North America

Travel and Exploration:North America

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1 Canada
0862834465 / 9780862834463; If you've ever considered going to Canada, this book will convince you. The photography is excellent and the text at the beginning provides basic historic information about Canada. The land and the surrounding seas are more than just spectacular; they are the nation's raison d'etre. The bountiful waters of the Grand Banks first drew fishermen of Europe, the creatures of the forest provided materials for a thriving fur trade, and the rich soils of the prairies produce a large proportion of the world's wheat. But beyond that, Canada is a significant exporter of diamonds (not in the book) . Profits are shared with the local Native Indian tribes, and they work in winter as well, pulling diamonds from the depths of a frozen lake. Native Indian tribes survive in Canada, and there are some beautiful photographs of them and their works. The binding is deep blue, and has photographs on the inside covers as well. The binding has minor wear at the corners and one small bump at the top. The jacket has minor wear to one corner and a small closed horizontal tear at the spine, repaired. Unpaginated, approximately 90 pages, most of them full-color photographs. Identification of photos shows up about every third page, so they can describe the previous two, present two, and next two pages using as little white space as possible. A joy to read and page through! 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Coombe Books
Surrey, England, 1991, First Reprint Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001406; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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2 Farb, Nathan; Jamieson, Paul F. The Adirondacks
0847805840 / 9780847805846; This truly incredible volume is a reprint from 1985. Paul Jamieson provides an introduction to the Adirondack Park. The photographs are separated by subject, including Streams, Rivers, and Waterfalls, From the Mountain Tops, Lakes and Ponds, In the Woods, and By the Road. There is also a map of Adirondack Park. The author/photographer spent a great number of hours in these woods as a boy, and so knew many of the places others might miss. The photos are beautiful; the book is fully illustrated. The top and bottom corners are lightly bumped There is also a bump on the top near the spine which caused light wrinkling in a small space. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Rizzoli Intl Pubns
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1994, 
Softcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Farb, Nathan; 
002317; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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3 Wright, Larry; Wright, Patricia Bonfires & Beacons: Great Lakes Lighthouses
1550461850 / 9781550461855; Ships have always been at the mercy of weather and water. In the early days of many communities, fishing families built bonfires on hilltops or along the shoreline to lead boats home, but as commerce developed, more and larger vesels were put at risk. The first lighthouse on the Great Lakes was a structure completed on Lake Ontario in 1804. Today, surviving lighthouses along the 8, 000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline range in size from the five Tall Lighthouses in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois to the short wooden towers of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay. Each lighthouse is photographed in full color, with a short history on the opposite page. 96 pages including bibliography. A beautifully photographed and printed book. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Boston Mills Pr
Erin, Ontario, Canada, 1997, Third Printing
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001382; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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