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Author: Michael Rockland
ISBN: 0813521157
Pages: 184 pages
Publisher: Rutgers University Press; First Edition edition (October 1, 1994)
Language: English
Category: United States
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e-Book Snowshoeing Through Sewers: Adventures in New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia epub download

by Michael Rockland



Michael Aaron Rockland looks for adventure in the megalopolis. I was assigned this book back in 1998 when I took Prof Rockland's Urban Adventure course at Rutgers University one summer.

Michael Aaron Rockland looks for adventure in the megalopolis. I always got very nervous when the professor assigned a book that (s)he wrote. Was I pleasantly surprised! I was inspired, I was in awe of the adventures. One person found this helpful.

Snowshoeing Through Sewers book. He hikes the length of New York's Broadway, camps in New York City, treks across Philadelphia, pedals among the tractor trailers of Route 1 in New Jersey, and paddles around Manhattan and through the dark tunnels under Trenton. Whereas Henry David Thoreau built his cabin on Walden Pond to get out of town, for Rockland, the challenge is to head into town.

Seeking to ""redefine adventure in contemporary terms,"" he brings it within reach of the average schlepper: No triathlete, Rockland knows when to bag the tent and check into a motel. Hiking all 275 blocks of Broadway, as he does in ""Copping a Pee in the Big Apple,"" requires no superhuman effort. It is, however, a charmingly contrarian way to view the world.

Snowshoeing Through Sewers : Adventures in New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Michael Aaron Rockland looks for adventure in the megalopolis, "not where no one has been but where no one wishes to go. by Michael Aaron Rockland. Michael Aaron Rockland looks for adventure in the megalopolis, "not where no one has been but where no one wishes to g. .

He triumphantly lighted up downtown New York City in 1882, but the trappings of.According to Michael Aaron Rockland, author of "Snowshoeing through Sewers: Adventures in New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia," a friend once cracked: "What's next for you, Michael?

He triumphantly lighted up downtown New York City in 1882, but the trappings of his wealth were most evident at Glenmont, the home he bought for his bride, Mina, a massive estate "where balustered porches curved like ship's prows out toward manicured gardens," in an exclusive section of West Orange. The "work-addiction" continued up the road at his new laboratory complex. According to Michael Aaron Rockland, author of "Snowshoeing through Sewers: Adventures in New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia," a friend once cracked: "What's next for you, Michael? Snowshoeing through sewers?"

Born in New York City, Rockland attended Hunter College. Four of Rockland's books and a movie focus on New Jersey. Snowshoeing Through Sewers included stories such as "Afoot in New Jersey", about an ambulatory pilgrimage he made across the state.

Born in New York City, Rockland attended Hunter College. Upon graduation, he was drafted into the . Navy and served two years in Yokosuka, Japan as a medic working in a locked psychiatric ward for American military personnel  . The first, which he co-authored, was Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike.

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Born in New York City, Rockland attended Hunter College Another New Jersey-oriented book, ethnically oriented and co-written, was titled The Jews of New Jersey: A Pictorial History. Snowshoeing Through Sewers included stories such as "Afoot in New Jersey", about an ambulatory pilgrimage he made across the state

Jersey City is the second-most populous city in the . state of New Jersey, after Newark. It is the seat of Hudson County as well as the county's largest city.

Jersey City is the second-most populous city in the .

The Sewers of New York City are the location in New York City where the Turtles' lair is normally located

The Sewers of New York City are the location in New York City where the Turtles' lair is normally located. They live there due to their sensei, Splinter, who either lived there before their mutation or retreated into the sewers following the transformation of both himself and the Ninja Turtles.

When Daniel Boone heard a neighbor's dog bark, he moved West. But when there's no Wild West left, where is adventure to be found? Michael Aaron Rockland looks for adventure in the megalopolis, "not where no one has been but where no one wishes to go . . . across traffic-clogged cities, the parking lots of wall-to-wall suburban malls, and the sinister waterways that seep through rusting industrial sites."In these ten alternately poetic and comic tales of adventure in the New York/Philadelphia corridor, the most densely populated chunk of America, Rockland walks and bikes areas meant only for cars and paddles through waters capable of dissolving canoes. He hikes the length of New York's Broadway, camps in New York City, treks across Philadelphia, pedals among the tractor trailers of Route 1 in New Jersey, and paddles around Manhattan and through the dark tunnels under Trenton.Whereas Henry David Thoreau built his cabin on Walden Pond to get out of town, for Rockland, the challenge is to head into town. As he writes, "in the late twentieth century, a weed and trash-filled city lot . . . may be a better place than the wilderness to contemplate one's relationship to nature."
Androwyn
I gotta give the author some credit for participating in activities than millions of Americans do every day - canoeing, biking, hiking, etc. However, very, very few Americans do this along overdeveloped NJ highways or in urban drainage ditches that were once bucolic streams, so I give Mr. Rockland many bonus points for originality.
Rockland has a sharp, entertaining writing style that held my interest throught this book, and this collection of stories was a great complement to Looking for America on the NJ Turnpike, his first work.
Marad
I was assigned this book back in 1998 when I took Prof Rockland's Urban Adventure course at Rutgers University one summer. I always got very nervous when the professor assigned a book that (s)he wrote. Was I pleasantly surprised! I was inspired, I was in awe of the adventures.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to get insprired to take an urban adventure - just walk out your door, and explore your hometown, see what you discover!