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EDITORS PICK - Fun with the Family New Jersey: Hundreds Of Ideas For Day Trips With The Kids (Fun with the Family Series)

Fun with the Family New Jersey: Hundreds Of Ideas For Day Trips With The Kids (Fun with the Family Series)- Francesca Di Meglio -
A first edition! This opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has hundreds of ideas to keep the kids entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend! Fun with the Family New Jersey leads the way to historical attractions, children's museums, wildlife habitats, festivals, parks, and much more. Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, the guide features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practicaltips about traveling with your little ones.

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Recreation in New Jersey

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in New Jersey: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips from the Kittatinnies to Cape May (Fourth Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes) -New York-New Jersey Trail Conference - - 50 HIKES: NEW JERSEY

This completely updated treasury of trails takes you to the best wild places in the Garden State.

Hike along the Appalachian ridge or over the ragged Wyanokies, pass into pine barrens or through marshes and dunes on the coast, and you’ll see that New Jersey has so much more than just cities. This fully revised edition takes you deep into its wild heart.

100+ color photos

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New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer -Delorme - - Includes Boat ramps, Camp roads, Recreational sites, etc. - Paperback for easy carry and storage - Easy to use and read Wouldn't it be nice to always have exactly the right kind of map, whatever your needs may be? You will, with the uniquely versatile DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Series. These topographic atlases cover individual states with the most comprehensive detail available, including back roads, backwater lakes and streams, boat ramps, forests, wetlands, trailheads, campgrounds, public lands, prime hunting and fishing spots, and countless landmarks and points of interest. You'll also find a wealth of information on everything from family outings to wilderness adventures. The Atlas & Gazetteer is ideal for outdoor recreation, business travel, home or office reference, and countless other uses.

New Jersey Gazetteer categories
» Atlantic City Casinos
» Attractions
» Campgrounds
» Fishing
» Golf Courses
» Historic Sites
» Hunting
» Paddling
» Recreation Areas
» Scenic Drives
» Ski Areas
» Trails
» Unique Natural Features
» Wildlife Viewing

Suggested Uses
» In-vehicle for everyday reference
» Exploring back roads
» Outdoor recreation preparation and navigation
» Business travel
» Planning vacations and leisure activities
» Armchair journeys

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Rail-Trails Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York -Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - - Rail-Trails Pa/Nj/Ny - Mid-Atlantic Hiking/Backpacking Guides - Rails To Trails Conservancy
Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this newest addition to the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Northeast's finest rail-trails. Rail-Trails Northeast covers one hundred of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania's rail-trails. With a rich industrial and passenger rail history, the Northeast is one of the densest rail-trail regions in the country. Rural, suburban, or urban, rail-trails serve as the backbone of an impressive trail system. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia: Including Surrounding Counties and Outlying Areas of New Jersey and Delaware -Lori Litchman - Where in the world did George Washington really sleep? Where is the best place to see the hawk migration or to admire the mighty Delaware? Where should you take your family, bring a date, geocache, or connect with nature? Find the answers in 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia by local hiking expert and author Lori Litchman. This guide not only provides obscure and unknown trails, but it also includes in-depth information regarding the history, flora, and fauna of the most outstanding day escapes in the greater Philadelphia area.

Each hike description features:
Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility
Information on the history and natural history of the areas the hikes pass through
A detailed trail map and elevation profile
Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data
Tips on nearby activities

Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours, all within about an hour's drive of Philadelphia and the surrounding communities.

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The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) -Wendelin Van Draanen - - The Running Dream When Jessica is told she’ll never run again, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before. The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story.
 
Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She’s not comforted by the news that she’ll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?
 
As she struggles to cope, Jessica feels that she’s both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don’t know what to say act like she’s not there. Jessica’s embarrassed to realize that she’s done the same to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she’s missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her.
 
With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that’s not enough for her now. She doesn’t just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her.
 
“Inspirational. The pace of Van Draanen’s prose matches Jessica’s at her swiftest. Readers will zoom through the book just as Jessica blazes around the track. A lively and lovely story.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Birds of New Jersey Field Guide -Stan Tekiela - - BIRD'S OF NJ: FIELD GUIDE
Make bird watching in New Jersey even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in New Jersey. This book features 122 species of New Jersey birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder -Richard Louv - - Great product! "I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are," reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in-and so out of touch with the natural world. In this groundbreaking new work, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation-he calls it nature deficit-to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder (Add), and depression. Some startling facts: By the 1990s the radius around the home where children were allowed to roam on their own had shrunk to a ninth of what it had been in 1970. Today, average eight-year-olds are better able to identify cartoon characters than native species, such as beetles and oak trees, in their own community. The rate at which doctors prescribe antidepressants to children has doubled in the last five years, and recent studies show that too much computer use spells trouble for the developing mind. Nature-deficit disorder is not a medical condition; it is a description of the human costs of alienation from nature. This alienation damages children and shapes adults, families, and communities. There are solutions, though, and they're right in our own backyards. Last child in the Woods is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research showing that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development-physical, emotional, and spiritual. What's more, nature is a potent therapy for depression, obesity, and Add. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Even creativity is stimulated by childhood experiences in nature.

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Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley: Hikes and Walks from Westchester County to Albany County (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes) -New York-New Jersey Trail Conference - - 50 Hikes: Lower Hudson

This completely-revised guide to hiking the Hudson River Valley reveals 50 walks and hikes from Westchester County to Albany County.

