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Looking for some end of year additions to generate impulse sales? We have many, many 2014 calendars covering a range of subjects from dog training, climbing, snow boarding, fishing, running, photography and more. Some examples are:
2014 ANSEL ADAMS ENGAGEMENT CALENDAR, (9780316235167, $19.99)
2014 ANSEL ADAMS WALL CALENDAR, (9780316235174, $19.99)
2014 DOG TRICKS CALENDAR, (9781592538676, $14.99)
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Boating / Water Sports
(Pacific Marine Pub., $55.00, PB, 9780919317437)
This new edition of Docks and Destinations is the 9th printing of a most popular cruising guide to west coast waters. It has more than ever aerial photographs of marinas and a new expanded spread on Haida Gwaii. The data is fully updated and includes GPS coordinates, information about facilities at marina destinations, where to find mechanical assistance, where to buy fuel and where to stock up on supplies.
Also New in Boating / Water Sports:
(Adventure Publications, $6.95, Board Book, 9781591934240)
Floppers & Loppers invites children into the wonderful world of nature. The board book takes a fun look at animal ears and their shapes. Youngsters will enjoy learning about the amazing animals featured in this book. Ages 2 - 3
Also New in Children's:
Climbing / Mountaineering
Editors of American Alpine Club
(American Alpine Club, $35.00, PB, 9781933056791)
Published annually since 1929, the American Alpine Journal is internationally renowned as the world's "journal of record" for major climbs of all kinds. This year, the AAJ will be published in full color for the first time in its 84-year history, with some significant design enhancements. There is also an exciting section on "Climbs and Expeditions" that brings you 200+ pages of new routes and unexplored potential from all over the world.
Also New in Climbing / Mountaineering:
- Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons (2nd edition)... David Black
- Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America... Fred W. Beckey
- Mt. Shasta Area Rock Climbing... Grover Shipman
- Rappelling: Rope Descending and Ascending Skills for Climbing, Caving, Canyoneering, and Rigging (1st edition)... Bob Gaines
- Wasatch Mixed: A Guide to Northern Utah's Mixed and Select Ice Routes (2nd edition)... Douglas Heinrich and Nathan Smith
Cooking & Food
(Western Edge Press, $16.95, PB, 9781889921518)
Backpackers' Ultra Food is more than simply a guide to creating ultra delicious dehydrated food for meals and snacks along the trail. Author Cinny Green also discusses the unique nutritional needs of backpackers and other outdoor adventurers, and shares her treasure trove of original recipes combining ultra nutritious dehydrated foods to improve endurance, ease joint and muscle pain, and accelerate physical recovery at day's end.
Also New in Cooking & Food:
Steven J. Meyers
(Westwinds Press, $16.99, PB, 9780871089694)
Steven Meyers, the Southwest's best trout-fishing writer, writes about the natural history and sporting opportunities found on his home river, the San Juan of New Mexico. This classic tailwater fishery is renowned around the world for easy access and trophy-sized trout. But with fame comes a cost, and the river is now host to a carnival of crowds, poachers, and crass trophy seekers. Meyers mourns the loss of solitude while celebrating his own ways of seeking solace on a river known only superficially by most who fish its hallowed pools and riffles. Now in paperback
Hiking & Backpacking
Jerry Schad and David Money Harris
(Wilderness Press, $17.95, PB, 9780899977164)
101 Hikes in Southern California is the ultimate guide to the 101 best hikes in the Southland. Covering the Santa Monica, San Gabriel, San Jacinto, and San Bernardino mountains, and the Mojave and Colorado deserts, this updated and revised edition includes 12 new hikes as well as updated information for hikes from the previous edition.
