Late one June night in 2011, a large animal collided with an SUV cruising down a Connecticut parkway. The creature appeared as something out of New England's forgotten past. Beside the road lay a 140-pound mountain lion. Speculations ran wild, the wildest of which figured him a ghostly survivor from a bygone century when lions last roamed the eastern United States. But a more fantastic scenario of facts soon unfolded. The lion was three years old, with a DNA trail embarking from the Black Hills of South Dakota on a cross-country odyssey eventually passing within thirty miles of New York City. It was the farthest landbound trek ever recorded for a wild animal in America, by a barely weaned teenager venturing solo through hostile terrain. William Stolzenburg retraces his two-year journey--from his embattled birthplace in the Black Hills, across the Great Plains and the Mississippi River, through Midwest metropolises and remote northern forests, to his tragic finale upon Connecticut's Gold Coast. Along the way, the lion traverses lands with people gunning for his kind, as well as those championing his cause. Heart of a Lion is a story of one heroic creature pitting instinct against towering odds, coming home to a society deeply divided over his return. It is a testament to the resilience of nature, and a test of humanity's willingness to live again beside the ultimate symbol of wildness.

Author ,
Isbn 1620405547
Genre Nature
Year 2016-04-12
Pages 256
Language English
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A captivating text for anyone struck by the wild majesty of these big cats, this book provides invaluable data upon which to make sound management decisions in the Great Plains and beyond.

Author Jonathan A. Jenks
Isbn 1421424436
Genre Science
Year 2018-02-15
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

This is the ultimate guide to big mammals of the Rocky Mountains—Elk, Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Bison, Black Bears, Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Lions, and Whitetail Deer. This book offers up substantive yet easily digestible information on these big mammals, from where they live to what they prey on to how they communicate and more. More than 400 full-color photographs throughout make this a keepsake reference for years to come.

Author Jack Ballard
Isbn 1493029541
Genre Nature
Year 2018-05-01
Pages 440
Language English
File format PDF

Mountain Lions presents readers with substantive yet easily digestible information on these mysterious big cats. Where do mountain lions live? What enemies do they have? How do they communicate? What issues exist in the sometimes controversial relationship between mountain lions and humans? This book contains all the information you need to know to become familiar with these fascinating animals. Accompanied by numerous full-color photos of mountain lions in their habitat, this handy field guide makes an excellent take-home souvenir and reference for anybody interested in these big cats.

Author Jack Ballard
Isbn 1493014374
Genre Nature
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 96
Language English
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Mountain Lion Charlie was a real person. Those few who were fortunate to know him and those who heard hand-me-down tales romanced his deeds unnecessarily. Charlie’s truths are more than sufficient. A mountain of a man, his life began in the late eighteen hundreds and extended through almost three quarters of the twentieth century. His is far different from the typical mountain man tales. There is little typicalness in Charlie’s story. Born in the wilderness, raised in the wilderness like no other, he became truly one with its wild inhabitants, his beloved mountains and above all their spirit. His personal unique existence abounded in adventure. A walking legend in elusive solitude that from the continent-long Rockies to the majestic High Sierra, inhospitable deserts and badlands to inaccessible mountain tops he mysteriously came and went, rarely retracing his steps. Stride for stride, mile by mile no man’s moccasin prints ever trekked more land or blazed new trails. This is his story, from birth to his disappearance.

Author Barend Van Kimball
Isbn 161139399X
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-01-25
Pages 298
Language English
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The third Liv Bergen mystery picks up right where the second one left off: the murder of Liv’s sister-in-law has been solved, but an older rancher has been bludgeoned to death in a style eerily reminiscent of a long-inactive killer known only as the Crooked Man. FBI agent Streeter Pierce, still on assignment in Sturgis, South Dakota, must now turn his sights on tracking down the killer, who happens to be his nemesis from ten years earlier. Pierce doesn’t complain, though; he’s falling in love with Liv Bergen and sets in motion an unconventional way to recruit her for the FBI’s training camp in Quantico, Virginia, as they work the case together. But is Liv falling for the brilliant, exotic-looking agent Jack Linwood instead? Once again, Liv’s vast knowledge of the Black Hills of South Dakota—the territory General Custer made famous—and the modern day ranchers and environmentalists who live there leads her to unearth critical clues about the Crooked Man. Aided by her elfin sister with rainbow-colored hair, a sad-eyed bloodhound, and a terminally ill Norwegian widow, Liv ultimately identifies the deranged killer. But will her barrage of questions be enough to fend off a fatal blow from the very cane he used to crush the skulls of thirteen other victims?

