Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

  • Young children can get a little stir crazy riding in cars or planes for long distances en route to a national park vacation. That's where books -- yes, books! -- come in.

Monday, August 12th, 2013

  • How many times have you found yourself in a national park gazing at an animal track, a tree, or perhaps just an insect, and wondered what exactly you were looking at?

Friday, August 9th, 2013

  • Not many new hiking trails arrive these years, so when a new one does surface, it's great to have a guide to help you plan a walk along it. What Danny Bernstein has done with The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina, is produce not a how-to book, but rather a why-to book.

    By that I mean that Ms.

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

  • On The Desert's Edge is a book for all those who cherish wild places.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

  • When I worked for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management at the Anasazi Heritage Center, I read a lot about mining in the Rockies. The book that really let me know what life in the mining camps was like was Tomboy Bride, by Harriet Fish Backus.

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