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    1. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2007
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    2. National Geographic Guide to the
    $14.95
    3. US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76
    $16.47
    4. The Last Season
    $15.61
    5. Over the Edge: Death in Grand
    $31.50
    6. Our National Parks
    $12.97
    7. SAS Survival Handbook: How to
    $10.17
    8. Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who
    $12.21
    9. Fodor's Walt Disney World® with
    $11.53
    10. 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping
    $10.17
    11. Chiwalking: The Five Mindful Steps
    $9.95
    12. The Imagineering Field Guide to
    $11.01
    13. Mountaineering First Aid: A Guide
    $10.85
    14. Maui Trailblazer: Where to Hike,
    $29.70
    15. Central Park, An American Masterpiece:
    $10.85
    16. Camping with the Corps of Engineers
    $19.77
    17. Reel Baseball: Baseball's Golden
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    18. Be Expert with Map and Compass
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    19. Classic Hikes of the World: 23
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    20. Frommer's Best RV and Tent Campgrounds

    1. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2007 (Birnbaum's Walt Disney World)
    by Disney Editions
    Paperback (01 October, 2006)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $11.53
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    Isbn: 1423100514
    Sales Rank: 646
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST FOR DISNEY VACATIONERS
    Birmbaums is the most comprehensive disney guide there is. Its a fun way to plan your trip. Though not as detailed as some its a very lively look at all that is disney. A great book to get you excited about your trip to the happiest place on earth.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Official Book of Disney World
    My husband, son, and I just got back from Disney World a few weeks ago. We planned the trip in just a month's time, and WDW guides were very helpful!
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    Subjects:  1. Children's 4-8 - Travel - General    2. Parks & Campgrounds    3. Special Interest - Family    4. Travel    5. Travel - United States    6. Travel Guides - U.S.    7. United States - General    8. United States - South Atlantic - Florida    9. Juvenile Nonfiction / Travel    10. Travel & holiday guides    11. USA   


    2. National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States, 5th Ed. (National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States)
    by National Geographic
    Paperback (21 February, 2006)
    list price: $25.00 -- our price: $16.50
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    Isbn: 0792253221
    Sales Rank: 3951
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Awesome!
    This is the best book I have ever seen on the National Parks. The photography alone is worth the price. It gives very comprehensive advice on each park, and you can tell by the way it is written that these people have actually been to, and spent time, in each park. I love the way it breaks down each park into suggested amounts of time so that you can better plan your trip. There are maps for each park, and in the maps is my only complaint. Most of the maps cover more than one page and because there is very little page border down the center, it can make it difficult to see the center of the maps. Other than that, it truly is an awesome book, whether you actually get to travel to the parks or not.

    5-0 out of 5 stars National Parks Guide does its job.
    If you are visiting National Parks and want a useful guide to help plan your day(s) this book should be on your list.It goes beyond the quick synopsis you get in AAA guides and describes worthwhile stops and hikes at all the National Parks in the U.S.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A handy reference to supplement (or start) Web research
    I just bought the 2006 version of this useful resource to replace my trusty 1989 (!!) original. The new one includes up-to-date content (e.g., Joshua Tree is now a National Park, no longer a National Monument tucked away in the "Excursions" section) but I have two major gripes:
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    Subjects:  1. Guidebooks    2. National parks and reserves    3. North America    4. Parks    5. Parks & Campgrounds    6. Travel    7. Travel - United States    8. Travel Guides - U.S.    9. United States    10. United States - General    11. Travel & holiday guides    12. Travel / North America    13. USA   


    3. US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76
    by Apple Pie Publishers
    Paperback (01 January, 1992)
    list price: $14.95 -- our price: $14.95
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    Isbn: 0967512395
    Sales Rank: 7639
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Old, presented as New!
    I'm not sure why the publish date is listed as Jan. 1, 1992.The cover clearly shows the publish date as October, 1970.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Um, You Don't Have To Pay For This.
    This, like many other military manuals, is available online.Just type the FM number into your search box and a list of links to it will magically appear.

