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

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.

National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler Author John Thompson
ISBN-10 1426202253
Year 2008
Pages 271
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books

Highlights the history, culture, and comtemporary life of the city and offers detailed walking tours of historic areas and complete visitor information.

Walking with Your Ancestors

Walking with Your Ancestors Author Melinda Kashuba
ISBN-10 1558707301
Year 2005-08-20
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher Writer's Digest Books

A Genealogist's Guide to Using Maps and Geography The truth about genealogy is that, although you might believe it has something to do with history, it actually has something more to do with geography. Though of course the names and dates on your family tree are the bread and butter of genealogy, the location of the records is what reveals them. And how better to learn about location than with maps! Maps are a crucial tool in learning about your family history. They can show you how to find a courthouse, where a grave is located, or where an ancestral homestead might be. But maps are much more than that - they can reveal intimate details about the lives of your ancestors. Walk the roads that your forefathers walked with maps! Maps will reveal the clues that you need to locate ancestors that suddenly "disappear." This book will teach you how to use maps to: Find the roads, rivers, and trains that your great-grandfathers used to travel across the country and see where they might have relocated. Discover the ever-shifting boundaries of territories, counties, and towns and learn the alternate places where records might be found. Locate places that no longer exist and uncover the long-lost homes, schools, farms, and more where your ancestors spent their time. Become familiar with all the different kinds of maps, from military to topographic, and how they can assist you in your research. Walking with Your Ancestors is the perfect guide to the under-utilized revelations that are just waiting for you in maps, atlases, and gazetteers. Find out about these fascinating snapshots of history and what they can tell you about the lives of your ancestors today!

Encyclopedia of Animals

Encyclopedia of Animals Author Karen McGhee
ISBN-10 079225936X
Year 2007
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books

A comprehensive volume of more than one thousand animals introduces the entire animal kingdom, touring every corner of the planet and covering such topics as scientific and common names, conservation data, habitat, and behavior.

National Geographic Rarely Seen

National Geographic Rarely Seen Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 1426215614
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher National Geographic

In this dazzling book of visual wonders, National Geographic reveals a world very few will have the chance to see for themselves. Shot by some of the world's finest photographers, Rarely Seen features striking images of places, events, natural phenomena, and manmade heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes. It's all here: 30,000-year-old cave art sealed from the public; animals that are among the last of their species on Earth; volcanic lightning; giant crystals that have grown to more than 50 tons; the engraving inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. With an introduction by National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose work has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the deepest caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, natural wonders, and little-seen objects from the far reaches of the globe.

Awkwafina s NYC

Awkwafina s NYC Author Nora Lum
ISBN-10 9780804185370
Year 2015-04-14
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher Potter Style

Walking shoes? Check. Metrocard? Check. Sombrero? (Just a suggestion.) ONWARD! Let Awkwafina—the Queens-born rap artist of “NYC Bitches” fame—be your guide to the hidden gems of New York City (natives, we’re talking to you, too.) with 10 walking tour adventures that you don’t need a trust fund to enjoy. Travel back in time exploring revolutionary-era Tottenville or Louis Armstrong's house in Corona. Gorge yourself on the haute-cuisine of the street-savvy, from authentic pierogi in Little Poland to steam dumplings in Flushing. Roll with Awkwafina, and she’ll show you the neighborhoods you never knew you were missing (and a few you were missing the point of). This edition includes enhaced features that allow you to connect to a map from each checkpoint and plot your next moves at the click of a button.

Walking on Air

Walking on Air Author Janann Sherman
ISBN-10 9781617031250
Year 2011-08-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi

Aviation pioneer Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie (1902-1975) was once one of the most famous women in America. In the 1930s, her words and photographs were splashed across the front pages of newspapers across the nation. The press labeled her “second only to Amelia Earhart among America’s women pilots,” and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt named her among the “eleven women whose achievements make it safe to say that the world is progressing.” Omlie began her career in the early 1920s when aviation was unregulated and open to those daring enough to take it on, male or female. She earned the first commercial pilot’s license issued to a woman and became a successful air racer. During the New Deal, she became the first woman to hold an executive position in federal aeronautics. In Walking on Air, author Janann Sherman presents a thorough and entertaining biography of Omlie. In 1920, the Des Moines, Iowa, native bought herself a Curtiss JN-4D airplane and began learning how to fly and perform stunts with her future husband, pilot Vernon Omlie. She danced the Charleston on the top wing, hung by her teeth below the plane, and performed parachute jumps in the Phoebe Fairgrave Flying Circus. Using interviews, contemporary newspaper articles, archived radio transcripts, and other archival materials, Sherman creates a complex portrait of a daring aviator struggling for recognition in the early days of flight and a detailed examination of how American flying changed over the twentieth century.

