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Three New Books Focus on Inland Northwest

Keokee Books, the small press in Sandpoint, Idaho, that publishes nonfiction natural history, history and guide books, has three new titles focusing on the Inland Northwest. “Selkirks Spectacular” is a photographic journey around the spectacular Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho, ...

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Book Reviews: October 2006

K2: The Price of Conquest Lino Lacedelli and Giovanni Cenacchi Mountaineers Books, September 2006, 127 pages. K2: The Price of Conquest, critically examines the successful 1954 Italian expedition that put two climbers atop K2. In doing so the authors join ...

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Book Reviews: January 2006

Black Hole Charles Burns Pantheon, October 2005, 368 pages. What are the creepiest things ever to come out of the Pacific Northwest? David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks?” The American re-make of the The Ring? The first Green River record? Slade Gorton? ...

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Book Reviews January 2012

Freedom Climbers Bernadette McDonald Rocky Mountain Books, 2011, 352 pages Once again banff festival Director turned author, Bernadette McDonald, wowed the Banff Mountain Book Festival jury. Her latest book, Freedom Climbers, garnered the Don and Phyllis Munday award for Mountain ...

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Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge Craig Romano The Mountaineers Books, 2011, 288 pages I am writing this book review as I travel by train through the Columbia River Gorge. Every time I visit this area I am reminded of its ...

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Northwest Foraging Doug Benoliel Skipstone Books, 2011, 220 pages If you have any outdoorsy inclinations and you live in the Inland Northwest, then you’ve probably ambled along a trail leisurely picking and plucking huckleberries until the purple juices stained your ...

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Take A Seat Dominic Gill Mainstream, May 2010, 288 pages In June 2006, Dominic Gill set into motion one of the boldest and most creative adventures ever conceived. He decided to ride a tandem bicycle from the northern point of ...

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The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom: 1879-1960 Douglas Brinkley Harper Collins Books, 2010, 576 pages In the mid-1950’s, as protection for “Arctic Alaska” loomed, the conservation interests pushing for preservation recognized that, “In the end, the American people would have ...

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Day Hiking Central Cascades Craig Romano, photography by Alan L. Bauer The Mountaineers Books, 2009, 348 pages Craig Romano is a guidebook writer whom I trust. I haven’t yet been disappointed with two other of his books, Best Hikes with ...

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BONNER AND BOUNDARY COUNTY ATLAS Northwest Map Service 2010 edition, 152 pages. $24.95. A map person: I buy maps to plan and speculate, muse and daydream. You know what I’m talking about—that obsessive wonder that comes when you look at ...

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