Best Mountain Ecology Books

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1. Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Author: by Robert Macfarlane
496 pages

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National Bestseller New York Times “100 Notable Books of the Year” NPR “Favorite Books of 2019” Guardian “100 Best Books of the 21st Century” Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award “MesmerizingUnderland is a portal of light in dark times.” Terry Tempest Williams, New York Times Book ReviewIn Underland, Robert Macfarlane delivers an epic exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself.

Traveling through the dizzying expanse of geologic timefrom prehistoric art in Norwegian sea caves, to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, to a deep-sunk “hiding place” where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to comeUnderland takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind.

Global in its geography and written with great lyricism, Underland speaks powerfully to our present moment. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world.24 illustrations

2. Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide

Author: by Erik Stensland
Rocky Trail Press
512 pages

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If you are heading to Rocky Mountain National Park, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on this hiking guide. Written by an avid outdoorsman who has spent the last 15 years hiking every trail in the park, this guide covers everything you need to know to have a safe and amazing experience in one of our nation’s most beautiful national parks.

This guide covers nearly 200 miles of trail from marshland to alpine tundra. Each trail in the book is progressively more difficult making it easy to find the hiking trails which match your fitness level. The hikes are accompanied by large full-color photos, easy to read custom maps, elevation profile graphs and engaging descriptions, as if you were being shown around by the author.

He highlights what to look for, when is the best time to go, safety considerations of each hike and wildlife you might encounter on the way. With nearly 100 pages of introductory material, you are introduced to everything you need to know to have a fun, safe and informed time in the Rocky Mountains.

3. Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

Author: by Peter Zuckerman
320 pages

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Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Award for Mountain Literature “Gripping, intenseBuried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air].” Kate Tuttle, Boston GlobeWhen eleven climbers died on K2 in 2008, two Sherpas survived.

Their astonishing tale became the stuff of mountaineering legend. This white-knuckle adventure follows the Sherpas from their remote villages in Nepal to the peak of the world’s most dangerous mountain, recounting one of the most dramatic disasters in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective.

Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award and an official selection of the American Alpine Club Book Club. 16 pages of illustrations; 8 maps

4. North Carolina Waterfalls

Author: by Kevin Adams
492 pages

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In this third edition of his classic photography/ hiking guide, Adams showcases his own beautiful color photographs. This complete compendium lists 1,000 waterfalls, and Adams specifically highlights more than 300 of the best waterfalls found in North Carolina with full descriptions, comprehensive directions, and four-color photographs.

Since the first edition of Kevin Adams’s North Carolina Waterfalls in 1994, this book has sold almost 65,000 copies. In that time, Adams has established a widespread and well-respected reputation as a photographer, naturalist, writer, and teacher. From its comprehensive coverage and detailed trail directions, to its helpful photography tips and beauty ratings, the new North Carolina Waterfalls remains the definitive guide to its subject.

In addition to North Carolina Waterfalls, Kevin Adams is the author of seven additional books and their numerous revisions. He has taught nature photography seminars since the early 1990s and leads popular tours in the N.C. Mountains to photograph waterfalls.

5. Ansel Adams 2021 Wall Calendar

Author: by Ansel Adams
24 pages

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Experience the creative vision of iconic artist and environmentalist Ansel Adams via this durable wire-bound wall calendar, featuring generous space for recording monthly schedules. Ansel Adams’ “Authorized Edition” calendars have been a beloved annual tradition for over 35 years. The 2021 wall calendar includes:Fourteen exquisite black and white landscape photographs, carefully selected and sequenced to reflect the changing seasons.Large format 12.8″ x 15.

6″ wall calendar (25.6″ x 15.6″ open). Spectacular views from Yosemite National Park, Denali National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, White Sands National Park, and more. The perfect inspirational gift for lovers of fine art, photography, National Parks, and the outdoors.

Printed in rich duotone on premium paper stock, making each page suitable for framing at year’s end. Features US and Canadian legal holidays, phases of the moon, and major religious holidays. Printed and manufactured in the United States of America.

6. Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rockies

Author: by Linda Kershaw
Partners Publishing
272 pages

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Throughout human history, plants have provided us with food, clothing, medicine and shelter. The Rocky Mountains are home to a diversity of plant species that have helped native peoples and settlers survive through the centuries. EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE ROCKIES describes 333 common trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns, mosses and lichens that have been used by people from ancient times to the present.

This comprehensive guide contains: * More than 700 color photographs and illustrations * An introduction explaining the use of wild plants, including gathering, preparing and cooking * Food, medicinal and other uses for each species * Clear descriptions of the plants and where to find them * Warnings about plant allergies, poisons and digestive upsets * A special section at the end detailing 46 of the more common poisonous plants in the Rockies region.

7. A Sand County Almanac (Outdoor Essays & Reflections)

Author: by Aldo Leopold
Ballantine Books
295 pages

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The environmental classic that redefined the way we think about the natural worldan urgent call for preservation that’s more timely than ever. We can place this book on the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir. San Francisco Chronicle These astonishing portraits of the natural world explore the breathtaking diversity of the unspoiled American landscapethe mountains and the prairies, the deserts and the coastlines.

Conjuring up one extraordinary vision after another, Aldo Leopold takes readers with him on the road and through the seasons on a fantastic tour of our priceless natural resources, explaining the destructive effects humankind has had on the land and issuing a bold challenge to protect the world we love.

8. Himalaya: A Human History

Author: by Ed Douglas
592 pages

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A magisterial history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures, and adventures among the world’s highest mountains. For centuries, the unique and astonishing geography of the Himalaya has attracted those in search of spiritual and literal elevation: pilgrims, adventurers, and mountaineers seeking to test themselves among the world’s most spectacular and challenging peaks.

But far from being wild and barren, the Himalaya has been home to a diversity of indigenous and local cultures, a crucible of world religions, a crossroads for trade, and a meeting point and conflict zone for empires past and present.

In this landmark work, nearly two decades in the making, Ed Douglas makes a thrilling case for the Himalaya’s importance in global history and offers a soaring account of life at the “roof of the world.”Spanning millennia, from the earliest inhabitants to the present conflicts over Tibet and Everest, Himalaya explores history, culture, climate, geography, and politics.

9. Hansen's Field Guide to the Birds of the Sierra Nevada

Author: by Keith Hansen
320 pages

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Delight in the Sierra Nevada’s diverse avifauna with this long-awaited field guide Identify and learn about over two hundred and fifty birds of the Sierra Nevada. From tiniest hummingbirds to condors with nine-foot wingspans; from lower-elevation wrens to the rasping nutcrackers of the High Sierra; from urban House Sparrows to wild waterloving American Dippers, Hansen’s Field Guide to the Birds of the Sierra Nevada showcases artist-naturalist Keith Hansen’s sixteen-year project to illustrate the birds of the Sierra Nevada.

Paired with stunningly detailed portraits is text informed by decades of birding experienceprose that while firmly grounded in expertise will nonetheless delight readers with its whimsy, allusion, and affection. Take the Bufflehead: A diminutive and endearing diving duck, which moves with spirited abandon.

Or the scrappy and antagonistic Merlin, holding dominion over winter skies, tormenting eagles, hawks, and vultures alike. The White-tailed Kite is angelic in poise, a streamlined bird of unblemished tailoring; the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher sports a black eye-to-eye brow, imparting a Frida Kahlolike stare.

10. Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone Day Hikes (20th Anniversary Edition)

Author: by Roger Anderson
Farcountry Press
286 pages

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The premiere guide to day hikes in Yellowstone A Ranger’s Guide is a notable departure from your typical hiking book. It has the best of everythingthe most accurate information, the highest quality maps, and outstanding photography. But what takes it over the top are the Naturalist Notes for each hike.

With this book as your companion, it’s like having a ranger as your guide on every trail. With over 40 years of combined experience as park rangers in Yellowstone, Roger Anderson and Carol Shively invite you out of your car, onto the trails, and into the heart of the park.

