For the first time, an inclusive collection of Northwest landscape paintings is available. The result is a fresh, thought-provoking history of how visitors and residents have viewed the Northwest since settlement times… Harmon succeeds on all counts.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer
CLOSER TO WILDNESS Irene Hardwicke Olivieri
Introduction by Carl Little Pomegranate Communications, 2014
In this [artist’s] plenitudinous visual world, every spare inch is inscribed with miniscule handwritten texts: poems, diary jottings, quotations from literature, personal musings. In short, this is art meant to be read as much as to be seen, and it is, to use an overworked phrase, enchanting.” —Holland Cotter, The New York Times
DIALOGUE WITH A DOCTOR: COLD AND FLU Preventing and Treating the World's Most Common Viruses Christopher Sanford, M.D.
You don’t think much about cold and flu viruses until you, or someone nearby, succumbs to one among hundreds of these dreaded human invaders. That’s when the questions arise: What will make me feel better? Will this or that product or remedy help? When should I go to the doctor? How can I avoid getting sick next time? And why haven’t we eradicated these nasty predators from the face of the earth? When cold and flu strike (and they always do—for adults, two to four times a year on average), this well-designed handbook will be there to help, and to increase the odds of dodging the next lurking virus.
WILD WITH A GLUE GUN Christine Stickler
North Light Books, 2004 Trade paperback, 144 pages
It’s about friendship, community and inspiration. You’ll hear from members of several craft groups and see the fun things they get into with each other. Call up your girlfriends, plug in your glue gun, and enjoy!” —HGTV.com
THE BLUE EARTH BOOK Blue Earth Alliance
This stunning visual collection highlights projects supported by Blue Earth Alliance, an organization that assists photographers covering critical environmental and social issues. Featured projects include Dina Kantor’s “Treece,” Samantha Box’s “Invisible,” and John Lowenstein’s “Shadow Lives USA.” Portfolios were selected and edited by Whitney Johnson, director of photography at The New Yorker.
THE ART OF ROUGH TRAVEL Sir Francis Galton Condensed and introduced by Katharine Harmon
Mountaineers Books, 2006
Sir Francis Galton published this small masterpiece—a book of wisdom for adventurers to use in all manner of trying situations—in 1855, upon returning from an arduous journey in Africa. “Travelers of distinction” are advised on how to handle elephants, avoid cobras, pull teeth, find water, keep watch, pass through hostile country, and secure tent ropes in shifting sand.
Header image: "Craddock Beach" by Linda Brock. From The Pacific Northwest Landscape