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The Blue Ridge - Ancient and Majestic "A Celebration of the World's Oldest Mountains"

© Jerry Greer Photography/Mountain Trail Press

Photography by Jerry D. Greer and Essay's by Charles W. Maynard

Retail: $39.95

ISBN: 9780982116227

 

A selection of informative essays and vibrant photography combine to form a rich tapestry of the life and story of the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains. Stories range from the heritage of the mountains to the present day and include “Life Abundant,” which describes the mountains from a geologic, geographic, and natural perspective; “River Gaps and Mountain Swags,” which traces the origins of the mountains back over 10,000 years through settlement, war, and exploitation; and “Shangri-La,” a look at mountain culture in story, literature, and music encompassing everything from presidents to farmers and poets to mountaineers. Through this unique combination of storytelling and visual splendor, the intricate, interwoven fabric of the natural world and the human culture of the mountains is brought to life in this eco-friendly Green Press Initiative printing with full FSC certification.

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The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography

by the Mountain Trail Photo Team

Price: $24.95

Softcover, 192 pages

ISBN: 9780979917189

Today's digital cameras are wonderful creative tools for nature photographers, but they can be a challenge to master—a problem that is thoroughly solved by the lessons provided in this guide by 10 of the most respected nature photographers in America. Representing the knowledge of professionals who have produced photography books and calendars, worked for nature magazines, and taught hundreds of photography workshop students, the book offers a step-by-step approach to improve both artistic vision and technical skills. Topics covered include equipment selection, use of digital functions, tips for capturing natural light, rules of composition, and special effects. Practical advice about launching a full-time nature photography career is also included.

 

 

"Shows you how to get the elusive 'Once in a Lifetime' shot more frequently than you ever thought possible."  —Christopher Robinson, editor, Outdoor Photographer Magazine 

 

"A compilation of expert tips and advice by some of today's most talented professional nature photographers."  —    Jim Erhardt, founder, Nature Photographers Online Magazine

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50 Amazing Things You Must See and Do in the Greater D.C. Area:

The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Guide

by Ian Plant and Joseph Rossbach

Price: $19.95

Soft cover, 144 pages

ISBN: 9780979917196

Highlighting some of the most breathtaking scenery and wildlife in the eastern United States, this guide to the greater Washington, DC area makes it easy to explore natural beauty spots in central Maryland and northern Virginia over a day or a weekend. With an emphasis on efficiency, all the destinations listed can be reached within a three-hour drive from the nation's capital. To save time, the book goes after the best outdoor experiences, including the best hiking, biking, and paddling in the region; the best vantage points to glimpse birds and animals; and the best times for seasonal events such as the spring bloom and the peak autumn color. From hiking in the Appalachian Mountains or paddling the mighty Potomac River, to watching the winter snow geese migrate on the eastern shore of Maryland, the book provides an inspiring range of adventures, all illustrated with stunning, full-color photos by professional photographers and area residents Ian Plant and Joseph Rossbach. 

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Best of the Blue Ridge Parkway

by Nye Simmons

Price: $24.95

Soft cover, 185 pages

ISBN: 9780977793396 

Filled with detailed information on the best hikes, scenic stops, waterfalls, and historic locations, this is the ultimate guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia, one of America's most visited national parks. Information on lodging, way stations, side trips, hiking trails, and attractions of interest is included—ideal for the time-pressed traveler who wants to hit the high points of the park. Full-color photographs, photographer's notes, and photo tips complement the detailed descriptions of the park's attractions, making this handbook both a travel guide and a compilation to treasure.

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Harpers Ferry - A Crossroads in Time 

by Jim Kirby

Price: $19.95

Soft cover, 185 pages

ISBN: 9780977793396 

With contemporary photography and words, this handsome and groundbreaking book explores the cultural and natural history of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and the surrounding landscape within Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. More than just a collection of photographs, the book chronicles the history of the area. Best known for John Brown’s 1859 raid, the Ferry occupied a strategic location between the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet, making it an important 19th-century crossroads for river, canal, and railroad transportation. The book explores that bustling bygone era, including the Civil War years, which brought an end to the town’s industrial age. Moreover, the book portrays the present-day town and the area’s scenic attractions, including the rivers and the Appalachian Trail, which passes through the park. Jim Kirby has won nine Virginia Press Association awards for excellence in photography. He is a former photographer for the Reston Times and the Fairfax Journal and currently shoots advertising and editorial assignments for magazines, advertising agencies, and corporations. He lives in Reston, Virginia.

