Situated within the five boroughs of New York City are five zoos and one aquarium. New York City Zoos and Aquarium chronicles the establishment of the Central Park Zoo, the Bronx Zoo, the Prospect Park Zoo, the Queens Zoo, the Staten Island Zoo, and the New York Aquarium. Popular childrenâs zoos are also featured. The cityâs first zoo opened in Central Park in the 1850s, while the newest zoo opened in Queens after the 1964 Worldâs Fair. While each one of these facilities has many similarities, they all have their own unique attributes. All of the facilities are focused on education, conservation, and the care of the animals that now reside in natural habitats.
Good Night New Jersey highlights the Atlantic Ocean and sandy beaches, fishing boats, rafting the Delaware Water Gap, blueberry farms in the Pine Barrens, Lucy the Elephant, Asbury Park, Adventure Aquarium, Lakota Wolf Preserve, lighthouses, and more. Welcome to the Garden State! This lovely children's book captures the true spirit of New Jersey. Young readers will discover all the attractions and iconic landmarks this diverse state has to offer.
This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.
Many of North Americaâs most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured areaâs attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.
Brooklyn is the most talked about, trendsetting destination in the world, and Fodor's Brooklyn is the only guidebook you need to fully explore New York Cityâs most exciting borough. Written by Brooklynites and illustrated by Brooklyn-based artist Claudia Pearson, this expertly curated guide has a chic design and plenty of savvy advice. Each of the 29 neighborhoods inside is accompanied by a beautiful, easy-to-read map, making it even more fun to explore Williamsburgâs art and culinary scene, the amazing views from Brooklyn Heights, or the architecture and greenery of Park Slope. "Best Bet" recommendations list the top places to find great food, shop for Brooklyn-made products, attend cultural events, and more. Notable neighborhood residents have contributed their personal anecdotes about Brooklyn, too, including Borough President Eric L. Adams, founder and chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Leonard Riggio, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets Brett Yormark, founder of Brooklyn Brewery Steve Hindy, actor and filmmaker Adrian Grenier, New York Times Food Editor Sam Sifton, WNYC host Kurt Anderson, and more. Combining artistry with authenticity, Fodor's Brooklyn captures the borough's unique personality--making it the go-to guide for locals and visitors alike. Â Winner of the 2016 Thomas Lowell Silver Award for Guidebooks.
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This travel guide includes: Â· Dozens of full-color maps Â· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations Â· Major sights such as the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Flea and Brooklyn Bridge Park Â· Coverage of Williamsburg; Greenpoint; Bushwick and East Williamsburg; Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights; Fort Greene and Clinton Hill; Prospect Heights; Park Slope and Prospect Park; Gowanus; Dumbo; Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn; Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill; Carroll Gardens; Red Hook and the Columbia Waterfront District; Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and South Slope; Ditmas Park and Midwood; Sunset Park; Bay Ridge; Brighton Beach and Coney Island
Planning to visit more of New York City? Check out Fodor's city-wide travel guide to New York City.Â Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.
Is the sprawling American countryside calling your name? Does nothing excite you more than the sun on the horizon? Do you crave the open road and have a sense of wonder about the world you have yet to explore? Do hours of radio and catered playlists sound like the remedy to your daily routine?
North American Road Trips appeals to those with a taste for adventure. Covered within these pages are some of the most scenic routes in America. Fantastic photography bring the road to life and adds images to some of the most fantasized getaways. Features routes across the United States and up through Canada for the travelers that can't get enough of the North America.
This is the essential guide for or for those who are just enthused about the fabric of the American landscape. It comes complete with must-see sights for each area. Gives the best times to go, estimated driving time, and the best roads to use. An invaluable resource for planning your next vacation. Features classic trips, like the infamous Route 66 and smaller niche trips for locals. From the sun-drenched roads of the Florida Keys to routes through the great white north and Alaska. Whether you have a couple hours to kill or a couple of weeks, routes have a broad span of times to get out.
For the solo drivers or the packed vans, North American Road Trips packs several lifetimes of trips between its pages.
Before the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, the World Trade Center, and Battery Park City, Manhattan's southern tip was home to a vibrant community of thousands of Slovakian, Irish, Syrian, Greek, and Lebanese immigrants. Living closely in five-story tenement buildings, these early New Yorkers, many of whom filled the low-wage jobs of Wall Street, built a multicultural neighborhood where the weekdays were filled with the hustle of business and the nights and weekends were filled with stickball games, dances, and worship. The Financial District's Lost Neighborhood: 1900-1970 celebrates this little-known neighborhood while highlighting some of New York City's most famous landmarks: Trinity Church, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Battery Park and the New York Aquarium, and the Downtown Athletic Club, home of the Heisman Memorial Trophy.
The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is the most endangered large whale in the oceans today. Fewer than 350 are left in their breeding and feeding grounds, which extend from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico. Survivors of hundreds of years of commercial exploitation, the right whales we see in the ocean today are barometers for the plight of whales in the 21st century. For over 900 years, beginning about a.d. 1000, whalers from Europe and the Americas hunted North Atlantic right whales almost out of existence. By 1935, when they were at last given international protection as an endangered species, some scientists suspected that there were fewer than 100 right whales left in the North Atlantic Ocean. Most thought the right whale was doomed to extinction. Disappearing Giants: The North Atlantic Right Whale describes and illustrates an ongoing story of science and rediscovery, of survival and protection, and of research, without which we cannot hope to protect the right whale's habitat along 1,400 miles of the east coast of North America, from Nova Scotia to Florida. Disappearing Giants: The North Atlantic Right Whale also describes in great detail the history and current status of the species, from the reason for its name, to the way each individual can be recognized, the species' feeding and breeding habits, migration, and life in the wilderness of the Atlantic Ocean. Â Â Scott Kraus is the director of research and Kenneth Mallory is the editor-in-chief of the publishing program at the New England Aquarium. Between them they have published books and numerous scientific papers as well as children's books, one of which they wrote together, Search for the Right Whale, published in 1992.
This newly updated guide has a destination to suit every interest. See Florida through the eyes of the natives, pioneers, artists, statesmen, writers, and flamboyant figures who have called this state home throughout the centuries. Visit unimposing country stores, one-room schoolhouses, old-fashioned kitchens, coquina forts, and quaint churches, as well as grand mansions and theaters, gleaming art galleries, and lush gardens. You will find over 350 museums and cultural attractions to choose from in this comprehensive book.