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A geological field guide to northern Idaho and the Channeled Scabland
By Bruce Bjornstad and Eugene Kiver
Nonfiction, 480 pages, 6″ x 9″ inches softcover, 400 black-and-white illustrations, maps and photos, 50 color plates, index
Following up on his first volume, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: A geological field guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin, geologist Bruce Bjornstad joined forces with colleague Eugene Kiver to guide readers upstream – northward into the Channeled Scabland and northern Idaho in The Northern Reaches. Illustrated with 400 maps, schematics, photos and illustrations, including 32 pages of color plates, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches provides a clear, concise and easily useable guide to the remarkable geologic record of the great Ice Age floods.
By Dennis D. Dauble
Nonfiction, 160 pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″
These stories, drawn from a lifetime of fishing experiences, explore a range of topics anglers often don’t discuss – trespassing, giving up a secret hole, losing fish at the net, competition between buddies and taking turns when on guided trips. While sometimes exposing what might be considered the “dark side of angling,” author Dennis Dauble manages to both entertain and inspire anglers in The Barbless Hook.
COMING IN 2014!
By Ross Klatte with photography by Jerry Pavia and Tim Cady
Nonfiction, 184 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ softcover, full color with more than 300 photographs
A photographic journey encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho, eastern Washington and southeastern British Columbia, Selkirks Spectacular features amazing images by photographers Jerry Pavia and Tim Cady. More than 300 images along with chapters by Canadian Ross Klatte on the history, geology, communities, natural features, attractions, and the flora and fauna showcase this beautiful corner of the earth.
By Patti Clemons, Barbara Merritt and Marsha Ogilvie; illustrated by Bonnie Shields
Fiction, 32 pages, 8.5″ x 8.5″ softcover, full color illustrations
Produced in association with Keokee Co. Publishing, Inc.
A delightful new children’s book inspired by the late Hazel Hall, GiGi’s Enchanted Forest follows a black bear family as it sets off through an enchanted forest to visit Gramma GiGi. The three mischievous cubs are in for a bigger adventure than they could have imagined.
A geological field guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin
By Bruce Bjornstad
Nonfiction, 308 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 262 black-and-white illustrations, maps and photos, 20 color plates, index, in its third printing
In this first volume of On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods, geologist Bruce Bjornstad explores those legendary floods, explains the features they created, and guides readers to trails and tours in the Mid-Columbia Basin to witness the floods’ awesome power for themselves. This readable, useable field guide is rich in detail and makes the Ice Age floods tale more fascinating and intriguing than ever.
Full color map, shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube
A perfect companion for either volume of On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods, this updated map produced by the Ice Age Floods Institute in conjunction with Eastern Washington University is also a great companion for anyone traveling the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail.
Proceeds benefit the Ice Age Floods Institute
By Dennis Nicholls with Jim Mellen
Nonfiction, 176 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 86 maps and photos, appendixes, second edition
Trails of the Wild Cabinets is a hiker’s and biker’s bible for the Cabinet Mountains – that magnificent range stretching from northern Idaho’s panhandle 150 miles southeast into Montana. The second edition published in 2008 includes trail updates and new trails!
Temporarily out of stock!
We’re working on the second edition due early in 2014!
By Dennis Nicholls
Nonfiction, 336 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, maps and photos, appendixes
Trails of the Wild Selkirks: South of the Canadian Border focuses on the portion of this spectacular range that spans northeastern Washington and northern Idaho, before it stretches far into Canada. The second edition due in 2014 will include trail updates and new trails!
By Jane Fritz and Friends
Nonfiction, 416 pages plus photo sections, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 100+ photos, 16 pages of color plates, 16-page Ross Hall classic photos section, and fold-out color map by Terrapen Geographics, in its second printing
Legendary Lake Pend Oreille is far more than a recreationist’s directory: Rich with sketches about biology and botany, loaded with fascinating historical lore, and abundantly illustrated, this is a bible for Lake Pend Oreille.
A guide to their natural history and identification
By Dennis Dauble
Nonfiction, 244 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 147 illustrations, glossary, list of fish species, index and 16 pages of color plates
For anyone who has a natural curiosity about the abundant variety of fish species in the Columbia Basin, fisheries biologist and author Dennis Dauble answers familiar questions and delves into a variety of factors related to 60-plus species in his guidebook, Fishes of the Columbia Basin. If you’re on a quest for fishes and the places they live, Fishes of the Columbia Basin is an indispensable guide.
By Bob Carson and Scott Babcock
Nonfiction, 272 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 85 photos, 7 maps and a fully detailed guide to 56 trails
Hiking Guide to Washington Geology leads readers into the beautiful scenery of Washington state, which holds some of the most geologically diverse landscapes anywhere, and gives them the dramatic geologic story behind it all. Besides being a useful field guide, this book includes chapters on gearing up for field geology and “Geology 101,” with everything you need to know on reading the rocks of Washington.
By Thaddeus Laird
Nonfiction, 224 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 108 illustrations, 6 technical route topo maps, 62 photographic route overlays, 2 appendixes and 2 indexes, by route name and by rating
Climber and writer Thaddeus Laird rendered his years exploring the region’s rock crags and alpine peaks into the region’s most comprehensive climbing guide yet, Climber’s Guide to North Idaho and the Cabinet Wilderness. Laird followed after gurus Chris Kopczynski, John Roskelley and Randall Green to dig deeper into this unruly landscape of empty ranges and unclimbed routes.
