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Acadia National Park

Author : Tom Blagden, Jr.
ISBN : 9780847849147
Genre : Acadia National Park (Me.)
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The official book of Maine s treasured and New England s only national park, on the occasion of the park s centennial. Created in 1916, and encompassing 45,000 acres on two islands and a mainland peninsula on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is a jewel of granite mountains, filigreed coastlines, unique cultural resources, dazzling night skies, and precious communities of plant and animal life. Drawing more than 2.5 million visitors each year, Acadia is one of the ten most popular national parks in the United States. The only illustrated book officially published with the Friends of Acadia, this stunning portfolio of photographs reveals Acadia s diverse habitats and brings home the contrasts of pounding ocean and silent coves, bald mountain summits and deep forest valleys, as never before seen.The essays convey the unseen story of Acadia: its history as a national park; the critical role of the founding families in its creation; the past and current importance of private stewardship; and its status as a unique park forged in a particular time and place in history. "Acadia National Park" celebrates the essence of this special place and offers a cherished journey into its past, present, and future."

Acadia National Park At 100

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ISBN : OCLC:953454497
Genre : Acadia National Park (Me.)
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50 Great American Places

Author : Brent D. Glass
ISBN : 9781451682045
Genre : Travel
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A one-of-a-kind guide to fifty of the most important cultural and historic sites in the United States guaranteed to fascinate, educate, and entertain—selected and described by the former director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. From Massachusetts to Florida to Washington to California, 50 Great American Places takes you on a journey through our nation’s history. Sharing the inside stories of sites as old as Mesa Verde (Colorado) and Cahokia (Illinois) and as recent as Silicon Valley (California) and the Mall of America (Minnesota), each essay provides the historical context for places that represent fundamental American themes: the compelling story of democracy and self-government; the dramatic impact of military conflict; the powerful role of innovation and enterprise; the inspiring achievements of diverse cultural traditions; and the defining influence of the land and its resources. Expert historian Brent D. Glass explores these themes by connecting places, people, and events and reveals a national narrative that is often surprising, sometimes tragic, and always engaging—complete with photographs, websites for more information, and suggestions for other places nearby worth visiting. Sites you would expect to read about—in Boston, New York, and Washington, DC—are here, as well as plenty of surprises, such as the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, or Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, or the Village Green in Hudson, Ohio; less obvious places that, together with the more well-known destinations, collectively tell the story of America. For families who want to take a trip that is both educational and entertaining, for history enthusiasts, or anyone curious about our country’s greatest places, this book is the perfect guide.

First Light

Author : Tom Blagden
ISBN : 1565794729
Genre : Science
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Told with soul-stirring text and full-color photographs that capture Maine's exquisite natural beauty, the story of Acadia National Park unfolds in this breathtaking volume co-published by Friends of Acadia. Infused with "Down East" humor, lore, and heart, the tale follows one man's personal journey from boyhood to old age as it chronicles his lifelong relationship with Acadia, the first national park east of the Mississippi. Striking images join this heartfelt account to show that Acadia National Park is not only a place to cherish, but a legacy to protect.

The Hour Of Land

Author : Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN : 9780374280093
Genre : Literary Collections
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"A personal, lyrical, and idiosyncratic ode to our national parks"--

Boar Island

Author : Nevada Barr
ISBN : 9781466870932
Genre : Fiction
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Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry---her aunt Gwen and her friend Anna Pigeon. While they try to deal with the fragile state of affairs---and find the person behind the harassment---the three adults decide the best thing to do is to remove Elizabeth from the situation. Since Anna is about to start her new post as Acting Chief Ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, the three will join her and stay at a house on the cliff of a small island near the park, Boar Island. But the move east doesn't solve the problem. The stalker has followed them east. And Heath (a paraplegic) and Elizabeth aren't alone on the otherwise deserted island. At the same time, Anna has barely arrived at Acadia before a brutal murder is committed by a killer uncomfortably close to her. BOAR ISLAND is a brilliant intertwining of past and present, of victims and killers, in a compelling novel that only Nevada Barr could write.

Creating Acadia National Park

Author : Ronald Epp
ISBN : 0996861408
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Although he is known as the "father of Acadia" and a founder of the oldest national park east of the Mississippi River, George Bucknam Dorr's seminal contributions to the American environmental movement have gone largely unacknowledged. Even today, those who live in or visit the coastal Maine communities surrounding Acadia National Park do not fully realize the scope of his achievements. This biography is the story of Dorr's pioneering role in the establishment and development of a unique conservation model that dovetailed with the evolution of the US National Park Service--which shares its 2016 centennial with Acadia.Raised in Boston as a member of New England's elite merchant class, Dorr adopted Maine's Mount Desert Island as his home and the setting to apply the practical lessons of "Boston Brahmin" philanthropy that tracked back to his maternal grandfather, banker and Harvard College Treasurer Thomas Wren Ward. Yet through his finest work--the creation and management of Acadia National Park--and through his collaborations with park co-founders Charles W. Eliot, John D. Rockefeller Jr., and others--Dorr transformed an elitist social inheritance into an all-consuming commitment to conservation. One hundred years after its founding, this national treasure is visited, enjoyed, and beloved by millions every year.The first biography of George B. Dorr ever written, Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr is based on painstaking research both in the US and abroad, including federal, state, and private archives. Newly-discovered and uncatalogued sources are supplemented by in-person interviews. This work will appeal to general and scholarly readers who care about the philanthropic roots of land conservation, those interested in what has been celebrated as "America's Best Idea," and above all, those who know and love Acadia National Park.

Lassoing The Sun

Author : Mark Woods
ISBN : 9781250105905
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal." --Ken Burns Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned-out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind.

Under October Skies

Author : Michael Hudson
ISBN : 0996431802
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Acadia National Park is blessed with some of the most beautiful scenery in the country- mountains, lakes, ponds, woods, meadows, trails and miles and miles of ocean coastline. It's peaceful and serene, but it can also be deafening and violent, surrounded by the roar of the nearby Atlantic Ocean. But it's always sublime. No other national park can compete with the variety of the landscape in Acadia.Autumn is the most beautiful time to visit. Peaking in October, the park truly glows in the Fall colors. Whole swathes of trees turn from green to yellow, red, orange or pink, as if Nature is giving us one last burst of fireworks in a grand finale, before slipping into the cold, colorless depths of winter.But it isn't just the foliage that makes Acadia so unique in Autumn. There's a special quality to the light that gives everything a renewed energy and vibrancy, from the mountains down to the coast. Even the rocks seem alive in the dawn glow of a new day.Landscape photographer Michael Hudson has been coming to Acadia every October to photograph the light and colors for several years. This, his first hardcover photography book, is a celebration of all the beauty that is Autumn in Acadia.

Lost Bar Harbor

Author : G. W. Helfrich
ISBN : 0892721421
Genre : History
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In the days before the Great Fire of 1947, many of the wealthiest U.S. and European families summered in Bar Harbor. This volume presents 86 of the summer cottages that once graced Bar Harbor.

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