National Geographic Walking Washington DC

National Geographic Walking Washington  DC Author Barbara Noe Kennedy
ISBN-10 9781426217753
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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See the best of Washington with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Washington, D.C., is full of information about the city and its people.

City Walks Washington D C

City Walks  Washington  D C Author China Williams
ISBN-10 9780811873963
Year 2009-07-28
Pages 50
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Skip the tour bus and experience Washington, D.C. on foot! City Walks: Washington, D.C. provides an insider's view of the nation's capital. Each page in this ebook outlines a self-guided walking adventure, complete with detailed map and local secrets. Discover the best places to eat, drink, stop, shop, rest, walk, and play: Pick any page and start exploring Washington, D.C.!

Walking Washington D C

Walking Washington  D C Author Barbara J. Saffir
ISBN-10 9780899977669
Year 2015-09-21
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Washington D.C. is every American's home away from home. Since DC is a compact city with great public transportation, it's easy to explore both its high-profile side - its magnificent monuments, world-class museums, enthralling architecture, breathtaking vistas, and unique national parks - as well as its less famous persona - its cozy hideaways, ethnic eateries, bustling dance clubs, lively theaters, shopaholic hot spots, and more.Now it's a foodies' paradise enlivened with high-tech entrepreneurs and innovative buildings in entirely new and safer neighborhoods. Now, with Walking Washington D.C by local author Barbara J. Saffir, people can get to know the communities of D.C. Each walk tells the story of a neighborhood: a snapshot of some of its history and how it has transformed over the years. Readers will be pointed to distinctive architecture, landmark buildings, popular eateries, ethnic enclaves, art and performance spaces, and natural scenery. Maps and transportation directions make it easy to find your way. Whether you're looking for an afternoon stroll or a daylong outing, grab this book and start walking Washington D.C. After a few miles or a few days, you might fall in love.

Washington D C

Washington D C Author Thomas J. Carrier
ISBN-10 0738500496
Year 1999
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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When it was passed in 1789, the Constitution set out the boundaries not only for a new government but for a new capital city as well. At the time, the new District of Columbia covered 5,000 acres, dominated by marshland on the south, pastureland on the area that is now the Mall, farms near the White House and Capitol Hill, and undeveloped woods throughout. Covering Capitol Hill, the Mall, the Old Downtown area, the Ellipse, Lafayette Square, and Foggy Bottom, this engaging photographic history and walking tour documents how the Federal City grew from farmland to world capital. Striking images and detailed captions tell the fascinating stories behind many of the famous and the not so famous buildings and monuments that cover the D.C. landscape, from Union Station and the Capitol to the White House and the Watergate Hotel and many important sites in between.

The Nature Fix Why Nature Makes Us Happier Healthier and More Creative

The Nature Fix  Why Nature Makes Us Happier  Healthier  and More Creative Author Florence Williams
ISBN-10 9780393242720
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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An intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits by a prize-winning author. For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. In this informative and entertaining account, Williams investigates cutting-edge research as she travels to fragrant cypress forests in Korea to meet the rangers who administer “forest healing programs,” to the green hills of Scotland and its “ecotherapeutic” approach to caring for the mentally ill, to a river trip in Idaho with Iraqi vets suffering from PTSD, to the West Virginia mountains where she discovers how being outside helps children with ADHD. The Nature Fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood. In prose that is incisive, witty, and urgent, Williams shows how time in nature is not a luxury but is in fact essential to our humanity. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Washington D C

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles  Washington  D C Author Paul Elliott
ISBN-10 0897328140
Year 2010-03-12
Pages 346
Language en
Publisher Menasha Ridge Press
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From in-town urban hikes and walks to scenic suburban forays to world-class area wilderness hikes, Washington, D.C. offers great opportunities for nature-lovers. This book guides locals and visitors to the wealth of possibilities here for every season, including a ridgetop trek on Massanutten Mountain, a leisurely walk through Prince William Forest Park, and a breathtaking tour of the 7.5-mile U.S. National Arboretum with its dwarf conifer forests, dawn redwoods, and Fern Valley. Detailed profiles of each site help readers determine the best hike according to length, time needed, difficulty, and scenery. The book covers special interests too -- hikes that are sure to please children, wildlife enthusiasts, history buffs, waterfall watchers, and much more.

