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Allure of the Outdoors

"Over all, rocks, wood, and water, brooded the spirit of repose, and the silent energy of nature stirred the soul to its inmost depths."

-- Thomas Cole, Essay on American Scenery, 1835

Edward Abbey  917 Abb  Desert Solitaire
 Abbey  Fool's Progress
 508.78 Abb  Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West
Colin Angus  918.11 Ang  Amazon Extreme: Three Ordinary Guys, One Rubber Raft and the Most Dangerous River on Earth
Wendell Berry  Berry  A Place on Earth
Tom Bissell  915.87 Bis  Chasing the Sea
Erma Bombeck  817 Bom  When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It's Time to Go Home
David Brenner  817 Bre  If God Wanted Us to Travel...
Bill Bryson  919.4 Bry  In a Sunburned Country
 917.3 Bry  The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
 917.4 Bry  A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Tim Cahill  910.41 Cah  Hold the Enlightenment
 Cahill  Jaguars Ripped My Flesh
 [on order]  Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Yellowstone National Park
 910.2 Not  Not So Funny When it Happened: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure
 910.4 Cah  Pass the Butterworms: Remote Journeys Oddly Rendered
 910.4 Cah  Pecked to Death by Ducks
 910.4 Cah  Road Fever: A High-Speed Travelogue
 910.4 Cah  A Wolverine is Eating My Leg
Apsley Cherry-Garrard  919.89 Che  The Worst Journey in the World
Annie Dillard  500.9 Dil  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
 818 Dil  Teaching a Stone to Talk: And Other Expeditions and Encounters
Ivan Doig  B D678  This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind
 979.7 Doi  Winter Brothers: A Season at the Edge of America
Gretel Ehrlich  917.87 Ehr  The Solace of Open Spaces
 998.2 Ehr  This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland
Hal Espen  796.5 Out  Outside 25: Classic Tales and New Voices from the Frontiers of America
Ian Frazier  917.8 Fra  Great Plains
Peter Fromm  917.966 Fro  Indian Creek Chronicles
Euell Gibbons  581.632 Gib  Stalking the Good Life
A.B. Guthrie  Guthrie  Big Sky Stories
Larry Habegger  910.4 Tra  The Gift of Travel: The Best of Travelers' Tales
Eddy Harris  917.7 Har  Mississippi Solo: A River Quest
Aidan Hartley  967 Har  The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands
William Least Heat-Moon  917.3 Hea  Blue Highways: A Journey Into America
 917.815 Hea  PrairyErth (A Deep Map): An Epic History of the Tallgrass Prairie Country
 917.3 Hea  River Horse: The Logbook of a Boat Across America
Joseph Kinsey Howard  978.6 H83m2  Montana: High, Wide and Handsome
Roland Huntford  919.89 Hun  The Last Place on Earth
Jason Kersten  364.152 Ker  Journal of the Dead: A Story of Friendship and Murder in the New Mexico Desert
Barbara Kingsolver  081 Kin  Small Wonder: Essays
 818 The  There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure
Aldo Leopold  574 Leo  Sand County Almanac
Gene Logsden  630.973 Log  Living at Nature's Pace: Farming and the American Dream
Barry Lopez  818 Lop  About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory
 919.8 Lop  Arctic Dreams
 814 Lop  Crossing Open Ground
 500.915 Lop  Desert Notes: Reflections in the Eye of a Raven
Peter Matthiessen  598.32 Mat  Birds of Heaven: Travels With Cranes
 915.42 Mat  Snow Leopard
 916.762 qMat  The Tree Where Man Was Born
Patricia McCairen  917.913 McC  Canyon Solitude: A Woman's Solo River Journey Through the Grand Canyon
John A. McPhee  917.98 McP  Coming Into the Country
 305.2 McP  Control of Nature
Herman Melville  Melville  Moby Dick
 Melville  Omoo
 Melville  Typee
Tim Moore  914 Moo  Grand Tour: The European Adventure of a Continental Drifter
James O'Reilly  904 Dan  Danger! True Stories of Trouble and Survival
P.J. O'Rourke  817 Oro  Holidays in Hell
Robert Young Pelton  910.92 Pel  Adventurist: My Life in Dangerous Places
 613.69 Pel  Come Back Alive
Jonathan Raban  917.7 Rab  Old Glory: A Voyage Down the Mississippi
Donald G. Schueler  508.762 Sch  Handmade Wilderness
Vikram Seth  915.15 Set  From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet
Hampton Sides  508 Why  Why Moths Hate Thomas Edison and Other Urgent Inquiries Into the Odd Nature of Nature
Joe Simpson  796.522 Sim  Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
Gary Snyder  811 Sny  Mountains and Rivers Without End
 814 Sny  Place in Space: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Watersheds
Mark Spragg  B Sp67  Where Rivers Change Direction
John Steinbeck  818 Ste  Travels With Charley in Search of America
Paul Theroux  916 The  Dark Star Safari: Overland From Cairo to Cape Town
 910.4 The  Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings
 910.4 The  To the Ends of the Earth
Wilfred Thesiger  915.3 The  Arabian Sands
Henry David Thoreau  818 Tho  Walden
Mark Twain  Twain  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
 917.7 Twa  Life on the Mississippi
 817 Twa  Roughing It
Terry Tempest Williams  333.784 Wil  Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert
 616.994 Wil  Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Colin Woodard  363.739 Woo  Ocean's End: Travels Through Endangered Seas
Helen Whybrow  910.4 Why  Dead Reckoning: Great Adventure Writing From the Golden Age of Exploration, 1800-1900

