Outdoor Resources & Info


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Whitewater Paddling/Canoeing
Title Author
AMC Whitewater Handbook Bruce Lessels
Canoeing and Kayaking Instruction Manual Laurie Gullion
The James River Guide: Fishing and Floating on Virginia’s Finest Bruce Ingram
Journey On the James: Three Weeks Through the Heart of Virginia Earl Swift
Kayak Express!, The Mark Soloman
Outward Bound Canoeing Handbook, The Paul Landry; Matty McNair
Paddling: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge David O’Neil, Elizabeth Dominigue
Path of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Canoeing Bill Mason
River Rescue: A Manual for Whitewater Safety Les Bechdel, Slim Ray
Song of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping Bill Mason
Thrill of the Paddle: The Art of Whitewater Canoeing Paul Mason, Mark Scriver
Virginia Whitewater: A Paddler’s Guide to the Rivers of Virginia H. Roger Corbett
Whitewater Tales of Terror William Nealy
The Wilderness Paddler’s Handbook Alan S. Kesselheim
WILDWATER: The Sierra Club Guide to Kayaking and Whitewater Boating Lito Tejada-Flores
Title Author
Anybody’s Bike Book: A Comprehensive Manual of Bike Repairs Tom Cuthbertson
Off the Beaten Track: A Guide to Mountain Biking in North Georgia Jim Parham
Mountain Bike Emergency Repair Tim Toyoshima
Touring Cyclist: A Complete Guide for the Bicycle Traveler Richard A. Lovett
Rock Climbing
Title Author
Close Calls: Climbing Mishaps and Near Death Experiences John Long
How to Rock Climb! John Long
New River Rock: Rock Climb’s in West Virginia’s New River Gorge Rick Thompson
Rock Climbing: , Virginia, West Virgina, Maryland Eric J. Horst
Virginia Climber’s Guide Jeff Watson
The Complete Beginners Guide to Mountain Climbing Howard E. Smith, Jr.
Kno-Knonsense Knots Cecil Hemp
Title Author
Cave Life of Carter Caves State Park David Bruce Conn
Caving Basics: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginning Cavers National Speleological Society
Caving Practice and Equipment British Research Association
On Call: A Complete Reference for Cave Rescue National Speleological Society
Underground in the National Speleological Society
VAR Meeting Program
Project Underground: Third Edition Carol Zokaites
Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth James M. Tabor
First Aid
Title Author
Accidents in North American Mountaineering The American Alpine Club
American Red Cross Standard First Aid American Red Cross
Backcountry First Aid and Extended Care Buck Tilton
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers American Heart Association
Basic Life Support Heartsaver Guide: A Student Handbook for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid for Choking American Heart Association
First Aid National Safety Council
Lessons Learned: A Guide to Accident Prevention and Crisis Response Alaska Outdoor and Experiential Education
Lessons Learned II: Using Case Studies and History to Improve Safety Education Deb Ajango
Lifesaving: Rescue and Water Safety The American National Red Cross
Mountaineering First Aid: A Guide To Accident Response and First Aid Care (3) Martha J. Lentz, Steven MacDonald, Jan Carline
Standard First Aid (5) American Red Cross
Trail Safe: Averting Threatening Human Behavior in the Outdoors Michael Bane
Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Recognition, and Pre-Hospital Treatment Wilkerson, Bangs,Hayward
Medicine for Mountaineering: Second Edition James A. Wilkerson and The Mountaineers
Title Author
Soft Paths: Third Edition (National Outdoor Leadership School- NOLS) Bruce Hampton and David Cole
Backcountry Nutrition: Eating Beyond The Basics (National Outdoor Leadership School- NOLS) Mary Howley Ryan, MS, RD
The Sierra Club Wilderness Handbook David Brower
One Step At a Time Harvey Manning
The Complete Backpacker Jerry Herz
Backpacking In The Wilderness Rockies Thomas Winnett
Snowshoeing Gene Prater & The Mountaineers
The Hiker’s Bible Robert Elman
The 2oz. Backpacker: A Problem Solving Manual for Use in the Wilds Robert Wood
The Backpacker’s Field Manual:
A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
Rick Curtis
Food Planner: The Appalachian Trail Recipes and Menus for a 2000-mile Hike Lou Adsmond
Cookery: NOLS Claudia Pearson
Outward Bound: Backpacker’s Handbook Glenn Randall
Wilderness Mountaineering: NOLS Phil Powers
Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills The Mountaineers
National Leadership School’s Wilderness Guide, The Peter Simer, John Sullivan
Title Author
The College Blue Book Anthony D’Angelo
Ethical Issues in Experimental Education Jasper S. Hunt, Jr.
