Dating instructional books


, Hostetter has consolidated her wide ranging knowledge into one comprehensive volume covering the repair of all sorts of equipment: boots, packs, sleeping bags, clothing, stoves — and oh, how could we forget? A lucid text is amply supplemented with instructive photographs, understandable illustrations and a clean and crisp design.

— she also includes a special chapter on what can be done with a roll of duct tape. ISBN 0811726444 This intelligently conceived book starts from the beginning and takes you step-by-step through the techniques of canoeing. Basic Kayaking: All the Skills and Gear You Need to Get Started.

This fully illustrated, comprehensive guide, by a long time outdoor instructor and trainer Mike Zawaski, is designed to help keep you safe.

It covers pre-trip planning, self arrest, use of crampons, and advice on how to recognize and evaluate potential hazards. More Information or Purchase If you’ve been prospecting for just the right book on outdoor digital photography, look no further.

Guide to Outdoor Literature Home Page Current Winners of the National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) NOBA Winners By Category: Outdoor Literature Natural History Literature History Biography Nature & Environment Classic Award Design / Artist Merit Children's Books Guides (Adventure) Guides (Nature) Instructional Books Best Book Lists National Geographic Adventure's 100 Best Adventure Books Astill's Top 100 British Mountaineering Books Chessler's Top 100 Climbing Books Sierra Magazine's Reader's Favorite Books Outside's 25 Best Books of the Last 100 Years Recommendations: Travel Literature by Jeff Tucker Outdoor Literature by Liam Guilar River Literature by Liam Guilar The Outdoor Experience Reading List: Reading List for an Outdoor Literature Course Other Suggestions: Humble Suggestions (A Few of Our Editor's Own Works) Whether you are a hiker or climber, sooner or later, you’re bound to find yourself on snow slopes.

Steep snow, of course, can be hazardous unless you are prepared.

The information from her book is particularly useful when you’re out in the field.

Stuff happens out there, and with Hostetter’s clear and helpful instructions you’ll be back on the trail in no time. Packed with solid and useful advice, use this creatively designed and colorfully illustrated book to plan treks and explore the mountains of distant lands.



Accomplished photographer Jerry Monkman who has worked for a variety of national outdoor and wildlife magazines, nicely elaborates on the subject in one easily readable and visually instructive book.

The book covers equipment, lenses, lighting, composition, exposure, and processing software. ISBN 1893682129 Without a doubt, this is a reliable and straightforward instructional text covering the knowledge and skills necessary for safe glacial travel.

The text is supplemented with case studies and expert advice. Its real strong point is the accompanying illustrations by Mike Clelland: delightfully whimsical but remarkably clear and understandable. ISBN 0899973736 Healthy, adventurous outdoor activities are a great way to connect with your children.

This is outdoor photography after all, and Monkman doesn’t leave out suggestions on taking photos in adverse weather. ISBN 9780811732109 Once again Stackpole Books scores a winner with their series on basic outdoor skills. Extreme Kids: How to connect with your children through today's extreme (and not so extreme) outdoor sports.


You’ll find plenty to be mined from this fine reference, and you won’t even need a pick and shovel. ISBN 0898867436 Looking for an up-to-date and reliable instructional book on climbing? Long time guide and instructor, Craig Luebben takes you through the paces, covering top roping, sport climbing, traditional climbing and bouldering. The photographs, creative design, and clear and understandable text combine to make this book a marvelous introduction to the exciting sport of whitewater kayaking. Glacier Mountaineering: An Illustrated Guide to Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue.

Add it all up, throw in the book’s classy and intelligent design, and this guide scores right at the top of its class. One look at this book and you'll want to grab your bike and head for the trail. Basic Canoeing: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started.


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