The Milepost 2017

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ISBN: 1892154366
Release Date: 2017-03-01
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Author: Kristine Valencia
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Download and read online The Milepost 2017 in PDF and EPUB The MILEPOST� is Alaska's best known and most extensive travel guide. It was first published in 1949 as a 72-page mile-by-mile guide to the recently opened to the public Alaska ("Alcan") Highway. The 2017 edition has more than 700 pages of detailed travel information on 30 major routes--including the Alaska Highway, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year--and 60 side trips, totaling more than 15,000 miles of road in Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta. The "quintessential reference" to Alaska travel, The MILEPOST� offers mile-by-mile descriptions of all highways, with details on accommodations, camping, sightseeing, attractions and services, as well as fascinating facts on the history and wildlife of the North. Trip planning help and answers to frequently asked questions are addressed in the Travel Planning section, with features on crossing the border, traveling with pets, the Alaska ferry system and suggested itineraries. The MILEPOST� includes more than 100 city and road maps; the wildly popular pull-out Plan-A-Trip Map; more than 600 photos; and free access to a digital edition of the book.


Traveler s Guide to Alaskan Camping

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ISBN: 0982310153
Release Date: 2014-01-31
Number of pages: 488
Author: Mike Church
Publisher: Rolling Home Press

Download and read online Traveler s Guide to Alaskan Camping in PDF and EPUB Detailed routes and advice for exploring Alaska and northwestern Canada are provided in this guide for RV and tent campers. This grand tour of Alaska covers in detail the Alaskan Highway, routes throughout the Yukon and Alaska, and the ferry system in southeastern Alaska. Close to 500 campgrounds throughout the region are listed with pictures, descriptions of amenities, meticulous maps, and contact information for each; campgrounds suitable for large RVs are also identified. Along with important details for a safe trip—such as border crossings, budget planning, vehicle preparation or renting an RV, appropriate clothing, road conditions, and possible wildlife encounters—recreational information on hiking, mountain biking, boating, rafting, kayaking, and viewing wildlife is provided for each destination. This new edition has updated information on all the campsites, maps, GPS data, websites, prices, and contact information.


Guide to the Alaska Highway

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ISBN: 9780897327473
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Ron Dalby
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

Download and read online Guide to the Alaska Highway in PDF and EPUB Traveling across the great northern expanses from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Delta Junction, Alaska, the 1,500-mile Alaska Highway remains one of the greatest driving adventures of all time. Inside you will find details on gas prices, where to camp, how to prepare your vehicle for the journey, and insightful driving tips. Tips scattered through the guide tell you where to spot wildlife, let you in on a few favorite fishing holes, and highlight important destinations. Brimming with full-color photography, Guide to the Alaska Highway is the most stunning, the most complete, and most thoroughly researched book on the market today. This invaluable guide will help travelers tailor a safe, pleasant, and enjoyable drive through some of the most scenic and rugged landscape on Earth. This guide is perfect for the adventure lover.


Above Us Only Sky

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ISBN: 9781451657678
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Number of pages: 256
Author: Michele Young-Stone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Above Us Only Sky in PDF and EPUB Seeking her place in the world, sixteen-year-old Prudence Eleanor Vilkas, who was born with a pair of wings molded to her back, which were surgically removed, discovers a miraculous lineage of women who were all connected by the gift of wings.


The Adventurous Motorcyclist s Guide to Alaska

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ISBN: 0982913125
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Lee Klancher
Publisher: Octane Press LLC

Download and read online The Adventurous Motorcyclist s Guide to Alaska in PDF and EPUB This colourful guide lists all the road routes in Alaska with recommended dirt road excursions past mines, mountains and streams. The book includes ideal itineraries, the most interesting side roads, and great places to sleep, eat, and get off your bike to sightsee.


