Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphia

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(as of Nov 26,2018 20:24:30 UTC – Details)



An Intimate Illustrated Tour of America’s Most Iconic Colonial City

From its beginning as a haven for English Quakers in the colony William Penn founded in 1681, the city of Philadelphia prospered, becoming a leading port in the English Atlantic World and a center of American culture and politics. Grounded in enlightenment ideals, Philadelphia attracted diverse settlers from the Old and New Worlds. By the 1760s, a cash-strapped England set its sights on taxing the American colonies to pay its debts. Philadelphia assumed roles as a center of revolutionary protests, a meeting place for colonial delegates to decide on independence and a new form of government, and, finally, the first capital of the United States of America.

Richly illustrated with both new photography and an amazing array of early American art drawn from the collections of some of America’s leading museums and archives, Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphia reveals the stories of the persons who experienced the early years of the new nation in America’s first capital. Based on meticulous research, Independence walks its readers through the lives of the residents and visitors of the revolutionary city, and through the streets and buildings that they knew. Famous names are here: Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Washington. But Independence also focuses on the fascinating stories of less famous American founders. Enslaved and free, women and men, rich and poor, patriot and Tory, shaped Philadelphia’s and America’s experience in the revolutionary era, and all have their say here. In addition, this guide tells the stories of the iconic buildings and streets where America was founded. The book explores the dozens of buildings that make up Independence National Historical Park and connects these with neighboring sites that are also intimately associated with the story of America’s birth.

Independence will enrich the experience of those who travel to these historic sites, as well as offer a vivid and fascinating story for the general reader.

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia: Including Surrounding Counties and Outlying Areas of New Jersey and Delaware

$18.95 - $12.88

(as of Nov 24,2018 00:40:37 UTC – Details)



The best way to experience Philadelphia is by hiking it.
Get outdoors with local author and hiking expert Lori Litchman with the new full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia. These trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.

Go bird-watching at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. See the unique ecosystem at the New Jersey Pine Barrens, with its diverse plant and animal life. Enjoy nature in Wissahickon Valley Park, which is only minutes from the city center and has over 50 miles of trails. Immerse yourself in history at the Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Each hike description features:
Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility
Information on the history and natural history of the areas the hikes pass through
A detailed trail map and elevation profile
Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data
Tips on nearby activities

Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours, all within about an hour’s drive of Philadelphia and the surrounding communities.




Food Lovers’ Guide to® Philadelphia: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers’ Series)

$14.95

(as of Nov 02,2018 12:29:41 UTC – Details)



Food Lovers’ Guides

 

Indispensable handbooks to local gastronomic delights

 

The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including:

 

• Food festivals and culinary events

• Farmers markets and farm stands

• Specialty food shops

• Places to pick your own produce

• One-of-a-kind restaurants and landmark eateries

• Recipes using local ingredients and traditions

• The best wineries and brewpubs





Philadelphia 25 Secrets – The Locals Travel Guide For Your Trip to Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2018

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(as of Oct 30,2018 18:12:12 UTC – Details)


25 Secrets you’d never find out about PHILADELPHIA!

Welcome to the most Complete Philadelphia Travel Guide for Tourists made by locals!

Here Is a Preview of What You’ll Learn Inside…

♥25 Unique activities to do when you are in town
♥Best places to eat in town
♥Best local Markets
♥Best Parks and Good Views
♥Best Museums
♥Best Bars
♥Best things to do in Philadelphia – Pennsylvania
♥ Much, much more!

* * *FREE GIFT INSIDE * * *
If you are heading to the wonderful city of Philadelphia anytime soon this book will give you an insight of the best places and most unique places to see where you will mingle with the locals and get to see and do the activities as one of them.

We have prepared a unique BUCKET LIST with the 25 most unique experiences you can have in Philadelphia
Most people don’t even take the time to prepare themselves in advance, and just wish for the best once they have arrived! Most people aren’t aware of some of the most amazing places Philadelphia can offer… And it’d be such a pity to miss them! That’s precisely why we desperately need the RIGHT travel guide first. Don’t arrive to Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and follow the crowds of Tourists. With this exclusive travel guide made by locals you will be finding about the places that don’t come on Lonely Planet’s or are listed on Trip Advisor where thousands of tourists head daily.
It took lots of time to incorporate the tips and hacks that ended up shaping this travel guide! And now, we are willing to share those secrets with you!
We will tell you where you should go, eat, sleep, and of course, party! We know you won’t just settle for average boring travel guides! We know you are looking for something better; something unique that will truly help you down the road: a book with real life tips, recommendations, useful travel hacks and data… everything you may need in your trip. You’ve just found what you were looking for!

Our goal is simple. we will give you a complete and detailed Bucket list with MAPS to all the locations to make sure you won’t get lost in the amazing city of Philadelphia transforming your trip into absolutely amazing experience. We will help you simplify your path, showing you exactly where the best places are.

