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Route 66 Roadside Signs And Advertisements

Author : Joe Sonderman
ISBN : 9780760349748
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Seeing this panoply of signs splashed across the pages in Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements is almost as good as taking a road trip! You can get your kicks--and pretty much anything else--on Route 66, provided you see the sign that s advertising it! Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements showcases the colorful history of commercial signage along the Mother Road. From kitschy to classy, this book includes photos of early vintage signs as well as modern signs. The vivid photos are organized according to type of establishment the signs are for, such as roadside attractions, motels, restaurants, businesses of ill repute (bars, strip clubs, etc.), and more. While Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements places emphasis on high-quality visuals, it also includes anecdotes and history about the signs that sprang up along the sides of Route 66. The most famous Route 66 signs get center-stage treatment in the book, with two-page spreads accompanied by detailed text. Such signs include icons like the Blue Swallow in Tucumcari, New Mexico, the Munger Moss in Lebanon, Missouri, the U-Drop Inn at Shamrock, Texas, and the El Vado in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Additional information is included, such as background about buzzing neon lights--how these signs are actually made and how they get restored. Each image from this famous American roadway could be a postcard, so allow yourself to be rubbernecked by Route 66 Signs and Advertisements.

Wild Edge

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ISBN : 0898867738
Genre : Nature
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Discover North Americas wild coastal corridorfrom the Baja Peninsula to the Beaufort Seajust offshore along the Pacifics edge First book on this ocean-based North American wildlife corridor The health of many important marine species depends on this corridor B2BBaja to Beaufort--is the result of more than 6 years of expeditions Contributions by Eric Scigliano, Jon Hoekstra, and Bonnie HendersonWith the publication of Florian Schulzs book, Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam, in 2006, the publics interest in wildlife corridors was sparked. Prior to that seminal book, few people recognized that large mammals dont necessarily stay in parks, but that their evolutionary imprinting compels them to migrate sometimes thousands of miles and despite great peril when civilization has cut off their paths. Yellowstone to Yukon moved establishing wildlife corridors to a top priority for organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund, which has since adopted the Freedom to Roam anthem as a rallying cry.The Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast reveals the great Pacific seam of North America that knits together land and sea, ocean and continent in a tumble of interrelated life. From the Baja peninsula through the coves and breaks of California and the bays and inlets of the Pacific Northwest, to the deep forests of British Columbia and the icy realm of polar bears in the Beaufort Sea of Alaska, the west coast of North America provides a life-sustaining corridor of great energy. Here, life and landscape are interconnected in complex and intriguing ways.Many migrating marine species, including gray and blue whales, salmon, sea turtles, bluefin tuna and more, travel thousands of miles from the tropics to the Arctic in the waters along North Americas west coast. Birds and butterflies, too, migrate the same distance, and rest and feed along the edge of the Pacific. In addition, many species live year-round in the wide range of habitatsthe rivers, estuaries, lagoons, forests, and morethat feed into the Pacific and define the Baja to Beaufort ecosystem. Even land mammals such as caribou, wolves, and the white Kermode spirit bear depend on the marine corridor to supply much of their sustenance.Through vivid imagery, stories, and science, The Wild Edge reveals how the health and livelihood of a distant Iupiaq Eskimo whaler is related to a suburban family in Los Angeles enamored with the pod of whales passing by their city beach. Through extraordinary photographs, Schulz contrasts this astonishing beauty against the threats from degradation and runaway development.

Ansel Adams

Author : Ansel Adams
ISBN : 1847245021
Genre : Photography
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Ansel Adams s legendary photographs inspire an appreciation for natural beauty and conservation that has communicated down the generations. His ambition was not simply to record the landscape, but to capture his emotional and spiritual response to the wild areas that he loved so deeply. The results are spectacular: an emotional charge and passion shine through the prints with an intensity that is as powerful today as it was over sixty years ago. In 1941, Ansel Adams was commissioned by the United States Interior Department to take photographs of the National Parks to be printed as murals for the walls of the new Interior Department building. This couldn t have been closer to his heart: it combined a commercial assignment with his personal, creative work he referred to as within . The within was the work that encapsulated his emotional reaction to the landscape when he, the camera and the landscape were at one. Unfortunately, the project was curtailed with the outbreak of World War II and the mural was never produced. The majority of pictures in this book are from the National Parks Mural Project, but also include work from other projects. The Kings Canyon photographs, taken in 1936, were successfully used to lobby for Kings Canyon to be designated a National Park. There is an exuberant photograph of an apple tree in snow taken at Yosemite, as well as the images taken for a documentary project during the war when Japanese Americans were interned at the Manzanar Relocation Centre.

The American West 2017 Mini Wall Calendar

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ISBN : 1935694200
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In 1941, the National Park Service hired Ansel Adams to photograph national parks and other western landscapes, with the goal of creating murals for the Department of the Interior building. Although this project was canceled in 1942 at the beginning of World War II, Adams' compiled 226 stunning photographs during his work for the government. 12 of these images are presented in this 2017 mini wall calendar. Each photo was meticulously prepared by photographer and imaging expert Grant Collier in an effort to do justice to Adams' images.

Landscapes For The People

Author : Ren Davis
ISBN : 9780820348414
Genre : Photography
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George Alexander Grant is an unknown elder in the field of American landscape photography. Just as they did the work of his contemporaries Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eliot Porter, and others, millions of people viewed Grant’s photographs; unlike those contemporaries, few even knew Grant’s name. Landscapes for the People shares his story through his remarkable images and a compelling biography profiling patience, perseverance, dedication, and an unsurpassed love of the natural and historic places that Americans chose to preserve. A Pennsylvania native, Grant was introduced to the parks during the summer of 1922 and resolved to make parks work and photography his life. Seven years later, he received his dream job and spent the next quarter century visiting the four corners of the country to produce images in more than one hundred national parks, monuments, historic sites, battlefields, and other locations. He was there to visually document the dramatic expansion of the National Park Service during the New Deal, including the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Grant’s images are the work of a master craftsman. His practiced eye for composition and exposure and his patience to capture subjects in their finest light are comparable to those of his more widely known contemporaries. Nearly fifty years after his death, and in concert with the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service, it is fitting that George Grant’s photography be introduced to a new generation of Americans.

Destinations Of A Lifetime

Author : National Geographic
ISBN : 9781426215643
Genre : Travel
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A photographic tour of the most amazing, beautiful, thrilling, and breathtaking locales on Earth includes islands, cityscapes, rain forests, and ancient cobblestone roads, with travel and visitor information for each.

Handbook Of Personality

Author : Lawrence A. Pervin
ISBN : 1572306955
Genre : Psychology
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The revised second edition provides a historical overview of modern personality theory, brings major theoretical perspectives into focus, and reports on the current state of the science on a range of key domains.

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