Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

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.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

  • Identifying warblers can be a pretty straightforward affair, especially here in the East. In the spring, before leaf-out, you can get good looks at these birds, and their plumage gives them away.

    But it isn’t always the second week of May in the Midwest.

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

  • The features of today's cameras, coupled with the size of some national parks, can make photographing the parks on your vacation a daunting task.

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