A beautifully illustrated field guide to the 60 deadliest plants on Earth.
This intriguing guide puts a spotlight on Mother Nature’s most lethal plants, from those that can harm wild animals to the ones that can kill even humans. Some of these plants may be lurking in your own backyard. This illustrated compendium features full profiles of each plant, including interesting facts, important identifying characteristics, toxicity level, physiology, the biochemistry of toxins, how to spot each plant, and more. This is a beautiful but practical guide for botanists, foragers, gardeners, survivalists, and nature lovers alike. With this guide, you can learn what to avoid and what to do if you come into contact with these dangerous plants. With this field guide, you will:
- Learn the natural history of each plant. - View humanity’s fascinating relationship with these plants over the centuries—from medicinal purposes and cosmetics to rituals and murder. - Discover the fatal effects and how these plants target the body, from organ failure and seizures to skin rashes and nausea. - Understand poisonous plants’ evolution, and how they developed toxicity to deter herbivores and other predators.
Explore these stunning but deadly works of nature that can poison, maim, and intoxicate. From nightshade and hemlock to monkshood, oleander, and castor bean, this is your fascinating guide to 60 of the world’s most life-threatening plants.
Drink Like a Local New York
A Love Letter to Drinking in Gotham.
Whether you live in New York or are visiting, drinks expert Amanda Schuster's ode to the bars that mean the most to her is sure to delight. Uncorking history, personalities, interior design quirks, and signature cocktails, Drink Like a Local: New York features 75 bars that help pump the heartbeat of the city. From the infamous to the unknown, Schuster's tour through the five boroughs captures the details and qualities that keep locals returning to these establishments, and makes the case for why you should become a local too.
Find yourself right at home with Drink Like a Local!
A beautifully illustrated pocket-size hardcover guide to the mushrooms of North America—a must-have for any mushroom enthusiast’s backpack or home library.
Mushrooms: An Illustrated Field Guide is a compact, beautifully illustrated field guide to 50 North America’s most popular mushrooms. Inside this elegant hardcover, you’ll find profiles on individual species, each showcasing a full-page illustration, plus a definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and how—and when—to collect them, and, last but not least, notes on how to avoid mushroom poisoning. Discover the wonderful world of North American mushrooms, including:
- Chanterelles (Cantharellus) - Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) - Hen of the Woods (Grifola frondose) - Morels (Morchellaceae) - Puffballs (Calvatia) - Stinkhorn Mushrooms (Phallaceae)
And many, many more! Visually stunning, Mushrooms: An Illustrated Field Guide is an engrossing overview of North America’s remarkable and diverse mushrooms. You’ll find opportunities for discovery on every page.
Master the art of building and maintaining a fire, as well as other essential survival skills, with this definitive field guide.
Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor expert or a fire-starting novice, Fire: How to Build It and Everything Else will give you tips and tricks to take your fire making skills to the extreme. Master the art of making fires with advice on how to find the perfect kindling and build, contain, and control your fire—and safely put it out when the time comes—in your home or in the wilderness. Not only will you be able to build a fire safely, but you will know how to extinguish it properly—and what to do in an emergency situation in the event that something does go wrong. Develop skills that won’t fizzle out when you need them most with clear, easy-to-follow directions and helpful illustrations. Find out how to make fires in your home, in the woods, in the snow, or in the desert with a variety of fire-starting methods, and make sure that you always have the right supplies on hand. Explore how to safely and effectively use tools like axes, splitting mauls, hatchets, pocketknives, saws, and more. And—most importantly—learn how to make the best dang s’mores you’ve ever had.
A beautifully illustrated pocket-size field guide to the birds of North America—a must-have for any birder’s backpack or home library.
