Secret Walks

Author: Charles Fleming
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 159580823X
Size: 78.86 MB
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Secret Walks from the Author: Charles Fleming. Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles is a sequel to the popular Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, and features another collection of exciting urban walks through parks, canyons, and neighborhoods unknown and unseen by most Angelinos. Each walk is rated for duration, distance, and difficulty, and is accompanied by a map. The walks, like those in Secret Stairs, are filled with fascinating factoids about historical landmarks—the original Bat Cave from Batman, the lake where Opie learned to fish on The Andy Griffith Show, or the storage barn for one of L.A.’s oldest wineries. The book also highlights the people who made the landmarks famous: the infamous water engineer William Mulholland; the convicted murderer and philanthropist Colonel Griffith J. Griffith; Charles Lummis, who walked from Cincinnati to Los Angeles to take a job on the L.A. Times; and tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney, who dug canals to drain the marshes south of Santa Monica and create his American “Venice.” Written in the entertainingly informed style that has made Secret Stairs a Los Angeles Times best-seller, Secret Walks is the perfect book for the walker eager to explore but tired of the crowds at Runyon Canyon or Temescal Park.

The Great Escape Adventures On The Wild West Coast

Author: Monty Halls
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446415163
Size: 76.97 MB
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The Great Escape Adventures On The Wild West Coast from the Author: Monty Halls. A diary of adventure in picturesque Sand Bay, The Great Escape: Adventures on the Wild West Coast takes readers on an extraordinary journey as writer and explorer Monty Halls follows his dream of becoming a crofter. With his gigantic (possibly insane) dog Reuben as his companion, Monty raises sheep, pigs and chickens, grows his own vegetables, explores the wildlife, meets the locals, and learns all about life on Scotland's wild west coast. Living his dream is not without its challenges - whether it's renovating an ancient bothy, climbing a mountain called The Inaccessible Pinnacle, or surviving the daily onslaught of midges - but it's a life-changing experience, set in the most beautiful and dramatic landscape in Europe. The Great Escape is a book for anyone who has longed to leave the rat race behind.

Fridays With Red

Author: Bob Edwards
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780671500528
Size: 29.42 MB
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Fridays With Red from the Author: Bob Edwards. The author pays tribute to veteran sportscaster Red Barber in a collection of radio dialogues that spans decades

Hardy Boys 34 The Hooded Hawk Mystery

Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101076484
Size: 74.58 MB
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Hardy Boys 34 The Hooded Hawk Mystery from the Author: Franklin W. Dixon. The young detectives receive a trained peregrine falcon as a gift that involves them in an exciting mystery. Imagine their astonishment when the swift-flying falcon brings down a homing pigeon carrying two precious rubies! Startling events that ensue indicate the gems are a ransom that has been paid for the release of a kidnapped student from India, who had come to the United States to complete his education. But Tava, the son of a wealthy industrialist, is still being held captive. Hoping to find a clue to Tava’s whereabouts, the Hardys try to track down the owner of the ruby-bearing pigeon. Their every move, however, is thwarted by the dangerous criminals not only involved in the kidnapping, but also in the large-scale smuggling of aliens from India to the United States. How Frank and Joe eventually outwit their adversaries climaxes this thrill-packed mystery adventure.

Our National Parks

Author: David Muench
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
ISBN: 1558689184
Size: 37.94 MB
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Our National Parks from the Author: David Muench. Award-winning photographer David Muench captures the well-visited park icons that millions of Americans love and cherish as well as the lesser-known and seldom seen wilderness areas of the park?the untouched gems where few traveler's venture. Ruth Rudner's moving essay coupled with Muench's visual celebration of these great lands, brings to life everything from the Great Smokies to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, to Bryce Canyon and hundreds of other unique images.