Road Trip: Come Along for the Ride! The first title in No Way . . . Way!, the fun and funky fact-book series using photographs from across Smithsonian collections. Road Trip looks at people on the move: across the land, up in the air, or deep in the sea. The fascinating facts and figures span history, geography, science, engineering, transportation, invention, and architecture--not to mention crazy inventions, weird attractions, and other wacky stuff!
This land is your land . . . check it out! It's a big country—with all kinds of wonderful, weird, and wild facts, faces, and places to discover in each and every state. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! This fun, funky fact book is as packed full of stuff as the Smithsonian. It's a must-have for readers of the No Way . . . Way series: Road Trip, Are You My Dinner? and Stinky, Sticky, Sneaky Stuff.
A must-have for readers of Smithsonian's No Way . . .Way! Road Trip and No Way . . .Way! Are You My Dinner? A stinky plant that smells like a corpse? A forklift suspended by sticky glue? Sneaky robbers dressed as cops? No way! But way! It's all true and all fun to read about in this snappy book of cool facts and photos from across the Smithsonian's vast collections.
Author: Richard Kurin
Release Date: 2013-10-29
The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. Ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian continent to the digital age, and from the American Revolution to Vietnam, each entry pairs the fascinating history surrounding each object with the story of its creation or discovery and the place it has come to occupy in our national memory. Kurin sheds remarkable new light on objects we think we know well, from Lincoln's hat to Dorothy's ruby slippers and Julia Child's kitchen, including the often astonishing tales of how each made its way into the collections of the Smithsonian. Other objects will be eye-opening new discoveries for many, but no less evocative of the most poignant and important moments of the American experience. Some objects, such as Harriet Tubman's hymnal, Sitting Bull's ledger, Cesar Chavez's union jacket, and the Enola Gay bomber, tell difficult stories from the nation's history, and inspire controversies when exhibited at the Smithsonian. Others, from George Washington's sword to the space shuttle Discovery, celebrate the richness and vitality of the American spirit. In Kurin's hands, each object comes to vivid life, providing a tactile connection to American history. Beautifully designed and illustrated with color photographs throughout, The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects is a rich and fascinating journey through America's collective memory, and a beautiful object in its own right.
Author: John Vorwald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2007-06-05
A quirky, entertaining, and insightful collection of hip travel guides for young travelers brings a fresh perspective to Old World destinations to offer helpful tips on the hottest cities and regions, accommodations, and eateries for a variety of budgets, the hottest things to see and do, detailed city maps, activities and nightlife, outdoor adventures, and no-cost museums, complementary entertainment, and free bar food.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's Civil War Trail Road Trips. Featuring& four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, you can visit Civil War battlefields where it all took place and immerse yourself in the lively music culture of the South, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet's Civil War Trail Road Trips: Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours Covers Washington, Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Civil War Trail Road Trips is perfect for exploring the Civil War Trail in the classic American way - by road trip! Planning a Civil War trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's USA guide, our most comprehensive guide to the Civil War regions, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems, or check out Best of USA, a photo-rich guide to the destination's most popular attractions. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
When Darren, Nikki and Larry sat around talking about selling everything, quitting their jobs and hitting the road deep down it was just something fun to talk about, not real. But when life gave them the opportunity to have such an adventure, they decided to go for it. Winnie, their RV, was their new addition to the family. Nikki and Darren had spent the last eight years being married and building a normal life including owning a mortgage or two, climbing the corporate ladder and preparing their life for a family. All but the last thing happened so they decided to talk about all the things they could do if they didnt have kids including travel. It was time to stop talking and starting doing. After 37 states, numerous breakdowns, Elvis sightings, the last Mardi gras before Hurricane Katrina, Appalachian Trail crossings and many other humorous encounters, they end up nearly a year later where they started with a new business and another addition to the family. The next adventure will be even greater than the last!
Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.
Charity's Big Dreams: Road Trip To D.C. Welcome To The Nation's Capital! Charity was super-thrilled for this particular road trip! She always wanted to visit Washington D.C. and see all the important monuments and landmarks that have shaped the nation's capital. Her teachers, Mrs. Jones and Mr. Thomas made sure that they visit all the historical spots, including the Smithsonian, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center and the Lincoln Memorial. Charity finally has the chance to witness first-hand all those awe-inspiring landmarks and learn more about history while having fun! A great way to teach your children about United States History! In this fun and exciting sequel to the #1 best-selling book "Charity's Big Dreams," author Lakeya Guy takes us on an amazing field trip through Washington D.C. and allows you and your children to learn about D.C.'s history, important landmarks and monuments in a cute and exciting way! What are you waiting for? Hop on the bus!
Author: Ellen Datlow
Release Date: 2009-01-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature. Twenty-six authors, including Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (Little (Grrl) Lost), Ellen Klages, (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Pretty Monsters), Patricia A, McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), and Jane Yolen, have crafted stories and poems drawing from cultures and traditions all over the world—each surprising, engrossing, and thought provoking. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess. The Coyote Road, like its companions The Green Man (winner of the World Fantasy Award) and The Faery Reel (a World Fantasy Award Finalist), is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantasy fiction.