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Essential Reading Package-EXUSE324

Item EXUSE324. Buy these 4 items as a set for $73 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England

USE07
Tom Wessels, Brian Cohen (Illustrator), Ann Zwinger (Introduction)
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
200
0881504203
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this entertaining, informative book, the history of the New England forest unfolds like a mystery novel. Wessels examines the character of the central New England forest through the clues left behind by fires, logging, storms and economic fads.
$21.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

USE06
Brian Cassie, Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
0679446761
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.95

Eyewitness Guide New England

USE294
Eleanor Berman
DK Publishing
2014
400
1465440976
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a synopsis of the region's attractions. It also devotes a section to Boston.
$25.00

New England Map

USE714
Rand McNally Maps
Rand McNally
2013
1
0528998382
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Perfect for a sea tour, this laminated map of New England depicts the East coast from New York to Nova Scotia. With insets of Boston, Cape Cod, Providence, Worcester, Providence and others. Scaled so that one inch equals 28 miles.
$7.95

Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket: An Explorer's Guide

USE105
Kimberly Grant
Countryman Press
2017
448
1682680118
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the popular tourist destinations of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, compiled by a local photographer and writer.
$21.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten New England

USE613
Patricia Harris
DK Publishing
2014
160
1465410163
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

Fodor's New England

USE442
Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications
Fodor's
2016
784
1101879912
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series, filled with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining.
$23.99

Insight Guide New England

USE38
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
456
1780058055
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
For a good overview of the region, you can't go wrong with this guide, noted for its wonderful photography, superb production and outstanding color maps.
$24.99

Michelin Green Guide New England

USE696
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
408
2067212478
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The venerable Green Guide series profiles the New England states with their world-famous star rating system, plus suggested tours, site plans of major attractions, maps and some history and culture. 17th edition.
$21.99

The American Revolution, A Historical Guidebook

USE611
Frances H. Kennedy
Oxford University Press
2014
432
0199324220
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A chronological guide to more than 150 historical scenes of the American Revolution livened with maps, primary sources and context from leading historians.
$39.95

Coastal Maine, A Maritime History

USE247
Roger Duncan
Countryman Press
2002
576
0881505552
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A 400-year history of Maine, focusing on maritime traditions and seafaring, as well as coastal settlement and development.
$24.95

Death of an Empire

USE533
Robert Booth
St. Martins
2011
330
0312540388
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Booth focuses on the ambitious White family in this gripping tale of people and power in Salem, Massachusetts, the grand seaport that was once the richest city in America.
$39.99

Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation

USE244
Joseph J. Ellis
Vintage Books
2002
304
0375705244
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A riveting tale of Washington, Madison, Hamilton and especially of Jefferson and Adams. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it's a fascinating glimpse into the early days of our country.
$15.95

Imagining New England, Explorations of Regional Identity from the Pilgrims to the Mid-Twentieth Century

USE550
Joseph A. Conforti
University of North Carolina Press
2001
384
0807849375
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Tracing more than three centuries of history, Conforti reveals how history, literature, art, material culture and even the geography of the landscape have shaped New England's unique regional heritage.
$35.00

In the Heart of the Sea, The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

OCE47
Nathaniel Philbrick
Viking
2001
302
0141001828
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A seafaring tale of fearsome whales, cannibalism and sturdy 19th-century Nantucketers. The story depicts true events which inspired Melville to write Moby Dick. A fascinating history of 19th-century society in Nantucket.
$17.00

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

USE388
Nathaniel Philbrick
Penguin Putnam
2007
496
0143111973
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
National Book Award-winner Philbrick brings the 17th-century Plymouth colony to life, in all its gruesome detail, through its most interesting characters and events. He digs for the truths underlying the myths.
$18.00

Nantucket Cottages and Gardens: Charming Spaces on the Faraway Isle

USE671
Terry Pommett (Photographer), Leslie Linsley
Skyhorse
2015
224
163220701X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
This colorful introduction to the charming Nantucket Island focuses on the cottages and gardens, with informative text highlighting the Nantucket design style and inviting photos on every page.
$35.00

The Americans, the Colonial Experience

USA05
Daniel Boorstin
Random House
1964
434
0394705130
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Winner of the Bancroft Prize, this wide-ranging portrait of colonial America looks to the origins of the American character and its institutions.
$17.95

The Last Fish Tale

USE561
Mark Kurlansky
Riverhead Books
2009
269
1594483744
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Kurlansky colorfully subtitles his wide-ranging and engrossing tale "The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town."
$16.00

