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Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World’s Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide
(VeloPress, $26.95, PB, 9781937715373)
Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is the world’s best-selling guide to bicycle repair and maintenance. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat tire to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn’s clearly illustrated guide makes every bicycle repair and maintenance job easy for everyone. Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you’ll know how to keep your bicycling running smoothly for years.
Biography - Autobiography
(Skyhorse Publishing, $14.99, PB, 9781634502474)
In the fall of 1978 Ray Ordorica packed everything he thought he would need into his Toyota LandCruiser and drove north to Alaska. He came to a land he had never seen, to find something he wasn’t even sure existed: a wilderness cabin he could use for a year or more to live, think, relax, read, and write. During his long winters in Alaska, it occurred to him that there must be many others who have put off an extended wilderness visit to out of ignorance or fear. They have as many questions about Alaska as he had before he arrived: How do you cope with 40 below? How do you get water? These questions and many more gave Ordorica the idea to write the Alaskan Retreater’s Notebook, an epic memoir about one man’s journey into the Alaskan wilderness. With his wisdom, you will learn how to live with the country, and not against it.
Also New in Biography - Autobiography:
- Living Off the Pacific Ocean Floor: Stories of a Commercial Fisherman... Moskovita George
- One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits... Adam Skolnick
- Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die... Amy Fusselman
(Rainstone Press, $19.95, PB, 9780985778323)
In a Concise History of Fly Fishing, Glenn Law traces the English fly-fishing traditions and innovations that flourished or perished in North America, and how this combination of traditions and pragmatism became the sport we enjoy today. Artfully illustrated with historic woodcuts, etchings, drawings, and paintings, A Concise History of Fly Fishing is a fascinating glimpse at our relationship to fly fishing as it has evolved over the centuries, as a sport, as a way of life, and as a universal pastime of patience and contemplation.
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Hiking and Backpacking
Alpine Sierra Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Ski, Bike, Fish, Drive from Tahoe to Markleeville and Yosemite
Jerry Sprout and Janine Sprout
(Diamond Valley Company, $19.95, PB, 9780991369058)
This 25th Anniversary (seventh) edition of Alpine Sierra Trailblazer includes the new Hope Valley Rim Trail, a 33-mile route that takes in all the streams, rivers and passes around the Sierra’s most pristine meadowlands. A historic tour of Markleeville joins five other new trailheads, dozens of fresh photographs, and a new color insert in this completely revised and updated 2016 edition.
Also New in Hiking and Backpacking:
- The Colorado Trail Databook, 6th Ed... Colorado Mountain Club Foundation, Editors
- The Hiker’s Guide Idaho’s Sawtooth Country... Scott Marchant
- Hiking Colorado’s Sangre de Cristos and Great Sand Dunes: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Hiking Adventures... Jason W. Moore and Lee Hart
- Plan & Go Lone Star Hiking Trail: All You Need to Know to Complete Texas’ Longest Wilderness Footpath... Kevin Muschter
John D. Chaney
(John D. Chaney, $39.95, HC, 9781591521617)
Bald eagles get a warm salute in 40 Years from the Brink of Extinction, a handsome new photography book by John D. Chaney that collects 40 years of his work documenting America’s favorite bird. Bird lovers, nature enthusiasts, and true-blue patriots will be proud to display this volume on their coffee tables.
Also New in Nature:
- Evergreen Pacific Tide Guide Washington Edition 2016... Evergreen Pacific, Editors
- Flavors of Home: A Guide to Wild Edible Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area... Margit Roos-Collins
- Foraging Wild Edible Plants of North America: More Than 150 Delicious Recipes Using Nature’s Edibles... Christopher Nyerges
- Wild in the Willamette: Exploring the Mid-Valley’s Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas... Edited by Lorraine Anderson and Abby Phillips Metzger
- A Wilder Life: A Season-By-Season Guide to Getting in Touch with Nature... Celestine Maddy with Abbye Churchill
(Falcon Guides, $24.95, PB, 9781493008322)
Stand up paddling (SUP) is experiencing fast growth in the United States and around the world. It can be enjoyed on inland lakes and rivers, as well as on the ocean and in the surf but most important, it’s fun and a great way to stay fit. The revised edition of The Art of Stand Up Paddling will include everything both new and not-so-new paddlers need to know from buying a board and getting started on your local lake to paddling rivers and surfing ocean waves. Chapters on surf-break etiquette, fitness, yoga, and the exhilarating potential for adventures on a stand up paddleboard makes this a complete resource for beginners and experienced paddlers alike.
Lynn Davis; Foreword by Patti Smith
(Melcher Media, $50.00, HC, 9781595910905)
Ice features fifty-eight of Lynn Davis’s stunning images of the Jakobshavn Glacier facing Disko Bay in Greenland, which she captured over a twenty-year period beginning in 1986. Over time, the glacier has retreated, and so too have the icebergs, reminding us that nature as we have know it and taken for granted is now disappearing faster than we had ever imagined. It is Davis’s hope that by witnessing and recording such transcendent phenomena that it is not too late to change what now seems like an irreversible fate.
Douglas J. Emlen; Illustrated by David Tuss
(Picador USA, $18.00, PB, 9781250075314)
Winner of the PHI BETA KAPPA Award in Science, Animal Weapons is the story behind the stunning, extreme weapons we see in the animal world–teeth and horns and claws–and what they can tell us about the way humans develop and use arms and other weapons. Biologist Douglas Emlen pulls readers into the worlds of these remarkable beasts, trekking through rainforests and mountain passes to unravel the mysteries of their weapons. A story that begins with biology becomes the story of all weapons, as Emlen seeks to determine where this parallel leaves us today, in a world filled with the deadliest weapons of all time-nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons of mass destruction. Now in paperback
Also New in Science:
Sports and Recreation
Debbie Clarke Moderow
(Houghton Mifflin, $25.00, HC, 9780544484122)
A captivating memoir of Debbie Moderow, a forty-seven-year-old mother of two, attempt to finish the Iditarod, led by her team of spunky huskies with whom she shares a fascinating and inextricable bond. And she prevailed. Part adventure, part love story, part inquiry into the mystery of the connection between humans and dogs, Fast into the Night is an exquisitely written memoir of a woman, her dogs, and what can happen when someone puts herself in that place between daring and doubt and soldiers on.
Also New in Sports and Recreation:
- Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life... Joe De Sena
- This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon... L Jon. Wertheim and Sam Sommers
- You’re Not Lost If You Can Still See the Truck... Bill Heavey
Survival and Emergency Preparedness
(Page Street Publishing, $18.99, PB, 9781624141751)
In Prepare Your Family for Survival, readers learn the basics of water and food storage where to start and what to work toward for serious preparation as well as 72-hour kits and evacuation plans. Readers also get helpful guides to follow once their family is in an emergency, like how to stay clean with a limited water supply, how to cook with emergency cooking devices, and how to survive in the dark. Linda Loosli is an expert on emergency preparedness. With this book in their possession, readers will sleep soundly at night knowing that their families won’t be caught unprepared for the next emergency.
Lonely Planet, Editors
(Lonely Planet, $22.99, PB, 9781741792720)
Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour through the hidden backstreet courtyards and temples of Kathmandu, explore the base of the world’s highest mountain and learn everything you need to know to trek through this incredible region; all with your trusted travel companion. The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya offers a comprehensive look at all you need to know to have a safe and rewarding trek.