A Year In Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart Of Washington, Dc by Melanie Choukas-BradleyA Year In Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart Of Washington, Dc by Melanie Choukas-Bradley

A Year In Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart Of Washington, Dc

byMelanie Choukas-BradleyPhotographerSusan Austin Roth

Paperback | December 12, 2014

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2015 IPPY Silver Medalist, Best Mid-Atlantic Nonfiction

Twice the size of Central Park, Rock Creek Park is the wild, wooded heart of Washington, DC, offering refuge from a frantic city pace to millions of visitors each year. Rock Creek Valley, which serves as the spine of the national park, has a long and storied history—from Amerindians who fished the creek, hunted the woods, and quarried the rock outcroppings, to Euro-Americans' claims on the land as mill sites, to widespread deforestation during the American Civil War, to its ecological restoration and designation as a federal park in 1890. Melanie Choukas-Bradley, renowned naturalist and writer, spent a year in Rock Creek Park walking and skiing its trails at all times of day, observing and recording natural events in all seasons and weather conditions. Enhanced by the evocative photographs of Susan Austin Roth, A Year in Rock Creek Park takes readers on an incredible and unforgettable journey.

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Melanie Choukas-Bradley is an author, naturalist, and teacher, based in Washington, DC. A long-time contributor to the Washington Post and other publications, she is the author of City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, DC, third edition, illustrated by Polly Alexander, An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woo...
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Title:A Year In Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart Of Washington, DcFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:December 12, 2014Publisher:George F. Thompson PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1938086244

ISBN - 13:9781938086243

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This greatly enjoyable and unique book is highly recommended for readers both with an environmental or science background and a general audience. The book ultimately makes a powerful case for promoting environmental stewardship and why such precious resources need our protection.

- Electronic Green Journal