Still the bestselling hiking guide to the region, this new edition features hikes that offer some of the most breathtaking views in the Hudson Valley―vistas that inspired the Hudson River School of painting and are today no less wild and pristine. Most hikes are within 2 hours of New York City.

100+ color photos

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Quiet Water New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania: AMC's Canoe And Kayak Guide To The Best Ponds, Lakes, And Easy Rivers (AMC Quiet Water Series) -Kathy Kenley - - AMC QUIET WATER NJ/EASTERN PA

Explore the scenic flat-water lakes, ponds, and rivers of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania with this new guide from AMC's Quiet Water series. Great for families, anglers, and canoeists and kayakers of all abilities, Quiet Water New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania features 80 trips, covering the best calm water paddling in the region.

Take a long paddle through Lake Aeroflex and connecting ponds, spot wildlife in South Jersey's Great Bay, or discover the beautiful French Creek State Park on water.

Each trip includes detailed descriptions of the lake, pond, or river with maps, photographs, paddling routes, and GPS coordinates to help drivers reach the access point for the trip. Selecting and planning your trip is made easy with the useful At-a-Glance Trip Planner, featuring helpful information about trip time, distance, difficulty, and special features. Inside you'll also find resources on local outfitters, safety and equipment tips, and complete driving, parking, and put-in instructions.

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Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance -Simone Biles - - Courage to Soar A Body in Motion a Life in Balance

Simone Biles’ entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro.

But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals—fourteen of them gold—and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. Here, in her own words, Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team.

Along the way, Simone shares the details of her inspiring personal story—one filled with the kinds of daily acts of courage that led her, and can lead you, to even the most unlikely of dreams.

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Gardening

New York & New Jersey Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year -Kate Copsey -

Gardeners living in New York or New Jersey need this easy-to-use guide for year-round plant care!

If you're a passionate gardener and a resident of New York or New Jersey, there's a book you must acquire for your bookshelf: New York & New Jersey Month-by-Month Gardening. Falling in line with the Cool Springs Press gardening series, this book provides monthly gardening advice, written just for New York and New Jersey gardeners.

This gardeners' guide is organized according to calendar month--January through December. Each month is divided into the following categories: planning, planting, caring for plants, watering, fertilizing, and problem solving. Within those categories, gardeners will find the major plant groups (annuals, edibles, perennials, trees, lawn, and shrubs) covered in detail. Learn the proper time to plant your favorite bulbs and edibles, and find out how to plant bare-root trees. From planting perennials to coming up with a strategy for pest management, New York & New Jersey Month-by-Month Gardening guides readers through every major question that crops up.

With essential how-to information organized into helpful sidebars as well as step-by-step photos to illustrate technique, this book is a veritable road map for a year's worth of gardening tasks in this diverse region. Roll up your sleeves, gardeners, and prepare to get dirty!

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New Jersey Gardener's Guide The What, Where, When, How & Why Of Gardening In New Jersey -Pegi Ballister-Howells - - Used Book in Good Condition
With a northern, coastal climate, New Jersey can be a difficult state for landscape gardeners. "The New Jersey Gardener's Guide" takes the guesswork out of gardening by offering state-specific, detailed information that generic national publications cannot. The book is the first of its kind for New Jersey because it provides readers with information on what plants will thrive in New Jersey backyards. Pegi Ballister-Howells knows the challenges of gardening in New Jersy and has written special sections that are devoted to plants for winter interest and plants for the shore area. The New Jersey Gardener's Guide is written for gardeners of all levels so everyone can achieve the garden of their dreams.

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The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast (Regional Vegetable Gardening Series) -Marie Iannotti -

Growing vegetables requires regionally specific information—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Marie Iannotti. This region includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The southernmost parts of Ontario, New Brunswick, Novia Scotia, and Quebec are also included.

Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more.

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Month-By-Month Gardening in New Jersey: What To Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year Paperback – January 1, 2010 - -

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Month-By-Month Gardening in New Jersey: What To Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year -Pegi Ballister-Howells - - Used Book in Good Condition
Never garden alone! The Month-By-Month series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you'll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most. When is the best time to plant trees and shrubs? Should I fertilize my lawn now? Is it time to prune my roses? What should I be doing in my garden this month? You'll find the answers to these questions and much more inside. This easy-to-use book highlights each of the ten major plant categories using a monthly format. It guides you through each month of the year, telling you exactly what your garden needs. It is like having an expert in the garden with you all year long. Valuable hints are located throughout the book, and beautiful photographs will inspire you. Written just for gardeners where you live, you can be confident that the information is right for you-and your garden will show it.

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New Jersey Gardener's Guide (Gardener's Guides) -Pegi Ballister-Howells - - Great product! "

Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. This book contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices. It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for the best plants.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardener's Handbook: Your Complete Guide: Select, Plan, Plant, Maintain, Problem-Solve - Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C. -Katie Elzer-Peters - - Mid Atlantic Gardener s Handbook Your Complete Guide Select Plan Plant Maintain Problem Solve Delaware Maryland New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Virginia West Virginia Washington D C

Now all gardeners living in the Mid-Atlantic can unlock the secrets to successful gardening in their region, thanks to this informative, fully illustrated handbook!

