Backpacker

  • Filename: backpacker.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2007-09
  • Number of pages: 140
  • Author:
  • Publisher:



Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

One Square Inch of Silence

  • Filename: one-square-inch-of-silence.
  • ISBN: 9781416559825
  • Release Date: 2009-03-31
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Gordon Hempton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



In the visionary tradition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, One Square Inch of Silence alerts us to beauty that we take for granted and sounds an urgent environmental alarm. Natural silence is our nation’s fastest-disappearing resource, warns Emmy-winning acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton, who has made it his mission to record and preserve it in all its variety—before these soul-soothing terrestrial soundscapes vanish completely in the ever-rising din of man-made noise. Recalling the great works on nature written by John Muir, John McPhee, and Peter Matthiessen, this beautifully written narrative, co-authored with John Grossmann, is also a quintessentially American story—a road trip across the continent from west to east in a 1964 VW bus. But no one has crossed America like this. Armed with his recording equipment and a decibel-measuring sound-level meter, Hempton bends an inquisitive and loving ear to the varied natural voices of the American landscape—bugling elk, trilling thrushes, and drumming, endangered prairie chickens. He is an equally patient and perceptive listener when talking with people he meets on his journey about the importance of quiet in their lives. By the time he reaches his destination, Washington, D.C., where he meets with federal officials to press his case for natural silence preservation, Hempton has produced a historic and unforgettable sonic record of America. With the incisiveness of Jack Kerouac’s observations on the road and the stirring wisdom of Robert Pirsig repairing an aging vehicle and his life, One Square Inch of Silence provides a moving call to action. More than simply a book, it is an actual place, too, located in one of America’s last naturally quiet places, in Olympic National Park in Washington State.

Wild

  • Filename: wild.
  • ISBN: 1782397507
  • Release Date: 2015-09-03
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Cheryl Strayed
  • Publisher:



The Water and the Wild

  • Filename: the-water-and-the-wild.
  • ISBN: 9781452130569
  • Release Date: 2015-04-14
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: K.E. Ormsbee
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books



A green apple tree grows in the heart of Thirsby Square, and tangled up in its magical roots is the story of Lottie Fiske. For as long as Lottie can remember, the only people who seem to care about her are her best friend, Eliot, and the mysterious letter writer who sends her birthday gifts. But now strange things are happening on the island Lottie calls home, and Eliot's getting sicker, with a disease the doctors have given up trying to cure. Lottie is helpless, useless, powerless—until a door opens in the apple tree. Follow Lottie down through the roots to another world in pursuit of the impossible: a cure for the incurable, a use for the useless, and protection against the pain of loss.

The Polar Express

  • Filename: the-polar-express.
  • ISBN: 9780547771281
  • Release Date: 2015-09-15
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Chris Van Allsburg
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.

National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Trees of North America

  • Filename: national-wildlife-federation-field-guide-to-trees-of-north-america.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105124198420
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated



Presents a reference guide to over seven hundred species of trees, providing introductory essays along with individual entries on habitat, range, and descriptions of leaves, fruits, and flowers.

Goodbye Columbus

  • Filename: goodbye-columbus.
  • ISBN: 9780547345765
  • Release Date: 1989-10-18
  • Number of pages: 315
  • Author: Philip Roth
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



National Book Award Winner Philip Roth's brilliant career was launched when the unknown twenty-five-year-old writer won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship for a collection that was to be called Goodbye, Columbus, and which, in turn, captured the 1960 National Book Award. In the famous title story, perhaps the best college love story ever written, Radcliffe-bound Brenda Patimkin initiates Neil Klugman of Newark into a new and unsettling society of sex, leisure, and loss. Over the years, most of the other stories have become classics as well.

Underwater Dogs Kids Edition

  • Filename: underwater-dogs-kids-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781472212535
  • Release Date: 2013-09-24
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Seth Casteel
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Dive right into this kids edition of Seth Casteel's amazing Underwater Dogs. With colorful photographs of the cutest canines chasing after their favourite toys and hilarious, joyful rhymes, this is a special treat for kids and adults alike.

Mayakovsky s Revolver Poems

  • Filename: mayakovsky-s-revolver-poems.
  • ISBN: 9780393089523
  • Release Date: 2012-10-01
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Matthew Dickman
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company



From a dazzling, award-winning young poet, a collection that paints life as a celebration in the dark. At the center of Mayakovsky’s Revolver is the suicide of Matthew Dickman’s older brother. “Known for poems of universality of feeling, expressive lyricism of reflection, and heartrending allure” (Major Jackson), Dickman is a powerful poet whose new collection explores how to persevere in the wake of grief. from “Mayakovsky’s Revolver” I keep thinking about the way blackberries will make the mouth of an eight year old look like he’s a ghost that’s been shot in the face. In the dark I can see my older brother walking through the tall brush of his brain. I can see him standing in the lobby of the hotel, alone, crying along with the ice machine.

The Forest Unseen

  • Filename: the-forest-unseen.
  • ISBN: 9781101561065
  • Release Date: 2012-03-15
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: David George Haskell
  • Publisher: Penguin



A biologist reveals the secret world hidden in a single square meter of old-growth forest--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Look out for David Haskell's new book, The Songs of Tree: Stories From Nature's Great Connectors, coming in April of 2017 In this wholly original book, biologist David Haskell uses a one- square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world. Visiting it almost daily for one year to trace nature's path through the seasons, he brings the forest and its inhabitants to vivid life. Each of this book's short chapters begins with a simple observation: a salamander scuttling across the leaf litter; the first blossom of spring wildflowers. From these, Haskell spins a brilliant web of biology and ecology, explaining the science that binds together the tiniest microbes and the largest mammals and describing the ecosystems that have cycled for thousands- sometimes millions-of years. Each visit to the forest presents a nature story in miniature as Haskell elegantly teases out the intricate relationships that order the creatures and plants that call it home. Written with remarkable grace and empathy, The Forest Unseen is a grand tour of nature in all its profundity. Haskell is a perfect guide into the world that exists beneath our feet and beyond our backyards. From the Hardcover edition.

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