Acadia National Park is one of the foremost bird-watching areas in the U.S., with more than 330 bird species recorded. Visitors will enjoy exploring the more than 120 miles of hiking trails to observe wildlife and the area’s most outstanding natural features.
Are you interested in Yellowstone or planning a trip to the park? If so, you'll love "Yellowstone National Park for Kids, Preteens, and Teenagers," Inside this detailed travel guide geared toward children, you'll learn all you need to know about America's first national park. For example, did you know that:
Yellowstone is one of the worlds biggest active volcanoes? The hot underground magma is what causes the geysers to erupt and when you visit Yellowstone you actually go inside the volcanic caldera.
Both black bears and grizzly bears can be found in Yellowstone and they are omnivorous which means they eat both plants and animals?
Old Faithful erupts about every ninety minutes to heights of over one hundred feet?
Early visitors to Yellowstone used to catch fish in Yellowstone Lake then dip them into Fishing Cone Geyser to cook them?
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Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.
Common animal species, such as the scarlet tanager, the Shenandoah salamander, the black bear, and the Turk’s cap lily are included in this pocket-sized guide to wildlife found in the Shenandoah National Park. Highlighting more than 130 local flora and fauna, this hand-held reference is the ideal addition to any nature enthusiast’s arsenal.
The National Pastime offers baseball history available nowhere else. Each fall this publication from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) explores baseball history with fresh and often surprising views of past players, teams, and events. Drawn from the research efforts of more than 6,700 SABR members, The National Pastime establishes an accurate, lively, and entertaining historical record of baseball. A Note from the Editor, Mark Alvarez: It's slipping by unnoticed, but 1993 is the 100th anniversary of modern baseball. A century ago this past April, pitchers for the first time in official play toed a slab sixty feet, six inches from the intersection of the foul lines. This was the last of the great changes made in the game during the vigorous, experimental, unrestrained, untraditional nineteenth century. The diamond was set. A hundred years ago, baseball was already the national pastime, but it was still a relatively young sport. If we superimpose our year on 1893 and look back, baseball's development seems remarkably rapid. The game broke free from its town ball roots about the time Pesky held (or didn't hold) the ball and Slaughter scored from first. The great, professional Cincinnati Red Stockings took the field the year the Mets stunned everyone by winning a pennant and a World Series. The National League was founded in the year of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych. A walk counted as a hit just six years ago. In 1893, a 50-year-old baseball fan had lived through the whole history of the "New York Game." Even youngsters of 30 had been able to watch the development of the sport into a business calculated to make money for "magnates," who three years before had crushed a player revolt and who now seemed determined to run the over-large "big League" into the ground. They didn't of course. Outside forces, including Ban Johnson and an improved economy, would soon reinvigorate the game. (Our troubled sport could use another such jolt any time now.) Sometime this season, maybe you can catch a few rays in the bleachers, or lie in a hammock tuning a lazy ear to a Sunday afternoon broadcast, or-best yet-perch on a grassy hill overlooking a high school game, give the game's past century a thought. And pass it on. Modern baseball is 100 years old.
Space is a fun and scary space. Join Sparky and his fellow SPACERS as he goes on his first space adventure, to help Professor Hubble, the orbiting space telescope. Will the Debris Brothers, the space rubbish pranksters, mess up the mission? Will Sparky make it through the extremely hot and dangerous re-entry window?
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