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25 BICYCLE TOURS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY - 2nd Edition

By Howard Stone. Scenic rides from Saratoga to West Point with clear descriptions, B&W photos and maps of each circle tour of carefully selected routes designed to avoid heavy auto traffic. 5-1/2 x 81/4 229 pages Photos - Maps Paper. 229 pages. Photos - Maps. Paper. 2BT01. 15.00

25 MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

By Peter Kick. The Hudson Valley provides scenic beauty, intriguing history, an abundance of trails, organizations and facilities created for the mountain bike. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 208 pages Photos - Maps Paper. 208 pages. Photos - Maps. Paper. 2MB01. 15.00

A River View and Other Hudson Valley Essays

John Burroughs. Selected and introduced by Renehan (his biography of JB in a paperback edition is due late 97/early 98) John Burroughs is so calm, so poised, so much at home with himself, so much a familiar spirit of the forests . . He is a child of the woods, fields, hills - native to them in a rare sense (in a sense almost a miracle). Walt Whitman. Includes 11 essays by John Burroughs and a bibliography. 5x7 . 209 pages. cloth. ARV01. 12.00

A Rock With A View, Trails Of The Shawangunk Mountains

Steve Weinman. Second edition. A popular hiking, biking and cross country skiing guide first introduced in 1995. A Rock With A View is the first comprehensive guide to the trails of New Paltz and the Shawangunk Range, and includes 23 of the most interesting and scenic trails in the area. In addition to detailed trail descriptions and directions, A Rock With A View contains maps, historic and geologic information, local artist drawings and a guide to bed and breakfasts and local accommodations. Profits from the sale of A Rock With A View are donated to local and environmental charities. 72 pages. maps & drawings. Stapled. ARW01. 7.95

ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB CANOE GUIDE TO THE MID-HUDSON

edited by Kathie Annstrong and Chet Harvey. AND EASTERN MOHAWK REGION OF NEW YORK STATE.  Describes over seventy of the best white water, quick water, and flat water paddle trips the mid-Hudson area has to offer. Covers major rivers and tributaries from the Newcomb/North Hudson area to Kingston and from Herkimer Landing in the west-central portion of the Adirondack park east to Vermont, and including the waterways in and around New York’s Capital District. Route descriptions cover: launch sites, scenery and points of special interest, difficulty levels, special cautions, paddling distances, campsites and takeouts. 256 pages. Paper. AMC02. 16.95

Battery to Bear Mt

A walking tour from the Battery, at the tip of Manhattan Island, to West Point. near Bear Mountain on the Hudson. All the sites and important events along the route. illus. Paper. BTB02. 12.95

Camerado! Sing To Me

Edited by Jack Focht. In 1940 a statue of Walt Whitman, the American poet most noted for his celebration of nature, was given to the Harriman Family and erected on the Appalachian Trail in New York's Bear Mountain State Park. This book contains historic photos, sculptor Jo Davidson's account of the events, and the winning entries in the Walt Whitman Poetry Competition from 1992-1995. 5.5x8.5 . 80 pages. 14 b&w photos/illus. Paper. CST01. 8.95

Changing Tides Tivioli Bays: A Hudson River Wetland

Esther Kiviat. (text and photos). A readable, concise introduction to this important wetland reserve on the mid-Hudson River, with lyrical, lucid writing and precise, vivid photographs. The ecological significance of these fresh water tidal coves is beautifully written and illustrated. 8.5x10, 32 color and 120 black & white photos. . 160 pages. 152 illustrations. Paper. CTT01. 25

Cruising Guide to the Hudson River, Lake Champlain & the St. Lawrence River

Alan & Susan McGibbon. The complete guide to the entire waterway - including the Champlain Canal, Richelieu River and the Chambly Canal - from New York City to Montreal and Quebec City. Maps, photos, Marinas, destinations etc - Everything you need to maximize your boating the waterway. Wire spiral bound to lay flat on high quality glossy paper. 8.5x11 . 272 pages. 100s B&W photos. Spiral. CGT01. 36.95