Birds: An Illustrated Field Guide is a compact, beautifully illustrated field guide to 50 North America’s most popular birds. Inside this elegant hardcover, you’ll find profiles on individual species, each showcasing a full-page illustration, plus a description of bird habits and flight patterns, information on where to look for birds and how—and when—to see them, and, last but not least, instructions for building your very own birding “life list.” Discover the wonderful world of North American birds, including:
- The Mountain Bluebird - The Black-Capped Chickadee - The Carolina Wren - The Red-Winged Blackbird - The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Visually stunning, Birds: An Illustrated Field Guide is an engrossing overview of North America’s remarkable and diverse birds. You’ll find opportunities for discovery on every page.
Texas Cocktails, 2nd Edition, is an expanded and updated collection of over 100 recipes inspired by the Lone Star State.
From big city lounges to dusty roadside dives, delve into the Texas drinks scene with this newly expanded and updated edition of the best-selling Texas Cocktails, 2nd Edition. With over 100 recipes and dozens of profiles of bartenders, drink like a Texan, whether you’re just visiting or entertaining at home. Locals and tourists alike will discover new watering holes that are sure to satisfy tastes as varied as Texas is large. Far more than just a recipe book, Texas Cocktails, 2nd Edition features signature creations by the best mixologists from Houston to El Paso, and everywhere in between. Within the gorgeous, die-cut covers, you'll find:
- More than 100 essential and exciting cocktail recipes - New variations of the classic Margarita and Harvey Wallbanger - Interviews with the state's trendsetting bartenders and mixologists - Bartending tips and techniques from the experts - Profiles of Texas distilleries and their featured spirits - Food and drink hotspots across the state - And much more!
Mix up your own Lone Star libations with this perfect guide to the art of craft cocktails!
Nico Martini is the co-founder of Bar Draught, mobile draught cocktail solutions, is the founder of Hypeworthy, a digital marketing and branding agency, and is a former lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has taught for the USBG, Bar Institute NYC and Bar Institute Portland. You've no doubt heard seen his TED Talk on the evolution of cocktails called "Beyond the Vodka Tonic" and now he's a "Best Selling Author" with the Spring 2018 release of his book Texas Cocktails published by Cider Mill Press. He's been participating in San Antonio Cocktail Conference since 2014 and yes, Martini is actually his last name...
Mexican Food: The Ultimate Cookbook is a beautiful and thorough collection of recipes drawn from the many rich traditions of Mexican cuisine and inspired by contemporary influences.
This comprehensive guide takes you on a tour of Mexican cuisine. From Indigenous traditions to colonial influence and beyond, Mexico has absorbed different local and foreign influences for generations, which is what makes the country’s food so delicious and varied. With these recipes, you can enjoy dozens of bold entrees, sauces, salsas, sides, beverages, and desserts, alongside tips and techniques that help you extract maximum flavor from each ingredient. In this collection you will find:
- 300+ easy-to-follow recipes that utilize regional authenticity and modern flair. - Stunning original photography and illustrations that will inspire you to make these mouthwatering meals. - Insights and recipes from industry insiders. - Comprehensive breakdowns of elemental ingredients like masa, chile peppers, epazote, and mezcal. - A fascinating history of this culture’s cuisine.
This cookbook captures the spirit of this cuisine and provides a detailed look into the diverse approaches that shaped Mexican tradition over the centuries. Spanning coastal delicacies, hearty mountain dishes, and delicious street tacos, the recipes in this cookbook reflect the many types of Mexican food. Explore the rich flavors of this region with Mexican Food: The Ultimate Cookbook.
The Campfire Cast Iron Cookbook
What is better than cooking with cast iron? Cooking with cast iron on an open fire, camp stove or grill is better!
