America's Great National Forests, Wildernesses, and Grasslands

White River, Angeles, Gifford Pinchot, Tongass, Superior, Mt. Hood, Bitterroot, Wasatch-Cache, Francis Marion, Monongahela, El Yunque, White Mountain and Gila
Author: Char Miller
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847849154
Page: 256
View: 5583
The outdoor enthusiast’s dream bucket list is embodied in this illustrated celebration of our greatest national forests, from Alaska to Florida. For more than a century, America’s national forests have proved an environmental gift and cultural treasure, our spectacular backyard. Under the management of the U.S. Forest Service, this system of public lands encompasses 193 million acres of mountains, prairies, rivers, and canyons—much of it undiscovered, but accessible for hiking, kayaking, fishing, and winter sports.Officially published with the U.S. Forest Service, this book features the thirty most notable national forests—while also celebrating more than one hundred different national forests in forty-four states—from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the Olympics of Washington. Unlike the national parks, Americans can use these lands for all manner of recreation, truly earning these tremendous resources the moniker of "America’s backyard." This book is a treasure for all readers who use and cherish these lands.

    • Religion

On the Anvil

Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496415302
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 3500
We are all somewhere in the Blacksmith's shop. We are either on the scrap pile, in the Master's hands on the anvil, or in the tool chest. (Some of us have been in all three.) In this collection of writings, best-selling author Max Lucado takes us on a tour of the “shop.” We'll examine all tools and look in all corners, from the shelves to the workbench, from the water to the fire. And for you who make the journey—who leave the heap and enter the fire, dare to be pounded on God's anvil, and doggedly seek to discover your own purpose—take courage, for you await the privilege of being called “God's chosen instruments.” This new edition includes discussion questions and a new foreword from the author.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Rare Bird

A Memoir of Loss and Love
Author: Anna Whiston-Donaldson
Publisher: Convergent Books
ISBN: 1601425201
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 1397
The author shares the story of the loss of her twelve-year-old son to a flash flood, and how she and her family made their way through profound grief toward peace with the help of the presence of God.

    • Business & Economics

Invest to Win: Earn & Keep Profits in Bull & Bear Markets with the GainsMaster Approach

Author: Toni Turner,Gordon Scott
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071798382
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 3043
Offers advice on managing investments in both uptrending and downtrending markets, revealing how to evaluate company financial reports, recognize signals that foretell shifts in the market, and exit investments at the right time.

    • Forest rangers

Uncle Sam's Cabins

A Visitor's Guide to Historic U.S. Forest Service Ranger Stations of the West
Author: Les Joslin
Publisher: Wilderness Associates
ISBN: 9780964716711
Category: Forest rangers
Page: 253
View: 7622

    • Science

Forest Landscape Restoration

Integrating Natural and Social Sciences
Author: John Stanturf,David Lamb,Palle Madsen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400753268
Category: Science
Page: 330
View: 9111
Restoration ecology, as a scientific discipline, developed from practitioners’ efforts to restore degraded land, with interest also coming from applied ecologists attracted by the potential for restoration projects to apply and/or test developing theories on ecosystem development. Since then, forest landscape restoration (FLR) has emerged as a practical approach to forest restoration particularly in developing countries, where an approach which is both large-scale and focuses on meeting human needs is required. Yet despite increased investigation into both the biological and social aspects of FLR, there has so far been little success in systematically integrating these two complementary strands. Bringing experts in landscape studies, natural resource management and forest restoration, together with those experienced in conflict management, environmental economics and urban studies, this book bridges that gap to define the nature and potential of FLR as a truly multidisciplinary approach to a global environmental problem. The book will provide a valuable reference to graduate students and researchers interested in ecological restoration, forest ecology and management, as well as to professionals in environmental restoration, natural resource management, conservation, and environmental policy.

