On Trails

On Trails
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Author: Robert Moor
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781476739236
Release: 2017-07-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing -- combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde's The Gift. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic--the oft-overlooked trail -- sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity's relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life?

On Trails

On Trails
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Author: Robert Moor
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476739243
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award • Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award • “The best outdoors book of the year.” —Sierra Club From a talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. While thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.

On Trails

On Trails
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Author: Robert Moor
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781781313831
Release: 2016-08-04
Editor: Aurum Press Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A strikingly original debut from a tremendous new talent, Robert Moor explores how trails help us understand the world, from the biological phenomenon of how ant trails are formed to hiking paths that span continents and oceans, from migration routes to the Internet. In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: 'How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What makes us follow or strike off on our own?' Over the course of the next seven years, Moor travelled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing. This deep search for meaning introduces the reader to experts who work with trails of all kind, outrageous anecdotes from his own experiences and spectacular descriptions of landscapes and animal behavior. On Trails gives an eye-opening tour, leaving us with a much richer, prismatic take on what we constantly take for granted: how we get where we're going.

The Trail

The Trail
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Author: Meika Hashimoto
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781338035889
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Toby has to finish the final thing on The List. It's a list of brave, daring, totally awesome things that he and his best friend, Lucas, planned to do together, and the only item left is to hike the Appalachian Trail. But now Lucas isn't there to do it with him. Toby's determined to hike the trail alone and fulfill their pact, which means dealing with the little things -- the blisters, the heat, the hunger -- and the big things -- the bears, the loneliness, and the memories.When a storm comes, Toby finds himself tangled up in someone else's mess: Two boys desperately need his help. But does Toby have any help to give?The Trail is a remarkable story of physical survival and true friendship, about a boy who's determined to forge his own path -- and to survive.

Hiking Trails of New Brunswick 4th Edition

Hiking Trails of New Brunswick  4th Edition
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Author: Marianne Eiselt,H. A. Eiselt
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1773100122
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New Brunswick offers a dizzying array of hiking challenges, spectacular views, and amazing wildlife. In this expanded and updated fourth edition of Hiking Trails of New Brunswick, veteran trail enthusiasts Marianne and H.A. Eiselt lead hikers from one end of the province to the other, along river valleys, through provincial and national parks, along the coasts, and up and down mountains. Newly illustrated in full colour with striking photographs and maps, this comprehensive guide includes more than 100 trails, with detailed trail descriptions, tips, and sidebars on natural and historical features. Featuring up-to-the-minute information, the essential guide to hiking in New Brunswick has just become even better.

Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia

Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia
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Author: Michael Haynes
Pages: 359
ISBN: 0864926855
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Previous ed. published under title: Hiking trails of Nova Scotia.

On the Trail

On the Trail
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Author: Silas Chamberlin
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9780300224986
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails. In the mid-nineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States. A little more than a century later, tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country. This groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the American hiking community and its rich, nationwide culture. Delving into unexplored archives, including those of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra Club, Green Mountain Club, and many others, Silas Chamberlin recounts the activities of hikers who over many decades formed clubs, built trails, and advocated for environmental protection. He also discusses the shifting attitudes of the late 1960s and early 1970s when ideas about traditional volunteerism shifted and new hikers came to see trail blazing and maintenance as government responsibilities. Chamberlin explores the implications for hiking groups, future club leaders, and the millions of others who find happiness, inspiration, and better health on America’s trails. “With rich historical context Silas Chamberlin inspires new appreciation for trailblazers, while sharing the legacy of hiking and its growing importance today, as people find their way to a new relationship with the natural world.”—Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and Vitamin N “Chamberlin has demonstrated that what at first looks simple—walking on our own two feet—has a complex history of changing cultural associations, social infrastructure, and national significance.”—James Longhurst, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods
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Author: Bill Bryson
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780385674546
Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Anchor Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

