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From the award-winning author of National Parks of the USA, Kate Siber, this stunning book showcases an amazing adventure activity to try in every single state. 50 Adventures in the 50 States features gripping outdoors activities, vividly illustrated and described alongside fascinating facts about the nature and geography of each activity location – the very best the U.S.A. has to offer budding young adventurers!
Each adventure is illustrated with a beautiful, poster-worthy image, with pull-out facts about how the adventure activity is accomplished and key information about the area’s natural and cultural highlights.
Activities range from the high-octane, such as wind surfing the Gulf Coast in Texas or canyoneering in Utah, to the magical and inspiring, such as soaking in natural hot springs in Idaho, stargazing from a train in Nevada and witnessing the synchronous firefly displays in Tennessee. Wonder at the beauty as you:
- Walk on an active glacier in Alaska
- Climb the highest peak in the Northeast in New Hampshire
- Horseback ride through ancient canyons with a Navajo guide in Arizona
- Surf the iconic Venice Beach in California
The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life.
Also available from the series:The 50 States, The 50 States: Activity Book, The 50 States: Fun Facts, 50 Cities of the U.S.A., 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book, Only in America!, and We Are the 50 States.
From the Publisher
ARE YOU READY FOR A BIG ADVENTURE?
This book is about to take you on a whirlwind tour of the United States, from the mountains of Maine to the beaches of California, the volcanoes of Hawaii to the forests of Virginia!
You don’t need special skills or smarts to head out on an adventure, just a positive spirit and a readiness to try new things. Learn to climb up rocky pinnacles in Alabama, dig
for beautiful crystals in Oklahoma, and collect your own wild plants for dinner in Oregon. If you have lots of energy, scramble through a slot canyon in Utah, climb a mountain in New Hampshire, or explore a glacier in Alaska. To cool off, glide down a natural stone waterslide in Pennsylvania!
The U.S.A. is full of wild places and great ways to explore them, but some of the coolest adventures are right in our biggest cities, from kayaking in Boston to birding in New York City. With an intrepid spirit, you can also have fun exploring your very own backyard and neighborhood parks, discovering the cool birds, mammals, and plants that live there. No foray is too small for a sense of discovery. What’s stopping you? Set forth and explore the big, wide, outdoor world both near and far in the 50 states!
HAWAII – EXPLORE AN ACTIVE VOLCANO
MASSACHUSETTS – FLOAT THE CHARLES RIVER ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
NEVADA – STARGAZE UNDER A DARK NIGHT SKY
OKLAHOMA – DIG FOR CRYSTALS
PENNSYLVANIA – WHOOSH DOWN A NATURAL WATERFALL
SOUTH DAKOTA – SEARCH FOR FOSSILS
TENNESSEE – DISCOVER SYNCHRONOUS FIREFLIES
ARKANSAS – KAYAK A WILD AND WINDING RIVER
Floating down the Buffalo National River in a kayak, dip your paddle into the bluegreen water and listen to the sounds of water rippling. Along the banks, bluffs of sandstone, limestone, and dolomite rise as high as 590 feet.
ILLINOIS – ICE SKATE IN CHICAGO
Layer up and lace up your skates. It’s wintertime in Chicago and the whole city is frosty and white. That means it’s time to glide across the ice on the city’s famous skating ribbon! Unlike boring old oval rinks, this one winds like a snake and is twice as long as a normal rink.
TEXAS – KITEBOARD SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
With a huge kite in the air, a strong wind and a board on your feet, you’re speeding across the surface of the ocean like magic. Harnessing the power of the wind, see if you can lift off the surface. You might even try doing tricks like flipping and spinning—it feels like flying!