Jewel Cave National Monument

Author: Judy L. Love

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738561981

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 9764

Buried under layers of limestone and sandstone hundreds of feet thick, Jewel Cave is more ancient than South Dakota's Black Hills, which adorn the landscape above. The cave lay undiscovered until 1900, when two brothers, miners and part-time cowboys, felt a strong wind coming from a small hole in the ground at the base of a cliff. When they enlarged the opening, they found passages filled with the glittering calcite crystals that give the cave its name. Although its discoverers marveled at the cave's natural beauty, few believed the find to be significant. Even after Pres. Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Jewel Cave a national monument in 1908, the government was unwilling to fund development. Americans then took up motoring, roads improved, and tourists flocked to the once remote Black Hills. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps created facilities to accommodate the influx. Yet it was not until an adventurous couple from the East received permission to explore and map the cave that its true importance was realized. They and fellow cavers who accompanied them or followed in their footsteps discovered a massive multilayered labyrinth. Jewel Cave now is the second-longest cave in the world, and the exploration continues.

Caving Adventures

Author: Anne M. Todd

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736809054

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2160

Describes adventures in cave explorations and cave diving, including how caves form, some famous cavers, and the equipment cavers use.

Geology of U.S. Parklands

Author: Eugene P. Kiver,David V. Harris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471332183

Category: Science

Page: 902

View: 9825

A fascinating and accessible introduction to the principles of physical and historical geology. For the millions who visit them each year, U.S. national parklands offer a glittering spectacle of natural wonders. But beyond the spectacular scenery, these national treasures have a much bigger, more awe–inspiring tale to tell––a sprawling story of upheaval and transformation, involving forces and time–spans almost beyond imagining. The purpose of this book is to provide you with the knowledge you need to read and interpret that story, and to make visits to the parklands even more special. Requiring no prior familiarity with the geological sciences, this region–by–region exploration of the U.S. parklands teaches the principles of physical and historical geology by example. It begins with a general introduction to all important concepts, terms, and principles. In the chapters that follow, the authors take you on a tour through the geological regions of the United States. Beginning with Hawaii and the Pacific borderlands and moving progressively eastward to the Appalachian Mountains and the coastal plains of the East Coast, they provide you with a geologist′s–eye view of the landforms, mountains, and bodies of water encountered in over 70 national parks and monuments, and tell the fascinating story of their evolution. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 300 stunning photographs and maps and featuring greatly expanded coverage of the geological story, history, and culture of U.S. parks and monuments, this new edition of Dr. David Harris′s classic text is an ideal introduction to the principles of geology for students and nature enthusiasts alike.

The Jewel of Seven Stars (Annotated)

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530059713


Page: 192

View: 4439

The Jewel of Seven Stars is a 1903 horror novel by Bram Stoker. The story is a first-person narrative of a young man pulled into an archaeologist's plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy. The novel explores common fin-de-siecle themes such as imperialism, the rise of the New Woman and feminism, and societal progress.

Hamelin Stoop

The Eagle, the Cave, and the Footbridge

Author: Robert B Sloan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781495619731

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8660

Abandoned as an infant in 1950s West Texas, Hamelin Stoop longs to learn his true identity. Guided by a Great Eagle through a mysterious cave, he discovers that he is being summoned by the mysterious Ancient One. In an epic journey of courage, kingdoms, and family, Hamelin learns he is part of a larger story of a great struggle between worlds.

Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge

Your Definitive Guide to the Jewel of the Southeast

Author: Sean Patrick Hill

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897329627

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 9405

Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge is the definitive guide to trails in the Red River Gorge Geologic Area, Natural Bridge State Park, and Clifty Wilderness. The book showcases 25 of the best hikes in the Gorge, as well as a back-of-book bonus on nearby trails. Distinguished from other Red River Gorge guides, this book provides readers not only with detailed maps, sharp photos, and individual-trail details, THIS guidebook outlines definitive hikes--ways to explore the area and enjoy its flora, fauna, and history. The easy-to-use layout treats each hike distinctly, as its own adventure. Because of this, the routes are detailed with photographs, maps, trail gradient information and, most importantly, ratings for key elements that make a trail appealing to a wide variety of people. This allows the reader to make informed decisions about which trails they will want to hike, which ones will be appropriate for children, and so on. Further, readers will discover how to combine trails and routes for a great hiking day or backpacking trip. This book is ideal for people who've never been to the Gorge, or even beginner hikers. The book simply looks great and is easy to read, and designed for planning hikes as well as while on the trail.

