Sierra Club 2013 Engagement Calendar

Author: Sierra Club
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307887085
Release Date: 2012-07-24
Genre:

The most popular nature calendar ever published, this Sierra Club classic features "wire-o" binding, a week-by-week format, and 55 full-color images by some of America's leading nature photographers.

Unlikely Friendships

Author: Jennifer S. Holland
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761159131
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

Presents a collection of stories about animals who have forged unlikely, abiding bonds with other animals of different species, from Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten to Owen the hippo and the tortoise Mzee.

1 000 Places to See Before You Die

Author: Patricia Schultz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761168713
Release Date: 2011-11-15
Genre: Travel

The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz,but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm. The world is calling. Time to answer.

Nuns Having Fun

Author: Maureen Kelly
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761150412
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Humor

Welcome to the lighter side of convent life. Culled from the black-and-white 1950s and '60s, here are hundreds of nuns caught in the act of letting their wimples down.--[book cover]

The Man Who Built the Sierra Club

Author: Robert Wyss
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231541312
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

David Brower (1912–2000) was a central figure in the modern environmental movement. His leadership, vision, and elegant conception of the wilderness forever changed how we approach nature. In many ways he was a twentieth-century Thoreau. Brower transformed the Sierra Club into a national force that challenged and stopped federally sponsored projects that would have dammed the Grand Canyon and destroyed hundreds of millions of acres of our nation’s wilderness. To admirers, he was tireless, passionate, visionary, and unyielding. To opponents and even some supporters, he was contentious and polarizing. As a young man growing up in Berkeley, California, Brower proved himself a fearless climber of the Sierra Nevada’s dangerous peaks. After serving in the U.S. Army’s famed WWII Mountain Division, he joined the Sierra Club and quickly became its executive director. For nearly two decades, Brower led successful efforts to save crucial rivers in the West and millions of acres of wilderness, but in order to block two dams at the Dinosaur National Monument, he compromised on the building of Utah’s Glen Canyon Dam—a loss of wilderness that haunted him until his death. This uncompromising biography explores every facet of Brower’s time as leader of the Sierra Club and steward of the modern environmental movement. His style inspired many but bordered on reckless. His passionate advocacy destroyed lifelong friendships and at times threatened his goals. Married for fifty-six years, Brower jeopardized everything to engage in affairs with other men. Yet his achievements remain some of the most important triumphs of the conservation movement. What emerges from this unique portrait is a rich and robust profile of a leader who took up the work of John Muir and, along with Rachel Carson, made environmentalism the cause of our time.

The Klamath Knot

Author: David Rains Wallace
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520236599
Release Date: 1983
Genre: History

"The Klamath Knot is a classic work of natural history, a wondrous meditation through time and space, and an intimate portrait of a miraculous stretch of land, forest, and mountain as botanically rich as any place in North America, as ecologically vital and important as any place on the planet."--Wade Davis, author of One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest "In Wallace's hands, evolution is never mechanical or abstract; it is always seen operating in particular sites and species. As a stylist and a thinker Wallace is in a select class of writers who make science into literature."--Ernest Callenbach, author of Ecotopia "For those of us who like David Rains Wallace's writing, it is good news indeed that his much-admired The Klamath Knot is back in print."--Sue Hubbell, author of Waiting for Aphrodite: Journeys into the Time Before Bones "A classic of natural history which will take its place alongside Walden and A Sand County Almanac."--G. Ledyard Stebbins, author of Variation and Evolution in Plants "The Klamath Knot is a marvelous book, one of the finest nature essays I have read, beautifully written, full of stimulating ideas and insights."--George B. Schaller, author of The Last Panda

Joyous Detox

Author: Joy McCarthy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143194613
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

Globe and Mail-bestselling author, blogger, and holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy returns with 10-day detox and 100 new detox-friendly recipes to feel fabulous every day Joyous Detox is a healthy plan to detox naturally by following a whole foods-based diet that emphasizes specific detox-friendly foods that are simply delicious and fully nourishing. Give your body a break from certain foods, including food additives, sugar, dairy, gluten, bad fats, and toxins. Like the thousands who have made the choice to feel refreshed, healthier, and happier with Joy's popular 10-day detox plan, you'll benefit from a revved-up metabolism, banished sugar cravings, improved digestion, increased energy, better sleep, glowing skin and shiny hair, weight loss, increased libido, lowered blood pressure, and more! Discover how good your body was meant to look and feel. Joyous Detox will help you eat and live joyously with 100 filling yet detoxifying recipes. Detox without deprivation while you enjoy Joy's Strawberry Oat Mini Pancakes, Juicy Chicken Spinach Burgers, and naturally sweetened treats like Chocolate Chia Mousse. If you are looking for a way to reconnect with healthy eating, you'll find a 2-day reboot plan for times when your diet needs a quick adjustment, and a full 10-day detox plan (omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan) that can easily be extended for any number of weeks. You'll feel so amazing that you'll want to follow Joy's detox plan all year long--and that's great too! In just 10 days, you're sure to feel nourished and inspired to live a healthy lifestyle.

