or stuck at home because of snow? And what about tomorrow? Explore Weather and Climate! will help kids understand the "how" and "why" behind the "what." They'll learn how wind, sun, and water combine to form the weather we experience every day. They'll find out why the weather gets extreme. Explore Weather and Climate! offers engaging text reinforced with 25 hands on projects that include creating a storm in a bottle, touching the clouds, and eating an edible climate map, resulting in an unforgettable understanding of these forces of nature.
Young readers become scientists in the field when this activity book sends them off to answer the question "Why do we have winter?" with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun. Combining hands-on learning with trivia, jokes, riddles, and terrific illustrations, chapters start with the "tools" of science-the scientific method and how to keep a science journal-and then investigate the winter constellations, long nights and long shadows, animal tracking in snow, and food-gathering behavior in birds.
The riveting account of one of history's greatest adventures and a study of the seven character traits all great explorers share.In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown: the location of the Nile River's source. They traveled deep into a forbidding and uncharted African wilderness together before arriving at two different solutions to the mystery and parting ways as sworn enemies. The feud became an international sensation upon their return to England, and a public debate was scheduled to decide whose theory was correct. What followed was a massive spectacle with an outcome no one could have ever foreseen. In The Explorers, New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard tells the rich saga of the Burton and Speke expedition. To better understand their motivations and ultimate success, Dugard guides readers through the seven vital traits that Burton and Speke, as well as history's most legendary explorers, called upon to see their impossible journeys through to the end: curiosity, hope, passion, courage, independence, self-discipline, and perseverance. In doing so, Dugard demonstrates that we are all explorers and that these traits have a most practical application in everyday life. Within some of us beats the heart of a mountain climber; within others, that of a budding entrepreneur. Just like the explorers, life will present us with great unknowns: the diagnosis of cancer, the call to help a troubled friend, the need to move forward after great tragedy. As professionals we will attempt to chart paths that have never been mapped. And however modest our lives may appear on the outside, there will be times requiring the same deep moral decisions and complex tactical judgments explorers faced in strange lands, thousands of miles from home. The Explorers is a book about courage and survival. It is also a book about stepping into the darkness with confidence and grace, aware on some profound level--as were Burton and Speke--that the Promised Land we are searching for is not some lost corner of the world, but a place within ourselves.
In Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas, Donald Chipman and Harriett Joseph combined dramatic, real-life incidents, biographical sketches, and historical background to reveal the real human beings behind the legendary figures who discovered, explored, and settled Spanish Texas from 1528 to 1821. Drawing from their earlier book and adapting the language and subject matter to the reading level and interests of middle and high school students, the authors here present the men and women of Spanish Texas for young adult readers and their teachers. These biographies demonstrate how much we have in common with our early forebears. Profiled in this book are:- Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: Ragged Castaway- Francisco Vázquez de Coronado: Golden Conquistador- María de Agreda: Lady in Blue- Alonso de León: Texas Pathfinder- Domingo Terán de los Ríos / Francisco Hidalgo: Angry Governor and Man with a Mission- Louis St. Denis / Manuela Sánchez: Cavalier and His Bride- Antonio Margil de Jesús: God's Donkey- Marqués de San Miguel de Aguayo: Chicken War Redeemer- Felipe de Rábago y Terán: Sinful Captain- José de Escandón y Elguera: Father of South Texas- Athanase de Mézières: Troubled Indian Agent- Domingo Cabello: Comanche Peacemaker- Marqués de Rubí / Antonio Gil Ibarvo: Harsh Inspector and Father of East Texas- Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara / Joaquín de Arredondo: Rebel Captain and Vengeful Royalist- Women in Colonial Texas: Pioneer Settlers- Women and the Law: Rights and Responsibilities
Award-winning CNN journalist Kitty Pilgrim turns her talents to print in The Explorer's Code, an exciting international thriller that revolves around the quest for a land deed valuable enough to kill for. When the renowned young oceanographer Cordelia Stapleton receives an invitation to accept an award on behalf of her great-great-grandfather, a famous Victorian polar explorer, she has no idea her life is about to change dramatically. John Sinclair--a dashing, wealthy archaeologist and philanthropist--presents Cordelia with the award at the glamorous Oceanographic Institute Ball in Monaco. He also gives her a journal that her greatgreat- grandfather wrote in 1908. An orphan with very few family belongings, Cordelia is amazingly touched to have this precious heirloom. Once the journal is in her possession, Cordelia learns that she is heir to the land on which the Global Seed Vault in Norway sits. The valuable deed for this land, or at least a clue to its whereabouts, may be hidden in the journal. When the journal disappears from Cordelia's stateroom on the Queen Victoria and Cordelia receives threatening e-mails, it becomes clear that she is in danger. John Sinclair comes to Cordelia's aid, helping her search for the missing journal and land deed, and capturing her heart. As they race to find the deed, Cordelia and Sinclair encounter a team of British virologists trying to decode the genome of the 1918 influenza pandemic, but unearthing infected tissue samples may prove more lethal than curative. Cordelia and Sinclair sail through the Mediterranean from Monaco to an archaeological site in Ephesus, Turkey. They travel to a beautiful old Parisian home and a lavish estate in the British countryside. Their search culminates in the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, not far from the North Pole. Behind them every step of the way are a consortium of Russian underworld criminals, religious fanatics from Texas, a sinister botanist, and a sexy American spy, all hunting for the deed, all pursuing Cordelia. The Explorer's Code is a satisfying blend of historical detail, fast-paced action, scientific discovery, and the thrill of exploration that informs as well as entertains. The breathtaking ending in the high Arctic is as chilling as a polar breeze.