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Between Ocean and Bay: A Celebration of the Eastern Shore

 

by Jim Clark

Price: $29.95

Hardcover, 120 pages

ISBN: 9780979917158  

 

Showcasing the extraordinary beauty of the eastern shores of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, this stunning photography book offers a look at a region of abundant wildlife, beautiful beaches, idyllic farms, and quaint seaside communities.

 

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Chesapeake: Bay of Light (An Exploration of the Chesapeake Bay's Wild and Forgotten Places)

 

Photography by Ian Plant, Essays by Tom Horton

Price: $45

Hardcover, 192 pages

ISBN: 9780977793341

 

Four hundred years ago, Captain John Smith began a voyage of exploration on the Chesapeake Bay. Following in the wake of Smith, photographer Ian Plant has traveled to the Chesapeake’s hidden and forgotten places to present a vision of the Chesapeake Bay as you have never seen it before - wild and untamed, a window to the world seen by Smith 400 years ago.

 

"I can't keep my hands off  Chesapeake: Bay of Light . . . a totally beautiful effort that is worth every penny."  —The Washington Times

 

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Cades Cove - Window to a Secret World 

 

by Bill Lea

Price: $24.95

Hardcover, 120 pages

ISBN: 9780977793372

 

One of the most popular destinations within Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Cades Cove, and this book showcases its splendor and provides an intimate glimpse of the history behind the beauty of this special place.

 

"This stunning and intimate work gives you the feeling of walking in the photographer's footsteps." —The Franklin Press

 

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  Oklahoma Wonder and Light Arizona Wonder and Light
 

by Michael Hardeman

Price: $14.95

Softcover

Pages: 84

ISBN: 9780977793365

 

 

 

by George Stocking

Price: $14.95

Softcover

Pages: 84

ISBN: 9780977793389

 

     
    Shenandoah Wonder and Light  Virginia Wonder and Light
 

Photographer: Ian Plant

Price: $9.95

Softcover

Pages: 72

ISBN: 09676938-7-X

 

 

Photographers: Jerry Greer,

Ian Plant

Price: $9.95

Softcover

Pages: 72

ISBN: 09676938-8-8

 

 

     
   Blue Ridge Parkway Wonder and Light  West Virginia Wonder and Light
 

Photographers: Jerry Greer,

Ian Plant

Price: $9.95

Softcover

Pages: 72

ISBN: 09770808-1-1

 

 

Photographer: Ian Plant

Price: $9.95

Softcover

Pages: 72

ISBN: 09770808-0-3

 

 

 

     
   Blue Ridge Mountains: America's First Frontier  Appalachia: The Southern Highlands
 

Photographer: Jerry Greer

Price: $19.95

Hardcover

Pages: 72

ISBN: 0-9676938-4-5

 

 

Photographer: Jerry Greer

Price: $9.95

Softcover

Pages: 72

ISBN: 0-9676938-0-2

 

 

     
   Tennessee Wonder and Light  North Carolina Wonder and Light
 

by Nye Simmons

Price: $9.95

Softcover

Pages: 60

ISBN: 0-9770808-4-6

 

 

 

by Jerry Greer

Price: $9.95

Softcover

Pages: 60

ISBN: 0-9770808-3-8

 

 

 

     
   Washington, D.C. Wonder and Light  Great Smoky Mountains Wonder and Light
 

by Jean-Louis Monfraix

Price: $9.95

Softcover

Pages: 60

ISBN: 0-9770808-2-X

 

 

by Bill Lea, Jerry Greer,

and Nye Simmons

Price: $9.95

Softcover

Pages: 60

ISBN: 0-9770808-9-7

 

 

     
   Maryland Wonder and Light  South Carolina Wonder and Light
 

by Ian Plant

Price: $9.95

Softcover

Pages: 60

ISBN: 0-9777933-0-3

 

 

by Richard Bernabe

Price: $9.95

Softcover

Pages: 60

ISBN: 0-9770808-8-9

 

 

     

 

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