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England

USE42
Tom Shachtman
Thames & Hudson
2007
208
0500018006
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
New England's most picturesque towns and villages are presented through 240 full-color photographs. Accompanying descriptions fill in details about each town's history and architecture.
$40.00

Margaret Fuller, A New American Life

USE634
Megan Marshall
Houghton Mifflin Company
2014
474
054424561X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Megan Marshall won the Pultizer Prize for her ability to vividly capture the life of the tragic heroine of Transcendentalist fame Margaret Fuller, who died in a shipwreck with her Italian husband and two-year-old son. Fuller was a pioneering journalist and a member of the Transcendentalist circle, a peer of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
$16.95

One Man's Meat

USE43
E.B. White
Tilbury House Publishers
1997
279
0884481921
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

The Peabody Sisters, Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism

USE633
Megan Marshall
Houghton Mifflin Company
2006
602
0618711694
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Pultizer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall brings to life the flowering of New England through the lives of three of its unsung heroines: The Peabody Sisters. Marshall follows the lives of Elizabeth, Mary and Sophia Peabody, revealing their influence on the nation's early education and Transcendental thought.
$16.95

Ahab's Wife

USE279
Sena Jeter Naslund
HarperCollins Publishers
2005
704
0060838744
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First-rate historical fiction inspired by Melville, Nantucket whaling and 19th-century America.
$15.95

Empire Falls

USE220
Richard Russo
Vintage Books
2002
496
0375726403
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

October, or Autumnal Tints

USE569
Henry David Thoreau
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
127
0393081885
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Henry David Thoreau considers the red maple, elm, sugar maple and scarlet oak in turn in this classic ode to autumn -- not as the season of senescence but of ripeness, fullness, and maturity. Originally published in 1862, this handsome new edition is illustrated with Lincoln Perry's full-page watercolors and includes an introduction by Thoreau biographer Robert Richardson (Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind).
$17.95

Colors of Fall, A Celebration of New England's Foliage Season

NYS92
Jerry Monkman
Countryman Press
2009
0881505420
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Capturing the spectacular fall display from the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and the wilds of northern Maine in 75 color photos.
$19.95

The Whale

BST144
Philip Hoare
Ecco Press
2011
256
0061976202
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A deeply engaging meditation on all things whale. Hoare saves his special love and attention for the sperm whale -- not only via a beautiful literary analysis of Moby Dick, but also by indulging in a childhood fantasy and actually swimming with whales in the Azores.
$15.99

Birds of the New England Coast, Folding Guide

USE658
Ernest Simmons
Earth Sky & Water
2005
1893770540
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A heavy duty, laminated guide to 68 bird species common on the New England coastline from Long Island Sound up to the Canadian Maritimes.
$8.95

Nature Guide to the Northern Forest, Exploring the Ecology of the Forests of New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine

USE518
Peter Marchand
Appalachian Moutain Club
2010
192
1934028428
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Part field guide, part natural history, this illustrated handbook will help locals and travelers to northern New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine identify and understand the forest life and ecological issues.
$19.95

New England Nature Guide

USE545
Erin McCloskey, Gregory Kennedy
Lone Pine Press
2012
9766500517
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With large color illustrations of 400 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, trees, shrubs and other plants.
$22.95

New England Wildlife

USE234
James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583551735
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This laminated, fold-out, pocket-size guide features illustrations of almost 150 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.
$7.95

Scats and Tracks of the Northeast

USE667
James Halfpenny
Falcon Press
2015
192
149300994X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A helpful trail companion, designed to help readers determine which Northeastern mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians have crossed their path (and could still be around). Includes an identification key, glossary, line drawings and tracking advice. Subtitled "A Field Guide to the Signs of 70 Wildlife Species."
$12.95

For Kids

If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution

USA41
Kay Moore, Daniel O'Leary (Illustrator)
Scholastic Inc.
1998
80
0590674447
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in Scholastic's nonfiction series about daily life and customs throughout history, this one focusing on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. in the second half of the 18th century. With colorful illustrations and the kinds of interesting facts that draw young readers in.
$6.99

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

BOS18
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christopher Bing (Illustrator)
Aa Balkema
2001
40
1929766130
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A beautifully illustrated rendering of Longfellow's classic poem for children 7 to 10.
$18.99

Homer Price

USE295
Robert McCloskey
Puffin
1943
146
0670377295
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The first six episodes in the life of Homer Price, pitched at ages 8-12, including one in which Homer and his pet skunk capture robbers and another about a donut machine on the rampage.
$16.99

Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia

USE483
Margaret Cousins
1987
153
0394849280
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The life of Ben Franklin -- inventor, printer, editor, statesman, ambassador, and arguably one of the most important Americans in history -- is depicted with warmth and insight in this biography for ages 9-12.
$5.99

The Storm Whale

USE655
Benji Davies
Henry Holt and Company
2014
32
0805099670
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A delightful children's story set in New England. After he finds a whale calf on their beach, a boy hauls it home and discovers that the whale is a great listener. Although he must return the whale to sea, the boy learns that his father is a great listener too. Written for ages 4-8.
$17.99

Jacob Have I Loved

USE656
Katherine Paterson
HarperCollins
2003
272
0064403688
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Memorably set in Chesapeake Bay, this is a delightful, poignant and heart-wrenching coming-of-age story about Louise, the oft-overlooked twin who must find her own way in a world that seems to unfairly shine on her sister.
$6.99

More Books

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2011
576
1426208286
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$27.95

The Nature of Vermont, Introduction and Guide to a New England Environment

USE45
Charles W. Johnson
University Press of New England
1998
354
0874518563
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Opening with a discussion of the geologic history of Vermont, Johnson provides a lively introduction to major habitats, plants and animals of the state. An excellent survey of natural history.
$22.95

Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647

USE291
William Bradford
McGraw-Hill
1981
385
0075542811
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A readable, first-hand account of the early days of Plymouth.
$14.00

Lonely Planet New England

USE376
Kim Grant, Andrew Bender
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
448
1786573245
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series.
$24.99

New England Butterflies & Moths, An Introduction to Familiar Species

USE445
James Kavanagh
Globe Pequot Press
2008
1583553614
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy, durable plastic card covers 70 familiar species perfect for the backyard or out in the wilderness.
$7.95

New England Trips

USE466
Mara Vorhees, Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
351
1741798116
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact and practical guide to visiting New England, with 32 road trips and inspirational trip ideas, from 2-day getaways to week-long vacations. Ideal for vacationers who want to get off the beaten path with tips for experiencing New England like a local.
$22.99

New England Beachcomber: A Waterproof Reference to Beach Habitats, Plants & Animals

USE509
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2010
2
1583555560
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A guide to the types of beaches, tidal zones, plants and animals in New England.
$7.95

The Hunted Whale

BST230
James McGuane
W. W. Norton & Company
2013
192
0393069125
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A pictoral journey in 245 color photographs through the whaling industry in the age of sail, when the hunt was a relatively even contest.
$39.95

Roadside Geology of New York

USE608
Bradford Van Diver
Mountain Press Publishing Company
1985
411
0878421807
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Designed for the roadside traveler, this guide details the geologic history of New York state as seen through the car window. Its road guides explain the formation of the Empire State's dramatic landscapes and geomorphology. Part of the Roadside Geology series.
$24.00

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

USE685
Sarah Vowell
Riverhead Books
2016
288
0399573100
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this popular history, the "Madonna of Americana" Sarah Vowell narrates the life and legacy of the Marquis de Lafayette and the birth of the United States. She shows how Lafayette was a friend to both North and South and remains an icon of America’s promise.
$16.00

Moon Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

USE690
Ray Bartlett
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
300
1631212680
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the iconic area of Massachusetts, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history. With full-color maps and photos throughout.
$16.99

100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley

USE707
Catherine Quillman
Schiffer Publishing
2010
256
0764336746
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This coffee table book covers the works and lives of 100 contemporary artists, from painters and sculptors to photographers, in the Brandywine River Valley, located in southeastern Pennsylvania. Features 400 color images.
$45.00

36 Hours Guide, USA & Canada Northeast

NAM83
Barbara Ireland
Taschen
2013
168
3836542013
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Filled with recommendations from The New York Times' travel column, this well-curated guide to the Northeast is organized in a day-by-day, hour-by-hour format. A great way to inject cool, quirky and inspired experiences into every moment.
$14.99

Explorer's Guide Coastal Maine

USE720
Christina Tree
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
464
1581573316
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the popular destinations along Maine's coast, compiled by a local photographer and writer.
$21.95

Worth Looking For

Charm City: A Walk Through Baltimore

USE652
Madison Smartt Bell
Crown
2007
233
0307342069
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Historical novelist Bell turns to his adopted town in this compelling and gritty narrative that meanders through the streets and the history of Baltimore.
$16.95