100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades

By William L. Sullivan

This vintage consultant to Oregon's leisure heartland (the Bend, Eugene, Mt. Jefferson, and 3 Sisters parts) has been thoroughly up to date. The 3rd version positive aspects sixteen pages of colour pictures, a dozen new hikes, campground & cabin condominium info, a colour wildflower id advisor, and a consultant to scorching springs.

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By William L. Sullivan

This vintage consultant to Oregon's leisure heartland (the Bend, Eugene, Mt. Jefferson, and 3 Sisters parts) has been thoroughly up to date. The 3rd version positive aspects sixteen pages of colour pictures, a dozen new hikes, campground & cabin condominium info, a colour wildflower id advisor, and a consultant to scorching springs.

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The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

By Robert Penn

The tale of the way one guy diminish a unmarried tree to determine what percentage issues can be made of it.

Out of all of the timber on the earth, the ash is so much heavily sure up with who we're: the tree we now have made the best and such a lot assorted use of over the process human heritage. One frigid iciness morning, Robert Penn lovingly chosen an ash tree and lower it down. He desired to see what number attractive, hand-crafted gadgets may be made up of it.

Thus starts off an event of expertise and discovery. Penn visits the malls of modern day woodworkers―whose services has been passed down via generations―and reveals that old woodworking innovations are faraway from lifeless. He introduces artisans who create a wonderful awl deal with, a rugged and real wagon wheel, a dangerous bow and arrow, an Olympic-grade toboggan, and lots of different hand-crafted items utilizing their wisdom of ash’s specific homes. Penn connects our day-by-day lives again to the average woodlands that when ruled our landscapes.

Throughout his travels―from his domestic in Wales, throughout Europe, and America―Penn makes a case for the continuing and higher use of the ash tree as a sustainable source and divulges the various dire threats to our ash timber. The emerald ash borer, a voracious and harmful beetle, has killed hundreds of thousands of ash bushes throughout North the US due to the fact that 2002. until we're ready to behave now and higher worth our timber, Penn argues, the ash tree and its many tremendous contributions to mankind turns into something of the earlier. This exuberant story of nature, human ingenuity, and the excitement of creating issues through hand chronicles how the urge to appreciate and take pleasure in bushes nonetheless runs via us all like grain via wood.

eight pages of illustrations

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By Robert Penn

The tale of the way one guy diminish a unmarried tree to determine what percentage issues can be made of it.

Out of all of the timber on the earth, the ash is so much heavily sure up with who we're: the tree we now have made the best and such a lot assorted use of over the process human heritage. One frigid iciness morning, Robert Penn lovingly chosen an ash tree and lower it down. He desired to see what number attractive, hand-crafted gadgets may be made up of it.

Thus starts off an event of expertise and discovery. Penn visits the malls of modern day woodworkers―whose services has been passed down via generations―and reveals that old woodworking innovations are faraway from lifeless. He introduces artisans who create a wonderful awl deal with, a rugged and real wagon wheel, a dangerous bow and arrow, an Olympic-grade toboggan, and lots of different hand-crafted items utilizing their wisdom of ash’s specific homes. Penn connects our day-by-day lives again to the average woodlands that when ruled our landscapes.

Throughout his travels―from his domestic in Wales, throughout Europe, and America―Penn makes a case for the continuing and higher use of the ash tree as a sustainable source and divulges the various dire threats to our ash timber. The emerald ash borer, a voracious and harmful beetle, has killed hundreds of thousands of ash bushes throughout North the US due to the fact that 2002. until we're ready to behave now and higher worth our timber, Penn argues, the ash tree and its many tremendous contributions to mankind turns into something of the earlier. This exuberant story of nature, human ingenuity, and the excitement of creating issues through hand chronicles how the urge to appreciate and take pleasure in bushes nonetheless runs via us all like grain via wood.

eight pages of illustrations

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Raising Chickens: From Building Coops to Collecting Eggs and More (Backyard Farming)

By Kim Pezza

Your yard Farming event starts Here!

Whether for eggs, meat, enjoyable, or revenue, chickens are the appropriate addition to any new yard grower's farm.

Backyard Farming: elevating Chickens is your consultant to effectively taking good care of your flock. As a finished primer for first-time fowl farmers, elevating Chickens comprises specific illustrations and informative photos that support to ease new homesteaders into the realm of yard poultry farming.

