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    1. Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical
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    2. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2007
    $16.50
    3. National Geographic Guide to the
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    4. The Bicycling Guide to Complete
    $14.95
    5. US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76
    $11.53
    6. Stretching: 20th Anniversary (Stretching)
    $16.47
    7. The Last Season
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    8. Manual of Freediving: Underwater
    $16.29
    9. No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing
    $29.70
    10. Bird Songs
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    11. It's Not About the Bike: My Journey
    $19.98
    12. The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher:
    $47.25
    13. Ashley Book of Knots
    $60.00
    14. Chapman Piloting & Seamanship
    $23.10
    15. The Sibley Guide to Birds
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    16. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds
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    17. Over the Edge: Death in Grand
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    19. Meditations on Hunting
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    20. Dangerous-Game Rifles

    1. Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual
    by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
    Hardcover (31 May, 2005)
    list price: $49.95 -- our price: $38.98
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    Isbn: 0071432388
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Do yourself a favor: if you own a boat, you should also own theRead more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Indespensible boat manual
    I'm not talking about yachting type books. I have owned and operated commercial fishing boats in Alaska, for over 30 years.And this book demystifies bonding, grounding, AC boat wiring, lightning protection, a whole chapter just on batteries, and that's just the electrical part of the book. If your unsure about some aspect of your boat's electrical system or machinery, and are walking the docks trying to find out something about them, GET THIS BOOK. Some of that BS one hears on the dock can sink you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a very usefull manual
    covers many important areas where problems usually arise. easily understood explanations and instructions to find and resolve problems. great resource to keep on the boat.

    5-0 out of 5 stars excellent book
    i am a marine student in nz, i was doing a assigment of boat battery. i went to libarary for this book and i read through the first chapter of the book which gives me from basic to depth ideas about battery. it's worth to own a book like this if you are a real boatie. perticularly for trouble shooting. cheers, enjoy ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Boating - General    2. Boats and boating    3. Electric equipment    4. Handbooks, manuals, etc    5. Maintenance and repair    6. Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Sports & Recreation / Boating   


    2. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2007 (Birnbaum's Walt Disney World)
    by Disney Editions
    Paperback (01 October, 2006)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $11.53
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    Isbn: 1423100514
    Sales Rank: 646
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST FOR DISNEY VACATIONERS
    Birmbaums is the most comprehensive disney guide there is. Its a fun way to plan your trip. Though not as detailed as some its a very lively look at all that is disney. A great book to get you excited about your trip to the happiest place on earth.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Official Book of Disney World
    My husband, son, and I just got back from Disney World a few weeks ago. We planned the trip in just a month's time, and WDW guides were very helpful!
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    Subjects:  1. Children's 4-8 - Travel - General    2. Parks & Campgrounds    3. Special Interest - Family    4. Travel    5. Travel - United States    6. Travel Guides - U.S.    7. United States - General    8. United States - South Atlantic - Florida    9. Juvenile Nonfiction / Travel    10. Travel & holiday guides    11. USA   


    3. National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States, 5th Ed. (National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States)
    by National Geographic
    Paperback (21 February, 2006)
    list price: $25.00 -- our price: $16.50
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    Isbn: 0792253221
    Sales Rank: 3951
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Awesome!
    This is the best book I have ever seen on the National Parks. The photography alone is worth the price. It gives very comprehensive advice on each park, and you can tell by the way it is written that these people have actually been to, and spent time, in each park. I love the way it breaks down each park into suggested amounts of time so that you can better plan your trip. There are maps for each park, and in the maps is my only complaint. Most of the maps cover more than one page and because there is very little page border down the center, it can make it difficult to see the center of the maps. Other than that, it truly is an awesome book, whether you actually get to travel to the parks or not.

