1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die
Nov. 14, Academy of Natural Sciences
Travel Channel favorite Patricia Schultz’s slide show presentation based on her
popular book offers can’t-miss travel suggestions of the natural and manmade variety, from the familiar (the beaches of Captiva, Fla.; pictured above) to the obscure (South Dakota’s Mitchell Corn Palace). 6:30 p.m. $12-$15. 19th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Call 610-649-5220 or visit ansp.org.
The Plants of Pennsylvania: An Illustrated Manual (Second Edition)
Ann Fowler Rhoads and Timothy A. Block; illustrations by Anna Anisko (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1,061 pages)
You don’t have to be a professional naturalist to hunker down with this botanical manifest, long considered the authoritative guide to
identifying the nearly 3,400 species of trees, wildflowers, ferns, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants and weeds native to Pennsylvania. Along with the addition of new species, this second edition has been reorganized to reflect recent advances in the understanding of plant relationships and a stronger grasp of plant molecular genetics. Highly technical but user-friendly.
Don’t Call Me Coach: A Lesson Plan for Life
Phil Martelli (Camino Books, 240 pages)
St. Joseph’s University’s lovable hoops coach has authored a how-to book on a subject he knows a thing or two about—success. Don’t Call Me Coach reads like a friendly conversation between you and a man who knows the ropes and knows how to get things done. Even if you don’t need a life coach, Martelli’s easy humor and warm personality makes the book a worthwhile read.