Fifty Hikes In the Lower Hudson Valley

By Stella Green & H. Neil Zimmerman. An all-new guide that includes hikes and walks from Westchester County to Albany. Fully 2/3s of the hikes are below Newburgh, but this popular series delivers the goods on all 50! They range from 1/2 mile to 14 miles in length, and most are within 2 hours of Manhattan. Each includes a topo map, driving directions, mileage and rise, and detailed trail descriptions. 6x9 288 pages b&w photos and maps Paper . 288 pages. b&w photos and maps. Paper. FHI01. 16.95

Gardener's Guide to Ulster & Dutchess Counties

Marie Iannotti. Not another how-to garden book, this is a resource guide to all the best catalogs, garder centers, plant sales, and gardens themselves, with full contact information. Contains everything a Hudson Valley gardener needs to ply his or her craft. 5.5x8.5 . 114 pages. Stapled. GGT01. 9.25

Guide to Fishing Westchester and Putnam Counties

Robert Craven. A practical fishing guide that offers a wealth of stream and lake angling opportunities, yet its secluded, wild and remote settings are practically on the doorstep of one of the world's largest cities. 6x9. 94. maps & photos. Paper. GTF03. 5.95

GUIDE TO THE LONG PATH

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. From New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, the folks who build and maintain trails, comes this guide to the trail which extends 236-plus miles in the lower Hudson Valley. 4-1/2 x 7 5th Edition Completely revised 275 pages Paper Photos - Maps. 275 pages. Photos - Maps. Paper. GTT01. 16.95

HARRIMAN TRAILS

By Myles, William J. A guide and history of the 52,000 acre Harriman-Bear Mt. State Parks just 50 miles North of Manhattan in the Hudson Valley. 5 x 7 (See maps: - Harriman Trail Maps - for companion map pack) 512 pages Photos Paper. 512 pages. Photos. Paper. HTA01. 16.95

HUDSON RIVER

Peter Lourie. By Peter Lourie. Collection of color photos traces Mr. Lourie's canoe journey down the Hudson. 10 x 8 48 pages Color photos Cloth. 48 pages. Color photos. Cloth. HRA03. 15.95

Hudson River An Adventure From the Mountains to the Sea

Peter Lourie. This beautifully documented, full-color journey from Lake Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan which traces Mr. Lourie's canoe journey down the Hudson is now available as a Paperback. 10 x 8 . 48 pages. Color photos. Paperback. HRA03P. 9.95

Hudson River Memories. KELLY, ELIZABETH BURROUGHS

From John Burroughs' grand daughter, reminescenses of her life at Riverby, John Burroughs estate on the Hudson River. 126 pages. Paper. HRM01. 12.50

HUDSON VALLEY AND CATSKILL MTS EXPLORERS GUIDE

Barile & Michaels. A little bit of everything - from restaurants inns, B&Bs wineries, historic battlefields, antique shops to hiking trails - what to do and where to stay while you do it. 6 x 9 Index. 288 pages. Photos - Maps. Paper. HVA01. 18.00

HUDSON VALLEY TALES AND TRAILS

Clyne, Patricia Edwards. A compilation of the regions folklore, historical footnotes, unforgetable personalities and natural wonders. A collection of yarns and a great guide. . 319pp. 30 B&W photos. H. HVT01. 19.95

HUDSON VALLEY TALES AND TRAILS

Clyne, Patricia Edwards. A compilation of the regions folklore, historical footnotes, unforgetable personalities and natural wonders. A collection of yarns and a great guide. Unfortunately, this is temporarily out-of-print and scheduled to be reprinted within a few months. Meanwhile there are none in stock. 319 pages. 30 B&W photos. Paper. HVT01P. 16.95

IRON MINE TRAILS A history and hikers guide to the historic iron mines of the NJ&NY Highlands

Ed Lenik. Author and archeologist Ed Lenik spent 25 years hiking to and gathering information about these fascinating and nearly forgotten historical landmarks from America's first industrial age. This guide takes you to over forty historic 18TH & 19TH Century Iron Mines in Passaic, Bergen, and Morris Counties in NJ and Rockland and Orange Counties in NY. Many illustrations, historic photos and maps. 160 pg. Paper. IMT01. 8.95

