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It's definitely spring with lots of new editions of old standards coming in. The Stokes Bird Field Guides have been revised after almost twenty years of steady sales, the Western Region guide (9780316213929, Little Brown, $19.99, PB) is the staple in this part of the country, but for a complete set, the Eastern Region guide [...]Read More »
Biography - Autobiography
Chrissie Wellington with Michael Aylwin
(Center Street, $14.99, PB, 9781455505586)
A newcomer to the sport, in 2007 Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. A Life Without Limits is the inspiring story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, and the trails of Argentina, and first across the finish line.
Also New in Biography - Autobiography:
Birds and Birdwatching
Richard Crossley, Jerry Liguori and Brian Sullivan
(Princeton University Press, $29.95, PB, 9780691157405)
Part of the revolutionary Crossley ID Guide series, this comprehensive and authoritative book covers all thirty-four of North America's diurnal raptor species (all species except owls). Each species is featured in stunning color plates that show males and females, in a full spectrum of ages and color variants, depicted near and far, in flight and at rest, all caught in their typical habitats. There are also comparative, multispecies scenes and mystery photographs that allow readers to test their identification skills. Whether you are a novice or an expert, this one-of-a-kind guide will show you an entirely new way to look at these spectacular birds.
Also New in Birds and Birdwatching:
(Avalon Travel Publishing, $24.99, PB, 9781612382920)
The eighteenth edition of Moon California Camping covers more than 1,400 camping options throughout the state, from sites nestled among towering redwoods to remote backcountry destinations in the High Sierra to sun-drenched, beach-side campgrounds. With Moon California Camping, seasoned outdoors enthusiasts and camping novices alike can experience the best of the great outdoors in the Golden State.
Cathryn Sill, Illustrated by John Sill
(Peachtree Publishers, $7.95, PB, 9781561456994)
The revised edition of About Birds offers a thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds: from eggs to nests, from song to flight. An afterword-now expanded in the second edition to include a glossary and recommended books and websites- provides further detail for youthful ornithologists and their parents regarding bird identification.
Also New in Children's:
- Camp ABC: A Place for Outdoor Fun... Zora Aiken, Illustrated by David Aiken
- The Deer Watch... Pat Lowery Collins, Illustrated by David Slonim
- Ellie's Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell... Judith L. Li, illus. M. L. Herring
- The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things to Do in Nature Before You Grow Up... Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer
- Nature Trails: In the Ocean... Maurice Pledger
- Paul Thurlby's Wildlife... Paul Thurlby
- Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping... Melanie Watt
Climbing / Mountaineering
(Stoneydale Press Publisher, $19.95, PB, 9780988954908)
The third volume in this series features seventeen peaks and more than 300 full-color photos. Details include route descriptions, G.P.S. coordinates, conditioning tips, distance and elevation data, color topo maps, survival scenarios, gear and nutritional information, optional side trips and historical information.
Also New in Climbing / Mountaineering:
Cooking & Food
(Quirk Books, $15.95, PB, 9781594746284)
Campfire cooking has come a long way from the days of heating canned beans and cooking hot dogs over the fire. In Campfire Cuisine, you'll find upscale recipes for delicious, healthy, satisfying food to make at your campsite or in any outdoor setting. Try Bananas Foster French Toast, Grilled Vegetable Salad with Goat Cheese, Oil- Baked Yams with Spicy Chili Butter, Jambalaya, and Rum-Baked Peaches. With more than 100 recipes, this handy guide gives you everything you need to enjoy great fare in the great outdoors.
Also New in Cooking & Food:
(Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, $19.95, HC, 9781617690242)
Chris Santella, bestselling author of the Fifty Places series, is back in action with the inspirational gift book Why I Fly Fish. This engaging book encapsulates the life lessons fly-fishing aficionados have learned from their favorite pursuit and is an inspirational and intimate reflection on the beloved sport and pastime.
(FalconGuide, $14.95, PB, 9780762784691)
In this information-packed book you will learn how to forage for wild plants and herbs and identify edible berries, treat a variety of ailments and illnesses, from colds to heart disease and more. You will also learn to make delicious desserts, herbal teas, and other healthy recipes. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Illustrated books tell you what you need to know.
Also New in Foraging:
Hiking & Backpacking
William L. Sullivan
(Navillus Press, $18.95, PB, 9781939312006)
The fourth edition of 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington has dozens of new hikes plus photos and descriptions of 500 hiking trails. William L. Sullivan has hiked every trail he could find in the state to bring you a guide that includes day hikes, backpacks, best hikes with kids, hikes with dogs, wildflower walks, mountain bike routes, and equestrian trails.
Also New in Hiking & Backpacking:
Andy MacKinnon and Dr. Jim Pojar
(Lone Pine Publishing, $29.95, PB, 9781551058924)
Two of the Northwest's most respected nature writers have collaborated once again to produce an outstanding field guide to the plants that grow at high elevation, above the tree line, in the mountain systems of the Western Cordillera. Featuring full-colour photographs throughout, this book will appeal to a professional botanist, a mountain guide, an amateur naturalist or simply an outdoor enthusiast who loves to brave the high country.
Also New in Nature:
Scott Jurek with Steve Friedman
(Mariner Books, $14.95, PB, 9780544002319)
World-renowned ultramarathon champion Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career as a champion athlete while consuming a plant-based diet. Growing up in the Midwest with a meat and potatoes family, Eat and Run chronicles Jurek's slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism. Full of stories of competition as well as science and practical advice--including his own recipes--Eat and Run will motivate and readers to expand their food horizons.
Also New in Running:
Survival and Rescue
Sarah Perrem, Foreword by Guy Grieve
(Universe Publishing, $24.95, HC, 9780789324771)
Whether as a launchpad for daydreaming or a resource of practical knowledge for a real-life adventure, The Adventurer's Guide to the Outdoors serves as the perfect guide. This book features more than 100 practical skills, including how to: tell time by the sun; catch and cook a rabbit; navigate by the stars; build a shelter; cook on an open fire; and much more. Illustrated with timeless line drawings, this handsome volume will bring a smile to the face of any nine- or ninety-year-old, and prepare the reader for any situation with the know-how to use any tool, and to survive.
Also New in Survival and Rescue:
C. B. Bernard
(Lyons Press, $18.95, PB, 9780762778461)
Following in the footsteps of a distant relative over one hundred years ago, C. B. Bernard traded in his comfortable life in the Lower 48 for a remote Alaska island and a career as a reporter. C. B. Bernard's relative -Captain Joe Bernard spent decades in Alaska, amassing the largest single collection of Native artifacts ever gathered, giving his name to landmarks and even a now-extinct species of wolf. C.B. chased the legacy of this explorer and hunter up the family tree, tracking his correspondence, locating artifacts donated to museums, and finding his journals at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Using these journals as guides, C.B. began to form a landscape view of the place that had lured him and "Uncle Joe," separated only by time. Here, in crisp, crystalline prose, is his moving portrait of the Last Frontier, then and now.