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Hiking. Pedestrian tours

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  • Walking in the Mountainsby Edith Rogovin Frankel

    Derrydale Press 2003; US$ 17.99

    Though this book was written with women in mind (there is a section on hiking while pregnant, for example), men will enjoy the ins and outs of proper equipment and how to use it, difficulty level of various mountains, the kinds of terrain a child may or may not be able to handle, and the health and spiritual benefits of walking in the mountains. more...

  • Grandma Gatewood's Walkby Ben Montgomery

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    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... more...

  • New Jersey Handbookby Russell Roberts

    Hunter Publishing 2004; US$ 5.99

    A detailed guide to every aspect of the destination: history, culture, foods, restaurants, hotels, sightseeing, things to do - written by an author who knows the place intimately. more...

  • On the Ridge Between Life and Deathby David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.00

    What compels mountain climbers to take the risks that they do? Is it the thrill in the physical accomplishment, in managing to defy the odds, or both -- and why do they continue to do what they do in the face of such great danger? In On the Ridge Between Life and Death , David Roberts confronts these questions head-on as he recounts the exhilarating... more...

  • THE BACKPACKER'S HANDBOOKby Chris Townsend

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 19.95

    "The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere."? Backpack (UK) This enormously practical guide includes everything from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys?such as how to ford rivers safely and how to choose a route through untracked... more...

  • 50 Circuit Hikesby Howard Fenton

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 51.00

    Filled with tempting trails and intriguing trailside lore, this comprehensive guide introduces hikers of all abilities to the unique natural beauty of northeastern Minnesota. more...

  • Backpacker Tourismby Kevin Hannam; Irena Ateljevic

    Channel View Publications 2007; US$ 59.95

    Offers an examination of the behaviour, attitudes and motivations of backpacker tourists as well as the growth of the infrastructure behind backpacker tourism phenomenon throughout the world. This volume provides theoretically informed case studies of individual destinations of backpackers. more...

  • The Lost Art of Walkingby Geoff Nicholson

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    How we walk, where we walk, why we walk tells the world who and what we are. Whether it's once a day to the car, or for long weekend hikes, or as competition, or as art, walking is a profoundly universal aspect of what makes us humans, social creatures, and engaged with the world. Cultural commentator, Whitbread Prize winner, and author of Sex Collectors... more...

  • Halfway to Heavenby Mark Obmascik

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 15.00

    Fat, forty-four, father of three sons, and facing a vasectomy, Mark Obmascik would never have guessed that his next move would be up a 14,000-foot mountain. But when his twelve-year-old son gets bitten by the climbing bug at summer camp, Obmascik can't resist the opportunity for some high-altitude father-son bonding by hiking a peak together. After... more...

  • Backpacker's Start-Upby Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 1999; US$ 9.99

    Aimed specifically at the novice outdoor adventurer, this comprehensive guide explains the essential gear, preparations, precautions, and techniques required for day hiking and short backpacking trips. Through informative, entertaining, and encouraging personal anecdotes, the guide emphasizes the physical, aesthetic, and spiritual benefits of spending... more...