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Outdoor Skills & Survival

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Survivor Manualby Mark Burnett

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    The Survivor Manual is the real deal--based on techniques taught to the U.S. Armed Forces and tested in actual survival situations over decades, the information in this book could help you beat any weather condition, any circumstance, any odds. This fully illustrated guide will show you how to: --find direction and orienteer --perform first aid... more...

  • Walks in the South Downs National Parkby Kev Reynolds

    Cicerone Press 2011; US$ 18.89

    Walks in the South Downs National Park describes 40 circular walking routes for all abilities, from Winchester to Eastbourne. Casual strolls and long-distance walks, in England's newest national park, visiting the iconic Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, Ditchling Beacon and Cissbury Ring. more...

  • The UK Trailwalker's Handbookby The Long Distance Walkers Association

    Cicerone Press 2011; US$ 27.64

    The UK Trailwalker's Handbook is a directory of long-distance paths (LDPs) in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland compiled by the Long Distance Walkers' Association (LDWA), covering 730 national trails, long-distance paths and anytime challenges, with regional overview maps and an index of walking guide publishers and support companies. more...

  • The Everything Knots Bookby Randy Penn

    F+W Media 2004; US$ 14.95

    Simple instructions on how to tie over 100 useful and decorative knots A well-tied knot is at once a practical tool and a work of art. With names like "hangman's noose" and "wagoneer's hitch," knots have a rich history of usefulness and an aesthetic appeal all their own. From the boat to the backyard, The Everything Knots Book provides simple... more...