Mid-Atlantic Gardener's Handbook has everything a gardener needs for successful planting and growing in the Mid-Atlantic region--all contained in one easy-to-reference book. Comprehensive to the core, this book is different from other gardening guidebooks because it's written exclusively for gardeners who live in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C. Subjects covered include plant selection and when-to gardening maintenance information. Planting and growing information for edibles is also included, along with plant selections for the most common plant categories.

As an important component in the CSP Gardener's Handbook series, this an all-inclusive gardener's reference book offers plant information as well as the critical when-to-do-it information. Additionally, the book covers ornamental landscape and edible plants, as well as monthly when-to tips. It is the undisputed handbook for gardening in the Mid-Atlantic. Some chapters include:

Introduction to Gardening

Annuals

Perennials & Ornamental Grasses

Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes

Herbs & Vegetables

Groundcovers

Lawn Grasses

Shrubs

Trees

Vines

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Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation -Donald J. Leopold - - Used Book in Good Condition If you've always wanted to garden with native plants, this book is for you. With entries for nearly 700 species of native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers from the northeastern quarter of the U.S. and eastern Canada, its comprehensive horticultural coverage is unsurpassed by any other single volume. The natural ranges of many of the plants discussed extend beyond the Northeast; the information on horticultural uses applies to any garden. Each plant description includes information about cultivation and propagation, ranges, and hardiness. An appendix recommends particular plants for difficult situations, as well as attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. Illustrated throughout with color photographs.

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The Graveyard Book -Neil Gaiman - - 9780060530945

The original paperback edition of a perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal.

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?

The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year.

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The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) -Jeanne DuPrau - - Great product! A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies!
 
The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever!
 
Nominated to 28 State Award Lists!
An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection
A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice
A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book
A Mark Twain Award Winner
A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner
 
“A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today
 
“An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
“While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred
 
“A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

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New Jersey History

New Jersey: A History of the Garden State - - - Used Book in Good Condition

New Jersey: A History of the Garden State presents a fresh, comprehensive overview of New Jersey’s history from the prehistoric era to the present. The findings of archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians provide a new look at how the Garden State has evolved.

The state has a rich Native American heritage and complex colonial history. It played a pivotal role in the American Revolution, early industrialization, and technological developments in transportation, including turnpikes, canals, and railroads. The nineteenth century saw major debates over slavery. While no Civil War battles were fought in New Jersey, most residents supported it while questioning the policies of the federal government.

Next, the contributors turn to industry, urbanization, and the growth of shore communities. A destination for immigrants, New Jersey continued to be one of the most diverse states in the nation. Many of these changes created a host of social problems that reformers tried to minimize during the Progressive Era. Settlement houses were established, educational institutions grew, and utopian communities were founded. Most notably, women gained the right to vote in 1920. In the decades leading up to World War II, New Jersey benefited from back-to-work projects, but the rise of the local Ku Klux Klan and the German American Bund were sad episodes during this period.

The story then moves to the rise of suburbs, the concomitant decline of the state’s cities, growing population density, and changing patterns of wealth. Deep-seated racial inequities led to urban unrest as well as political change, including such landmark legislation as the Mount Laurel decision. Today, immigration continues to shape the state, as does the tension between the needs of the suburbs, cities, and modest amounts of remaining farmland.

Well-known personalities, such as Jonathan Edwards, George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Dorothea Dix, Thomas Edison, Frank Hague, and Albert Einstein appear in the narrative. Contributors also mine new and existing sources to incorporate fully scholarship on women, minorities, and immigrants. All chapters are set in the context of the history of the United States as a whole, illustrating how New Jersey is often a bellwether for the nation..

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Hidden History of New Jersey -ARRAY(0x28f3508) - Explore the lesser-known stories that make up New Jersey's compelling hidden history. Uncover the meaning of Jersey Blues," celebrate some of the state's bravest Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers and investigate Jersey City's most infamous ghost. From the inferno that engulfed Asbury Park, to the benevolent side of Frank Hague, to the equestrienne who plunged forty feet into a pool of water on horseback in Atlantic City, rediscover these and many other events from New Jersey's storied past."

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New Jersey: History of ingenuity and industry -James P Johnson - - all you ever need to know about the State of New Jersey, a history ingenuity and industry First Edition, 1987, first printing, a like-new, unread, unworn, unopened, unmarked, quite oversized hardcover with an equally fine unclipped ($34.95) dust jacket, from Windsor Publications. By James P. Johnson. 624 pages including index and bibliography. Approx. 9" X 12" X 1 1/2" and weighs about 6 pounds! ISBN 0-89781-206-9.

