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C&O Canal Marker Harpers Ferry Mile 60 GRANDE

C&O Canal Marker Harpers Ferry Mile 60 GRANDE

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100% hand-made and engraved by Studio Workshop in Cumberland, Maryland. Triple finished.  Cherry wood mile marker #60 replica -- 7 inches tall, 2.75" square with inscription: Harpers Ferry Mile 60, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 184.5 miles, Washington, DC to Cumberland MD, Confluence of the Potomac & Shenandoah Rivers at the Gap in the Blue Ridge. Weighs 12 oz. 
C&O Canal Marker Harpers Ferry Mile 60 MINI

C&O Canal Marker Harpers Ferry Mile 60 MINI

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100% hand-made and engraved by Studio Workshop in Cumberland, Maryland. Triple finished. Mini Marker 4 inches tall, 1 3/8" square. Inscription Harpers Ferry Mile 60, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 184.5 miles, Washington, DC to Cumberland MD. Weighs 3 oz. 
Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital

Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital

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Capital Days introduces young readers to Washington, D.C., during the early to mid-19th century. Spanning more than 60 years, the story of Michael Shiner (c. 1804-1880) highlights a period of immense change in our country and its capital. Covering the burning of the city during the War of 1812, the rebuilding of the Capitol and White House, the raising of the Washington Monument, and on through the Civil War, the end of slavery, and numerous other "capital days," this book offers readers fresh insights and background on how our nation's capital came to be. The book includes excerpts from Shiner's diary, other primary sources, archival images, and a timeline.Much as she did in Maritcha and Searching for Sarah Rector, award-winning author Tonya Bolden expertly examines the intricacies of American history through the lens of one relatable person's life. Hardcover, 90 pages. Measure 10.25" x 10.25" x 0.5". Weighs 1 lb 13 oz.
Card Game Birds of North America

Card Game Birds of North America

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Professor Noggin's series of educational games encourages kids to learn interesting facts about their favorite subjects. Each of the thirty game cards combines trivia, true or false, and multiple choice questions. A special three-numbered die is included which creates interaction and promotes communication between players. Easy and hard levels keep kids interested and challenged - while of course having fun. Ages 7+. 2+ players. Box measures 5" x 6.5" x 1.5". Weighs 6.7 oz. 
Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies Take-Along Guide

Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies Take-Along Guide

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This fascinating series turns ordinary walks into adventures. Children learn to identify a variety of different plant, animal and insect species.
-- Helps children identify different species.
-- Includes scrapbook pages, for notes or drawings.
-- Features detailed true-to-life illustrations.
Charley Harper Puzzle Birducopia

Charley Harper Puzzle - Birducopia (1000 Piece)

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As an avid naturalist, Charley Harper's life's work was painting the insects, plants, birds, and animals he loved. Early on, his ultrarealisticworks gave way to familiar scenes based on bold geometric shapes, crisp lines, and jolts of unmodulated color. Harper's posters for conservation organizations have become some of his most enjoyed works, skillful and playful menageries of local wildlife. Populated by ferns and fawns, salamanders and scarlet tanagers, Birducopia presents a multitude of creatures from Ohio's Penitentiary Glen. Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, Pomegranate's 1,000-piecejigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzleworkers. Box measures 13" x 10" x 1.9". Weighs 1.78 lbs.
Charley Harper Puzzle Woodland Wonders 1000 pieces

Charley Harper Puzzle - Woodland Wonders (1000 Piece)

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Ever a conservationist, Charley Harper transported viewers into the natural world via lively but self-described flat images that don't lay claim to the third dimension. Rather, his paintings of forest fauna and flora, colorful canyons, teeming coral reefs, and above all, brilliant birds, emphasize hard-edged simplicity. Harper's simple geometric shapes, patterns, and vivid colors succintly express the essence of each creature he portrayed. Harper's poster have been published by more than fifty nature- and conservation-oriented organizations, including this one, his first, for the Cincinnati Nature Center in 1977. They have become some of his most enjoyed works--skillful and playful menageries of local wildlife. Box measures 12.75"x9.8"x0.8" . Weighs 1 lb 11.6 oz.
Game CH Spot the Birds Board Game

Charley Harper Spot the Birds Board Game

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Ages 6+. 2-4 Players. 30-60 Minutes.Grab your binoculars and keep an eagle eye to the sky with Charley Harper's Spot the Birds. It'll be a hoot! Peregrinate through the board's five habitats--the Backyard, the Desert, the Woodland, the Wetland, and the Shores--and track each bird you spot. Along the way, you'll discover how to be a good bird steward. But watch out--you'll need to dodge storms, avoid falling in a river, and beware of birds that poop on your head (it happens). Be the first to the Bird Sanctuary, and you'll rule the roost! Measures 8.5"x8.5"x2". Weighs 1 lb 12 oz.
Child's Walk in the Wilderness An 8-Year-Old Boy and His Father Take on the Appalachian Trail

Child's Walk in the Wilderness An 8-Year-Old Boy and His Father Take on the Appalachian Trail

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Imagine a 7-year-old boy asking his father if they can hike the entire length of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail together. Then imagine that the father says yes. Now think "What are they getting themselves into?" For the author of this deeply felt book, the planned hike is an opportunity to bond with his son and be what he calls "Barbarians"--in touch with natural processes far from the comforts of home. It's also a chance for nature to do some healing in his life, too. For the boy, it's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. They start in West Virginia and head north, through cold and wet spring weather, carrying only what they need and picking up resupply boxes along the way. The boy is entranced by the freedom, asking questions nonstop and pointing out every interesting bug, bird, and blossom they pass. But he's also stubborn, sometimes scared, and occasionally too tired to trudge on. Dad relishes seeing the natural world through his son's eyes, but he also struggles with the responsibility of keeping the journey going forward. By the time they reach Vermont, with aching feet and frazzled nerves, their plan to take a train to Georgia and hike north to where they started is in serious jeopardy. But the trail beckons. Closely observed, wonderfully described, and bracingly clear-eyed, this inspiring book will appeal to nature lovers and would-be AT hikers alike. It offers a vivid evocation of both the camaraderie and dangers of trail life--as well as the difficulties of modern child-rearing and the powerful lure of an untamed natural world.  Publisher: Stackpole Books. Hardcover, 215 pages. Measures 5.75" x 8.5" x 1". Weighs 11.2 oz. 
Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

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Philosopher, naturalist, poet and rugged individualist, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) has inspired generations of readers to think for themselves, to follow the dictates of their own conscience and to make an art of their lives. This representative sampling of his thought includes five of his most frequently cited and read essays: Civil Disobedience, his most powerful and influential political essay, exalts the law of conscience over civil law. Life without Principle distills the essence of Thoreau's philosophy of self-reliance and individualism. Slavery in Massachusetts is a searing attack on government condonation of slavery. A Plea for Captain John Brown is an eloquent defense of the radical abolitionist, while Walking celebrates the joys of that activity and pleads for conservation of the earth's wild places. The latter essay is recognized as one of the pioneer documents in the conservation and national park movement in America. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 90 Pages. Measure 7.75"x4.9"x0.125" . Weighs 2.6 oz.