Moraine State Park

Author: Polly Shaw

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467125261

Category: History

Page: 96

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About 20,000 years ago, the late Wisconsinan glaciation reached its maximum extent. Glacial deposits identify the moraine, or farthest area covered by the glacier. Muddy Creek was a north-flowing stream that was blocked by the south-advancing glacier, forming a huge lake that lasted until the glacier dam began to retreat. The lake rapidly drained, eventually exposing the vast Muddy Creek basin. Dr. Frank Preston envisioned recreating the ancient glacial lake and worked with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to begin the project that became 16,725-acre Moraine State Park. Its centerpiece, man-made Lake Arthur and the surrounds, provide outstanding outdoor recreation and relaxation opportunities.
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Humans of New York: Stories

Author: Brandon Stanton

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250099854

Category: Photography

Page: 432

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Now a #1 New York Times Bestseller! In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project -to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. His audience steadily grew from a few hundred followers to, at present count, over eighteen million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List where it has appeared for over forty-five weeks. Now, Brandon is back with the Humans of New York book that his loyal followers have been waiting for: Humans of New York: Stories. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs, with a rich design and, most importantly, longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor. Let Brandon Stanton and the Humans of New York he's photographed astonish you all over again.
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The National Parks Poster Coloring Book

20 Removable Posters to Color and Frame

Author: Ian Shive

Publisher: Earth Aware Editions

ISBN: 9781608879595

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 40

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Discover tranquility and peace by coloring in beautiful landscape and wildlife scenes from America’s national parks based on the renowned photographs of Ian Shive. Some of the world’s most beautiful and iconic landscapes are preserved within the US National Park System, and Ian Shive, praised as the “leading chronicler of America’s national parks,” has been capturing these vistas for years. This National Parks Poster Coloring Book will feature poster-sized and styled line-art renderings of Shive’s most iconic images from the national parks. A full-color poster complements the line drawings and provides inspiration from the greatest of all painters—Mother Earth. Ignite your creativity through the exploration of nature, and color your way through the National Park System.
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Overview

A New Perspective of Earth

Author: Benjamin Grant

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1848094779

Category: Earth (Planet)

Page: 288

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A stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram account. Inspired by the 'Overview Effect' - a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole - the breathtaking, high-definition satellite photographs in OVERVIEW offer a new way to look at the landscape that we have shaped. More than 200 images of industry, agriculture, architecture, and nature highlight incredible patterns while also revealing a deeper story about human impact. This extraordinary photographic journey around our planet captures the sense of wonder gained from a new, aerial vantage point and creates a perspective of Earth as it has never been seen before. 'Stunning, surprising and intriuging photographs of Earth from the skies.' Guardian 'Absolutely gorgeous, yet absolutely gut-wrenching' Wired
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The Beartooth Highway

A History of America’s Most Beautiful Drive

Author: Jon Axline

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439657130

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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Traversing the spectacular Beartooth Highway in Montana and Wyoming is an unforgettable experience. The unspoiled mountain scenery along the highway inspired famed news correspondent Charles Kuralt to label it “America’s most beautiful drive,” yet the story behind this engineering marvel is largely unknown. It is an epic account of man versus nature to construct a road through unforgiving wilderness. Built during the height of the Great Depression and rising 10,947 feet above sea level, the Beartooth Highway sparked an economic boom in Red Lodge, Cooke City and Yellowstone National Park. Understandably, it continues to leave a profound impression on people privileged to drive it. Historian Jon Axline tells the exciting and colorful narrative behind the origins and construction of the Beartooth Highway.
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America, Can I Have Your Autograph?: The Story of Junior Ranger Aida Frey

Author: Aida Frey,Dana Dorfman

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483448975

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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You might think Junior Ranger Aida Frey is an ordinary girl from Chicago, but you’d be wrong. She’s actually the sweetheart of national parks, and in this travel diary, she shares delightful stories from her fun-filled America’s Two Hundred National Park Friendship Tour. Aida takes you into caves, to old battlefields, and to the stuff of legends. She sweeps through the passages of time, throwing baseballs on a famous cornfield, climbing mountains, and exploring nature’s nooks and crannies. She also travels to the Sears Tower, the White House, the John Dillinger Museum, Michael Jackson’s house, and Graceland. But it’s her amazing interviews with national park rangers and superintendents, as well as her wonderful trip to Tupelo, Mississippi, that set off real fireworks. So release the balloons, throw the confetti, and set out on a series of never-ending adventures with America, Can I Have Your Autograph?
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Hiking Wisconsin

