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Outdoor Literature

There is nothing better than venturing outside with a favorite book in hand. Whether you are into casual reading or are more interested in vicariously experiencing the outdoors through others, there are many books written about nature for you to enjoy. Here are some of our suggestions.

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Atkinson, B. (1968). Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Modern Library, New York, NY.

Brautigan, R. (1967). Trout Fishing in America, The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, and in Watermelon Sugar. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.

Brown, Jr., T. (1978). The Tracker. Berkley Books, New York, NY.

Bryson, B. (1998). A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. Broadway Books, New York, NY. Ferguson, G. (1996). The WorldÂ’s Great Nature Myths. Falcon Publishing, Helena, MT.

Ray, J. (1999). Ecology of a Cracker Childhood. Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN.

Stetson, L. (1995). The Wild Muir: Twenty Two of John MuirÂ’s Greatest Adventures. Yosemite Association, CA.

Thoreau, H.D. (1948). Walden: and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience. Rinehart Press, San Francisco, CA.

Abbey, E. (1982). Down the River. Penguin Books, New York, NY.

Abbey, E. (1977). The Journey Home. Penguin Books, New York, NY.

Abbey, E. (1975). The Monkey Wrench Gang. Avon Books, New York, NY.

Bass, R. (1997). The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.

Krakauer, J. (1997). Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster. Villard, New York, NY.

Krakauer, J. (1996). Into the Wild. Villard, New York, NY.

Maclean, N. (1976). A River Runs Through It and Other Stories. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Morris, H. (1995). A Different Angel: Fly Fishing Stories by Women. Berkley Books, New York, NY.

Muir, J. (1987). My First Summer in the Sierra. Penguin Books, New York, NY.

Safina, C. (1997). Song of the Blue Ocean. Henry Holt Company, New York, NY.

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