Escape from Riddler's Pass

Author: Amy Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593174330

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 172

View: 8276

While trying to evade the Patrol, the Youth Guard journeys through the mountains, where they are captured and held underground by a dwarf.

The Diamond Princess Saves the Day

Author: Jahnna N. Malcolm

Publisher: Little Apple

ISBN: 9780590212892

Category: Fantastic fiction.

Page: 68

View: 1265

Beautiful and clever Demetra rules the White Winterland, a world of snow and ice. The Diamond Princess can see things that are happening in other places with her magic mirror.

Exploring Mammoth Cave National Park

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493015338

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 4487

DIVExploring Mammoth Cave National Park, 2nd covers in detail all of the aboveground and belowground activities in this 50,000-acre national park, including hiking, biking, scenic driving, camping, paddling, fishing, and of course, caving. /div

River Runs Deep

Author: Jennifer Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442468254

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5205

Twelve-year-old Elias is sent to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky to fight a case of consumption--and ends up fighting for the lives of a secret community of escaped slaves traveling along the Underground Railroad.

Paddling Tennessee

A Guide to 38 of the State's Greatest Paddling Adventures

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762768673

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 9491

This guidebook offers trips covering every corner of Tennessee. The paddles are divided into the three primary regions of the state: West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and East Tennessee. Each paddle included in the book is chosen as a day trip, though overnight camping can be done where noted. With each of these waterways the author sought out a combination of scenery, paddling experiences, ease of access (including shuttling when necessary), and a reasonable length for day tripping.

Thea Stilton and the Ghost of the Shipwreck

Author: Thea Stilton

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545393736

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 8138

Geronimo's adventurous sister, Thea, narrates this fabulous adventure that's packed with action, mystery, and friendship! During a marine biology lesson at Mouseford Academy, the Thea Sisters learn about a mysterious shipwreck off Whale Island. According to legend, a very rare diamond called Jasmine's Heart was on the ship when it sank. When biology teacher Professor Van Kraken disappears, the Thea Sisters have to dive into the deep ocean to find him and the jewel. And just when they think their adventures are over, the Thea Sisters receive an invitation to travel to China to find another missing treasure. It's an adventure these five world-traveling mice will never forget!

The Jewel Dragon

An Amazing Adventure

Author: Frank Smith

Publisher: Fast-Print Publishing

ISBN: 1780357729


Page: 473

View: 9496

It's the year 1932 long before the age of mobile phones and T.V. It's the time when great adventures took place. Ben and his two partners in the white hand gang, Max and Joe (Josephine) discover the skeleton of a pirate in a secret cave. Their quest

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)

Author: Tony Abbott

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545418399

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9775

With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

The Riddle of Bear Cave

Author: M. A. Harvey,Garry Walton

Publisher: Chrysalis Books

ISBN: 9781844581467

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 127

View: 5180

This training manual for operatives of Xtreme Adventure Inc. tells the story of Joe, a young teenager who goes on a fishing trip with his grandfather in Canada, and gets lost in a forest full of grizzly bears.

The Adventures of Pearley Monroe

Author: Marci Seither

Publisher: Sawmill Press

ISBN: 9780615933917


Page: 146

View: 7470

What was it like for a 12-year-old boy growing up in the rugged hills of Coloma California, where gold was first discovered? A mine explosion, a bare encounter, and a jewel thief are just a few of Pearley Monroe's many adventures growing up in the 1800's. Pearley learns first handthat some of life's lesson require hard choices and offer wisdom that is ageless. Based on historical documents and first person accounts of the Monroe-Gooch family, this fictionalized adaptation brings to life some of California's first pioneers whose perseverance despite adversity became legendary.