Wager with the Wind: The Don Sheldon Story



Wager with the Wind Don Sheldon has been called ‘Alaska’s bush pilot among bush pilots’, but he was also just one man in a fragile airplane who, in the end, was solely responsible for each mission he flew, be it a high-risk landing to the rescue of others from certain death in the mountains of Alaska or the routine delivery of supplies to a lonely homesteader. Read James Greiner’s “Wager with the Wind “to learn how a… Full description

Reflections:The Magic, Music and Mathematics of Raymond Smullyan


This is an exciting if not rambling account of events of Raymond Smullyan’s four lives — as a mathematical logician, musician, magician, and author — together with thoughts that come to his mind as he recalls them. This book includes topics from some of Smullyan’s twenty-six books, as well as many of his favorite anecdotes and jokes. It also presents some generalizations of theorems of the great logicians Gödel and Tarski, and discusses logic in general, and how he won his wife with a…

The Birds of Pandemonium: Life Among the Exotic and the Endangered



Aremarkablebook. Reading about the birds of Pandemonium will make you laugh and cry; it will make you see more clearly the need to take care of our planet; and it will confirm that one person with a passion can make a difference. Jeff Corwin, nature conservationist and host of “Animal Planet” Each morning at first light, Michele Raffin steps outside into the bewitching bird music that heralds another day at Pandemonium Aviaries. A full symphony that swells from the most vocal of more than…

Fishing the Coast



Here, at last, is a book about commercial salmon fishing, by well-known fisherman and industry analyst Dr. Don Pepper–one that is sure to become a West Coast classic. Pepper fished salmon as a crewman every season from 1953 to 1969. After a hiatus in the ’70s, he returned to fishing in the ’80s, balancing his life at sea with a career as a professional economist, before finally retiring in 2007. Over the years he experienced technological change from table seiners, with nets pulled using…

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