By Tom Lynch,Susan Naramore Maher
By Tom Lynch,Susan Naramore Maher
By Peter H. Kahn,Patricia H. Hasbach,Peter H. Kahn Jr.
By Richard V. Francaviglia
A advanced mosaic of publish oak and blackjack oak forests interspersed with prairies, the go Timbers covers a north-south belt of southern Kansas, jap Oklahoma, and North relevant Texas. domestic to local american citizens over numerous thousand years, the go Timbers turned a barrier to westward growth within the 19th century, till roads and railroads opened it as much as farmers and ranchers, coal miners, and sleek urban builders, all of whom replaced its personality in far-reaching ways.
This landmark publication absolutely describes the ordinary surroundings of the go Timbers and the function that individuals have performed in reworking the quarter. Richard Francaviglia opens with a usual background that discusses the region's geography and geology, plants, and weather. He then lines the interplay of individuals and the panorama, from the earliest local American population and eu explorers to the builders and citizens of trendy ever-expanding towns and suburbs. Many ancient and modern maps and pictures illustrate the text.
By Kenneth A. Posner
Have you ever thought of working 350 miles in 9 days? Kenneth A. Posner did simply that after he accomplished a record-setting run alongside New York’s lengthy course, a 350-mile climbing path that stretches from big apple urban to Albany. Running the lengthy Path’s page-turning narrative combines the fun and demanding situations of Posner’s severe patience feat with the beautiful ordinary good looks and deep historic importance of latest York’s Hudson Valley.
A one-time informal runner, Posner stocks his pleasure of constructing right into a trail-runner and finally an ultrarunner, in addition to the pursuit of a “fastest identified time”—a new size of maximum path operating, the place many of the sport’s quickest and such a lot skilled athletes vie to set new pace documents for vital trails. Hikers, walkers, and runners will take pleasure in his designated descriptions of making plans, pacing, apparatus choice, foodstuff, hydration, and navigation, to be able to support them organize for his or her personal adventures at the trails.
Interspersed with the working experience, Posner relates the attention-grabbing tales of the lengthy direction and the locations it passes via, which come with a few of New York’s most vital parks and preserves and the detailed mountains and forests they shield. through the booklet, he channels the voices of well-known New Yorkers linked to the lengthy Path—Walt Whitman, John Burroughs, Theodore Roosevelt, and Raymond Torrey—who show their appreciation of the common fantastic thing about the region.
Running the lengthy Path is the tale of what usual humans can accomplish with a bit decision and many grit. even if you stroll or run, you'll find suggestion in Posner’s tale.
An skilled ultrarunner, Kenneth A. Posner is the writer of Stalking the Black Swan: examine and determination Making in a global of maximum Volatility. He lives in long island urban and works as leader of strategic making plans and investor family at Capital financial institution monetary Corp.
By Peter Compton
By Wayne Canning
By Paul J. Kirbas
By Robert Finch
By Greg Marley
2011 Winner, foreign organization of Culinary pros Jane Grigson Award2011 Finalist, overseas organization of Culinary execs within the Culinary background categoryThroughout historical past, humans have had a fancy and complicated courting with mushrooms. Are fungi meals or medication, worthwhile decomposers or lethal "toadstools" able to kill someone foolhardy adequate to devour them? actually, there's fact in a majority of these statements. In Chanterelle goals, Amanita Nightmares, writer Greg Marley finds many of the wonders and mysteries of mushrooms, and our conflicting human reactions to them.
With stories from worldwide, Marley, a pro mushroom professional, explains that a few cultures are mycophilic (mushroom-loving), like these of Russia and japanese Europe, whereas others are intensely mycophobic (mushroom-fearing), together with, the U.S.. He stocks tales from China, Japan, and Korea-where mushrooms are interwoven into the material of way of life as nutrition, drugs, myth, and folklore-and from Slavic nations the place entire households depart villages and towns in the course of wet classes of the past due summer season and fall and traipse into the forests for mushroom-collecting excursions.
From the well-known Amanita phalloides (aka "the loss of life Cap"), reputed killer of Emperor Claudius within the first century advert, to the liked chanterelle (cantharellus cibarius) recognized by means of at the least eighty-nine varied universal names in nearly twenty-five languages, Chanterelle desires, Amanita Nightmares explores the ways in which mushrooms have formed societies everywhere in the globe.
This interesting and clean examine mushrooms-their ordinary historical past, their makes use of and abuses, their pleasures and dangers-is a correct creation to either fungi themselves and to our human fascination with them. From precious descriptions of the main foolproof safe to eat species to revealing tales approximately hallucinogenic or toxic, but usually attractive, fungi, Marley's lengthy and passionate event will tell and encourage readers with the tales of those darkish and mysterious denizens of our woodland floor.
By Hal Borland