    1-0 out of 5 stars A true disappointment.
    This book is very disappointing. Poorly written and with weak descriptions leaves the inexperienced outdoorsmen with a false sense of security. Just because there happens to be a section on a particular skill does not translate into the ability of the reader to follow the lousy instructions to complete said skill. If anyone wants to learn survival skills they would be well suited to take a course and view first-hand the execution of the skills by an experienced practitioner of them. Purchase another book and let this one pass. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. General    2. Handbooks, manuals, etc    3. Military    4. Reference    5. Sports & Recreation / Outdoor Skills    6. Survival skills    7. Dept. of the Army    8. FM manual 21-76    9. Outdoor Skills    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Survival    12. Survival after airplane accide    13. United States    14. Wilderness survival   


    4. The Last Season
    by HarperCollins
    Hardcover (04 April, 2006)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $16.47
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    Isbn: 0060583002
    Sales Rank: 2447
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is a terrific insight into the Sierra and to the Park Service Rangers
    I loved the book. I spent 20 years backpacking in this same area every summer in the same time span and loved the insights and details of the author regarding the environment. Wallace Stegner gave advice (detailed in the book) to Randy about how difficult it is to write in general about nature. Eric Blehm successfully overcomes this difficulty. I felt back in the mountains and reliving my experiences due to his details. Thank you Eric. The dedication and professionalism of the park rangers in the search is a tribute to these men and women. Thank you to them also.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Who, or what killed Randy Morgenson
    Eric Blehm's book "The Last Season is the biography of a Sierra Nevada National Park Ranger, Randy Morgenson. Despite decades of experience and an intimate knowledge of the terrain in which Morgenson patrols, he goes missing. Blehm captures the search and rescue operation that spans over years and in the process details Morgenson's life history.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A stunning book abouthuman nature and the natural world
    I will admit that I usually do not do things like review books. This book though has been one of the most enduring books that I have ever read. In a most tragic way it shows one mans bond with the natural world that few if any will ever match. Then it goes on to show the nature of those closest to him, and the profound impact he left on their lives both in life and in death. Reading this book has totally changed my outlook on the natural world. Thank You Eric Blehm for delivering the "Gospel" of Randy Morgenson to me. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 1942-    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. General    7. Morgenson, James Randall,    8. Mountains    9. Outdoor Skills    10. Park rangers    11. Parks    12. Sequoia National Park (Calif.)    13. Sports - General    14. United States    15. Nature / General   


    5. Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon
    by Puma Pr
    Paperback (25 May, 2001)
    list price: $22.95 -- our price: $15.61
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    Isbn: 097009731X
    Sales Rank: 14813
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and life saving
    Couldn't put this book down!Instructive and illuminating!Tales and advice can apply to any hiking and biking trips that our family takes in the future.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Mostly good
    I was afraid that this book would be a boring, thorough, and complete list of Grand Canyon deaths.It isn't -- except for Chapter 4.With that exception, this book is a complete page-turner, well-written and informative.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon
    It is a most interesting and informative book.It should be read by anyone who has or wants to hike the Grand Canyon.It relates individual stories of people that have died in the Canyon and what they did wrong that caused or contributed to their death.It weaves many of these stories together to create an excellent book that was hard to put down.
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    Subjects:  1. Accidents    2. Anecdotes    3. Arizona    4. Grand Canyon    5. Grand Canyon (Ariz.)    6. History    7. Social Science / Death & Dying    8. Travel    9. Travel / Parks & Campgrounds    10. Violent deaths    11. Death    12. Death & Dying    13. Parks & Campgrounds    14. Social Science    15. United States - State & Local   