There’s no such thing as spending too much time outdoors. The cravings you work up exerting all that energy in nature will be satisfied when you cook with The Campfire Cast Iron Cookbook, making for a healthy and delicious adventure. This guide to outdoor cooking over a campfire guarantees that the more time you spend outside, whether in the backyard or the backcountry, the better your meals will taste. Inside you'll find:
- Over 100 recipesfor all meals and all tastes - Chapters dedicated to breakfast, sides and starches, meat, seafood, vegetables, and desserts - An in-depth description and explanation of different types of cast iron cookware - A guide on how to set up your fire and cookware for the perfect outdoor cooking experience - Tips and tricks for cooking and clean-up, including how to properly care for your cooking fire and firepit
From roughing it to van life and glamping, The Campfire Cast Iron Cookbook has your outdoor meal needs covered.
The Acadia National Park Signature Notebook
Whether climbing bald mountain, swimming at Sand Beach, or enjoying one of the many hiking trails, this notebook is the perfect size for tracking your Maine adventures.
Explore the way life should be with facts about Maine’s natural landmarks and scientific sketches of Acadia’s flora and fauna. With a gorgeous landmark-embossed cover, this notebook lets you take a piece of Vacation Land where every you go.
The Shark Handbook: Third Edition
Dive deep into the world of sharks, the most fascinating and misunderstood marine animals on the planet, in this stunning new edition of The Shark Handbook, written by Shark Week expert, Dr. Greg Skomal.
Did you know that a whale shark’s spots are as unique as a fingerprint? Or that sharks can go into a trance when flipped upside down? Or that the Megallodon’s mouth was 6 feet across? With The Shark Handbook, jump into brand new facts about these fierce sea creatures! Explore all of the orders of sharks such as:
- Ground sharks - Great white sharks - Mackerel sharks - Carpet sharks - and more!
This book features over 400 profiles of every shark in existence, from the first sharks living about 445 million years ago to the ones lurking in the ocean deep today. Starring spectacular, full-color photography that makes these jaw-dropping sharks come to life, this is the perfect gift for the shark enthusiast in your life.
Dr. Greg Skomal, PhD is an experienced aquarist and Marine Fisheries Biologist at Martha's Vineyard Fisheries, Division of Marine Fisheries, Massachusetts. He's been keeping saltwater aquariums since childhood and has shared his extensive knowledge with viewers of National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, NBC's Today, and other media.
The Lighthouse Handbook: West Coast
The perfect companion for lighthouse buffs, this comprehensible and travel-friendly full-color field guide covers over 150 lighthouses on the West Coast, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada!
For centuries the lighthouses of the West Coast have played a key role in the maritime history and lore of the nation. From majestic structures to the smallest treasure, these beacons have guided ships safely for countless years and endeared themselves to lighthouse fans everywhere.
This definitive handbook features beautiful full-color photographs, highly regarded directions and contact information for each light, and complete articles on every existing lighthouse on the West Coast! This ultimate travel guide features:
- stories of colorful keepers - true tales of daring rescues at sea - efforts undertaken for lighthouse preservation - then-and-now photographs - dates of establishment - tower height and accessibility - fun and surprising side-trips at each light - and so much more!
Origins of a Journey
Feed the adventurer in you with Origins of a Journey, more than 120 stories of history’s most famous travellers and their finest adventures.
Inside each of us lives an explorer who yearns to visit the great unknown. Feed the adventurer in you with Origins of a Journey, more than 120 stories of history’s most famous travellers and their finest adventures. These are the tales behind the history’s bravest pioneers, bringing you from the ocean’s black depths to the top of Mount Everest. Harriet Tubman ferries fugitive slaves along the Underground Railroad—not once, not twice, but 19 times. Teddy Roosevelt risks life, limb, and sanity as he charts the Amazon’s River of Doubt. Buoyed by the voice of God, Joan of Arc travels to Vaucouleurs to petition Charles for a chance to fight for France. Charles Darwin notices several different finch species while touring the Galápagos Islands, fundamentally changing how we understand life. Spanning from 500 BC to today, Origins of a Journey teaches us that there is always value in an adventure, no matter how small—or doomed—it may be.
All About Portland Head Light
Your personal guide to one of the most iconic lighthouses in America!
