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From the Bookshelf | November/December 2017

From-the-Bookshelf

By Marcella Gauthier #12371

People of Yellowstone
Steve Horan and Ruth W. Crocker • Elm Grove Press 2017 • ISBN: 978-1940863061 • Hardcover: $29.95

This stunning book has photographs and the real-life stories of the people who make Yellowstone National Park such a wonderful place to visit. Geologists, wranglers, housekeepers, cooks, store employees, fish biologists, ecologists, animal husbandry experts, rangers, artists and a complex number of people all contribute their unique talents and skills. It’s a massive job keeping this park running smoothly as one of the natural wonders of the world. The beautiful photos show each individual at their job, and their stories are inspiring. I certainly appreciate their efforts.

Keep Your Paws on the Road
A Practical Guide to Traveling with Dogs

Jim Walker and Birgit Walker • Chew on This Publishing LLC 2017 • ISBN: 978-0-9993057-0-6 • $16.99

This book, by Master Dog Trainer Jim Walker, will guide you in teaching your dog to be a delightful travel companion. Whether traveling by RV, train or plane, you can train your dog on how to be comfortable and well-mannered. With years of experience in canine training and traveling with their dogs, Jim and Birgit outline good behavior manners, calming techniques and advice on making travel easy. Their knowledge was learned through personal mistakes and mishaps. Much of the advice, such as teaching your pet to be calm in crowds and in unexpected situations, is useful even if you don’t travel with your dog.

Big Walls, Swift Waters:
Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue

Charles R. “Butch” Farabee Yosemite Conservancy 2017 ISBN: 978-1030238749 • Paperback: $22.99

This book was written by Charles Farabee, who worked for 34 years with the National Park Service (NPS) and has risen through the ranks. He has responded to more than 900 search-and-rescue missions and has helped design the procedures used in these operations.

With its history of YOSAR (Yosemite Search and Rescue), riveting stories, amazing photos and courageous and daring feats, this book will thrill you. The NPS service members and their canine helpers are incredible. Also, included are tips to make any backcountry adventure as safe as possible. The techniques used in many rescues are dramatic and innovative and are used around the world by many other rescue organizations. This is a book that you will be unable to stop reading.

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