Okanagan Trips Trails

Okanagan Trips   Trails
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Author: Judie Steeves,Murphy Shewchuk
Pages: 354
ISBN: 155041349X
Release: 2006-04-01
Editor: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With in-depth text, some 40 maps and close to 100 photos, the book describes the many routes in kilometre-by-kilometre detail - the Centennial and Trans Canada Trails, as well as many lesser-known trails and routes in the Okanagan-Similkameen. The book features: Backpacking Bird Watching Boating Camping Exploring Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Skiing Diving & Snorkeling and a myriad of other outdoor recreational opportunities! Two of the Okanagan area's most experienced and knowledgeable outdoors writers, British Columbians Murphy Shewchuk and Judie Steeves not only give you the information on "where to go" and "how to get there," but have added the detail and background colour that helps the reader with the question "why."

Tourism Routes and Trails

Tourism Routes and Trails
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Author: David Ward-Perkins,Christina Beckmann,Jackie Ellis
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781786394767
Release: 2019-12-30
Editor: CABI

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tourism Routes and Trails plunges into the world of 'extended' tourism, offering an exploration of the 'routes' phenomenon whereby tourism is no longer for a given destination, but extends over multiple sites, a territory or landscape. Covering how such routes are created, often as ways of clustering experiences, it also reviews their effects on tourism businesses, local populations and other stakeholders.

European Money Trails

European Money Trails
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Author: Ernesto Savona
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781134412815
Release: 2014-04-23
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

European Money Trails examines trends in organized crime across Europe, including money laundering methods and the mechanisms and instruments used to conceal the disposal of the proceeds of crime. By drawing on primary and other authoritative sources, Savona provides a report on national experiences of criminal organization unavailable elsewhere. It will prove especially useful to policymakers and users, as well as scholars looking to understand the criminal dynamics that underlie sophisticated, international offending.

Ghost Trails

Ghost Trails
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Author: Jill Homer
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780557024070
Release: 2008
Editor: Jill Homer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Most sports become inspirational when extraordinary people excel at ordinary things. In ultra-endurance racing, ordinary people must excel at extraordinary things. "Ghost Trails" is the true story of an ordinary person - timid, nonathletic, raised in the suburbs of Salt Lake City - and her unlikely route to one of the most difficult bicycle races in the world, a 350-mile epic along Alaska's frozen Iditarod trail. Through her struggles and intimate confrontations with her fears and weaknesses, she discovers the surprising destination of her life's trails.

105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia

105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia
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Author: Stephen Hui
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781771642873
Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: Greystone Books Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The all-new, expanded follow-up to southwestern British Columbia’s best-selling hiking guidebook—now featuring trails on the islands and northern Washington. For nearly fifty years, David and Mary Macaree’s iconic 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia has been the province’s most popular and most trusted hiking guide, with more than 100,000 copies sold to date. Author Stephen Hui carries on the Macarees’ legacy in 105 Hikes in and around Southwestern British Columbia—an all-new, expanded follow-up inspired by their beloved classic. With an additional selection of trails on the Gulf Islands and in Washington’s North Cascades, options for hiking with children, and rainy day recommendations, 105 Hikes covers a wider area and wider range of abilities than its predecessor. Like the Macarees, Hui provides detailed information about how to get to each trailhead (including transit options, where available), distance and elevation gains, estimated hiking times, and points of natural or historical interest. But he also includes all-new features such as an at-a-glance summary of all the hikes in the book; tips for hiking safely and ethically; clear, topographical color maps; a rating system for hike quality and difficulty; Indigenous place names where appropriate; and shorter or longer options for every outing.

Trails of Prince Edward Island

Trails of Prince Edward Island
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Author: Michael Haynes
Pages: 292
ISBN: 0864920482
Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: Goose Lane Editions

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This new guide features more than 50 trails for hiking and cycling on Prince Edward Island, Canada's own emerald isle, included in the book are new trails in Prince Edward Island National Park and the just-completed Confederation Trail, the final (or initial, depending on which way you're facing!) leg of the Trans-Canada Trail. Michael Haynes hiked and mapped each trail and provides detailed maps, trail descriptions, and GPS coordinates, as well as information on time, length, difficulty, and facilities available on each route. He also includes photographs, charts, tips for hikers and cyclists, and sidebars on historical, cultural, and natural subjects. Whether you're planning a months-long trek from one coast of Canada to the other, or a picnic on the beach within view of a lighthouse, Trails of Prince Edward Island is the hiker's best companion, an authoritative and entertaining guide to this gem of Confederation.

