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Three cultures?Native American, Hispanic, andAnglo?have left their signatures in New Mexico.  With thirteen national parks and 10 million acres of forest and wilderness ripe for hiking, camping, and skiing, there?s plenty to do in New Mexico.  Insight Guides new first edition includes a full run-down of the sights really worth visiting, from the breathtaking underground chambers of Carlsbad Caverns to the adobe walls of picturesque Taos.  Lively essays chronicle the state?s intriguing history and ...
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Overview

Three cultures—Native American, Hispanic, andAnglo—have left their signatures in New Mexico.  With thirteen national parks and 10 million acres of forest and wilderness ripe for hiking, camping, and skiing, there’s plenty to do in New Mexico.  Insight Guides new first edition includes a full run-down of the sights really worth visiting, from the breathtaking underground chambers of Carlsbad Caverns to the adobe walls of picturesque Taos.  Lively essays chronicle the state’s intriguing history and features profile the state’s people, food, culture, and recreation.  The Travel Tips section at the back of the book lists recommended hotels and restaurants, where to go with the kids, where to stay out late, events and festivals, and more, plus the necessary phone and fax numbers and email addresses.  Hundreds of full-color photos and dozens of color maps throughout.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789814120777
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/7/2009
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Pages: 353
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Maps
New Mexico 122
Santa Fe 132
Around Santa Fe 150
Northwestern New Mexico 162
Northerneastern New Mexico 194
Taos 214
Albuquerque 232
Turquoise Trail and Salinas Missions 244
Albuquerque to Zuni 254
Southwestern New Mexico 268
Southeastern New Mexico 280
Introduction
A Land of Enchantment 13
History
Decisive Dates 16
Native Heritage 19
The Spanish Conquest 27
The Anglo Inheritance 35
Building the Bomb 45
Modern Times 51
Features
The Cultural Landscape 59
A Taste of Enchantment 71
Artistic Spirit 77
The Naked Earth 89
Life in a Dry Land 97
Outdoor Adventure 107
Information panels
Literary New Mexico 85
For the Birds 103
Can You Dig It? 113
Festivals & Fiestas 145
Pueblo Architecture 177
The Mother Road 239
El Rancho de las Golondrinas 249
Places
Introduction 121
Northern New Mexico 127
Santa Fe 131
Jemez Mountains and Pajarito Plateau 149
Georgia O'Keeffe Country 161
Chaco Canyon 171
Navajo Country 181
Santa Fe Trail 193
High Road to Taos 203
Taos 213
Central New Mexico 227
Albuquerque 231
Turquoise Trail and Salinas Missions 243
Albuquerque to Zuni 253
Southern New Mexico 263
Las Cruces, Silver City and the Southwest Corner 267
Billy the Kid Country 279
White Sands and the Tularosa Basin 291
Carlsbad Caverns and the Southeast Corner 299
Travel Tips
Getting Acquainted 306
Planning the Trip 307
Practical Tips 312
Where to Stay 315
Where to Eat 325
Culture 333
The Great Outdoors 338
Tours & Outfitters 339
Sport 340
Further Reading 342
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