    5-0 out of 5 stars National Parks Guide does its job.
    If you are visiting National Parks and want a useful guide to help plan your day(s) this book should be on your list.It goes beyond the quick synopsis you get in AAA guides and describes worthwhile stops and hikes at all the National Parks in the U.S.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A handy reference to supplement (or start) Web research
    I just bought the 2006 version of this useful resource to replace my trusty 1989 (!!) original. The new one includes up-to-date content (e.g., Joshua Tree is now a National Park, no longer a National Monument tucked away in the "Excursions" section) but I have two major gripes:
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    Subjects:  1. Guidebooks    2. National parks and reserves    3. North America    4. Parks    5. Parks & Campgrounds    6. Travel    7. Travel - United States    8. Travel Guides - U.S.    9. United States    10. United States - General    11. Travel & holiday guides    12. Travel / North America    13. USA   


    4. The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance and Repair: For Road and Mountain Bikes(Expanded and Revised 5th Edition)
    by Rodale Press
    Paperback (19 February, 2005)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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    Isbn: 1579548830
    Sales Rank: 2712
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Bicycle repair and maintenance
    Excellant manual! Great info and well illistrated. I use mine a lot!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book... could be better...
    This book does a great job covering everything basic to intermediate.I'd highly recommend it and I think that it's the best I've seen in this price range.It's not Barnett's manual but it is better than the Park tools and Zinn books in my opinion.I'd like to see more (and better quality) pictures.I've seen high rescolor pictures in books half this price.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Complete, well-written, easy-to-understand.
    I like doing repairs and maintenance myself to save money. Now that I have a good bicycle, I want to service it myself. This repair manual is nice. It is full of good illustrations and pictures, tips, and advice. Most things are explained in an easy-to-understand manner. It's obvious that the author likes servicing bicycles, and that he wants the reader to enjoy it too. This makes the book pleasant reading material as well.
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    Subjects:  1. Bicycles    2. Cycles - Repair And Maintenance Of Specific Models    3. Cycling - General    4. Handbooks, manuals, etc    5. Maintenance and repair    6. Repair    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Cycling    10. Vehicle maintenance   


    5. US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76
    by Apple Pie Publishers
    Paperback (01 January, 1992)
    list price: $14.95 -- our price: $14.95
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    Isbn: 0967512395
    Sales Rank: 7639
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Old, presented as New!
    I'm not sure why the publish date is listed as Jan. 1, 1992.The cover clearly shows the publish date as October, 1970.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Um, You Don't Have To Pay For This.
    This, like many other military manuals, is available online.Just type the FM number into your search box and a list of links to it will magically appear.

    1-0 out of 5 stars A true disappointment.
    This book is very disappointing. Poorly written and with weak descriptions leaves the inexperienced outdoorsmen with a false sense of security. Just because there happens to be a section on a particular skill does not translate into the ability of the reader to follow the lousy instructions to complete said skill. If anyone wants to learn survival skills they would be well suited to take a course and view first-hand the execution of the skills by an experienced practitioner of them. Purchase another book and let this one pass. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. General    2. Handbooks, manuals, etc    3. Military    4. Reference    5. Sports & Recreation / Outdoor Skills    6. Survival skills    7. Dept. of the Army    8. FM manual 21-76    9. Outdoor Skills    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Survival    12. Survival after airplane accide    13. United States    14. Wilderness survival   


    6. Stretching: 20th Anniversary (Stretching)
    by Shelter Publications
    Paperback (June, 2000)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $11.53
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    Isbn: 0936070226
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    This book was exactly what I was looking for.I play softball regularly and am approaching the age of 50, and I was looking for specific stretches to help me prepare to play.The book contains specific instructions and illustrations and is easy to folllow.Their are specific stretches to help with all kinds of activities, and the author has a long history of working with athletes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Indispensable to fitness for all ages and sports.
    In the good old days of typewriters, carbon papers, and stencil sheets, literary authorship served society at highest ethical, scientific, and artistic standards. In contrast, today's word processors and graphic software attracted to the field of book publishing plenty of con artists and commercial profiteers. This book on stretching by Anderson demonstrates the utmost dedication of its author to public welfare. Without sophisticated cameras or elegant graphing capabilities, the author was able to present all aspects of motion of human stretching by relying on hand-drawn sketches.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Essential to workout injury free
    It you enjoy running, walking of jogging you must stretch. If you like weightlifting you must stretch. If you play any kind of sport,.. again you must stretch. And guess what if you are not currently engaged in any physical activity, still will benefit a lot from stretching.
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    Subjects:  1. Athletic Training And Conditioning    2. Consumer Health    3. Exercise    4. Health & Fitness    5. Health/Fitness    6. Stretching exercises    7. Exercise & workout books    8. Sports & Outdoor Recreation   


