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National Geographic The Old West

Author : Stephen G. Hyslop
ISBN : 9781426215551
Genre : History
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"From the first wagon trains to the building of the railroads, the story of the American West is epic in scope, full of amazing stories of grit, tragedy, and triumph. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps, this is the definitive history of a time and place that forever lives in legend. Travel with fur traders and trappers through the Pacific northwest; read accounts of brave pioneers heading west along the Oregon Trail; see 19th-century technology progress as the golden spike connects the east and west coasts; and learn the stories of unforgettable characters who made the American West. The history starts with the early explorers who laid claim to the West, altering forever the lives and lands of the Native Americans. Illustrations and archival imagery illuminate the conquest by the Spanish and other Europeans, exploration by Americans, the land rushes by settlers, the Indian Wars, the gold rushes, cowboy culture, loggers, railroad builders, and more. Sidebars showcase fascinating figures and topics of the Old West, including- Annie Oakley, gunslinger and performer; the rise of the copper kings; "Western" motion pictures; feuds between cowboys, ranchers, and sheep herder
Category: History

The Old West

Author : National Geographic Learning
ISBN : 1285390784
Genre : Education
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A collection of articles linked together by the topic of The Old West
Category: Education

National Geographic Learning S Visual Geography Of Travel And Tourism

Author : Jan van Harssel
ISBN : 9781133951261
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 55.51 MB
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Produced in partnership with the National Geographic Society, this remarkable book helps you master the basic tenets of world geography while exploring established and emerging tourist destinations worldwide. The book begins with an overview of geographic concepts and an introduction to the global tourism industry, including the perspective of both hosts and guests. World destinations are covered in twelve sections divided into short, easy-to-digest chapters, each presenting regional geographic information and physical, cultural, and touristic details specific to individual countries and locations. Each destination features a flag, National Geographic map, descriptive introduction from the National Geographic Atlas of the World, key facts and data, travel and cultural tips, and information on significant tourist destinations and attractions. Each section contains National Geographic articles in the features “Insider Info,” “Through the Visitor’s Eyes,” “City Highlights,” and “Preserving the Future.” In addition to extensive updates to reflect the latest trends and developments in world tourism, the Fifth Edition now features a vibrant, full-color design. Ideal for avid travelers and aspiring hospitality, travel, and tourism professionals, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING’s VISUAL GEOGRAPHY OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM, Fifth Edition, is an engaging and informative guide to the world’s varied and appealing destinations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Business & Economics

Trail Of The Wild West

Author : Paul Robert Walker
ISBN : UOM:49015002606342
Genre : History
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Provides a picture of pioneer life in the West through archival materials and anecdotes, from the Gold Rush in 1848 to the exploration of Alaska
Category: History

Wild West Women

Author : Katherine E. Krohn
ISBN : 0822526468
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Why Should I Recycle Garbage? (PB)
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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ISBN : UOM:39015076237059
Genre : Geography
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Category: Geography

Which Way To The Wild West

Author : Steve Sheinkin
ISBN : 9781429964968
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 21.18 MB
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History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's Which Way to the Wild West? delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Eyewitness To World War Ii

Author : Stephen G. Hyslop
ISBN : 9781426218897
Genre : History
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This elegant narrative edition of Neil Kagan's best-selling Eyewitness to World War II offers incredible first-person stories and amazing moments of heroism, providing new context and perspective on history's greatest conflict. The unforgettable story of World War II is told through the words of those who lived it--both on the battlefield and the home front--creating a dramatic tapestry of the wartime experience. Personal writings and recollections of Roosevelt, Hitler, and Patton, as well as letters composed by soldiers at battle and diaries of women serving in the military at home, present an absorbing narrative that tells the entire history of the war from several perspectives. In this absorbing reader's edition, a carefully curated selection of memorable, significant photographs and illuminating maps from the 2012 book accompanies the revised text. Comprehensive and compelling, this finely wrought book is as gift-worthy as its predecessor.
Category: History

On The Back Roads

Author : Bill Graves
ISBN : 9781936374731
Genre : Travel
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Do you like small towns, places off the beaten path, trips down memory lane? Ever wonder if old-fashioned values are still alive in America? Then kick back, unwind, and hop onboard with travel writer Bill Graves as he takes you On the Back Roads. Graves has a knack for finding the quirky, the offbeat in some of the most obscure, yet fascinating, small towns on the map. Among the places and faces he discovers: a town where it's against the law not to own a gun, a town famous for its split pea soup, the wise 83-year-old Emmy who camps alone in the dessert, and a man who hunts live ants for a living. The list goes on! Retired and free to roam in his motorhome, the “RV Author,” Bill Graves, logs 40,000 miles through the western states of California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming.
Category: Travel