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Audiobook Chapter 16: Denali, The Beauty of Nature, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

Audiobook Chapter 16: Denali, The Beauty of Nature, from Lee Foster’s book Travels in an American Imagination

The beauty of nature, in all its ravishing diversity, is one of the main joys in life that we as humans may be fortunate to experience. Yet nature, in all its loveliness, does not care about the anxiety that we may feel regarding our brief human presence on this earth.

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Overcoming Environmental Pessimism

Overcoming Environmental Pessimism

The return of wolves to Yellowstone and the proliferation of humpback whales in Alaska are two antidotes to environmental pessimism that I have experienced.

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Devil’s Slide Trail: Dangerous Highway South of San Francisco Becomes an Inviting Segment on the California Coastal Trail

Devil’s Slide Trail: Dangerous Highway South of San Francisco Becomes an Inviting Segment on the California Coastal Trail

A notorious stretch of Coast Highway 1 immediately south of San Francisco, known as Devil’s Slide, has been transformed into a glorious part of the California Coastal Trail.

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The Muir Woods Redwoods Near San Francisco

The Muir Woods Redwoods Near San Francisco

Muir Woods is the glorious place near San Francisco to see magnificent old-growth redwoods, but there is also a secret redwood forest within San Francisco. That is the mature second-growth grove of redwoods at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

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San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park

San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park

China has more magnolia species that any other place on earth. The three most impressive collections for conservation purposes are all in China. The fourth best conservation display in the world is at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

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Cruising to Costa Rica’s Tropical Rain Forest Parks

Cruising to Costa Rica’s Tropical Rain Forest Parks

Many potential travelers yearn to see and understand what a tropical rain forest is all about. Small nature-oriented cruise ships offer a way to visit the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica’s west coast, including Curu, Corcovado, Manuel Antono, and Cano Island.

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Bamboo as a Green Architecture Building Material in Travel Lodgings

Bamboo as a Green Architecture Building Material in Travel Lodgings

I became aware of the virtues of bamboo as a “green” architecture material recently at a lodging in Marin County, California, known as Inn Marin.

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