2013 National Outdoor Book Award Winners

Some of the best books in decades.

Congratulations to the authors, photographers, editors and publishers of this years winners. To see the winners and read more about them go to:2013 National Outdoor Book Award Winners.

Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border WallEverest: The West Ridge

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden:  How to Attract Bees, Butterflies, Birds and Other Animals

Telling Our Way to the Sea:  A Voyage of Discovery in the Sea of Cortez

The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science

Wolves in the Land of Salmon

I Promise Not to Suffer:  A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods and at the Table

Everest: The West Ridge.

The Emerald Mile:  The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand CanyonEmerald Mile

The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America’s Hiking Trail

A World in One Cubic Foot: Portraits of Biodiversity

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana

The Kid’s Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things to Do in Nature Before You Grow Up

Your Guide to the National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 58 National Parks

Snow Travel: Skills for Climbing, Hiking, and Moving Across Snow

Butterflies of Indiana:  A Field Guide

The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors

The Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

A great year of books!

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Keen Communitcations (aka Wilderness Press) is workign to get people outdoors with several new books.

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New books from Wilderness Press, Menasha Ridge Press, and Clerisy PressTo order books or for more information about any of our titles, please contact your PGW Representative, Mike Jones (mike or (503) 344-4683), or Kara Pelicano (kara or (859) 815-7205).***A complete PDF of our 2013 catalog can be viewed HERE***

February 2013 releases

Walking Baltimore

Walking Baltimore: An Insider’s Guide to 33 Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, and Hidden Treasures in Charm City

by Evan Balkan

ISBN: 978-0899977010

Retail: $18.95

Longtime resident Evan Balkan leads you on 33 self-guided tours from Fells Point to the Inner Harbor, Mount Vernon to Mount Washington, and all the diverse neighborhoods in between. This book will show locals and visitors alike how and why Baltimore was an essential player in the country’s early history and continues to be influential today. With history, culture, architectural trivia, and tips on where to dine and shop, readers will soak up all Charm City has to offer.

January 2013 releases

Five-Star Trails Louisville & Southern Indiana: Your Guide to the Area’s Most Beautiful 5-Star LouisvilleHikes

by Valerie Askren

ISBN: 978-0897326254

Retail: $15.95

This detailed guide covers 37 of the region’s best trails, from easy strolls along Louisville’s many paved trails to treks through serene woods and longer hikes traversing densely wooded hills, all providing a broad spectrum of the varied landscape of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Included are GPS-based trail maps and elevation profiles, detailed directions to trailheads, and ratings for scenery, difficulty, trail condition, solitude, and accessibility for children.

5-Star Raleigh

Five-Star Trails Raleigh & Durham: Your Guide to the Area’s Most Beautiful Hikes

by Joshua Kinser

ISBN: 978-0897329538

Retail: $15.95

This detailed guide covers 31 of the region’s best trails, from urban strolls to educational forest treks to longer adventures near lakes, creeks, and mountains, providing a broad spectrum of the varied landscape of central North Carolina and its plentiful wildlife. Included are GPS-based trail maps and elevation profiles, detailed directions to trailheads, and ratings for scenery, difficulty, trail condition, solitude, and accessibility for children.

November 2012 releases

Best Tent Camping: Colorado, 5th Edition

BTC: CO 5E

by Kim Lipker and Johnny Molloy

ISBN: 978-0897329903

Retail: $15.95

In this new 5th edition, Lipker and Molloy have updated 50 campgrounds in five distinct Colorado regions. Included are detailed maps, driving directions and GPS coordinates, ratings for beauty, privacy, spaciousness, quiet, safety and security, and cleanliness, and key information such as fees, restrictions, dates of operation, and facilities. This guidebook is handy even after readers arrive at your perfect campsite.

Hiking the Gorge

Hiking Kentucky’s Red River Gorge: Your Definitive Guide to the Jewel of the Southeast

by Sean Patrick Hill

ISBN: 978-0897329613

Retail: $15.95

This is the only definitive guide to trails in one of the Southeast’s most famous regions. Including the Red River Gorge Geological Area, Natural Bridge State Resort Park, and Clifty Wilderness, this book showcases 25 of the best hikes in the area. Without this book, readers might miss the hidden hiking treasures offered in the Gorge. This guide includes GPS-based trail maps and elevation profiles, detailed directions to trailheads, and ratings for scenery, difficulty, trail condition, solitude, and accessibility for children.

Wild Cincinnati: Animals, reptiles, insects, and plants to watch out for at home, at the Wild Cincypark,

and in the woods

by F. Lynne Bachleda

ISBN: 978-1578605170

Retail: $15.95

This definitive reference book will help keep readers and their families safe from the creatures that bite, sting, attack, or just plain irritate, in and around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. It will also help readers identify the local flora and fauna and help them understand how these potentially dangerous critters breed, where they live, and how they defend themselves. With a blend of humor and serious advice, author Bachleda dispels fears of these critters and plants. Knowledge, not fear, is the best line of defense. Armed with this guide, readers will feel confident and safe, whether they’re camping, visiting a local park, or enjoying time together at home.

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New American Alpine Club Library Book Club starting in Vermont

Our focus is to discuss mountaineering literature, new and old, covering the world’s mountains.

Before our first meeting! – Please email me a list of three books you’d like to suggest we read. I’ll collate these suggestions and bring them to the meeting.

First meeting – Wednesday, February 22nd, 7pm, at the Carpenter Carse Library, 69 Ballards Corner, Hinesburg, VT 05461

(Some folks have indicated they may not be able to make this meeting but are still interested in future meetings.)

Agenda/Goals (this first meeting will be organizational in nature, all you need to read is this email!)

Introductions

Who we are

How we became interested in mountain books

What we’ve enjoyed reading

Where we find our books

Do you consider yourself a collector or casual reader?

Etc.

Decide on what to read, perhaps select first three titles

Decide on frequency of meetings (monthly?)

Select next date options (will need to confirm with Library)

(Please send me other thoughts you may have for our agenda. Thanks!)

Library rules – Non-alcoholic drinks are okay.

We should remove our own trash. (Leave no trace!)

The library has just installed a new carpet so they’d like to keep it as clean as possible.

I plan to arrive about 6:45pm to set up tables and chairs.

Feel free to forward this announcement to anyone you think may be interested. I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible!

Cheers, Greg

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