Raising Chickens takes you from begin to end: from making plans out your chickens' area, to hatching and elevating new chicks, to holding your birds satisfied, fit, and well-fed, to having fun with your own farm-fresh eggs and more.

With elevating Chickens, you will:
-- locate the correct breed of chook to your needs
-- build a coop to reduce your workload and maximize your enjoyment
-- assemble eggs for foodstuff, revenue, or to hatch your individual birds so as to add on your flock
-- Use the most up to date eggs attainable in a number of scrumptious recipes
...and many extra information and tips from skilled farmers that will help you steer clear of the commonest mistakes.

Raising Chickens is your first giant step to becoming a member of the growing to be circulation of homemakers and homesteaders trying to make a go back to a more healthy, happier means of life--and it begins correct on your personal backyard.

Backyard Farming is a sequence of easy-to-use courses to assist city, suburban, and rural dwellers flip their houses into homesteads. no matter if making plans to develop foodstuff for the kin or on the market on the neighborhood farmers industry, yard Farming presents basic guideline and crucial details in a handy reference.

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By Kim Pezza

Your yard Farming event starts Here!

Whether for eggs, meat, enjoyable, or revenue, chickens are the appropriate addition to any new yard grower's farm.

Backyard Farming: elevating Chickens is your consultant to effectively taking good care of your flock. As a finished primer for first-time fowl farmers, elevating Chickens comprises specific illustrations and informative photos that support to ease new homesteaders into the realm of yard poultry farming.

Raising Chickens takes you from begin to end: from making plans out your chickens' area, to hatching and elevating new chicks, to holding your birds satisfied, fit, and well-fed, to having fun with your own farm-fresh eggs and more.

With elevating Chickens, you will:
-- locate the correct breed of chook to your needs
-- build a coop to reduce your workload and maximize your enjoyment
-- assemble eggs for foodstuff, revenue, or to hatch your individual birds so as to add on your flock
-- Use the most up to date eggs attainable in a number of scrumptious recipes
...and many extra information and tips from skilled farmers that will help you steer clear of the commonest mistakes.

Raising Chickens is your first giant step to becoming a member of the growing to be circulation of homemakers and homesteaders trying to make a go back to a more healthy, happier means of life--and it begins correct on your personal backyard.

Backyard Farming is a sequence of easy-to-use courses to assist city, suburban, and rural dwellers flip their houses into homesteads. no matter if making plans to develop foodstuff for the kin or on the market on the neighborhood farmers industry, yard Farming presents basic guideline and crucial details in a handy reference.

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Concise Tree Guide

By Bloomsbury Publishing

This superbly illustrated pocket box consultant is filled with info at the timber of england and the close to Continent. It covers greater than one hundred sixty species, all of that are illustrated with brilliant full-colour artistic endeavors that express info of mature bushes, leaves, progress styles and different fascinating positive aspects. A concise written account masking dimension, description, habitat, distribution and conduct seems to be at the related web page because the illustrations for every species. The easy-to-follow layouts and excellent artistic endeavors assist in exact identity, making this publication a useful reference resource.

It is compact adequate to slot in the pocket, but full of crucial info for the ordinary background enthusiast.

Renowned average heritage artists together with Cy Baker, David Daly, Colin Emberson and Lyn Wells painted the illustrations.

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By Bloomsbury Publishing

This superbly illustrated pocket box consultant is filled with info at the timber of england and the close to Continent. It covers greater than one hundred sixty species, all of that are illustrated with brilliant full-colour artistic endeavors that express info of mature bushes, leaves, progress styles and different fascinating positive aspects. A concise written account masking dimension, description, habitat, distribution and conduct seems to be at the related web page because the illustrations for every species. The easy-to-follow layouts and excellent artistic endeavors assist in exact identity, making this publication a useful reference resource.

It is compact adequate to slot in the pocket, but full of crucial info for the ordinary background enthusiast.

Renowned average heritage artists together with Cy Baker, David Daly, Colin Emberson and Lyn Wells painted the illustrations.

