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Travel, Adventure, & Sports from our 2018 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2018 Winter Newsletter.

The White Darkness by David Grann

Killers of the Flower Moon author David Grann’s latest book chronicles the journey of modern polar explorer Henry Worsley, who attempted a solo traverse of Antarctica in 2015. Grann’s account of Worsley’s arduous expedition—and the expeditions of the explorers who came before him—offers chilling insights into the ruthless reality of polar exploration. I was both fascinated by the extreme lengths that people will go to realize their dream and reminded of the remarkable endurance that humans are capable of. - Jade

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ISBN: 9780385544573
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Doubleday - October 30th, 2018

The Bucket List: Wild by Kath Stathers

This is a gorgeous book, perfect for armchair travelers or those wanting to fling themselves into something great and wild. Organized by location, The Bucket List: Wild shares tips and enticing photographs to whet your wanderlust. Stathers includes a huge range of encounters, from observing plant hoppers (insects) in the United States to watching the world’s largest migration in the Serengeti. - Rachel

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The Bucket List: Wild: 1,000 Adventures Big and Small: Animals, Birds, Fish, Nature By Kath Stathers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780789334459
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Universe - October 30th, 2018

Epic Hikes of the World by Lonely Planet

Whether you’re planning a trip or are just on an armchair adventure, this book will keep you dreaming for hours. The description of each hike is accompanied by a stylized map, inspiring photos (as one would expect from Lonely Planet), a short essay on why the hike is amazing or special or tricky or relaxing, and a detailed list that includes the trip distance, suggested supplies, when to go, route planning to get to the location, and a list of three similar trips. - Megan

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ISBN: 9781787014176
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lonely Planet - August 21st, 2018

Basketball: A Love Story by Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew, & Dan Klores

Inspired by the new ESPN series, this oral history of basketball is a terrific book. “What MacMullan and Bartholomew have done here is nothing short of crafting the definitive history of the sport—told through the people who lived it. There has never been a deeper and more star-studded cast of interviewees about basketball, and the authors pull unique insights out of them. A wonderful read.” —Zach Lowe

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ISBN: 9781524761783
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Crown Archetype - September 18th, 2018

To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins

At the age of 30, Jedidiah Jenkins decided to “happen to life” instead of letting life happen to him and embarked on an 18-month bike trip from Oregon to Patagonia. The resulting book is both a delightful adventure and a thoughtfuljourney into his own soul. Travel frees him to make unencumbered relationships with his past, his spirituality, his identity, his family, and his sense of self in ways that leave me feeling alive, inspired, and ready to pack my own bags. - Melinda

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To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret By Jedidiah Jenkins Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524761387
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Convergent Books - October 2nd, 2018

Tigerbelle by Wyomia Tyus

Wyomia Tyus, a record-setting track and field Olympian (1964 and 1968), should be as well-known as Tommie Smith and John Carlos for her political activism or as Wilma Rudolph for her athletic prowess, but we are still challenged with broadening representation beyond iconic representatives. Now is the time to add Tyus to the pantheon of great Black women athletes and citizens, and this is the book, her enjoyable accounting of a remarkable life. - Melinda

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ISBN: 9781617756580
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Edge of Sports - September 4th, 2018

Run for Your Life by Mark Cucuzzella

A fascinating look into the history and medical science behind why and how humans run, and also has exercises and summaries at the end of each chapter that add a practical element to each topic. I’ve been a runner for a few years now, and this is just the book I needed. A new runner might find it a bit overwhelming, but those looking to move to the next level in their running will appreciate the thoroughness and breadth of the book. - Jax

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Run for Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy By Mark Cucuzzella, MD Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101946305
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Knopf - September 18th, 2018

The Pacific Alone by Dave Shively

“I have been waiting thirty years for this book. When I first heard of Ed Gillet’s heroic paddle [from California] to Hawaii, I was thrilled and inspired in my own traveling. But this is much more than a book about a kayak journey. It is that great thing in travel—a brave quest, the solitary traveler turning his back on the cynics, and heading into a turbulent sea in a small boat, and finding landfall. It is a great metaphor for human endeavor. ‘Never before, never since’ indeed. But Ed Gillet is that rare creature—a modest man and also a hero.”—Paul Theroux

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ISBN: 9781493026814
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Falcon Press Publishing - October 1st, 2018

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