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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

June 13, 2016

Father’s Day is almost upon us, a chance to celebrate the man, the legend, the DAD. If there is a father in your life you’d like to commemorate, but you’re still not sure what to get him, we’ve got you covered! Dads are sure to love this collection of titles, with everything from rugged camping guides to a detailed dictionary for the world of J.R.R.Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.” Check out our picks for Dad’s favorites this year!:

Building, Bridges, and Landmarks: A Complete HistoryBuildings, Bridges, and Landmarks: A Complete History

Learn the history of famous buildings, bridges, and landmarks, and then build a three-dimensional model of each! There are 25 beautifully illustrated press-out models to build—everything from London’s Tower Bridge to the Great Wall of China. Interesting facts and features are included about each structure and its place in history. Fun for the engineer in your life, or any world traveler!


A Dictionary of TolkienA Dictionary of Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien is the father of modern fantasy. He created characters and a world so rich with details—and so unique—that it warranted a whole new vocabulary along with it. His creation of language is not surprising, considering his first civilian job following his service during World War I was working on the Oxford English Dictionary. Inside, you’ll find a chronology of Tolkien’s life, along with a short biography and an explanation of his writings. Then flip through the dictionary to discover terms like Aglarond, the great caverns beneath Helm’s Deep, or the Black Riders and the mystery surrounding them—among many other terms. This companion serves as a terrific resource for all those in love with Middle Earth and its inhabitants.


An Atlas of TolkienAn Atlas of Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional universe is as vast as the human imagination, so an atlas is a helpful tool to get around. Consider this book your navigational guide to Middle-earth and the Undying Lands. Maps, images, and vivid descriptions in full color create an enchanting reference to all the fantastical places and creatures that sprung from Tolkien’s mind. The deluxe, heat-burnished cover makes this a charming addition to your Tolkien library.


A History of the World in 500 WalksA History of the World in 500 Walks

From geologic upheavals and mad kings to trade routes and saints’ ways, this book relates the tales behind the top 500 walks that have shaped our society. It’s easy to imagine traveling back in time as you read about convicts and conquistadores, silk traders and Buddhists who have hiked along routes for purposes as varied as the terrain they covered. From prehistory to the present day, take a grand tour of world events at eye-level perspective with accounts that combine knowledgeable commentary with practical detail. You may even be inspired to lace up your own boots!


Campfire CookbookCampfire Cookbook

There’s no reason to exist solely on granola and dried fruit when you’re in the great outdoors. Campfire Cookbook offers guidance on the types of ingredients and how much food to pack, survival techniques if you run into trouble, and recipes for trailside culinary delights such as banana pancakes, quiche, omelets, stir-fry, pasta, soups, and stews. Muffins and bread are also covered, along with advice on using a Dutch oven to bake in the campfire. Beverages and desserts round out the wild cuisine. A useful gift for anyone who loves extended visits to nature’s five-star experience!


How to Survive in the WildHow to Survive in the Wild

Be prepared physically and mentally for anything that may happen while you’re enjoying the great outdoors. This earth-friendly guide covers helpful equipment and tools, finding food and water sources, building shelter, fire safety, first aid, and getting around with and without maps. It offers practical, field-tested advice in clear, easy-to-follow instructions, charts, and guides. Whether you’re on a camping trip or planning to relocate to a simpler existence, How to Survive in the Wild offers valuable tips and techniques for keeping all your bases covered in Mother Nature’s house!


Presidents: Every Question AnsweredPresidents: Every Question Answered

The highest office of our country has been a challenging one to occupy, from the times of a newly founded nation to the global leader it has become. Presidents: Every Question Answered reviews our leaders’ time in office and examines how their distinct characteristics became evident in the laws and improvements (or regressions) made during their terms. Biographical facts, first ladies, and the administrative personnel that shared each president’s days are contained in these pages. Whether you’re a history major looking for extra credit, or just curious to know more about the melting pot of the United States, this book gives you insight and answers to your questions.

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