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Biography - Autobiography
The Explorer Gene: How Three Generations of One Family Went Higher, Deeper, and Further Than Any Before
(Atria Books, $24.99, HC, 9781476730271)
In The Explorer Gene, Tom Cheshire asks how three generations of one family achieved such extraordinary feats, often with the consensus against them. None of the Piccards set out to explore: Auguste was a physicist, Jacques an economist and Bertrand a psychiatrist. Was it fate, a famous family name - or their explorer gene? This page-turning account of a remarkable family and their many groundbreaking ventures features photographs that enhance the story.
(Microcosm Publishing, $14.95, PB, 9781621060031)
Bikenomics is an engaging reference guide that explores the economic benefits of bicycling. With critiques of modern society's deep-rooted attachment to car culture, this book tells the stories of people, businesses, organizations, and cities who are investing in two-wheeled transportation.
Mike Church & Terry Church
(Rolling Homes Press, $21.95, PB, 9780982310151)
Detailed routes and advice for exploring Alaska and northwestern Canada are provided in this guide for RV and tent campers. This new edition features close to 500 campgrounds throughout the region are listed with pictures, descriptions of amenities, meticulous maps, and contact information for each; campgrounds suitable for large RVs are also identified.
(Downtown Bookworks, $19.99, Other Book, 9781935703235)
One of an excellent series of child-friendly field guides, reading A Walk in the Woods is like taking a nature stroll with a fascinating naturalist who's pointing out beautiful birds, amazing trees, and other interesting living things every step of the way. The treasure box includes: book, mesh bag, bug magnifier. Ages 5 and up
Also New in Children's:
Climbing / Mountaineering
(Patagonia Books, $35.00, HC, 9781938340161)
Climbing Fitz Roy, 1968 features rare, once-thought-lost photos of the 1968 first ascent of the California Route on Cerro Fitz Roy. With accompanying retrospective essays. Climbing Fitz Roy, 1968, presents photo documentation of the climb, places it in the social and climbing context of the times, and reflects how this momentous trip influenced the lives of those involved, and in a greater context, the lives of so many others.
Also New in Climbing / Mountaineering:
Cooking & Food
Backpack Gourmet: Good Hot Grub You Can Make at Home, Dehydrate, and Pack for Quick, Easy, and Healthy Eating on the Trail, 2nd Edition
Linda Frederick Yaffe
(Stackpole Books, $14.95, PB, 9780811713474)
Backpack Gourmet offers over 180 recipes for soups, stews, pasta, casseroles, breakfasts, and snacks that includes vegetarian and low-fat recipes. This handy book also offers tips on drying food in a dehydrator or oven.
Also New in Cooking & Food:
(Westwinds Press, $34.99, PB, 9780871089472)
In Snake River Flies, Boots Allen, a twenty-two-year senior guide for The Lodge of Palisades Creek and Snake River Angler, chronicles the rich history of fly pattern development in the Snake River basin from its infancy in the 1930s to contemporary flies of the twentieth-first century. The 100-plus patterns within this work have been proven producers not only in the Rocky Mountain West, but throughout the world for a variety of game fish.
Health & Fitness
Kellyann Petrucci and Patrick Flynn
(For Dummies, $19.99, PB, 9781118657911)
Paleo Workouts For Dummies offers a back-to-the-Stone-Age exercise program that burns fat, fights disease, and increases energy. This easy-to-use book is for anyone following a paleo diet routine as well as those looking to maximize their paleo workouts.
Also New in Health & Fitness:
Hiking & Backpacking
(FalconGuide, $12.95, PB, 9780762782659)
From the editors of Backpacker magazine comes a fun book that highlights the benefits of enjoying the great outdoors with your dog. Learn how to choose, train, condition, and care for your canine hiking companion and plan outdoor trail excursions and overnighters. Included is information on selecting a trail dog, training tips and tools, trail etiquette, and first aid and preventive care.
