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Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062944597
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Published: Custom House - June 1st, 2021

“BEAUTIFUL. ... A lyrical companion to his father’s classic, A River Runs through It, chronicling their family’s history and bond with Montana’s Blackfoot River. ... Spectacularly vivid.” —Washington Post

A New York Times "New & Noteworthy" Selection


Sidecountry: Tales of Death and Life from the Back Roads of Sports Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324006695
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 1st, 2021

Breathtaking tales of climbers and hunters, runners and racers, winners and losers by the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter.


Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers (John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501168604
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 8th, 2021

Witty, shrewd, and always a joy to read, John Gierach, “America’s best fishing writer” (Houston Chronicle) and favorite streamside philosopher, has earned the following of “legions of readers who may not even fish but are drawn to his musings on community, culture, the natural world, and the seasons of life” (Kirkus Reviews).

“After f


You Are Here: Camping: The Most Scenic Spots on Earth Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781797207858
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 25th, 2021

This beautifully curated collection of amazing camping spots all around the world evokes awe-inspiring, attainable travel adventures.


Waterlog: A Swimmers Journey Through Britain Cover Image
By Roger Deakin, Bonnie Tsui (Introduction by), Robert Macfarlane (Afterword by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781951142858
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Published: Tin House Books - May 25th, 2021

"A beautiful ode to the act of swimming outdoors…. Deakin’s insistence on wild swimming for all is really an insistence on a better ecosystem for all." —The Atlantic

A masterpiece of nature writing, Roger Deakin’s Waterlog is a fascinating and inspiring journey into the aquatic world that surrounds us.


The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525619321
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 1st, 2021

The triumphant true story of a woman who rode her horse across America in the 1950s, fulfilling her dying wish to see the Pacific Ocean, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Horse and The Eighty-Dollar Champion


Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in America's Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525656173
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Published: Knopf - May 18th, 2021

“Daniel Barbarisi plunges into an adventure from another era when he goes in search of buried treasure, guided only by a cryptic poem, a mischievous art collector, and the footsteps another pursuer who died on the quest… Every page draws you deeper into this no-man’s-land where fortune—or tragedy—awaits.” —Christopher McDougall, author of


The Appalachian Trail: A Biography Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780358171997
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 8th, 2021

The Appalachian Trail is America’s most beloved trek, with millions of hikers setting foot on it every year.


Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984824332
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Published: Crown - May 4th, 2021

The “exquisitely researched and deeply engrossing” (The New York Times) true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry—with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter


Into the Deep: A Memoir From the Man Who Found Titanic Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781426220999
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Published: National Geographic - May 11th, 2021

The legendary explorer of the Titanic shares inside stories of danger, suspense, and discovery--plus previously untold stories about his own dyslexia and how it has shaped his life.


Buchanan-Smith’s Axe Handbook: Knowing, Buying, Using, Hanging, Restoring & Adorning Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419747670
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Published: Abrams Image - May 11th, 2021

A must-have compendium for the axe-wielding adventurer by one of the industry’s leading tastemakers
 
Buchanan-Smith’s Axe Handbook is a trusted resource for anyone looking to reconnect with handcraft and the outdoors.


DK Eyewitness Ireland (Travel Guide) Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780241510599
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Published: DK Eyewitness Travel - May 11th, 2021

Small but spectacular, the Emerald Isle dazzles from coast to coast. 

Whether you’re seeking the surreal beauty of the Giant’s Causeway, the historic halls of Trinity College, or the perfect pub to enjoy a pint of Guinness, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Ireland has to offer.


World Travel: An Irreverent Guide Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062802798
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Published: Ecco - April 20th, 2021

A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain


The Frozen River Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780008353216
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Published: William Collins - April 13th, 2021

'A tour de force of luminous writing.' Mark Cocker, Spectator


The Third Pole: Mystery, Obsession, and Death on Mount Everest Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781524745578
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Published: Dutton - April 13th, 2021

“If you’re only going to read one Everest book this decade, make it The Third Pole... a riveting adventure.”—Outside

Shivering, exhausted, gasping for oxygen, beyond doubt . . .
 


Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey Through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250114051
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Published: Picador - April 13th, 2021

From the author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People, a lively tour through Japan, Korea, and China, exploring the intertwined cultures and often fraught history of these neighboring countries.


108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250252913
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 20th, 2021

This is New York Times bestselling author and Emmy-nominated broadcaster Ron Darling's 108 baseball anecdotes that connect America’s game to the men who played it.


Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-To-Zion Journey Through Every National Park Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984823557
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - April 6th, 2021

Why We Swim Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643751375
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 13th, 2021

“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.


The Inside Game: Bad Calls, Strange Moves, and What Baseball Behavior Teaches Us About Ourselves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062942739
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 6th, 2021

In this groundbreaking book, Keith Law, baseball writer for The Athletic and author of the acclaimed Smart Baseball, offers an era-spanning dissection of some of the best and worst decisions in modern baseball, explaining what motivated them, what can be learned from them, and how their legacy has shaped the game.

For years, Daniel Kahneman’s iconic work


The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635573077
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Cod--the irresistible story of the science, history, art, and culture of the least efficient way to catch a fish.


Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616208462
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 2nd, 2021

“Olmsted opens a window into a psychologically compelling world of passion and purpose.”
—Harvey Araton, author of Our Last Season: A Writer, a Fan, a Friendship


Larry Olmsted’s writing and research have been called “eye-opening” (People), “impressive” (Publishers Weekly, starred revie


Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646220533
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Published: Catapult - March 2nd, 2021

In this New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, the son of working-class Mexican immigrants flees a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala in this "stunning memoir that moves to the rhythm of feet, labor, and the many landscapes of the Americas" (Catriona Menzies-Pike, author of The Long Run).


The Adventurer's Son: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062876614
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Published: Custom House - February 23rd, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER 

"Gripping." —New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) * “A page-turner that will rip your heart out.” —Jon Krakauer * "Destined to become an adventure classic." —Anchorage Daily News


Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781643260037
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Published: Timber Press - March 2nd, 2021

"Jess Phoenix's work encompasses science and representation in such a delightful melding that it could only come from as spry and playful a soul as hers! Open this book and jump into the volcano!" —Patton Oswalt

As a volcanologist, natural hazards expert, and founder of Blueprint Earth, Jess Phoenix has dedicated her life to scientific exploration.


Winter Pasture: One Woman's Journey with China's Kazakh Herders Cover Image
By Li Juan, Jack Hargreaves (Translated by), Yan Yan (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781662600333
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Published: Astra House - February 23rd, 2021

"Li Juan spent minus-20-degree nights with nomadic herders in the Chinese steppes. You’ll want to join her." --Laura Miller, Slate
 
"Deeply moving...full of humor, introspection and glimpses into a vanishing lifestyle." --The New York Times Book Review


Bicycle Repair Manual, Seventh Edition Cover Image
By DK
$14.99
ISBN: 9780744028515
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Published: DK - March 2nd, 2021

Discover every aspect of bicycle repairs and maintenance more clearly than ever before with the most up to date and accessible bike manual on the market

Whether you’re a mountain biker, cycling commuter, or road racer, with this up-to-date reference guide at your side, you'll know how to keep your bicycle running smoothly for years.


A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250754776
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 23rd, 2021

Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio

The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-Black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives.


Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250782069
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 16th, 2021

National Outdoor Book Awards Winner

Winner of the BANFF Adventure Travel Award


A thrilling and harrowing story. If it’s a cliche to say I couldn’t put this book down, well, too bad: I couldn’t put this book down.” —Jess Walter, bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins


Galloway's Book on Running: 3rd Edition Cover Image
By Jeff Galloway, Richard Golueke (Illustrator), Edna Indritz (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780936070858
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Published: Shelter Publications - February 2nd, 2021

One of the world's most popular running books, this new edition has been updated to include Jeff Galloway's run walk run(R) method of training, which allows runners of all levels to train injury-free for a variety of races. A classic updated for the 21st century.


Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781524746988
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Published: Pantheon - January 5th, 2021

If exercise is healthy (so good for you!), why do many people dislike or avoid it? These engaging stories and explanations will revolutionize the way you think about exercising—not to mention sitting, sleeping, sprinting, weight lifting, playing, fighting, walking, jogging, and even dancing.


Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982113346
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Published: Scribner - January 12th, 2021

In the bestselling tradition of Hampton Sides’s In the Kingdom of Ice, a riveting and cinematic tale of Dutch polar explorer William Barents and his three harrowing Arctic expeditions—the last of which resulted in a relentlessly challenging year-long fight for survival.

The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odds.


Vermont Almanac 2020 Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781792351457
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Published: For the Land Publishing, Inc. - December 12th, 2020

Anyone who lives and works in rural Vermont, or who has a deep sense of connection to this place, will appreciate this authentic collection of stories, profiles, history, facts, tips, and just plain interesting information.


The Seine: The River that Made Paris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358599
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 29th, 2020

An American Library in Paris "Coups de Coeur" Selection
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

"Elaine Sciolino is a graceful, companionable writer.… [She] has laid one more beautiful and amusing wreath on the altar of the City of Light.” —Edmund White, New York Times


Slow Travel: A Movement Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781741176674
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Published: Hardie Grant - December 17th, 2019

It can be challenging to travel at your own pace in the modern world without falling for the temptations of fast planes, cheap airlines, last-minute tickets, quick-fix travel apps and overzealous tour operators. To actually take a back seat and allow yourself time to embrace the ebb and flow of travel requires a more thoughtful and philosophical way of journeying.


The Last Traverse; Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781734930832
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Published: Tmc Books LLC - November 11th, 2020

On a mountain somewhere above treeline, in some of the coldest and worst winter conditions imaginable, two men lie unconscious in the snow as explosive winds batter the nearby summits.


A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250754769
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 30th, 2020

Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio

The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-Black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives.


Vintage Skiing: Nostalgic Images from the Golden Age of Skiing Cover Image
By Ray Atkeson (By (photographer)), Rick Schafer (Consultant editor)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781641702768
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Published: Familius - November 10th, 2020

Bundle up for a visual adventure of vintage skiing featuring images by one of the most famous ski photographers of that era: Ray Atkeson. With more than 75 skiing photographs in stunning black and white, the snowy slopes of yesteryear will call to black diamond and bunny hill skiers alike.


The Connecticut River from the Air: An Intimate Perspective of New England's Historic Waterway Cover Image
By Jerry Roberts, Tom Walsh (Photographer)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781493027729
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Published: Globe Pequot Press - August 15th, 2018

American Axe: The Tool That Shaped a Continent Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781635861396
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - October 13th, 2020

From hand-forged axes of the Viking conquests to the American homesteader’s felling axe, this is a tool that has shaped human history like few others. American Axe pays tribute to this iconic instrument of settlement and industry, with rich history, stunning photography, and profiles of the most collectible vintage axes such as The Woodslasher, Keen Cutter, and True Temper Perfect.


Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire's Cultural Diversity Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781937721244
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Published: Peter E. Randall Publisher - September 15th, 2019

Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501119903
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 1st, 2019

The extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country, Norwich gives “parents of young athletes a great gift—a glimpse at another way to raise accomplished and joyous competitors” (The Washington Post).

In Norwich, Vermont—a charming town of organic farms and clapb


Climbing New Hampshire's 48 4,000 Footers: From Casual Hikes to Challenging Ascents (Regional Hiking) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781493031115
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Published: Falcon Press Publishing - December 1st, 2018

Taking on one of New Hampshire's 48 4,000 footers is becoming a pilgrimage for New Hampshire residents and its visitors. While more people than ever are hiking them, there's still a dearth of good information about each mountain and its surrounding areas.