Bookshelf: December 2010

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Carolina Christmas: Archibald Rutledge’s Enduring Holiday Stories

By Archibald Rutledge, edited by Jim Casada, The University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, S.C., 803-777-2021, hardcover, 248 pp., 8 photos, $29.95.
Prolific outdoor writer Archibald Rutledge (1883-1973) compiles his vivid memories of hunt, hearth and holidays in this book, a celebration of coastal South Carolina and lost traditions. These memories are celebrated in this keepsake collection of enduring stories and poems, augmented with traditional recipes and food lore associated with the season.

Hemingway’s Guns: The Sporting Arms of Ernest Hemingway

By Silvio Calabi, Steve Helsley and Roger Sanger, Shooting Sportsman Books, Camden, Maine, 207-594-9544, hardcover, 156 pp., $40.
Outdoor writer, editor and publisher Silvio Calabi, firearms historian and photographer Steve Helsley, and fine gun aficionado Roger Sanger collaborate to define the sporting arms of mythic writer and hunter Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway’s Guns details Hemingway’s wide variety of firearms, from a .22-caliber Colt Woodsman pistol to a .477 Nitro Express big-game rifle, and the worldwide adventures he had afield.

Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species

By Laurel Neme, University Press of Florida, 352-392-1351, hardcover, 256 pp., 24 black and white photos, $19.95.
In this book, environmental journalist Laurel Neme goes behind the scenes at the only wildlife forensics crime lab in the world to reveal how scientists and agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service are working to investigate wildlife crimes, protect endangered species, and stem illegal wildlife tracking.

The Never Ending Stream

By Scott Sanchez, Pruett Publishing, Boulder, Colo., 800-247-8224, hardcover, 154 pp., $34.95.
Written by professional fly-tier and celebrity fly-fishing guide Scott Sanchez, the book is a tribute to the fly-tying influences in his life. Sanchez highlights the original sources behind a myriad of well-known flies, many of whom he has personally tied and fished with. Most importantly, says Sanchez, the book is “giving credit where credit is due” to those who inspired his own fly-fishing adventures.♦

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