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Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon

By John Hemming

A background of the Amazon, its peoples, and those that have explored the river by means of an writer with unsurpassed wisdom and event within the region

By a ways the world's greatest river, the Amazon flows in the course of the maximum expanse of tropical rain woodland in the world. humans settled in Amazonia 10000 years in the past and realized to dwell good on its bounty. Europeans first observed the Amazon round 1500 and commenced settling there within the 17th century. continuously in worry or awe of the jungle, they attempted in useless to introduce plants and livestock.

John Hemming's account of the river and its heritage is filled with larger-than-life personalities this targeted atmosphere attracted: explorers, missionaries, and naturalists between them. via the 19th century, Amazonian natives had virtually been destroyed by means of alien ailments and slavery, in addition to violent type uprising. even though the rubber created large fortunes, it too used to be at a worried fee in human misery.

In the final hundred years, the Amazon has obvious intrepid explorers, entreprenurial millionaires, and political extremists taking safe haven in jungle retreats. along them, normal scientists, anthropologists, and archaeologists have sought to find the secrets and techniques of this amazing habitat.

Today, the world's urge for food for bushes, pork, and soya is destroying this nice tropical woodland. Hemming explains why the Amazon is environmentally the most important to survival and brilliantly describes the passionate struggles to take advantage of and defend it.

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By John Hemming

A background of the Amazon, its peoples, and those that have explored the river by means of an writer with unsurpassed wisdom and event within the region

By a ways the world's greatest river, the Amazon flows in the course of the maximum expanse of tropical rain woodland in the world. humans settled in Amazonia 10000 years in the past and realized to dwell good on its bounty. Europeans first observed the Amazon round 1500 and commenced settling there within the 17th century. continuously in worry or awe of the jungle, they attempted in useless to introduce plants and livestock.

John Hemming's account of the river and its heritage is filled with larger-than-life personalities this targeted atmosphere attracted: explorers, missionaries, and naturalists between them. via the 19th century, Amazonian natives had virtually been destroyed by means of alien ailments and slavery, in addition to violent type uprising. even though the rubber created large fortunes, it too used to be at a worried fee in human misery.

In the final hundred years, the Amazon has obvious intrepid explorers, entreprenurial millionaires, and political extremists taking safe haven in jungle retreats. along them, normal scientists, anthropologists, and archaeologists have sought to find the secrets and techniques of this amazing habitat.

Today, the world's urge for food for bushes, pork, and soya is destroying this nice tropical woodland. Hemming explains why the Amazon is environmentally the most important to survival and brilliantly describes the passionate struggles to take advantage of and defend it.

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The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas

By Jerry Dennis

If clean water is to be valuable, the good Lakes are the mum lode. No our bodies of water can evaluate to them. certainly one of them, greater, is the most important lake in the world, and the 5 lakes jointly include a 5th of the world's offer of status clean water. Their 10000 miles of coastline sure 8 states and a Canadian province and are longer than the full Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the us. Their floor quarter of 95,000 sq. miles is bigger than manhattan, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island mixed. those who have by no means visited them -- who've by no means obvious a squall roar throughout stronger or the horizon stretch unbroken throughout Michigan or Huron -- do not know how significant they're. they're so huge that they dominate a lot of the geography, weather, and background of North the USA. in a single manner or one other, they impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

The residing nice Lakes is the main entire publication ever written concerning the heritage, nature, and technological know-how of those striking lakes on the middle of North the United States. From the geological forces that shaped them to the economic atrocities that almost destroyed them, to the best environmental luck tales of our time, the lakes are portrayed in all their complexity. The e-book, in spite of the fact that, is far greater than simply historical past. it's also the tale of the lakes as instructed through biologists, fishermen, sailors, and others whom the writer grew to grasp whereas touring with them on boats and climbing with them on shorelines and islands.

The e-book can be the tale of a private trip. it's the narrative of a six-week voyage in the course of the lakes and past as a crewmember on a tallmasted schooner, and a memoir of a life-time spent on and close to the lakes. via storms and fog, on distant seashores and town waterfronts, the writer explores the 5 nice Lakes in all seasons and moods and discovers that they and their connecting waters -- together with the Erie Canal, the Hudson River, and the East Coast from big apple to Maine -- supply a shocking and bountiful view of the USA. the result's a meditation on nature and our position on the earth, a dialogue and cautionary story concerning the way forward for water assets, and a party of a spot that's either fragile and strong, diversified, wealthy in background and natural world, usually misunderstood, and helpful of our attention.

