Rock Creek Park A to Z (Paperback)

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Illustrated with more than 250 images, Rock Creek Park A to Z entertains as it answers questions that arise with every twist and turn of the valley and every entry from A to Z:

  • How did the rocks get into Rock Creek?
  • In whose famous footsteps might you be walking each time you visit?
  • What can be done to preserve the Park in in the face of major threats to its environment?
  • Where was Abe Lincoln nearly shot down by a Confederate sniper?
  • When is the best time to observe songbirds migrating into the Park?
  • Why was Rock Creek Valley the 19th century equivalent of a high-tech corridor for DC industry?

The alphabetical account begins with A is for Animals...from the newly-arrived coyotes to non-native black squirrels introduced more than a century ago.
Along the way, F is for Fords...where horses--and until 1994, autos--would splash through the creek.
N is for Neighbor...describing how the Park and the population around it affect each other for better and for worse.
Q is for Quotations...what naturalists, poets, politicians and songwriters have to say about Rock Creek Park.
U is for US Presidents...including hiking, rock-climbing, skinny-dipping and trespassing Teddy Roosevelt.
Y is for You Gotta Be Kidding...a rundown of serious proposals that, happily, were never enacted--like damming the creek to turn the valley into a vast reservoir.
And anyone who has visited Washington's lions and tigers and (panda) bears--oh my --knows that Z is for Zoo.
Get the most out of one of America's pioneering urban parks--established in 1890, at a time when America had only two other National Parks. Learn about it from A to Z.
Rock Creek Park...it's where Washington insiders go when they go outside



Product Details
ISBN: 9780692594087
ISBN-10: 0692594086
Publisher: David Swerdloff
Publication Date: March 7th, 2016
Pages: 76
Language: English

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