    6. Our National Parks
    by Graphic Arts Books
    Hardcover (30 October, 2005)
    list price: $50.00 -- our price: $31.50
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    Isbn: 1558689184
    Sales Rank: 76635
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Master of landscape photography
    Another stunning book of American Landscape!!
    5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful photos
    After seeing these photos, I'm further inspired to visit all the national parks!
    5-0 out of 5 stars First class tribute to our parks
    What a beautiful book! Covering all of our nation's National Parks, David Muench's photography is incredible. From the Great Sand Dunes to Canyonlands, from Carlsbad to Glacier, he's captured our nation's most beautiful land. Great quality book--I immediately wanted to hike up a mountain. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. National parks and reserves    2. Nature Photography    3. Parks & Campgrounds    4. Photo Essays    5. Photoessays & Documentaries    6. Photography    7. Pictorial works    8. Pictorials    9. Subjects & Themes - Landscapes    10. Travel - United States    11. United States    12. United States - General    13. Photographs: collections    14. USA    15. Zoos & wildlife parks   


    7. SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea
    by Collins
    Paperback (02 March, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0060578793
    Sales Rank: 1359
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great, general survival text
    This book does a great job of covering a variety of survival topics and techniques without seeming disorganized. Sections are divided well, and wording is direct and uncomplicated. This is a good book for serious outdoorsmen in addition to those just looking to brush up their knowledge "just in case".

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great info and a fun read
    My 7 year old son loves the idea of being a survival expert. Most of his "survival" involves spending the afternoon in the year eating sandwiches in his tent.I purchased the "SAS Survival Handbook" as a something fun to read with him.
    5-0 out of 5 stars GOOOD
    If you want just one book of survival, than this is your best shot. Just by it and than you'll see... ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Camping    2. Handbooks & Manuals    3. Handbooks, manuals, etc    4. Outdoor Skills    5. Outdoor Survival Techniques    6. Reference - General    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Survival skills    10. Wilderness survival    11. Sports & Recreation / Camping   


    8. Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
    by W. W. Norton & Company
    Paperback (30 October, 2004)
    list price: $14.95 -- our price: $10.17
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    Isbn: 0393326152
    Sales Rank: 3144
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Hike on!
    As a somewhat outdoor type (ski regularly, backcountry camp about once a year) I found this to be a pretty fascinating look at survival that comes at it from many different perspectives.It is not a survival guide per se.It is not an in-depth account of the survival stories that it tells (most of these stories can be found more detailed in more exhaustive accounts like "Touching The Void".)What this book is (as the cover indicates) is a look at that profound question of why some survive and others don't and what drives us to risk our lives for thrills.Like the systems he describes, even this question has many factors.There is no one way to survive, or one factor that makes somebody a survivor.All too often, the greatest "survivor", doesn't.And realizing and accepting that fact seems to be a big part in giving the best effort to beat the odds.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Compelling journalistic account about the moxie of survivor-adventurers
    Elements of "Deep Survival" were quite memorable, especially the story of the ill-fated sailing venture where one incredible woman managed to survive unbelievably difficult circumstances.The work did remind me "The Perfect Storm" at that point.However, I agree with another review that the lengthy summary of Joe Simpson's ordeal on the West Face of Suila Grande WAS lackluster in comparison with the actual narrative in "Touching the Void.As a long-time climber, I found Gonzales' account of the tragedy on Mt. Hood realistic and compelling. Those of us who have survived mountain accidents can certainly identify with the stories related by the survivors of the fall down the ice field and with Gonzales' handling of that horrible event.My hands started sweating as I recalled some of my more harrowing adventures in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada.He's clearly a journalist/adventurer a la Jon Krakauer, not a scientist, so anyone reading the book should read the technical passages about neuroscience, etc. in that context.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Enjoy but beware of the wilderness.
    Wilderness is so-called because it instills an element of fear and awe to those who live by the predictable rhythms of urban and suburban life (of course, there is also such a thing as urban wilderness; same rules as spelled out in this book may also apply).Wilderness is there to appreciate by those who should also be cognizant of its risks and any unforeseen circumstances.
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    Subjects:  1. Essays    2. Outdoor Skills    3. Special Interest - Adventure    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Social, group or collective psychology   


    9. Fodor's Walt Disney World® with Kids 2007 (Special-Interest Titles)
    by Fodor's
    Paperback (01 August, 2006)
    list price: $17.95 -- our price: $12.21
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    Isbn: 1400016940
    Sales Rank: 3590
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply The Best
    If you are going to Disney with your kids, this is, hands down, the best guide out there.