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New Jersey: A Military History (Westholme State Military History Series) -Joseph G. Bilby -
The military history of New Jersey, from New Netherland’s struggles with the Lenape through colonial wars of empire to twenty-first-century conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, is extensive and significant. New Jersey justly earned the title “Crossroads of the Revolution” in the War for Independence, and made a significant contribution to the Union victory in the Civil War. The state’s position along the Atlantic Coast brought war to the home front in 1812, 1918, and 1942. New Jersey was also the site of Bergen County’s Camp Merritt, which processed most of the American soldiers who went overseas in World War I, Fort Dix, a major training base, and Fort Monmouth, a center for military technology development in the twentieth century.
New Jersey: A Military History by military historian Joseph G. Bilby tells the long, diverse, and sometimes complicated story of New Jersey’s citizens and their significant and continuing role in America’s defense. Over more than 350 years as a colony and state, hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents have served in regular armed forces, militia, and National Guard units or in direct support of those organizations. New Jerseyans in the military include General “Scotch Willie” Maxwell of Sussex County, an unappreciated Revolutionary War master tactician; First Sergeant George Ashby of Allentown, of Company H, 45th United States Colored Infantry, the state’s last surviving Civil War veteran; Clara Maas of Newark, a nurse who sacrificed her life in the effort to eradicate Yellow Fever; Captain William J. Reddan, who led his company into hell during the Meuse-Argonne offensive in 1918; and Medal of Honor winner John Basilone, whose sense of duty and honor led him to return to combat and death in World War II.
Complete with maps, an annotated list of historical sites in the state, and further reading, New Jersey: A Military History is an important reference for those interested in the role of the Garden State in our nation’s wars. 
 

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The Natural History of New Jersey -Stan Freeman - - The Natural History of New Jersey "The Natural History of New Jersey" is a comprehensive guide to the nature of the state. There are more than 400 full-color photographs, maps and illustrations covering everything from bears and beavers to snakes and spiders to weather and wildflowers. Learn about the state's geology, its endangered species and its rivers and mountains. Find out how it was shaped by the ice age and the movement of the continents. Learn about the first human residents. Hurricane Sandy, the Passaic River, Kittatinny Mountain, the Haddonfield Hadrosaurus, the Newark Basin, Liberty State Park, the Pine Barrens, the Lenape people and the Delaware Water Gap are all covered. There are identification charts and photos for common birds, butterflies, trees and wildflowers. And there’s a month-by-month calendar showing when events in nature happen in New Jersey.

Here are some reviews for other books in this series

Reviews for "The Natural History of New York."

"A treasure chest of information … forward-looking parents ought to put it on their must-get list … easy-to-understand charts and tables and concise prose." – The Staten Island Advance

"Informative graphics, maps and charts load the pages … easy to read and visually appealing … a smart addition to classrooms and homes alike" – The Albany Times Union

Reviews for "The Natural History of Western Massachusetts"

"I finally came across the book I'd been imagining, lo these many years … easy to read and understand, for us slower kids in the class." – Tony Mateus, thepioneervalley.blogspot.com

"Filled with color photos on just about every page … enjoyable to read and education … presented in a style that's accessible to your readers." – The Daily Hampshire Gazette

Reviews for "The Natural History of Eastern Massachusetts."

"If you buy a copy for your kids, you'll have a hard time putting it down yourself." – The Quincy Patriot Ledger

"Chock full of gorgeous photographs … it's also lots of fun." – The North Andover Citizen

"A fascinating, richly illustrated guide … a delight for naturalists of all ages." – The New England Wild Flower Society online book guide

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Encyclopedia of New Jersey - - - Used Book in Good Condition
The Encyclopedia of New Jersey is the most extensive reference work ever published on the Garden State. The Encyclopedia contains nearly 3,000 original articles, along with 585 illustrations and 130 maps, collecting a wealth of information about the state in one volume. The Encyclopedia is filled with fascinating and interesting entries ranging from New Jersey's earliest history to the present. For example-Did you know that New Jersey was once divided into two parts-East Jersey and West Jersey? That streptomycin was first isolated at Rutgers University? Or that the first vote cast by an African American under the Fifteenth Amendment was in Perth Amboy? How about that New Jersey was the site of the first intercollegiate football game? These facts, and thousands more, can be found in the pages of the Encyclopedia of New Jersey. This volume will provide the answers to questions about New Jersey that you never even knew you had!

Whether you are merely perusing the pages or are researching a particular subject, the Encyclopedia of New Jersey is your definitive source for information on the Garden State, covering a broad range of subject areas, including:

* Architecture, decorative arts, painting, and sculpture 
* Biographies 
* Business and economics 
* Communications and media 
* Education 
* Ethnicity 
* Folklore, museums, and theater 
* Geography 
* History 
* Government, law, politics, and public policy 
* Literature 
* Medicine and health 
* Municipalities and counties 
* Recreation and sports 
* Religion 
* Science and technology 
* Transportation 
* and many more subjects

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The History of Diners in New Jersey (American Palate) -Michael C. Gabriele - The silver Airstreams and neon signs of the classic American diner brighten New Jersey's highways and Main Streets. But the intrinsic role they have played in the state's culture and industry for more than one hundred years is much more than eggs-over-easy and coffee. Diners are the state's ultimate gathering places--at any moment, high school students, CEOs, construction workers and tourists might be found at a counter chatting with the waitresses and line cooks. Jerseyans yearn for lost favorites like the Excellent Diner and Prout's Diner and still gather at beloved haunts like the Bendix and Tick Tock Diners. Although the industry is all but gone today, New Jersey was once the hub of diner manufacturing, making mobile eateries that fed hungry Americans as far away as the West Coast. Author Michael C. Gabriele offers this delicious history--collected from interviews with owners, patrons and experts--and indulges in many fond memories of New Jersey diners.

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New Jersey Central's Blue Comet (Images of Rail) -Anthony Puzzilla - The New Jersey Central's Blue Comet passenger train service operated from 1929 to 1941, on a route from the New York metropolitan area to Atlantic City, in the midst of the Great Depression. Despite this backdrop and stiff competition from other railroads, it survived and established an enduring legacy in the annals of New Jersey rails. This book contains memorable images, many from private archival photograph collections, showing the remarkable history of this classic train and of the hardworking and dedicated people who made it all possible. The legendary Blue Comet train no longer streaks through the pines of New Jersey. However, its memory still lives on through timeless images and the sustained efforts of New Jersey historical societies and preservation organizations that maintain its legacy.

