Description : 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.
Description : The forest is calling me with a woodwind song . . . The branches wave a green, friendly greeting. This way? That way? The flowers light a path for me! Wander through the woods, where wildlife and plants are waiting to be discovered in this immersive and magical paper-cut world. Helen Musselwhite's intricate and beautifully crafted paper scenes are accompanied by Louise Greig's lyrical voice in this magical walk through the woods. An enchanting story which is also a beautiful work of art and a fantastic gift to treasure and share.
Description : Set in the midst of the Cold War, Lee Blessing’s powerful and startling play dramatises a stand-off between U.S. and Soviet arms negotiators as they battle for supremacy. Full of tension and humour A Walk in the Woods shows how the relationship between the two experts evolves as they stroll in the woods above Geneva, away from the glare of the negotiating table. But will this escape lead to a true breakthrough or just more posturing? In this revised version of the play, originally performed at Northern Stage, Vermont, and directed by Nicholas Kent, a woman plays the role of the U.S. negotiator.
Description : This story is an attempt to touch the pulse of todays boys and girls. They spend countless hours in front of their many different games. Preteens match their skills against the latest games and machines. They use gigabytes to compete in 3-D and virtual media. They attend public, private, parochial, and religious schools where they are required to be inside most of the day. They return home to their games and begin to play. Again they are inside, defeating their games in stride. It makes you wonder if they ever go outside. Children spend so much time inside. How can they feel alive? How do they get in touch with nature other side? Todays parents dont want their children out of reach. A ten-year-old boy walking through the woods would be a security breach. I wrote this story to get parents to think. I wrote this story for preteen boys and girls to virtually link.
Description : Do you believe in magic and have a zest for adventure? Do you like the idea of the hair on your arms standing straight up? If so you are going to enjoy the many twists, turns, and secrets that Bobby and his friends encounter. Hang on tightly as you experience a stand-off with a gang of thieves, while feeling the action of BMX and Motocross. Get ready, as you make your trek through the mystical land of the forest, valley, river, and caves. You too may catch a glimpse of the unbelievable things that lie beneath. “Sweet!”
Description : Take an entertaining and educational tour of the four seasons and observe the many delightful mysteries of nature. Perfect for colorists of all ages. Captions.
Description : Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts
Description : This fun and unique story is about a Grandfather, called Poppy, and his Safety First approach to teaching deer hunting basics to his grandchildren. All the while he actually teaches important life lessons that will leave a lasting impression on the minds of all who read this book.
Description : Advance Praise for Mission to Moscow "Fifty years ago when few foreign journalists ventured very far into the Soviet heartland, Life magazine sent Peter Young prospecting for stories from the Black Sea resorts to the shores of Kamchatka in the Pacific Far East. His superbly written memories of that assignment provide a colorful and amusing highlight in a life - long career of reporting and editing." Roy Rowan Life magazine's former chief of correspondents "I read this book in one gulp, with delight and many fond memories. It's a true gift to the author's family, to his old friends and colleagues, and, one hopes, to lots of readers. His intention to portray the warmth, humor, and earthiness of the Russian people really comes through. The whole manuscript is immensely human. That was a hard story to tell back in the'60s, and I don't think Americans to this day have any appreciation of the Russians as human." Richard C. Longworth Former Moscow correspondent United Press International "Peter Young's travels through Soviet Russia and Eastern Europe are filled with real-life adventure and mind-grabbing insights, not to mention plenty of humor. This is a must-read book by a reporter/editor who has seen more than most of us and is able to describe his travels graphically." Joseph E. lllick Professor of History Emeritus, San Francisco State University