The Snake and the Salamander

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ISBN: 9781421421575
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Number of pages: 232
Author: Alvin R. Breisch
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online The Snake and the Salamander in PDF and EPUB In the best tradition of natural history writing and art, The Snake and the Salamander explores the diverse collection of reptiles and amphibians that inhabit the northeastern quadrant of the United States. Covering 13 states that run from Maine to Virginia, author Alvin R. Breisch and artist Matt Patterson showcase the lives of 83 species of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and salamanders. These intriguing animals are organized by habitat and type, from forest to grassland to bogs to big waters, and revealed through a combination of Breisch’s engaging prose and Patterson’s original color illustrations. Breisch’s guided tour combines historical notes and conservation issues with lessons on genetics, evolution, habitats, life histories, and more. Discover how careful attention to frog calls coupled with DNA analysis led to the discovery of a new species of frog in New York City, why evolutionary adaptations made the Eastern Ratsnake a superb climber, and the surprising fact that Spiny Softshell turtles actually sprint on land to retreat from predators. Breisch also tells the odd tale of the Green Frog and the Smooth Greensnake, two "green species" that do not actually have any green pigment in their skin. Every species has a story to tell—one that will keep the reader wanting to learn more. The breadth of herpetofauna in the area will surprise many readers: more than 8% of the world’s salamanders and 11% of all turtle species live in the region. Beyond numbers, however, lie aesthetics. The surprising colors and fascinating lifestyles of the reptile and amphibian species in this book will mesmerize readers young and old.


One in a Billion

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ISBN: 9781451661323
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Number of pages: 256
Author: Kathleen Gallagher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online One in a Billion in PDF and EPUB The breathtaking story of a young boy with a never-before-seen disease, and the doctors who take a bold step into the future of medicine to save him—based on the authors’ Pulitzer Prize–winning reporting. In this landmark medical narrative, in the tradition of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher chronicle the story of Nic Volker, the Wisconsin boy at the center of a daring breakthrough in medicine—a complete gene sequencing to discover the cure for an otherwise undiagnosable illness. At just two years old, Nic experienced a searing pain that signaled the awakening of a new and deadly disease, one that would hurl Nic and his family up against the limits of modern medicine. For years, through false starts and failed cures, Nic holds on to life, buoyed up by his mother’s fierce drive to get him the care he needs. But when even the world’s experts are stumped by Nic’s illness, his doctors come up with a radical, long-shot plan: a step into the unknown. The next major scientific frontier, following the completion of the Human Genome Project, was to figure out how to use our new knowledge to save lives—to bring genomic or personalized medicine into reality. It’s a quest that is undertaken by researchers around the world. But it is only when geneticist Howard Jacob hears about young Nic that the finish line finally comes into sight: It’s no longer a race to make history. It’s a race to save this boy’s life. One in a Billion is an unforgettable tale of the lives that converged to launch a medical revolution. As pioneering geneticist Mary-Claire King pronounced upon learning Nic’s story: “It was as if one had heard about Case Zero of AIDS and the cure, all at once.”


Hiking Alaska

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ISBN: 1493025597
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Number of pages: 400
Author: Mollie Foster
Publisher: Falcon Guides

Download and read online Hiking Alaska in PDF and EPUB Fully updated and revised, this guide is the perfect introduction to hiking the great state of Alaska, with millions of acres of wilderness waiting to be explored. It features one hundred hikes in Alaska's national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, wilderness areas, and state parks. Also included are hikes for all ages and abilities as well as maps for each hike and more than forty color photos.


Moon Anchorage Denali the Kenai Peninsula

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ISBN: 9781631212772
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Number of pages: 348
Author: Don Pitcher
Publisher: Moon Travel

Download and read online Moon Anchorage Denali the Kenai Peninsula in PDF and EPUB In this full-color guide, seasoned travel writer Don Pitcher shares the best ways to experience all that Anchorage, Denali, and the Kenai Peninsula have to offer, from Anchorage Museum's fascinating exhibits to the natural splendor of Denali National Park to Resurrection Bay's breathtaking wildlife tours. Pitcher leads travelers to the highlights of the three areas, offering tips on how to make an Anchorage stay enjoyable and affordable, what to bring on a trip to Denali, and which of the Kenai Peninsula's many outdoor recreational opportunities shouldn't be passed up. Complete with information on taking a boat trip to Portage Glacier, stepping into the past in old mining town Hope, and watching for belugas and bore tides on Turnagain Arm, Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.


