The Hunt: Challenge and Reward
By John G. Whinery, Hawthorne Publishing, Amarillo, Texas, 2009, email@example.com, 268 pp., hardcover.
Drawing from the experience of 40 years hunting and 20 years writing about it, Whinery has collected more than three dozen stories and verses in his most recent self-published book. “This story telling came as a late gift,” the author says. “Immense pleasure in recalling the hunts, people, animals and situations has come as a bonus to the life-enriching pastime of hunting. Added to pleasure, the work of writing is a sort of giving back.”
Freshwater Fishes of South Carolina
By Fred C. Rohde et al., The University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, 2009, www.sc.edu/uscpress, 544 pp., color and b&w illustrations, hardcover, $59.95.
This comprehensive illustrated guide is the first endeavor since 1860 to document the characteristics, distribution, and ecology of freshwater fishes in South Carolina. Fred C. Rohde, Rudolf G. Arndt, Jeffrey W. Foltz and Joseph M. Quattro combined efforts to describe more than 150 species of freshwater and coastal estuarine fishes.
Ichetucknee: Sacred Waters
By Steven Earl, University Press of Florida, www.upf.com, 126 color illustrations, 160 pp., hardcover, $34.95.
For over 2o years, Earl has chronicled the Ichetucknee River through his writing, paintings and photography. This book is a visual record of the river’s beauty. He and other environmental writers also provide a description of the geology and hydrology of the region.
Len and Sandy Sargent: A Legacy of Activist Philanthropy
By Robin Tawney Nichols with Scott McMillion, Mountain Press Publishing Co., Missoula, Mont., firstname.lastname@example.org, 90 pp., b&w illustrations, paperback, $9.95 plus $4 postage and handling. All proceeds go to the Cinnabar Foundation.
A biography of the Sargents, who founded the Cinnabar Foundation, this book is also a history of Montana conservation. Twenty-six years ago, the Sargents created the Foundation to preserve the values they found and nourished in Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. With other activists, they worked to provide Montanans with the right to a clean and healthful environment and a body of natural resource law, keeping Montana an “uncommon place.”