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We include here a number of titles in this list which are not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries. All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked above to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If any of these titles below appeal to you, please consider ordering them through the services provided by our Interlibrary Loan department

Edward Abbey  Down the River
Colin Angus  Lost in Mongolia: Rafting the World's Last Unchallenged River
Lisa Bach  365 Travel: A Daily Book of Journeys, Meditations, and Adventures
Marybeth Bond  Gutsy Mamas: Travel Tips and Wisdom for Mothers on the Road
Gutsy Women: Travel Tips and Wisdom for the Road
Women's Passion for Travel: More True Stories from a Woman's World
Bill Bryson  Bill Bryson's African Diary
Faith Conlon  Gifts of the Wild: A Woman's Book of Adventure
Woman Alone: Travel Tales From Around the Globe
David Lee Drotar  Steep Passages: A World-Wide Eco-Adventurer Unlocks Nature's Spiritual Truths
Gary Ferguson  Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone
Amitav Ghosh  In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale
William Least Heat-Moon  Old Man River and Me: One Man's Journey Down the Mighty Mississippi
Jamie Jensen  Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways
Doug Lansky  First Time Around the World
Up the Amazon Without a Paddle
Doug Lansky  Last Trout in Venice
The Far-Flung Escapades of an Accidental Adventurer
Katie Lee  All My Rivers Are Gone: A Journey of Discovery Through Glen Canyon
Jennifer L. Leo  Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write From the Road
Andrew Meier  Black Earth: A Journey Through Russia After the Fall
Tim Moore  Frost on My Moustache: The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and Loafer
Gary Paul Nabhan  Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in O'Odham Country
Songbirds, Truffles, and Wolves: An American Naturalist in Italy
Sam O'Reilly  Hyenas Laughed at Me and Now I Know Why: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure
Tim Rundquist  How Heavy is the Mountain
Gary Snyder  Back Country
Richard Sterling  Fire Never Dies: One Man's Raucous Romp Down the Road of Food, Passion, and Adventure
Laura Stoddart  Off the Beaten Path: A Wanderer's Anthology
Terry Tempest Williams  Coyote's Canyon

Printed List March 2004 rt
Updated for the Web May 2004 sdc -- last updated March 2008 sdc

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