John Burroughs Out-of-Print vols

Stray volumes from various John Burroughs sets. Wake Robin(1871), Winter Sunshine(1876), Birds and Poets(1877), Locusts and Wild Honey(1879, Pepacton(1881), Fresh Fields(1885), Signs and Seasons(1886), Indoor Studies(1889), Riverby(1894), Literary Values(1902), Far and Near(1904), Ways of Nature(1905), Bird and Bough(1906), Leaf and Tendril(1908), Time and Change(1912), The Summit of the Years(1913), The Breath of Life(1915), Under the Apple Trees(1916), Field and Study(1919), Accepting the Universe(1920), Under the Maples(1921), The Last Harvest(1922). hard. JB01OP2. 12

John Burroughs An American Naturalist

Edward J. Renehan, Jr. The first full biography of the dean of American nature writers to be published since 1925. Quote - [Renehan reveals] a far more complex and interesting man than other biographers have described. . . . In this thoughtful biography we are shown the once sainted 'Sage of Slabsides' as a flesh-and-blood traveler in a now vanished world. -The New York Times Book Review 6 x 9. 384 pages. Photos - Index. Paper. JB03P. 19.95

John Burroughs An American Naturalist - Cloth - OP - Inquire

Edward J. Renehan, Jr. A few original hardcovers left of the first full biography of the dean of American nature writers to be published since 1925. Quote - [Renehan reveals] a far more complex and interesting man than other biographers have described. . . . In this thoughtful biography we are shown the once sainted 'Sage of Slabsides' as a flesh-and-blood traveler in a now vanished world. -The New York Times Book Review 6 x 9. 384 pages. Photos - Index. Cloth. JB03H. 24.95

LET'S TAKE THE KIDS

Barile & Michaels. Great places to go with children in New York's Hudson Valley. Includes the Catskills, Lake George, the Berkshires and Cooperstown. Good details on weekend trips in the manner of an old-fashioned guidebook. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 . 220 pages. Maps. Paper. LTT02. 13.95

More Balls Than Strikes

Charlie Tiano. 120 Years of Baseball in New York's Hudson Valley. With an introduction by famed sports writer Heywood Hale Broun. The author, a retired sports columnist, baseball player and promoter, remembers over 80 years of Baseball history, and played with or interviewed all the old timers throughout his carreer to bring you this personal memoir. What history Charlie didn't make (including breaking the race barrier by playing on a black team!) - he reported for the local newspaper. It's all here in this charming collection of intimate, amusing and sometimes tragic anecdotes of America's favorite sport. 6x9 . 136 pages. 24 b&w photos index. Paper. MBT01. 11.95

Rock Scenery of the Hudson

Wyckoff, Jerome. A geological guide. 95 pages. B&W photos w. index. Paper. RSO01. 5.95

Paths Along The Hudson

Jeffrey Perls. The cultural and social history of the entire region. Whether you are an ardent hiker or prefer to enjoy the great outdoors from your living-room armchair, Jeffrey Perls has written the essential guidebook on one of the most majestic natural areas of the eastern United States -- the Hudson River. Perls brings together the culture, history, nature, and recreational activities along the Hudson River in one convenient guidebook. He not only maps out walks and bike trails, both urban and rural, but also introduces readers to the landscape geology, history, and culture of the Hudson Valley region. Paths along the Hudson provides a practical and geographically comprehensive guide to exploring the area on foot and by bike. The trail routes bring readers as close to the river as possible and guide them to rewarding vistas, nature preserves, and historic landmarks. What you will need to make your explorations enjoyable, safe, and fun for everyone from the serious hiker to parents and kids. 6x9 . 434 pages. index maps. Paper. PAT01. 20.00

Ride Guide Hudson Valley and Sound Shore

Dan Goldfischer and Melissa Hefferman. 121 pages. Paper. RGH01. 7.95

River of Mountains A Canoe Journey Down the Hudson

Peter Lurie. From Lake Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan, this is the first record of the entire trip in one vessel, and author Peter Lurie helps you to relive it. (See also Hudson River - his young adult version of the same trip). 326 pages. B&W photos and drawings. Hardcover. ROM01. 29.95

River of Mountains A Canoe Journey Down the Hudson

Peter Lurie. From Lake Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan, this is the first record of the entire trip in one vessel, and author Peter Lurie helps you to relive it in this beautiful narrative of his journey. (See also Hudson River - his young adult version of the same trip). 326 pages. B&W photos and drawings. Paper. ROM01P. 19.95

