The greatest interest of the book will probably be found to lie in the innumerable and fully authenticated tales of trappers and traders with which its pages abound. The text is a rare combination of history, observation and story telling, and it is beautifully illustrated. The “breaking of the wilderness,‘ the once savage region west of the Mississippi, by explorer, fighter, trapper and fur trader is pictured to us as by a vitascope.
In the present treatise, an attempt has been made to commend this subject to more general attention, by grouping together many scattered facts and methodizing the results. Learned disquisitions and technical terms have been as much as possible avoided; but in the con cluding chapters, sundry interesting points in natural philosophy bearing upon the subject are handled rather more scientifically; and here, some original matter will be found.
This is a reprint of a time-tested history of Yosemite National Park by one of its most respected historians. It portrays in terms of human experience the growth of a distinct and unique conception of land management, and chronicles the thoughts and efforts of those who contributed to it. It tells of the obstacles overcome and of the pressures to break down the park concept and turn Yosemite to commercial and other ends that would deface its beauty and impair its significance. For these reasons, the book is more than a history. It traces the evolution of an idea.
Boy Scout Handbook is the official handbook of the Boy Scouts of America. It is a descendant of Baden-Powell's original handbook, Scouting for Boys, which has been the basis for Scout handbooks in many countries, with some variations to the text of the book depending on each country's codes and customs.
"Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties" was written and illustrated by Daniel C. Beard in 1914. He was one of the founders of the Boy Scouts movement in America. The book explains how to build shelters, from the simplest requiring a hatchet, to elaborate constructions such as a homestead. The book is addressed to "boys of all ages." This version comes illustrated with Beard's 338 pen and ink drawings, as well as a cover based upon the original 1914 cover design. The book tells you how to build: Sod Houses Log Cabins Over-Water camps Railroad Tie Shacks Navaho Hogans And it also explains: How to Use an Axe How to Split Shakes How to Build a Fireplace How to Make Doors & Latches