    7. The Last Season
    by HarperCollins
    Hardcover (04 April, 2006)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $16.47
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    Isbn: 0060583002
    Sales Rank: 2447
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is a terrific insight into the Sierra and to the Park Service Rangers
    I loved the book. I spent 20 years backpacking in this same area every summer in the same time span and loved the insights and details of the author regarding the environment. Wallace Stegner gave advice (detailed in the book) to Randy about how difficult it is to write in general about nature. Eric Blehm successfully overcomes this difficulty. I felt back in the mountains and reliving my experiences due to his details. Thank you Eric. The dedication and professionalism of the park rangers in the search is a tribute to these men and women. Thank you to them also.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Who, or what killed Randy Morgenson
    Eric Blehm's book "The Last Season is the biography of a Sierra Nevada National Park Ranger, Randy Morgenson. Despite decades of experience and an intimate knowledge of the terrain in which Morgenson patrols, he goes missing. Blehm captures the search and rescue operation that spans over years and in the process details Morgenson's life history.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A stunning book abouthuman nature and the natural world
    I will admit that I usually do not do things like review books. This book though has been one of the most enduring books that I have ever read. In a most tragic way it shows one mans bond with the natural world that few if any will ever match. Then it goes on to show the nature of those closest to him, and the profound impact he left on their lives both in life and in death. Reading this book has totally changed my outlook on the natural world. Thank You Eric Blehm for delivering the "Gospel" of Randy Morgenson to me. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 1942-    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. General    7. Morgenson, James Randall,    8. Mountains    9. Outdoor Skills    10. Park rangers    11. Parks    12. Sequoia National Park (Calif.)    13. Sports - General    14. United States    15. Nature / General   


    8. Manual of Freediving: Underwater on a Single Breath (Freediving)
    by Idelson Gnocchi Pub
    Paperback (September, 2004)
    list price: $39.50 -- our price: $26.07
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    Isbn: 1928649270
    Sales Rank: 19816
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible for Freediving
    As a freedive instructor, I feel that this book should be manditory for ALL freedivers who wish to learn from a master of the sport.
    5-0 out of 5 stars In Europe freediving is an art form.
    In Europe freediving is an art form. It is against the law to spearfish using tanks therefore spearfishermen have had to dive deep in the cold waters of the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea hunting their quarry. More than that, freediving is the building block upon which good diving and underwater skills are based.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Freediving
    The intent of this book is to help you become a better freediver. It contains excellent teaching to help improve your freediving skills. There is practical advice to help you relax and learn to be in tune with your body. This book will help you to reach new levels of performance, dive deeper, stay longer, with more comfort and ease.
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    Subjects:  1. Scuba & Snorkeling    2. Sports    3. Sports & Recreation    4. Work-Related Health   


    9. No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
    by Broadway
    Hardcover (17 October, 2006)
    list price: $23.95 -- our price: $16.29
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    Isbn: 0767924703
    Sales Rank: 333
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Endeavor To Read This Book
    We finally got a copy of the much anticipated Ed Viesturs memoir. Endeavoring to read it cover-to-cover and absorb all the drama, adventure, and personal insights - we weren't disappointed.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. Mountain Climbing    6. Mountaineering    7. Mountaineers    8. Parental Memoirs    9. Sports - General    10. Biography & Autobiography / Sports   


    10. Bird Songs
    by Chronicle Books
    Hardcover (21 September, 2006)
    list price: $45.00 -- our price: $29.70
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    Isbn: 1932855416
    Sales Rank: 2083
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing
    Perhaps I am not the best person to review the quality and accuracy of the songs in this book/audio player (I would leave that to Rick Johnson of Osprey Ridge Studios who created the Hearbirds Course on CD available at [..] but as the former publisher of Waite Group Press [..] I must say that this is one of the most innovative and fun to use products to appear in book publishing in a long time.
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    Subjects:  1. Birds & Birdwatching - General    2. Children's Books/All Ages    3. General    4. Nature    5. Nature/Ecology    6. Birds (ornithology)    7. Nature / Birds & Birdwatching    8. North America   


