Challenge of the Big Trees: The Updated History of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Challenge of the Big Trees: The Updated History of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Beginning in 1872 with the establishment of Yellowstone, national parks were set aside to preserve for future generations the most spectacular and inspirational features of the country. The best representative examples were sought out of major ecosystems, such as Yosemite, geologic forms, such as the Grand Canyon, archaeological sites, such as Mesa Verde, and scenes of human events, such as Gettysburg. But one type of habitat―the desert―was overlooked until travel writers and the Automobile Age began to change Americans’ perceptions about desert landscapes.As the National Park Service began to explore the better-known Mojave and Colorado Deserts of southern California during the 1920s for a possible desert park, many agency leaders still held the same negative image of arid lands shared by many Americans―that they are hostile environments and largely useless. But one wealthy woman―Minerva Hamilton Hoyt, from Pasadena―came forward, believing in the value of the desert, and convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt to establish a national monument that would protect the unique and iconic Joshua trees and other desert flora and fauna. Thus was Joshua Tree National Monument officially established in 1936, and when the area later was expanded in 1994, it became Joshua Tree...

  • Brand: Lary M Dilsaver William C Tweed
  • ASIN: 1938086473

Challenge of the Big Trees: A Resource History of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Challenge of the Big Trees: A Resource History of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Book by Dilsaver, Lary, Tweed, William

  • Brand: Brand: Sequoia Natural History Association
  • ASIN: 1878441019

Timber: Toil and Trouble in the Big Woods

Timber: Toil and Trouble in the Big Woods

Has anyone today any conception of the grandeur, the extent, the million board feet a day production...the entire meaning of the forests of the Pacific Northwest-the "Big Woods"? The photographs alone in this absorbing book will instantly transport the reader into this former world. Here was the greatest stand of Douglas fir timber in existence and here was labor for the Poles, Finns, Swedes and Norskies lured out of the Midwest to convert the mammoth trees into the lumber that helped build the West Coast cities. Ralph Andrews presents a fascinating subject-the hope, courage and tragedy in the lives of the men and women who opened up the dense native forests or as the loggers said "brought daylight into the swamp," and converted the trees into the lumber which built the West Coast cities. Here are many nostalgic scenes showing high climbers, fallers balanced on high springboards, yokes of oxen and up to eight spans of horses dragging logs on skidroad, yokes of oxen and up to eight spans of horses dragging logs on skidroads to flumes, rivers and salt water, early donkey engines, railroads on steep grades, logging camps as well as devastating fires. Andrews' style of writing is graphic and spirited with strong emphasis on human interest.

  • Brand: Ralph Warren Andrews
  • ASIN: 0887400361

Adult Coloring Books: My Pocket Coloring Book - Coloring-On-The-Go - Wild Nature Coloring

Adult Coloring Books: My Pocket Coloring Book - Coloring-On-The-Go - Wild Nature Coloring

Chris Mercogliano In Defense of Wildness said: “By “wildness” I meant the inner kind, that luminescent spark which animates us and is the source of our uniqueness and creativity. It’s wild because it dwells deep beneath the surface, out of reach of the conscious mind, and it strives mightily to resist the control of others. Without enough inner wildness, we lack the drive and the resourcefulness to overcome the obstacles in the way of becoming who we are meant to become.”   The Wild Nature Pocket Coloring Book will allow you to connect to your inner wildness as you color-on-the-go. Focusing on wild nature and wild animal patterns allows you to connect to that luminescent spark which emanates from within you and is the source of your uniqueness and creativity.   Like the full series of “My Pocket Coloring Book”, I use the Golden Ratio to design this book’s rectangular cover. This Golden Ratio or Divine Proportion is used to describe two objects whose proportional ratio (a to b) is the same as the ratio of the larger side to the sum of the quantities (a to a+b). The 13-by-21 cm Divine Proportion will take you for an aesthetically pleasing journey connecting you to your wild untamed self. The size also enables you to take the book anywhere; in a purse, briefcase, o...

  • ASIN: 9659253168

The Patch: The Big Allotment Challenge - Grow Make Eat

The Patch: The Big Allotment Challenge - Grow Make Eat

Growing your own fruit and vegetables is surprisingly easy whatever the size of your garden or allotment. You don't need to be entirely self-sufficient but there's nothing more satisfying than being able to harvest your own tomatoes, snip a few leaves from a salad bed or make strawberry jam from home-grown strawberries. And by planting some easy-to-grow flowering plants it's perfectly possible to have freshly picked cut flowers to decorate your table.Accompanying the BBC Two series, The Big Allotment Challenge: The Patch celebrates our burgeoning interest in knowing where our food comes from and is a practical guide to making your garden a haven of productivity. With essential know-how on everything from soil and compost to pruning and pests, the book is aimed at novice gardens. There's an A-Z section on easy-to-grow vegetables, fruit, herbs and cut flowers; foolproof recipes for transforming your produce into delicious jams, jellies, chutneys and cordials; and stunningly simple flower arrangements.

  • ASIN: 1444782800

Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda Picture Books)

Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda Picture Books)

When I looked up, I shivered. How many stars were in the sky? A million? A billion? Maybe the number was as big as infinity. I started to feel very, very small. How could I even think about something as big as infinity?Uma can't help feeling small when she peers up at the night sky. She begins to wonder about infinity. Is infinity a number that grows forever? Is it an endless racetrack? Could infinity be in an ice cream cone? Uma soon finds that the ways to think about this big idea may just be . . . infinite.

  • ASIN: B00GIZSXZK

Wrinklies Big Book of Puzzles: Hundreds of Challenges to Keep Your Mind Active! by Prion Books (2014-08-14)

Wrinklies Big Book of Puzzles: Hundreds of Challenges to Keep Your Mind Active! by Prion Books (2014-08-14)

  • ASIN: B017PNTMH6

Boris is Broken

Boris is Broken

  • ASIN: B01M2VLTK6

Tumbling Monkeys Games – created for 3+ kids build a large towering tree by inserting colorful tree branches in a tricky pattern on which balances the little monkeys, do not let the monkeys fall!

Tumbling Monkeys Games – created for 3+ kids build a large towering tree by inserting colorful tree branches in a tricky pattern on which balances the little monkeys, do not let the monkeys fall!

This delightful balancing toy is created in a wonderful combination of non-toxic plastic and lovely bright colors which consists of a set of monkey figures to be balanced on thin straight sticks. The first step is to pile up the sticks one by one in such equivalence so that they are appropriately balanced and have no chance of falling. Small holes or voids have been drilled in the tree bark for the sticks to easily go inside. The monkeys then have to be suspended in different style each time to maintain the balance. This game is educational as well as being great fun and children will benefit from developing excellent balance and coordination skills as they build the towers. For younger children, this game is also a fun way in which to identify different colors and shapes. Festively colored parts and unique patterns add immense fun and creative play to the game. Real, appealing colors and tones attract the little ones extensively, allowing them to indulge in the toy game of fun, pretend play. The toy parts are manufactured with top quality materials and components, which are non-easily broken or dented. Strong, durable and excellent quality, along with being waterproof invites usage of all kinds; rash, anxious treatment of eager kids is perfectly compatible with the toy parts. Th...

  • Brand: Little Treasures
  • ASIN: B01B6NRP6Q
  • UPC: 190447000784

Goodbye My Big Green Tree

Goodbye My Big Green Tree

  • ASIN: B003Z1A8DA
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