Also New in Hiking & Backpacking:
- The Best Rocky Mountain National Park Hikes... Edited by Colorado Mountain Club Press
- Best of Colorado's Easy Scenic Hikes: A Statewide Guide to 128 Hikes... David Muller
- Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide, Volume 3... Gillean Daffern
- Grand Canyon Nankoweap: Hiking the Notorious Horsethief Trail... Flood Hefley
- Hawaii Big Island Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Surf, Bike, Drive (3rd edition)... Jerry Sprout
Hal Rothman and Char Miller
(University of Nevada Press, $24.95, PB, 9780874179255)
The first comprehensive study of the park, past and present, Death Valley National Park probes the environmental and human history of this most astonishing desert. Although Death Valley was established as a National Monument in 1933, fear of the harsh desert precluded widespread acceptance by both the visiting public and its own administrative agency. In time, Death Valley came to be seen as one of the great natural wonders of the United States, and was elevated to full national park status in 1994. The history of Death Valley National Park embodies the many tensions confronting American environmentalism.
Richard Francis Fleck
(Westwinds Press, $16.99, PB, 9780871089687)
Inspired by his ranger days in Rocky Mountain National Park more than forty-five years ago as well as more recent rambles, Richard Fleck has created these descriptive essays that take readers from shimmering desert heat to snowy summits. Fleck has expanded his acclaimed book Breaking Through the Clouds to create a new book that concentrates on the intermountain American West. This edition includes counterpoint experiences in the desert, canyon lands, and dry prairie far below the summits of the lofty peaks, such as Death Valley, Grand Gulch, Grand Canyon, and the Great Sand Dunes.
Also New in Nature:
- In the Company of Moose (2nd edition)... Victor Van Ballenberghe
- Live! from Death Valley: Dispatches from America's Low Point... John Soennichsen
- The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild... Lyanda Lynn Haupt
- Yellowstone Wildlife: Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem... Paul A. Johnsgard; Photography by Thomas Mangelsen
Editors of Mountaineers Books
(Mountaineers Books, $7.95, Other Gift, 9781594858239)
A follow up to the bestselling card decks: The Don't Die Out There! Deck, The Don't Drown Out There! Deck, and the Freedom of the Hills Deck, The Don't Freeze Out There! Deck shares essential tips and skills for winter outdoor survival in an entertaining deck of functional playing cards printed on water-resistant card stock.
Also New in Outdoor Skills:
Running Injury-Free: How to Prevent, Treat, and Recover from Runner's Knee, Shin Splints, Sore Feet and Every Other Ache and Pain (Revised Edition)
Joseph Ellis, Jr.
(Rodale Press, $18.99, PB, 9781623361259)
Running Injury-Free uses anecdotal examples from Dr. Ellis's own patients and experiences in order to discuss injury-prevention, treatment, and recovery. He implements a clinical approach toward treating the most common running-related injuries and how you could prevent them. In this updated version, content relating to shoes and shoe selection, "over the counter" treatments, injuries related to minimalist runners, as well as running issues for women, children, and endurance runners is updated to reflect timely practices and research.
(FalconGuide, $14.95, PB, 9780762780006)
This sweet little book breaks down the basics of teaching kids to ski into hilarious, eye-catching cartoons that will have your little one laughing out loud and looking forward to the next adventure on the hill. With easy-to-understand text geared toward parents who are teaching their kids to ski, and hilarious instructive cartoons the kids will love, this is a book that families can enjoy together as they plan their next ski outing. Ages 4-10.
Also New in Snow Sports:
Sylvain Tesson; Translated by Linda Coverdale
(Rizzoli International Publications, $24.95, HC, 9780847841271)
Winner of the Prix Medicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace, taken to the extreme. No stranger to inhospitable places, French journalist Sylvain Tesson exiles himself to a wooden cabin on Siberia's Lake Baikal, a full day's hike from any "neighbor," with his thoughts, his books, a couple of dogs, and many bottles of vodka for company. Writing from February to July, he shares his deep appreciation for the harsh but beautiful land, the resilient men and women who populate it, and the bizarre and tragic history that has given Siberia an almost mythological place in the imagination.