A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hikes

Author: Kevin Revolinski,Eric Hansen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493018744

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Profiles 64 of the best hikes in the state. Detailed maps and directions and a superb selection of day hikes and overnight trips make this book accessible to all hiking enthusiasts, from families out for a summer walk in the woods to outdoor fanatics.
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Banff and Lake Louise

Images of Banff National Park

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894768016

Category: Banff National Park (Alta.)

Page: 80

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Featuring breathtaking full-colour photographs from nature photographer John E. Marriott, Banff and Lake Louise: Images of Banff National Park highlights the extraordinary natural beauty found in Canada?s oldest and most celebrated national park.From wild animals and backcountry gems to classics such as Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, Marriott presents 80 awe-inspiring images of the park in all seasons and varying moods, vividly portraying one of the world?s most beautiful areas.
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Summits and Starlight

The Canadian Rockies

Author: Paul Zizka

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 1927330939

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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Iconic and classic images of the Canadian Rockies are taken to new heights and completely reimagined in this stunning collection of contemporary photography by Paul Zizka. As a professional photographer and versatile adventurer, Paul has been able to access remarkable backcountry landscapes and dizzying peaks throughout the mountains of western Canada. The result is a collection of images that highlight difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places; alpine sports and backcountry experiences; unusual angles of common mountain subjects; and stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Together, this portfolio represents over 100 of the most breathtaking and unique views of the Rockies to be published in years. Paul’s photography has won numerous awards throughout the world, including the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Photography Competition, Landscapes Category, First place (2012); Alpinist magazine Ice Climbing Photography Contest, First place (2011); World Energy Council Energy Photo of the Year Competition, Winning image (2011); Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival Photo Competition, Climbing Category, Winning image (2011); and many more.
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Modern Construction Case Studies

Emerging Innovation in Building Techniques

Author: Andrew Watts

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035608806

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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In the context of tight budgets, complex geometries, high energy efficiency, and flexible user functions mean that the requirements for technical details, and their execution in modern buildings, are very exacting. Modern Construction Case Studies presents planned, under construction and completed, innovative avant-garde projects – all designed by internationally recognized architectural practices such as Zaha Hadid, BIG, Jean Nouvel, Gensler, Lab Architecture Studio, RMJM Architecture, Nordic Office of Architecture, and others. The case studies are analyzed in a structured way under technical criteria, using text, photographs, 3D illustrations, and diagrams. They provide inspiration for new approaches that also work for smaller-scale projects.
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Critical Fashion Practice

From Westwood to Van Beirendonck

Author: Adam Geczy,Vicki Karaminas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474265553

Category: Design

Page: 232

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There is a new form of design practice within the contemporary fashion industry which is active in complex forms of social commentary and critique. While fashion in the modernist era has shown signs of criticism and subversion, these were either in the form of subcultures or perversions, such as punk or BDSM styling. Today, however, these genres have been absorbed into the fashion industry itself, meaning that "critical fashion†? is now far from limited to the subcultures from which it came. This book explores this new space for criticism within the popular fashion sphere to demonstrate how designers are disrupting conventions, challenging beliefs and stirring change from within the system itself. Critical Fashion Practice considers a range of contemporary designers across the globe, from the US to Japan, whose conceptual designs embody this critical language, including case studies such as Rei Kawakubo's deconstructive silhouettes for Comme des Garçons and Walter Van Beirendonck's sadomasochistic menswear collections, amongst other key players such as Miuccia Prada, Vivienne Westwood and Viktor & Rolf. Arguing that the rise of critical fashion coincides with a noticeable decline in the criticality of art, Geczy and Karaminas go beyond slotting fashion into previously established art theories. Conceiving a new cultural role for fashion that affords insight into identity, class, race, sexuality and gender, this book shows how fashion can not only reflect and comment on, but can also be a part of social change.
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Glacial Geology

