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Athens (OH) (Images of America)

Athens (OH) (Images of America)

Author: Richard A. Straw, Athens County Historical Society and Museum
Price: $21.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: In the late 1700s, a group of men, largely from Massachusetts, came into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and settled a village in southeastern Ohio alongside the Hocking River. Calling it Athens to honor their belief in the primacy of education and culture in one?s life, they set in motion a history that continues to inform and enliven life within this community today. Ohio University, the first public institution of higher learning in the Northwest Territory, was founded here in 1804. Athens has served as a business, service, cultural, and educational meeting place for over 200 years. As a result, Athens is a culturally diverse community of professors, plumbers, lawyers, craftsmen, restaurateurs, students, musicians, artists, and business owners, and it is heir to a historic past. This collection of fascinating photographs of people, places, homes, businesses, churches, and important events comes from the vast archives of the Athens County Historical Society and Museum. The images open the past and provide an informative glimpse into an earlier period of life in this unique community.[more]
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The Ohio River

The Ohio River

Author: John Ed Pearce, Richard Nugent
Price: $50.00
Binding: Hardcover
Description: Here?in haunting words and pictures?is the story of the river and of the people and places along its shores. From its birth at Pittsburgh in the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, the Ohio flows nearly a thousand miles, gathering the waters of its tributaries, carving a pathway through the land, giving rise to cities, forming the boundaries of five states, and finally emptying into the Mississippi to complete its journey to the sea. This powerful river shaped the history, the culture, and the character of those who followed the river's lure in the eighteenth century and those who make their homes beside it today. It was the first great pathway to the West, the trail of danger, the highway of hope.

The Ohio today flows through the industrial heartland of the United States. Drawn by the power of this great river, writer John Ed Pearce and photographer Richard Nugent have traveled the Ohio from Pittsburgh to Cairo and back, seeking out the scenes, the echoes of history, the rhythms of life for those who call the Ohio home. This book is the record of their discoveries?on the river itself and in the villages and cities and farmlands that form it shores.
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Lonely Planet Greek Islands (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Greek Islands (Travel Guide)

Author: Lonely Planet, Korina Miller, Alexis Averbuck, Michael S Clark, Victoria Kyriakopoulos, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Richard Waters
Price: $24.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Greek Islands is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander along cobbled footpaths, laze on isolated sandy coves and witness some of the best sunsets in the world; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the GreekIslands and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Greek Islands Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine and customs Free, convenient pull-out Athens map (included in print version), plus over 105 colour maps Useful features - including Travel with Children, Month by Month (annual festival calendar) and Island Hopping Coverage of Athens, Crete, the Ionian Islands, the Cyclades, Santorini, the Saronic Gulf Islands, Dodecanese, the Northeastern Aegean Islands, Evia, the Sporades, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet GreekIslands, our most comprehensive guide to the GreekIslands, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled. Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Greece guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Greece, a photo-rich guide to the region's most popular attractions. Looking for a guide focused on only one or a few islands in this destination? Check out Lonely Planet's Crete for a comprehensive look at all the island has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Korina Miller, Alexis Averbuck, Michael S Clark, Victoria Kyriakopoulos, Andrea Schulte-Peevers and Richard Waters. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - The New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia) [more]
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Athens County (Images of America)

Athens County (Images of America)

Author: Ron Luce
Price: $21.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: Athens County, Ohio, came out of the pioneer spirit of a new nation expanding westward after the Revolutionary War into the Northwest Territory. Upon declaration of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the Ohio Company of Associates bought millions of acres of land to sell to land-hungry easterners. In 1788, the first boat of new settlers arrived in Marietta, Ohio. By 1797, wars with the Native Americans had ended and more land became available. When they got here, settlers found some rich farmland, but more importantly they discovered salt, coal, clay and a need for industry to provide for the needs of the people. Opportunities abounded to make fortunes in other places from the resources readily available locally. Central to the development of Athens County was the vision people had years before the first settlers arrived; they dreamed of and made provisions for a university in the new territory. Today, more than 200 years later, Ohio University thrives in the city of Athens.[more]
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Nelsonville (Images of America)

Nelsonville (Images of America)

Author: Lorinda LeClain
Price: $21.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: Named for Daniel Nelson, who arrived with his family in 1814, Nelsonville grew to become a boomtown by the mid-1800s. Coal mines and brick factories were its major employers, and the town attracted emigrant workers from England. Two major routes, the Hocking Canal and Hocking Valley Railroad, not only provided transportation for the area but also a means to export coal. The canal suffered attacks by Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate cavalry during the Civil War and was ultimately destroyed by spring flooding, but the railroad has remained a premiere tourist attraction. The Public Square, around which the earliest establishments such as the Dew House were erected, continues to thrive as an arts district. Images of America: Nelsonville uses archival photographs and postcards to celebrate the most influential people and beloved places of the ?Little City of Black Diamonds? and to recap the challenges and triumphs that helped earn Nelsonville its distinctive reputation.[more]
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Streetwise Athens Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Athens, Greece - Folding pocket size travel map with metro map

Streetwise Athens Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Athens, Greece - Folding pocket size travel map with metro map

