M is for Mountain State

Author: Mary Ann McCabe Riehle
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781585367559
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

With its multitude of mountains and the highest elevation east of the Rockies, it's no wonder West Virginia's nickname is the "Mountain State." Abundant natural resources make it a leader in both industry and recreation, from glassmaking to rock climbing. Historic sites and sights include Harper's Ferry and the annual Native American Pow Wow, along with Lost World Caverns and White Sulphur Springs. Noteworthy West Virginians include Chuck Yeager and Olympian Mary Lou Retton. Mary Ann McCabe Riehle learned to appreciate the importance of reading and writing while growing up in the neighboring state of Kentucky. She graduated from Xavier University with a degree in Communication Arts and Education and has been a featured author and guest speaker at reading, writing, and library conferences. Mary Ann lives in Michigan with her husband, two daughters and their dog, Bisbee. Laura J. Bryant attended the Maryland Institute of Art and spent many years working in the display industry, which involved both illustrating, and designing scenery for projects including stage backdrops and corporate galas. She currently devotes all of her attention to the creation of children's books. Laura's other titles include A Fairy in a Dairy, Smudge Bunny, and the bestselling book God Gave Us You. Laura and her husband live in Mathias, West Virginia.

Vermont Icons

Author: Matthew P. Mayo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762786336
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Genre: History

The state of Vermont is illustrated through gorgeous photographs and evocative essays, showcasing 50 iconic places, events, inventions, foods, and objects from the Green Mountain State.

Philip Hoff

Author: Samuel B. Hand
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781611680324
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This lively and thoughtful book explores what it means to be black in an allegedly postracial America

Drink Vermont

Author: Liza Gershman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781510723252
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Cooking

Experience more than ninety breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cideries in Vermont. With Vermont’s thriving spirits industry—the state is home to eighteen distilleries, nearly fifty breweries, and more than a dozen wineries—you can find hard apple cider, whiskey, and everything in between. Drink Vermont is an exploration of the flavors, people, and locations throughout the state. Famous for local resources, like maple syrup, and the stunning colors of the fall foliage, Vermont is the perfect destination for an informative and fun sample of recipes, interviews, and reviews of breweries and distilleries. Traveling north toward the Canadian border, west to the shore of Lake Champlain, into the Northeast Kingdom, through the state’s capital, and the charming small towns of southern Vermont, Gershman takes readers on a visual journey through the seasons as they discover the unique tastes created in the Green Mountain State. Stops along the trip include The Alchemist, maker of the acclaimed Heady Topper (the top beer in America); Hill Farmstead, named the 2015 Best Brewery in the World; and Putney Mountain Winery, where they create wines like Apple Maple, Simply Pear, Rhubarb Blush, Putney Pommeau, Vermont Cassis, and Simply Cranberry using local fruits.

Dishing Up Vermont

Author: Tracey Medeiros
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603427623
Release Date: 2008-04-09
Genre: Cooking

From world-renowned cheddar cheeses to the delectable dinners turned out by talented chefs, the Green Mountain State has its own unique and rich food traditions. Learn new ways to use maple syrup, recreate that meal you enjoyed at a fancy restaurant, bake tree-ripened local apples into delicious desserts, and find out how the farmers growing the tastiest microgreens like to eat them. Filled with inspiring profiles of local food producers, Dishing Up® Vermont will quickly have you hooked on the joys of Yankee cooking.

O is for Old Dominion

Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781585366187
Release Date: 2010-10-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

From Arlington National Cemetery (once part of Robert E. Lee's homestead) to magnificent Monticello, Virginia has always had a prominent place in American history. Jamestown, Williamsburg, and even the Pentagon are just a few of the many places highlighted in O is for Old Dominion. Readers will also be introduced to such history makers as George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Booker T. Washington. Pamela Duncan Edwards came from England to live in Virginia twenty years ago and fell in love with her new home. Pamela was a children's librarian before becoming the author of nearly twenty-five picture books. She thinks Virginia is the most beautiful state and hopes she will live there forever. Pamela makes her home in Vienna, Virginia. Artist Troy Howell has had a prolific career as a children's book illustrator, with countless books to his credit. He received his formal art education from the Art Center in Los Angeles and the Illustrators' Workshops in New York. Troy lives in Falmouth, Virginia.

Mountain States Medicinal Plants

Author: Briana Wiles
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604696547
Release Date: 2018-03-07
Genre: Nature

“A practical guide to using medicinal herbs as well as a powerful reminder of our reciprocal relationship with the natural world.” —Rosalee de la Forêt, author of Alchemy of Herbs In Mountain States Medicinal Plants, Briana Wiles is your trusted guide to finding, identifying, harvesting, and using 120 of the region’s most powerful wild plants. You’ll learn how to safely and ethically forage and how to use wild plants in herbal medicines including teas, tinctures, and salves. Plant profiles include clear, color photographs, identification tips, medicinal uses and herbal preparations, and harvesting suggestions. Lists of what to forage for each season makes the guide useful year-round. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers, naturalists, and herbalists in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and northern Nevada.

AMC s Best Day Hikes in Vermont

Author: Jen Lamphere Roberts
Publisher: AMC's Best Day Hikes
ISBN: 1628420782
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Sports & Recreation

With hundreds of miles of hiking trails stretching from the shores of Lake Champlain to the peaks of the spectacular Green Mountains to the southern woodlands, the picturesque state of Vermont is made for hikers. Expertly curated and field-tested, this guide features 60 of the best day hikes the state has to offer, for all skill levels. Whether you're looking to explore high summits such as Camel's Hump or Mount Mansfield, hike sections of the Long Trail or the Appalachian Trail, or set off on a day trip through fertile valleys, rivers, and ponds, this must-have resource is a must-have in your pack. A comprehensive revision of the previous edition, this title also includes new hikes, such as Bald Mountain, Bromley Mountain, Haystack Mountain, Branch and Bourn ponds, Barr Hill, Belvidere Mountain, and Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. All descriptions of previously featured trails have been updated to reflect the most recent expansions and reroutings, highlighting the best hikes statewide.

Birding Rocky Mountain National Park

Author: Scott Roederer
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 1555663184
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

Rocky Mountain National Park is a destination for birders from around the world. No other locale offers such ready access to the pristine high-elevation habitat required by species such as White-tailed Ptarmigan, Brown-capped Rosy Finch, Blue Grouse, Gray Jay, Black Swift, Northern Pygmy-owl, Three-toed Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Band-tailed Pigeon, and Pine Grosbeak. In Birding Rocky Mountain National Park, author Scott Roederer takes you on a tour of the Park's best birding areas. In great detail, he describes where to find the most sought-after birds of the montane forests and alpine tundra. From when to go to where to park, he'll lead you to specific places to find White-tailed Ptarmigan on Trail Ridge Road and to an out-of-the-way part of the Park where Black Swifts are regularly sighted roadside. He'll show you how to make the most of an all-too-short vacation by telling you where to find the best birding for the most species. Join him on a world-class birding adventure to Rocky Mountain National Park.