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The Great Lakes At Ten Miles An Hour

Author : Thomas Shevory
ISBN : 9781452955650
Genre : Travel
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The Great Lakes are a remarkable repository of millions of years of complex geological transformations and of a considerably shorter, crowded span of human history. Over the course of four summers, Thomas Shevory rode a bicycle along their shores, taking in the stories the lakes tell—of nature’s grandeur and decay, of economic might and squandered promise, of exploration, colonization, migration, and military adventure. This book is Shevory’s account of his travels, shored up by his exploration of the geological, environmental, historical, and cultural riches harbored by North America’s great inland seas. For Shevory, and his readers, his ride is an enlightening, unfailingly engaging course in the Great Lakes’ place in geological time and the nation’s history. Along the northern shore of Lake Huron, one encounters the scrubbed surfaces of the Canadian Shield, the oldest exposed rock in North America. Growing out of the crags of the Niagara Escarpment, which stretches from the western reaches of Lake Michigan to the spectacular waterfalls between Erie and Ontario, are the white cedars that are among the oldest trees east of the Mississippi. The lakes offer reminders of the fur trade that drew voyageurs to the interior, the disruption of Native American cultures, major battles of the War of 1812, the shipping and logging industries that built the Midwest, the natural splendors preserved and exploited, and the urban communities buoyed or buried by economic changes over time. Throughout The Great Lakes at Ten Miles an Hour, Shevory describes the engaging characters he encounters along the way and the surprising range of country and city landscapes, bustling and serene locales that he experiences, making us true companions on his ride.
Category: Travel

Transit Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010248073
Genre : Electric railroads
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Category: Electric railroads

Accounts And Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
ISBN : OXFORD:555097688
Genre :
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Good Roads

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ISBN : NYPL:33433066357579
Genre : Roads
File Size : 46.45 MB
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Category: Roads

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Boston

Author : Helen Weatherall
ISBN : 9780897326360
Genre : Travel
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Thanks to conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts, Boston-area hiking opportunities are vast and abundant. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston guides hikers on routes trodden by the likes of Wampanoag warrior King Phillip and his colonial adversaries, Concord's Henry David Thoreau, Mason Walton - the hermit of Ravenswood, and countless farmers and tradespeople who have walked this historic land since the country's founding.With helpful list of hikes in the front of the book for special interests — best hikes for children, scenic hikes, hikes good for wildlife viewing or seeing waterfalls, best hikes with historic sites and more — hikers of all skill levels can find their perfect hike. Expertly drawn trail maps and trail profiles complement the detailed trail descriptions and useful at-a-glance information.
Category: Travel

Exploration British North America The Journals Detailed Reports And Observations Relative To The Exploration By Captain Palliser Of That Portion Of British North America Which In Latitude Lies Between The British Boundary Line And The Height Of Land Or Watershed Of The Northern Or Frozen Ocean Respectively And In Longtitude Between The Western Shore Of Lake Superior And The Pacific Ocean During The Years 1857 1858 1859 And 1860

Author : John Palliser
ISBN : HARVARD:32044072258833
Genre : Canada
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Category: Canada