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ASCENT: of the invention of mountain climbing and its practice. by Jeremy Bernstein.
Presents the world of alpinism--its history and continuing fascination. Tells of great English climbers and early ascents of Matterhorn (1865) and Greene (1880) and of the guides of Champion. Discusses the alternation of hope and fear and describes famous climbs and their incidents. Historical photographs, 144 pages, bibliography.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-8032-6052-0. 1979. Order #: UNNE1416 paper$7.95
ASCENT: the invention of mountain climbing and its practice. by Jeremy Bernstein.
Compelling encounters with the peaks and the people who scale them. Chronicles two centuries of mountaineering in the French Alps, birthplace of mountain climbing--from the first ascent in 1760 through the golden age of mountaineering in the nineteenth century, describes historic expeditions with immediacy, suspense charm, and humor. Presents modern achievements and excitements, heroic rescues and grim disasters along with expert analysis of climbing maneuvers. Mixes history, technical knowledge, and great stories from mountaineering literature. Maps, historical photographs, bibliography, 221 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-671-68275-X. 1989. ORDER #: SISC1417 paper$9.95.
THE BASIC ESSENTIALS OF FIRST AID FOR THE OUTDOORS. by William W. Forget, M.D.
Concise approach to common wilderness problems; plant rash, bites and stings, fractures vs. sprains, medications, first-aid kit design, treating shock, hypothermia, wind-chill chart, removing a fish hook, more. 25 illustrations, 72 pages, bibliography, index.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-934802-43-2. Order #: ICSB3794 paper$6.95.
THE BASIC ESSENTIALS OF MAP AND COMPASS. by Cliff Jacobson.
Understand and use any type of compass, orienteering or simple. Find your way to favorite spots--and back. Use your compass at night. Understand how to relate a map with a compass. Know the difference between U.S. and Canada maps. Triangulate for location and direction. 41 illustrations, 72 pages, table of common terms, index.
Inventory = 4. ISBN: 0-934802-42-4. Order #: ICSB3887 paper$6.95.
THE BASIC ESSENTIALS OF ROCK CLIMBING. by Mike Tradesman.
Rely on technique but use safety supports; physical conditioning and mental preparation. Explains fear and managing it, climb classification system, equipment, about balance and friction and movements, footholds and handhold, overhangs, cracks, and more to introduce a person to the sport. preferably in anticipation of taking lessons to reduce the risk factor.. 30 illustrations, 72 pages, glossary, index.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-934802-45-9. 1989. Order #: ICSB3791 paper$5.99.
#CAVES AND CAVING: a handbook and guide to American caves--from simply enjoying them to professional spelunking. by Jacobson & stral.
Tells how caves are formed and how to explore them plus guide to caving groups to join. Photos, 159 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-937360-08-2. Order #: HAHO2746 paper$10.00.
FACTOR: skills that make the difference in outdoor sports. by Bradford Angier.
Coping with challenges of backcountry hazards, rescues-coping with hypothermia, treatment of frostbite, dressing for cold weather, safeguarding your vision, escaping from quicksand and quagmire, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, treating snake-bite, preventing altitude sickness, purifying water. All are skills pertinent to cross-count and downhill skiing, cold weather camping and backpacking, fishing, canoing, swimming, rock climbing, biking, hunting and shooting, and archery. Drawings, 180 pages.
Inventory = 9. ISBN: 0-8117-2189-2. 1983. Order #: STAC1405 paper$7.95.
A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO LAND NAVIGATION with GPS. by Noel J. Hotchpotch.
What Global Positioning Technology (GPS) can do and how it can best be used in a variety of everyday circumstances--navigating with GPS and map, navigating with and without a compass, highway travel with GPS, buying a GPS receiver. Included CD is for older versions of Windows only. Diagrams, sample maps, photographs, glossary, 316 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN:1-892688-00-X. 1999. Order #: MISC1424 paper$24.95.