Philosophical Issues in Adventure Education: Third Edition Scott D. Wurdinger
Speaking of Faith Krista Tippett
7 Summits: A Nurse’s Quest to Conquer Mountaineering and Life Patrick Hickey
A Pearl in the Storm (2) Tori Murden McClure
Flying Through Clouds Randy L. Mitchell
Hope Beneath Our Feet Martin Keogh
The Endurance Questions: Main Problems of Philosophy Melvin Rader
Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want To Make A Difference Susan Komives, Nance Lucas, Timothy McMahon
Islands of Healing: A Guide to Adventure Based Counseling Jim Schoel, Dick Prouty, Paul Radcliffe
Leading With Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit Lee Bolman, Terrence Deal
The Personality Compass: A New Wayto Understand People (black unlabeled book) Diane Turner, Thelma Greco
Phenomenology: The Philosophy of Edmund Husserl and Its Interpretation Joseph Kockelmans
Philosophical Analysis: A Collection of Essays Max Black
Readings from the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School OB
Recent American Philosophy Andrew Reck
Sandbox Wisdom: Revolutionize Your Brand With The Genius of Childhood Tom Asacker
Shackleton’s Way Margot Morrell, Stephanie Capparell
Wilderness Ethics: Preserving the Spirit of Wildness Laura and Guy Waterman
Wilderness Wisdom: Quotes for Inspirational Exploration John Gookin
Games/ Processing
Title Author
50 Ways to Use Your Noodle: Loads of Land Games With Foam Noodle Toys Chris Cavert, Sam Sikes
101 of the Best Corporate Team-Building Activities Simon Priest, Karl Rohnke
101 Games For Trainers: A Collection of the Best Activities from Creative Training Techniques Newsletter Bob Pike, Christopher Busse
A Teachable Moment: A Facilitator’s Guide to Activities for Processing, Debriefing, Reviewing, and Reflection Jim Cain, Michelle Cummings, Jennifer Stanchfield
Adapted Adventure Activities: A Rehabilitation Model for Adventure Programming and Group Initiatives Wendy Ellmo, Jill Graser
Bridges to Accessibility: A Primer for Including Persons with Disabilities in Adventure Curricula Mark Havens
The Conscious Use of Metaphor in Outward Bound Stephen Bacon
Cowstails and Cobras II: A Guide to Games, Initiatives, Ropes Courses, and Adventure Curriculum Karl Rohnke
Kayak and Canoe Games The American Canoe Association
Leisure Programming: A Service-Centered and Benefits Approach Christopher Edginton, Carole Hanson, Susan Edginton, Susan Hudson
More New Games Andrew Fluegelman
New Horizons: New Game Book
New Games for the Whole Family Dale LeFevre
Philosophical Issues in Adventure Education Scott Wurdinger
Processing the Experience: Strategies to Enhance and Generalize Learning John Luckner, Reldan Nadler
Quicksilver: Adventure Games, Initiative Problems, Trust Activities and a Guide to Effective Leadership Karl Rohnke, Steve Butler
Silver Bullets Video Handbook: Rules and Guidelines for Selected Games and Initiatives PA staff and Trainers
Silver Bullets: A Guide to Initiative Problems, Adventure Games and Trust Activities Karl Rohnke
Teamwork and Teamplay Jim Caine, Barry Jolliff
Writing Research Papers James Lester
Group Counseling Ed E. Jacobs, Riley L. Harvill, and Robert L. Masson
Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills David W. Johnson and Frank P. Johnson
Outdoor Leadership: Technique, Common Sense, & Self Confidence John Graham & The Mountaineers
Reaching Out: Interpersonal Effectiveness and Self-Actualization David W. Johnson
Serving the Millennial Generation By: Michael D. Coomes and Robert DeBard
The Freshman Survival Guide Nora Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey
Strength Quest: Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Acedemica, Career, and Beyond Donal O. Clifton, PhD & Edward “Chip” Anderson PhD