Washington D C For Dummies

Washington  D C  For Dummies Author Tom Price
ISBN-10 9780470168912
Year 2007-08-13
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Whether you want to pay homage to history, marvel at the seat of power, take in world-class museums and art galleries, or see the cherry trees in bloom, the nation’s capital offers a wealth of wonderful choices for visitors. With information on the top sights plus some really interesting lesser-known attractions, this friendly guide gives you the scoop on: The shrines to freedom and the halls of government, including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Library of Congress, the White House, the Capitol, and more Three great itineraries and three great day trips Moving sights such as the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial The after-dark scene, with options ranging from country, rock, and jazz clubs to world-class symphony, dance, opera, and theater Free shows, including the National Symphony’s summer concerts, the Shakespeare Theatre’s summer performances, concerts by the military bands, and performances at the Kennedy Center Hotel options ranging from power palaces to charming inns to welcoming B & Bs Dining, including places the rich and famous feast, great ethnic restaurants, and terrific, affordable delis and bakeries Like every For Dummies travel guide, Washington, D. C. For Dummies, 4th Edition, includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it® Flags to mark your favorite pages If you want practical planning help that gets to the point and gets you to the sights you want to see, this guide will get your vote.

A Walk Across America

A Walk Across America Author Peter Jenkins
ISBN-10 9780060959555
Year 2001-09-18
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his country. "I started out searching for myself and my country," Peter Jenkins writes, "and found both." In this timeless classic, Jenkins describes how disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America. His experiences remain as sharp and telling today as they were twenty-five years ago -- from the timeless secrets of life, learned from a mountain-dwelling hermit, to the stir he caused by staying with a black family in North Carolina, to his hours of intense labor in Southern mills. Many, many miles later, he learned lessons about his country and himself that resonate to this day -- and will inspire a new generation to get out, hit the road and explore.

Cheap Bastard sTM Guide to Washington D C

Cheap Bastard sTM Guide to Washington  D C Author Rob Grader
ISBN-10 9780762761555
Year 2009-11-24
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

Living big—for less—in America's capital Living big in America's capital takes just the sort of big bucks that fewer and fewer folks have at their disposal these days, right? Think again. Washington, D.C., is full of free and ridiculously cheap stuff—one just needs to know where to look. Leave it to “The Cheap Bastard” to uncover all the ins and outs and exclusive bargains to be had, and to set forth the real deal with wit and humor. The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Washington, D.C. contains hundreds of ideas for living on the cheap without sacrificing necessities or luxuries. It shows: • How to gain free entrance to plays, films, concerts, and museums • Where to find free classes in anything from yoga to sailing • Where to find half-price meals and free, filling, scrumptious food • How to get a free haircut, color treatment, manicure, or low-cost massage • When and where to find great furnishings in other people's trash With The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Washington, D.C., anyone—from students and recent graduates to frugal businesspeople, not to mention the capital's millions of recession-weary annual visitors—can enjoy the good life . . . for less!

Walking to New Orleans

Walking to New Orleans Author Robert R. N. Ross
ISBN-10 9781630872120
Year 2008-09-22
Pages 602
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers

Two and a half years after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, New Orleans and south Louisiana continue to struggle in an unsettled gumbo of environmental, social, and rebuilding chaos. Citizens await the fruition of four successive recovery and reconstruction planning processes and the realization of essential infrastructure repairs. Repopulation in Orleans Parish has slowed considerably; the parish remains at best two-thirds of its former size; thousands of former residents who wish to return face barriers of many kinds. Heroic efforts at rebuilding have occurred through the efforts of individual neighborhood associations and voluntary associations who have attempted to address serious losses in affordable housing and health care services. Walking to New Orleans traces how a dominant but paradoxical model of the relation between the human and natural worlds in Western culture has informed many environmental and engineering dilemmas and has contributed to the history of social inequities and injustice that anteceded the disasters of the hurricanes and subsequent flooding. It proposes a model for collaborative recovery that links principles of ethics and engineering, in which citizens become active, ongoing participants in the process of the reconstruction and redesign of their unique locus of habitation. Equally important, it gives voice to the citizens and associations who are desperately working to rebuild their homes and lives both in urban New Orleans and in the villages of coastal Louisiana.


Connections Author Joel Swerdlow
ISBN-10 0615537030
Year 2011-09-30
Pages 122
Language en

Power is a concept that we all know is fundamental to our lives. But what is power? How does it influence democratic processes?Power in a democratic context has a different meaning to each of us, but there are certain connections between all these meanings. The primary documents in this book open up to the enquiring mind, letting you find these connections and arrive at your ultimate definition of power.

National Geographic Learning Reader Cultural Anthropology

National Geographic Learning Reader  Cultural Anthropology Author National Geographic Learning
ISBN-10 9781285050263
Year 2012-08-29
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning

Bring your learning to life with compelling images, media and text from National Geographic. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING READER: CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY WITH PAC EBOOK, 1E will help you develop a clearer understanding of the world around you through engaging content. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.