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On Display at Clarkston - Deep Archive: On Display -- May 2009

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On Display -- May 2009

Featured Web Sites

American Museum of Natural History
Not just a museum, and not just a landmark, the American Museum of Natural History offers exhibits, publications, educational programs, an IMAX theater, planetarium and more.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

California African American Museum
A museum of African and African American history, culture, and art located in Los Angeles. Admission is free, and the web site is lush with images and to-the-point text.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer
Our goal with this site is to try to provide you with an interesting and unique experience. If you do a search for Disney on the internet thousands of sites show up. We try to provide comments, opinions, and thoughts about Disney mostly from a guests (sic) perspective.

Florida Travel

This site places Walt Disney World in context and competition with other attractions. You can read Disney World news and insider articles, but you can also look into other Orlando area attractions as well as alternatives to Orlando itself.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Long time publisher of Fodor's Guides, has a web site that offers advice on destinations, attractions, accomodations, and much more. The site has a web board where travelers can share experiences and would be travelers can broaden their horizons. Fodor's is not known for a focus on budget travel, but it does list lower priced lodgings and restaurants.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

The site claims that "The best trips start here." The travel writing in the articles is definitely a pleasant and informative read and a great supplement to the usual advice on accomodations, attractions, food, and getting around. While not a budget travel site, the site offers some midrange to low price choices, and offers a rating system based on the total experience a hotel or restaurant offers rather than luxury amenities.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Georgia Aquarium
On November 23, 2005, Georgia Aquarium officially opened its doors to the public. As the world’s largest aquarium, Georgia Aquarium features more animals than any other aquarium in more than eight million gallons of water. Through a path of more than sixty exhibits, the Aquarium tells a global water story, with features modeled after the greatest zoos and aquariums in the world. Each majestic exhibit is designed to inspire, entertain and educate.
Source: http://www.georgiaaquarium.

The High Museum of Art
Come be inspired by our amazing collection of art from around the globe and across different disciplines–all showcased in our award-winning architecture designed by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. The High Museum of Art is the perfect destination in Atlanta to bring family and friends and one that will generate lots of lively discussion and delightful memories.

Historic Oakland Cemetery
Less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta, a hidden treasure, a secret sanctuary, welcomes you. This garden cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place of many of Atlanta's settlers, builders, and most noted citizens like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and Maynard Jackson. It is also a showplace of sculpture and architecture, and a botanical preserve with ancient oaks and magnolias. Here in this peaceful place the full scope of the city's rich and fascinating history unfolds before you.

International Museum of Muslim Cultures
The International Museum of Muslim Cultures is dedicated to educating the public about Islamic History and Culture. The Museum also celebrates the contributions Muslims have made to the city of Jackson, the state of Mississippi, the region, the nation, and the world.

Lonely Planet Travel Guides and Travel Information
This site, published by the same folks who bring you Lonely Planet Travel Guides, offers advice about destinations, as well as lists of lodgings, suggestions for places to eat, and things to do. For more ideas, try the forum under Community to read what other travelers have to say.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

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The Mobil Travel Guide

This online guide calls itself "the gold standard of travel ratings and reviews." The guide rates hotels and motels all over the United States. Mobil awards stars on the basis of luxury rather than value. Many budget accomodations and restaurants do not appear or receive lower ratings.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

National Geographic -- Travel -- Parks -- North America

This site offers links to article excerpts about, photos of , and occasionally National Parks themselves. Many North and South Eastern Parks are missing, including Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Still, the site is useful for arm chair tourists and those deciding where to go. Note: at least two of the "Trip Planner" pages are missing.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

National Naval Aviation Museum
The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world's largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. Share the excitement of Naval Aviation's rich history and see more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation.

Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Insitution
The world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo
Source: Smithsonian Insitution

USA Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Waterparks, and Zoos

A state by state directory of links to an assortment of amusement venues. The links have no notes, annotations, or reviews. The links though appear to be accurate and working.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

U.S. National Park Service
Most people know that the National Park Service cares for national parks, a network of nearly 400 natural, cultural and recreational sites across the nation. The treasures in this system – the first of its kind in the world –have been set aside by the American people to preserve, protect, and share, the legacies of this land.