    11. It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
    by Berkley Trade
    Paperback (04 September, 2001)
    list price: $14.00 -- our price: $11.20
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    Isbn: 0425179613
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    People around the world have found inspiration in the story of Lance Armstrong--a world-class athlete nearly struck down by cancer, only to recover and win the Tour de France, the multiday bicycle race famous for its grueling intensity. Armstrong is a thoroughgoing Texan jock, and the changes brought to his life by his illness are startling and powerful, but he's just not interested in wearing a hero suit. While his vocabulary is a bit on the he-man side (highest compliment to his wife: "she's a stud"), his actions will melt the most hard-bitten souls: a cancer foundation and benefit bike ride, his astonishing commitment to training that got him past countless hurdles, loyalty to the people and corporations that never gave up on him. There's serious medical detail here, which may not be for the faint of heart; from chemo to surgical procedures to his wife's in vitro fertilization, you won't be spared a single x-ray, IV drip, or unfortunate side effect. Athletes and coaches everywhere will benefit from the same extraordinary detail provided about his training sessions--every aching tendon, every rainy afternoon, and every small triumph during his long recovery is here in living color. Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars trash
    we all know this story, but if you want to read a cocky, self absorbed version from lance's perspective pick this up. horribly written, some attempts are made at poeticism ("I keep riding, into the highest peering hills, up the pitch of a mountainside, where green leaves quiver in the cold sun") but overall i'd probably get more out of a 2 page summary of his life on wikipedia.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Inspirational!
    Lance provides a lot of insight into his life, who he is, and how he became the greatest cyclist in the world in this book!This book covers his life from birth to the 2nd Tour de France win.The dedication he has to his job (cycling) is so impressive.A truly inspirational story....

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic- One of the best books I have ever read
    I must say that this is easily one of the best books I have ever read, and probably the most inspirational.It delves deep into the realms of the human spirit, against the worst of odds.Lance Armstrong isn't just the single greatest athlete of our generation, hes an American hero, and he beat cancer.Yes, he did not just survive, he defeated it, and proved it can be done.I have never had cancer, I have never fought against unbelieveble odds.This man has, and he tells his story in a remarkable, touching, and humane way.Fantastic Read. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Armstrong, Lance    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Cancer    7. Cycling - General    8. Cyclists    9. Diseases - Cancer    10. Patients    11. Specific Groups - Special Needs    12. Sports - General    13. United States    14. Biography & Autobiography / Sports   


    12. The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens
    by Thunder Bay Press (CA)
    Hardcover (August, 1999)
    list price: $19.98 -- our price: $19.98
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    Isbn: 1571451862
    Sales Rank: 56028
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars excellant book for the money
    Well illustrated, informative,helpful,perfectly priced.I recomend this book to amateurs and veterans of this hobby, this is a beautiful book easily worth the money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars YOU CANNOT GO WRONG WITH THIS ONE
    I have been a rather serious birder for well over fifty years now and when I first saw this book (it was a gift) I almost felt insulted...back yard birder indeed!Well, I was wrong...I admit it.I have actually enjoyed this one far more that several of the many hundred or so more technical books on the subject that inhabit my shelves.This is a wonderful quick reference and is quite well organized.I have interested grandchildern and I not when they are here, which is almost daily, they reach for this volume far more than any of the others.Sharing my passion and hobby with them is great and this work is a wonderful help tool.Recommend it highly.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Helps the Average Birdwatcher
    "The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens" is for the interested, but average birdwatcher. However, it might just inspire the reader to take it a level higher.
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    Subjects:  1. Bird feeders    2. Birds    3. Birds & Birdwatching - General    4. Garden Design    5. Garden Furnishings    6. Gardening to attract birds    7. Identification    8. Nature    9. North America    10. Science/Mathematics    11. Sale Books   


    13. Ashley Book of Knots
    by Doubleday
    Hardcover (21 June, 1944)
    list price: $75.00 -- our price: $47.25
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    Isbn: 0385040253
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best collection of knots ever.
    This book has just about every kind of knot you could ever imagine. The drawings are quite nice and history within the book is most interesting. If you've ever had an interest in knots, rope, or sailing this is the book for you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Knot-Withstanding
    This is a marvelous piece of work, a wonderfully compiled index and history on the amusing subject of knots.Moreover; this is the story of knots, written with a scholar's pen (so, it's educational), but told with a seaman's heart. The author's passion for his subject, evident on every page, animates all of his hand-drawn, disciplinedillustrations(Ashley was a student of the great Howard Pyle), which lends the book a nice, user-friendly appeal. As the author literally unravels the chords of the past on the subject, he then meticulously ties all loose ends together to knot the vast gamut of one ofhumanity's oldest skills and indispensable crafts in one timeless reference book. Here is a legendary work for the ages on a specialized professional skill, and a skill people rely upon everyday.
    5-0 out of 5 stars "I'm a bit tied up at the moment."
    First published in 1944, THE ASHLEY BOOK OF KNOTS is a fundamental reference work for anyone who works with rope, be you a sailor, stevedore, circus acrobat or dominatrix.
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    Subjects:  1. Arts And Crafts    2. Crafts / Hobbies    3. Do-It-Yourself    4. General    5. Knots and splices    6. Sailing - General    7. Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering    8. Sports & Recreation / Sailing    9. CRAFTS/HOBBIES   