By Bob Carson
Foreword by Don Snow; photography by Duane Scroggins
Nonfiction, 184 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ softcover, road logs, bibliographic references, full color with 138 illustrations including photos and maps
East of Yellowstone invites the curious into the dramatic geologic beauty of the Clarks Fork Valley just east of the world’s first national park, as guided by geologist and professor Bob Carson. Featuring beautiful images by photographer Duane Scroggins, this book is essential to exploring the geology along roads and trails outside Yellowstone National Park.
A natural and human history of the Columbia at Wallula
Edited by Robert J. Carson
Nonfiction, 240 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ softcover, full color, 264 illustrations including historic photographs and paintings, index, road log and bibliographic references
In Where the Great River Bends, Bob Carson and his colleagues tell a fascinating story through the prism of Wallula, the historic gateway to the Columbia Plateau – a striking land where the forces of geology worked on a spectacular scale, of a desert oasis where Native Americans, explorers, fur traders, promoters and entrepreneurs, and modern-day agriculturalists and wind farmers have all made their mark. Wallula Gap and its signature geologic feature, the Twin Sisters, are notable features left behind by colossal Ice Age floods.
Edited by Kris Runberg Smith
Nonfiction, 224 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 144 black-and-white photos, index
This collection of oral histories recorded of numerous pioneers, Pioneer Voices of Priest Lake, provides a fascinating window into the past of Priest Lake, Idaho, before World War II through the words of those who actually experienced it.
Men and Women of the Upper Priest Lake Country, Idaho
By Claude & Catherine Simpson
Nonfiction, 312 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″ softcover, 115 black-and-white photos and illustrations, index, first printed in 1981
An Idaho classic now in its sixth printing, North of the Narrows tells the personal stories of the men and women who first settled the Upper Priest Lake region of northern Idaho. This perennial favorite has been in print for more than 30 years and celebrates those freedom-loving people who created their own way of life on Priest Lake during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
By Paul Quinnett
Nonfiction, 224 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
In this widely acclaimed book – the first ever to probe the psychology of fishing – Paul Quinnett, Ph.D., takes an entertaining look at just what it is people go fishing for – and it’s not always the fish, he finds.
By Paul Quinnett
Nonfiction, 254 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
In this sequel to his widely acclaimed Pavlov’s Trout – the first book ever about the psychology of fishing – psychologist and fisherman Paul Quinnett, Ph.D., returns with Darwin’s Bass to explore the evolutionary foundations of fishing, and why so many people devote so much passion to this sport.
By Mallory Burton
Fiction, 256 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″ softcover
Joining a handful of angling books written by women, Reading the Water: Stories and Essays of Flyfishing and Life is a collection of short stories featuring men and women who are affected by or swept away in the strong current of fishing’s allure. As Uncommon Waters editor Holly Morris writes in the introduction, “Teeming with new insights, and chock-full of fishing finesse, Mallory Burton’s work has entertained angling devotees for years and added dimension and humor to flyfishing’s trade magazines. Reading the Water is a choice compendium of essays and stories and a wonderful addition to the literature of flyfishing.”
By Randy Kadish
Fiction, 272 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover
Published by Saw Mill River Press
A philosophical novel, The Fly Caster Who Tried to Make Peace with the World looks at an age-old question — why are we here? — through the story of one Ian MacBride, a young man dealing with grief and shock after returning from the killing fields of World War I.
By Paul Reese with Joe Henderson
Nonfiction, 300 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover
In this, his third book, author Paul Reese pens reflections while completing a crossing of all 50 states on foot at age 80. The joy of simply moving through the final states flows through the third book in Reese’s country-crossing trilogy, The Old Man and the Road.
By Paul Reese with Joe Henderson
Nonfiction, 276 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover
In Go East Old Man, marathon runner Paul Reese shares his journeys as he fulfills a quest to run across 14 Western states over five summers while in his 70s.
Written by Babe Belzer; illustrated by Gail Lyster
Fiction, 36 pages, 8.5″ x 8.5″ softcover, full color illustrations
Produced in association with Keokee Co. Publishing, Inc.
Hopper is the wonderful story of what happens when two brothers catch a frog. Does the frog become their pet, or does he have other plans? Find out as Bridger and Terry try to discover where Hopper is hiding. Even Old Bear, their dog, gets in on the action of finding Hopper!
By Marianne Love
Nonfiction, 288 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover
For anyone who’s ever gone to school — as student or teacher — Marianne Love’s warm and humorous stories from 33 years teaching at Sandpoint High School in rural northern Idaho, Lessons with Love, will kindle both memories and laughs.
By H.K. Petschel
Nonfiction, 183 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover
Stamp Counterfeiting: The Evolution of an Unrecognized Crime looks into an intriguing crime that originated in Chicago in the 1890s, when the United States was experiencing one of its economic meltdowns. A time and environment that attracted charlatans and crooks, the so-called Gilded Age drew people to the cities where they attempted to make their fortune, some by nefarious means such as counterfeiting stamps.