In these acclaimed essays, Jerry Dennis, widely recognized as one of our finest writers on nature and the outdoors, turns his attention to old passions and finds new reasons to appreciate them. This engaging collection explores the quintessential American sports of canoeing and camping and pays tribute to the things worth keeping, from wooden canoes and pocket knives to cast-iron skillets, long-johns, canvas tents, and fine moments on the water. At a deeper level, it is about respect—for our possessions, for the natural world, for one another—and about the pleasures of a life well spent.From a Wooden Canoe is a celebration of the good things and the simple pleasures of life outdoors. It is a book to be treasured, to be read on winter evenings and rainy afternoons, and to be kept handy on a cabin shelf.PRAISE:“Jerry Dennis knows the good stuff: How to make your matches waterproof; why it’s good to have a Thermos handy; and how long johns got their name. Mr. Dennis also knows how to write amusing, informative essays about the gear we use outdoors. From a Wooden Canoe is the most satisfying kind of nature writing because it makes you want to get up and get out. Give these essays a good read, and then find your own canoe.” —Wall Street Journal“As Jerry Dennis’s recent book, From a Wooden Canoe, attests, canoes do inspire passion and fidelity. The thirty-one pieces here—most of them from the pages of Canoe and Kayak magazine—include tender odes to hand-hewn wooden paddlers and the rough work of portaging, as well as reflections on other old-school outdoor stuff: homemade waterproof matches, the smell of canvas, and the mysterious, indestructible thermos.” —The New Yorker“Dennis writes concise, well-informed, witty prose; his tone is friendly and appreciative of tradition without being maudlin. The celebratory tone of most of the essays is nicely tempered by a send-up of curmudgeons and a concluding essay that might have come from O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night. Recommend this fine example of literary outdoors writing to fans of Bill Barich and W.D. Wetherell.” —Booklist
Dad’s comedy arsenal is about to get a huge upgrade . . . to the relief of everyone around him! Cue the groans.Put an end to courtesy laughs and awkward silences with the jokes in this book! From the people who brought you Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, this is an eclectic collection of the punniest, funniest, most outrageous knee-slappers that have ever been told! At work, at home, at the game—Dad will beat them all to the punch—line, that is! He’ll be hip and humorous with totally bodacious jokes like these:Einstein developed a theory about space. And it was about time, too! Why is Christmas just like another day in the office?Because you do all the work and some fat guy in a suit gets all the credit!Dad: “I wouldn’t want to be buried in this graveyard.”Kid: “Why not?”Dad: “Because I'm not dead yet!” And many more!
It's crucial to understand how to care for your ferret. This makes this book ideal for both people who want to keep ferrets and those who already do.
Ferrets are amusing, mischievous, and lively little creatures who can provide a family with countless hours of fun. They are adorable pets for owners who have time to play with them every day and let them out of their cages. They are affectionate, sociable, and lively. Ferrets aren't suitable for everyone, despite the fact that ferret owners frequently like their pets and many of them can't settle for just one. There are a few things you should be aware of before bringing one of these tiny balls of energy into your house.
CHOOSING A FERRET COMPANION
Why should you keep a ferret as a pet?
LIVING WITH YOUR PET
A ferret-friendly toilet
TRAINING YOUR FERRET
Steps for training your ferret
Maintaining a Clean Cage
What to Do If a Ferret Bites You
Step-by-Step Instructions on Teaching a Ferret Not to Bite
Train Your Ferret to Come When Called
Train Your Ferret to Roll Over
What are the treatments for ferret diseases?
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