    14. Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 65th Edition (Chapman Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling)
    by Hearst
    Hardcover (28 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 158816232X
    Sales Rank: 8145
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    Subjects:  1. Boating - General    2. Boating And Sailing    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. BG-JUVENILE PROP - BG-JUVY NON-FICTION    6. Sports & Recreation / Boating    7. Sale Books   


    15. The Sibley Guide to Birds
    by Knopf
    Paperback (03 October, 2000)
    list price: $35.00 -- our price: $23.10
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    Isbn: 0679451226
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars By far the best guide book on North American birds, PERIOD!
    Ahh, the book with an identity problem. Is this a coffee table book or is this a field manual? It's far too small to be a coffee table book, yet far too large to be a practical field guide. I think Knopf (the publisher) tried to make it fulfill both roles so they decided to split the difference in sizes and in and so doing, they fulfilled neither role. Regardless, this book is astonishing to behold. It is as much a work of art as anything else. If you can have just one book on birds for the rest of your life, make it this one. I think the author said it took him something like 11 years just to carefully hand paint each of the bird illustrations in this book. Well it definitely shows! When this book was first released, it caused something of an uproar because it was way too large and heavy to carry with you out in the field. Yet, it was way too useful not to. I wrote the author telling him he should come out with a much smaller version of this guide that is more compact and lightweight for field use. Well, he listened to me because he did just that. My only complaint about this book (and the smaller version), is that the illustrations of the birds are just a wee bit smaller than what they should be. And with the target audience of this book being primarily baby boomers, this might not go over too well with their aging eyes. The somewhat smallish illustrations make it far too difficult to effectively identify many birds, especially birds of the sparrow family which are extremely tricky to visually seperate by their field markings. The author told me he did this for artistic reasons (to keep large areas of white page around the birds to visually seperate the illustrations). All fine and good, but you aren't trying to make an art book (at least I didn't think you were), you're trying to make something people can use out in the field (at least I thought you were). Still, this is by far the best identification book on North American birds availible and trust me, I've looked at them all. Go with the smaller version if you plan on carrying it with you out in the field. The large edition, though a bit small for a true coffee table book, will have to sufice in that role until Knopf finally decides to come out with a lager coffee table version of this book. Needless to say, I have them both and love them both.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sibley Guide
    This is the best bird book of its kind on the market.While it is a little too large to be as handy as Peterson's for a field guide (unless you have very large pockets), it is indispensable for the serious birder.The convenience of having all of the information about a particular bird on one page cannot be overstated, and the illustrations are not only accurate but -- like Audubon's -- are works of art.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Birds of My Region
    I am using this product as a study guide for a field elective class in college.It has supplied me with great pictures and information for almost every bird I have had to study so far.I love the quizzing feature the most.It has been the highest effective learning tool I've used with this DVD.
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    Subjects:  1. Bird Watching    2. Birds    3. Birds & Birdwatching - General    4. Birds & Birdwatching - Guides    5. Identification    6. Nature    7. Nature/Ecology    8. North America    9. Nature / Birds & Birdwatching   


