Description : The Allegheny River, of western Pennsylvania and New York, flows through a region rich in natural resources and human history. While the river is 320 miles long, the northern watershed district originates in Potter County, Pennsylvania, and joins the Clarion River near Parker, Pennsylvania. Along the Allegheny River: The Northern Watershed showcases over 200 vintage postcards of the river, its landscape, and its people. These captivating images chronicle over 200 years of history, from the French and Indian War to the timber and oil booms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Description : This is a practical guidebook to navigating the Ohio River and traveling along the river from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cairo, Illinois. It includes detailed navigational charts and historical information about the river, its locks, tributaries, islands, and anchorage locations. It also covers river-friendly cities, towns and communities as well as highways and roads adjacent or leading to the river. It includes GPS coordinates, distance markers, and warnings.
Description : The weather has always been a favorite topic of conversation. Undoubtedly, someone must have said to Noah, "I thought they said it was supposed to let up on Tuesday." Over a century ago, American essayist Charles Dudley Warner wrote in the HartfordCourant, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." And now with the advent of the 24-hour Weather Channel and high-tech radar and satellite imagery, we have more information about the weather at our disposal than ever before. But what about weather in the past? Is the climate changing? Are the summers hotter now than ever before? Were winters colder when our grandparents were children? In The Pennsylvania Weather Book, meteorologist Ben Gelber provides the first comprehensive survey of 250 years of recorded weather in this state. He reports on noteworthy weather happenings by category (snowstorms, rainstorms, cold and heat waves, thunderstorms, and tropical storms) and places them in historical context. Throughout the book, Gelber clearly defines meteorological terms and explains what creates weather events. The book features appendices and tables containing useful references for average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and climate data. It also provides a brief history of the weather watchers who contributed to the state's meteorological records since the late eighteenth century. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for weather professionals, amateurs, and local enthusiasts alike.
Description : Nestled in four counties of Northwestern Pennsylvania are the 513,000 acres of the Allegheny National Forest, so designated by a proclamation signed by U.S. President Calvin Coolidge in 1923. A Guide to the Allegheny National Forest is the most current and comprehensive visitor&’s guide ever written for this national treasure. Designed in a handy pocket book format, the guide briefly explores the human and geological history of the forest and includes hints on how to enjoy the forest safely. The book then describes the three distinct natural areas of the forest and features the activities available in each of these areas. The three sections highlight the hiking trails, campgrounds (developed, dispersed, and primitive), recreation areas, picnic areas, snowmobile and ATV access sites, and the swimming, boating, and canoeing opportunities available in these areas. They also include trail maps, directions to ranger stations, addresses and phone numbers for lodging, rentals, and attractions in the area, even information on educational programs available in the forest. No other book so completely and comprehensively facilitates your next trip to the forest.