A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO WILDERNESS AND TRAVEL MEDICINE. by Eric A. Weiss, M. D.
A manual intended to help manage medical emergencies in remote environments (or for foreign travel) when professional medical care or rescue is not readily available. Starts with basic assessment of issues and emergency responses to these conditions such as breathing, bleeding, and beating (of heart) , goes on to deal with specific situations of allergic emergencies, altitude illness, animal bites, burns, hypothermia, food poisonings, fractures, dental emergencies, sprains, ticks, snake bites, and much more. Drawings, contents list, 198 little pages for carrying in the pack.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-9659768-0-7. 1997. Order #: MISC2638 paper$6.95.,
EMERGENCY SURVIVAL. by Charles A. Lehman.
Explores a myriad of situations where one's life may be in jeopardy--light plane crash, snowstorm stops traffic on interstate, vehicle gets stuck offroad, electricity goes out in mountain ski lodge, snowmobile dies far up the trail, lost in a swamp, fall off boat into cold water--and recounts real episodes of how some coped successfully and some did not. What to expect from SAR--search and rescue--and how to help get it (radio, phone, smoke, signals, signs) and assist when you have. Lists things to carry even though you would not normally need them but would in case of emergency. The thing you do not want to use on your trip is your first aid kit--unless. You may not be the one to need help, but need to know how to help others in your party or whom you encounter. Drawings, 153 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-935810-03-X. 1979. Order #: MISC2076 paper$7.95.
FIELD GUIDE TO OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY. by C. Boyd Pfeiffer.
For all who wander afield--a quick reference for bringing all the good times home. Presents techniques for photographing flowers, birds, animals, landscapes, and candid reminiscences of companions on the trail. Covers composition--secret of good and interesting pictures, lighting--various types for various effects, exposure--determining settings for great photos, making and improving accessories. Includes aspects of photography in hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking, climbing, and boating including details on building blinds and shutter releases, plus information on animal photography at night. Also includes advice on displaying photographs after taking them--framing, albums, and more. Photographs, 224 little pages for easy carrying in the field, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-8117-2261-9. 1977. Order #: STAC2633 paper$7.95.
FIRST AID: quick information for mountaineering and backcountry use. by Ed Peters.
Goes beyond the "everyday" mishaps that can occur but which can almost be predicted to happen if one spends much time in outdoor activities. Especially if such a mishap occurs while a long distance from help beyond one's own party then help must come from within the group. Suggests response to and treatment of CPR, resuscitation, hemorrhage, evacuation, fracture, frostbite, head and spine injuries, heat exhaustion, hypothermia, joint and muscle injuries, pulmonary edema, shock, snowblindness, sunburn. Contents of the mountaineering first aid kit are listed. This is a good pamphlet to read and understand before you need to. Drawings, accident report form, 34 little pages.
Inventory =3. ISBN: 0-89886-070-9. 1982. Order #: MOUN2664 paper$2.95.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS CATALOG. by Kenn and Pat Oberrecht. Lists mail-order
suppliers of hunting, fishing, camping, and other outdoor gear, with
descriptions of top products. Boats, guns, tents, fishing gear, knives, cameras. While there are newer items available today, this guide is now a reference to help identify sources and manufacturers of past products, some of which are approaching antique status. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs, 256 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87691-240-40. 1977. Order #: ZZSU5794 paper$9.95.
#HIGH-ADVENTURE OUTDOOR PURSUITS: organization and leadership. by Meier, Morash & Welton.
Textbook on outdoor leadership. 535 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-942280-38-5. Order #: PUHO9645 paper$28.95.
HYPOTHERMIA: death by exposure. by William W. Forgey M.D..
Understanding, preventing and treating severe body chill--the greatest potential danger for anyone traveling in the outdoors--whether hunting, camping, climbing, skiing, or even driving down a highway. It can be prevented, it can be treated--but only if you know how. Covers gross energy costs of various activities, wind-chill factors. Illustrated, 180 pages, index, glossary, table of treatments.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-934802-10-6. 1985. Order #: ICSB1348 paper$9.95.