Author Sandra Brannan
Isbn 1608323730
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-08-28
Pages 304
Language English
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Eclipsing Memorial Stadium on a Husker football game day, deer season is arguably the largest single sporting event of the year in Nebraska, with more than one hundred thousand hunters going afield with the hopes of tagging a trophy buck or bull. Nebraska’s Bucks and Bulls tells the stories and shares the photographs of the greatest whitetail, mule deer, and elk shot in Nebraska. Collected through firsthand interviews with the hunters, these personal hunting stories span the decades from the mid-1940s through the 2010s. Each story shares the excitement and adventure of the hunt while weaving in Nebraska history, ecology, and geography. Photographs of the trophy animals showcase not only the quality and variety of big-game hunting in Nebraska but also the changes in hunting clothes, gear, guns, and vehicles through the state’s history. Recounted by Joel W. Helmer, an avid hunter and official measurer for the Boone and Crockett Club, which created the scoring system for measuring North American big-game animals, each chapter tells the story of a buck or bull certified through official state or national records books. Nebraska’s Bucks and Bulls has finally gathered the state’s greatest hunting tales in one place.

Author Joel W. Helmer
Isbn 1496223160
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2020-10
Pages 360
Language English
File format PDF

The Encyclopedia of Colorado contains detailed information on States: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Author Nancy Capace
Isbn 0403098130
Genre History
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 513
Language English
File format PDF

Go around North America and learn about the best places to visit even before you have your papers ready. This virtual tour of such vast land will help you plan out your itinerary and see the most recommended places. Your child can also use this picture book to learn about geography, races and culture too. Buy a copy now!

Author Baby Professor
Isbn 1682808106
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-12-20
Pages 32
Language English
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Author NA NA
Isbn 1349036501
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2016-03-05
Pages 1550
Language English
File format PDF

Every Nook and Cranny is a first in a series of autobiographical travel guides touching on every continent, most countries and hundreds of islands. Travel with the author through steamy jungles and bird-filled tropical rainforest to scorching deserts and the wilderness of Arctic regions; from Stone Age tribes to the sophistication of the worlds most modern cities. Explore the ancient civilisations and participate in amazing wildlife encounters. The authors personal experiences are related together with some historical fact, many interesting stories, adventurous episodes and several amusing anecdotes. In depth descriptive passages are illustrated with hundreds of photographs which will enable readers to visualise and fully appreciate the text. The best of every destination is revealed, along with suggestions on how to approach them.

Author Faye Day
Isbn 151444464X
Genre Travel
Year 2016-05-24
Pages 808
Language English
File format PDF

"Bull Hunter" by Max Brand. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Max Brand
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-11-25
Pages 197
Language English
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It's summer and the three Barker brothers—Simon, Henry, and Jack—just moved from Illinois to Arizona. Their parents have warned them repeatedly not to explore Superstition Mountain, which is near their home. But when their cat Josie goes missing, they see no other choice. There's something unusually creepy about the mountain and after the boys find three human skulls, they grow determined to uncover the mystery. Have people really gone missing over the years, and could there be someone or some thing lurking in the woods? Together with their new neighbor Delilah, the Barker boys are dead-set on cracking the case even if it means putting themselves in harm's way. Here's the first book in an action-packed mystery series by a New York Times bestselling author. Missing on Superstition Mountain is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Fiction title for 2011.

