Monthly Archives: June 2011

Reference Resource of the Week

World Music: Africa, Europe and the Middle East

Need information on the popular, folk, and classical music traditions of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East? Curious about how a country’s music styles relate to its history, social customs, politics, and identity? Looking for biographies of particular musicians from these areas? Check out this resource!


Did you know that…? “The music of the large Turkish diaspora in Germany erupted in Turkey itself with the rap group Cartel’s 1995 CD. Cartel’s lyrics explicitly equate the Turkish and Black American ghetto experience, sampling Anatolian sounds (saz, zurna and davul), parading the Turkish flag, and appropriating the  hyper-macho posturing of their US models. They rap in Turkish, German, Spanish and English and are a multicultural group, though their message is very clear: that Turks in Germany should unite (a hand of brotherhood is extended to Kurds, Circassians and Laz) against German racism. Cartel galvanized debate  in Turkey and received, disturbingly, a warm welcome from Turkish fascists on their Istanbul debut.


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Recommended Reading June 2011 Celebrate Great Outdoors Month

“America’s vast and varied outdoor spaces are a source of great national pride, and we have long striven to protect them for future generations. Our lands provide countless opportunities for exploration, recreation, and reflection, whether in solitude or with family and friends. During Great Outdoors Month, we renew our enduring commitment to protect our natural landscapes, to enjoy them and to promote active lifestyles for ourselves and our children.”— President Barack Obama

June is America’s Great Outdoors Month. President Clinton started the recognition of Great Outdoors Week in 1997. President Bush proclaimed Great Outdoors Month in 2004. Since then, there has been an annual celebration of Great Doors Month. The following is a recommended reading list about great outdoor activities. Enjoy our outdoor recreations !!!



790 B219p

Problem solving in recreation and parks [by] Joseph J. Bannon1972

790 M613m

Make the most of your lawn / James Meyers. 1978

796.51 K32b 2008 

 Backpacker and hiker’s handbook / William Kemsley, Jr. 2008

 796.51 M283b 1972 

 Backpacking one step at a time / Harvey Manning; foreword by Jim Whittaker; cartoons by Bob Cram; photos by Keith Gunnar. Manning, Harvey. 1972

797.121 M145w 1975

Whitewater rafting / William McGinnis ; illustrated with drawings by Tom Joyce and photos. by Michael Gill/Dandelet Interlinks. 1975

797.122 J17c 2007

Canoeing and camping beyond the basics / Cliff Jacobson ; illustrations by Cliff Moen. 2007

797.124 F837s 2003

Sailing : the basics / Dave Franzel. 2003

797.124 H148s 2005

Sail trim : theory and practice / Peter Hahne. 2005

797.124 I82s 2006

Sailing for dummies / J.J. and Peter Isler. 2006

797.21 L374t 2004

Total immersion : the revolutionary way to swim better, faster, and easier / Terry Laughlin with John Delves. 2004

797.21 S977 2001

Swim coaching bible / Dick Hannula, Nort Thornton, editors. 2001

797.21 W624c

Complete book of swimming / Phillip Whitten ; illustrations by Ethan Berry.  1994

797.23 G775s 2003

Scuba diving / Dennis K. Graver. 2003

797.23 T577s

Skin and scuba diving in underwater education; a training text for institutions of higher learning. 1962

797.32092 K12c 2007

Surfer of the century : the life of Duke Kahanamoku / by Ellie Crowe ; illustrations by Richard Waldrep. 2007

797.320922 S961L 2007

Surfing stars / by Ellen Labrecque. 2007

799 S288m

Moods of the mountain. 1967

799.2 R781h

Hunting trips of a ranchman, Hunting trips on the prairie and in the mountains. 1885

799.2 R781w

Wilderness hunter / by Theodore Roosevelt.  1910

917.904 G783p 

Pacific Crest Trail / by William R. Gray. 1975

917.97 E964

Experience Washington. 2000

917.97 K59o

Olympic seashore. Published in cooperation with the National Park Service. 1962

917.97 M849o 1989

Over Washington / text by Murray Morgan ; photography by Harald Sund ; with additional photography by Georg Gerster. 1989

