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Follow the Blue Blazes
A Guide to Hiking Ohio's Buckeye Trail
By Robert J. Pond
· Foreword by Steven M. Newman

“In following Robert Pond through the pages of Follow the Blue Blazes, I find myself at turns in the company of a sharp scout, a kindly neighbor, an inspirational teacher, and—if I may say so—a kindred spirit to the likes of Thoreau and Robert Louis Stevenson.” —Steven M. Newman

Travel - Midwest · Nature · Ohio and Regional · Guide

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A Literary Guide to Provence
By Daniel Vitaglione

Provence through the eyes of its writers—those who wrote of it in Provençal or French and also those visitors who were moved by its beauty--that is the inspiration behind A Literary Guide to Provence. In this compact travel guide, Marseilles native Daniel Vitaglione presents a literary panorama of the region of southern France from the Avignon of Mistral to Colette's St. Tropez.

Travel · Guide · Literary Studies · France · Western Europe · Europe

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The Sheep Book
A Handbook for the Modern Shepherd, Revised and Updated
By Ron Parker

The Sheep Book offers a template for both the beginner and the old hand. Mixing theoretical, technical and practical, Parker offers a buffet of tips for any sheep producer.” —Joel Salatin, author of You Can Farm

Animal Husbandry · Guide

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Walking the Steps of Cincinnati
By Mary Anna DuSablon

During the nineteenth century, various basin and hillside neighborhoods in Cincinnati were linked by over thirty miles of steps--along cliffs with extraordinary panoramic views and through ravines of stunning beauty. Visitors who marvel at Cincinnati's “seven” hills never realize that they can actually be conquered on foot.

Travel · Ohio and Regional · Guide

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The Literary Guide and Companion to Northern England
By Robert M. Cooper

The Literary Guide and Companion to Northern England is the third and final guide in Cooper’s light-hearted and informative travel collection. As Cooper explains in the preface to the first volume: “This book was written for the person who unabashedly loves travel, loves England, and loves English literature. In short, for somebody remarkably like the person I was when I began to plan my first trip to Britain and looked for just such a book.”

Travel - Literary Guide · British Literature · British History · Literary Studies · Guide · United Kingdom · Northern Europe · Europe

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The Literary Guide and Companion to Middle England
By Robert M. Cooper

Cooper’s The Literary Guide and Companion to Southern England has been popular with travellers since 1986. This, the second guide in a series of three, brings all Cooper’s delight and enthusiasm to the literary sites of Middle England.

Travel - Literary Guide · British History · British Literature · Literary Studies · Guide · Europe · Northern Europe · United Kingdom

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The Literary Guide and Companion to Southern England
By Robert M. Cooper

In a series of intriguing routes through the English countryside, Professor Robert Cooper notes those attractions that the casual tourist might unknowingly pass by, such as the house where Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities, or the windswept quay where John Fowles's French Lieutenant's woman walked.

Travel - Literary Guide · British History · British Literature · Guide · Literary Studies · Northern Europe · United Kingdom · Europe

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Dune Country
A Hiker’s Guide to the Indiana Dunes
By Glenda Daniel

One of our nation’s newest parks stretches along Lake Michigan across 14 miles of windswept beach between Gary and Michigan City in Northern Indiana. Dune Country explains for the first time in terms everyone can understand why the plant and animal succession and the rich variety of natural habitats there are so unique. Now Daniel has added a section on the geology of the area so that hikers will be able to identify formations that can be seen on a field trip.

Nature · Travel · Guide

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Guide to Chicago’s Historic Suburbs on Wheels and on Foot
By Ira J. Bach and Susan Wolfson
· Introduction by Carroll William Westfall

Although the Chicago area is famous the world over for its splendid architecture, the architectural treasures of the suburban area have remained largely unknown. Ira Bach, assisting by Susan Wolfson, has now provided a comprehensive readable guide to more than 850 nineteenth century dwellings, commercial buildings, public buildings, and churches which are memorable and well worth visiting for their fine architecture and their historic significance.

Architecture · History · Travel · Guide · Illinois

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The Creative Journal
The Art of Finding Yourself
By Lucia Capacchione

Originally released in 1980, The Creative Journal has become a classic in the fields of art therapy, journal therapy, memoir and creative writing, art journaling and creativity development. Over fifty journal prompts feature drawing and writing to release feelings, explore dreams, do creative problem-solving and gain insights. Topics include emotional expression, healing the past, exploring relationships, self-inventory, health, relationships, life goals health and more.

Art · Education · Psychology · Memoir · Guide

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How to Identify Grasses and Grasslike Plants
Sedges and Rushes
By H.D. Harrington

There is no easy way to identify grasses. And no one understands this better than H.D. Harrington, who observed thousands of students struggle and learn. His clear, concise, and well-organized guide will continue to be a basic and essential text for use in the classroom or in the field. The book contains over 500 drawings and an illustrated glossary.

Plant Guide · Guide

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Colorado Gem Trails and Mineral Guide
By Richard M. Pearl

This famous book takes you on an extensive gem and mineral collecting tour of Colorado, revealing the interesting places where Nature has stored her treasures. Detailed directions are given for reaching the noted as well as the little-known localities in all sections of this great mineral-producing state. Included are numerous mileage logs never before published, and many sketch maps made especially for this book. A unique system arranges the localities along segments of the main highways.

Nature · Western Americana · Travel · Guide

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How to Identify Plants
By H.D. Harrington

First issued in 1957 by Swallow Press, this classic guide to the art of plant identification is now familiar to an entire generation of students. Harrington who was Professor of Botany and Curator of the Herbarium at Colorado State University, gives step-by-step instructions and definitions to help readers recognize and classify plants. The new printing has been reset and reformatted, and L.W. Durrell's drawings and glossary—more than 500 images—have been digitally enhanced for clarity.

Plant Guide · Guide