Zoo Atlanta
We strive to inspire the citizens of Atlanta and Georgia and all visitors to the Zoo to value wildlife on Earth and to help safeguard existing species through conservation.We do this by: Providing an informative, educational, and engaging experience, being respectful and responsible stewards of the animals and the physical and financial assets entrusted to us, and, engaging in related conservation activities and research.

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Ideal Vacation

Whether you are ready to explore the world, see exciting spots in the United States, stay close to home, or travel no farther than your arm chair, this display features books and web sites to help you plan and begin your journey.

Foreign Travel

Adventure Guide Hungary. Edison, NJ: Hunter, 2007.
Call #: DB905 .A38 2007

The author is a resident of Budapest, who knows the region intimately and takes us behind the scenes to discover its best features the sights, the places to stay and eat, the shopping, and all the activities.

Arabian Peninsula. Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet, 2004.
Call #: DS203 .A75 2004

If travel ever broadened the mind, then travel to Arabia certainly will. You may well learn more about the world from one trip to Arabia than a lifetime’s travel elsewhere.
Source: "Destination Arabia."

Bayraktaroglu, Arin and Charlotte Rosen Svenson. Culture Shock! Turkey: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2006.
Call #: DR432 .B37 2006

There are tips on political traditions, building business relationships, and the particular intricacies of setting up a home or office. Great for the business traveler, the foreign exchange student, or the tourist who makes a sincere attempt to cross the bridge into a new and exciting culture.

Bradt Travel Guide Rwanda. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot press, 2001.
Call #: DT451.3 .B73 2006

Whether you want to explore Rwanda's ancient and modern history, watch performances of traditional dance and drumming or climb a volcano, this guide is an essential part of your trip.

Bramble, Sean P. . Culture shock! Japan. Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Books, 2005.
Call #: DS822.5 .B73 2008

Fully updated and sporting a fresh new look, the revised editions of these books enlighten and inform through such topics as language, food and entertaining, social customs, festivals, relationships, and business tips.

Chai, May-Lee and Winberg Chai. China A to Z: Everything You need to Know to Understand Chinese Customs and Culture. New York: Plume, 2007.
Call #: DS705 .C414 2007

Perfect for business and armchair travelers alike, China A to Z explains the customs, culture, and etiquette essential for any trip or for anyone wanting to understand this complex country.

Czech & Slovak Republics. Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet, 1995.
Call #: DB2010 .C974 2007

Sample the beers, taste the high life, feast on the architecture - and when you've had your fill, chill out in the spa towns, discover the fairy-tale castles and breathe deep in Slovakia's glorious mountain scenery. Whether you want to party in Prague or hike in the High Tatras, you can connect with the heart of Europe through this inspiring guide.

Ethiopia & Eritrea. Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet Publications, 2003.
Call #: DT367.17 .E86 2006

This guide explores the region's national parks, historical sites, tribal villages, modern cities and old monasteries. It contains practical advice for independent travellers, covering getting around and where to stay. It also offers details of the region's tribes and languages.

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Pakistan Hungary

Fodors See it: Croatia. New York: Fodor’s Travel Publications, 2007
Call #: DR1590 .F637 2007

Croatia is one of the hottest new destinations in Europe, only recently discovered by American tourists. Visitors can’t resist its azure blue coastline, peppered with medieval villages and resort towns.

Hong Kong, Macau, & Guangzhou. HongKong: APA Publications, 2005.
Call #: DS796 .H73 .H656 2005

This 258-page guidebook to Hong Kong presents the city's highlights in a comprehensive but portable format.

India: A Travel Survival Kit. Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet Publications, 1981.
Call #: DS406 .I637 2005

Explore the myriad wonders of India with this useful guide in hand. Whether you wish to cruise the backwaters of Kerala on the rooftop of a ferry, explore the Buddhist gompas of Leh, drink Darjeeling's namesake tea, get lost in the dusty bazaars of Hyderabad, or stroll the 16th-century ruins in Hampi, this book will help you get there.

Maitland, Derek. Traveler’s Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Companion. Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1999.
Call #: DS556.25 .T73 1999

The "Traveler's Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia Companion" offers the best of these three countries, presented by former war correspondent Derek Maitland and travel photojournalist Jill Gocher.

Namibia. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
Call #: DT703 .N36 2000

From the desolate Namib Desert to the wildlife of Etosha National Park, and from the haunting Skeleton Coast to the Fish River Canyon, this fully revised and updated guide to Namibia covers it all.