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By Jerry Dennis

If clean water is to be valuable, the good Lakes are the mum lode. No our bodies of water can evaluate to them. certainly one of them, greater, is the most important lake in the world, and the 5 lakes jointly include a 5th of the world's offer of status clean water. Their 10000 miles of coastline sure 8 states and a Canadian province and are longer than the full Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the us. Their floor quarter of 95,000 sq. miles is bigger than manhattan, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island mixed. those who have by no means visited them -- who've by no means obvious a squall roar throughout stronger or the horizon stretch unbroken throughout Michigan or Huron -- do not know how significant they're. they're so huge that they dominate a lot of the geography, weather, and background of North the USA. in a single manner or one other, they impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

The residing nice Lakes is the main entire publication ever written concerning the heritage, nature, and technological know-how of those striking lakes on the middle of North the United States. From the geological forces that shaped them to the economic atrocities that almost destroyed them, to the best environmental luck tales of our time, the lakes are portrayed in all their complexity. The e-book, in spite of the fact that, is far greater than simply historical past. it's also the tale of the lakes as instructed through biologists, fishermen, sailors, and others whom the writer grew to grasp whereas touring with them on boats and climbing with them on shorelines and islands.

The e-book can be the tale of a private trip. it's the narrative of a six-week voyage in the course of the lakes and past as a crewmember on a tallmasted schooner, and a memoir of a life-time spent on and close to the lakes. via storms and fog, on distant seashores and town waterfronts, the writer explores the 5 nice Lakes in all seasons and moods and discovers that they and their connecting waters -- together with the Erie Canal, the Hudson River, and the East Coast from big apple to Maine -- supply a shocking and bountiful view of the USA. the result's a meditation on nature and our position on the earth, a dialogue and cautionary story concerning the way forward for water assets, and a party of a spot that's either fragile and strong, diversified, wealthy in background and natural world, usually misunderstood, and helpful of our attention.

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Freshwater Game Fish of North America: An Illustrated Guide

This booklet is a magnificently illustrated quantity that might aid anglers, scientists, and nature enthusiasts to spot and savor North American freshwater video game fish. besides illustrations that show off gender colour adaptations for every species, Thompson presents information regarding fish biology, habit, and habitats. universal and medical names are supplied, as are variety maps and data approximately each one fish family's worldwide variety, actual qualities, nutrition, value to people, and current prestige relating to its power endangerment.

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This booklet is a magnificently illustrated quantity that might aid anglers, scientists, and nature enthusiasts to spot and savor North American freshwater video game fish. besides illustrations that show off gender colour adaptations for every species, Thompson presents information regarding fish biology, habit, and habitats. universal and medical names are supplied, as are variety maps and data approximately each one fish family's worldwide variety, actual qualities, nutrition, value to people, and current prestige relating to its power endangerment.

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How to Catch a Pig: Lots of Cool Stuff Guys Used to Know but Forgot About the Great Outdoors

By Denis Boyles

Way again sooner than guy deserted the woods for the cities—and traded his looking rifle for a BlackBerry—he needed to understand how to do sure issues to outlive. He needed to catch and construct and develop issues, utilizing his calloused palms and beneficial wisdom handed down throughout the generations. for many males this present day, those once-cherished talents are as useless because the dodo.

But take heart! Now men can reconnect with these less-complicated occasions, rediscover the way to include experience, and savour the outside existence. Denis Boyles, valuable writer of A Man's Life, has culled a wealth of crucial, approximately misplaced manly endeavors from U.S. executive pamphlets, century-old courses, and historic scouting manuals to assist reeducate us within the positive macho arts of:

  • Tracking a bobcat
  • Splicing a rope
  • Rescuing anyone from drowning
  • Sending a smoke signal
  • Building a log cabin

And a lot, a lot, a lot more—including, after all, tips on how to capture a pig!

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By Denis Boyles

Way again sooner than guy deserted the woods for the cities—and traded his looking rifle for a BlackBerry—he needed to understand how to do sure issues to outlive. He needed to catch and construct and develop issues, utilizing his calloused palms and beneficial wisdom handed down throughout the generations. for many males this present day, those once-cherished talents are as useless because the dodo.