Long ago, a group of brave Troodon knights undertook difficult quests to help their fellow Dinotopians. They called themselves the Explorers.
In New York City's Central Park, remarkable things happen after the sun goes downNikki Van Wyck knows everything about Central Park. She can tell you how many benches it has, how many acres it is--and exactly where to find an adventure after dark. When she teams up with a few new friends to track down a treasure in the park, her expert knowledge comes in handy. But the place she thought she knew is transformed before her eyes as the statues begin to come to life!It turns out that Central Park has secrets that can't be found in any guidebook. Magical secrets. And what Nikki thought was just a scavenger hunt is actually much more. Now she's about to embark on an incredible adventure that will uncover the hidden enchantments in the park she loves--and reveal surprising things about herself, as well.
Explorer's Guide 50 Best Hikes in New England: Day Hikes from the Forested Lowlands to the White Mountains, Green Mountains, and more (Explorer's 50 Hikes)by Marty Basch
No matter where you are in the great Northeast, there are bound to be excellent walking trails. No matter where you are in the great Northeast, there are bound to be excellent walking trails. This collection of 50 of New England's can't-miss hikes takes you from the relatively ?at lands and easy rambles of Rhode Island to prime hiking real estate in Connecticut; from challenging terrain in the Pioneer Valley and Berkshires of Massachusetts to breathtaking seaside treks in Maine's Acadia National Park. Find great hikes to the heights of New Hampshire's White Mountains and over to the verdant Green Mountains of Vermont--all the best hikes in New England are no more than a few hours from each other, so you'll want to keep this guide close at hand.
The best hikes in--and beyond--the web of trails that covers the Anchorage area, from well-known treks to little-know gems. 50 Hikes Around Anchorage is your guide to exploring everything in this hub of cultural and outdoor life, from never-before-published wilderness routes to miles of mountain footpaths and National Recreation Trails. All hikes are within a 30-minute drive of the city and include such sites as the Iditarod Trail, Campbell Tract, Rendezvous Peak, Mount Baldy, and so much more. Routes pass over foothills and alongside streams, showcasing the region's natural beauty and pristine wilderness areas. You'll find cultural and natural history on each of the routes, detailed directions to the trailheads, GPS coordinates, topographic maps, information on local rules and regulations, and details on Leave No Trace ethics.
Rich in Native American and Revolutionary War history, New York State's Leatherstocking Country is a hiker's paradise, blessed with a scenic rural landscape and abundant flora and fauna. Longtime central New York residents and avid hikers Bill and Eileen Bowers guide you through some of the best hiking opportunities in central New York, from the eastern shore of Lake Ontario and the Syracuse region to the Southern Tier, the northern Catskills, the Erie Canalway Trail, and much more. The hikes in this addition to in Countryman's acclaimed Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes series range in length and difficulty from half-mile nature trails suitable for families with children to strenuous daylong treks across rough terrain. A "Hikes at a Glance" table makes it easy to choose hikes for every interest and ability level. Each hike description includes mile-by-mile directions, information on hiking time, mileage, and trail conditions, as well as knowledgeable commentary on the natural and human history you'll encounter along the way.
Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Coastal and Inland Maine: From the Burnt Meadow Mountains to Maine's Bold Coast (Fourth Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)by John Gibson
A best-selling hiking guide to Maine's most widely traveled region, completely revised and with six new hikes. This longstanding guide in the Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes series describes the best hikes in the Western Mountains, the Oxford Hills, Evans Notch Range, the Mahoosuc Range, the Camden Hills, Monhegan Island, and Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. Locals and visitors will find miles of satisfying hiking, with outings that range from short walks for families to all-day excursions for serious hikers. Each hike description includes a topographic map, information on difficulty, mileage, and elevation, and a detailed description of the route. An overview chart at the beginning of the book describes the 50 hikes at a glance for easy trip planning.
Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Maryland: Walks, Hikes & Backpacks from the Allegheny Plateau to the Atlantic Ocean (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)by Leonard M. Adkins
Lace up your boots, grab this guide, and explore the great outdoors!For this new edition, Adkins has retraced every path and accounted for any changes tothe trails, making "the most essential hiking guide to Maryland" even better. Mountain treks or beach walks, remote western waterfalls or hidden trails, you'll find hikes for all skills and abilities.
Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Michigan: Sixty Walks, Day Trips, and Backpacks in the Lower Peninsula (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)by Jim Dufresne
In the this completely revised third edition of the classic hiking guide to Michigan's Lower Peninsula, noted outdoor writer Jim DuFresne leads hikers on sixty hikes through the state's unequaled system of national and state parks, natural areas, and wilderness tracts, where the scenery and trails are as varied as anywhere in the country. Hikes range from 1.5 miles to 23 miles, from easy day hikes to extended island backpacking adventures. Complementing the trail descriptions are the most accurate and up-to-date maps available. Hikers will learn where to find the best trailside fishing, birding, and wildlife viewing as well as where to go to find fall colors, spring wildflowers, and undisturbed backcountry camping.
Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in New Jersey: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips from the Kittatinnies to Cape May (Fourth Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
This completely updated treasury of trails takes you to the best wild places in the Garden State. Hike along the Appalachian ridge or over the ragged Wyanokies, pass into pine barrens or through marshes and dunes on the coast, and you'll see that New Jersey has so much more than just cities. This fully revised edition takes you deep into its wild heart.
Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Northern Virginia: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks from the Allegheny Mountains to Chesapeake Bay (Fourth Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)by Leonard M. Adkins
Great hikes plus the natural and human history of each area. From the rugged summits of the Allegheny Mountains to the gentle shores of Chesapeake Bay, this new edition explores more than 360 miles of pathways with up-to-date information on trail closures, route changes, and new territory. It offers a rich selection of hikes for every degree of physical stamina and for any amount of time you have available, as well as an in-depth exploration of the human and natural history that contributes to the compelling story of the region, noting historic events that occurred nearby and how the landscape itself helped shape those events.
Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley: Hikes and Walks from Westchester County to Albany County (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
This completely-revised guide to hiking the Hudson River Valley reveals 50 walks and hikes from Westchester County to Albany County. Still the bestselling hiking guide to the region, this new edition features hikes that offer some of the most breathtaking views in the Hudson Valley--vistas that inspired the Hudson River School of painting and are today no less wild and pristine. Most hikes are within 2 hours of New York City.
Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains: Walks, Hikes & Backpacking Trips from Lookout Mountain to the Blue Ridge to the Chattooga River (Second) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)by Johnny Molloy
Lace up your boots, grab this guide, and explore the great outdoors!Few hikers know this gem of a region as well as Johnny Molloy. He'll take you to waterfalls, overlooks, gigantic trees, historic sites, and primitive wildernesses in significant spots such as Tallulah Gorge, Springer Mountain, and the Chattooga River.
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 50 Hikes)by Ruth Doan Macdougall Daniel Doan
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.
Lace up your boots, grab this guide, and explore the great outdoors!For first-time visitors and longtime residents alike, here is Utah's ultimate day-hike companion. Experience the fullness of Utah's magnificent outdoors, on hikes designed to be completed within a few hours. Complete with photographs, descriptions of local flora, fauna, geology, and history, this book is your indispensable guide to it all.Christine Balaz lives in Salt Lake City, where she is an avid rock climber, skier, and cyclist. She is also the author of Explorer's Guide Salt Lakey City, Park City, Provo & Utah's High Country Resorts and Backroads & Byways of Utah (both Countryman).
Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in West Virginia: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks from the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio River (Second Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)by Leonard M. Adkins
Lace up your boots, grab this guide, and explore the great outdoors! WV native Leonard Adkins covers 400 miles of trails in this newly revised edition, taking you to Allegheny Mountain summits and back down to the banks of the Ohio River.Explore windswept plains and the hill country's hidden valleys, amble by rushing streams or crashing waterfalls, and discover many historic sites and Civil War battlefields along the way.