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Colonial New Jersey;: A history (A History of the American colonies) -John Edwin Pomfret - - Used Book in Good Condition Book by Pomfret, John Edwin

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Appalachian Trail Guide to New York-New Jersey - - - ATC Map & Guide set for Appalachian Trail in New Jersey and New York - Easy to use and comprehensive - trail descriptions and mileage data for hiking North or South - Multi color maps printed on waterproof, tear resistant paper - Includes a ziploc bag to keep the maps and book clean and dry while hiking - Includes - all sorts of other additional info, like side trails and more.... The official guide for the 172 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Kent, Connecticut, to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border.An indexed book contains "omnidirectional" trail descriptions, natural and cultural history of the areas crossed, and information on road crossings, parking, shelters, water sources, points of interest, and general advice. It comes with four detached, seven-color maps--using state-of-the-art GIS materials as the starting point--on two sheets of water-resistant, tear-proof material. The scale is an inch to a mile, with 50-foot contour intervals for the topography and essential elevation profiles for the trail route. This edition includes a major relocation of the trail on Bear Mountain, one of the original pieces of the Appalachian Trail.

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Biking in New Jersey

Road Biking™ New Jersey: A Guide to the State's Best Bike Rides (Road Biking Series) -Tom Hammell - - Used Book in Good Condition

Road Biking New Jersey is more than a set of thirty-five great bike rides. It’s a tour of all the beauty and diversity the Garden State has to offer. After addressing bike safety, handling, and maintenance, the book focuses on the rides, with clear directions and insider commentary. Presented in three sections―North, Central, and South―the rides cover a variety of distances, terrain, locations, and traffic conditions, from 12- to 25-mile rambles to a 227-mile epic from northern New Jersey to Cape May.

From the rural hills by High Point and the busy roads near the George Washington Bridge, to the beautiful Victorian houses on the shores of Cape May and the historic villages on the Delaware, Road Biking New Jersey comprises a whole host of sights to see and enjoy along the way.

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Rail-Trails Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York -Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - - Rail-Trails Pa/Nj/Ny - Mid-Atlantic Hiking/Backpacking Guides - Rails To Trails Conservancy
Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this newest addition to the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Northeast's finest rail-trails. Rail-Trails Northeast covers one hundred of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania's rail-trails. With a rich industrial and passenger rail history, the Northeast is one of the densest rail-trail regions in the country. Rural, suburban, or urban, rail-trails serve as the backbone of an impressive trail system. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

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Family-Friendly Biking in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania -Diane Goodspeed - - Used Book in Good Condition
Do you love bike riding with your kids, but are tired of rides that take you in circles around the neighborhood block? Looking for something more exciting, yet still safe and manageable?

Through years of research and a lot of trial and error with her own two children, Diane Goodspeed gives us the first biking book for this region geared specifically toward families with young kids. Packed with photos and easy-to-follow maps, Goodspeed shows us where to find nearly twenty-five kid-friendly trails—trails that are not too steep or too long, do not encounter many roads, and provide ample access to food and restroom facilities.

You will find detailed information on popular New Jersey routes, including the Columbia Trail, Delaware & Raritan Canal Trail, Sussex Branch Trail, and Paulinskill Valley Trail, as well as undemanding rides through Duke Island Park, Hartshorne Woods, and Sandy Hook National Recreation Area. In eastern Pennsylvania, kids of all ages can peddle along the Lehigh Canal and the Delaware Canal and explore the many rambling paths of Tyler State Park.

These and many more rides are rated according to a child’s biking skills and each one is accompanied by detailed descriptions of the area. And because kids are always full of questions, Goodspeed includes a short history and interesting "did you know?" facts for each region. Tips on equipment options, bike safety, and the nearest bathrooms, playgrounds, and ice cream shops make this book the definitive source for kid-tested, parent-approved biking fun. It is an essential guide for planning the most enjoyable and rewarding family bike excursions.

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24 Great Rail-Trails of New Jersey -Craig P. Della Penna - - Quick Reference Recreational Use Table tells you at a glance the activities for which each trail is best suited. Each trail description includes directions to the trail, endpoints, location, length, surface type, mile markers, and a map. Information for local bike shops and lodging is also included. - Includes fascinating stories of railroad history and information about the rails-to-trails movement. 1999, first edition, 209 pages. 9 x 6 x 0.5 in.. 24 Great Rail Trails of New Jersey is the essential outdoor guide to the best multi-use recreational trails in the Garden State. Each rail-trail has been converted from an abandoned railroad line as part of the nation-wide rails-to-rails movement, so these routes are historic as well as scenic. The accessibility and beauty of rail-trails can be enjoyed by a variety of outdoor enthusiasts, including bicyclists, hikers, equestrians, and the disabled. This guide contains all the information you need to experience the adventure of rail-trails: maps, specific directions, organizations, local contacts, B&Bs, resources for bike repair, plus fascinating stories of railroad history. You are invited to discover the delightful, educational, and healthy possibilities of the rail-trails.

