National Geographic United States Southwest

National Geographic United States Southwest

Author: National Geographic Maps - Adventure


ISBN: 156695715X



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- Waterproof - Tear-Resistant - Travel Map There are few nations as vast and spectacularly diverse as the United States of America. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, "America the Beautiful" offers boundless destinations and experiences for travelers seeking outdoor adventures, small town delights, or the excitement of urban culture. The United States Southwest Adventure Map will guide you through one of the most iconic and awe-inspiring regions on Earth. The states of Arizona and New Mexico contain Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, and Saguaro National Parks, Monument Valley, Sonoran Desert, and dozens of celebrated National Monuments, Forests, and Wilderness Areas. The map includes the cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona, Flagstaff, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque as well as the Navajo, Apache, Hopi, and many other Indian Reservations. It covers the entire Four Corners Region including the southern halves of Utah and Colorado. There is simply no better map for exploring the Southwestern United States. National Geographic's US Adventure Maps provide the most authoritative and convenient travel maps available to plan and guide your USA Adventure. Each map delivers the perfect combination of detail and perspective, highlighting travel routes, topography, and points of interest for those venturing beyond the city centers. Whether you're on a classic American road trip or planning a grand tour to visit several cities or national parks, these maps offer the ultimate geographic resource as only National Geographic can provide. Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough -- capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel. Map Scale = 1:1,300,000 Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75" Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

Let's Explore the Southwest

Let's Explore the Southwest

Author: Kathleen Connors

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781433991523

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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The culture of the American Southwest blends Native American, Spanish, and Mexican traditions with a dash of US spice—and not just in the food! Readers will take a road trip across this unique US region through colorful photographs and cool destination recommendations. An introduction to the major geographic features and the region's big, bustling cities will engage readers as well as augment information learned in the classroom. Fact boxes add even more exciting trivia about one of the fastest-growing US regions!

Outdoors in the Southwest

Outdoors in the Southwest

Author: Andrew Gulliford

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806145549

Category: History

Page: 439

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More college students than ever are majoring in Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Education, or Adventure Education, but fewer and fewer Americans spend any time in thoughtful, respectful engagement with wilderness. While many young people may think of adrenaline-laced extreme sports as prime outdoor activities, with Outdoors in the Southwest, Andrew Gulliford seeks to promote appreciation for and discussion of the wild landscapes where those sports are played. Advocating an outdoor ethic based on curiosity, cooperation, humility, and ecological literacy, this essay collection features selections by renowned southwestern writers including Terry Tempest Williams, Edward Abbey, Craig Childs, and Barbara Kingsolver, as well as scholars, experienced guides, and river rats. Essays explain the necessity of nature in the digital age, recount rafting adventures, and reflect on the psychological effects of expeditions. True-life cautionary tales tell of encounters with nearly disastrous flash floods, 900-foot falls, and lightning strikes. The final chapter describes the work of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, and other exemplars of “wilderness tithing”—giving back to public lands through volunteering, stewardship, and eco-advocacy. Addressing the evolution of public land policy, the meaning of wilderness, and the importance of environmental protection, this collection serves as an intellectual guidebook not just for students but for travelers and anyone curious about the changing landscape of the West.

The Rough Guide to Southwest USA

The Rough Guide to Southwest USA

Author: Greg Ward

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 1843530805

Category: Arizona

Page: 604

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From in-depth coverage of ten great national parks to the high-rolling pace of Las Vegas and the laid-back charm of Santa Fe, this new "Rough Guide" leaves no canyon, desert, or town unexplored. of color maps and photos.

Backcountry Adventures Arizona

Backcountry Adventures Arizona

Author: Peter Massey

Publisher: Adler Publishing

ISBN: 9781930193284

Category: Arizona

Page: 579

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Beautifully crafted, high quality, sewn, 4 color guidebook. Part of a multiple book series of books on travel through America's beautiful and historic backcountry. Directions and maps to 2,671 miles of the state's most remote and scenic back roads ? from the lowlands of the Yuma Desert to the high plains of the Kaibab Plateau. Trail history is colorized through the accounts of Indian warriors like Cochise and Geronimo; trail blazers; and the famous lawman Wyatt Earp. Includes wildlife information and photographs to help readers identify the great variety of native birds, plants, and animal they are likely to see. Contains 157 trails, 576 pages, and 524 photos (both color and historic).

Things Maps Don't Tell Us

Things Maps Don't Tell Us

Author: Armin K. Lobeck

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226488776

Category: History

Page: 174

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A guide to discerning the gealogical history of an area through understanding the lines of rivers, mountains, and coasts on maps.

Starry Sky Adventures Arizona

Starry Sky Adventures Arizona

Author: Isaiah Ortiz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493069026

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 257

View: 200

Starry Sky AdventuresArizona guides readers to 50 outdoor adventures to take under the darkest skies around. Guided adventures, including camping, backpacking, paddling, and hiking, show readers the way to safely experience the best of the night sky in astrotourism destinations, designated Dark Sky Places, and locations with outstanding natural darkness.