    5-0 out of 5 stars my kids (and grandkids) like action
    My kids & I used to make a yearly pilgrimmage to WDW in Orlando and now my gradnkids want to do the same. So off I go again. But I wouldn't leave the house (or the car) unles I had Wiley's great guide book in my bag. Everything we need to know is there and the yearly updates make this an imperative take-along travel choice.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide
    This is one of the best travel guides that I have used! I took my kids to Disney and this book helped me avoid the long lines (that we all know about!), know where to eat and helped me find a good hotel where my kids could be kids. This is a must if you plan on going to Disney! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Family recreation    2. Florida    3. Guidebooks    4. Museums, Tours, Points of Interest    5. Orlando Region    6. Orlando Region (Fla.)    7. Parks & Campgrounds    8. Special Interest - Family    9. Travel    10. Travel - United States    11. Travel Guides - U.S.    12. United States - South - South Atlantic (General)    13. United States - South Atlantic - Florida    14. Walt Disney World (Fla.)    15. Travel & holiday guides    16. Travel / United States / South / South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)   


    10. 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive
    by Gibbs Smith, Publisher
    Paperback (23 June, 2003)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $11.53
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    Isbn: 1586852345
    Sales Rank: 11250
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A great guide to getting out of a survival situation.
    Unless something is wrong with you, your goal when thrust into a survival situation is to get out of it as fast as you can. That is the premise of this book. You won't find detailed instructions on building and using a fire bow. You won't find recomendations on the biggest, baddest knife. The one used in the book has about a 4 inch blade and retails for less than $20. You will find practicle suggestions for fire. You will also find suggestions on assembling a survival kit that's thorough but not enormous. There is scientific discussion on the human body's reaction to the environment. All of this is presented in a humorous style. The book focuses on preparation for a survival situation and how to get out of it. Not learning flint knapping, snare building, dead falls, etc. I found the book informative and easy to read. Those offended by the few cartoon characters should get a life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 98.6 Rates a 100%
    Down to earth, straight forward, factual, No BS here.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Much better titles out there
    Besides the dedication to "all Beings of Light," living "within a conscious understanding of our true Selves" and his gratitude for "all the Ascended and Cosmic Ones, to all the Archangels, Archeia, and angels, elementals, and Elohim"... and his characters "Elvis Parsley, Willy Nilly" and others, by the time you weed through all his flakey or cutesie fluff content, the meat on the bone is practical and useful, but lost.By three chapters in, I truly felt like I had wasted my time.
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    Subjects:  1. Handbooks, manuals, etc    2. Outdoor Skills    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Wilderness survival    6. Health & Fitness / Health Care Issues    7. Sports & Outdoor Recreation    8. TRAVEL & HOLIDAY   


    11. Chiwalking: The Five Mindful Steps for Lifelong Health and Energy
    by Fireside
    Paperback (21 March, 2006)
    list price: $14.95 -- our price: $10.17
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    Isbn: 0743267206
    Sales Rank: 5768
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Yes, A Useful Walking Technique
    While ChiRunning was the first running technique book I'd ever read, ChiWalking is definitely the first walking book I've ever set eyes on. With something that we do almost unconsciously, it's kind of silly to think that we'd need an instructional on how to put one foot in front of the other, right?
    4-0 out of 5 stars If you love to walk, don't pass this book by!
    ****
    5-0 out of 5 stars inspirational
    I have only read the first few chapters, but I can already tell my life will be improved when I take actions described. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Exercise    2. Healing - Energy (Chi Kung, Reiki, Polarity)    3. Health aspects    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Tai chi    7. Training    8. Walking    9. Sports & Recreation / Walking   