Also New in Hiking & Backpacking:
- Best Hikes Near Reno and Lake Tahoe... Tracy Salcedo-Chourre
- Hiking Through History Washington: Exploring the Evergreen State's Past by Trail... Nathan Barnes and Jeremy Barnes
- The Owyhee Canyonlands - An Outdoor Adventure Guide... Mark Lisk and Steve Stuebner
- Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail... Matthew J. Nelson
- Yogi's Continental Divide Trail Handbook... Jackie McDonnell
(University of Utah Press, $19.95, PB, 9781607813149)
The narratives in Canyon of Dreams are captivating and sure to appeal to readers interested in the Grand Canyon's long and complex history. Canyon of Dreams sheds light on many obscure aspects of the canyon and takes readers on rollicking adventures in the process.
Also New in History:
(Grove Press, $26.00, HC, 9780802122315)
Best known today for The Weather Makers, Tim Flannery is one of the world's most influential scientists, a foremost expert on climate change credited with discovering more species than Charles Darwin. In his latest text, he chronicles the seismic shift in the world's attitude toward climate change. An Explorer's Notebook is classic Flannery - wide-ranging, eye-opening science, conveyed with richly detailed storytelling.
(Mountaineers Books, $15.95, PB, 9781594857171)
Avalanche Essentials is a new guide by renowned avalanche expert Bruce Tremper that is simple, accessible, and offers just the basics an Everyman's guide to avalanche safety. The book won't overtax your average ski bums, but will keep them safe when they're going for 12 consecutive months of powder.
(FalconGuide, $14.95, PB, 9780762784257)
Outward Bound Canoeing Handbook is a handy, illustrated resource on the fundamentals of canoeing, including solid, sound instruction on all aspects of canoeing, from types of canoes to equipment choices, paddle and on-the-water techniques, safety tips, and more.
Also New in Paddle Sports:
(DK Publishing, $19.95, PB, 9781465415769)
For anyone interested in running, from beginners to those looking to improve their techniques or preparing for their first marathon, The Complete Running and Marathon Book is ideal for runners, personal trainers, coaches, and students. This book features detailed anatomical artwork, user-friendly step-by-step sequences, advice on optimum techniques and injury prevention, as well as guidance on running psychology.
Also New in Running:
Margaret Fuller, Doug Fuller, and Jerry Painter
(Trail Guide Books, $22.95, PB, 9780991156108)
In Ski the Great Potato you'll find the histories of the 21 current Idaho ski areas and of the 72 historical or "lost" areas. This interesting new book gives the basic facts about each area and how it started, and it includes little stories of some of the people who skied at each one.
Also New in Snow Sports:
Sports and Recreation
(Stackpole Books, $19.95, PB, 9780811713665)
When recent college graduate Michelle Pugh set out to fulfill a childhood dream of hiking the A.T. from start to finish, she anticipated being surrounded by nature, the peacefulness of small trail towns, and the companionship of fellow hikers. What she didn't anticipate was falling in love along the way. After an injury forced her off the trail, Michelle fears her dream of reaching Katahdin--and of maintaining her new relationship--will be gone. Little did she know what the future held.
Survival and Rescue
(FalconGuide, $12.95, PB, 9780762790203)
Ultralight Survival Kit is the first book of backpacking tips that is itself ultralight! It focuses on all of the skills and techniques that hikers and backpackers would want at their fingertips while in the outdoors. Perfect for backpackers from beginner to advanced, readers will be able to adapt their surroundings to the techniques shown in the book and safely overcome challenges that may otherwise have turned them back.
Charles A. Wells and Matt Peterson
(FunTreks Guidebooks, $29.95, PB , 9781934838198)
Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails is a clear, concise guide to Arizona's remote backcountry, including Grand Canyon National Park. This book includes 75 trails with detailed directions, GPS waypoints, 86 custom maps and over 300 quality photos.
Also New in Travel:
(Ammo Books, $39.95, HC, 9781623260170)
The latest book from the award-winner global surf photographer Chris Burkard captures the ocean in timeless and expansive photographic impressions, utilizing the tool of surfing to approach the ocean's intricate personality. Burkad provides some visually stunning images as he points his lens at some unlikely surf places that include Iceland, Norway and Alaska.
(New World Library, $15.95, PB, 9781608681808)
Pick Your Yoga Practice focuses on the many different kinds of yoga one can practice. Featuring eight of the most prominent yoga approaches, Pick Your Yoga Practice is the first yoga book to help everyone interested understand all their options. As in the fairy tale, some may find some yoga too hot or too cold, too hard or too soft -- but virtually everyone can find a yoga that is just right.