2017-07-07T07:00:00Z Behind us is a giant volcanic crater called Haleakal?. Along with Kilauea and Mauna Loa, they're the stuff that Hawai'i is made of. The word here is vulcanism, and in these islands, it's as much a threat to human life as are tsunamis and typhoons.
As a boy sitting in Mr. Coy Mabe's 8th grade earth science class, I was bored by...[Read More]
2019-10-17T07:00:00Z St. Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral Pedro Men?ndez de Avil?s, Florida's first governor.
He named the settlement "San Agust?n", as his ships bearing settlers, troops, and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida eleven days earlier on August 28, the feast day of St. Augustine.
2019-10-13T07:00:00Z Savannah has consistently been named one of "America's Favorite Cities" by Travel + Leisure. In 2012, the magazine rated Savannah highest in "Quality of Life and Visitor Experience."
Savannah was also ranked first for "Public Parks and Outdoor Access," visiting in the all and as "a romantic escape."
2019-10-12T07:00:00Z Washington is a planned city. In 1791, President Washington commissioned Pierre Charles L'Enfant, a French-born architect and city planner, to design the new capital.
He enlisted Scottish surveyor Alexander Ralston to help lay out the city plan. The L'Enfant Plan featured broad streets and avenues radiating out from rectangles, providing room for open sp...[Read More]
2019-10-12T07:00:00Z Frisco has many uncomplimentary things said about her, including a rampant liberalism, as well asLGBT awareness and acceptance
ever. it is a popular tourist destination, The city is known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former ...[Read More]
2009-10-13T07:00:00Z In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to learn about the secret undersea lives of lobsters. This P.S. edition features...[Read More]
2006-02-28T08:00:00Z Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster. Now award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants-the oyster, whose influence on the great metropolis remains unparalleled.
For centuries New York was famous for its oysters, ...[Read More]
2012-11-13T08:00:00Z This may be hard to believe but it is very likely that more people live in closer proximity to more wild animals, birds and trees in the eastern United States today than anywhere on the planet at any time in history. For nature lovers, this should be wonderful news -- unless, perhaps, you are one of more than 4,000 drivers who will hit a deer today, your child...[Read More]
2003-03-04T08:00:00Z The Cajun coast of Louisiana is home to a way of life as unique, complex, and beautiful as the terrain itself. As award-winning travel writer Mike Tidwell journeys through the bayou, he introduces us to the food and the language, the shrimp fisherman, the Houma Indians, and the rich cultural history that makes it unlike any other place in the world. But seeing...[Read More]