The Pennsylvania Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Keystone State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Pennsylvania, Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife, and is attractively packaged in an acetate bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.
Natural history narratives for more than 300 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians found in Pennsylvania and throughout the northeastern United States-written in an engaging, straightforward style. An invaluable addition to any nature-lover's library. Each narrative offers a species description as well as up-to-date information on habitat, breeding behavior, feeding habits, biology, migration, and current population status, as well as the author's personal observations of the animal's life in the wild. Includes game and nongame mammals, birds of prey, songbirds, waterfowl, snakes, turtles, frogs, toads, and more.
The perfect reference guide for students in grades 3 and up - or anyone! This handy, easy-to-use reference guide is divided into seven color-coded sections which includes Pennsylvania basic facts, geography, history, people, places, nature and miscellaneous information. Each section is color coded for easy recognition. This Pocket Guide comes with complete and comprehensive facts ALL about Pennsylvania. Riddles, recipes, and surprising facts make this guide a delight! Pennsylvania Basics section explores your state's symbols and their special meaning. Pennsylvania Geography section digs up the what's where in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania History section is like traveling through time to some of Pennsylvania's greatest moments. Pennsylvania People section introduces you to famous personalities and your next-door neighbors. Pennsylvania Places section shows you where you might enjoy your next family vacation. Pennsylvania Nature section tells what Mother Nature gave to Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Miscellaneous section describes the real fun stuff ALL about Pennsylvania.
Detailed descriptions of 37 trails Information on terrain, difficulty, precautions, contacts Directions to each trail and descriptions of features along the trek Pennsylvania has the most extensive system of backpacking trails of any state east of the Mississippi River. While most hiking guides to the state feature information on dayhikes, this valuable guide will give backpackers of all levels a resource for discovering and learning about longer trails for more rugged journeys by foot.
Guide to 65 natural areas Lake Erie, Allegheny National Forest, Pittsburgh region, Laurel Highlands This companion for ecotourists points out western Pennsylvania's best natural attractions and explains why they're special. Birding spots, wildflower preserves, scenic overlooks, geological sites, family recreation areas, forests, rivers, and winding trails are all fully explored. These are areas where visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, or just restful sightseeing. Details on special features, geology, wildlife, and history of each site are provided, as well as basic tourist information and locator maps.
Author: Daniel Richter
Publisher: Penn State Press
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Social Science
Two powerfully contradictory images dominate historical memory when we think of Native Americans and colonists in early Pennsylvania. To one side is William Penn&’s legendary treaty with the Lenape at Shackamaxon in 1682, enshrined in Edward Hicks&’s allegories of the &"Peaceable Kingdom.&" To the other is the Paxton Boys&’ cold-blooded slaughter of twenty Conestoga men, women, and children in 1763. How relations between Pennsylvanians and their Native neighbors deteriorated, in only 80 years, from the idealism of Shackamaxon to the bloodthirstiness of Conestoga is the central theme of Friends and Enemies in Penn&’s Woods. William Pencak and Daniel Richter have assembled some of the most talented young historians working in the field today. Their approaches and subject matter vary greatly, but all concentrate less on the mundane details of how Euro- and Indian Pennsylvanians negotiated and fought than on how people constructed and reconstructed their cultures in dialogue with others. Taken together, the essays trace the collapse of whatever potential may have existed for a Pennsylvania shared by Indians and Europeans. What remained was a racialized definition that left no room for Native people, except in reassuring memories of the justice of the Founder. Pennsylvania came to be a landscape utterly dominated by Euro-Americans, who managed to turn the region&’s history not only into a story solely about themselves but a morality tale about their best (William Penn) and worst (Paxton Boys) sides. The construction of Pennsylvania on Native ground was also the construction of a racial order for the new nation. Friends and Enemies in Penn&’s Woods will find a broad audience among scholars of early American history, Native American history, and race relations.