From the award-winning author of National Parks of the USA, this stunning book showcases an amazing adventure activity to try in every single state.
50 Adventures in the 50 States features gripping outdoors activities, vividly illustrated and described alongside fascinating facts about the nature and geography of each activity location – the very best the U.S.A. has to offer budding young adventurers!!
This beautiful hardcover book is to be pored over and treasured by aspiring adventurers – children or adults!
Walk on an active glacier in Alaska; climb the highest peak in the Northeast in New Hampshire; horseback ride through ancient canyons with a Navajo guide in Arizona and surf the iconic Venice Beach in California.
Each adventure is illustrated with a beautiful, poster-worthy image, with pull-out facts about how the adventure activity is accomplished and key information about the area’s natural and cultural highlights.
Activities range from the high-octane, such as windsurfing the Gulf Coast in Texas or canyoneering in Utah, to the magical and inspiring, such as soaking in natural hot springs in Idaho, stargazing from a train in Nevada, and witnessing the synchronous firefly displays in Georgia.
This book is about to take you on a whirlwind tour of the United States, from the mountains of Maine to the beaches of California, the volcanoes of Hawaii to the forests of Virginia!
You don’t need special skills or smarts to head out on an adventure, just a positive spirit and a readiness to try new things. Learn to climb up rocky pinnacles in Alabama, dig for beautiful crystals in Oklahoma, and collect your own wild plants for dinner in Oregon. If you have lots of energy, scramble through a slot canyon in Utah, climb a mountain in New Hampshire, or explore a glacier in Alaska. To cool off, glide down a natural stone waterslide in Pennsylvania!
The U.S.A. is full of wild places and great ways to explore them, but some of the coolest adventures are right in our biggest cities, from kayaking in Boston to birding in New York City. With an intrepid spirit, you can also have fun exploring your very own backyard and neighborhood parks, discovering the cool birds, mammals, and plants that live there. No foray is too small for a sense of discovery. What’s stopping you? Set forth and explore the big, wide, outdoor world both near and far in the 50 states!.
Kate Siber, author of the award-winning bestseller National Parks of the USA, is a journalist and a correspondent for Outside magazine living in Durango, Colorado. She has tried her hand at almost every adventure activity going, and covers the world’s wild and remote places as well as environmental and social issues. Her writing has been featured in many publications, including National Geographic Traveler, National Parks, Preservation, Men’s Journal, and The New York Times.
Lydia Hill is a freelance illustrator and 2D designer currently based in North London but originally from Portsmouth, England. She graduated from Middlesex University in 2019 with a First Class Degree in Illustration. Her clients include YES! Magazine, Wide Eyed Editions/Quarto Publishing, SkyTv, 33 seconds, The RAF, and Middlesex University. She usually works digitally and enjoys building up layers of color and texture to create a faux-traditional print look to her illustrations. She loves illustrating diverse characters using bold colors and shapes.
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