Inspired by the National Parks

Author: Donna Marcinkowski Desoto
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780764351198
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A colorful celebration of the 59 US National Parks, this collection of 177 original art quilts depicts the widely varying landscapes, flora,and fauna of the parks. Basic facts about each of these national treasuresâfrom Acadia in Maine, to Voyageurs in Minnesota, to Yosemite in California, to HaleakalÄ in Hawaiiâare included, along with short writings from 64 park rangers and other personnel. The book reveals individual glimpses into the passionate commitmentto preserve, protect, and enjoy these special places.

Easy Batik Landscape Quilts

Author: Patricia L. Brown
Publisher: Amer Quilters Society
ISBN: 9781604600049
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Featuring one simple pattern, this guide shows quilters how to make 20 different landscape quilts using dynamic batik fabrics, straight stitches and a free-form movement technique to quickly and easily make elegant wallhangings. Original.

National Parks Beyond the Nation

Author: Adrian Howkins
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806154756
Format: PDF, ePub
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"National Parks beyond the Nation brings together the work of fifteen scholars and writers to reveal the tremendous diversity of the global national park experience--an experience sometimes influencing, sometimes influenced by, and sometimes with no reference whatever to the United States. They explore the historical interactions and influences--intellectual, political, and material--within and between national park systems in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Antarctica, Brazil, and other countries"--Provided by publisher.

Confetti Naturescapes

Author: Noriko Endo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780981886022
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Award-winning quilter Noriko Endo discusses here the inspiration she finds everywhere in nature and the techniques she employs to create her unique masterpieces—naturescape quilts that have the look of impressionist paintings and feature trees, flowers, sunsets, lakes, birds, and much more. The stunning photos throughout the book showcase her renowned nature imagery, with each one accompanied by a notation explaining how Endo conceived of the idea for the specific quilt and the techniques she used to create it. Shapes and images in her naturescapes are created through her confetti technique, which involves layering colorful bits of fabric on batting, adding a covering of tulle, and then machine quilting the entire piece. She takes readers on a step-by-step journey through her process of choosing a subject and selecting colors, then designing, constructing, and finishing the work.

Art of the National Parks

Author: Susan Hallsten McGarry
Publisher: Fresco Fine Arts Publications
ISBN: 9781934491393
Format: PDF, ePub
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Collects works from seventy painters and sculptors, offering modern interpretations of eight national parks.

Inspired by Elvis

Author: Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764355240
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fiber artists honor Elvis Presley in a collection that is as unique as the King of Rock and Roll himself. The art quilts celebrate his songs, movies, and life in an inspired and creative group of 95 works. Enjoy a wide range of interpretations, from realistic to humorous to abstract. Quilts are accompanied by a mix of memories of Elvis, descriptions of the making of these art quilts, and details about the King, creating a one-of-a-kind treasury for Elvis fans and collectors. As a bonus, Elvis devotees are challenged to test their knowledge in a Name-This-Song visual guessing game.

Rhythm of the Wild

Author: Kim Heacox
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493016652
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rhythm of the Heart is a compelling memoir about Kim Heacox’s 30+ year relationship with the most iconic landscape in Alaska, a sister book to his 2005 Lyons book The Only Kayak, a PEN USA Literary Award finalist now in its seventh printing. Woven throughout the personal narrative will be stories on the human and natural histories of the Denali National Park, garnished with a conservation polemic, much as Edward Abbey did with Desert Solitaire, and Rick Bass has done with any number of books (that continue to sell well). Heacox will write of Denali through an inspirational arc; to show how a place can touch a life, even save a life, quietly, profoundly, day after day, year after year, and how that saving multiplied by millions of lives over a century makes the world a better place. Heacox makes the argument, through his beautiful and impassioned prose, that we must save these places so they in turn will save us. Denali National Park is the most accessible subarctic sanctuary in the world, and has awakened millions of people to what’s authentic, priceless and true. Any serious student of spirituality and the American landscape must one day address his relationship with Alaska, and once in Alaska, he must confront Denali, the heart of the state, the state of the heart.

The Protected Landscape Approach

Author: Jessica Brown
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 2831707978
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The traditional patterns of land use that have created many of the world's cultural landscapes contribute to biodiversity, support ecological processes, provide important environmental services, and have proven sustainable over the centuries. Protected landscapes can serve as living models of sustainable use of land and resources, and offer important lessons for sustainable development. Examples of these landscapes and the diverse strategies needed to maintain this essential relationship between people and the land are provided.

Dispossessing the Wilderness

Author: Mark David Spence
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195142433
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of this country's most cherished wilderness landscapes. While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to the creation of these parks, they also inspired policies of Indian removal. By contrasting the native histories of these places with the links between Indian policy developments and preservationist efforts, this work examines the complex origins of the national parks and the troubling consequences of the American wilderness ideal. The first study to place national park history within the context of the early reservation era, it details the ways that national parks developed into one of the most important arenas of contention between native peoples and non-Indians in the twentieth century.

The National Parks of the United States

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Publisher: D & M Publishers
ISBN: 1771621222
Format: PDF, ePub
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A stunning photography book featuring all 59 U.S. National Parks, published to coincide with the National Parks Service’s centennial The National Parks of the United States is a stunning tribute to some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery in the world. From the peaks of Colorado to the glaciers of Alaska, from the volcanoes of Hawaii to the everglades of Florida, this handsome volume features all 59 National Parks, even the de-listed, forgotten three located in Michigan, North Dakota, and Oklahoma. The book also provides useful details for each park including nearest city, coordinates, and size. Adding further inspirational content are personal reflections on the area quoted from a variety of perspectives, including park rangers, explorers and famous personalities such as Mark Twain, Babe Ruth and Harry S. Truman. With a map overview of all the parks and sections dedicated to the wildlife and other protected areas, this book is a complete, breathtaking compilation of the splendor the United States park system has to offer.