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Outdoor Skills & Survival

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  • The Daring Book for Girlsby Andrea J. Buchanan; Miriam Peskowitz

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.59

    The Daring Book for Girls is the manual for everything that girls need to know—and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking, this book has it all.... more...

  • Still Life with Brook Troutby John Gierach

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 9.99

    Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. In Still Life with Brook Trout, John Gierach demonstrates once again that fishing, when done right, is as much a philosophical pursuit as a sport. Gierach travels to Wyoming and Maine and points in between,... more...

  • Fool's Paradiseby John Gierach; Glen Wolff

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 10.99

    Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. If John Gierach is living in a fool’s paradise, then it’s a paradise that his regular readers will recognize and new fans will delight in discovering. Laced with the inimitable blend of wit and wisdom that have... more...

  • How to Catch a Pigby Denis Boyles

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.39

    Way back before man abandoned the woods for the cities—and traded his hunting rifle for a BlackBerry—he had to know how to do certain things to survive. He had to trap and build and grow things, using his calloused hands and valuable knowledge passed down through the generations. For most men today, these once-cherished skills are as dead as the dodo.... more...

  • Dances With Troutby John Gierach

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 9.99

    Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. With the wry humor and wit that have become his trademark, John Gierach writes about his travels in search of good fishing and even better fish stories. In this new collection of essays on fishing —and hunting—Gierach... more...

  • Even Brook Trout Get The Bluesby John Gierach

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 11.99

    Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. “Once an angler has become serious about the sport (and ‘serious’ is the word that’s used), he’ll never again have enough tackle or enough time to use it. And his nonangling friends and family may never again... more...

  • At the Grave of the Unknown Fishermanby John Gierach

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 10.99

    Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Proving that fishing is not just a part-time pursuit, At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman takes us through a year with America’s favorite fishing scribe, John Gierach, who dedicates himself to his passion... more...

  • Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Livingby John McPherson; Geri McPherson

    Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT SURVIVING IN THE WILD During my first years of learning survival I took a course in survival and primitive earth skills taught by John and Geri McPherson. I was excited by their unbelievable passion and their intrinsic understanding of survival. Their teachings took me from understanding basic skills to a full-blown... more...

  • On Golfby Timothy O'Grady

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • Against The Wallby Simon Yates

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    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...