We know that planning a trip
is half the excitement. To help you prepare - or just foster some
dreams - we've assembled some of our favorite books for your enjoyment.
Country Reflections (Reflections of the Wilderness)
~ Larry Rice
Larry Rice has
traveled the globe (including several trips with Sunrise).
Here are reflections on some of his canoeing adventures.
of the Paddle - Bill Mason
One of our favorites.
Not only is it a great how to guide on canoe handling, it
is an excellent read for those long winter nights. The book
imparts Bill Mason's love of the canoe. Written by a true
legend in canoeing and wilderness filmmaking.
of the Paddle : An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping
- Bill Mason
Complete Wilderness Paddler; James West Davidson, John
This classic guide
to canoeing in remote waters has chapters on safety, outfitting
a trip, and navigation. In addition, it lists a variety of
possible situations for different water conditions, including
ice, riffles, and whirlpools. Thorough and lively, this is
a great resource for anyone who prefers paddling in the wilderness.
River Guide Maine
Mountain Club guide to Maine's rivers.
Survival of the Bark Canoe
~ John McPhee
In an age of mass-produced
and disposable objects, traditional crafts are becoming extinct,
and appreciation for craftsmanship has become a hobby for
the wealthy dilettante. But here and there, a few stalwart
individuals carry on the old traditions. Henri Vaillancourt
of Greenville, New Hampshire is in large part responsible
for the continuing survival of the birch bark canoe. McPhee
tells the story not only of Vaillancourt and his work, but
of the canoe's role in American history. Many McPhee fans
consider this lovely and lucid book one of his finest works.
Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire (4th Ed)
Vermont New Hampshire & Maine
Insiders' Guide to Maine's Mid-Coast
The most complete guidebook to this storied region.
- An Explorer's Guide (8th Ed)
Maine Woods ~ Henry David Thoreau
River : The Rio Grande in North American History/2 Volumes in 1/Vol
1 : Indians and Spain, Vol 2 : Mexico and the United States
-- Paul Horgan
One of the major materpieces
of American historical writing. The two volumes are a continuing
delight, far better than any historical novel. Scene succeds scene,
filled with movement, passion and unbelievable heroism. Won the
Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes for History, and is considered the
greatest history of the Rio Grande from pre-Columbian time to mid
Journal : Rio Grande
Rushing out of
southern Colorado's San Juan Mountains, the Rio Grande is
a river of many faces. Learn more about this magnificent waterway,
including where to wet a line in both Colorado and New Mexico
and what flies to use, from this edition of the River Journal
series. The book's large, color format, sumptuous photography,
and lively, descriptive text bring the river and its angling
possibilities to life. Like other volumes in this series from
Frank Amato Publications, the river's history, wildlife, hydraulics,
and fishing conditions are described in detail for the angler's
Planet Iceland, Greenland & the Faroe Islands (3rd Ed)
-- Deanna Swaney
Readers are invited
to explore the world's last great northern wilderness with
the most comprehensive guide to the region--and the only guide
to feature the Faroe Islands. The book includes trekking routes
through volcano landscapes, spectacular glaciers and thermal
springs, and a language section covering Icelandic, Greenlandic,
and Faroese. color. 85 maps.
: Land of the Sagas ~ David Roberts, Jon Krakauer
From the author of Into
Thin Air. Circumnavigating Iceland in summer and winter, Krakauer
and Roberts encounter tales of monks and Vikings, outlaws and adventurers,
trolls and witches. While touring and photographing, they discover
the myths and legends of Iceland's stirring history. Numerous other
feats--including a hazardous winter climb to the summit of one of
Iceland's tallest mountains--round out a fascinating introduction
to this unique and beautiful land.
Nunavut / Baffin Island
1999 Nunavut Handbook; Travelling in Canada's Arctic
-- Marion Soubliere
The difinitive handbook.
Everthing you need or want to know.
Big Book of Adventure Travel (3rd Edition)
-- James C. Simmons
One of our favorites
- primarily because it has a nice feature on our founder,
Martin Brown. There are more than 400 adventures listed-everything
from kayaking the Grand Canyon to hanging out with polar bears
in Canada to trekking in Tanzania. This book shows you that
adventure travel can be easy, affordable, and-you guessed
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