    12. The Imagineering Field Guide to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
    by Disney Editions
    Paperback (01 September, 2005)
    list price: $9.95 -- our price: $9.95
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    Isbn: 0786855533
    Sales Rank: 23118
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Disney fans who want to know more
    This book was great!It explains the reasoning behind why and how all the current attractions were constructed.I would have liked to see a little more on the past and the potential for future attractions, but it was good.It is really interesting to see why this ride was built just like it was and how the idea formed into what it is.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Mouse is Best.
    A great behind the scenes look at the Best Place on Earth.For those who want to pick the brains of the Imagineers to hear their versions of what we see at the Magic Kingdom. I really appreciated this book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Magic of the Magic Kingdom
    It's kind of funny to have a field guide to Disneyland, but it really does answer a lot of the questions that you have walking around.It's a good size for carrying with you which is why it's a filed guide, I guess.I just read it home.That works well too.It's an interesting book. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Amusement parks    2. Buildings    3. Design    4. History    5. Parks & Campgrounds    6. Special Interest - Family    7. Travel    8. Travel - United States    9. United States    10. Walt Disney Company    11. Walt Disney World (Fla.)    12. Juvenile Fiction / General   


    13. Mountaineering First Aid: A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care (Mountaineering First Aid)
    by Mountaineers Books
    Paperback (July, 2004)
    list price: $12.95 -- our price: $11.01
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    Isbn: 0898868785
    Sales Rank: 201521
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Safety above all else
    Although this book may not cover EVERY detail about back country survival, it definitely gives some good pointers whether a person is in a large group or a small one.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Allied Health Services - Emergency Medical Services    2. First Aid    3. First aid in illness and injur    4. First aid in illness and injury    5. Mountaineering injuries    6. Outdoor Skills    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation   


    14. Maui Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Paddle, Surf, Drive (Hawaiian Hiking Guides)
    by Diamond Valley Company
    Paperback (15 January, 2006)
    list price: $15.95 -- our price: $10.85
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    Isbn: 0967007240
    Sales Rank: 10144
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Maui - the adventure guide
    I definitely recommend this guide for anyone visiting for the first time, especially for those who want to do as much as they can and don't have very long to do it. They've produced an honest, informative book which greatly enhanced our experience.If you're looking for a planning guide, buy this one first.The "Best Of" callouts on pages 17 through 20 were so handy; start there first.

    5-0 out of 5 stars owning the series
    They fit our comfort zone and after two trips to Maui we still haven't exhausted all the hiking possibilities.The fact that they're heavy on sports and leave out the hype is what makes them click for us.They haven't left out family outings and provide a complete rundown of where it's safe to swim and snorkel.For beach days, we still find Maui our #1 choice and for stand alone guidebooks, the Maui Trailblazer fills the bill.
    5-0 out of 5 stars the good life
    We've found a good guidebook is worth its weight in gold and the Maui Trailblazer by the Sprouts got a thorough testing as we explored the island -- sublime listing after listing.Mandatory for preplanning.We reserved our Haleakala primitive cabin weeks ahead.For getting around in the jungleworld and waterworld, it bulges with all the good stuff. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Hiking    2. Sports & Recreation / Hiking    3. Travel    4. Travel - United States    5. Travel Guides - U.S.    6. United States - Pacific - Hawaii    7. United States - West - Pacific (General)    8. Water Sports    9. Maui    10. Maui (Hawaii)    11. Outdoor recreation    12. Sports & Recreation    13. Surfing   