Razor Girl

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ISBN: 9780385349758
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Number of pages: 352
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Razor Girl in PDF and EPUB A lovable con woman and a disgraced detective team up to find a redneck reality TV star in this raucous and razor-sharp new novel from Carl Hiaasen, the bestselling author of Bad Monkey. Merry Mansfield, the eponymous Razor Girl, specializes in kidnapping for the mob. Her preferred method is rear-ending her targets and asking them for a ride. Her latest mark is Martin Trebeaux, owner of a private beach renourishment company who has delivered substandard sand to a mob hotel. But there's just one problem: Razor Girl hits the wrong guy. Instead, she ends up with Lane Coolman, talent manager for Buck Nance, the star of a reality TV show about a family of Cajun rooster farmers. Buck Nance, left to perform standup at a Key West bar without his handler, makes enough off-color jokes to incite a brawl, then flees for his life and vanishes. Now a routine promotional appearance has become a missing persons case. And Andrew Yancy, disgraced detective-turned-health inspector, is on the job. That the Razor Girl may be the key to Yancy's future will be as surprising to him as anything else he encounters along the way—including the giant Gambian pouched rats that are haunting his restaurant inspections.


Hell on Wheels

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ISBN: 9781555919528
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Number of pages: 280
Author: Dick Kreck
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

Download and read online Hell on Wheels in PDF and EPUB Overnight settlements, better known as "Hell on Wheels," sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming. They brought opportunity not only for legitimate business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Dick Kreck tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create permanent towns in the interior West.


Valley of the Gods

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ISBN: 9781476778945
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Number of pages: 272
Author: Alexandra Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Valley of the Gods in PDF and EPUB "A Wall Street Journal columnist for "Weekend Confidential" explores the hubris and ambition of Silicon Valley innovators who are changing the world, tracing the stories of three upstarts who left promising college educations in favor of developing billion-dollar ideas"--NoveList.


Rotherweird

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ISBN: 9781784297626
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Number of pages: 464
Author: Andrew Caldecott
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Rotherweird in PDF and EPUB 'Intricate and crisp, witty and solemn: a book with special and dangerous properties,' Hilary Mantel A twisted, arcane murder-mystery with shades of Deborah Harkness, Hope Mirrlees and Ben Aaronovitch, Mervyn Peake and Edward Gorey at their disturbing best. The town of Rotherweird stands alone - there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse architectural styles cramming the narrow streets, the avant garde science and offbeat customs. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, Rotherweird's independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history. For beneath the enchanting surface lurks a secret so dark that it must never be rediscovered, still less reused. But secrets have a way of leaking out. Two inquisitive outsiders have arrived: Jonah Oblong, to teach modern history at Rotherweird School (nothing local and nothing before 1800), and the sinister billionaire Sir Veronal Slickstone, who has somehow got permission to renovate the town's long-derelict Manor House. Slickstone and Oblong, though driven by conflicting motives, both strive to connect past and present, until they and their allies are drawn into a race against time - and each other. The consequences will be lethal and apocalyptic. Welcome to Rotherweird! 'Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful - not to mention bold' M.R. Carey


Yellowstone Treasures

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ISBN: 9780985818203
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Number of pages: 400
Author: Janet Chapple
Publisher: Granite Peak Publications

Download and read online Yellowstone Treasures in PDF and EPUB Covering everything there is to know about the world's first and most diverse national park, this fourth edition of the bestselling guide to Yellowstone boasts more facts, anecdotes, history, and travel tips than ever before. Mile-by-mile road logs document every approach to the park and every interior road. Through easy-to-understand explanations and diagrams, readers will learn of Yellowstone's campgrounds and facilities, geyser basins and the frequency of the geysers, out-of-the-way hikes, and flora and fauna. Updates to this edition include tinted tabs to indicate the six different regions of the park and their approach roads, in addition to the tabs in previous editions for the geological, historical, and natural history sections; up-to-date scientific information to reflect recent research, including two new geological diagrams; highlighted historic items in the road logs; a dozen new pictures; and fully revised maps to show recent road changes and other details. A 20-page index rounds out this indispensable addition to any travel library.


The Kansas Guidebook for Explorers

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ISBN: 0976540800
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 432
Author: Marci Penner
Publisher:

Download and read online The Kansas Guidebook for Explorers in PDF and EPUB Five hundred Kansas towns are included in this guide containing entries on the best places to eat (672 restaurants are listed), beautiful scenery, history, customs, architecture, art, and people.