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Awards: The National Outdoor Book Awards
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Nature Guidebook

A Field Guide to Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains
by James C. Halfpenny, Todd Telander (illus.)
Our Price: $9.95

In this book, conveniently sized to fit in the back pocket, nationally renowned tracker James Halfpenny helps decipher the signs left behind by mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The 145-page guide is a real bargain and includes clear and understandable drawings and concise descriptions of the scats, tracks, and gait patterns of 70 Rocky Mountain species.

Nature and the Environment

Washington's Mount Rainier National Park Washington's Mount Rainier National Park
A Centennial Celebration
by Tim McNulty, Pat O'Hara (photo.)
Our Price: $31.96

MOUNT RAINIER, published on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the park, is an absolutely stunning book filled with breathtaking photography. Large-format books are often accompanied by dull, inane text, but not this one. The mountain and its surrounding environment are described in beautiful, heartfelt prose. A sensitive and synchronous collaboration between writer, photographer, and publisher, this books succeeds wonderfully. Every sacred mountain should have its story so handsomely told.

Islands of Hope Islands of Hope
Lessons from North America's Great Wildlife Sanctuaries
by Phillip Manning, Diane Manning (illus.)
Our Price: $15.95

Naturalist Phillip Manning visits ten wildlife preserves in four North American countries, investigating the animals and ecosystems that the sanctuaries protect. In a simple and understanding style, Manning helps readers learn how refuges work, their history, and the challenges facing them. There is caution, of course, in the book's message, but mostly it is of abiding hope for the future.

Outdoor Adventure Guidebook

Trout Unlimited's Guide to America's 100 Best Trout Streams Trout Unlimited's Guide to America's 100 Best Trout Streams
by John Ross, Trout Unlimited
Our Price: $17.07

These are the streams that fire an angler's imagination: 100 of them in 30 states across the US, voted the best places to catch trout by members of Trout Unlimited. The writing in this well-organized guide is strong, lively, and stylish. It makes you want to grab your rod and hit the road.

Instructional Category

Extreme Alpinism Extreme Alpinism
Climbing Light, Fast, and High
by Mark F. Twight, James Martin
Our Price: $22.30

In both temperament and content, this book is a clear departure from past instructional texts in mountaineering -- and outdoor texts in general. Directed at accomplished climbers, this is a master class for those who risk it all by venturing into some of the most dangerous places in the world. Content of the class: character, attitude, training, fitness, nutrition, clothing, equipment, and technique. Class instructional aids: well-designed book with graphic and dramatic color photographs throughout.

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