917.97 M948w

Washington shores / photography by David Muench ; text by Spencer Gill. 1981

917.9704 S132d

Dam book; recreation on Washington reservoirs, campsites, boat ramps, picnic spots, museums, and points of interest [by] George Sainsbury and Nanci Hertzog. 1970

917.9704 S742w

Wet side of the mountains : or, Prowling western Washington / by Bill Speidel. 1974

917.9704 W894b

Bicycling the backroads of northwest Washington / Erin and Bill Woods ; cartoons by Dale Martin ; maps by Helen Sherman. 1976

917.97043 S972

Almost out of the world; scenes from Washington territory: the Strait of Juan de Fuca, 1859-61. Edited and with notes and an introd. by William A. Katz. 1971

917.97043 S972n

Northwest coast; or, Three years’ residence in Washington Territory, by James G. Swan. Introd. by Norman H. Clark. 1972

917.975 M947g

Guide to Washington’s South Cascades’ volcanic landscapes / Marge and Ted Mueller ; photos by Bob and Ira Spring. 1995

917.975 S769o 1985 

100 hikes in the North Cascades : Mt. Baker area, North Cascades NP, Ross Lake NRA, Pasayten Wilderness, Methow-Chelan / Ira Spring and Harvey Manning. Spring, Ira. 1985

917.977 J78p

Puget Sound profiles. 1960

917.977 W359

Ways to explore Puget Sound. 1989

918 F848a

Adventuring in the Andes : the Sierra Club travel guide to Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, the Amazon Basin, and the Galapagos Islands / by Charles Frazier with Donald Secreast.

Electronic books 



Seabiscuit [electronic resource] : an American legend / Laura Hillenbrand. 2001


Tracks [electronic resource] / Donald C. Jackson. 2006


Fishing Lake Superior [electronic resource] : a complete guide to stream, shoreline, and open-water angling / Shawn Perich ; illustrations by Jeff Sonstegard. 1994


Fishing for buffalo [electronic resource] : a guide to the pursuit and cuisine of carp, suckers, eelpout, gar, and other rough fish / Rob Buffler and Tom Dickson. 2009


Fly-fishing the north country [electronic resource] / Shawn Perich ; illustrated by David Minix.


799.1 F537

Fishing in Washington, sport fishing rules. 1996


Striper wars [electronic resource] : an American fish story / by Dick Russell ; illustrations by Anthony Benton Gude. 2005


Tracks [electronic resource] / Donald C. Jackson. 2006

50 circuit hikes [electronic resource] : a stride-by-stride guide to northeastern Minnesota / Howard Fenton. Fenton, Howard.1999

790.196 W317

Washington accessible outdoor recreation guide. 1997


598.15 L722 2002

Life of birds [videorecording] / written by David Attenborough ; executive producer, Mike Salisbury ; BBC produced in association with PBS. 2002

712.6 S964 2004 

Sustainable landscape [videorecording] : ecological design principles / San Luis Video Publishing. 2004

799.1 F537 1999

Fishing with John [videorecording] / Lagarto Productions. 1999

917.97 O962 1994

Over Washington [videorecording] : an aerial celebration / KCTS ; producer/director/editor, Jeff Gentes ; developed in affiliation with Weldon Owen Publishing. 1994

917.97772 W319 2002 

Washington State’s emerald city, Seattle [videorecording] / writer/producer, Nancy L. Wright ; Hatzoff Productions. 2002

917.9779 O53 1990 

Olympic [videorecording] / featuring the photography of Pat O’Hara and Ross Hamilton.   1990

978 O66 

Oregon Trail. Across the plains [videorecording] / produced and directed by Steven Boettcher, Michael J. Trinklein ; written and researched by Michael Trinklein. 1993

