Monday, April 29, 2013

Outdoor Activities: UGA Press Titles

As the months continue to get warmer, grab a few of our titles and get inspired to get outdoors! We have subjects ranging from gardening to baseball, and everything in between.

Though nearly two centuries have passed since Robert Squibb first published THE GARDENER'S CALENDAR, this classic of southern gardening remains a delightfully instructive manual for anyone wishing to know what and when to plant.

FAVORITE WILDFLOWER WALKS IN GEORGIA is a guide to the best places to enjoy Georgia wildflowers in their natural settings. It includes five favorite walks of Hugh and Carol Nourse, complete with maps and directions, the difficulty and length of each walk, and information about the wildflowers you can expect to encounter. 

Those who prefer a slightly more physical interaction with nature should check out the ETOWAH RIVER USER'S GUIDE. This guide offers all the information needed for even novice paddlers to feel comfortable jumping in a boat and heading downstream, including detailed, accurate maps, put in/take out and optimal flow information, mile-by-mile points of interest, and an illustrated natural history guide to help identify animals and plants commonly seen in and around the river.

If the Masters left you longing for more golf, take a look at  THE ART OF GOLF, an exploration of the game as depicted by landscape and portrait artists, photographers, Pop artists, and sculptors. Essays about the history and culture surrounding the sport supplement the 95 color illustrations.

Baseball fans will love THE CRACKERS, a light-hearted chronicle of Atlanta baseball from just after the Civil War to the rise of the Crackers (1901-1965). Award-winning journalist Tim Darnell reveals how the Crackers created a southern legacy of success long before the Atlanta Braves. This collection of player interviews, rare illustrations, and extensive charts and statistics is a must-read as baseball season heats up.