Author Elise Broach
Isbn 1429975008
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-06-21
Pages 272
Language English
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Hundreds of years after civilisation has been destroyed by nuclear war, the Earth is divided between the Trackers of the Amtrak Federation – a community living in vast subterranean cities – and the Mutes, who have evolved to withstand the radiation that has driven their foes underground. A long war for possession of the overground has killed and enslaved many of the Mutes, leaving only the Plainfolk to resist the Federation. The Mutes' physical strength and tribal way of life is no match for the advanced weaponry that is used against them. Mr Snow, supernaturally gifted wordsmith of the Mute clan M'Call, is the Plainfolk's last hope in withstanding the onslaught of the 'sand-burrower's' attacks. Seventeen-year-old rookie wingman Steve Brickman is just about to graduate from Flight Academy. Safe in the knowledge of his own brilliance, his future seems assured. As a member of the Tracker society, Brickman has grown up deep underground, protected from the radiation of the blue-sky world above. The lure of this open space fills him with both fear and excitement, as he anticipates piloting his first mission against the sub-human Mutes. But all does not go as smoothly as planned, as the clan M'Call kidnaps Steve and puts him under the strange tutelage of the mysterious Mr Snow. Captivated by the beautiful Clearwater and befriended by the stoic Cadillac, Brickman soon discovers that there is more to the Mutes than his masters would have him believe. Eyes now open to the Mute's humanity, Brickman is torn by a painful divided loyalty. And now, it seems, he has become embroiled in an ancient Mute prophecy; that of the Talisman, the one who will save them all. Cloud Warrior, first published in 1983, is the first instalment of Patrick Tilley's internationally best selling science fiction epic, The Amtrak Wars Saga.

Author Patrick Tilley
Isbn 1448210712
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-12-03
Pages 350
Language English
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Want to know what the best things to eat and drink in the world are and where you can find them? The World on a Plate takes you on a gastronomic tour of the globe to find the best food experiences. Whether it is the most delicious street food in southeast Asia, or the best clam chowder in New England, this beautifully illustrated book includes every must-try treat in some of the world's best destinations, and places them in their cultural and geographical context. Structured by continent, the best or most interesting things to eat in each area are chosen by expert authors. Be it bouillabaisse in Marseille or dim sum in Hong Kong, they recommend the best places to eat the dish, both in its place of origin and beyond. The restaurants recommended are chosen for the quality of the cooking as well as for the experience of dining there. The World on a Plate is an ideal planner for foodie travelers who want to experience authentic food in its original setting, giving you a different way to see the best regions, towns, and cities in the world-through their food.

Author DK Eyewitness
Isbn 0756695880
Genre Travel
Year 2011-10-03
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author Forage
Isbn 1136181210
Genre Social Science
Year 2013-10-28
Pages 310
Language English
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The first single, comprehensive source for locating North American public prairies, grasslands, and savannas, Prairie Directory of North America is a guide unlike any other. First published in 2001, the book uniquely catalogs the continent's most well-known prairie sites by country and state for easy reference. With the addition of over three hundred newly located, preserved, or restored sites, the second edition is the prairie enthusiast's ideal guide to locating countless North American sites-from the well-documented to the remote. Readers can use the guide to plan both convenient visits to close-to-home prairies and journeys to sites well across the continent. Also included is an expanded state-by-state index, ideal for locating specific prairies in any given state. The victim of destructive plowing and construction at the hands of European settlers, North American grassland ecosystems that once spanned the entire continent have suffered degradation and fragmentation. With the Prairie Directory as a guide, however, ecologists, environmental scientists, and tourists can experience the essence of this ancient ecosystem and, in some locations, even its vastness. The book lists tiny, hidden half-acre prairies spared by the plow as well as popular sites covering millions of acres. It documents prairies hidden deep in forests or in plain sight in American Indian reservations. The only one of its kind, this book will allow readers to experience the prairie as a colorful, fragrant, wildlife-rich North American landscape.

Author Charlotte Adelman,Bernard Schwartz
Isbn 019991351X
Genre Science
Year 2013-06-06
Pages 688
Language English
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Explores topics related to "black," examining aspects of fashion, philosophy, politics, and popular culture.

Author Clifford A. Pickover
Isbn 1606600494
Genre Reference
Year 2013
Pages 214
Language English
File format PDF

Fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket is heading west on the Oregon Trail with his family by wagon train. When he receives a rifle for his birthday, he is thrilled that he is being treated like an adult. But Francis lags behind to practice shooting and is captured by Pawnees. It will take wild horses, hostile tribes, and a mysterious one-armed mountain man named Mr. Grimes to help Francis become the man who will be called Mr. Tucket.

Author Gary Paulsen
Isbn 030780416X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-08-31
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

"Lion and Dragon in Northern China" by Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston
Isbn
Genre History
Year 2019-12-11
Pages 5838
Language English
File format PDF