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Outdoor Skills & Survival

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  • Against The Wallby Simon Yates

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.76

    Simon Yates is 'the one who cut the rope' in Joe Simpson's award-winning account of their epic struggle for survival in Touching the Void . Afterwards, Yates continued mountaineering on the hardest routes. Perhaps the most testing of all was one of the world's largest vertical rockfaces, the 4, 000-ft East Face of the Central Tower of Paine in Chile.... more...

  • On Golfby Timothy O'Grady

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.76

    Weather, hazards, poor coordination, erratic biorhythms, hangovers, an unruly mind and statistical improbability - these are just a few of the obstacles to hitting a pure golf shot. Che Guevara, Alice Cooper, Dennis Hopper, and Tiger Woods have all struggled with the above to a greater or lesser degree. And, since being initiated as a child into the... more...

  • Extreme Landscapes of Leisureby Patrick Laviolette

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    An investigation into the increasingly popularity of adventure sports like bungy jumping, surfing and parkour. Taking an ethnographic approach, the book examines what attracts humans to interact with extreme landscapes and the impact such interactions have on society as a whole, the individuals involved and the landscapes themselves. The book also... more...

  • Will to Liveby Les Stroud

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    In a survival situation, a wrong decision could spell the difference between life and death. No one knows this better than Les Stroud, who has survived everywhere from the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon. In Will to Live , Les examines many incredible true life survival stories?explaining what happened... more...

  • Along the Trail in Algonquin Parkby Ralph Bice

    Dundurn 2001; US$ 9.99

    This book, by the legendary "Mr. Algonquin," has delighted readers across Canada and the U.S. from the time of its first publication. more...

  • Outdoor Navigation with GPSby Stephen W. Hinch

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help them reach their destination and return safely ? but only if they know how to use it! Here is the guide to getting the most out of a GPS receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. It even includes fun solo... more...

  • Getting Out Aliveby Scott B. Williams

    Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, WITHOUT WARNING, DISASTER STRIKES! WOULD YOU SURVIVE? ?Stranded in the wild ?Pinned under a boulder ?Marooned on an island ?Trapped in a burning high rise ?Mauled by a bear ?Snowbound in your car ?Surrounded by a forest fire ?And many more ultimate challenges Every year, ordinary people find themselves in... more...

  • Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomitesby Graham Fletcher; John Smith

    Cicerone Press 2008; US$ 18.89

    Guide to Via Ferrata routes in Italy's Southern Dolomites, in the major mountain ranges of Civetta, Schiara and Pala as well as those to the west in the Brenta. Via ferrata climbing -- using routes with fixed cables -- is a great way for walkers and scramblers to get to places usually reserved for expert rock climbers. more...

  • Walking in Croatiaby Rudolf Abraham

    Cicerone Press 2010; US$ 20.42

    Mountain walking and trekking guide to Croatia, Europe with walks in the Dinaric Alps (Gorski Kotar and Velebit), Istria, Slavonia, the islands (Peljeöac, Korcula, Mljet, Hvar, Brac, Loöinj and Cres) and around Zagreb. 26 routes from easy day walks to treks and via ferrata over varied terrain. Includes full background information and hut... more...

  • Trekking in the Alpsby Kev Reynolds

    Cicerone Press 2011; US$ 26.18

    An inspirational walking guide to 20 summer treks in the European Alps in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovenia, by 8 Alpine trekking experts, including the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and lesser-known routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps. Illustrated with clear overview maps and route profiles throughout. more...