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Two Thousand Miles to Happy

Two Thousand Miles to Happy

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In 1948 World War II veteran Earl Shaffer decided to "walk the war out of his system" and became the first person to report hiking the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in one, continuous journey. This children's book tells the story of Earl's remarkable journey of five million steps across fourteen states for over two thousand miles. "So, on a blustery April morning in 1948, Earl stood on a Georgia mountain peak, beside a weather-beaten sign, with a pack on his back and only the birds in the trees for company." One hundred and twenty-four days later he stood atop Maine's Mt. Katahdin in triumph. In 1965, he hiked the AT from north to south and became the first person to report a thru-hike of the AT in both directions. Publisher: Muddy Boots. Hardcover with dust jacket, 32 pages. Measures 8.25" x 10.25" x 0.4". Weighs 13.4 oz.
Where Do Rivers Go, Momma?

Where Do Rivers Go, Momma?

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Every child learns about the water cycle in school, and with the help of this book, they will come to love every aspect of it, from mighty rivers rushing downhill to the sea to rainbows formed by the sun shining on water droplets in the sky. Using pictures and language that children will understand and enjoy, author Catherine Weyerhaeuser combines her talents as a geologist, educator, and illustrator to describe how water moves around the Earth. Detailed illustrations of watery landscapes with lush ferns and aquatic creatures will thrill preschoolers, and straightforward explanations of the water cycle, such as where water goes when it soaks into the ground, will satisfy the curiousity of elementary-age children. The final pages tell the stories of several well-known rivers and aquifers and the challenges we face in providing clean water to future generations. Beyond a simple teaching tool, Where Do Rivers Go, Momma? inspires its readers to become stewards of the blue planet. Publisher: Mountain Press. Hardcover, 32 pages. Measures 8.75" x 11.25" x 0.3". Weighs 14.2 oz. 
Whose Butt?

Whose Butt?

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Get to the Bottom of Animal Butts Butts are funny--especially to kids. Award-winning wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela takes advantage of this giggle-worthy topic, using it as an educational bridge to introduce children to facts about animals. Readers are shown an animal's behind and asked to guess, "Whose butt?" Then it's time to turn the page and discover the answer! Regardless of your age, you're sure to laugh while you learn, so get to the bottom of animal butts with this wonderful picture book. Features: Full-color photos of real animals Engaging text to interest young readers Fun facts about the natural world Publisher: Adventure Publications. Hardcover with dust jacket, 48 pages. Measures 10.25" x 8.25" x 0.5". Weighs 14.9 oz.
Whose House Is That?

Whose House Is That?

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Learn About Nature's Amazing Animal Architects! Beaver dams, bird nests, spider webs--the animal kingdom is filled with expert builders that construct spectacular homes. How much do you know about them? Can you identify a critter based on where it lives? Find out in this fun and interactive picture book by award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela. Study a photo of an animal's house, and examine a clue about the creature that built it. Analyze the information, and formulate a guess as to "Whose house is that?" Then turn the page to discover the answer. You'll learn facts about the innovative birds, bugs, mammals, and more that build nature's most astonishing homes. Whose House Is That? features Stan's stunning wildlife photography and expert information that children, adults, and educators will appreciate. The book is an entertaining introduction to a variety of animal species found in North America. With every reading, kids will become more familiar with animals and the natural world. Publisher: Adventure Publications. Hardcover with dust jacket, 48 pages. Measures 10.25" x 8.25" x 0.5". Weighs 15 oz.
Whose Track Is That?

Whose Track Is That?

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Become a Wildlife Detective! Spotting animals in the wild is tricky, but they leave plenty of clues behind--especially tracks. Examine the evidence. Study the animal tracks. See if you can guess "Whose track is that?" Then turn the page to discover the answer! This interactive and entertaining picture book features the full-color photography of Stan Tekiela, a professional naturalist and award-winning author. With every reading, children get more familiar with a variety of North American critters. They might soon start seeing animal tracks on every outing! Publisher: Adventure Publications. Hardcover with dust jacket, 52 pages. Measures 10.25" x 8.25" x 0.5". Weighs 15.4 oz.
Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail

Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail

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With a new cover, more extensive index, and list of organizations, the new edition of Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is the go-to resource for anyone interested in the wildflowers found along the 2,190-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Stunning full-page color photos by Joe Cook and Monica Sheppard accompany the detailed descriptions by author Leonard M. Adkins that include: bloom season, leaves and stem description, geographic range of growth, and location of the flower along the AT. Also included for many of the 94 flowers profiled in the book is the fascinating role the flower has played through history and its value in folklore as well as modern medicine

224 pages, paperback. 7" x 7".
Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery

Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery

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For decades, as the monarch butterflies swooped through every year like clockwork, people from Canada to the United States to Mexico wondered, Where do they go? In 1976 the world learned the answer: after migrating thousands of miles, the monarchs roost by the millions in an oyamel grove in Central Mexico's mountains. But who solved this mystery? Was it the scientist or the American adventurer? The citizen scientists or the teacher or his students? Winged Wonders shows that the mystery could only be solved when they all worked as a team--and reminds readers that there's another monarch mystery today, one that we all must work together to solve. Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press. Hardcover with dust jacket, 40 pages. Measures 9.25" x 11.25" x 0.5". Weighs 15.2 oz. 
Yoga for Hikers

Yoga for Hikers

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Yoga for Hikers will show you how to create a yoga practice at home that will keep you healthy, prevent injuries, and support and improve your outdoor passions. This guide feature easy-to-understand yoga poses and sequences designed to address the specific stresses that hiking enact on the body. This guide feature:• Detailed overviews of the areas of the body most impacted by climbing and hiking• Injuries common to these sports that yoga can address• Explanation of yoga's physical and mental benefits, and how it can enhance time on rock or trail• Foundational techniques for creating a yoga practice, including the fundamentals of meditation• Several sequences for a home practice, designed specifically for climbers and hikers• Interviews with climbers and hikers who use yoga to support their physical strength and hone their mental focus—from professionals, such as Steph Davis and Buzz Burrell, to average weekend-warriorsFor inspiration and visual appeal, the books include panoramas of yoga poses in outdoor settings, studio photos of the specific yoga poses and sequences, and technical drawings related to anatomy and common ailments. Author: Nicole Tsong. Publisher: Mountaineer Books. Paperback, 238 pages. Measures 7" x 5" x 0.5". Weighs 11.2 oz.