Book of Raccoon Circles Dr. Jim Cain & Dr. Tom Smith
Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas Mary Lynn Manns, PhD & Linda Rising, PhD
NOW, Discover Your Strengths Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, PhD
Guide Books
Title Author
An Enduring Resource of Wilderness: 16 Management Principles (2)
Potomac Trail Book Robert Shosteck
PARK GUIDE: Shenandoah National Park J.W. Wade
Katahdin: A Guide to Baxter State Park & Katahdin Stephen Clark
John Muir’s Wild America National Geographic Society
The Pacific Crest Trail National Geographic Society
The Great Southwest National Geographic Society
Along The Continental Divide National Geographic Society
A Geological Guide to Mammoth Cave National Park Arthur N. Palmer
Hiking Guide to Western Pennsylvania: Fourth Edition American Youth Hostels – Pittsburgh Council
Hiking: Kentucky Michael H. Brown
Canoeing White Water: River Guide Randy Carter
The Appalachians Maurice Brooks
Outing Club Guidebook Washington and Lee University
America’s Magnificent Mountains National Geographic Society
America’s Majestic Canyons National Geographic Society
Waterton National Park: Land of the Shining Mountains Art Downs
Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Central and Southwestern Virginia Appalachian Trail Conference, Inc.
Along the Blue Ridge Parkway Bill Lord
The Thur-Hiker’s Planning Guide Dan “Wingfoot” Bruce
Mountaineering and It’s Literature W.R. Neate & The Mountaineers
50 Short Hikes in Shenandoah National Park Pat and Angels Filippi
Appalachian Trail Guide to Bob Ellinwood
Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Central and Appalachian Trail Conference
Appalachian Trail Guide Vaughn Thomas
Shenandoah Potomac
Shenandoah: with side trails Potomac
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers’ Companion The Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Assoc.
Big South Fork, The Russ Manning
Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains, The Jim Hargan
Day and Overnight Hikes in Monongahela National Forest Johnny Molloy
Tour Book: North Carolina and South Carolina 2001 AAA
Tour Book: North Carolina and South Carolina 2002 AAA
Great Smoky Mountains, The Russ Manning
Smoky Mountain Hiking and Camping Lee Barnes
Caving Leave No Trace: Outdoor Skills and Ethics
Northeast Leave No Trace: Outdoor Skills and Ethics
North America Leave No Trace: Outdoor Skills and Ethics
Southeast Leave No Trace: Outdoor Skills and Ethics
Great Smoky Mountains Leave No Trace: Outdoor Skills and Ethics
Rock Climbing Leave No Trace: Outdoor Skills and Ethics
Outward Bound: Map and Compass Handbook, The Glenn Randall
New River Gorge Trail Guide Steve Cater
North Carolina Hiking Trails Allen de Hart
Northeastern CampBook: RV and Tent Camping Guide AAA
Pedlar George Washington National Forest (2) Potomac
Southeastern Camp Book AAA
Trails of Virginia: Hiking the Old Dominion, The Allen de Hart
West Virginia Hiking Trails Allen de Hart
Title Author
Sibley Field Guide to Birds of David Allen Sibley
Ecotourists Save the World Pamela K. Brodowsky and the National Wildlife Federation
Title Author
The Tree Climber’s Companion: 2nd Edition Jeff Jepson
Mastering The Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services Craig M. Ross, Brent A. Beggs, and Sarah J. Young
A World Without Ice Henry Pollack, PhD
Idiot America Charles P. Pierce
50 Jobs in 50 States Daniel Seddiqui
The Creation E.O. Wilson
The Tiger John Vaillant
The Cross-Country Primer Laurie Gullion
Cross-Country Ski Gear: 2nd Edition The Mountaineers
Cross-Country Skiing Ned Gillette/John Dostal
Grave Matters Patricia Rushford