Climbing on glaciers and ice cliffs--how to do it. Illustrated, 120
Inventory = 6. ISBN:0-910856-58-3 . Order #: LASI0789 paper$4.95. check stock.
LOOKING FOR MO: a novel. by Daniel Duane.
Story is set in northern California including San Francisco and Yosemite Valley around a would-be writer from Generation X who fails in his attempt to climb El Capitan in Yosemite, lifts shared stories from a friend, reunites with that friend and then together finish the climb, exploring the tenuous foundations of friendship. Includes author interview. 236 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-671-03483-9. 1998. Cover lightly soiled. Order #: MISC2740 paper$12.00.
MOUNTAIN MEN: a history of the remarkable climbers and determined eccentrics who first scaled the world's most famous peaks. by Mike Conefrey & Tim Jordan.
Chronicles the characters who operated in conditions of equipment, terrain knowledge, and mountaineering technique all of which were primitive compared to today's standards. Tells the stories of climbers of the Matterhorn, McKinley (Denali), Everest, and K2, and others. There is the ascent of Mont Black by Albert Smith with 16 guides and 18 porters, Edward Whymper on the Matterhorn who lost four party members shortly after summiting, Maurice Wilson who froze on Everest although counting on God's protection. A chapter asks, "Why climb?"
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-306-81129-4. 2002.Order #: MISC6589 cloth$23.00.
MOUNTAINEERING BASICS. by Lynne Foster.
Expanded version of Sierra Club handbook. Complete information on wilderness trip planning, physical conditioning, outfitting, using map and compass, camping with children, amateur weather forecasting, on- and off-trail travel, campsite selection and management, food and cooking, safety and first aid, search and rescue. Specialized instructions are given for rockclimbing, winter camping, snow and ice camping, desert travel. All wilderness skills are approached from a minimum impact perspective. Photographs drawings, 240 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-032238-24-6. Order #: MISC1546 paper$9.95.
THE ORVIS GUIDE TO OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY. by C. Boyd Pfeiffer.
Gives professional advice on best equipment for a variety of outdoor pursuits: hiking fishing hunting, nature study, and more. Chapters on Lighting and Composition, Flash Photography, and Close-up Photography offer technical instruction. There is also full treatment of animal, bird, and wildlife photography. Includes composition, equipment adaptations for special shots in difficult situations. Makes outdoor experiences more rewarding by bringing back memorable images from trips afield. Over 100 photographs including 4 pages in color, 226 pages, index.
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-8329-0434-1. 1986. Order #: MISC2097 paper$13.95.
PARTING SHOTS: an adventure in post cards. by Outside Magazine editors.
Book of 22 color postcards
showing unusual and/or amusing outdoor scenes.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-671-75465-3. 1993. Order #: SISC3553 paper$9.95.
STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: a basic map and compass book. by Don Geary.
Expert advice on selecting the map and compass you need;, determining location, route, and destination; staying on course; adjusting for magnetic declination; evaluating binoculars, altimeters, and other navigational tools; forecasting weather with instruments and folklore. Illustrated, 158 pages.
Inventory = 4. ISBN: 0-8117-2097-7. Order #: STAC1367 paper$9.95.
Illustrated edition of well-loved tale of how John Muir and the dog Stickeen struggled to cross an Alaskan glacier during an ice storm. An exhilarating story that has become an American classic. Illustrated, 96 pages. I
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-930588-48-7.Order #: HEYD6114 paper$7.95.
SURVIVAL WITH STYLE: in trouble or in fun...how to keep body and soul together in the wilderness. by Bradford Angier.
What to put in a survival kit, find drinking water, staying warm, making fire without matches, understand weather, determine directions, build a shelter, live off the earth, and more. Illustrated, 320 pages, index..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-394-71982-4. Order #: RAHO1199 paper$5.95.