Washington DC

Washington  DC Author John Thompson
ISBN-10 0792238877
Year 2005-05-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher
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A primer on the national capital's many facets, the National Geographic Traveler, Washington, D.C., is a must-have for any visitor. Detailed, informative entries on the city's main sites-including the Capitol, White House, and museum-laden National Mall with the new Museum of the American Indian-provide background information on each place, along with tips on how best to visit. Included, too, are lesser known sites such as Dumbarton Oaks and its gorgeous gardens; bustling Eastern Market, a popular weekend brunch stop; and Frederick Douglass's former residence. Guided walks help you get to know different areas, including a brick sidewalk tour of stately Georgetown and a spin around the President's neighborhood. You'll find 3D art depicting the U.S. Capitol and the White House, plus one of the majestic National Cathedral, as well as detailed museum floor plans. Extensive features help explain some of the undercurrents of this fascinating place, including insights into the political machine and how the Old Guard Washington works. Organized into nine different neighborhoods, the guide begins in the heart of the nation, on Capitol Hill; and moves on to the Mall; the White House & around; the up-and-coming downtown; Georgetown; Dupont Circle/Adams Morgan; Cleveland Park; Anacostia & Northeast Washington; and Arlington & Alexandria. An excursions chapter covers the nearby Potomac River plantations (including Mount Vernon); and historic Annapolis. An informative chapter on Washington's history and culture kicks off the guide and a Travelwise with detailed practical information, including an extensive hotel and restaurant listing, rounds out the book.

A History Lover s Guide to Washington

A History Lover s Guide to Washington Author Alison Fortier
ISBN-10 9781625850645
Year 2014-05-06
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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This tour of the nation's capital goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through the federal district. Visit the White House, the only executive home in the world regularly open to the public. Travel to President Lincoln's Cottage and see where he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. Look around lesser-known sites, such as the grave of Pierre L'Enfant, the city's Botanical Gardens, the Old Post Office and a host of historical homes throughout the capital. From George Washington's Mount Vernon to the Kennedy Center, trek through each era of Washington, D.C., for a tour of America's most beloved sites. Join author and Washington insider Alison Fortier as she carefully curates an expedition to our shining city on a hill.

Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC 2017

Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC 2017 Author Not For Tourists
ISBN-10 9781510710597
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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The Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC is the urban manual to the city that no local, or tourist, should be without. This map-based guidebook divides the city into 46 mapped neighborhoods. Each map is marked by NFT’s user-friendly icons, which help locate the essential services, transportation, and entertainment venues in the area. Want to know the best place to grab an al fresco cocktail? NFT has you covered. How about exploring little residential suburban pockets far away from the National Mall? We’ve got that, too. The nearest up-and-coming restaurant, farmer’s market, LGBT venue, or football game—whatever you need—NFT puts it at your fingertips. The guide also includes: • A foldout highway map • Over 100 neighborhood maps • Coverage for nearby universities and Baltimore • Details on parks and outdoor activities • Information on the National Mall and the US Capitol It’s the main weapon in implementing our “No resident left behind!” policy.

National Geographic London Book of Lists

National Geographic London Book of Lists Author Tim Jepson
ISBN-10 9781426213854
Year 2014-11-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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For London lovers of all stripes, National Geographic London Book of Lists chronicles this ever-changing city from its ancient Roman origins to the present day. Organized with a minimum of organization, the 140 lists in this eclectic and hugely entertaining illustrated compendium cover the city’s best, worst, highest, smallest, first, last, and everything in-between. Among the many intriguing facts, stats, and snippets, you’ll discover: · Where you can find six old windmills within the confines of metropolitan London · Why the women’s restroom at an East End pub is especially popular with avant-garde artists · When a tornado razed nearly 600 houses and destroyed London Bridge · The address of the only London flat where the four members of the Beatles lived together · Why local children beat the stone boundaries outside the Tower of London with willow branches every three years · Where you can find London’s eight best waterfront pubs, seven greatest Victorian gin palaces, and ten most historic pubs · Which two famous London museums still show World War II bomb damage on their outer walls Royal palaces. Street markets. Stellar views. Cockney slang. Favorite meals of kings. Roman ruins. Secrets lost to time. With surprises on every page, National Geographic London Book of Lists takes you deep inside the city that never fails to fascinate. From the Hardcover edition.

