On Trails Book
Score: 3
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On Trails


  • Author : Robert Moor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476739236

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On Trails Book Description :

In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing -- combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde's The Gift. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic--the oft-overlooked trail -- sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity's relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life?

On Trails Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

On Trails


  • Author : Robert Moor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476739243

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On Trails Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award • Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award • “The best outdoors book of the year.” —Sierra Club From a talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. While thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.

On Trails Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

On Trails


  • Author : Robert Moor
  • Publisher : Aurum Press Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-08-04
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781313831

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On Trails Book Description :

A strikingly original debut from a tremendous new talent, Robert Moor explores how trails help us understand the world, from the biological phenomenon of how ant trails are formed to hiking paths that span continents and oceans, from migration routes to the Internet. In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: 'How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What makes us follow or strike off on our own?' Over the course of the next seven years, Moor travelled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing. This deep search for meaning introduces the reader to experts who work with trails of all kind, outrageous anecdotes from his own experiences and spectacular descriptions of landscapes and animal behavior. On Trails gives an eye-opening tour, leaving us with a much richer, prismatic take on what we constantly take for granted: how we get where we're going.

Tough Trails Book

Tough Trails


  • Author : Irene Morck
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2003-09-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554697649

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Tough Trails Book Description :

When Ambrose is forced to sell his horse because of an injury, he must find a new animal that can handle the rigors of the mountains while packing for his uncleís trail-riding outfit. To save an old lady's beloved companion from the meat-buyers, Ambrose buys a horse who would be better off in retirement than climbing the treacherous trails of the Rocky Mountains. The horse, Society Girl, almost dies on the trail, and Ambrose realizes she will have to go back to the meat-auction. When Ryan, a misbehaving ten-year-old, takes the horse and disappears into the teeth of a dangerous mountain storm, Ambrose and Janice are forced to work together to find him. Will the young boy and the elderly horse survive a vicious hailstorm? Will Society Girl prove that she has a future? Will Ambrose be able to save the old horse from certain death?

Best Bicycle Park   Rail Trails in Ontario Book

Best Bicycle Park Rail Trails in Ontario


  • Author : Dan Roitner
  • Publisher : Dan Roitner
  • Release Date : 2019-05-22
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9781999135317

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Best Bicycle Park Rail Trails in Ontario Book Description :

The weekend is here, the sun is out...where to go? Plan your next bicycle adventure with this handy guide! • 2019 Edition • 65 Trail Reviews, 150 Full colour pages • Top 45 Park Paths + 20 Rail Trails • 65 New Trail Maps and Elevation Charts • Trail reviews list - Length, Elevation, Terrain, Skill, Traffic, Maps, Facilities, Highlights, Phone #, Websites, Similar Trails, Local Clubs, Access & Parking info Discover new cycling destinations in Southern Ontario, Canada. Included are city Park and rural forest paths, plus Rail Trails. Most routes are flat, easy terrain, for safe, car-free cycling that all ages can enjoy. After many years of riding and scouting trails, Dan Roitner has compiled extensive information, useful maps and photos for this guide. Start planning your next great ride today!

Food on Foot Book

Food on Foot


  • Author : Demet Güzey
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-04-01
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442255074

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Food on Foot Book Description :

What did great adventurers eat during their expeditions to the far corners of the world? How did they view the role of food in their survival and wellbeing? What about hikers and backpackers today who set out to enjoy nature, pushing their own boundaries of comfort for adventure. How does food impact their experience? And what do they have in common with pilgrims and soldiers? Food is a significant element of our relationship with nature. Whether a historical expedition or a weekend camping trip, a journey made on foot requires sustenance. Without mastering our relationship with food we would have not been to the South Pole or summited Mt. Everest or expanded to the west of America. However, in the reporting of these expeditions so far food has rarely taken a central role. It is possible to take a different stance and look at our time on trails with food as the leading character. Here, Demet Güzey offers a fun and interesting read on the social and cultural history, developments and challenges in food on trails and in the wild. She explores personal accounts, news articles and anecdotes to highlight how food has accompanied us in mountaineering, desert travel, and pilgrimage, in the army or on the street. From tinned foods to foraging in the wild, worm-infested hardtack to palate-dulling army rations, loss of appetite in high altitude to starvation at the trenches, no stone is left unturned in this tour of how we manage food on foot, and how disasters happen when we do not manage it so well. Readers will delight in both the stories of many of the famous explorations and the more current journeys.

Nature Hikes Book

Nature Hikes


  • Author : Janet Eagleson
  • Publisher : Firefly Books
  • Release Date : 2018-07
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0228101646

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Nature Hikes Book Description :

A great guide to visiting 39 Conservation Areas in the Toronto region with new full-color maps. Toronto residents and visitors can find it difficult to get far enough away from city noise and hustle to experience the restorative quiet of a natural setting. But that's only if you don't know where to go. Nature Hikes: Near-Toronto Trails and Adventures is a guide through 56,000 acres of Ontario's most compelling nature destinations. This fifth edition adds six more Conservation Areas selected from the most accessible Conservative Authorities in the area -- Credit Valley, Nottawasaga Valley, Toronto and Region, Lake Simcoe Region, Central Lake Ontario -- for a total of 39 hikes. They are Caledon Trailway (Central Region) and Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake, Mount Nemo, Kelso and Mountsberg (all West Region). All 33 hikes in the first edition have been updated to incorporate any changes, and together with new hikes are organized by region and presented with beautiful color photography and all the information needed to choose and get to the destination: Highlights, Difficulty, Trails, Markers, Surface, Type, Open, Entry Fee, Directions, Activities, Dogs Allowed Description of the site, history or points of interest and tips on what to do and see Map of the Conservation Area indicating roads, watercourse, trails, entrance, parking, natural feature (e.g. forest, wetland) and more, such as best birdwatching or fishing spot All of the maps have been redone to professional standards, making the book much more user friendly. Written as a narrative, the book describes the hikes in practical terms and as the writer experienced them. There are also informative sidebars throughout, such as Why do birds sing?; Plant Invaders; Wonderful Wetlands; There is No New Water and How To See Wildlife: Step One. Just minutes out of the city or from their doorstep, day trippers can find bird migration stopovers, fishing holes, wildlife hot spots, hiking and biking trails, secret photography spots, s

Horses  Hitches and Rocky Trails Book

Horses Hitches and Rocky Trails


  • Author : Joe Back
  • Publisher : Big Earth Publishing
  • Release Date : 1959-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 1555661416

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Horses Hitches and Rocky Trails Book Description :

Horses, Hitches and Rocky Trails is often referred to as the packer's bible. Written in the language of the West, it is a complete and often humorous presentation of the method of packing horses into the wilderness. Amplified by the brilliant drawings of artist Joe Back, the book is for both the amateur and professional packer.

Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia Book

Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia


  • Author : Michael Haynes
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN 10 : 0864926855

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Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia Book Description :

Previous ed. published under title: Hiking trails of Nova Scotia.

The Happy Runner Book

The Happy Runner


  • Author : Roche, David
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2018-11-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492567646

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The Happy Runner Book Description :

Is your daily run starting to drag you down? Has running become a chore rather than the delight it once was? Then The Happy Runner is the answer for you. Authors David and Megan Roche believe that you can’t reach your running potential without consistency and joyful daily adventures that lead to long-term health and happiness. Guided by their personal experiences and coaching expertise, they point out the mental and emotional factors that will help you learn exactly how to become a happy runner and achieve your personal best.