Flags of the Fifty States is an indispensable historical reference and a fascinating, beautiful pictorial guide to the rich history and diversity of our fifty states.
The powerful stories behind the creation of our state flags reveal a great deal. The forces that came to bear on what was ultimately chosen to become a
territory's emblem provide clear and vivid lessons about the politics, geography, economics, and conflicts of an era -- and how they related to the growing
United States as well. This book provides beautiful, full-color reproductions of each flag, a thorough account of how and why each flag was designed, what
the various symbols and figures in the flags mean, and how each flag evolved. This wonderful book is peppered throughout with interesting facts and sidebars,
with answers to such questions as why Alaska is represented by the Big Dipper, what significance the diamond has in the flag of Arkansas, how the palmetto
tree came to appear on South Carolina's flag, which state features the Union Jack on its flag, and what impact the Civil War had on designs of the state flags
of the South.
Learn everything you need to know to get started in the fast-growing, family-friendly sport of geocaching. A complete introduction, this book includes: information on geocaching's origins, instructions on creating and hiding your own cache, basic backcountry safety, geocaching ethics and etiquette, plus more. Soft cover, 129 pages. Learn More
Approach your first derby with confidence! This easy-to-use, step-by-step workbook is perfect for both Scouts and their parents—especially when woodworking skills are limited.
Format is designed to take you through seven easy steps to designing and building your first Pinewood Derby® car. Includes 12 patterns and paint designs. Soft cover, 96 pages. Learn More
Aimed at both beginners and casual paddlers, covering both sea kayaking and whitewater kayaking, this book makes the sport easier than ever.
Whether you seek solace on a lake, want to run rapids, or prefer paddling with dolphins, this book takes you from store to shore and beyond. Full-color photos throughout accompany succinct, step-by-step instructions on every aspect of the sport: what equipment you need, basic strokes, navigation, rescues… even what to do if your boat tips. Also included are fun-and-games ideas and suggestions for special paddlers.
Soft cover; 244 pages. Learn More