TAKING CARE OF OUTDOOR GEAR. by editors of Stackpole Books.
Guide to extending life of your sports equipment--winter and summer, water and land. Push out a dent in a canoe, stop rope ends from fraying, wash a sleeping bag, seam-seal a tent, repair a tent pole, break in boots, manage Gore-Tex and other fabrics, clean wool garments, and more. Illustrated with drawings, 318 pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 0-8117-2148-5. 1983. Order #: STAC1402 paper$9.95.
#YOU'RE STANDING ON MY FINGERS. by Lewis.
Mountain climbs and adventures in the ranges of the U.S. and Canada. Photos 268 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-8310-7076-5. Order #: DARW0389 cloth$8.95.
CARLSBAD CAVERNS: silent chambers, timeless beauty. by John Barnett.
Cave formation, exploration, natural features of national park in New Mexico. Explains the geologic origin of this underground cave adorned with formations formed by mineral-laden dripping water in a massive cavern originally hollowed out of limestone rock. Tells of cave discovery and history of exploration and development including mining of guano deposited by the cave's extensive bat population. How the formations form, character of the various kinds. Tells what a cave tour is like and also of the natural landscape and its plants and animals above the cave. Diagram gives profile map of cave passages, entry, and rooms. Color photos, 36 large-format pages.
Inventory = 13. ISBN: None. 1981. Order #: CACA1888 paper$5.95.
CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK. by Ruth Radlauer.
Children's guide to underground area of bats and dripstone formations, and to desert above. How the cave and its stalagmites and other rock sculptures were made and are being made. Cacti, wildflowers, and animals of the area. For younger readers. Color photos, 48 pages.
Inventory = 4 ISBN: 0-516-47742-0. Order #: CHIL2065 paper$4.95.
#MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK--paper. by Ruth Radlauer.
Children's book explores underground world of cavern formations, cave tours and explorers, rivers, animals; plants and animals of forests above. Color photos, 48 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-516-47496-0. Order #: CHIL4000 paper$4.95. check ISBN
MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK--cloth. by Ruth Radlauer.
Children's book explores underground world of cavern formations, cave tours and explorers, rivers, animals; plants and animals of forests above. Color photos, 48 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-516-17496-7. 1978. Order #: CHIL1032 cloth$8.95. check ISBN
MAMMOTH CAVE: the story behind the scenery. Lyons.
Welcome to the two worlds of Mammoth Cave National Park. In the worlds of light, see the wildlife of the landscape. Within the cave, encounter creatures with special adaptation to the dark. 9x12, 48 pages, 72 color photos & 2 maps.
Inventory= 1. ISBN: 0-88714-003-3. 1993. Third printing. Order# : KCPU4791 paper$8.95.
THE STORY OF
MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK: a brief history. by Margaret M. Bridwell.
From early discovery in 1816, this cave in Kentucky has attracted not only sightseers but commercial enterprises. Explains the cave origin, its prehistoric and aboriginal history, early guides and discoverers of new passages and new entrances, mining operations for saltpeter and nitrate, early visitors and artistic performances inside the cave, stagecoach and railroad travel, creation of the national park to manage the cave, development of cave interpretation, museum, and visitor center. Photos, 64 pages.
Inventory = 12. ISBN: None. 1971. Order #: MACA0812 paper$4.95.
APPALACHIA: winter 1984-1985. by Appalachian Mountain Club.
This is a volume of America's oldest journal of mountaineering and conservation. It is identified as "New Series/Volume XLV winter 1984-1985/number 2; magazine number 179". Includes articles on "The Magic of Asia", "Scotland", hiking the John Muir Trail of the California Sierra and Death Valley plus Quebec canoe trip on the Mistasibbi. Also includes indices of the journal for volumes XL through XLIII (1974-1979). Photographs, 180 pages. Cover is of ruins of Tibetan monastery,
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None, 1984-85. Order #: APMC2394 paper$
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