    • History

American Indians and National Forests

Author: Theodore Catton
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816531994
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 9040
"This book tells the story of how tribal nations and the U.S. Forest Service dealt with wholesale changes in forest ownership and forest use, changes that alternately alienated Indians from foresters or brought them together in cooperative endeavors"--Provided by publisher.

    • Science

This Land

A Guide to Eastern National Forests
Author: Robert H. Mohlenbrock
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 052093055X
Category: Science
Page: 422
View: 4451
Part armchair travelogue, part guide book, this projected three-volume series—divided into the western, central, and eastern United States—will introduce readers to all 155 national forests across the country. This Land is the only comprehensive field guide that describes the natural features, wildernesses, scenic drives, campgrounds, and hiking trails of our national forests, many of which—while little known and sparsely visited—boast features as spectacular as those found in our national parks and monuments. Each entry includes logistical information about size and location, facilities, attractions, and associated wilderness areas. For about half of the forests, Robert H. Mohlenbrock has provided sidebars on the biological or geological highlights, drawn from the "This Land" column that he has written for Natural History magazine since 1984. Superbly illustrated with color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this book is loaded with information, clearly written, and easy to use. This volume covers national forests in: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

    • Biography & Autobiography

Common People

In Pursuit of My Ancestors
Author: Alison Light
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022633094X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 2708
"First published in 2014 by the Penguin Group"--Title page verso.

    • Nature

Forest Health

An Integrated Perspective
Author: John D. Castello,Stephen A. Teale
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139500481
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
View: 2448
Forest Health: An Integrated Perspective is the first book to define an ecologically rational, conceptual framework that unifies and integrates the many sub-disciplines that comprise the science of forest health and protection. This new global approach applies to boreal, temperate, tropical, natural, managed, even-aged, uneven-aged and urban forests, as well as plantations. Readers of the text can use real datasets to assess the sustainability of four forests around the world. Datasets for the case studies are at, and the text provides stepwise instructions for performing the calculations in Microsoft Excel. Readers can follow along as the editors perform the same calculations and interpret the results. Elevating forest health from a fuzzy concept to an ecologically sound paradigm, this is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals interested in forest health, protection, entomology, pathology and ecology.

Other Acreage

Author: Becca J R Lachman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692323243
Page: 78
View: 9083
Becca J.R. Lachman lives with her husband Michael in SE Ohio, where she's spent the last ten years teaching, tutoring, and writing for Ohio University. Also a musician, Becca's original choral works are available through Heritage Press. Other books by Becca include The Apple Speaks (Cascadia Publishing House) and A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford (editor, Woodley Press). Her poems and essays have most recently appeared in So to Speak, Image, Brevity, and the anthology Mothering Mennonite from Demeter Press. She wishes to thank Vermont Studio Center, the Colrain poetry manuscript conference, the Ohio Arts Council, Mennonite Arts Weekend, the Gold Wake family, and her classmates and mentors at the Bennington Writing Seminars for supporting this collection in various shiny ways. To find out more about Becca and her work, visit http: //

    • Nature

The beginning of the National Forest System

Author: Harold K. Steen,United States. Forest Service. History Unit,United States. Forest Service
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 37
View: 2802

    • Forest management

American Forests

A History of Resiliency and Recovery
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780890300480
Category: Forest management
Page: 59
View: 1815

    • Biography & Autobiography

Seasons of Hope

Memoirs of Ontario’s First Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor
Author: James Bartleman
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459733088
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 3599
James Bartleman looks back over a life that has brought him from an impoverished Native childhood to serving as an ambassador, and as lieutenant governor of Ontario. From a global career, through bottomless depression, to his crowning achievements promoting Native education in Canada, Bartleman tells his incredible story in his own words.

