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Inspired by the National Parks

Inspired by the National Parks Author Donna Marcinkowski Desoto
ISBN-10 0764351192
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 272
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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.



Inspired by the Beatles

Inspired by the Beatles Author Donna Desoto
ISBN-10 0764347004
Release 2014-08-28
Pages 176
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To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles first visit to the United States, 150 artists chose a different Beatles song to portray as a 60 x 60cm fibre art quilt. Inspired by the vast array of Beatles' music and lyrics, they have merged talent with imagination to create beautiful works of art. Accompanied by 169 images, this book provides a personal narrative from each artist. Discover the stories behind their quilts and why certain songs were chosen. Read some of the personal memories the artists have of The Beatles, and hear many descriptions and details related to the making of these unique pieces. Behold the magic that happens when artists are challenged to use songs and fabric, lyrics and thread, and love for Beatles music combined with a passion for stitching. This book is a great resource for both art quilters and music lovers and a wonderful keepsake for the Beatles fan.



Easy Batik Landscape Quilts

Easy Batik Landscape Quilts Author Patricia L. Brown
ISBN-10 1604600047
Release 2011
Pages 79
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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.



Steam Power and Sea Power

Steam Power and Sea Power Author Steven Gray
ISBN-10 9781137576422
Release 2017-09-25
Pages 289
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This book examines how the expansion of a steam-powered Royal Navy from the second half of the nineteenth century had wider ramifications across the British Empire. In particular, it considers how steam propulsion made vessels utterly dependent on a particular resource – coal – and its distribution around the world. In doing so, it shows that the ‘coal question’ was central to imperial defence and the protection of trade, requiring the creation of infrastructures that spanned the globe. This infrastructure required careful management, and the processes involved show the development of bureaucracy and the reliance on the ‘contractor state’ to ensure this was both robust and able to allow swift mobilisation in war. The requirement to stop regularly at foreign stations also brought men of the Royal navy into contact with local coal heavers, as well as indigenous populations and landscapes. These encounters and their dissemination are crucial to our understanding of imperial relationships and imaginations at the height of the imperial age.



National Parks Beyond the Nation

National Parks Beyond the Nation Author Adrian Howkins
ISBN-10 9780806154756
Release 2016
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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

Confetti Naturescapes Author Noriko Endo
ISBN-10 0981886027
Release 2010
Pages 159
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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

Art of the National Parks Author Susan Hallsten McGarry
ISBN-10 193449139X
Release 2013
Pages 432
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Collects works from seventy painters and sculptors, offering modern interpretations of eight national parks.



Preserving Nature in the National Parks

Preserving Nature in the National Parks Author Richard West Sellars
ISBN-10 9780300154146
Release 2009
Pages 404
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This book traces the epic clash of values between traditional scenery-and-tourism management and emerging ecological concepts in the national parks, America’s most treasured landscapes. It spans the period from the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 to near the present, analyzing the management of fires, predators, elk, bear, and other natural phenomena in parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains. Based largely on original documents never before researched, this is the most thorough history of the national parks ever written. Focusing on the decades after the National Park Service was established in 1916, the author reveals the dynamics of policy formulation and change, as landscape architects, foresters, wildlife biologists, and other Park Service professionals contended for dominance and shaped the attitudes and culture of the Service. The book provides a fresh look at the national parks and an analysis of why the Service has not responded in full faith to the environmental concerns of recent times. Richard West Sellars, a historian with the National Park Service, has become uniquely familiar with the history, culture, and dynamics of the Service--including its biases, internal alliances and rivalries, self-image, folklore, and rhetoric. The book will prove indispensable for environmental and governmental specialists and for general readers seeking an in-depth analysis of one of America’s most admired federal bureaus.



Inspired by Elvis

Inspired by Elvis Author Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto
ISBN-10 0764355244
Release 2018-06-28
Pages 208
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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.



The Protected Landscape Approach

The Protected Landscape Approach Author Jessica Brown
ISBN-10 9782831707976
Release 2005
Pages 268
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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

Dispossessing the Wilderness Author Mark David Spence
ISBN-10 0195142438
Release 2000
Pages 190
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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.



INSPIRATION KANTHA

INSPIRATION KANTHA Author Anna Hergert
ISBN-10 0764353578
Release 2017-08-28
Pages 112
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Kanthas, embroidered fabrics traditionally created by the women of northern India and Bangladesh, capture culture, history, and stitching creativity in their layers of repurposed old cloth. This book reveals the beauty in kantha's simplicity--it is based on simple running stitch--and offers step-by-step instructions that enable today's textile artists to enjoy it. Kanthas were originally created from threadbare clothing to rejuvenate it. The used fabrics were layered, then embellished with motifs and themes from nature, everyday life, and spirituality. This guide leads you through the layering of fabrics, transfer of imagery, and the stitching itself. There are handy motif patterns, instructions on how to begin a personal kantha reference library, and more. Both simple and complex projects, appealing to beginners and expert stitchers, get you started, and a colorful gallery of kantha work is included to inspire you.