Portland Head Light has long been at the center of Maine's maritime history and lore, and is undoubtedly one of the state's greatest treasures...and All About Portland Head Light is a treasure trove of facts, figures, history and folklore surrounding this majestic beacon. In this book, you'll find:
- The fascinating origins of Portland Head Light and the history of the surrounding region - True tales of shipwrecks and daring rescues - Efforts undertaken for preservation - Stories of colorful keepers
In addition, this book is filled with information for visiting and viewing the lighthouse and neighboring Fort Williams. More than just a lighthouse handbook, this is your one-stop travel guide and reference source for touring and learning about this magnificent site, surrounded by beautiful Casco Bay. Expert author Jeremy D'Entremont has also added a companion title, All About Nubble Light, to his impressive body of work.
The Grand Canyon National Park Signature Edition
Bring the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon with you wherever you go.
Bring the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon with you wherever you go with this durable notebook that is perfect for both on and off the trail. It doesn’t matter when inspiration strikes, this National Park Signature Edition has plenty of blank pages waiting to be filled with notes, ideas, and sketches. It also contains park facts, historical imagery, and emblematic quotations that encapsulate the park and its iconic landmarks, from the North Rim to the Colorado River. Whether you drive through or go backcountry camping, the Grand Canyon Signature Edition is an ideal way to remember your visit to one of the great national parks.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Signature Notebook
Jot down observations next to quotes from famous outdoors enthusiasts in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Signature Notebook.
Step into nature with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Signature Notebook. Jot down observations next to quotes from famous outdoors enthusiasts as you appreciate the scenery of Chimney Top and Rainbow Falls. Write alongside images of local flora and fauna or add some sketches of your own in this pocket-sized notebook. Featuring a beautiful embossed cover, this notebook is perfect for on the trail and off.
The Yellowstone National Park Signature Notebook
Bring the timelessness of Yellowstone with you wherever you go with the Yellowstone National Park Signature Notebook.
Sporting an embossed cover featuring Old Faithful in all its glory, you can enjoy the inspiration of the great outdoors wherever you go. With facts, figures, and images of Yellowstone’s unique natural landmarks, this notebook is perfect for brainstorming on the trail or inspiring on the go. Write alongside quotes from great outdoors enthusiasts while you enjoy all that nature has to offer.
Las Vegas Cocktails
An eye-catching collection of over 100 recipes inspired by Sin City.
Enjoy a sip of Sin City even after you touchdown back home with profiles and recipes from hit mixologists and bartenders that are the life of the nightlife. From casino bars to couture attractions, enjoy recipes that echo the highlights of Las Vegas in both showmanship and flavor. Drink like a local, even when hundreds of miles away with photographs and design elements from the heart of the strip. City Cocktails profiles some of the most happening cities in the world to give readers a taste of paradise, no matter where they set their glass.
The Yosemite National Park Signature Notebook
Whether climbing El Capitan or enjoying the scenery, the Yosemite Park National Park Signature Notebook is the perfect way to bring the Sierra Nevadas wherever you go.
Featuring detailed illustrations of local flora and fauna, get ready to become the next John Muir. Write alongside quotes from outdoors enthusiasts. Including images of national landmarks like Nevada Falls and Half Dome, you can bring a bit of the Sierra Nevadas with you wherever you go.
The Lighthouse Handbook: The Hudson River
The original lighthouse field guide for the Hudson River and the New York harbor.
There are seven lighthouses that light the way up the Hudson River to Albany. Many of these are famous lighthouses of significance, none more well known than the statue of Liberty and the famous Little Red Lighthouse underneath the George Washington Bridge. This book is a guide to these lighthouses and their histories and their current status. Filled with illustrations and photographs, this rich little guide to these gems of the Hudson is a sure fire way to help keep the home fires burning.
2009 marks the 400th Anniversary of the exploration of the Hudson River and it's valley which was first discovered by Henry Hudson in 1609 while about the ship Half Moon.
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