    • Poetry

Frost of Spring Green

A Collection of Poetry
Author: Karen Jean Matsko Hood
Publisher: Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.
ISBN: 1930948913
Category: Poetry
Page: 230
View: 4306
Karen Jean Matsko Hood’s writing is bold and honest. She communicates in a simple, direct way that is sure to captivate readers. If you are not yet familiar with her work, you are in for a treat with this first release in poetry series. The first book in the Frost of Spring Green Series can be read for pure enjoyment or as an insightful examination of our busy world. You may read one of her poems, enjoy its breezy wittiness, and then revisit it months later to discover something altogether fresh and new. This is what ultimately makes her poems lasting treasures: they reveal depth over time. Each reading promises something new, an additional layer of meaning that will enrich your daily life. Drawing from many of her poems already accepted for publication in international journals, Hood, as an emerging American poet and author, brings together unique verses in this, her first book of poetry. Hood’s poems remind us to value our link with nature and the environment in daily living. Her poetry voices outrage toward current social injustices, offers a voice for the downtrodden, and brings hope to the most hopeless of situations. She is optimistic in her quest for dignity for all life, and brings visual impact to her themes of nature. Frost of Spring Green will also be available in international bilingual editions. A collection of poetry ideal for reading time and again, this book makes a great gift for friends and family members.

    • Cooking

The Whole Grain Promise

More Than 100 Recipes to Jumpstart a Healthier Diet
Author: Robin Asbell
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 0762456620
Category: Cooking
Page: 200
View: 1838

    • Biography & Autobiography

Falling Apart in One Piece

One Optimist's Journey Through the Hell of Divorce
Author: Stacy Morrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439199855
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 3630
• A compelling memoir: Just when Stacy Morrison thought she had it all, her husband of ten years announced that he wanted a divorce. She was left alone with a new house that needed lots of work, a new baby who needed lots of attention, and a new job where she was called on to dispense advice on life and love to women across the country. With humor and heart, Stacy shares the unexpected lessons of grace, love, and forgiveness she learned as she struggled to put her life back together.. • An insider’s view of the magazine world: Stacy immerses her readers in the fascinating, high-pressure world of New York publishing. Yet, despite her high profile job, Stacy’s struggle with the stress of being a working mother while trying to make sense of her unraveling marriage—revealed with bracing honesty and intimacy—will resonate deeply with millions of women. . • For all those who loved Eat, Pray, Love : Despite all the expert relationship wisdom at her disposal through her job and the love and support of family and friends, Stacy realized that moving through her divorce was a journey she would have to make alone. Falling Apart in One Piece is the story of how she faced fear, panic, and heartbreak to find a sense of peace and reconciliation..

    • Social Science

The Way Back

Restoring the Promise of America
Author: F. H. Buckley
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594039607
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 4247
The promise of America is that, with ambition and hard work, anyone can rise to the top. But now the promise has been broken, and we’ve become an aristocracy where rich parents raise rich kids and poor parents raise poor kids. We’ve been told that the changes are structural, that there’s nothing we can do about this. But that doesn’t explain why other First World countries are beating us hands down on the issue of mobility. What's different about America is our politics. An ostensibly progressive New Class of comfortably rich professionals, media leaders, and academics has shaped the contours of American politics and given us a country of fixed economic classes. It is supported by the poorest of Americans, who have little chance to rise, an alliance of both ends against the middle that recalls the Red Tories of parliamentary countries. Because they support an aristocracy, the members of the New Class are Tories, and because of their feigned concern for the poor, they are Red Tories. The Way Back explains the revolution in American politics, where political insurgents have challenged the complacent establishment of both parties, and shows how we can restore the promise of economic mobility and equality by pursuing socialist ends through capitalist means.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Promise

A Tragic Accident, a Paralyzed Bride, and the Power of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship
Author: Rachelle Friedman
Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub
ISBN: 9781493008575
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
View: 4449
Paralyzed from the chest down after being pushed into a pool on the night of her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman and her four best friends made a decision to never reveal the name of the friend who pushed her in. The girls rare and special bond led to Rachelle's recovery, a lifelong secret, and her eventual fairy-tale wedding."