On Trails


New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award • Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award • “The best outdoors book of the year.” —Sierra Club From a talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. While thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.

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On Trails


A strikingly original debut from a tremendous new talent, Robert Moor explores how trails help us understand the world, from the biological phenomenon of how ant trails are formed to hiking paths that span continents and oceans, from migration routes to the Internet. In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: 'How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What makes us follow or strike off on our own?' Over the course of the next seven years, Moor travelled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing. This deep search for meaning introduces the reader to experts who work with trails of all kind, outrageous anecdotes from his own experiences and spectacular descriptions of landscapes and animal behavior. On Trails gives an eye-opening tour, leaving us with a much richer, prismatic take on what we constantly take for granted: how we get where we're going.

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Author Robert Moor
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The Trail


Toby has to finish the final thing on The List. It's a list of brave, daring, totally awesome things that he and his best friend, Lucas, planned to do together, and the only item left is to hike the Appalachian Trail. But now Lucas isn't there to do it with him. Toby's determined to hike the trail alone and fulfill their pact, which means dealing with the little things -- the blisters, the heat, the hunger -- and the big things -- the bears, the loneliness, and the memories.When a storm comes, Toby finds himself tangled up in someone else's mess: Two boys desperately need his help. But does Toby have any help to give?The Trail is a remarkable story of physical survival and true friendship, about a boy who's determined to forge his own path -- and to survive.

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Author Meika Hashimoto
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Best Bicycle Park Rail Trails In Ontario


The weekend is here, the sun is out...where to go? Plan your next bicycle adventure with this handy guide! • 2019 Edition • 65 Trail Reviews, 150 Full colour pages • Top 45 Park Paths + 20 Rail Trails • 65 New Trail Maps and Elevation Charts • Trail reviews list - Length, Elevation, Terrain, Skill, Traffic, Maps, Facilities, Highlights, Phone #, Websites, Similar Trails, Local Clubs, Access & Parking info Discover new cycling destinations in Southern Ontario, Canada. Included are city Park and rural forest paths, plus Rail Trails. Most routes are flat, easy terrain, for safe, car-free cycling that all ages can enjoy. After many years of riding and scouting trails, Dan Roitner has compiled extensive information, useful maps and photos for this guide. Start planning your next great ride today!

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Trails For The Twenty First Century


Communities across the country are working to convert unused railway and canal corridors into trails for pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders, and others, serving the needs of both recreationists and commuters alike. These multi-use trails can play a key role in improving livability, as they offer an innovative means of addressing sprawl, revitalizing urban areas, and reusing degraded lands. Trails for the Twenty-First Century is a step-by-step guide to all aspects of the planning, design, and management of multi-use trails. Originally published in 1993, this completely revised and updated edition offers a wealth of new information including. •discussions of recent regulations and federal programs, including ADA and TEA-21 •recently revised design standards from AASHTO •current research on topics ranging from trail surfacing to conflict resolution •information about designing and building trails in brownfields and other •environmentally troubled landscapes Also included is a new introduction that describes the importance of rail-trails to the sustainable communities movement, and an expanded discussion of maintenance costs. Enhanced with a wealth of illustrations, Trails for the Twenty-First Century provides detailed guidance on topics such as: taking a physical inventory and assessment of a site; involving the public and meeting the needs of adjacent landowners; understanding and complying with existing legislation; designing, managing, and promoting a trail; and where to go for more information. It is the only comprehensive guidebook available for planners, landscape architects, local officials, and community activists interested in creating a multi-use trail.

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Genre Book Architecture
Author Charles Flink
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Nature Hikes


A great guide to visiting 39 Conservation Areas in the Toronto region with new full-color maps. Toronto residents and visitors can find it difficult to get far enough away from city noise and hustle to experience the restorative quiet of a natural setting. But that's only if you don't know where to go. Nature Hikes: Near-Toronto Trails and Adventures is a guide through 56,000 acres of Ontario's most compelling nature destinations. This fifth edition adds six more Conservation Areas selected from the most accessible Conservative Authorities in the area -- Credit Valley, Nottawasaga Valley, Toronto and Region, Lake Simcoe Region, Central Lake Ontario -- for a total of 39 hikes. They are Caledon Trailway (Central Region) and Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake, Mount Nemo, Kelso and Mountsberg (all West Region). All 33 hikes in the first edition have been updated to incorporate any changes, and together with new hikes are organized by region and presented with beautiful color photography and all the information needed to choose and get to the destination: Highlights, Difficulty, Trails, Markers, Surface, Type, Open, Entry Fee, Directions, Activities, Dogs Allowed Description of the site, history or points of interest and tips on what to do and see Map of the Conservation Area indicating roads, watercourse, trails, entrance, parking, natural feature (e.g. forest, wetland) and more, such as best birdwatching or fishing spot All of the maps have been redone to professional standards, making the book much more user friendly. Written as a narrative, the book describes the hikes in practical terms and as the writer experienced them. There are also informative sidebars throughout, such as Why do birds sing?; Plant Invaders; Wonderful Wetlands; There is No New Water and How To See Wildlife: Step One. Just minutes out of the city or from their doorstep, day trippers can find bird migration stopovers, fishing holes, wildlife hot spots, hiking and biking trails, secret photography spots, sites of archaeological or historical importance, swimming spots, orchid forests and much more. Nature Hikes is a must-have guide for groups and individuals who love wild places and the special creatures that live there. Perfectly sized for car side pockets.

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Author Janet Eagleson
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Tough Trails


Ambrose buys an old, infirm horse to work the mountains and finds himself desperately in need of her help when a storm arises.

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Author Irene Morck
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European Money Trails


European Money Trails examines trends in organized crime across Europe, including money laundering methods and the mechanisms and instruments used to conceal the disposal of the proceeds of crime. By drawing on primary and other authoritative sources, Savona provides a report on national experiences of criminal organization unavailable elsewhere. It will prove especially useful to policymakers and users, as well as scholars looking to understand the criminal dynamics that underlie sophisticated, international offending.

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Genre Book Business & Economics
Author Ernesto Savona
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Hiking Trails 3


A comprehensive guide to the trails in northern Vancouver Island British Columbia

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Author Vancouver Island Trails Information Society
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Hiking Trails Of New Brunswick 4th Edition


New Brunswick offers a dizzying array of hiking challenges, spectacular views, and amazing wildlife. In this expanded and updated fourth edition of Hiking Trails of New Brunswick, veteran trail enthusiasts Marianne and H.A. Eiselt lead hikers from one end of the province to the other, along river valleys, through provincial and national parks, along the coasts, and up and down mountains. Newly illustrated in full colour with striking photographs and maps, this comprehensive guide includes more than 100 trails, with detailed trail descriptions, tips, and sidebars on natural and historical features. Featuring up-to-the-minute information, the essential guide to hiking in New Brunswick has just become even better.

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Author Marianne Eiselt
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