Pakistan New York: Prentice-Hall Travel, 1990.
Call #: DS377 .P35 2000

Extensively researched one gets the full impression of the vast nation that is Pakistan. All the varied regions, races, peoples, and languages come alive in this impressive volume.

Zayan, Jailan. Egypt New York: Random House, 2007.
Call #: DT70 .Z39 2004

This book explores the codes and paradoxes of Egyptian life. It outlines the country’s history and shows the forces that have shaped its sensibilities. It explains values and attitudes and guides you through local customs and traditions.
Source: Zayan, Julian. "Introduction."

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National Scenic Trails 1000 places to see in the USA and Canada Before you die

America's National Parks and Wilderness

Butcher, Russell D Guide to National Parks . Rocky Mountain Region. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1999.
Call #: F721 .B88 1999

Guide to National Parks: Rocky Mountain Region takes you on a tour of the region's national parks with detailed descriptions of notable park features and stunning, full-color photography. This guide also includes listings of all wilderness areas and attractions within the region managed by the National Park Service.

Cordes, Kathleen A. America's National Scenic Trails. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2001.
Call #: E158 .C827 2001

Vistas of mountains and meadows, waterfalls, glaciers, and streams, and intimate observations of wildlife reward travelers on America's eight Congressionally designated National Scenic Trails.

Klinkenberg, Marty. The Green Guide, Florida; A Travel Guide to Natural Wonders. Castine, ME: country Roads Press, 1993.
Call #: F309.3 .K55 1993

The long-standing Michelin Travel Guides are an ideal travel companion for travelers who really want to connect with the world. Get to know the local way of life through detailed background information on the country, people, and culture.

Official Guide to America's National Parks New York: Fodor's Travel Pub., 2004.
Call #: E158 .C78

This completely updated guide is the ultimate tool for planning the perfect trip to one or more of America's 391 magnificent national parks. Focusing on the most trafficked parks as well as the lesser-known gems, this guide includes seashores, trails, wild and scenic rivers, battlefields, and historic sites.

Preston, Thomas. The Double Eagle Guide to 1,000 Great! Western Recreation Destinations. Billings, MT: Discovery Publishing, 1998.
Call #: GV191.42 .W47 P74 1998

The 4000 places to visit in these four volumes have been selected by people who obviously enjoy their work. Thomas and Elizabeth Preston seem to have been bitten by the wanderlust bug. Their descriptions of parks, forests, and seashores are written with ordinary people in mind: visitors are told whether there are flush toilets available, where to camp for the best shade, what the parking situation is like, and where to shop for grub.

Repanshek, Kurt. America's National parks for Dummies. New York: Hungry Minds, 2001.
Call #: E160 .R46 2001

America's National Parks For Dummies gives you guidance to decide which park is for you, when to go, and what to see when you reach your destination. This guide will help you plan the best trip imaginable.

Schmidt, Thomas. Editor. National Geographic Guide to the National Parks. East & Midwest. Washington: National Geographic, 2005.
Call #: E160 .N243 2005

Full of suggestions on when to go and what to see and do, the guides also include guided driving tours and hikes, and special features and sidebars on not-to-be-missed flora and fauna, historical sites, and spectacular landscapes.

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Rough Guide to New York City Museums of Atlanta

Closer to Home -- Exciting Destinations

Florida. Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet Publications, 2000.
Call #: F309.3 .F4593

Get our latest guidebook and you'll hear Florida marching to the beat of a hundred delicious drums. Little Havana is all Latin American rhythms, while Miami's Art Deco district keeps the lines smooth. Get languid as you snorkel the coral reefs, get upbeat at the theme parks or slow it right down with the swampy blues of the Everglades.

Fodor's Cityguide Atlanta. New York: Fodor's Travel Publications, 2002.
Call #: F294 .A83 F745

This ingenious city guide to Atlanta packages a concise full-color mini guide with a color foldout map. The mini guide contains the top 25 attractions, itineraries, walks, tours, and excursions -- plus capsule reviews of key hotels, restaurants, shops, nightlife, and concise travel facts about getting there and getting around.

Fodor's Essential USA. New York: Fodor's Travel Publications, 2008.
Call #: E158 .F592

With millions of acres of amber waves of grain and a myriad of purple mountains majesty to choose from, selecting a vacation destination in the United States can be overwhelming. That’s why Fodor’s USA focuses on the best trips from sea to shining sea---from the vineyards of Napa Valley to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to the streets of Manhattan.

