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Paperback, Steven Rinella, 256 pages, 5 x 8, 9780385529822
Revelatory . . . With every chapter, you get a history lesson, a hunting lesson, a nature lesson and a cooking lesson. . . .   Meat Eater   offers an overabundance to savor.”— The New York Times Book Review   Steven Rinella grew up in Twin Lake, Michigan, the son of a hunter who taught...

Paperback, Julia Hill, 288 pages, 5.3 x 8, 9780062516596
On December 18, 1999, Julia Butterfly Hill's feet touched the ground for the first time in over two years, as she descended from "Luna," a thousand year-old redwood in Humboldt County, CA. Hill had climbed 180 feet up into the tree high on a mountain on December 10, 1997, for what she thought...

Lonesome Traveler
Paperback, Jack Kerouac, 192 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9780802130747
In his first frankly autobiographical work, Jack Kerouac tells the exhilarating story of the years when he was writing the books that captivated and infuriated the public, restless years wandering during which he worked as a railway brakeman in California, a steward on a tramp steamer, and a...

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Paperback, Virginia C. Gleser, 320 pages, 5.8 x 8.3, 9780964724747
Finding that special person is a complicated combination of timing, outside influences, core beliefs, impulses, and drives. Your chances for a successful relationship improves when you do the work that makes you into a dynamic and compatible partner. When opportunity meets preparation, it all...

Hardcover, Helene Glidden, 216 pages, 6 x 9, 9780985889715
Readers can once again enjoy Helene Glidden's classic, "The Light on the Island" as this 50th Anniversary Edition retells the touching story of a young girl growing up on Patos Island in the San Juan Archipelago. Her parents raised thirteen children while her father served as the Patos Island...

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Paperback, Lin and Larry Pardey, 220 pages, 6 x 9
    Including stories from paradise and hard-won lessons in seamanship,  Taleisin’s Tales  reflects back to the first miles Lin and Larry Pardey gained together on their second boat – one they built lovingly with teak carvel planking over sawn black locust frames. The book begins with...

Hardcover, George Michelsen Foy, 304 pages, 5.8 x 1.2 x 8.6, 9781250052681
Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves? Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose, ...

Paperback, Kevin Jackson, 128 pages, 5.5 x 7.5, 9781948585187
For more than four centuries, Sir Francis Drake has been world-famous for his feats as a master mariner – the captain who “singed the King of Spain’s beard” with his daredevil attack on the fleet at Cadiz, and who led the British Navy to victory against the Spanish Armada in 1588. But Drake’s...

Paperback, Caroline Van Hemert, 320 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9780316414449
For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist's human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure.   During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly misshapen beaks of chickadees,...

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Paperback, JIM ROBBINS, 256 pages, 5.2 x 0.6 x 7.9, 9780812981292
The Man Who Planted Trees  is the inspiring story of David Milarch’s quest to clone the biggest trees on the planet in order to save our forests and ecosystem—as well as a hopeful lesson about how each of us has the ability to make a difference. “When is the best time to plant a tree?...

Hardcover, Caroline Woodward, 232 pages, 6 x 9, 9781550177275
In 2007, Caroline Woodward was itching for a change. With an established career in book-selling and promotion, four books of her own and having raised a son with her husband, Jeff, she yearned for adventure and to re-ignite her passion for writing. Jeff was tired of piecing together low-paying...

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Hardcover, Anthony J. Vallone, 312 pages, 6 x 9, 9781588341372
Air Vagabonds  is the story of the amazing, true (mis)adventures of a band of rogues piloting aircraft alone into exotic and deadly destinations. In the late 1970s and through the 1980s the demand for light aircraft eclipsed anything seen before or since. This created the need for a small...

Paperback, Andrew Schelling, 336 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9781640090415
" Tracks Along the Left Coast  more than accomplishes its self-appointed task of celebrating de Angulo’s legacy." ― Rain Taxi "Schelling’s biography of Jaime de Angulo―'cattle puncher, medical doctor, bohemian, buckeroo,' among other things―presents a fascinating, full-bodied...

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Paperback, Lyndel Meikle , 152 pages, 6 x 9, 9780878427000
Lyndel Meikle, a Montana native, spent thirty-nine years at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in an ever-evolving job which included giving tours of the historic mansion, reaching into a cow to straighten out the leg of its emerging calf (hint: take your ring off first), and doing road...

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Hardcover, Leif Whittaker, 288 pages, 6 x 9, 9781680510683
In 1963, the world followed the first American Mount Everest Expedition, and watched as "Big Jim" Whittaker became the first American to stand on top of the world. He returned home a hero.  My Old Man and the Mountain  is Leif Whittaker's engaging and humorous story of what it was like to...

Paperback, Ellen Waterston, 248 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9780295747507
Former high desert rancher Ellen Waterston writes of a wild, essentially roadless, starkly beautiful part of the American West. Following the recently created 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail, she embarks on a creative and inquisitive exploration, introducing readers to a "trusting, naïve, earnest,...

Abigail B. Calkin Ph.D., 252 pages, 6 x 0.6 x 9, 9780615591933
When Captain Larry Hills attempted to rescue his deckhand, he too was tragically caught in the lines that whipped and wrapped the two men against the net reel of the trawler like captured fish. In the moment before the deckhand’s death he was the only one who heard Larry’s cold...

Hardcover, Jules Verne, 96 pages, 9 x 7, 9788854411838
A timeless classic comes alive with Francesca Rossi's gorgeous illustrations, now in a smaller format.   Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea  represents an authentic prototype for every tale of undersea adventure. On board the submarine  Nautilus , young readers will be fascinated by...

Hardcover, Caroline Alexander, 160 pages, 8 x 95, 375404031
A superb, authoritative telling of one of history's great survival stories, that of Shackleton's ill-fated 1914 expedition to cross Antarctica. The author draws on previously unavailable material and presents the awesome photographs by Frank Hurley.

Paperback, J. Maarten Troost, 239 pages, 5 x 8, 9780767921992
The hilarious tale of the author's time on Vanuatu, a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves on kava and are still known to 'eat the man. '

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Paperback, John Steinbeck & Edward F. Ricketts, 598 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9780143117216
The collaboration of two friends—one a novelist, one a marine biologist—produced a volume in which fascinating popular science is woven into a narrative of man’s dreams, his ideals, and his accomplishments through the centuries.  Sea of Cortez  is one of those rare books that are all things to...

Hardcover, Barry Blanchard, 440 pages, 6.5 x 9.5, 9781938340314
With heart-pounding descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Barry Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor Native American/white kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the...