Recreational Areas
Camping Texas: A Comprehensive Guide to More Than 200 Campgrounds, First Edition
Camping Texas
A Comprehensive Guide to More Than 200 Campgrounds, First Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 076274605x

Camping Texas is an indispensable guide to hundreds of public campgrounds in the Lone Star State. From the Texas Gulf Coast to the mountains of West Texas, the camping opportunities in this book accommodate a range of outdoor interests, including fishing, boating, mountain biking, bird watching, and horseback riding. In addition to providing detailed site descriptions and directions, Camping Texas includes useful tips on camping etiquette, camping with children, and enjoying--or avoiding--the state's diverse and abundant wildlife.

Cape Cod National Seashore: The First 50 Years
Cape Cod National Seashore
The First 50 Years
Paperback      ISBN: 0738572845

When Pres. John F. Kennedy established the Cape Cod National Seashore in 1961, it was acclaimed as the "finest victory ever recorded for the cause of conservation in New England."


When erosion and overdevelopment threatened the Cape, the idea of a national seashore took hold, forever protecting this treasured place. The park preserves 44,000 acres of forest, marsh, bog, and ponds, and a 40-mile stretch from Provincetown to Chatham, which Henry David Thoreau called the "Great Beach." Unlike other national parks at the time, the Cape Cod National Seashore was created from a combination of private, town, state, and federal lands. Cape Cod National Seashore: The First 50 Years captures the political drama of the creation of this extraordinary seashore. Images detail an early Native American presence and the romance of whaling, shipwrecks, lighthouses, windmills, and dune shacks.

Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History
Ferris Wheels
An Illustrated History
Paperback      ISBN: 087972532x

Norman Anderson has written a gripping story of one of the engineering marvels of both the nineteenth and the twentieth century, the ferris wheel. The idea of this contraption may be as old as the water wheel, and written descriptions and drawings of pleasure wheels go back at least four centuries. There have been dozens of experiments with design and construction-early portable wheels by Strobel, the Condermans, Sullivan and others; one-of-a-kind wheels like Schnitzler's Asbury Park wheel with a tower and Stubb's water-turned wheel at Electric Park in Waterloo, Iowa; giant wheels in London, Blackpool, Vienna, Paris and recently in Japan.

Great Book of Whodunit Puzzles: Mini-Mysteries for You to Solve
Great Book of Whodunit Puzzles
Mini-Mysteries for You to Solve
Paperback      ISBN: 0806903481

Test your powers of deduction on 43 phony alibis, baffling clues, bits and pieces of evidence. Decipher codes as you match wits with such great detectives as Will Ketchum and Donna DiAnsa, as well as law enforcement officers like Luke Sharp, Hans Zupp and Carla Kopp. For many of the puzzles you'll find extra hints and clues to help you along, if you need them A clever presentation of entertaining puzzles....--Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. 128 pages, 25 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.

The Kid of Coney Island: Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements
The Kid of Coney Island
Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements
Paperback      ISBN: 0195167325

A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the "boy-wonder" of American popular amusements. At the turn of the 20th century, Thompson's entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment mogul who helped to define the popular culture of his day.
In this lively biography, Woody Register tells Thompson's remarkable story and examines the transformation of commerce and entertainment as American society moved into an era of mass marketing and large-scale corporate enterprise. Getting his start as a promoter of carnival shows at world's fairs, Thompson was one of the principal developers of Coney Island, where he created the majestic Luna Park. Register traces Thompson's career as he built the mammoth Hippodrome Theater in Manhattan, where he mounted many productions noted for their spectacular--and spectacularly costly--staging effects. Register shows how Thompson's fantasies appealed to the growing legions of Americans who found themselves in a world that seemed increasingly "businesslike" and profit oriented. He illustrates how Thompson aggressively marketed to adult consumers a world of make-believe and childlike play, carefully crafting his own public image as "the boy who never grew up."
Colorful, well-written, and insightful, The Kid of Coney Island brings to life a kaleidoscopic era in New York history as well as one of its most striking characters.

