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Travel, Adventure, & Sports from our 2019 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2019 Winter Newsletter.

 

Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, & Ella Morton

I kind of freak out every time I look through Atlas Obscura, a travel guide, atlas, and chronicle of the fascinatingly beautiful and ridiculously odd wonders of our world. In this revised and updated edition you will find city guides, gorgeously shot photos, and a pull-out world map with a dream itinerary. A perfect gift for the curious and the travel-minded. I hope to see you somewhere between the synchronized fireflies and the Sourdough Saloon. - Jax

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Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781523506484
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019

The Nature of Yosemite by Robb Hirsch

A visual feast, Robb Hirsch’s photography explores every facet of Yosemite, from the intimate to the epic, in every mood and season. Hirsch, a scientist as well as a photographer, is an apt tour guide through one of our state’s greatest treasures, and his beautiful images are accompanied by essays on rivers, geology, bird diversity, wildflowers, and more. - Katherine

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By Robb Hirsch (Photographer), John Muir Laws (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781930238916
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Published: Yosemite Conservancy - September 10th, 2019

On the Plain of Snakes by Paul Theroux

The highly acclaimed novelist and master of travel writing Paul Theroux goes south in his latest chronicle to observe the rippling tensions around the U.S.–Mexico border. Beginning in the town of Nogales—separated by a 40-foot steel fence—and traveling further into Mexico, Theroux explores the people and culture and the atrocities that occur on both sides of the border. On the Plain of Snakes is a testament to Theroux’s skill as a travel writer. - Aric

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On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544866478
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 8th, 2019

Dark Skies by Valerie Stimac

Lonely Planet’s Dark Skies, the first world’s guide to astrotourism, features 35 of the best places around the globe for stargazing and experiencing the night sky. As our planet’s population booms and cities expand, travelers are seeking out the last remaining dark skies to get away from light pollution and see the stars, planets, and other astronomical sights. Each chapter in this book, from Meteor Showers to Eclipses, Auroras to Astronomy in Action, will help trekkers plan their dark-sky tour. A great gift for stargazers and travelers looking for new adventures.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781788686198
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Published: Lonely Planet - September 17th, 2019

Alta California by Nick Neely

In 1769, Gaspar de Portolá led a band of 64 Spanish explorers overland from San Diego north to what we now call the San Francisco Bay. Two hundred and fifty years later, Neely—who grew up in Portola (without the accent) Valley—set out to retrace the route, also on foot, in search of a deeper understanding of the Golden State’s history. Using passages from diaries kept during the original journey for comparison and contrast, he explores the biggest issues facing California today—water, agriculture, oil, gas, immigration, and development—while walking through a panorama that’s both beautiful and conflicted. - Rico

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Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, a Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640091658
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 5th, 2019

Running with Sherman by Christopher McDougall

I am obsessed with Sherman the donkey and his crazy story of becoming a marathoner with his human, the great runner and writer Christopher McDougall. After he is rescued from an abusive owner, Sherman’s new family and the larger rural community surrounding his new home come together to save his life and introduce him to the joys of life, friends, and running. If you’re looking for a feel-good book this holiday season, this is one you’ll want to check out. - Jax

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781524732363
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Published: Knopf - October 15th, 2019

Beautiful on the Outside by Adam Rippon

Adam Rippon became a household name (and self-professed America’s sweetheart) when he became the first openly gay U.S. athlete to win a Winter Olympics medal and at the same time made headlines for calling out Mike Pence for his failure to support the LGBTQ community. Rippon shares his underdog journey from beautiful mess to outrageous success in his hilarious, big-hearted memoir. “Fun and inspirational. The tone is breezy and cheeky, but Rippon is clear that becoming an Olympian takes serious work and focus.” —Publishers Weekly

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781538732403
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 15th, 2019

America's Game: The NFL at 100 by Jerry Rice & Randy O. Williams

The greatest wide receiver of all time has teamed up to produce a treat for gridiron fans: A celebration of the first 100 years of the NFL. “Going back to our days together, Jerry Rice’s dedication to excellence has always been a trademark of his, and now it shines again with this highly entertaining book celebrating 100 years of the National Football League.” —Steve Young

Don't miss our ticketed book signing with Jerry Rice on November 7th for America's Game!

America's Game: The NFL at 100 Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062692900
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 29th, 2019

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