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    DescriptionThe face of Arizona has changed dramatically over the centuries-but for those who know where to look, the coyote still howls, waterfalls still tumble into deep red rock canyons, and some of nature's finest handiwork is still to be seen along the backroads and byways of the state. For the open-road adventurer or the armchair tourist, Backroads of Arizona is the ideal guide to the state where antelope still roam, cowboys still ride the range, and mail is still delivered by mule train. Jim Hinckley's informative text and Kerrick James' brilliant color photography reveal the Grand Canyon State as more than just desert and towering saguaros: It is a powerful land of compelling variety where a mere sixty-mile drive can transport you from scorching sands to dense evergreen stands where deer and elk roam. Continuing on Voyageur Press' successful travel series, Backroads of Arizona takes you on more than twenty trips to the state's most notable and underappreciated sites. The book covers Arizona's plethora of awe-inspiring natural areas and national parks as well as its many historic sites, including Native American Pueblos and ancient ruins, ghost towns and vestiges of the Old West, and more. It is a fitting celebration of one of the most scenic states in the country.


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    Title
    Backroads of Arizona
    Subtitle
    Your Guide to Arizona's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jim Hinckley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780760326893
    ISBN 10: 0760326894
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    BIC subject category V2: WG
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.0
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTHW, GEOG/ARIZON
    Ingram Subject Code: TS
    Libri: I-TS
    BISAC V2.8: PHO019000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24300
    BISAC V2.8: TRV031000
    DC22: 917.910454
    BISAC V2.8: TRV025120
    DC22: 917.9104/54
    LC classification: F809.3 .H56 2006
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.2.0.0
    Thema V1.0: WG
    Edition statement
    First.
    Illustrations note
    130 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Motorbooks International
    Imprint name
    Motorbooks International
    Publication date
    15 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Wisconsin
    Author Information
    About the author: Jim Hinckley moved to Arizona as a young boy in the summer of 1966. While his first impression of the state was that it reminded him too much of "a place warned about in Sunday school," he eventually fell in love with Arizona's colorful, rugged landscape.After spending time as a cowboy, miner, and truck driver, Jim became a regular contributor to the Kingman Daily Miner, writing columns about his two main passions: automobiles and travel. His work has also appeared in a wide variety of magazines, including Route 66, American Road, Old Cars Weekly, and Classic Auto Restorer. Jim is also the author of Checker: An Illustrated History and MBI Publishing Company's The Big Book of Car Culture.He lives in Kingman, Arizona, with his wife.About the photographer: Kerrick James has been a professional photographer for more than twenty years. He moved to Arizona in 1990, and since that time he has specialized in travel imagery. He is a regular contributor to Getty Images; Arizona Highways, Sunset, and National Geographic Adventure magazines; and the magazine for Alaska Airlines. Kerrick lives in Mesa, Arizona, with his wife, Theresa, and their three sons.Kerrick James\u2019 images have appeared in such publications as Arizona Highways, Sunset, and National Geographic Adventure. He provided the photography for Route 66 Backroads, Backroads of Arizona, and Our Arizona. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.
    Review quote
    Tucson Lifestyle, February 2007 "Hinckley, an auto enthusiast, knows the pleasures of the open road and proves that he's an excellent source of info on everything from the topography to the history to the attractions of the state, giving a strong overview of the character of each region." Valley Guide Magazine, Spring 2007 "Perfect for the casual traveler and the experienced adventurer alike."
    Back cover copy
    Backroads of Arizona" guides you into the heart of the state's natural sun-scorched beauty and fascinating history. Here are scenic drives and adventures taking you off-the-beaten path to stunning landscapes and breathtakingly beautiful country--the multi-colored buttes of the Painted Desert, the snowcapped San Francisco Peaks and forests of majestic ponderosa pines near Flagstaff, the deep blue waters of Lake Havasu on the state's western border, and the rolling grasslands where antelope and cattle roam free. With twenty-three driving tours in all corners of the state, this book also offers insight on the Arizona's rich history, from when Spanish conquistadors sought the legendary cities of gold to the Wild West shootouts in Tombstone's OK Corral. With maps and directions to the Grand Canyon State's most unique geographic, historic, and cultural attractions, you can explore Anasazi cliff dwellings, hike to see a mountainside of cacti in bloom, or get your kicks on Route 66.