The National Parks of the United States

The National Parks of the United States Author
ISBN-10 9781771621229
Release 2016-08-20
Pages 168
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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.



Photographing Yellowstone National Park

Photographing Yellowstone National Park Author Gustav W. Verderber
ISBN-10 0881507695
Release 2007-06-01
Pages 87
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VERDERBER/PHOTOGRAPHING YELLOWSTONE



Windows into the Earth

Windows into the Earth Author Robert B. Smith
ISBN-10 0195355601
Release 2000-05-25
Pages 256
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Millions of years ago, the North American continent was dragged over the world's largest continental hotspot, a huge column of hot and molten rock rising from the Earth's interior that traced a 50-mile wide, 500-mile-long path northeastward across Idaho. Generating cataclysmic volcanic eruptions and large earthquakes, the hotspot helped lift the Yellowstone Plateau to more than 7,000 feet and pushed the northern Rockies to new heights, forming unusually large glaciers to carve the landscape. It also created the jewel of the U.S. national park system: Yellowstone. Meanwhile, forces stretching apart the western U.S. created the mountainous glory of Grand Teton National Park. These two parks, with their majestic mountains, dazzling geysers, and picturesque hot springs, are windows into the Earth's interior, revealing the violent power of the dynamic processes within. Smith and Siegel offer expert guidance through this awe-inspiring terrain, bringing to life the grandeur of these geologic phenomena as they reveal the forces that have shaped--and continue to shape--the greater Yellowstone-Teton region. Over seventy illustrations--including fifty-two in full color--illuminate the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, while two final chapters provide driving tours of the parks to help visitors enjoy and understand the regions wonders. Fascinating and informative, this book affords us a striking new perspective on Earth's creative forces.



Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon Author Susanne Jones
ISBN-10 0764354000
Release 2017-09-28
Pages 208
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When the Apollo astronauts went to the moon, the whole world watched. When the Fly Me to the Moon art quilt challenge went out, it went global. This book showcases the curated results of that call for entries: 179 art quilts by over 130 artists from 8 countries, expressing their interpretation of the space program and all things lunar. Walk down memory lane or discover the story of the missions for the first, but most importantly, enjoy a trip to the moon and beyond without the time and rigors of space training. As you travel into space, meet the astronauts, hum the tunes, and listen to the artists tell you about their pieces. Find endless inspiration and discover what the moon is really made of: cotton, thread, crystals, paint, ink, tulle, and crocheted lace.



Science Conservation and National Parks

Science  Conservation  and National Parks Author Steven R. Beissinger
ISBN-10 9780226423005
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 416
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Today, more than 292 million tourists visit U.S. national parks each year, enjoying the great outdoors and taking selfies with buffalos. And nearly 25,000 professionals, many of them scientists, help guide and educate those tourists. This is all thanks to a group assembled by Stephen T. Mather and Horace M. Albright in 1915 at a still-burgeoning University of California Berkeley campus. Together they plotted a future for the country s existing and evolving national parks. The result was legislation establishing the National Park Service, signed by Woodrow Wilson in 1916. The primary purpose of the park system was to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations . This statement of purpose has always harbored both tension and ambiguity as it does not envision a future in which that conservation and enjoyment of park resources might come into conflict, much less offer principles for striking a balance between the two. Nor does it explain what it means to keep park resources unimpaired for the future, which is where the divide between acceptable and unacceptable change to the parks might lie. Nor, finally, does it define or limit the universe of activities that constitute legitimate enjoyment of park resources. Those are questions that cannot be answered in the abstract, or forever. The principles articulated in the Organic Act are unchanging, but the way those principles apply to specific facts is necessarily a function of the times. How the mission of the US National Park System is interpreted has implications that go well beyond the resolution of specific management conflicts. In 2014, in anticipation of the 2016 centennial of the NPS s establishment, a group of incredible scientists and naturalists gathered at UC Berkeley, in partnership with National Geographic Society, and the NPS, to explore the history, present, and future of the NPS. Science for Parks, Parks for Science is a synthesis of that summit, as well as an opportunity for those who weren t among the 1,000 attendees to read and experience the level of scientific exchange and debate, and the policy implications that followed. Taking on that responsibility, this volume becomes not only a catalyst for park conservation in the US, but also an inspiration for park systems and management the world over."