Fodor's Road Guide USA. California. New York: Fodor's Travel Publications, 2001.
Call #: F859.3 .F6372

California is a land of superlatives. The most populous state in the Union, it boasts the highest peak in the continental United States (Mt. Whitney) and the world's tallest trees (redwoods).

Frommer's Los Angeles. Foster City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide, 2000.
Call #: F869.L8 Y38

Like Las Vegas, the allure of L.A. -- for better or for worse -- is undeniable. Angelenos know their city will never have the sophisticated style of Paris or the historical riches of London, but they cheerfully lay claim to living in the most entertaining city in the United States, if not the world.

Hawley, Scott W. and Kevin L. Crow. Museums of Atlanta: A Guide for Residents and Visitors. Yardley, PA: Westholme, 2006.
Call #: F294.A83 H285 2006

Razed by the Union Army almost 150 years ago, today Atlanta is not only the main business and transportation hub in the southeast, it has the distinction of being home to the largest number of museums in the region.

Las Vegas Long Island City, NY: APA Publications, 2003.
Call #: F849.L35 L3565

As ambitious as a starlet vying for your affections, fabulous Las Vegas is a wild ride -- an outrageous fantasy that'll never let you down. According to Hollywood legend, some ramshackle gambling houses, tumbleweed, and cacti were all there was the day mobster Bugsy Siegel drove into the Mojave Desert and decided to raise a glamorous tropical-themed casino under the searing sun. Nobody thought anyone would ever come here, but everybody couldn't have been more wrong.
Source: "Introducing Las Vegas."

Lefkon, Wendy. Editor. One Day at Disney. New York: Hyeprion, 1999.
Call #: GV1853.3 .C22 D576 1999

Regardless of the time of day, the day of the week, or the date on the calendar, there is always something going on at all of the disney theme parks around the world. One Day at Disney takes readers on a global armchair journey from Disneyland in Anaheim, California, to Tokyo Disneyland in Japan.

Mobil Travel Guide. Canada. Park Ridge, IL: ExxonMobil Travel Publications, 2004.
Call #: F1009 .M63

Mobil Travel Guide offers 15 Regional Travel Planners for 2008, featuring extensive reviews of destinations to visit in the United States and Canada. Updated annually, each book features in depth profiles of the best lodgings, restaurants, sights and attractions that each easily drivable region has to offer.

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New South

Mobil Travel Guide. New York Plus Toronto. Lincolnwood, IL: Exxon Mobil Travel Publications, 2004.
Call #: F117.3 .M63

A well organized if somewhat antiquated travel guide that lists hotels, things to do, etc... for New York. This guide includes Central New York, Western New York, and the North Country as well as the City and Niagara Falls.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to More than 1,000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting. Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Association, 1987.
Call #: E158 .O33 1987

Explore America’s lesser-known travel treasures! This bestselling vacation planner offers innovative ideas for quick day trips and memorable vacations for travelers of every temperament, penchant, and budget. Organized alphabetically by state, the completely revised and updated travel guide boasts almost 200 new sites, nearly 400 stunning new photographs, and all-new, detailed road maps.

Reavill, Gil and Jean Zimmerman. Manhattan. Oakland, CA: Compass American Guides, 1999.
Call #: F128.18 .R33 1999

Compass Manhattan covers everything there is to see and do -- plus gorgeous full-color photographs; a wealth of archival images; topical essays and literary extracts; detailed color maps; and capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants.

Rough Guide to New York City. New York: Rough Guides, 2004.
Call #: F128.18 .R68

The Rough Guide to New York City covers all five boroughs of this exhilarating city. The full-colour introduction showcases the city’s many highlights, from the art-deco masterpiece The Chrysler Building, to the acres of green at Central Park.

Schultz, Patricia. 1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before you Die New York: Workman Pub., 2007.
Call #: E158 .S375 2007

ICovering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country’s best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare). Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami’s Pérez Art Museum and Manhattan’s High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit.

USA, The New South. Sinapore: APA Publications, 2004.
Call #: F207.3 .U84

This 388-page book includes a section detailing the New South's history, 9 features covering the area's history and culture, ranging from its passion for horses to its Kentucky bourbon, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus hundreds of top-notch photographs and 22 maps.

Fodor's Guide to National Parks

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