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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
by Sy Montgomery

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<DIV><B>National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.</B><BR /><BR /> Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet’s rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy’s life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets.<BR /><BR /> This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals—Sy’s friends—and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.</DIV>
Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Sav...
by Ben Montgomery

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

April 01, 2014

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Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and '60s. She appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. He also unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail. The inspiring story of Emma Gatewood illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Tra...
by Bill Bryson

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

September 08, 2010

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</b><br />Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes<b>—</b>and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.<br /><br />For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But <i>A Walk in the Woods</i> is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, <i>A Walk in the Woods</i> has become a modern classic of travel literature.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Jungle (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Harrowing True Story of Survival...
by Yossi Ghinsberg

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English

Pages

324

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<DIV>Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.<BR><BR>The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, <EM>Jungle</EM> is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.<BR></DIV>
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness (Edward Abbey Collec...
by Edward Abbey

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English

Pages

354

Publication Date

August 21, 2011

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<p>First published in 1968, <i>Desert Solitaire</i> is one of Edward Abbey’s most critically acclaimed works and marks his first foray into the world of nonfiction writing. Written while Abbey was working as a ranger at Arches National Park outside of Moab, Utah, <i>Desert Solitaire</i> is a rare view of one man’s quest to experience nature in its purest form.</p><p>Through prose that is by turns passionate and poetic, Abbey reflects on the condition of our remaining wilderness and the future of a civilization that cannot reconcile itself to living in the natural world as well as his own internal struggle with morality. As the world continues its rapid development, Abbey’s cry to maintain the natural beauty of the West remains just as relevant today as when this book was written.</p>
A Beginner's Guide to Living in an RV: Everything I Wish I Knew B...
by Alyssa Padgett

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English

Pages

205

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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When my husband and I started full-time RVing, we knew nothing about RV living. We made it up as we traveled to all fifty states, constantly googling things like "how to RV" and "what is boondocking?" Meanwhile, we flooded the bathroom, took ice cold showers, and got stuck in the mud. <br /><br />Now, we've been full-timing for over three years and we've learned the ins and outs of RVing America. <br /><br />In this guide, I answer all of the most common questions we receive about RV living, from how to choose the right RV to how we get mail on the road, to how to find free camping.<br /><br />This guide is for anyone exploring the RV lifestyle and looking for RVing books to help make the transition easier. Also, because I want to make sure this book is valuable for you, below you can see a few specific areas of RVing I cover.<br /><br />A few topics I cover in the guide: <br />- How to find great internet on the road<br />- The costs of full-time RVing<br />- Whether or not to tow a car behind your RV<br />- What we do for health insurance while traveling<br />- The best RVing clubs and memberships<br />- Our favorite apps for RVers<br /><br />A few topics I DON'T cover, since I have zero experience in these areas, are:<br />- Traveling with kids<br />- How to downsize to an RV from a house<br />- How to travel with pets<br /><br />Transitioning to living on the road was the best decision my husband and I could have ever made. RVing has improved our marriage and our life together, and we've seen more of America than we could have ever imagined. <br /><br />While this book isn't about our story or why you should travel, it will be a useful tool as you find yourself asking a million different questions about what it's like living in an RV.<br /><br />Oh, and don't forget to use the #RVlife on Instagram once you start traveling. That's what all the cool kids do.
Long Range Shooting Handbook: Complete Beginner's Guide to Long R...
by Ryan Cleckner

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English

Pages

250

Publication Date

February 01, 2016

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25% of this book's proceeds will be donated to two military charities: the Special Operation Warrior Foundation and the Sua Sponte Foundation.<br /><br />This book is the complete beginner's guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it's easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from my years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor.<br /><br />If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource covering the principles and theory of long range shooting. This is the preliminary book to help you understand fundamental concepts such as MOA vs Mils and external ballistics, that can be like a trusted resource at the range.<br /><br />Learning to shoot long range isn t that difficult. Once you understand the basics, you can start to master your technique and you ll be hitting targets in no time.<br /><br />The author has a series of online instructional videos known for their ability to take seemingly complex areas of long range shooting and breaking them down so that they're easy to understand. This book was motivated by the feedback from those videos.<br /><br />This book is the complete beginner's guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it's easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from my years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor. <br /><br />If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource covering the principles and theory of long range shooting. This is the preliminary book to help you understand fundamental concepts such as MOA vs Mils and external ballistics, that can be like a trusted resource at the range.<br /><br />Learning to shoot long range isn’t that difficult. Once you understand the basics, you can start to master your technique and you’ll be hitting targets in no time. <br /><br />The author has a series of online instructional videos known for their ability to take seemingly complex areas of long range shooting and breaking them down so that they're easy to understand. This book was motivated by the feedback from those videos. <br /><br />The handbook is broken down into three main categories: What it is/How it works, Fundamentals, and How to use it. "What it is/How it works" covers equipment, terminology, and basic principles. "Fundamentals" covers the theory of long range shooting. "How to use it" gives you practical advice on how to implement what you've learned so far to make you a long range shooter.<br /><br />"Whether you're looking to dip a toe into the complex world of long range shooting, or you're a seasoned shooter with years of trigger time, Ryan Cleckner's book will prove to be excellent reference material. Well written and easy to understand, it covers all the essential topics that a well rounded shooter needs to master." --Iain Harrison, Editor, Recoil Magazine<br />
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
by Laurence Gonzales

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English

Pages

327

Publication Date

January 10, 2017

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<p><strong>“Unique among survival books . . . stunning . . . enthralling. <em>Deep Survival</em> makes compelling, and chilling, reading.”—<em>Denver Post</em></strong></p><br />Over a decade since its original publication, Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling <em>Deep Survival</em> has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives. Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, educators, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control of stress, learn to assess risk, and make better decisions under pressure. Now with a new introduction on how this book can help readers overcome any of life’s obstacles, Gonzales’s gripping narrative is set to motivate and enlighten a new generation of readers.
The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unr...
by Trevor Corson

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English

Pages

314

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p>In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to learn about the secret undersea lives of lobsters.</p>This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
H Is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald

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English

Pages

327

Publication Date

March 03, 2015

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<div><B>One of the <I>New York Times Book Review</I>'s 10 Best Books of the Year<BR><BR>ON MORE THAN 25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LISTS: including <I>TIME</I> (#1 Nonfiction Book), NPR, <I>O, The Oprah Magazine</I> (10 Favorite Books), <I>Vogue</I> (Top 10), <I>Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle</I> (Top 10), <I>Miami Herald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune</I> (Top 10), <I>Library Journal</I> (Top 10), <I>Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews,</I> Slate, Shelf Awareness, Book Riot, Amazon (Top 20)</B><BR><BR>The instant <I>New York Times</I> bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald's story of adopting and raising one of nature's most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel's temperament mirrors Helen's own state of grief after her father's death, and together raptor and human "discover the pain and beauty of being alive" (<I>People</I>). <I>H Is for Hawk</I> is a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices.</div>

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