Personal History

Personal History Author Katharine Graham
ISBN-10 9780307758934
Year 2011-02-09
Pages 688
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Biography An extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women, Personal History is, as its title suggests, a book composed of both personal memoir and history. It is the story of Graham's parents: the multimillionaire father who left private business and government service to buy and restore the down-and-out Washington Post, and the formidable, self-absorbed mother who was more interested in her political and charity work, and her passionate friendships with men like Thomas Mann and Adlai Stevenson, than in her children. It is the story of how The Washington Post struggled to succeed -- a fascinating and instructive business history as told from the inside (the paper has been run by Graham herself, her father, her husband, and now her son). It is the story of Phil Graham -- Kay's brilliant, charismatic husband (he clerked for two Supreme Court justices) -- whose plunge into manic-depression, betrayal, and eventual suicide is movingly and charitably recounted. Best of all, it is the story of Kay Graham herself. She was brought up in a family of great wealth, yet she learned and understood nothing about money. She is half-Jewish, yet -- incredibly -- remained unaware of it for many years.She describes herself as having been naive and awkward, yet intelligent and energetic. She married a man she worshipped, and he fascinated and educated her, and then, in his illness, turned from her and abused her. This destruction of her confidence and happiness is a drama in itself, followed by the even more intense drama of her new life as the head of a great newspaper and a great company, a famous (and even feared) woman in her own right. Hers is a life that came into its own with a vengeance -- a success story on every level. Graham's book is populated with a cast of fascinating characters, from fifty years of presidents (and their wives), to Steichen, Brancusi, Felix Frankfurter, Warren Buffett (her great advisor and protector), Robert McNamara, George Schultz (her regular tennis partner), and, of course, the great names from the Post: Woodward, Bernstein, and Graham's editorpartner, Ben Bradlee. She writes of them, and of the most dramatic moments of her stewardship of the Post (including the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and the pressmen's strike), with acuity, humor, and good judgment. Her book is about learning by doing, about growing and growing up, about Washington, and about a woman liberated by both circumstance and her own great strengths.

National Geographic Traveler New York 4th Edition

National Geographic Traveler  New York  4th Edition Author Michael S. Durham
ISBN-10 9781426213601
Year 2015-02
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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The newly updated and revised National Geographic Traveler: New York gives you every tool you need to plan a trip to this incredibly varied and vibrant city. From exploring Manhattan's most innovative and greenest buildings to the best chance for a U2 sighting at soul food restaurants in Harlem to trendy, fashionable TriBeCa to a splashy new feature on bohemian-chic Chelsea and the High Line to the Empire State Building, the Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan, and getting around on Citi Bike, National Geographic guides you to the best known sights, and lesser known ones as well. Illustrated with 120 vivid photographs and 21 detailed, full-color maps, the guide includes a detailed introduction to New York's history and culture and in-depth explorations of each of the city's neighborhoods. Additional features include Insider Tips from National Geographic and local experts to favorite or little known sites and events, as well as dozens of sidebars highlighting experiences that allow the visitor to truly get inside the local culture, such as where to get the best farm-to-table food and the best place to shop for vinyl records in Manhattan. A hefty Travelwise section showcasing hand-picked hotels and restaurants rounds out this must-have book for anyone planning a trip to NYC. Aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and expert advice from a trustworthy source, National Geographic Travelers provide ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the true feel of each destination not easily found online.

The Unofficial Guide to Washington

The Unofficial Guide to Washington Author Eve Zibart
ISBN-10 9780470380000
Year 2009-03-16
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Zibart guides travelers to the best cultural and historic sights in the nation's capital, and offers helpful hints on how to beat the crowds and avoid long waits. She shows visitors how to get around, how to see the government work, and where to find parks and outdoor activities. Original.

National Geographic the Photo Ark

National Geographic the Photo Ark Author Joel Sartore
ISBN-10 9781426217777
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals--especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art: to know these animals is to save them. Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits: from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.