Long ago, the Old Ones were bad. They drank all the water, ate all the pine nuts, and left nothing for the other creatures. Sinawav the coyote punished them by turning them into rocky hoodoos. Now when children misbehave, their Paiute elders remind them that they too could be turned into stone columns! Vivian has heard the stories, but this year as she and her grandmother climb the mesa to pick pine nuts, Vivian has something more important on her mind: basketball tryouts. When Vivian is disrespectful to the trees and the land, her grandmother must remind Vivian of the legend of the hoodoos and how nature has made it possible for her people to live.32 pages - softcover - Grades 1-3
Charming Paiute Indian legends that tell of the creation of all living things and why they behave the way they do. Appealing to all ages.
By William R. Palmer
The National Museum of Forest Service History presents a charming cookbook that celebrates decades of camp cooking by countless Forest Service agents in the field. Featuring legendary recipes for Dutch oven meals, open-fire dishes, and other tasty outdoor specialties used daily in the early days of the Forest Service, Camp Cooking has dozens of recipes, photos, and anecdotes that tell the whole history of these brave and hardy individuals.
Dedicated ranger's wives prepared meals with limited resources as they accompanied their husbands in the field, often supplementing cooking with k-rations cooked over an open fire. In rustic and remote locations, delicious, time-tested creations were prepared and served, including Dutch Oven Beer Bread, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Pioneer Night Stew, and Creamy Pumpkin Pie.
Watch where you step! Sometimes the animals in the Colorado Plateau are hard to find-but you can almost always find their poop! Come along with Michael, Emily, and their family as they find poop (scat) and footprints (tracks) and discover which animal made them!
An ideal tool for teaching young children about animal behavior, diet, and scat and tracks identification-the perfect companion for in the car or in the field on your next trip to the Colorado Plateau of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New MexicoFun illustrations of the animals and their scat and tracks supplement the charming story, and a quick-reference chart at the back makes field identification a breeze!
Ages 6 and above.
This field guide combines spot-on descriptive information, definitive photography, animal track silhouettes, and key facts in a handy, easy-to-reference volume. Including selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to help identify each mammal species, this book includes tips on how to observe, track, and identify mammals in nature. Beautifully designed and illustrated, with logical organization and bulleted information, this pocket guide is useful in the field or as an in-home reference.Paperback - 184 pages - 4.38x0.05x7.25 Inches
With this basic beginner's field guide to North American wildflowers, all who enjoy nature and the outdoors can identify common wildflowers, from backyard weeds to dainty forest blossoms. In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this new title offers key facts about 160 of the most common wildflowers and weeds, coast to coast, including Canada and Alaska. To help with identification, each of the 160 entries has both a color photograph showing the plant in context and a color illustration showing the blossom close-up. This book is the perfect starting point for anyone, young or old, interested in learning how to identify wildflowers.Paperback - 184 pages - 4.38x0.05x7.25 Inches
This fun, affordable, beautifully illustrated introduction to birding is like taking a walk with National Geographic's birding experts. Of this book's 192 pages, 160 are devoted to North America's top species, one per page, from the lowly House Wren to the majestic Bald Eagle. Carefully chosen illustrations and photographs capture the key details and typical behavior of each bird, paired with a short list of essential facts and a fun, fascinating, colloquially written "bird-ography" of each bird. (The latter feature is unique to this beginning field guide). Pictures plus facts plus story: a winning combination. With a small trim size and colorful illustrations, this pocket guide is easy on the eyes and easy to stash. A useful color index aids identification; tips throughout show how to observe, track, and identify birds in nature.Paperback - 192 pages - 4.38x0.05x7.25 Inches
WIlderness Ranger Cookbook is collection of trail-tested recipes from wilderness rangers across all four major agencies that includes quotes from the rangers as well as wilderness tips. Even more so, it is also a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act. This book has the backing of the Society for Wilderness Stewardship, the corporate sponsorship of Osprey Packs, and the backing of the four agencies (USFS, BLM, USFWS, and NPS). There will be a total of approximately 100 recipes with quotes from the park rangers, color photos, tips, Leave No Trace information, and the entirety of the Wilderness Act.