    16. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
    by Knopf
    Turtleback (29 April, 2003)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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    Isbn: 067945120X
    Sales Rank: 3121
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars My field guide of choice
    At one time I owned nearly every field guide availible on North American birds. I have since gotten rid of all of them and kept only this one because it far exceeds the others. Enough said.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well worth the bux!
    Admittedly I'm an amateur bird watcher, so I don't speak from a great amount of experience, but I did have certain expectations as to the quality and quantity of information to be found in this book.Both have been completely met.The layout is intuitive and the illustrations clear and informative.The size lends itself to slipping in an outside field-jacket pocket and the binding and covers seem rugged enough for many years of use....good show!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Beginners
    Unlike a lot of 'beginner guides,' this book shows very accurately what birds actually look like - from multiple points of view.The drawings are exquisite, and are more accurate than photos - a photo shows only 1 bird at one point in time; a drawing allows an artist to convey the total bird, eccentuating some features and dulling others for more easy identification. Additionally, descriptions are great, detailing habitat, range, commonality, nesting habits, and more. This fairly small book can be brought on day hikes, and also on some backpacking trips, depending on conditions.Realistically the best and only guide most people in the east will need. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Birds    2. Birds & Birdwatching - General    3. Birds & Birdwatching - Guides    4. Identification    5. Nature    6. Nature/Ecology    7. North America    8. Nature / Birds & Birdwatching   


    17. Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon
    by Puma Pr
    Paperback (25 May, 2001)
    list price: $22.95 -- our price: $15.61
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    Isbn: 097009731X
    Sales Rank: 14813
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and life saving
    Couldn't put this book down!Instructive and illuminating!Tales and advice can apply to any hiking and biking trips that our family takes in the future.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Mostly good
    I was afraid that this book would be a boring, thorough, and complete list of Grand Canyon deaths.It isn't -- except for Chapter 4.With that exception, this book is a complete page-turner, well-written and informative.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon
    It is a most interesting and informative book.It should be read by anyone who has or wants to hike the Grand Canyon.It relates individual stories of people that have died in the Canyon and what they did wrong that caused or contributed to their death.It weaves many of these stories together to create an excellent book that was hard to put down.
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    Subjects:  1. Accidents    2. Anecdotes    3. Arizona    4. Grand Canyon    5. Grand Canyon (Ariz.)    6. History    7. Social Science / Death & Dying    8. Travel    9. Travel / Parks & Campgrounds    10. Violent deaths    11. Death    12. Death & Dying    13. Parks & Campgrounds    14. Social Science    15. United States - State & Local   


    18. A Passion for Steelhead (Masters on the Fly series)
    by Wild River Press
    Hardcover (31 August, 2006)
    list price: $59.95 -- our price: $37.77
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    Isbn: 0974642711
    Sales Rank: 9259
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    Subjects:  1. Fish    2. Fishing - General    3. Fishing Sports    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Fishing, angling    7. Sports & Recreation / Fishing   


    19. Meditations on Hunting
    by Wilderness Adventures Pr
    Hardcover (September, 1995)
    list price: $39.95 -- our price: $26.37
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    Isbn: 1885106181
    Sales Rank: 112368
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An antidote to muddled thinking
    Ortega y Gasset brings philosophical rigor and logic to the consideration of hunting.In a powerful counterblast to muddled, emotion-driven, anthropomorphic, confused, sentimental arguments - one can't call them "ideas" - OyG clarifies the core questions and quandaries, and gives a sound philosophical foundation for the defense - indeed, the celebration -of the hunting imperative that 21st century urban man sublimates or ignores at his environmental and spiritual peril.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An absolute necessity for the animal rights debate.
    Ortega delves into the art of hunting, and gets to the root of the matter. Both the nature of human, and of animal are examined. Be forewarned, this is heavy duty philosophy, not just an article on where to hang a tree stand. Ortega wrote in the early twentieth century, and so some will think his ideas are dated, and that we know much better now. This gives rise to the thought that humans change rapidly. Ortega's work stands because we do not substantially change over just a hundred or even a thousand years. This is why Shakespear and the Bible are still applicable, and why Ortega's Meditations On Hunting still stands.The act of hunting has changed over the centuries, to evolve into sport. Ortega delves into this also, and his answer to our inner questions, and the current questions of animal rightists is so clear and distilled that it shines in one's brain. It is rare to find one so clear in academia. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Hunting    2. Hunting - General    3. Spain    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation   


    20. Dangerous-Game Rifles
    by Countrysport Press
    Hardcover (25 November, 2006)
    list price: $40.00 -- our price: $26.40
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    Isbn: 0892726911
    Sales Rank: 40048
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    Subjects:  1. Equipment & Supplies    2. Guns/Rifles For Hunting    3. Hunting - General    4. Hunting Sports    5. Hunting rifles    6. Shooting    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Sports & Recreation / General   


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