This expanded 20th Anniversary Edition features: Tools to help you choose the right trail 34 carefully selected hikes for all abilities Easy-to-read custom topo maps with shaded relief, GPS compatible Full-color photographs throughout Intriguing trail commentary, Naturalist Notes Hiking/biking trail opportunities

11. Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Only Guide You Will Ever Need, Including GPS, Detailed Maps, and More (Southern Gateways Guides)

Author: by Leonard M. Adkins
424 pages

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This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official National Park Service trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that’s just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every trail that touches the parkway, including the Appalachian Trail and other public pathways on national park, state park, national forest, municipal, and private lands, along with citations for the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Far more than a guide to the trails, this book will help you plan your whole trip. It’s the perfect companion for your next parkway adventure. Includes: every public trail along the parkway – GPS coordinates and 72 maps- 255 total trails, including 12 new trails since the last edition- trail length and difficulty- points of interest- wheelchair accessibility- a short history of the parkway and region- campgrounds and lodges- public restroom locations- elevation change charts for cyclists- tunnel heights for RVs- wildflower bloom calendar- selected sightseeing information on nearby towns

12. Mountains of the Mind: Adventures in Reaching the Summit

Author: by Robert Macfarlane
320 pages

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The basis for the new documentary film, Mountain: A Breathtaking Voyage into the Extreme. Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert McFarlane reveals how the mystery of the world’s highest places has came to grip the Western imaginationand perennially draws legions of adventurers up the most perilous slopes.

His story begins three centuries ago, when mountains were feared as the forbidding abodes of dragons and other mysterious beasts. In the mid-1700s the attentions of both science and poetry sparked a passion for mountains; Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron extolled the sublime experiences to be had on high; and by 1924 the death on Mt Everest of an Englishman named George Mallory came to symbolize the heroic ideals of his day.

Macfarlane also reflects on fear, risk, and the shattering beauty of ice and snow, the competition and contemplation of the climb, and the strange alternate reality of high altitude, magically enveloping us in the allure of mountains at every level.

14. The Grill Bible • Smoker Cookbook 2021: For Real Pitmasters. Amaze Your Friends with 550 Sweet and Savory Succulent Recipes That Will Make You the MASTER of Smoking Food | INCLUDING DESSERTS

Author: by Michael Blackwood
394 pages

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Would you like to perfect smoke your food in a fast and easy way? Do you want to become a master of grill in a matter of days, and spend quality time with your kids and best friends? Grab this guide with 550 delicious recipes and learn the techniques to smoke meats, fish and vegetables like a pro!

Most of us can’t wait for Sunday to arrive to enjoy a barbecue with friends or family. What better way to leave all worries behind? That’s why I wanted to collect in one book over 500 recipes ranging from meat to fish, vegetables, all kinds of sauces and even desserts.

It will be super easy to smoke almost everything you can think of, giving life to incredibly tasty and succulent dishes that go well beyond just meat. I will bring you some of the best-smoked recipes that have been carefully picked to help you enjoy different flavors together.

If you have a thing for cooking and love digging the best of recipes, you have picked the perfect book. This cookbook was specifically designed to make you able to make the most out of your smoker, in fact by reading it you’ll discover: 550 delicious recipes carefully divided into:A Wood Pellet Smoker CookbookAn Electric Smoker CookbookBarbecue BasicsHow to Cook Super Easy and Tasty AppetizersMany Delicious, Succulent, and Easy to Follow Meat Recipes, including Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, and Pork smoked recipes, that will ensure a perfect result every single time and leave your guests open-mouthedHow to Cook Smoked Seafood following Simple RecipesThe Best way to Prepare Rubs, Sauces, and Marinades that you can use in addition to other foods to bring a masterpiece to your tableHow to Prepare Desserts with your Smoker, so you can finish your meal with a super tasty final course that will delight your tastebudsDetailed Cooking Instructions Next to Each OneAll Nutritional Values for Each RecipeIndex of All Recipes in Alphabetical Order And so much more!!

15. Plants of the Rocky Mountains

Author: by Linda Kershaw
Partners Publishing
384 pages

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Over 1300 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens are described and illustrated. Notes on origin of name, ecology, native uses, edibility and similar species are included, as are color-coded sections to allow for quick identification.