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Ride Guide New Jersey Mountain Biking -Joshua M. Pierce - - RIDE GUIDE: NJ MTN BIKING This mountain biking guide to the Garden State includes both low-impact and hard-core trails; you will find twenty-six rides encompassing some of the most spectacular and varied terrain in the state. The guide includes level of difficulty, turn-by-turn cue sheets and maps, and descriptions of topography, trail conditions, and points of interest.

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Short Bike Rides in New Jersey, 4th (Short Bike Rides Series) -Robert Santelli - Globe Pequot's Short Bike Rides "TM" series offers delightful short and moderate tours for all levels of cyclists. Each ride profile includes precise directions, excellent road maps, and vivid descriptions of the points of interest along the way. Also featured is "comfort" information -- the location of restaurants, bathroom facilities, and attractions located along the route."Day-trippers should check this series -- some revised -- some new editions -- of Short Bike Rides..". -- Self

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Mountain Biking Eastern New York: Seventy-Four Epic Rides From North Jersey And Long Island To The Adirondacks (Regional Mountain Biking Series) -Michael Margulis - - Author: Michael Margulis - ISBN: 9780762722648
Profiles over seventy of the best rides in the Adirondacks, the Catskills, Long Island, and Westchester and environs.

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Discover the Adirondacks: AMC's Guide To The Best Hiking, Biking, And Paddling (AMC Discover Series) -Peter Kick - - Amc Discover The Adirondacks - Peter Kick - Appalachian Mountain Club
Six million acres of mountains and waters, 46 high peaks over 4,000 feet, 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams—it’s no wonder the Adirondacks welcome 10 million visitors each year. With so many wilderness opportunities to choose from, travelers in the Adirondacks need a concise travel guide, and Discover the Adirondacks is the ideal choice. With 50 multi-sport trips, informative turn-by-turn directions and maps, crisp photographs, and trip planning advice, this guidebook invites first-time visitors or seasoned explorers to experience the best the Adirondacks have to offer. 

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Mountain Biking in New Jersey: 37 Off-Road Rides in the Garden State (Quick reference guide) -Christopher MacKinnon - - Used Book in Good Condition The ultimate guide to mountain biking in a small state with a surprising number of great off-road cycling destinations. This book presents 37 of the best of these rides, from the nearly level rail trail beside the Delaware River to the challenging singletrack of the Round Valley Recreation Area. Each ride is accompanied by descriptive text and a detailed map containing all the information cyclists need to enjoy the ride. The map pages can be removed from the book and slipped into a standard bicycling map holder.

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Cycling the Erie Canal, Revised Edition: A Guide to 400 Miles of Adventure and History Along the Erie Canalway Trail (Parks & Trails New York) -Erie Canalway - - Cycling the Erie Canal Revised Edition A Guide to 400 Miles of Adventure and History Along the Erie Canalway Trail Parks Trails New York The Erie Canalway Trail is a cycling destination for riders of all abilities. Following one of the world's most famous manmade waterways, it spans New York State between Albany and Buffalo. Whether enjoying a leisurely ride from one village to another, or spending a week completing the entire 360 miles, the Erie Canalway Trail offers endless adventures exploring the charming towns, living history, scenic beauty and cultural attractions of New York State. The trail route follows both active and historic sections of the Erie Canal. For more than thirty years, state and local governments have been transforming the old towpath and abandoned rail corridor into a 360-mile multi-use pathway; by 2015, more than three-quarters of the off-road route was in place.

The guidebook is designed primarily for use by bicyclists, but it is also useful for those planning to enjoy the trail on foot, travelling the canal system by boat, or visiting the Canal corridor's many sites by car. The revised edition includes new inset maps to guide trail users through complicated stretches. All new trail segments developed since 2012 have been added, along with on-road routing updates. The guide's comprehensive listings of attractions, historic sites, visitor centers, and parks make it an indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike across the state or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours.

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Fishing in New Jersey

Fishing New Jersey: A Guide for Freshwater Anglers -Oliver Shapiro - A complete, detailed guide to fishing New Jersey's fresh waters, from rivers as large as the Delaware, as interesting as the Mustconetcong, or as intimate as Bergen County's Bear Swamp Brook, to lakes such as Lake Hopatcong and many dozens of others, including easy-access subruban locations, Fishing New Jersey covers not only where to fish and how to get there, but tackle and techniques that best put fish on the line. Even seasoned anglers will find new opportunities in this comprehensive guide.

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Fly Fishing New Jersey Trout Streams -Matthew Grobert - This book is the culmination of 35 years of experience, information, insights, observations, and the wonders of fly-fishing for trout in the Garden State.

Written with the passion of a life-long fly-fisherman, you will gain valuable knowledge on becoming a better angler and naturalist no matter where you fish for trout. Coupled with the lyrical narrative are dozens of photographs taken by a variety of New Jersey anglers who share the author's love of fly-fishing for trout. Matt covers every aspect of fly-fishing for trout in New Jersey with a style and clarity to suit every level of ability. You will learn about three species of trout and their behavior, the insects they eat, and the artificial flies that imitate those insects.

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Fishing the New Jersey Coast -Jim Freda - - Used Book in Good Condition Identifies prime fishing locations for all seasons and species in the Garden State, plus what lures, baits and techniques to use.

