On Trails
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

On Trails


  • Author : Robert Moor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476739243


On Trails Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award • Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award • “The best outdoors book of the year.” —Sierra Club From a talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. While thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over th...

On Trails
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

On Trails


  • Author : Robert Moor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476739236


On Trails Book Description :

In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing -- combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde's The Gift. Throughout, Moor revea...

On Trails
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

On Trails


  • Author : Robert Moor
  • Publisher : Aurum Press Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-08-04
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781313831


On Trails Book Description :

A strikingly original debut from a tremendous new talent, Robert Moor explores how trails help us understand the world, from the biological phenomenon of how ant trails are formed to hiking paths that span continents and oceans, from migration routes to the Internet. In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: 'How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What makes us follow or strike off on our own?' Over the course of the next seven years, Moor travelled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our ro...

Wanderlust

Wanderlust


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
  • Release Date : 2017-04
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3899559010


Wanderlust Book Description :

Explore the world one step at a time. Wanderlust presents legendary walking routes with inviting maps, practical tips, and inspiring landscape photographs. The exciting Canyon Trail in Zion-National Park, the spectacular El Caminito del Rey in Spain, the pilgrim trail on the holy Kumano Kodo in Japan or a mythical hiking path in the land of the giants in Norway - Wanderlust explores legendary hiking trails in enchanting corners of the world and over a variety of terrain: thin ice and desert sands; coastal tracks and forest pathways. Spectacular photography illustrates journeys to sharp summits, astonishing vistas, and phenomenal locales. With maps featuring noteworthy locations alongside background information and practical tips by Cam Honan, an expe...

A Walk in the Woods
Score: 3.5
From 4,170 Ratings

A Walk in the Woods


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-08
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307717836


A Walk in the Woods Book Description :

A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body. Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes—and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while ...

On the Trail

On the Trail


  • Author : Silas Chamberlin
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300224986


On the Trail Book Description :

The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails In the mid-nineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States. A little more than a century later, tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country. This groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the American hiking community and its rich, nationwide culture. Delving into unexplored archives, including those of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra Club, Green Mountain Club, and many others, Silas Chamberlin recounts the activities of hikers who over many decades formed clubs, built trails, and advocated for environmental protection. He also discusses t...

Old Lady on the Trail

Old Lady on the Trail


  • Author : Mary E. Davison
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0988518678


Old Lady on the Trail Book Description :

Adventure on National Scenic Trails does not need to end when one is old. Not beginning long-distance hiking until age 60, Mary takes us with her on her trail journeys to experience encounters with the beauty of wilderness from the Eastern ranges of the Appalachian Trail, the challenges of desert, snow, granite and thick forests of the Pacific Crest Trail, and the rugged and the remote grandeur of the Continental Divide Trail.Along the way, she introduces the Trail Community. Hikers of many ages and walks of life labeled with colorful monikers called trail names, and trail angels, planned and total surprises, grace her journey. Bears, moose, deer, coyotes, turkey vultures, hawks, eagles, owls, pronghorn, and endless supplies of squirrels and chipmunk...

Lost Trails  Lost Cities

Lost Trails Lost Cities


  • Author : Colonel P. H. Fawcett
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787200784


Lost Trails Lost Cities Book Description :

A chronicle of adventure and discovery in the green, deadly world of the jungle. This extraordinary first-hand account of seven explorations into the heart of the lost world of the Amazon Basin and its mountain ramparts has been made available for publication after more than a quarter of a century’s silence. On his eighth and final expedition, Colonel P. H. Fawcett vanished into the jungle wilderness; to this day his fate is unknown. Before he began his last trip he set down the story of the expeditions he had completed, and his son, Brian Fawcett, here presents it together with a summary of the attempts to solve the mystery of his father’s disappearance. Colonel Fawcett was an explorer in the great tradition. He believed that somewhere in the un...

Fur Trade and Exploration

Fur Trade and Exploration


  • Author : Theodore J. Karamanski
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 1988-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0806120932


Fur Trade and Exploration Book Description :

Discusses the role of the Hudson's Bay Company and its fur traders in the exploration of northern B.C., the western NWT, the Yukon and eastern Alaska....