    15. Central Park, An American Masterpiece: A Comprehensive History of the Nation's First Urban Park
    by Harry N. Abrams
    Hardcover (01 April, 2003)
    list price: $45.00 -- our price: $29.70
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    Isbn: 0810939460
    Sales Rank: 66976
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book for a very much loved park
    Did you know that the elm lined mall leading to the Bethesda fountain and the view of the ramble are actually based on the layout of a church? Or that all of the lakes in Central Park are manmade. This and many other very interesting facts are interspersed with lovingly taken photographs of the park which were taken by the author of the book as well. Miller starts decribing how the park came to be and the leading ideas and ideals that lead to its creation by Olmsted and Vaux. She proceeds to describe systematically the various sections of the park providing historical information as well. She delves into the some of the controversies and compromises that Olmsted and Vaux encountered in the creation of one of the finest examples of 19th Century art but it is not a comprehensive history of the park. There is a 2 page map of the park at the of the book with a legend identifying each of the features discussed in the book. If you are first time visitor to the city wishing to explore the park in detail or a life long New Yorker this book will delight and surprise you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Definitive Review of the Finest Work of Art in NYC
    As an avid fan of Central Park who has been exploring it and studying the books on it for decades, I was amazed at what there was still to learn about it from Miller's book. For example,other historians allude to a connection between Central Park's design and the Hudson River School of landscape art: Miller provides actual sources of the designer's inspiration and shows the results explicitly in the photos. And all in a way that is not at all "bookish" but instead makes you want to go right in and see for yourself the scenes she shows so well in the book's illustrations. The beautiful photos and fascinating stories and the well chosen historical prints all work together in such a compelling and entertaining way that one might never realize one is being educated by a superb textbook in the field of art.
    5-0 out of 5 stars New York's Oasis
    Central Park is breath taking and this book does a fine job of giving the reader a feel for what makes this 850 acre masterpiece so special.The book is quite thorough and does an commendable job of disecting various sections of the park.The color photos are vivid and well thought out and the text is highly informative.The author has a real love for the park and it comes out in her writing.If you have never visited Central Park or have visited and fell in love with it like so many others, you will love this book.This oasis really is the heart of New York City and to understand New York you have to understand the parks historyand its vast importantance to the city.Central Parks importance to New York and New Yorkers cannot be overstated, I can't imagine the city without it. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Central Park (New York, N.Y.)    2. Description and travel    3. Gardening    4. Gardening/Plants    5. History    6. Landscape    7. New York (N.Y.)    8. Parks & Campgrounds    9. Pictorial works    10. Travel - United States    11. United States - Mid Atlantic - New York City    12. Architecture / Landscape    13. City & town planning - architectural aspects    14. Local history    15. New York   


    16. Camping with the Corps of Engineers
    by Cottage Publications (IN)
    Paperback (01 May, 2005)
    list price: $15.95 -- our price: $10.85
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    Isbn: 093787745X
    Sales Rank: 31327
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Camping with the Army Corps of Engineers
    A unique feature of this small book is its tight list of Army Corps of Engineer Campsites that are not found in many other directories or guidebooks.This guide will tell you if the campsite is located near a big city like Atlanta or in a rural area. Organized by state, maps of your destination area are a helpful adjunct. As the name implies, most facilities are located near a body of water. Some tend to be more family oriented, others are described as hideaways--peaceful locations where you can commune with nature. The book provides good directions from major highways and clear information about the campsites. (Most list amenities, such as electric, water and dump stations.) This is a useful tool to have with you on any trip. Coming upon one of these sites can be a wonderful diversion. D. Brandley

    4-0 out of 5 stars Camping resourse
    As a retired Corps of Engineer officer and a new RVer, I found this book interesting and helpful in planning for trips.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for RVers
    This book is a "must have" for RVers and campers. I can't think of any other source that has all this information in one place, and easy to find. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Camping    2. Parks & Campgrounds    3. Reference    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Travel - General    7. United States - General   


    17. Reel Baseball: Baseball's Golden Era, The Way America Witnessed It--In The Movie Newsreels
    by Doubleday
    Hardcover (17 October, 2006)
    list price: $29.95 -- our price: $19.77
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    Isbn: 0385518862
    Sales Rank: 12580
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    Subjects:  1. Baseball    2. Baseball - History    3. Outdoor Skills    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Sports Broadcasting    7. Sports & Recreation / Outdoor Skills   