Ice Sheets and Landforms

Author: Matthew M. Bennett,Neil F. Glasser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119966698

Category: Science

Page: 400

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The new Second Edition of Glacial Geology provides a modern, comprehensive summary of glacial geology and geomorphology. It is has been thoroughly revised and updated from the original First Edition. This book will appeal to all students interested in the landforms and sediments that make up glacial landscapes. The aim of the book is to outline glacial landforms and sediments and to provide the reader with the tools required to interpret glacial landscapes. It describes how glaciers work and how the processes of glacial erosion and deposition which operate within them are recorded in the glacial landscape. The Second Edition is presented in the same clear and concise format as the First Edition, providing detailed explanations that are not cluttered with unnecessary detail. Additions include a new chapter on Glaciations around the Globe, demonstrating the range of glacial environments present on Earth today and a new chapter on Palaeoglaciology, explaining how glacial landforms and sediments are used in ice-sheet reconstructions. Like the original book, text boxes are used throughout to explain key concepts and to introduce students to case study material from the glacial literature. Newly updated sections on Further Reading are also included at the end of each chapter to point the reader towards key references. The book is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and illustrations.
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Strasburg Rail Road

Author: Eric S. Conner and Steve Barrall

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467125075

Category: History

Page: 128

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When the Strasburg Rail Road was chartered in 1832, no one anticipated the myriad of obstacles the short line would encounter. What began as an afterthought in the early 19th century eventually became one of America's premier steam train excursions and the most visited heritage railroad in the continental United States. By 1957, the declining condition of its rails and the lack of freight and passenger service seemed to mark the end of the railroad, but it was given new life in 1958, and not even the wildest imagination foresaw the remarkable transformation and development this "Methuselah of railroads" would undergo. This book chronicles the unlikely success of America's oldest continuously operating railroad. Explore how and why Strasburg's four-and-a-half-mile line survived, and discover the story behind its ascension to prominence as an iconic, internationally known, small-town steam railroad.
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Grandeur of the Canadian Rockies

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781771602068

Category: Photography

Page: 112

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Featuring 100 stunning, colour photos Grandeur of the Canadian Rockies is part of a new series of full-colour travel and tourism books celebrating the internationally renowned Canadian Rockies. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and in conjunction with Parks Canada's announcement that entrance to all of Canada's national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas will be free throughout 2017, RMB is excited to launch an entirely new series of photography books created and designed to highlight the beauty, majesty and awe-inspiring landscapes found in western Canada's most prestigious mountain environments. With photography by Paul Zizka and accompanying captions written by Meghan J. Ward, this brand new series features up-to-date images and text highlighting the most popular locations and iconic vistas throughout the Rocky Mountain parks. As millions of visitors are expected to tour Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kananaskis, Waterton and Yoho throughout 2017, RMB has designed this series to include a variety of formats and prices that are meant to appeal to all tastes and budgets. Perfect for locals and tourists; galleries, gift shops, hotels, information centres and museums; conferences, corporate events and festivals, these beautifully produced books will celebrate the beauty of Canada's Rocky Mountain landscape for years to come.
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Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices

Author: Denise M Harmening

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803637934

Category: Medical

Page: 648

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the 6th Edition of this popular text continues to set the standard for developing a comprehensive understanding of modern routine blood banking and transfusion practices. Building from a review of the basic sciences to the how and why of clinical practice, this text is the ideal guide to immunohematology and transfusion practices.
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American Rifleman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Shooting

Page: N.A

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Looptail

How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business

Author: Bruce Poon Tip

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 1455574074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Much in the same vein as DELIVERING HAPPINESS, LOOPTAIL combines both Bruce Poon Tip's extraordinary first-person account of his entrepreneurial instincts to start and develop G Adventures, a highly-successful international travel adventure company, and along the way, he reveals his unusual management secrets that not only keep his employees fully engaged but also keep his customers extremely happy.
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