Acadia National Park

Author: Tom Blagden, Jr.
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847849147
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The official book of Maine s treasured and New England s only national park, on the occasion of the park s centennial. Created in 1916, and encompassing 45,000 acres on two islands and a mainland peninsula on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is a jewel of granite mountains, filigreed coastlines, unique cultural resources, dazzling night skies, and precious communities of plant and animal life. Drawing more than 2.5 million visitors each year, Acadia is one of the ten most popular national parks in the United States. The only illustrated book officially published with the Friends of Acadia, this stunning portfolio of photographs reveals Acadia s diverse habitats and brings home the contrasts of pounding ocean and silent coves, bald mountain summits and deep forest valleys, as never before seen.The essays convey the unseen story of Acadia: its history as a national park; the critical role of the founding families in its creation; the past and current importance of private stewardship; and its status as a unique park forged in a particular time and place in history. "Acadia National Park" celebrates the essence of this special place and offers a cherished journey into its past, present, and future."

First Light

Author: Tom Blagden
Publisher: Westcliffe Pub
ISBN: 9781565794726
Format: PDF
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Told with soul-stirring text and full-color photographs that capture Maine's exquisite natural beauty, the story of Acadia National Park unfolds in this breathtaking volume co-published by Friends of Acadia. Infused with "Down East" humor, lore, and heart, the tale follows one man's personal journey from boyhood to old age as it chronicles his lifelong relationship with Acadia, the first national park east of the Mississippi. Striking images join this heartfelt account to show that Acadia National Park is not only a place to cherish, but a legacy to protect.

Acadia Panorama

Author: Alan Nyiri
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 1461744997
Format: PDF, Docs
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The pictures tell the story in these panoramic photos from all reaches of Acadia National Park and vicinity. Subjects range from delicately detailed close-ups to dramatic, wide-ranging views. Photographer Alan Nyiri captures his photos with a panoramic camera, which offers a full 140DG span. An introduction gives a fascinating glimpse into the mind and methods of a master landscape photographer, and captions identify and provide background about the images.

Mr Rockefeller s Roads

Author: Ann Rockefeller Roberts
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 1608931900
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The beautiful carriage roads of Mount Desert Island fit so perfectly into the land it seems as though they have always been there. Actually, they are the result of decades of planning and painstaking effort on the part of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and were built by local islanders over a 27-year period. Access by cars is not permitted, so the trails remain a boon to walkers, horseback riders, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers.This second edition also includes an interview with David Rockefeller, son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and an exploration of the history of the roads since the publication of the first edition in 1990. Additional archival photographs and new color photographs of the roads are also included

Historic Acadia National Park

Author: Catherine Schmitt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493018140
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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If parks could speak, what would they say? Historic Acadia National Park is a vibrant collection of true stories that share different aspects of Acadia National Park’s history. From its glacial origins, to its rising peaks near the tourist-town Bar Harbor, Acadia has a unique and fascinating history for Down Easters and tourists alike. Many of the tales focus on some of Maine's most famous land formations including Pulpit Rock, Sargent Mountain Pond, Mount Desert Rock, Otter Creek, and even the Trenton Bridge. Learn about the people who first walked these woods and how Acadia National Park evolved into the national treasure it is today.

Acadia National Park

Author: Tom Blagden, Jr.
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847849147
Format: PDF, Docs
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The official book of Maine s treasured and New England s only national park, on the occasion of the park s centennial. Created in 1916, and encompassing 45,000 acres on two islands and a mainland peninsula on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is a jewel of granite mountains, filigreed coastlines, unique cultural resources, dazzling night skies, and precious communities of plant and animal life. Drawing more than 2.5 million visitors each year, Acadia is one of the ten most popular national parks in the United States. The only illustrated book officially published with the Friends of Acadia, this stunning portfolio of photographs reveals Acadia s diverse habitats and brings home the contrasts of pounding ocean and silent coves, bald mountain summits and deep forest valleys, as never before seen.The essays convey the unseen story of Acadia: its history as a national park; the critical role of the founding families in its creation; the past and current importance of private stewardship; and its status as a unique park forged in a particular time and place in history. "Acadia National Park" celebrates the essence of this special place and offers a cherished journey into its past, present, and future."

Art of Acadia

Author: David Little
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 1608934756
Format: PDF
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The Mount Desert Island and Acadia region of Maine has been the subject of artists for hundreds of years and many of America’s most celebrated painters have been inspired here. From Thomas Cole to Richard Estes, painters have captured the exquisite beauty of the island on canvas. Their work has drawn visitors year after year and helped inspire the preservation of its extraordinary natural beauty through the creation of Acadia National Park. This view of the region through the works of talented artists grants a new perspective to our collective appreciation of this unique convergence of land and sea.

The Hour of Land

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 0374712263
Format: PDF, Docs
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America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.