Explorer's Guide 50 More Hikes in New Hampshire: Day Hikes and Backpacking Trips from Mount Monadnock to Mount Magalloway (Explorer's 50 Hikes)by Ruth Doan Macdougall Daniel Doan
Enjoy great hikes from New Hampshire's seacoast to the Canadian border. Whether you're after a simple woods walk or a challenging trek up a 4,000-foot peak, the 6th edition of this indispensable hiking guide has it. Sit beside a brook in southern New Hampshire or climb a fire tower in the far north, visit state parks, explore ice caves in King Ravine, pick blueberries, or embark on a backpacking trip--all in the gorgeous Granite State.
Explorer's Guide Austin, San Antonio & the Texas Hill Country: A Great Destination (Second Edition) (Explorer's Great Destinations)by Amy K. Brown
The free-spirited, unpretentious Texas Hill Country is a treasure. Central Texas is an unpretentious, free-spirited region filled with treasured taquerias, hallowed music venues, juicy BBQ, and revered natural wonders. A non-stop schedule of cultural festivals makes for year-round revelry. Explore San Antonio''s pedestrian-friendly River Walk, legendary Alamo and historic Mission Trail. Austin''s internationally recognized music scene keeps feet tapping and its parks, trails, and swimming holes offer endless recreation. Take a carefree road trip through the Hill Country, past vineyards and wildflowers, to towns brimming with gourmet restaurants and relaxing B&Bs.
Explorer's Guide Baltimore, Annapolis & The Chesapeake Bay: A Great Destination (Explorer's Great Destinations)by Allison Blake
The definitive book on the Chesapeake Bay, with a new focus on Baltimore, Annapolis, and Maryland's portion of the Bay area! Once again, travel writer and longtime maryland resident Allison Blake surveys the Chesapeake Bay area and its distinctive lodgings, aquatic adventures, and tucked-away towns. In Explorer's Guide Baltimore, Annapolis & The Chesapeake Bay: A Great Destination, the new version of her well-loved guidebook The Chesapeake Bay Book, Blake has also thoroughly explored from Baltimore (the colorful old port city that anchors the northern end of the Bay), to Maryland's 300-year old capital, Annapolis (known as America's Sailing Capital), south to the Potomac River and the Eastern Shore and onto the Virginia border. This is Maryland's Chesapeake Bay plus iconic Tangier Island, located in Virginia. This expansive guide will give visitors and residents alike all the information they need to fully explore and enjoy the thousands of miles of shoreline, the towns and cities, and the adjoining countryside of this lovely and historically significant area. Whether you're interested in urban or outdoors adventures, oysters in a chic bistro of famous Maryland blue crabs on a paper-covered picnic table, pursuits like hiking, biking, boating, museum-hopping, or relaxing on a beach, Maryland's Chesapeake Bay has everything you're looking for. As in every Explorer's Great Destinations title, you'll find helpful information for lodging, dining, shopping, transportation, recreational activities, and special events. The focused and very helpful "If Time Is Short" advice, historical notes, and many maps and photographs make this an indispensable guide. Use it to help you discover all the Chesapeake region has to offer. Includes: history, lodging, dining, culture, recreation, shopping, transportation and more! Previous editions of this guide were published under the title The Chesapeake Bay Book.
Some of the greatest vacation delights in the U.S. are waiting for you on the Cape. Whether you're looking for a quiet retreat or boisterous nightlife, bird-watching or whale-watching, ocean beaches or kettle ponds, drive-ins or professional theater, Cape Cod and the islands offer all that and more. The very best resource available to guide you through the riches of this fabled place is the tried-and-true Explorer's Guide Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket, now in its 10th edition.
Jeff Counts gets behind the wheel to take us cruising the eclectic neighborhoods that comprise the "culture stew" that is Motor City--Detroit. There's great ethnic cuisine, extraordinary pre-war architecture, world-class museums, and a homegrown soundtrack, from Motown's rhythm and blues to the undeniable pulse of rap. Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Explorer's Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect getaway. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. A tool you'll turn to before, during, and after your trip, these guides include chapters on lodging, dining, transportation, history, shopping, recreation, and more; a section packed with practical information, such as lists of banks, hospitals, post offices, laundromats, numbers for police, fire, and rescue, and other relevant information; maps of regions and locales, and more.
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