    18. Be Expert with Map and Compass
    by Wiley
    Paperback (10 June, 1994)
    list price: $18.95 -- our price: $12.89
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    Isbn: 0020292651
    Sales Rank: 24222
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent instruction and easy to read
    This book provides excellent instruction on land navigation.Even if you know nothing of how to use a compass or map when you begin reading, you'll have a good working knowledge by the time you're through with the book.It is well written, easy to understand and even includes a fold-out topographic map in the back (actually, about a third of a topographic map, but it gets the job done).The map allows you to work the exercises found in the book (which are quite helpful).The book was written some time ago and Hjellstrom does focus on the sport of orienteering, but as the entire point of that activity is navigation using a map and compass, I don't see this as a negative.As others have pointed-out he does not cover newer topics such as GPS or altimeters, but if you're buying it to learn to use a map and compass, that really isn't an issue either.This is a well written book that provides solid instruction and is certainly worth the purchase price.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Read
    This is a must read for teens or adults wishing to learn how to read and use maps and compass.From hiking in the nations parks to your local wooded areas, learning what is in this book will make sure you are NEVER lost!

    4-0 out of 5 stars A good primer
    If you want to get the basics in an easy to read format, this is for you. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Compass    2. Handbooks, manuals, etc    3. Hiking    4. Maps    5. Orienteering    6. Outdoor Life    7. Outdoor Skills    8. Sports    9. Sports & Recreation    10. Walking    11. Crafts & Hobbies / General    12. Maps, charts & atlases    13. Walking, hiking, trekking   


    19. Classic Hikes of the World: 23 Breathtaking Treks
    by W. W. Norton & Company
    Hardcover (07 February, 2005)
    list price: $39.95 -- our price: $26.37
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    Isbn: 0393057968
    Sales Rank: 46376
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars motivation for a boomer to move
    If I do one of these glorious hikes each year I'll be .....78???? when I get done...guess I better start with the hard ones. Definitely a motivator to get out and see this wonderful world we live in. All the info and great pics make it easy to do so.

    5-0 out of 5 stars bestof the best hikes
    A great book to get you really motivated to go off and adventure.I gave it to my neighbor and have not seen it for a month.That says it all because they have been to lots of great places and they were mildly interested in it when I offered it to them.Worth every penny.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book !
    I will skip the debate about which hikes are the world's greatest, and greatly admire this book as a current, concise and nicely illustrated presentation.Potterfield lays it out as clearly as a trail guide and attractively as a travel agent.But most of all, these are all hikes he has made. Very professional and personal.
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    Subjects:  1. General    2. Guidebooks    3. Hiking    4. Special Interest - Adventure    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Active outdoor pursuits    8. Travel & holiday guides   


    20. Frommer's Best RV and Tent Campgrounds in the U.S.A.
    by Frommers
    Paperback (30 April, 2004)
    list price: $22.99 -- our price: $15.63
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    Isbn: 0764559699
    Sales Rank: 25566
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Army Corps Of Engineers camp ground Modoc, SC
    Just returned to Florida from three days at Modoc,SC Strom Thurman Lake and Dam. The Campground was everything the guide said it was. We were more than pleased and no complaints. We look forward to utilizing the guide again and hopefully soon...

    4-0 out of 5 stars Happy Rving
    its a nice book it will help find our camp sites
    5-0 out of 5 stars Gold mine
    This book really is awesome. Sure it doesn't list every campground out there, but the book is already the size of a major city's phone book, so it lists the best ones. I love the rating system because it gives each campground separate 1-5 star ratings whether camping with a tent or in an RV. Extraordinary detail and excellent tips, but so far I haven't seen any altitudes given, which would have been useful.
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    Subjects:  1. Automobile travel    2. Camp sites, facilities, etc.    3. Camping    4. Guidebooks    5. Parks & Campgrounds    6. Recreational vehicle living    7. Travel    8. Travel - General    9. Travel Guides - U.S.    10. United States    11. United States - General    12. TRAVEL & HOLIDAY    13. Travel / Parks & Campgrounds    14. USA   


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