Rocks of Greene County

George Halcott Chadwick. The geologic make-up of this Hudson Valley and Catskill's mountaintop county. 27 pages. no illus. Stapled. ROG01. 5

Scenes and Walks in the Northern Shawangunks

Jack Fagan. By Jack Fagan. Brings to life the outstanding terrain and wildlife while describing the intricate network of trails and old carriage roads that make this land of magnificent summits, deep woodlands, cascading waterfalls and sky lakes so accessible. From the NY/NJ Trail Conference. Includes the geology, history and topography of the region. 5.5x8 180 pages illus b&w drawings Paper. 180 pages. illus b&w drawings. Paper. SAW01. 10.95

The Best of Westchester County

Marian Hamilton. In this revised edition over 1000 attractions and activities keep you entertained in and around Westchester County. Includes over 50 pages of Rockland, Putnam. Dutchess, Orange and Fairfield County (CT) attractions also. 5.5x8.5 . 314 pages. map, line drawings, index. Paper. TBO06. 13.95

THE BIRDS OF JOHN BURROUGHS

Burroughs, John. 240. paperback. TBO01H. 18.95

The Gunks Guide

Todd Swain. A comprehensive rock climber's guidebook to 1200 Shawangunk routes. 4x7 . 388 pages. Photos maps Illus Index. Paper. TGG01. 22.00

THE HUDSON An Illustrated Guide to the Hudson River

Stanne, Panetta, & Forist - teachers aboard the sloop Clearwater. The American Museum of Natural History said Everyone who lives in the Hudson Valley should have this book. Indeed, anyone anywhere . . . should own a copy. It's incredible! The history, geology, natural history, and the ecology of the Hudson River - page after page - the big picture of how important the Hudson is - and always has been - to the entire state, and especially us lucky folks here in the Valley. Illustrated with line drawings and black & white photos on every page and a Great fold-out map of the entire river. . 205 pages. illus every page. Paper. TH03. 23.95

THE HUDSON An Illustrated Guide to the Hudson River

Stanne, Panetta, & Forist - teachers aboard the sloop Clearwater. The American Museum of Natural History said Everyone who lives in the Hudson Valley should have this book. Indeed, anyone anywhere . . . should own a copy. It's incredible! The history, geology, natural history, and the ecology of the Hudson River - page after page - the big picture of how important the Hudson is - and always has been - to the entire state, and especially us lucky folks here in the Valley. Illustrated with line drawings and black & white photos on every page and a Great fold-out map of the entire river. . 205 pages. illus every page. Paper. TH03H. 44.95

The Hudson River

Rais. Full color, coffee-table book (everything but the legs) STUNNING full page photos on nearly every page. 8 1/2 x 13 inches. 272 pages. 250+ color. cloth. THR04. 60.00

The Hudson River Almanac, Vol. II

Tom Lake, editor. A New York State Deptartment of Environmental Conservation, Hudson River Estuary Management Program presentation. DEC Commissioner Michael Zagata sees this almanac as a partnership between citizen volunteers, state government and private donors. Collectively these groups and individuals have been responsible for recording hundreds of observations from Lake Tear of the Clouds to New York Harbor. Their concern, dedication, and positive response have created a valuable record of the natural history of flora and fauna that will serve to guide and inform users of the Hudson River for years to come. In reading the Almanac, we can see in our mind's eye, the spawning of the shad, the flight of the swallows, the migration of the monarchs. Moreover, by annually recording observations of life, we can detect changes over time and, when needed, investigate the reason(s) why.-Robert H. Boyle Exceptional graphics set off this compilation of the work of hundreds. 8.5 x 11. 128 pages. illus.,. Paper. HRA04. 10.00

The Hudson River Almanac Vol III 1996-1997

More contributions from participants of all ages and educations, from scientific to anecdotal, even poetic. An ongoing, living tradition that captures the spirit of the Hudson River. 8.5x11 . 118 pages. index b&w illus. Paper. THR03. 10.00

The Hudson River Almanac Vol. V

Edited by Tom Lake. Preface by Gov. George Pataki. From the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Each year the Almanac has sold out to Hudson Valley enthusiasts eager to learn about the region's ecological health. This collection of observations, ruminations and nature notes from the hundreds of contributors who took the time to write about their experiences on the Hudson River will be no exception. 128 pages. 70 illustrations. Paper. THR11. 10.00

