Hudson Valley Voyage: Through the Seasons, Through the Years is the first book to explore both the Hudson River Valley s awe-inspiring beauty and the last 400 years of its history, beginning with Henry Hudson s 1609 trip up the river that now bears his name. From fishermen netting springtime shad to a frosty, pumpkin-filled field, Ted Spiegel s unforgettable photographs capture the valley s four-season splendor. These full-color images celebrate the ways in which local residents and visitors alike enjoy all that the region has to offer. Reed Sparling s eye-opening text complemented by rare first-person recollections and historical documents offers a vivid, you are there account of the history of this landscape that defined America. To help you plan your own explorations, the book features a four-page map highlighting 90 historic and cultural sites house museums, Revolutionary War battlefields, art collections, and gorgeous gardens as well as an extensive tourism guide that provides descriptions, addresses, and Web sites for each.