But take heart! Now men can reconnect with these less-complicated occasions, rediscover the way to include experience, and savour the outside existence. Denis Boyles, valuable writer of A Man's Life, has culled a wealth of crucial, approximately misplaced manly endeavors from U.S. executive pamphlets, century-old courses, and historic scouting manuals to assist reeducate us within the positive macho arts of:

  • Tracking a bobcat
  • Splicing a rope
  • Rescuing anyone from drowning
  • Sending a smoke signal
  • Building a log cabin

And a lot, a lot, a lot more—including, after all, tips on how to capture a pig!

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The Galápagos: A Natural History

By Henry Nicholls

Charles Darwin referred to as it “a little global inside of itself.” Sailors pointed out it as “Las Encantadas”— the enchanted islands. mendacity within the jap Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator off the west coast of South the US, the Galápagos is the main pristine archipelago to be came upon wherever within the tropics. it's so distant, so untouched, that the act of wading ashore could make you are feeling such as you are the 1st to do so.

Yet the Galápagos is way greater than a wild paradise on earth—it is without doubt one of the most vital websites within the heritage of technological know-how. domestic to over 4,000 species local to its beaches, round forty percentage of them endemic, the islands have usually been referred to as a “laboratory of evolution.” The finches gathered at the Galápagos encouraged Darwin’s progressive idea of average selection.

In The Galápagos, technology author Henry Nicholls deals a full of life normal and human background of the archipelago, charting its path from abandoned wasteland to organic trying out floor and international ecotourism scorching spot. Describing the island chain’s fiery geological origins in addition to our species’ lengthy background of interplay with the islands, he attracts shiny pictures of the existence kinds present in the Galápagos, taking pictures its awe-inspiring landscapes, understated plant life, and wonderful flora and fauna. Nicholls additionally unearths the great demanding situations dealing with the islands, which needs to regularly stability conservation and everencroaching development.

Beautifully weaving jointly average heritage, evolutionary concept, and his personal adventure at the islands, Nicholls exhibits that the tale of the Galápagos isn't really basically an remoted difficulty, yet displays the way forward for our species’ dating with nature—and the destiny of our planet.

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By Henry Nicholls

Charles Darwin referred to as it “a little global inside of itself.” Sailors pointed out it as “Las Encantadas”— the enchanted islands. mendacity within the jap Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator off the west coast of South the US, the Galápagos is the main pristine archipelago to be came upon wherever within the tropics. it's so distant, so untouched, that the act of wading ashore could make you are feeling such as you are the 1st to do so.

Yet the Galápagos is way greater than a wild paradise on earth—it is without doubt one of the most vital websites within the heritage of technological know-how. domestic to over 4,000 species local to its beaches, round forty percentage of them endemic, the islands have usually been referred to as a “laboratory of evolution.” The finches gathered at the Galápagos encouraged Darwin’s progressive idea of average selection.

In The Galápagos, technology author Henry Nicholls deals a full of life normal and human background of the archipelago, charting its path from abandoned wasteland to organic trying out floor and international ecotourism scorching spot. Describing the island chain’s fiery geological origins in addition to our species’ lengthy background of interplay with the islands, he attracts shiny pictures of the existence kinds present in the Galápagos, taking pictures its awe-inspiring landscapes, understated plant life, and wonderful flora and fauna. Nicholls additionally unearths the great demanding situations dealing with the islands, which needs to regularly stability conservation and everencroaching development.

Beautifully weaving jointly average heritage, evolutionary concept, and his personal adventure at the islands, Nicholls exhibits that the tale of the Galápagos isn't really basically an remoted difficulty, yet displays the way forward for our species’ dating with nature—and the destiny of our planet.

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The Guide to Colorado Reptiles and Amphibians

By Mary Taylor Young

Observe and study extra approximately Colorado's local reptiles and amphibians. Covers seventy two species of turtles, toads, salamanders, snakes, and lizards and gives targeted descriptions and informative sidebars. contains full-color images, variety maps, and a species description for every reptile, in addition to a record, word list, and knowledge on the place to discover those attention-grabbing creatures.

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By Mary Taylor Young

Observe and study extra approximately Colorado's local reptiles and amphibians. Covers seventy two species of turtles, toads, salamanders, snakes, and lizards and gives targeted descriptions and informative sidebars. contains full-color images, variety maps, and a species description for every reptile, in addition to a record, word list, and knowledge on the place to discover those attention-grabbing creatures.

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