The Hudson River Almanac, Vol. IV, 1997-1998

Tom Lake. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Tom Lake, editor The fourth volume in this popular series will be available in November. Limited quantities of Volumes 11 and III are available. Documents the period from March 1997 to March 1998. Our cover features an eagle because much of the exciting news this year features them. The Almanac is a project of the Hudson River Estuary Management Program. 8.5 x 11 . 128 pages. illustrated. Paper. THR09. 10.00

The Palisades A Surprising Wilderness

Jim Capossela, photos by Toby McAfee. From the Beczak Environmental Center, this booklet is part of an educational series on the environmentally diverse natural history of the Palisades on the Hudson River straddling the New York, New Jersey border. Full color cover on glossy paper with many b&w photos and maps. 7x8.5 . 24 pages. 22 b&w photos and 2 maps. Stapled. TPA03. 5.95

The Riverkeepers

John Cronin and Robert F Kennedy, Jr. Two activists fight to reclaim our environment as a basic human right. The exciting and well-written account of two unlikely allies - one blue collar and the other blue-blooded - and their fight to save the most beautiful of our large rivers, the Hudson. 6.5x9.5 . 302 pages. index. Cloth. TR02. 25.00

The World of John Burroughs

Edward Kanze. John Burroughs -- naturalist, ornithologist, author, poet and teacher -- is perhaps best remembered today as one of the earliest and most articulate pioneers of our modern conservation movement. He was as popular as his contemporaries Henry David Thoreau and John Muir, and authored 28 books between 1867 and 1922. His timeless nature writings are a delight to read. This is an intimate look at the esteemed nature philosopher of the Catskill Mts and Hudson Valley regions of New York State. 9x12 Filled with color and b&w photos by the author. Beautiful coffee table book now in paperback!. 160 page. color and b&w photos. Paper. TWO01P. 29.95

There To Breathe The Beauty (John Burroughs)

Norman Brauer. The Camping Trips of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs. A illustrated narrative of the annual summer camping junkets which took these great men through most of Eastern America. They never knew just what route they'd be taking, where they would end up, or, even who would meet them there. (In 1921, President Warren Harding joined them for a weekend.) This beautiful coffee-table book documents the many excursions. 9x12 many b&w illus. 227 pages. many b&w illus. Cloth. TTB01. 75.00

Traveler's Guide to The Hudson River Valley NEW EDITION

Tim Mulligan. From Saratoga Springs to New York City, the complete what, where, when and how of touring this most historic region - now in its fourth edition. Called the Best Guidebook for the region by the New York Times. 5x8. 259 pages. b&wdrawings, index. Paper. THR01. 15.95

WALKS & RAMBLES IN WESTERN HUDSON VALLEY

By Peggy Turco. 38 walks ranging in length from 1/4 to 10 miles, in Orange and Ulster Counties, are described here in detail, with embellishments of local history, geology and biology. Directions to trail heads, clear maps and many photos complete this comprehensive guide. 238 pages Maps & Photos Paper. 238 pages. Maps & Photos. Paper. WAR03. 15.95

WALKS AND RAMBLES IN DUTCHESS AND PUTNAM COUNTIES

By Peggy Turco. A guide to the ecology and history of 37 walks of under a mile to invigorating nine-mile hikes in the Hudson Highlands. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 224 pages Photos - Maps - Index Paper. 224 pages. Photos - Maps - Index. Paper. WAR01. 14.00

WALKS AND RAMBLES IN Westchester & Fairfield CO

Anderson, Katherine S. revised by Peggy Turco. By Anderson, Katherine S. revised by Peggy Turco. A nature lovers guide to 36 parks and sanctuaries continues this series. 176 pages Maps & Photos Paper. 176 pages. Maps & Photos. Paper. WAR02. 14.00

WEST POINT & THE HUDSON Valley Guide

Heinbach & Kohlhajen. A guide to the US Military Academy at West Point, with the legends and lore of the Long Grey Line, and a guide to the mansions and picturesque river towns along the Hudson. 320. illus, index. Paper. WPT01. 14.95


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