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Outdoor Adventures with The Point

Today Mindy, Melanie, and I talked about books both to inspire you to go outdoors, and books the help you once you’ve left the house. If you missed the show, it will be repeated tonight at 7:30 p.m. on WCAI or you can always listen to the podcast online. We’d love to know what your favorite outdoor adventure books are!


Mindy’s Pick

The Nature of Cape Cod by Beth Schwarzman


Listener Pick

The Backyard Birdsong Guide : eastern and central North America : a guide to listening by Donald Kroodsma


Jill’s Picks

On the Loose by Terry & Renny Russell
The Complete Boy Mechanic: 359 fun & amazing things to build by the editors of Popular Mechanics {I posted a couple of photos of the home made roller coaster on our flickr page ... take a look!}
The Stick Book: loads of things you can make or do with a stick by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks
Let’s Go Outside!: outdoor activities and projects to get you and your kids closer to nature by Jennifer Ward
The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: how to plan memorable family adventures & connect kids to nature by Helen Olsson
The Art of Stand Up Paddling: a complete guide to sup on lakes, rivers and oceans by Ben Marcus
Hunting, Fishing, and Camping by Leon Leonwood Bean (100th anniversary edition)
The Ball: discovering the object of the game by John Fox

Two I didn’t have time for:
Outdoor Safety & Survival by Mike Nash
Fit By Nature: the Adventx twelve-week outdoor fitness program by John Colver

Two suggestions I was sent via e-mail:
The Survival of the Bark Canoe by John McPhee
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. “The best ‘outdoors adventures’ ever! Sailing, camping, piracy!”


Melanie’s Picks

Swim: Why We Love the Water by Lynn Sherr

Knack Cycling for Everyone by Leah Garcia and Jilayne Lovejoy

The Joy of Geocaching by Paul & Dana Gillin

Galloway’s 5K/10K Running by Jeff Galloway

Fishing With Dad edited by John Bryan

Handy Dad in the Great Outdoors by Todd Davis

Camp Out! the Ultimate Kid’s Guide, From the Backyard to the Backwoods by Lynn Brunelle

The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking by Derek C. Hutchinson

A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky by Michael Driscoll

The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon by David Seidman and Jeff Hemmel

Bowling: Steps to Success by Doug Wiedman

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