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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

"... offers artists everything they need to accurately draw the human figure as it is affected by different types of movement"--Page [2] of cover.

"Top Trails: Lake Tahoe explores the best trails for hiking and biking in the Tahoe area. The guide features the best hikes including the north side's splendid back-country, the lake's sedate western side, the picturesque and popular areas south of the lake, including Desolation Wilderness, and D. L. Bliss and Emerald Bay state parks and the relatively undeveloped eastern side. Several hikes follow sections of the Tahoe Rim Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. Veteran author Mike White has selected the 50 best trips in the area, ranging in length from a mile-long stroll through a lush, lodgepole-lined meadow to a 20-mile trek on the Tahoe Rim Trail with excellent lake views. Among other significant updates, the third edition includes the new Rim to Reno Trail, newly constructed by volunteers in the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. "-- Provided by publisher.

"Mountain Man Skills is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made the mountain men famous worldwide as outdoorsmen and craftsmen. Readers can replicate outdoor living by trying their hand at making rafts and canoes, constructing tools, and living off the land"--Back cover.

Kids and adults love to draw, especially animals and pets. "Idiot's Guides: Drawing Pets" takes readers through baby steps of how to draw the basic shapes and then to develop the drawings into accurate likenesses of their favorite animals. The book features two-color, detailed instructions for creating 50 of the most popular pets, including plenty of varieties of dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, horses, and more.

"How much power does a single man, let alone a single leaf, have in the industrial world? In this wordless, all-ages graphic novel, our protagonist discovers a leaf that radiates a vibrant light. He returns to a detailed metropolis ? depicted in somber grays and blues ? and searches for answers. During his quest, he stumbles upon a man who knows what?s really happening in the city?s labyrinthine ducts; a woman who spends her life studying and classifying obsolete flora; and the truth about the ever-dwindling environment. Leaf is a graphically stunning story that unfolds with a dream-like pace. Shaded in pencil and punctuated by spot colors, drawn in a delicate but concretely realized tonal approach reminiscent of Shaun Tan?s The Arrival and Chris Van Allsburg?s Jumanji, Chinese cartoonist Daishu Ma?s first foray onto American shelves is ultimately a hopeful vision of the coexistence of the urban and natural worlds. Full-color illustrations throughout"--Amazon.com.