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INDEX TO ALL REVIEWED BOOKS

Winners of the 2016 National Outdoor Book Awards Medallion

Our Choices for the Best of 2016

Newly Published Books in 2017 & 2016 . . . 

50 Years of Flight:  Ski Jumping in California (Ski History)

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A Cold Wind Blows (Fiction - Alaskan Hunting)

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Yellowstone: Color it Wild (National Park Coloring Book for Adults).

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Featured Review: Backseat Fish (Fishing & Relationships)

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The Hour of Land (National Parks & the Environment).

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Featured Review: Kolob Tragedy (Canyoneering & Accident Analysis)

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Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay (Biography)

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Sixty Meters to Anywhere (Alcohol Dependency & Climbing)

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Walking the Nile (Adventure)

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Landslide (Poetry: Nature Themes)

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Soul of Wilderness (Backcountry Travel/Skiing Western BC & Alaska)

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Journey of Heart (Journey to K2 - Mountaineering/Travel/Reflection)

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Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing

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Featured Review: Hunting for Food

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The Search for Elusive Trout: True Tales & Cocktails

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Absolutely Positively Gundog Training

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Featured Review: Hunting and Cooking Big Game (Vol 1)

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Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game (Vol 2)

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Winterkill (Hunting/Poetry)

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Featured Review: Denali's Howl (Mountaineering)

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Love of Nature (Nature)

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Leaving Tracks: "A Maine Tradition" (Snowshoe Construction)

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Drake's Adventures: Spring Thunder (Children's Book - Hunting)

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Drake's Adventures: Trick or Treat (Children's Book - Hunting)

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Featured Review: The Son the Madam of Mustang Ranch

2015 Books. . . 

Recently Featured Books . . . 

Big Water, Little Boats (Boat Building & River Running)

 

Canyons & Ice: Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith (Biography)

 

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest (History/Mountaineering)

  

 

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Introduction. There are lots of outdoor books published each year and deciding which ones to read isn't an easy task.  This is designed to help.  A guide to new and past works of outdoor literature, it's a compendium of reviews, lists, and recommendations. 

 

Much of what you'll see here is based on my work with the National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA).  As chair of the awards program, I'm very fortunate to have the opportunity to read and review many new outdoor books published each year.  Thus, included within these pages you'll find reviews of NOBA winners.  Of course, not all books entered in the contest win, and you'll also find reviews on other new and innovative works that I've run across. 

 

Additionally, I've compiled information on outstanding works published in the past.  This includes outdoor classics, recommendations from outdoor literature authorities, and "Best Book" lists assembled by others.  Finally, I've also included my own list of important works which I use in an outdoor literature class that I teach at Idaho State University.

 

Happy Reading!          

  

     --Ron Watters

 


 

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