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Dances With Trout

John Gierach - 1995
    In this new collection of essays on fishing —and hunting—Gierach discusses fishing for trout in Alaska, for salmon in Scotland and for almost anything in Texas. He offers his perceptive observations on the subject of ice-fishing, getting lost, fishing at night, tournaments and the fine art of tying flies. Gierach also shares his hunting technique, which involves reading a good book and looking up occasionally to see if any deer have wandered by. Always entertaining, often irreverent and illuminating, Gierach invites readers into his enviable way of life, and effortlessly sweeps them along. As he writes in Dances with Trout, “Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It’s not even clear if catching fish is actually the point.”

The Boardman Tasker Omnibus

Joe Tasker - 1995
    Their four books of lightweight Himalayan expeditioning are here published in one volume for the first time.

The Complete Sailor: Learning the Art of Sailing

David Seidman - 1995
    This work conveys the magic as well as the techniques of sailing. Among other topics covered are: anchoring, rope work, rigging, weather, rules of the road, trailering, and working the winds.

I Fish; Therefore, I Am: And Other Observations; Three Bestselling Works Complete in One Volume; A Fine and Pleasant Misery, Never Sniff a Gift Fish, They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?

Patrick F. McManus - 1995
    Containing over 80 slice-of-life stories by a bestselling outdoor humorist, this collection brings together for the first time three works by McManus: A Fine and Pleasant Misery, Never Sniff a Gift Fish, and They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?.

In the Loyal Mountains

Rick Bass - 1995
    To quote the Los Angeles Times: "Impelled by a profound love of the land, the ten stories in In the Loyal Mountains are a reminder that American literature draws its unique strength from a powerful sense of place." In this luminous collection, Rick Bass firmly establishes himself as a master of the short story, with tales that embrace vibrant images of ordinary human life and exuberant descriptions of the natural world.

100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range

William L. Sullivan - 1995
    This edition has been replaced by an updated, expanded third edition.

Ethiopia: The Bradt Travel Guide

Philip Briggs - 1995
    For first-time visitors, Philip Briggs supplies plenty of practical advice on how to bridge the cultural gap and plan a trouble-free trip. Heritage hotspots in a land thought to be the cradle of civilization and resting place of the Ark of the Covenant include the architecturally fascinating rock-hewn church of Lalibela, the unofficial eighth wonder of the world, and ancient palaces and staelae at Axum. Ethiopia boasts nine national parks and several wildlife sanctuaries, all of which are detailed in Philip Briggs's comprehensive text.This guide features:>Where to find some of East Africa's rarest wildlife, including the Simien wolf, walia ibex, and gelada baboon>Ethiopia's national parks and wildlife sanctuaries>Traveling the Northern Historic Circuit>Addis Ababa in detail: where to stay, eat, and drink, plus nearby sightseeing

Ghost Grizzles: Does the Great Bear Still Haunt Colorado?

David Petersen - 1995
    That is, until one September evening in 1979 when a hunting outfitter named Ed Wiseman was attacked by a four-hundred-pound golden-haired sow. The mauled but alive man (and the dead bear) confirmed what knowledgeable San Juan residents already knew: the Colorado grizzly was no ghost.What has happened since that encounter almost twenty years ago is the subject of this story about the bear and our own species in the wild -- and what the future may hold for both.

Overstory: Zero : Real Life in Timber Country

Robert Leo Heilman - 1995
    In honest, gritty prose, Heilman writes about the complex relationships between work, nature, family and community at a time when community itself is as endangered as any job or tree.

Trees in Canada

John Laird Farrar - 1995
     A new easy tree-identification method in which trees are organized into 12 groups based on leaf shape and arrangement along the twig. Keys for both summer and winter identification. 580 colour photographs and 1600 drawings of special features useful for identification. Trees In Canada builds on the popular Native Trees of Canada (out of print), which, for 8 editions and over 75 years, guided amateur naturalists and forest science professionals in tree identification.Trees In Canada is an essential tool for the amateur naturalist and forest science professional, landscape architect, student, or teacher, and a collectible for all those fascinated by trees and forests.See what the Tree Canada Foundation has to say about the book at The Tree Canada Foundation is a charitable organization which partners with local volunteers to improve our quality of life by planting and caring for trees. In your neighbourhoods, schoolyards, parks and in the countryside, Tree Canada leaves a living, breathing legacy for generations to come.

McManus Treasuries, 4 Vol. (Boxed)

Patrick F. McManus - 1995
    McManus's zany books on outdoor life are available in an attractively boxed set. Contains The Grasshopper Trap, A Fine and Pleasant Misery, Never Sniff a Gift Fish, and They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?

Wainwright: The Biography

Hunter Davies - 1995
    Yet despite many bestselling books and three television series, Wainwright remained an intensely private person. With full access to Alfred Wainwright's private letters and unpublished material, Hunter Davies reveals a man more passionate, witty and generous than readers of his guides have come to expect. His biography throws a new and surprising light on a man who has been an enigmatic and misunderstood person. 'Hunter Davies tells this absorbing tale with the self-effacing manner it needs. To Wainwright's many fans, it is pure nectar' - Paul Johnson, Sunday Telegraph

Never Turn Back: The Life of Whitewater Pioneer Walt Blackadar

Ron Watters - 1995
    Walt Blackadar, a physician from a small town in Idaho. At the age of 49, he shocked the outdoor world when he made a solo kayak journey down the treacherous rapids of Turnback Canyon on the remote and wild Alsek River in Canada and Alaska. Blackadar's accomplishment on Turnback Canyon was the river equivalent of the first ascent of Everest, and when excerpts from his Alsek journal were published in Sports Illustrated, he became an instant sensation. He was at the top of his sport at an age when most athletes are long retired. Then suddenly, his spectacular rise veered wildly off course when a young woman tragically died on one of his kayaking expeditions. Heartbroken over her death and plagued with mounting physical problems, his kayaking technique began to deteriorate. Yet he had a spirit that was irrepressible, and pitting himself in a race against his body's clock, he sought out and faced off against the world's most formidable whitewater.

Rick Steves' Spanish Phrase Book and Dictionary

Rick Steves - 1995
    Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances, complete with phonetic spelling; an English-Spanish and Spanish-English dictionary; the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice as you wait in line at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Informative, concise, and practical, Rick Steves' Spanish Phrase Book and Dictionary is an essential item for any traveler's mochila.

The Trouble with Wilderness

William Cronon - 1995
    This version comes from the New York Times (1995); another version appears as the introduction to a book Cronon edited, "Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature" (1995), a collection of essays on the environment. Cronon, Wiliam. "The Trouble with Wilderness." 1995. The Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction. Ed. Melissa A. Goldthwaite et al. 14th ed. New York: Norton, 2016. 550-53. Print.

Tracks, Scats & Signs

Leslie A. Dendy - 1995
    Children learn to identify a variety of different plant, animal and insect species.-- Helps children identify different species.-- Includes scrapbook pages, for notes or drawings.-- Features detailed true-to-life illustrations.