978 O66 2006 

Oregon Trail [videorecording]. 2006 

Web Sites

“AMERICAN RECREATION COALITION (ARC) — is a Washington-based non-profit organization formed in 1979. Since its inception, ARC has sought to catalyze public/private partnerships to enhance and protect outdoor recreational opportunities and the resources upon which such experiences are based….” helps you to “find what you need to plan the perfect trip to Washington State from the official website by Washington State Tourism. There is a list for the outdoor activities in the Washington State…” 

“The Recreation and Conservation Office is a small state agency that offers grants to create and maintain opportunities for outdoorrecreation, protect the best of the state’s wild lands, and recover salmon from the brink of extinction.

“The byway will be recognized as one of Washington State’s premier wildlife viewing destinations. Wildlife viewing locations like Swofford Pond, Woods Creek , Riffe Lake, Timberwolf Mountain and other locations throughout the byway will be linked to provide wildlife tours for viewing a variety of birds, fish and mammals. The Oak Creek Wildlife area will develop into Washington State’s single best opportunity for a wildlife viewing experience…”

National Wildlife Federation website shows “ families connected to the outdoors raise healthier kids and inspire a life-long appreciation of wildlife and nature. As a result, National Wildlife Federation has created several programs and events designed to make experiencing the benefits of free time outdoors easy. In addition, National Wildlife Federation advocates for public policies on the federal, state and local level that increase outdoor recreation opportunities for children…”

“The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources. The department operates under a dual mandate from the Washington Legislature to: Protect and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats. Provide sustainable, fish- and wildlife-related recreational and commercial opportunities…”

“Seattle’s nickname is “The Emerald City” because it has so many parks and forests. Alki Beach Park, Puget Sound, Green Lake and Discovery Park are just some of the wonderful green spaces that offer interesting outdoor activities in Seattle…”

Live City Guides is one of the largest and fastest growing networks of independent city guides in the world. What sets us apart from other city guides? We bring you thorough, up-to-date city information on all the best local restaurants, entertainment, events, nightlife, recreation, tourist attractions, and more…”

“The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission acquires, operates, enhances and protects a diverse system of recreational, cultural, historical and natural sites. The Commission fosters outdoor recreation and education statewide to provide enjoyment and enrichment for all and a valued legacy to future generations.”

“In 1922, the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) was formed in order to conduct the Men’s State Amateur Golf Championship. Since its humble beginnings more than 85 years ago, the WSGA has evolved into the fifth largest amateur golf association in the United States providing a multitude of benefits and services to more than 77,000 individual members at over 600 member golf clubs throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho…”

Family Education Network is the Internet’s content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. It provides resources of outdoor activities,  personalized to help parents, teachers, and students of all ages take control of their learning and make it part of their everyday lives.

Washington Trails Association (WTA) presents the voice for hikers in Washington state. “We believe hiking trails are our link to wilderness. We protect hiking trails and wild lands, take volunteers out to maintain trails, and promote hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore the outdoors…”

“Washington has some of the most scenic and pristine vistas, hiking trails and outdoor recreational opportunities in the country. On this page you’ll find information on our state parks, trails, hiking and outdoor recreation organizations, and tourism related information…” is the first international directory of horse riding experiences and establishments! “We are passionate about horses and where ever we have travelled and lived over the years, we have always sought out places where we can be around horses…”

“Natural areas are managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). They come in two varieties: Natural Area Preserves (NAPs) that protect priority species and high quality ecosystems, and Natural Resources Conservation Areas (NRCAs) that often contain priority species or ecosystems, but also offer access to low-impact public uses. Both types of areas provide opportunities for education and research…”

“The Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association is a not-for-profit statewide trade organization. Because we are the only organization in Washington State which represents all facets of the ‘green industry,’ our membership includes grower and retail nurseries, landscape services (from design through maintenance), educators, students, garden writers, and individual professionals within the industry…”

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