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Travel, Adventure, & Sports from the 2014 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2014 Winter Newsletter.

Salt, Sweat, Tears by Adam Rackley

With no prior rowing experience, Adam Rackley decided to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a 7-meter-long wooden boat with one other person. It took them 76 days. If that’s not enough to make you want to read their story, this book combines Rackley’s first-person narrative with the intense history of trans-Atlantic rowers, beginning with two Norwegian fisherman in 1896—and many more, some of whom didn’t make it. Adventure, obsession, and survival at its best.
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A History of the World in 12 Maps by Jerry Brotton

I’ve always loved maps, but previously knew very little about the history of cartography, so I found this fascinating. While clearly delineating the technical advances of the great cartographers (Ptolemy, Mercator, Cassini, Google Earth, and others) Brotton discusses the political, economic, and/or religious objectives that, to greater or lesser degrees, distort all maps. This is a perfect book for map lovers, history buffs and fans of well-researched general nonfiction.
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A History of the World in 12 Maps By Jerry Brotton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143126027
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Penguin Books - October 28th, 2014

America’s Great Hiking Trails by Karen Berger

This lushly illustrated coffee-table book celebrates the best and most iconic trails in the United States, from the famous (the Pacific Crest and the Appalachian) to the lesser known (the Potomac Heritage and Natchez Trace). The author, who has herself logged more than 17,000 trail miles (!), covers hikes in 49 states and eight national parks, providing maps and descriptions for each. The photographs are awesome, underscoring the raw beauty and ecological diversity of North America.
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America's Great Hiking Trails: Appalachian, Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, North Country, Ice Age, Potomac Heritage, Florida, Natchez Trace, Arizona, Pacific Northwest, New England By Karen Berger, Bart Smith (Photographs by), Bill McKibben (Foreword by), Partnership Nat'l Trail System (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Karen Berger, Bart Smith (Photographs by), Bill McKibben (Foreword by), Partnership Nat'l Trail System (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780789327413
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Rizzoli - September 23rd, 2014

Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky

Ever dream of getting out of town? Island in the middle of nowhere out of town? If so, you need this book. The new pocket edition of the Atlas of Remote Islands charts remote islands that have captured atlas-loving Schalansky’s heart. Though she’s never been to any of them, her essays on each island paint a vivid, soulful image of what are otherwise isolated dots on a map, making this a lovely little book.
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Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will By Judith Schalansky, Christine Lo (Translated by) Cover Image
By Judith Schalansky, Christine Lo (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780143126676
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - November 12th, 2014

The Art of Adventure by Ian Shive

Outdoor adventure sports are big these days, and while I’m mostly an armchair adventurer, I love books about them. This book, filled with more than 250 color and black-and-white photographs, covers sports from rock climbing to deep-sea diving and everything in between, photographed in all manner of stunning locales. Paired with commentary from legends in their respective sports, these incredible photographs make this perfect for any adventurer, even the armchair kind.
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The Art of Adventure: Outdoor Sports from Sea to Summit By Ian Shive Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608874040
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Insight Editions - November 4th, 2014

Cool Gray City of Love by Gary Kamiya

San Francisco is my favorite city in the world, and this book gives so many reasons to fall in love all over again—and is also an intriguing and lovely introduction for any stranger to the foggy shore. Starting from a physical exploration, Gary Kamiya takes you on a temporal, environmental, and ideological tour of this small, wonderful place. As individual pieces or as a complex mosaic, no regrets for any time spent within these pages.
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Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco By Gary Kamiya Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620401262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 14th, 2014

Seeing Fatima’s Eyes by Thomas Campbell

The second installment in Thomas Campbell’s Slide series captures surf and life in Morocco, where the Bonny Doon–based filmmaker and artist would retreat to paint and surf. Retaining the DIY aesthetic for which he is known, Campbell shoots surf spots off the beaten path and surfers doing creative things outside the mainstream. Sometimes lo-fi, often sublime, and full of emotion, Campbell captures surfers doing what they love to do, and it is intoxicating and inspiring.
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The Handmade Skateboard by Matt Berger

“Like a canoe-building manual for dry land, Matt Berger’s elucidating treatise will elevate your skateboard shop skills from ‘ollie’ to ‘goofy-foot kick-flip’, with panache. Build yourself a stylish vehicle that requires no fuel beyond bacon, vanquishing the traffic and the claustrophobia of conventional conveyance.” —Nick Offerman, actor, comedian, woodworker, and author of Paddle Your Own Canoe

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The Handmade Skateboard: Design & Build a Custom Longboard, Cruiser, or Street Deck from Scratch By Matt Berger Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781940611068
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Spring House Press - September 15th, 2014

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