COUNTRY WALKERS

Maine: Acadia

READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

Essential Reading

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Acadia, The Complete Guide

Acadia, The Complete Guide

by James Kaiser

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A full-color informative guide on where to go, what to do and how to get the most out of hikes and other adventures in Maine. (USE398, $22.99)

Acadia National Park Wildlife

Acadia National Park Wildlife

by James Kavanagh

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PLASTIC CARD

A handy, shirt-pocket guide with color illustrations of commonly encountered wildlife in Acadia. (USE438, $6.95)

One Man's Meat

One Man's Meat

by E.B. White

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 279 PAGES

By the author of "Charlotte's Web," a collection of observant and often humorous essays about daily life on a Maine saltwater farm. A wonderful portrait of coastal small-town life, originally published in 1938. (USE43, $16.95)

Acadia National Park Map

Acadia National Park Map

by Trails Illustrated

  • MAP

A hiker's detailed topographic map of Acadia National Park, shown at a scale of 1:50,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper. (USE154, $11.95)

 
Maine Map

Maine Map


by Rand McNally Maps

  • 2008
  • MAP

This road map (1:600,000) includes city plans, a mileage chart and points of interest. (USE416, $5.99)

Discover Acadia National Park, AMC's Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling

Discover Acadia National Park, AMC's Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling


by Marcy Monkman | Jerry Monkman

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 249 PAGES

Directions and detailed descriptions of 50 hiking, biking and paddling trips in Acadia for all abilities. Includes black and white photos, a pull-out topographical map and appendices of all hiking trails and other activities. (USE511, $21.95)

Moon Handbook Acadia National Park

Moon Handbook Acadia National Park


by Kathleen M. Brandes

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 300 PAGES

This compact guide combines an overview of the history, culture and nature of Maine's Acadia National Park and neighboring Bar Harbor, with practical information for travelers. The book also features photographs, maps and illustrations. (USE322, $17.99)

Down East, A Maritime History of Maine

Down East, A Maritime History of Maine


by Lincoln Paine

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 180 PAGES

Maine's maritime history, from the coastal travel of Native Americans to the Basque fishing industry to the pleasure boating of today, incorporating ecology, culture and art into its well-researched history. (USE246, $14.95)

The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier

The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier


by Colin Woodard

  • HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

A fascinating cultural history of coastal Maine as seen through the lobstering industry. (USE355, $17.00)

Walking

Walking


by Henry David Thoreau

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 92 PAGES

Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration. (WLK04, $9.99)

Maine in America, American Art in the Farnsworth Art Museum

Maine in America, American Art in the Farnsworth Art Museum


by Pamela Belanger

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2000
  • HARD COVER
  • 300 PAGES

An illustrated survey of nearly 250 works at the Farnsworth Museum and a discussion of the influence of Mainers in the history of American art. (USE177, $55.00)

The House by the Sea, A Journal

The House by the Sea, A Journal


by May Sarton

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

One of many journals by May Sarton, who moved from New Hampshire to live alone in a house on the seacoast of Maine. She writes beautifully on the topics of aging, solitude, nature, gardening, food, relationships and, of course, ife in coastal Maine. (USE61, $21.00)

Empire Falls

Empire Falls


by Richard Russo

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel lovingly set in a fictitious Maine mill town. Russo has composed an entertaining and poignant portrait of what lies beneath the facade of small-town New England life. (USE220, $15.95)

The Cider House Rules

The Cider House Rules


by John Irving

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 560 PAGES

This is John Irving's story of a teenage orphan named Homer Wells who lives in rural Maine. Growing up under the tutelage of Dr. Wilbur Larch, an abortionist and administrator of the local orphanage, Homer must face the moral dilemmas that surround him. (USE46, $16.00)

The Maine Reader, The Down East Experience, 1614 to Present

The Maine Reader, The Down East Experience, 1614 to Present


by Charles Shain

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 524 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

An excellent anthology covering the gamut of the state's culture and history, from early European explorers to the 20th century works of Carolyn Chute, Rachel Carson and John McPhee. (USE57, $20.95)

Against the Tide, The Fate of the New England Fisherman

Against the Tide, The Fate of the New England Fisherman


by Richard Adams Carey

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 381 PAGES

A discussion on the crisis that faces the New England fishing industry from a journalist who spent a year among the fishermen of Cape Cod. (USE44, $21.95)

The Maine Woods

The Maine Woods


by Henry David Thoreau | Edward Hoagland

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

The essential companion to a canoe trip on the Allegash or other wanderings in Maine. (USE62, $17.00)

The Secret Life of Lobsters, How Fishermen and Scientists are Unraveling the Mysteries of our Favorite Crustacean

The Secret Life of Lobsters, How Fishermen and Scientists are Unraveling the Mysteries of our Favorite Crustacean


by Trevor Corson

  • SCIENCE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 299 PAGES

Corson unravels the behavior of lobster and lobstermen on Little Cranberry Island in the Gulf of Maine. Besides dealing with the lobstermen-scientist row over quotas, the book offers an in depth look into the social behavior of these strange (and strangely abundant) crustaceans. (USE340, $13.99)

Life Between the Tides, Marine Plants and Animals of the Northeast

Life Between the Tides, Marine Plants and Animals of the Northeast


by Jill Fegley | John Moring | Les Watling

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 158 PAGES

A compact, convenient guide to habitats, invertebrates, fishes and marine plants, written for the University of Maine's Sea Grant program. (USE351, $15.00)

Maine Trees & Wildflowers

Maine Trees & Wildflowers


by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER

This plastic card illustrates 140 common species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. (USE446, $6.95)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England


by Brian Cassie | Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 448 PAGES

A compact, easy-to-use overview of 1,000 New England's trees, wildflowers, mammals, insects and other flora and fauna. It also provides an extensive overview of the area's geology, weather patterns and natural sites. (USE06, $22.00)

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


by Jon Dunn

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages. (FG09, $27.95)

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