Moon Acadia National Park
Moon Acadia National Park
Paperback      ISBN: 1631217437
Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure

Breathe in fresh coastal air, hike pine-filled trails, and discover a new kind of natural serenity with Moon Acadia National Park. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible, strategic itineraries for every season, from the best of Acadia in one day to a two-week road trip, designed for day hikers, campers, families, outdoor adventurers, and more
  • The top experiences and unique ideas for exploring Acadia: Island-hop by sea kayak, see the tide surge at Thunder Hole, or embark on a whale-watching excursion. Pedal the park's famed carriage roads, ski fresh powder, or drive the scenic byways and admire the stunning fall foliage. Wiggle your toes in the warmth of Sand Beach, hike the rugged and remote Isle au Haut, or climb to the summit of Cadillac Mountain. Peruse the galleries in downtown Bar Harbor, take a dip in Echo Lake, and watch the sunset over a feast of freshly caught lobster
  • Practical tips for hiking, cycling, kayaking, wildlife spotting, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information
  • Detailed hike descriptions with mileage, elevation gains, difficulty ratings, and trailhead directions
  • Local insight from born-and-bred Mainer Hilary Nangle
  • Honest advice on when to go and where to stay inside and outside the park, from forested campgrounds to historic inns
  • Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations, plus strategies for getting to Acadia National Park
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Coverage of gateway towns, including Bay Harbor, Northeast and Seal Harbors, the Southwest Harbor, Tremont, and islands near Mount Desert
  • Recommendations for families, seniors, visitors with disabilities, and traveling by RV
  • Thorough background on Acadia's wildlife, terrain, culture, and history
With Moon Acadia National Park's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience Acadia your way.

Exploring the rest of Maine? Try Moon Maine or Moon Coastal Maine. Hitting the road? Check out Moon New England Road Trip.

For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks.
Moon Glacier National Park
Moon Glacier National Park
Paperback      ISBN: 1640493549
Through lush green parkland and to the top of jagged summits, forge your own path with Moon Glacier National Park.
  • Flexible Itineraries: Unique and adventure-packed ideas for day trips, a week on the road, families with kids, wildlife enthusiasts, and more
  • The Best Hikes in Glacier: Individual trail maps, mileage and elevation gains, and backpacking options
  • Experience the Outdoors: Find ideas for kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, skiing, and more. Trek through fields of alpine wildflowers and walk beneath waterfalls. Go whitewater rafting, cast a line into the Flathead River for wild trout, or hop on a guided horseback ride. Drive or bike the Going-to-Sun Road, take in views of snowy peaks and glaciers, and spot wild moose or grizzlies roaming the mountainside. Spend a night in a historic lakeside lodge, or set up camp under the stars
  • How to Get There: Up-to-date information on gateway towns, park entrances, park fees, and tours
  • Where to Stay: Campgrounds, resorts, and more both inside and outside the park
  • Planning Tips: When to go, what to pack, safety information, and how to avoid the crowds, with full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Expertise and Know-How: Explore Glacier with former park guide and local Becky Lomax
Experience the best of Glacier National Park with Moon.

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Outdoor Recreation Policy: Pleasure and Preservation
Outdoor Recreation Policy
Pleasure and Preservation
Hardcover      ISBN: 031327522x

This edited anthology, another fine work from Greenwood Press, should be of acute interest to those responsible for managing or studying outdoor recreation in the US. Unlike most works on this subject, which are written by those active in the field, the contributors to this book are largely political scientists. Their perspectives about policy relevant to the recreational use of public lands are new and make a significant contribution. . . . The 19 contributors examine important topics such as planning for recreational uses of natural resources, citizen participation in outdoor recreation policy making, the measurement of service provision and data needs, bureaucratic value structures, and economic/financial concerns. . . . A must for any collection addressing natural resources management. Choice

This book includes chapters by some of the leading analysts in outdoor recreation research. Experts in the fields of natural resource management, geography, economics, political science, forestry, and leisure sociology address current issues in outdoor recreation policy. The underlying themes of all chapters are the preservation/use dilemma inherent in outdoor recreation policy and the management of natural resources. Extremely comprehensive and current, the volume focuses on the economic, social, attitudinal, and demographic considerations pertinent in today's outdoor recreation policy formulation.

The first section of the book defines the dimensions of the preservation/use dilemma as well as key concepts in outdoor recreation research. The next two sections focus upon the measurement of the benefits of recreational resources and the financing of maintenance and management of natural resource areas. Another section includes chapters on the assessment of public preferences and the outdoor recreation demands/needs of various constituencies. The fifth section of the book includes chapters which focus upon federal agencies' approaches to the implementation of recreation resource policies. The final section includes chapters which describe management techniques that may be utilized in attempting to balance the demands of preservation and use. Accessible to a wide audience, the book makes valuable reading for policymakers, administrators, and scholars in the areas of recreation and natural resources.