New books from friends of High Country News

 

In mid-March, former intern Jeff Chen (winter 2009) came by our Paonia, Colo., office to say hello. After his stint at HCN, Jeff founded Pick Up America -- a "youth-inspired nonprofit conducting the nation's first coast-to-coast roadside litter pickup to encourage a transition toward zero waste." So far, Jeff and his team have walked over 2,000 miles and picked up more than 145,000 pounds of trash.

HCN board member Florence Williams' new book, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, is coming in May from Norton. A science journalist, Florence investigated the lifecycle of the bosom from puberty to menopause, exploring the latest discoveries in the fields of anthropology, biology and medicine. According to Southwestern author Terry Tempest Williams (no relation) the book is "a smart, witty natural history of feminism by way of the body and health."

Meanwhile, Florence's husband, Western conservation leader Jamie Williams, was recently picked as the new president of The Wilderness Society. A founder of The Montana Association of Land Trusts and of the Heart of the Rockies Initiative, he was formerly the director of landscape conservation for North America at The Nature Conservancy.

Another new book, this one on bears, is out from HCN contributor Laura Pritchett. Great Colorado Bear Stories (Riverbend Publishing) collects contemporary and historical true stories about Colorado's black bears and its now-extirpated grizzlies. Author Rick Bass calls it "a valuable and wide-ranging work of scholarship, love, and respect."

The 11th book by longtime HCN contributor Alan S. Kesselheim was just published by Fulcrum Publishing. Let Them Paddle: Coming of Age on the Water is an account of the canoeing adventures his family undertook to celebrate each child's coming of age, from the Arctic Circle to Mexico.

Longtime HCN supporter Fred Anderson (writing as Randolph Anderson) has published a political novel, Falling Together, set during the 2012 Republican presidential primaries. Fred, who lives in the D.C. area, is a noted attorney and former law school dean. Former presidential candidate Gary Hart describes the book, published by Philip Nolan Press, as a "thoughtful treatment of both the current political stalemate and the structural stresses of our system."

CORRECTIONS
Our profile of Martin Litton in the Feb. 20 issue said that Litton's exploration of the Green and Yampa rivers in a wooden dory became a centerpiece of a campaign against dams proposed in Dinosaur National Monument. Litton actually traveled in an inflatable raft at the time.

Our March 19 story "Water Warrior" mistakenly described Crowley County as being west of Pueblo, Colo., rather than east. We regret the errors.

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