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BELMAR (NJ) (Images of America -Karen L. Schnitzspahn - Belmar, a unique shore community formerly known as Ocean Beach, was settled around 1700 and has lured summer visitors from near and far for over one hundred years. The beach, boardwalk, Shark River, and Silver Lake were such popular and beloved attractions that many summer residents chose to make Belmar their permanent home. The Borough of Belmar was carefully laid out by developers so that most streets run between the Atlantic Ocean and Shark River, capitalizing on the cool breezes and scenic
views of this area. In the early days there were
numerous luxurious hotels, many of which are pictured in this new pictorial history along with
nostalgic images of swimming, boating, and fishing in the early years of this century. Also featured are vintage photographs of Belmar’s Main Street shops, restaurants, and community celebrations, which together present a lively view of Belmar’s history.

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Mid-atlantic Budget Angler: Fly-fishing for Trout in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia -Ann McIntosh - A traveler's guide to the best trout streams in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Fishing tips, maps, directions, places to stay and eat.

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Urban Angling: Fishing the New Jersey-New York Harbor Estuary System -Arthur Kosakowski - - Urban Angling Fishing the New Jersey New York Harbor Estuary System A book that covers the waters of the New Jersey-New York harbor estuary system and the common fish and wildlife that you will encounter in the area. With 30 fish species and over 20 other wildlife species, this book is a must for anyone wanting to know more about the fish and wildlife of the New York metropolitan area. Over 80 photos make identification of fish and wildlife a breeze.

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The New Jersey Boat Fisherman -Nick Honachefsky - New Jersey hosts some prime ocean-fishing opportunities, for striped bass, fluke, cod, sharks, tuna, and many other species. Outdoor writer and lifetime angler Honachefsky details these locations, how to find them (with GPS and Loran specifics) and how they are fished.

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia -Chanticleer Press Inc. - - AUDBN RG: MID-ATLANTIC STATES The most comprehensive field guide available to the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States--a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

This compact volume contains:

An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;

A complete overview of the Mid-Atlantic region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;

An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.

The guide is packed with visual information -- the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 18 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than 100 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.  

For everyone who lives or spends time in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C., there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States.

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia: Including Surrounding Counties and Outlying Areas of New Jersey and Delaware -Lori Litchman - Where in the world did George Washington really sleep? Where is the best place to see the hawk migration or to admire the mighty Delaware? Where should you take your family, bring a date, geocache, or connect with nature? Find the answers in 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia by local hiking expert and author Lori Litchman. This guide not only provides obscure and unknown trails, but it also includes in-depth information regarding the history, flora, and fauna of the most outstanding day escapes in the greater Philadelphia area.

Each hike description features:
Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility
Information on the history and natural history of the areas the hikes pass through
A detailed trail map and elevation profile
Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data
Tips on nearby activities

Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours, all within about an hour's drive of Philadelphia and the surrounding communities.

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The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell -Mark Kurlansky - - The Big Oyster History on the Half Shell “Part treatise, part miscellany, unfailingly entertaining.”
–The New York Times

“A small pearl of a book . . . a great tale of the growth of a modern city as seen through the rise and fall of the lowly oyster.”
–Rocky Mountain News

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants–the oyster.
For centuries New York was famous for this particular shellfish, which until the early 1900s played such a dominant a role in the city’s life that the abundant bivalves were Gotham’s most celebrated export, a staple food for all classes, and a natural filtration system for the city’s congested waterways.

Filled with cultural, historical, and culinary insight–along with historic recipes, maps, drawings, and photos–this dynamic narrative sweeps readers from the seventeenth-century founding of New York to the death of its oyster beds and the rise of America’s environmentalist movement, from the oyster cellars of the rough-and-tumble Five Points slums to Manhattan’s Gilded Age dining chambers. With The Big Oyster, Mark Kurlansky serves up history at its most engrossing, entertaining, and delicious.

“Suffused with [Kurlansky’s] pleasure in exploring the city across ground that hasn’t already been covered with other writers’ footprints.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Fascinating stuff . . . [Kurlansky] has a keen eye for odd facts and natural detail.”
The Wall Street Journal

“Kurlansky packs his breezy book with terrific anecdotes.”
Entertainment Weekly

“Magnificent . . . a towering accomplishment.”
Associated Press

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Recreation in New Jersey

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in New Jersey: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips from the Kittatinnies to Cape May (Fourth Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes) -New York-New Jersey Trail Conference - - 50 HIKES: NEW JERSEY

This completely updated treasury of trails takes you to the best wild places in the Garden State.

Hike along the Appalachian ridge or over the ragged Wyanokies, pass into pine barrens or through marshes and dunes on the coast, and you’ll see that New Jersey has so much more than just cities. This fully revised edition takes you deep into its wild heart.

100+ color photos

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New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer -Delorme - - Includes Boat ramps, Camp roads, Recreational sites, etc. - Paperback for easy carry and storage - Easy to use and read Wouldn't it be nice to always have exactly the right kind of map, whatever your needs may be? You will, with the uniquely versatile DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Series. These topographic atlases cover individual states with the most comprehensive detail available, including back roads, backwater lakes and streams, boat ramps, forests, wetlands, trailheads, campgrounds, public lands, prime hunting and fishing spots, and countless landmarks and points of interest. You'll also find a wealth of information on everything from family outings to wilderness adventures. The Atlas & Gazetteer is ideal for outdoor recreation, business travel, home or office reference, and countless other uses.

