Virginia Climber s Guide

Author: Jeff Watson
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811729818
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Virginia features some of the more popular rock climbing sites on the East Coast, including Great Falls of the Potomac and the Crescent Rocks, but its lesser-known areas also offer a wide variety of challenging climbs. Here is a complete guide to the entire state, packed with information, including routes graded for difficulty, guides, park fees and regulations, equipment, or permits required, and more. 200 line drawings.

Rock Climbing Virginia West Virginia and Maryland

Author: Eric Horst
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762795864
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This revised and updated guidebook--now in full color--provides rock climbers with information on the best climbs in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, accompanied with color action photographs, climbing history for each area, route ratings and trip planning information, pitch-by-pitch written descriptions, detailed color topos and clear overview photos, descent information and gear recommendations.

The Complete Great Falls Climbing Guide

Author: Marida Brinkworth
Publisher:
ISBN: 0966343115
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Rock climbing

The climbing guide to Great Falls, Virginia, that makes it easy to find the climbs from the trails. Includes photographs of all climbs, with descriptions on facing pages; the latest trail maps; shortcuts to the climbs; clifftop shots of each climbing area; "landmark" climbs in each area shot from above for easy recognition. Second Edition, revised and updated.

Explorer s Guide Virginia

Author: Candyce H. Stapen
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 9781581578669
Release Date: 2011-07-04
Genre: Travel

With Explorer’s Guides, expert authors and helpful icons make it easy to locate places of extra value, family-friendly activities, and excellent restaurants and lodgings. Regional and city maps help you get around and What’s Where provides a quick reference on everything from tourist attractions to off-the-beaten-track sites. Virginia is for lovers—lovers of history, the outdoors, sport, and fine food! Hike and kayak at Belle Isle State Park; soak up Revolutionary history in Colonial Williamsburg; sample Piedmont wines and Eastern Shore crab cakes; or visit Arlington National Cemetery. From ocean to mountains, wildlife sanctuaries to caves, Virginia’s joys are endless.

Field Guide to Invasive Plants and Animals in Britain

Author: Olaf Booy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472911537
Release Date: 2015-04-23
Genre: Nature

The impact of invasive organisms is second only to habitat loss as a threat to biodiversity and yet, despite increasing ecological awareness, people remain largely unaware of these plants and animals and their potentially devastating impact. Although most biological introductions fail, many prove successful and these can prove disastrous for native fauna and flora. This field guide will enable the identification of a range of invasive plants and animals now found in Britain. Though these species are of particular concern to conservationists there has previously been no unified guide devoted to their recognition. This book will act both as an ID guide, appealing to the amateur naturalist, and as an important tool for ecologists and land managers attempting to tackle the problem posed by invasive species.

Climber s Guide to Devil s Lake

Author: Sven Olof Swartling
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299228541
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

"This third edition of the popular Climber's Guide to Devil's Lake has been thoroughly updated for twenty-first-century climbers and hikers and includes information for use with GPS receivers. It provides information for climbers of all abilities and pref

Bubba City

Author: Eric J. Hörst
Publisher:
ISBN: 0974472417
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Genre: Bubba City (W. Va.)

This comprehensive Bubba City guidebook provides information on over 280 routes, including more than 65 new sport climbs, countless anchor upgrades, and a new trail system developed since the publication of the other New River Gorge climbers' guides.

The Simon Schuster Guide to Climbing Plants

Author: Francesca Consolino
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671510503
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Gardening

The newest entry in the "Nature Guide Series", this comprehensive, fully-illustrated book presents everything the gardener needs to know about identifying, selecting, and growing for more than 150 varieties of climbing plants. 216 full-color photos and illustrations.

Redpoint

Author: Dan Hague
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811745079
Release Date: 2011-09-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The first in-depth book on redpointing, where the climber does not weight the rope or pull or stand on manmade equipment.

Rock n Road

Author: Tim Toula
Publisher: Globe Pequot
ISBN: 0762723068
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Reference

The rock climber's equivalent of a Rand McNally road atlas, this completely revised and updated new edition of Rock 'n' Road compiles information on over 3,000 climbing areas in all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico. The book offers location maps, detailed directions, star ratings, the kind of climbing and rock encountered, access issues, classic routes, and much more. The fundamental reference source for North American climbers.

A Guide to Native Plants of the New York City Region

Author: Margaret B. Gargiullo
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813541631
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Gardening

It is no secret that with each new office park, strip mall, and housing development that slices through the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut landscape, more and more indigenous plant habitats are being destroyed. Concrete, after all, is not a friendly neighbor to vegetative life. Less common wisdom, however, holds that plants native to this region have been disappearing rapidly for a variety of reasons, and some of the causes can be avoided, even as construction projects continue to move in. One of the most serious threats to indigenous plants is the introduction of invasive non-native species by landscapers after new developments are built. In this unique guide, ecologist Margaret B. Gargiullo presents a detailed look at the full scope of flora that is native to this region and available for propagation. She offers practical advice on how to increase the amount of indigenous flora growing in the metropolitan area, and in some cases, to reintroduce plants that have completely disappeared. More than one hundred line drawings of plants and their specific habitats, ranging from forests to beaches, help readers visualize the full potential for landscaping in the area. A separate entry for each plant also provides detailed information on size, flower color, blooming time, and its possible uses in wetland mitigation, erosion control, and natural area restoration. Some plants are also highlighted for their ability to thrive in areas that are typically considered inhospitable to greenery. Geared specifically for landscape architects, designers, land managers, and restorationists, and easily searchable by plant type or habitat, this guide is an essential reference for everyone concerned with the regionas native plant life. Since most of the plants can also be grown well beyond the New York City metropolitan area, this book will also be useful for project managers doing restoration work in most of southern New England and the mid-Atlantic region, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland."

Seneca

Author: Tony Barnes
Publisher: Falcon PressPub Company
ISBN: 0964369818
Release Date: 1998-01-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Describes more than 400 routes in this remote area of West Virginia's Allegheny Mountains.

Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont

Author: Timothy P. Spira
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807877654
Release Date: 2011-05-16
Genre: Nature

This richly illustrated field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjoining piedmont. Rather than organizing plants, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, by flower color or family characteristics, as is done in most guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach that enables the reader to identify and learn about plants in their natural communities. This approach, says Spira, better reflects the natural world, as plants, like other organisms, don't live in isolation; they coexist and interact in myriad ways. Full-color photo keys allow the reader to rapidly preview plants found within each of the 21 major plant communities described, and the illustrated species description for each of the 340 featured plants includes fascinating information about the ecology and natural history of each plant in its larger environment. With this new format, readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes form a mosaic of plant communities that harbor particular groups of plants. The volume also includes a glossary, illustrations of plant structures, and descriptions of sites to visit. Whether you're a beginning naturalist or an expert botanist, this guidebook is a useful companion on field excursions and wildflower walks, as well as a valuable reference. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press