Tucson Impressions

Author: James Randklev
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 9781560373445
Release Date: 2005-12-30
Genre: Photography

With images ranging from the sweeping Sonoran Desert studded with the saguaro cactus to the ornate Santa Cruz Catholic Church to the contemporary Rattlesnake Bridge, award-winning photographer James Randklev takes you on a photographic journey through the cityscapes and countryside of Tucson, one of the nation's oldest cities. A master landscape photographer, Randklev captures rich color images of Tucson, old and new, including the sun-washed Historico Barrio, the Old Tucson Studios, the Arivaipa Canyon Wilderness, and desert flora.

I Could Pee on This

Author: Francesco Marciuliano
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452110585
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Humor

A collection of humorous poems delves into the cat psyche, covering such topics as separation anxiety, scratching at closed doors, and trips to the veterinarian.

Ansel Adams

Author: Ansel Adams
Publisher: Quercus Books
ISBN: 1847245021
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Photography

Ansel Adams s legendary photographs inspire an appreciation for natural beauty and conservation that has communicated down the generations. His ambition was not simply to record the landscape, but to capture his emotional and spiritual response to the wild areas that he loved so deeply. The results are spectacular: an emotional charge and passion shine through the prints with an intensity that is as powerful today as it was over sixty years ago. In 1941, Ansel Adams was commissioned by the United States Interior Department to take photographs of the National Parks to be printed as murals for the walls of the new Interior Department building. This couldn t have been closer to his heart: it combined a commercial assignment with his personal, creative work he referred to as within . The within was the work that encapsulated his emotional reaction to the landscape when he, the camera and the landscape were at one. Unfortunately, the project was curtailed with the outbreak of World War II and the mural was never produced. The majority of pictures in this book are from the National Parks Mural Project, but also include work from other projects. The Kings Canyon photographs, taken in 1936, were successfully used to lobby for Kings Canyon to be designated a National Park. There is an exuberant photograph of an apple tree in snow taken at Yosemite, as well as the images taken for a documentary project during the war when Japanese Americans were interned at the Manzanar Relocation Centre.

Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight

Author: Douglas Gibson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781496504883
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Isaac Thompson and his friends, Max and Emma, go to Castle Elementary, which is a school in a creepy castle--but when Isaac's little sister Lily goes missing in the basement, things get positively dangerous, because the three friends discover that underground is a world inhabited by a human-sized bat, and an army of spear-wielding rats, and somehow Isaac and his friends must find Lily and get out alive.

Natural Visions

Author: Finis Dunaway
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226173269
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Genre: History

Walden Pond. The Grand Canyon.Yosemite National Park. Throughout the twentieth century, photographers and filmmakers created unforgettable images of these and other American natural treasures. Many of these images, including the work of Ansel Adams, continue to occupy a prominent place in the American imagination. Making these representations, though, was more than a purely aesthetic project. In fact, portraying majestic scenes and threatened places galvanized concern for the environment and its protection. Natural Visions documents through images the history of environmental reform from the Progressive era to the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, showing the crucial role the camera played in the development of the conservation movement. In Natural Visions, Finis Dunaway tells the story of how visual imagery—such as wilderness photographs, New Deal documentary films, and Sierra Club coffee-table books—shaped modern perceptions of the natural world. By examining the relationship between the camera and environmental politics through detailed studies of key artists and activists, Dunaway captures the emotional and spiritual meaning that became associated with the American landscape. Throughout the book, he reveals how photographers and filmmakers adapted longstanding traditions in American culture—the Puritan jeremiad, the romantic sublime, and the frontier myth—to literally picture nature as a place of grace for the individual and the nation. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, and a host of other artists, Natural Visions will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in American cultural history, the visual arts, and environmentalism.

The Hour of Land

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 9780374712266
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Nature

America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

Fire Season

Author: Philip Connors
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230761834
Release Date: 2011-08-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

'I've watched deer and elk frolic in the meadow below me, and pine trees explode in a blue ball of smoke. If there's a better job anywhere on the planet, I'd like to know what it is.’ For nearly a decade, Philip Connors has spent half of each year in a small room at the top of a tower, on top of a mountain, alone in millions of acres of remote American wilderness. His job: to look for wildfires. Capturing the wonder and grandeur of this most unusual job and place, Fire Season evokes both the eerie pleasure of solitude and the majesty, might and beauty of untamed fire at its wildest. Connors’ time up on the peak is filled with drama – there are fires large and small; spectacular midnight lightning storms and silent mornings awakening above the clouds; surprise encounters with smokejumpers, black bears, and an abandoned, dying fawn. Filled with Connors’ heartfelt reflections on our place in the wild, Fire Season is an instant modern classic: a remarkable memoir that is at once an homage to the beauty of nature, the blessings of solitude, and the freedom of the independent spirit. Advance praise for Fire Season: ‘A masterwork of close observation, deep reflection, and hard-won wisdom . . . an unforgettable reckoning with the American land’ Philip Gourevitch ‘His adventures in radical solitude make for profoundly absorbing, restorative reading’ Walter Kirn