Acadia National Park

Author: Tom Blagden, Jr.
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847849147
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents Acadia National Park in Mount Desert Island, Maine, featured by the National Park Service. The park preserves about 40,000 acres of Atlantic coast shoreline, forests, mountains, and lakes. Discusses the climate, facilities, and programs.

First Light

Author: Tom Blagden
Publisher: Westcliffe Pub
ISBN: 9781565794726
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Best of Bar Harbor

Author: Greg Hartford
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 0892728841
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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On the doorstep of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor offers everything from magnificent vistas to a downtown that bustles in summertime and is serenely quiet in winter. In this trim and elegant keepsake, photographer Greg Hartford has captured all the highlights of Bar Harbor, from the harbor itself; to the lively streets and intriguing galleries, eateries and shops; to the surrounding wilderness. His vibrant color images truly deliver the best of Bar Harbor.

Mr Rockefeller s Roads

Author: Ann Rockefeller Roberts
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 1608931900
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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, Kindle
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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.

The Hour of Land

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 0374712263
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Art of Acadia

Author: David Little
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 1608934756
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Acadia National Park

Author: Tom Blagden, Jr.
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847849147
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents Acadia National Park in Mount Desert Island, Maine, featured by the National Park Service. The park preserves about 40,000 acres of Atlantic coast shoreline, forests, mountains, and lakes. Discusses the climate, facilities, and programs.

Under October Skies

Author: Michael Hudson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996431804
Format: PDF
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Acadia National Park is blessed with some of the most beautiful scenery in the country- mountains, lakes, ponds, woods, meadows, trails and miles and miles of ocean coastline. It's peaceful and serene, but it can also be deafening and violent, surrounded by the roar of the nearby Atlantic Ocean. But it's always sublime. No other national park can compete with the variety of the landscape in Acadia.Autumn is the most beautiful time to visit. Peaking in October, the park truly glows in the Fall colors. Whole swathes of trees turn from green to yellow, red, orange or pink, as if Nature is giving us one last burst of fireworks in a grand finale, before slipping into the cold, colorless depths of winter.But it isn't just the foliage that makes Acadia so unique in Autumn. There's a special quality to the light that gives everything a renewed energy and vibrancy, from the mountains down to the coast. Even the rocks seem alive in the dawn glow of a new day.Landscape photographer Michael Hudson has been coming to Acadia every October to photograph the light and colors for several years. This, his first hardcover photography book, is a celebration of all the beauty that is Autumn in Acadia.