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia
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Author: Taryn Eyton
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781771646697
Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: Greystone Books Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A one-stop resource for hiking backpackers in beautiful British Columbia. Planning your next backpacking adventure? This book covers all the essentials including: 40 overnight hiking trails: discover the many different routes that BC has to offer Packing tips: take only the most essential items with you (plus a few comforts) Permitting: find out what permits you’ll need, and where to get them Camp set-up: tips for where to pitch your tent and how to find water Environmental impact: learn how to Leave No Trace behind in the wilderness This book features backpacking routes from the North Shore up to Pemberton and Lytton and from the Sunshine Coast out to the Similkameen Valley. Beautiful photographs showcase what you’ll see along the way: mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls, old-growth forests, and more. Every backpacking route in the book includes bonus features: Trail maps and route descriptions Elevation, distance and time information Points of cultural and natural history Pre-planning hints about fees, permits, and reservations Suggested side trips and points of particular interest Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia also shares options for extending an overnight excursion to several nights or a week, and for selecting hikes that match your timeline/fitness level.

The Happy Runner

The Happy Runner
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Author: Roche, David,Roche, Megan
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781492567646
Release: 2018-11-15
Editor: Human Kinetics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Is your daily run starting to drag you down? Has running become a chore rather than the delight it once was? Then The Happy Runner is the answer for you. Authors David and Megan Roche believe that you can’t reach your running potential without consistency and joyful daily adventures that lead to long-term health and happiness. Guided by their personal experiences and coaching expertise, they point out the mental and emotional factors that will help you learn exactly how to become a happy runner and achieve your personal best.

Natural Surface Trails by Design

Natural Surface Trails by Design
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Author: Troy Scott Parker
Pages: 78
ISBN: 097558720X
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hiking Trails of Ottawa the National Capital Region and Beyond

Hiking Trails of Ottawa  the National Capital Region  and Beyond
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Author: Michael Haynes
Pages: 292
ISBN: 0864924844
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collected here, for the first time, are the best hiking routes in the National Capital Region, including Gatineau Park, Ottawa's Greenbelt, brand new trails at Manitou Mountain, and Eastern Ontario's most outstanding provincial parks (Frontenac, Charleston, and Murphy's Point), as well as gems hidden in the neighbouring Canadian Shield and Laurentian Highlands. All fifty routes are located within a roughly 100-km radius of Ottawa, all within easy reach. Michael Haynes provides GPS coordinates to the trailheads and cell phone coverage gaps on each trail, and his "Trails at a Glance" section highlights each route's length, suggested completion time, permitted uses, entry fee, and degree of difficulty (ranging from easy walks to demanding hikes), as well as information on the conditions under which pets may or may not be permitted.

Hiking Trails 1

Hiking Trails 1
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Author: Gail Felicity Harcombe
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0987779710
Release: 2017-03-03
Editor: Vancouver Island Trails Inform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A guide to hiking in the Greater Victoria area of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

On the Trail

On the Trail
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Author: Silas Chamberlin
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9780300219111
Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation's vast network of trails In the mid-nineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States. A little more than a century later, tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country. This groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the American hiking community and its rich, nationwide culture. Delving into unexplored archives, including those of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra Club, Green Mountain Club, and many others, Silas Chamberlin recounts the activities of hikers who over many decades formed clubs, built trails, and advocated for environmental protection. He also discusses the shifting attitudes of the late 1960s and early 1970s when ideas about traditional volunteerism shifted and new hikers came to see trail blazing and maintenance as government responsibilities. Chamberlin explores the implications for hiking groups, future club leaders, and the millions of others who find happiness, inspiration, and better health on America's trails.