Discover the natural and architectural wonders that abound along New York’s Hudson River Valley in this lavishly illustrated travel and field guide. The unique scenery, fauna and wildlife, and architecture of the valley, from Sleepy Hollow near New York City north to the town of Catskill, are showcased through 150 color photos. Brief essays relate the majesty of the four seasons in the valley, its waterfalls, bogs, people, history, and more. Whether it’s learning about the recovery of bald eagles or the region’s rare orchids, taking a tour through a historic Gilded-Age mansion, or rambling to the top of a legendary mountain said to be the abode of mischievous imps, it will be hard, if not impossible, to avoid falling "under the sway of some witching power" that Washington Irving believed pervades this remarkable land. Includes a map with 40 locations worth visiting and driving directions.
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
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It's not hard to see the high-level of commitment in time, dedication, and research that Hudson Valley author, Michael Adamovic, contributed to this original creation of photography meets history of all kinds. From page to page, he invites us to slowly trek through unique adventures from one end of the valley to the other by introducing us to the rich character of its local history - the human, the natural, and the supernatural. Many of the photographs are astonishing and mesmerizing as well as carefully balanced with the short, digestible essays that accompany them, especially if experienced in a well-lit reading area. You are not paying for a mere picture book. (Although, that being said, this book also looks great on any coffee table!) The book is thoughtfully organized by sections, but you hardly notice, since the sections are fluidly connected, much like the Valley's various ecosystems. What is more is that if you want to see these areas for yourself, you can! Mr. Adamovic takes the guesswork out of finding these havens by sharing an index with the community that includes addresses, directions, and a map. If you are even a little bit curious about the Hudson Valley and early New England, this book is a great tool.
I enjoyed this arm chair travel through the Hudson Valley. The book is organized by season beginning with spring. The text includes the history and the natural history of the area. The photographs reflect this as well. There are photographs of the smallest turtle as well as panoramic views of the area. There is a lot of general information of the area. At the end of the book is information on visiting the places. This is a beautiful book to look at. It also encourages you to go out see the places in person and what to look for. Enjoy the journey