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The Longest Cave

By: Brucker, Roger W.; Watson Ph.D., Professor Richard A.

Price: $23.37

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press: 1987-02-16

Seller ID: 9780809313228


In 1925 the geological connection between Flint Ridge and Mammoth Cave was proved when dye placed in a Flint Ridge spring showed up in Echo River at Mammoth Cave. That tantalizing swirl of dye confirmed specula-tions that were""to tempt more than 650""cavers over half a century with the thrill of being the first to make human passage of the cave connection. Roger Brucker and Richard Watson tell not only of their own twenty-year effort to complete the link but the s... View more info

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Polygon Wood (Battleground Ypres)

By: Cave, Nigel

Price: $17.13

Publisher: Pen and Sword: 2011-02-28

Seller ID: 9780850526066


From the mound, or Butte, next to Polygon Wood, one can see all of World War I simply by turning around. The front line never varied more than a mile anna half in any direction from this strongpoint, in a small corner of Belgium that remained in Allied hands throughout the war. View more info

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Roadside Geology of Arizona

By: Chronic, Halka

Price: $18.93

Publisher: Mountain Press: 1983-06-15

Seller ID: 9780878421473


Informative travel companions about roadside terrain and geology with photos, diagrams, and glossary. View more info

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Guardians of the Lights: Stories of U.S. Lighthouse Keepers

By: De Wire, Elinor

Price: $20.69

Publisher: Pineapple Press: 1996-06-01

Seller ID: 9781561641192


- Stories of the heroism and fortitude of the men and women of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, who kept vital shipping lanes safe from 1716 until early in the 20th century- Vivid tales about the daily work; coping with fog, storms, and other catastrophes; legends and ghosts; women's and families' roles; lighthouse children and pets; the natural world around lighthouses; and te diverse characters of those who held the job- Fans of Elinor De Wire's charming style will... View more info

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The WPA Guide to Minnesota: The Federal Writers' Project Guide to 1930s Minnesota (Borealis Book S.)

By: Federal Writer's Project; Manfred, Frederick [Introduction]

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: 2002-08-01

Seller ID: 9780873511858


In the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, the federal government put thousands of unemployed writers to work in the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Out of their efforts came the American Guide series, the first comprehensive guidebooks to the people, resources, and traditions of each state in the union.The WPA Guide to Minnesota is a lively and detailed introduction to the state and its people. Much has changed since the ... View more info

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Flagler's St. Augustine Hotels: The Ponce de Leon, the Alcazar, and the Casa Monica

By: Graham, Thomas

Price: $11.15

Publisher: Pineapple Press: 2004-03-01

Seller ID: 9781561643004


Near the end of the nineteenth century Standard Oil millionaire Henry Morrison Flagler ventured to St. Augustine, Florida, America's Oldest City, and transformed it into an exotic travel destination for the social elite. He raised magnificent, fanciful Spanish Renaissance hotel palaces on what had been orange grove and salt marsh. Then he connected his creation with the outside world by building a modern railroad system. Flagler's hotels stand as monuments to innovation ... View more info

Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Secret Exploration of Tibet (Kodansha Globe)

By: Hopkirk, Peter

Price: $15.35

Publisher: Kodansha Globe: 1995-04-15

Seller ID: 9781568360508


For nineteenth-century adventures, Tibet was the prize destination, and Lhasa, its capital situated nearly three miles above sea level, was the grandest trophy of all. The lure of this mysterious land, and its strategic importance, made it inevitable that despite the Tibetans' reluctance to end their isolation, determined travelers from Victorian Britain, Czarist Russia, America, and a half dozen other countries world try to breach the country's high walls. In this r... View more info

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Penguins of America

By: James Patterson, Jack Patterson

Price: $13.49

Publisher: USA, Little Brown & Co.: 2017

Edition: 1 Volume

Seller ID: 9780316346993


A lavishly illustrated, humorous book from the world's #1 bestselling writer and his son that shows how humans and penguins really aren't that different after all. Penguins--our lovable, cute, flightless friends who are constantly dressed for a formal occasion--have always fascinated humans. As we shuffle through life one day at a time, it's easy to take things far too seriously, but when we see penguins taking a walk in our shoes it's impossible not to recognize how... View more info

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Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings

By: James W. Goode

Price: $52.20

Publisher: Smithsonian Books: 2003-03-17

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781588341051


Before the passage of critical preservation legislation in 1978, the Nation's Capital lost an irreplaceable assembly of architecturally and culturally significant buildings. Wanton destruction in the name of progress--particularly in the decades immediately following World War II--resulted in a legacy forever lost, a cultural heritage destroyed by the wrecker's ball. By reminding us of things lost, James Goode's magisterial and poignant study represented a comprehensive ... View more info

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Mouse Tales: A Behind-The-Ears Look at Disneyland

By: Koenig, David

Price: $15.30

Publisher: Bonaventure Pr: 1995-07-01

Seller ID: 9780964060562


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Washington, D.C.: A Pictorial Celebration

By: Lyons, Jeanne Fogle; Penn, Elan [Photographer]; Penn Publishing Ltd. [Producer];

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Sterling: 2005-03-01

Seller ID: 9781402715273


Jeanne Fogle Lyons--a historian, professor, and certified tour guide in Washington--and Elan Penn, the gifted photographer who created the superb "From Sea to Shining Sea," combine their talents to create a breathtaking and fascinating homage to America's capital city. Lavish images of fabled monuments, world-famous museums, distinguished universities, and lush parks--all accompanied by fascinating background information--pay tribute to the beauty and history of Wash... View more info

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Kentucky Moonshine

By: Maurer, David W.

Price: $17.15

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 2003-03-01

Seller ID: 9780813190549


" When the first American tax on distilled spirits was established in 1791, violence broke out in Pennsylvania. The resulting Whiskey Rebellion sent hundreds of families down the Ohio River by flatboat, stills on board, to settle anew in the fertile bottomlands of Kentucky. Here they used cold limestone spring water to make bourbon and found that corn produced even better yields of whiskey than rye. Thus, the licit and illicit branches of the distilling industry grew ... View more info

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The WPA Guide to Kentucky

By: Simon, F. Kevin [Editor]

Price: $23.42

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1996-09-19

Seller ID: 9780813108650


"One of the first great reference tools on the Commonwealth, this WPA Guide is an important, vital part of our heritage. While it includes brief essays describing Kentucky's history, folklore, education, industry, geology, ethnic mix and other topics, the most remarkable feature is the driving tours that are as accurate today as they were more than half a century ago. Careful annotations give directions, point out historical and tourist sites, describe the country sid... View more info