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- DK Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95
The perfect family getaway is closer than you think. This easy-to-use, affordable guide helps parents transform their own backyards into unforgettable family escapes-from insect safaris to sports camps, artist colonies to pet parades and block parties. * Great activities for kids of all ages-can be adapted for use by camp counselors, Scout and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00
A travel writer describes in detail forty of the world's most singular and offbeat travel adventures, from paddling by sea kayak around the fjords of Greenland to an elephant safari through Botswana, detailing tour outfitters, gear, health tips, and more. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2000; US$ 30.00
After two years of training with the British Mount Everest Expedition, Edmund Hillary, along with Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, completed the challenging climb to become the first men to reach the summit of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, on May 29, 1953. But this historic achievement didn't mean the end of Hillary's adventures.... more...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 29.95
It's 1873. Gore-Tex shells and aluminum climbing gear are a century away, but the high mountains still demand your attention. Imagine the stone in your hands and thousands of feet of open air below you, with only a wool jacket to weather a storm and no rope to catch a fall. Daniel Arnold did more than imagine ? he spent three years retracing the... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
Mountain climbing is a difficult sport, at best, and its practitioners are unique. Here is a collection of interviews with 15 famed mountain climbers and three historians of the sport. Covering international climbing in all its aspects, including rock-face climbing, ice climbing, and high-summit ascension, these mountaineers relate their experiences,... more...
- Dundurn Press 2009; US$ 11.99
In an age when "survival" shows permeate the media, noted northern traveller Hap Wilson shares accounts of his lifelong involvement with wilderness living within the Canadian Shield. Wilson knows better than most how to live in the woods. As park ranger, canoe guide, outfitter, trail builder, and environmental activist, he learned from firsthand experience... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 16.00
This concise, thorough, and easy-to-use guide gives readers all the information they need to enjoy the Whistler area?s incredible range of year-round recreational opportunities. It features detailed descriptions of camping, hiking, paddling, and other summer activities, along with winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Detailed... more...
- Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 14.95
Smart & Savvy Hiking will walk readers through the basics of the outdoor world and how to have a fulfilling outdoor experience. Information will be presented in a way that offers women unique ways to experience the outdoors, through journaling, goal setting, and checklists. Women of all outdoor-ability levels will be engaged. Hiking mistress and... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2005; US$ 11.45
In April 1997, Macdonald and a fellow climber and hiker decided to climb to the summit of Mount Bowen, on an island off the coast of Australia. One night, while his companion was asleep, Macdonald stepped out of the tent to heed a call of nature and wound up lying in a creek, his legs pinned under a massive rock. It was raining, too. Hard. He stayed... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 9.95
Counteracting the panic and fear associated with getting lost in the wild, this handbook equips children with practical tools for overcoming adverse wilderness experiences, even if they are endured alone. Compiled by a search-and-rescue professional, straightforward advice is offered on building shelters and fires, signaling for help, finding water... more...