Monday, May 18, 2015

Let’s Go Outside

It’s that time of year again when the weather gets warmer (and stays warmer) and everything is turning green. Check out a few of these new non-fiction books to inspire your outdoor adventures:

Poems from Planet Earth by Yvonne Blomer.

An anthology of poems from readers at the internationally renowned Planet Earth Poetry in Victoria, B.C. Named after P.K. Page's poem "Planet Earth", the work includes poems from 116 contributors and is called a "launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not."

New Adult Non-Fiction, 811.608 PO

Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett

At a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of some of the remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, it's hard to imagine there’s any uncharted ground left on the planet. Exploring some of the most unexpected, unique places in the world, Alastair Bonnett rekindles our geographical imagination. The tour includes moving villages, secret cities, no man's lands, and floating islands. An intrepid guide down the road much less traveled, Unruly Places illustrates that the most extraordinary places on earth might be hidden in plain sight, just around the corner from your apartment or underfoot on a wooded path.

New Adult Non-Fiction, 910 BO

The Morris Canoe: Legacy of an American Family by Bruce Weber.
The story of the B.N. Morris canoe, crafted between 1890 and 1920, and how a single canoe took the paddling sports to a new dimension. The legacy of the Morris family canoe has contributed the tradition of paddling as a recreational experience.
New Adult Non-Fiction, 797.122 KL

How to Raise a Wild Child: the Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature by Scott D. Sampson.
From the host of PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train comes an easy-to-use guide for parents, teachers, and others looking to foster a strong connection between children and nature. Children today spend less time outdoors on average than their parents, although experiences in nature are essential for healthy growth. How to Raise a Wild Child illustrates how adults can help kids fall in love with nature - enlisting technology as an ally, taking advantage of urban nature, and instilling a sense of place along the way.
New Adult Non-Fiction, 508.076 SA.

Wild Rides and Wildflowers: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes by Scott Abbott
Two university professors set out to repeatedly bike the Great Western Trail, observing and writing about its variations with every season. The accounts of their adventures, however, refuse to be limited to flora and fauna. In Wild Rides and Wildflowers, Abbott and Rushforth share their deeply personal explorations of the male psyche, true friendship, biking, and botany.
New Adult Non-Fiction, 796.64 AB
--Kayla Argeropoulos, Library staff

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