Author: Streetwise Maps
Price: $7.95
Binding: Map
Description: Streetwise Athens Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Athens, Greece - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated metro map This map covers the following areas:
Main Athens Map 1:9,000
Piraeus Inset Map 1:21,000
Greece & the Aegean Map 1:3,300,000Anyone who visits Greece is drawn to visit the Acropolis of Athens. It houses the Parthenon, sitting majestically on the hill, and offers terrific views of the bustling capital below. Go early or late in the day to avoid the afternoon heat. Mid-day, visit some museums or relax in a cafe with an ouzo. Athens is loaded with museums, and the National Archaeological Museum ranks among the top ten in the world.The Plaka, located downhill from the Acropolis, is one of the oldest parts of modern Athens. The old market, where philosophers Socrates and Plato once walked and talked, is known as the Ancient Agora. The Psiri, working class neighborhood by day, is the hip nightlife district. All these sites, places, hotels and metro stations are easy to locate with the STREETWISE® Athens Map.For those venturing outside Athens, there is a detailed map of the port town of Piraeus, where all ferries and cruise ships make their departure for the Greek Islands. And because no trip is complete without visiting at least one Greek Island, a map of the Greek Islands with major ferry routes is also included.Our pocket size Athens map is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Athens map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Athens map today and you too can navigate Athens, Greece like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Amazon search bar.
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The Next Exit 2014 The Most Complete Interstate Hwy Guide Ever Printed (Next Exit: The Most Complete Interstate Highway Guide Ever Printed)

The Next Exit 2014 The Most Complete Interstate Hwy Guide Ever Printed (Next Exit: The Most Complete Interstate Highway Guide Ever Printed)

Author: Mark Watson
Price: $14.95
Binding: Paperback
Description: The most complete U.S. Interstate Highway exit directory ever printed. Includes an exit-by-exit listing of services and amenities such as food, gas, lodging, camping, shopping, and more. Lists services within one mile of exit--save time, fuel and frustration finding what you need. Big rig accessibility in easy to spot red print. Aids in trip planning find services 5 or 500 miles ahead.[more]
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Strolling Through Athens: Fourteen Unforgettable Walks through Europe's Oldest City (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

Strolling Through Athens: Fourteen Unforgettable Walks through Europe's Oldest City (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

Author: John Freely
Price: $24.00
Binding: Paperback
Description: Athens, city of the gods, birthplace of modern democracy, artistic and cultural center of the ancient world, is steeped in myth and legend. Now, in this newly reissued book publishing just in time for the 2004 Olympics being held in Athans, travel writer John Freely guides readers on a series of walks to the city's most vibrant and historic areas, from the magnificent Parthenon, center of Athens for four thousand years, to the winding streets of Plaka, the crumbling ruins of the Agora and the color and bustle of Monastiraki. We are led to the theatre of Dionysus, scene of the tragic plays of Aeschylus and Sophocles and to the spot where Phidippides ended his legendary run from Marathon. Vivid descriptions of Athens' most famous monuments and archeological sites are interwoven with mythology and anecdote; secret gems are discovered and the past resurrected with every step. This guide, more than any other available, reveals how the heart of ancient Athens still beats beneath the living, modern city.
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Roosevelt the Explorer: T.R.'s Amazing Adventures as a Naturalist, Conservationist, and Explorer

Roosevelt the Explorer: T.R.'s Amazing Adventures as a Naturalist, Conservationist, and Explorer

Author: H. Paul Jeffers
Price: $24.95
Binding: Hardcover
Description: No American president has been more enthusiastic in appreciating the wilderness and in conserving our nation?s natural treasures than Theodore Roosevelt (1858?1919). And no other president wrote more about nature and his explorations of it than T. R., in scattered books, such as African Wilderness, and in his countless letters, including those collected in The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt). Roosevelt the Explorer, by historian and Roosevelt biographer H. Paul Jeffers, is the only book to offer a comprehensive, lifelong chronicle of the consummate adventurer?s exploits and expeditions, which compelled him to traverse some of our planet?s most difficult terrains.

Within these lively pages, Roosevelt collects more than a hundred bird specimens in Egypt at age fourteen; hunts grizzlies and other game in the wilds of the Dakota territory; founds the Boon and Crockett Club, the nation?s first conservation group; and inspires the first Teddy Bear. Jeffers describes T. R.?s efforts as president, against fierce opposition, to establish an unprecedented system of national parks and to ensure the safety of America?s vast federal forests and wetlands from rampant development.

In the words of Roosevelt himself, the adventures unfold T. R.?s 1909?1910, eleven-month, Smithsonian-inspired safari across Africa, from Mombasa on the Indian Ocean to Khartoum in Egypt, which followed his two terms as president; and his 1913?1914 danger-drenched expedition to map South America?s 950-mile River of Doubt (a previously unexplored tributary to the Amazon River later renamed Rio Roosevelt in his honor). During the trip, one man drowned, another was murdered, and the culprit went insane, fleeing into the jungle. Roosevelt was lucky to escape alive, nearly drowning and plagued by jungle fever, dysentery, an ulcerated leg, blood poisoning, and malaria.

Illustrated with rare cartoons and photos, and filled with hairbreadth escapes, exotic animals and locales, and unparalleled excitement, Roosevelt the Explorer brings to life T. R.?s thrilling and often controversial exploits as no other book has done since the twenty-sixth president took his pen in hand over eighty years ago.
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