New Jersey Gazetteer categories
» Atlantic City Casinos
» Attractions
» Campgrounds
» Fishing
» Golf Courses
» Historic Sites
» Hunting
» Paddling
» Recreation Areas
» Scenic Drives
» Ski Areas
» Trails
» Unique Natural Features
» Wildlife Viewing

Suggested Uses
» In-vehicle for everyday reference
» Exploring back roads
» Outdoor recreation preparation and navigation
» Business travel
» Planning vacations and leisure activities
» Armchair journeys

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Rail-Trails Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York -Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - - Rail-Trails Pa/Nj/Ny - Mid-Atlantic Hiking/Backpacking Guides - Rails To Trails Conservancy
Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this newest addition to the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Northeast's finest rail-trails. Rail-Trails Northeast covers one hundred of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania's rail-trails. With a rich industrial and passenger rail history, the Northeast is one of the densest rail-trail regions in the country. Rural, suburban, or urban, rail-trails serve as the backbone of an impressive trail system. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia: Including Surrounding Counties and Outlying Areas of New Jersey and Delaware -Lori Litchman - Where in the world did George Washington really sleep? Where is the best place to see the hawk migration or to admire the mighty Delaware? Where should you take your family, bring a date, geocache, or connect with nature? Find the answers in 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia by local hiking expert and author Lori Litchman. This guide not only provides obscure and unknown trails, but it also includes in-depth information regarding the history, flora, and fauna of the most outstanding day escapes in the greater Philadelphia area.

Each hike description features:
Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility
Information on the history and natural history of the areas the hikes pass through
A detailed trail map and elevation profile
Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data
Tips on nearby activities

Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours, all within about an hour's drive of Philadelphia and the surrounding communities.

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The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) -Wendelin Van Draanen - - The Running Dream When Jessica is told she’ll never run again, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before. The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story.
 
Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She’s not comforted by the news that she’ll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?
 
As she struggles to cope, Jessica feels that she’s both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don’t know what to say act like she’s not there. Jessica’s embarrassed to realize that she’s done the same to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she’s missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her.
 
With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that’s not enough for her now. She doesn’t just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her.
 
“Inspirational. The pace of Van Draanen’s prose matches Jessica’s at her swiftest. Readers will zoom through the book just as Jessica blazes around the track. A lively and lovely story.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Birds of New Jersey Field Guide -Stan Tekiela - - BIRD'S OF NJ: FIELD GUIDE
Make bird watching in New Jersey even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in New Jersey. This book features 122 species of New Jersey birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder -Richard Louv - - Great product! "I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are," reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in-and so out of touch with the natural world. In this groundbreaking new work, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation-he calls it nature deficit-to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder (Add), and depression. Some startling facts: By the 1990s the radius around the home where children were allowed to roam on their own had shrunk to a ninth of what it had been in 1970. Today, average eight-year-olds are better able to identify cartoon characters than native species, such as beetles and oak trees, in their own community. The rate at which doctors prescribe antidepressants to children has doubled in the last five years, and recent studies show that too much computer use spells trouble for the developing mind. Nature-deficit disorder is not a medical condition; it is a description of the human costs of alienation from nature. This alienation damages children and shapes adults, families, and communities. There are solutions, though, and they're right in our own backyards. Last child in the Woods is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research showing that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development-physical, emotional, and spiritual. What's more, nature is a potent therapy for depression, obesity, and Add. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Even creativity is stimulated by childhood experiences in nature.

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Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley: Hikes and Walks from Westchester County to Albany County (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes) -New York-New Jersey Trail Conference - - 50 Hikes: Lower Hudson

This completely-revised guide to hiking the Hudson River Valley reveals 50 walks and hikes from Westchester County to Albany County.

Still the bestselling hiking guide to the region, this new edition features hikes that offer some of the most breathtaking views in the Hudson Valley―vistas that inspired the Hudson River School of painting and are today no less wild and pristine. Most hikes are within 2 hours of New York City.

100+ color photos

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Quiet Water New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania: AMC's Canoe And Kayak Guide To The Best Ponds, Lakes, And Easy Rivers (AMC Quiet Water Series) -Kathy Kenley - - AMC QUIET WATER NJ/EASTERN PA

Explore the scenic flat-water lakes, ponds, and rivers of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania with this new guide from AMC's Quiet Water series. Great for families, anglers, and canoeists and kayakers of all abilities, Quiet Water New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania features 80 trips, covering the best calm water paddling in the region.

Take a long paddle through Lake Aeroflex and connecting ponds, spot wildlife in South Jersey's Great Bay, or discover the beautiful French Creek State Park on water.

Each trip includes detailed descriptions of the lake, pond, or river with maps, photographs, paddling routes, and GPS coordinates to help drivers reach the access point for the trip. Selecting and planning your trip is made easy with the useful At-a-Glance Trip Planner, featuring helpful information about trip time, distance, difficulty, and special features. Inside you'll also find resources on local outfitters, safety and equipment tips, and complete driving, parking, and put-in instructions.

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Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance -Simone Biles - - Courage to Soar A Body in Motion a Life in Balance

Simone Biles’ entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro.

But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals—fourteen of them gold—and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. Here, in her own words, Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team.

Along the way, Simone shares the details of her inspiring personal story—one filled with the kinds of daily acts of courage that led her, and can lead you, to even the most unlikely of dreams.

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