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Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice

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(as of Oct 27,2018 23:58:25 UTC – Details)


Thoroughly updated and now in full color, the Second Edition of this best-selling book is a user-friendly guide to implementing evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare. “Real-life” examples assist readers in actualizing important concepts and overcoming barriers to implementation of evidence-based care.

This edition contains a new chapter on implementing evidence in clinical settings and emphasizes all the steps needed in making evidence-based practice part of a sustainable healthcare culture. Web alerts direct readers to Internet resources to further develop evidence-based practice knowledge and skills.

A bound-in CD-ROM contains checklists and other guides to aid readers in formulating clinical questions and appraising various types of quantitative and qualitative evidence.

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A Kid’s Guide to Philadelphia

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(as of Oct 25,2018 04:42:41 UTC – Details)



A Kid’s Guide to Philadelphia uses a dictionary format to showcase sizzling sites and awesome attractions from A to Z, brought vividly to life in eye-popping color photographs by Paul Scharff. This soft cover gem isn’t a snooze cruise of boring facts, but a shake-you-wide-awake blast of nonstop adventures and activities. Kids will find out where to see a fire-breathing bronze dragon, and an alien being from outer space that is made from steel. They’ll learn where to meet 30 of the biggest, baddest and boniest dinos, dive deep in a real World War II submarine, or slide down the jumbo-sized Phanatic Shoe at the Phillies’ ball park. Kids, grownups, and readers of all ages will want to jump onboard this rollicking tour bus of a book, and giggle at, point to, and admire all the sensational stops along the way of this unforgettable Philadelphia adventure.



Philadelphia Architecture: A Guide to the City, Fourth Edition

$28.00 - $19.04

(as of Oct 22,2018 09:06:30 UTC – Details)


Philadelphia Architecture, A Guide to the City (Fourth Edition) provides more than three hundred descriptions and photographs, both color and black and white, of the city’s architecturally most significant buildings. Spanning more than three hundred years, these great buildings characterize Philadelphia as unique among American cities, comprising, as they do, nearly every style of architecture found in the United States.

Divided into four sections, Philadelphia Architecture proceeds chronologically from the founding of the city in 1682 into the early Federal period, through its industrialization in the 19th century, and its growth as a metropolis in the 1900s, concluding with the latest buildings, erected in the 21st century. Each entry provides historical and architectural information pertinent to the structure and relates the building to its setting in the city.

This compact guide also includes short biographies of the city’s renowned architects; a building chart, which catalogs the building types and dates of construction; and maps of ten walking and driving tours, which highlight important buildings and sites in Philadelphia and the surrounding region.

Philadelphia Architecture, A Guide to the City is a project of the Center for Architecture, a nonprofit institution founded by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

John Andrew Gallery received his M.Arch. from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has served as Associate Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, Director of the Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development, and Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. He is also the author of The Planning of Center City Philadelphia and Sacred Sites of Center City, both available from Paul Dry Books.




Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphia

$24.00 - $17.79

(as of Oct 19,2018 18:50:44 UTC – Details)



An Intimate Illustrated Tour of America’s Most Iconic Colonial City

From its beginning as a haven for English Quakers in the colony William Penn founded in 1681, the city of Philadelphia prospered, becoming a leading port in the English Atlantic World and a center of American culture and politics. Grounded in enlightenment ideals, Philadelphia attracted diverse settlers from the Old and New Worlds. By the 1760s, a cash-strapped England set its sights on taxing the American colonies to pay its debts. Philadelphia assumed roles as a center of revolutionary protests, a meeting place for colonial delegates to decide on independence and a new form of government, and, finally, the first capital of the United States of America.

Richly illustrated with both new photography and an amazing array of early American art drawn from the collections of some of America’s leading museums and archives, Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphia reveals the stories of the persons who experienced the early years of the new nation in America’s first capital. Based on meticulous research, Independence walks its readers through the lives of the residents and visitors of the revolutionary city, and through the streets and buildings that they knew. Famous names are here: Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Washington. But Independence also focuses on the fascinating stories of less famous American founders. Enslaved and free, women and men, rich and poor, patriot and Tory, shaped Philadelphia’s and America’s experience in the revolutionary era, and all have their say here. In addition, this guide tells the stories of the iconic buildings and streets where America was founded. The book explores the dozens of buildings that make up Independence National Historical Park and connects these with neighboring sites that are also intimately associated with the story of America’s birth.

Independence will enrich the experience of those who travel to these historic sites, as well as offer a vivid and fascinating story for the general reader.





DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country

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(as of Oct 17,2018 02:43:27 UTC – Details)



DK Eyewitness Travel’s full-color guidebooks to hundreds of destinations around the world truly show you what others only tell you. They have become renowned for their visual excellence, which includes unparalleled photography, 3-D mapping, and specially commissioned cutaway illustrations.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are the only guides that work equally well for inspiration, as a planning tool, a practical resource while traveling, and a keepsake following any trip.

Each guide is packed with the up-to-date, reliable destination information every traveler needs, including extensive hotel and restaurant listings, themed itineraries, lush photography, and numerous maps.