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  • Not A Games Personby Julie Myerson

    Random House 2012; US$ 8.45

    P.E. You either loved it or hated it, looked forward to it or dreaded it, but we've all been forced to do it. Sometimes a note could get you out of it, but the following week there you'd be again, writhing on a cold and dusty gym floor in your underwear. Skinny, timid, knock-kneed Julie Myerson was 'not a games person', according to her teachers.... more...

  • The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guideby Andrew Skurka

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 19.95

    Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka shares his hard-earned knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Described by  National Geographic  as ?one of the best traveled and fastest hikers on the planet,? and named ?Adventurer of the Year? by  Outside  and ?Person of the Year? by  Backpacker , Skurka recounts what he?s learned... more...

  • Tag, Toss & Runby Victoria Rowell; Paul Tukey

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 14.95

    Get the whole gang outside and enjoy hours of family fun! Discover the pleasures of lawn games with this guide to 40 time-tested favorites ? from classics like capture the flag, croquet, badminton, and bocce to the lesser-known Cherokee marbles and kubb. Authors Paul Tukey and Victoria Rowell provide a quick overview of the basic structure of each... more...

  • Where the Trout Are All as Long as Your Legby John Gierach

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 12.00

    Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Fly-fishing?s finest scribe, John Gierach, takes us from a nameless stream on a nameless ranch in Montana to a secret pool off a secret creek where he caught a catfish as a five-year-old, to a brook full of rattlesnakes... more...

  • Risk Management in the Outdoorsby Tracey J. Dickson; Tonia L. Gray

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 72.00 US$ 59.04

    Risk Management in the Outdoors is essential reading for students and practitioners involved in outdoor education, sport, recreation and tourism. more...

  • Living Wildby Bear Grylls

    Transworld 2012; US$ 23.96

    The complete guide to living in the wild from the ultimate survival expert In this essential guide to living wild, Bear Grylls reveals the secrets of his years of fieldcraft experience. This is the information you really need to know about living in the field from the man who has passed 21 SAS selection, climbed Everest and survived in some... more...

  • The Craft of the Knotby Peter Randall

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 15.95 US$ 13.08

    A treasure trove of knot instruction and lore! The Craft of the Knot introduces you to the skill and beauty of knot tying. Filled with detailed instructions, history, and lore, you'll discover a wide range of uses for ordinary rope. From camping and climbing to crafts and sailing, this charming guide also includes knot illustrations for every... more...

  • Fall of the Phantom Lordby Andrew Todhunter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    In 1989, while attempting a new route on a difficult overhanging rock face, climber Dan Osman fell. Again and again, protected by the rope, he fell. He decided then that it would not be in climbing but in falling that he would embrace his fear--bathe in it, as he says, and move beyond it. A captivating exploration of the daredevil world of rock climbing,... more...

  • View From Rat Lakeby John Gierach

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 14.99

    Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. ?In the world of fishing there are magic phrases that are guaranteed to summon the demon. Among them are: ?remote trout lake,? ?fish up to 13 pounds,? ?the place the guides fish on their days off,?? writes John... more...

  • Been There, Done Thatby David Bristow

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2013; US$ 21.00

    This book is the accumulated knowledge of years of exploration, showcasing the very best (and sometimes the worst) of everything this country has to offer: wildlife, history, geography, art and culture, things to do, places to stay and routes and trails to be discovered by car, bike and on foot ? more...