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Wolff, Glenn

Works: 42 works in 72 publications in 3 languages and 4,490 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Cookbooks  Popular works  Juvenile works  Biography  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Illustrator, Instrumentalist, Author, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Glenn Wolff
Epicurean simplicity by Stephanie Mills( )

2 editions published in 2002 in Undetermined and English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mill's account of the simple life reaches deep into classical sources of pleasure - good food, good health, good friends, and particularly the endless delights of the natural world. Her musings about the life she desires - and the life she has created - ultimately led her to the third-century Greek philosopher Epicurus, whose thought was premised on the trustworthiness of the senses, an outlook that Mills wholeheartedly embraces. While later centuries have come to associate Epicurus's name with hedonism, Mills discovered that he extolled simplicity and prudence as the surest means to pleasure, and his thinking offers an important touchstone for the book." "Epicurean Simplicity touches on a broad range of topics - the impacts of a consumerist lifestyle on the natural world, social justice, biological extinctions, friendship, the process of country living, the joys of physical exertion, the challenges of a writer's life, and the natural history and seasonal delights of a life lived close to nature. Mills uses her own experience as an entry point to the discussion with a self-effacing humor and lyrical prose that bring big subjects to a personal level."--BOOK JACKET
The beastly book : 100 of the world's most dangerous creatures by Jeanne K Hanson( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bird in the waterfall : a natural history of oceans, rivers and lakes by Jerry Dennis( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is nothing in the universe like water. It is unique, a chemical anomaly, and without it there could be no life on earth. It is little wonder that for thousands of years people the world over have expressed awe, delight, and reverence for this life-giving and mysterious substance. The Bird in the Waterfall is a celebration of the wonders of water and a lively foray into the natural history of rivers, lakes, and oceans. With engaging text and illustrations, author
Fool's paradise by John Gierach( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If John Gierach is living in a fool's paradise, then it's a paradise that his regular readers will recognize and new fans will delight in discovering. Laced with the inimitable blend of wit and wisdom that have made him fly-fishing's foremost scribe, Fool's Paradise chronicles the fishing life in all its glory (catching your biggest fish ever) and squalor (being stranded in a tent during a soaking rainstorm). In Gierach's world, both experiences are valuable, and both evoke humor and insight. Fishermen everywhere will understand Gierach's quest to discover and explore new waters (and then not to divulge the best locations to anyone), the unlikely appeal of winter fly-fishing ("the ice fishing shanty served the dual purpose of group therapy and the neighborhood tavern"), how impossible it is to predict the best fishing ("Everything that happens is entirely familiar, but I don't always see it coming"), or even the absurdity of the entire exercise ("day after day, you're casting a fly that doesn't look like anything to fish that aren't hungry and may not even be there"). Braving trips on small prop planes and down "Oh-My-God" roads alike, Gierach and his fishing buddies pursue bull trout in British Columbia, steelhead in the Rocky Mountains, and pike so fierce that a wise fisherman wears Kevlar gloves for the obligatory trophy photo. But as with any activity that depends on unspoiled wilderness, change is constant. Gierach sees this happening both in the landscape ("You never get to point at a meadow full of browsing mule deer and say, 'You know, all this was once condos.'") and at lodges that now require guests to sign liability waivers ("[I] had a brief vision of herds of lawyers coursing over the tundra in search of litigation"). Just the same, he is always awed by the experience of nature, or as he puts it: "You're on a lovely, remote wilderness river in the Alaskan backcountry. There are people who would make this trip and not even bring a fishing rod."
A fly rod of your own by John Gierach( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "the voice of the common angler" by The Wall Street Journal, and a member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, the author travels to remote fishing locations, from Alaska to the Canadian Maritimes, where he, with his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation of the fishing life, scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing
Standing in a river waving a stick by John Gierach( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sports writer returns to his first love, fly fishing, in this reflection on friendship, getting skunked, and other musing sketched against the backdrop of the Colorado foothills and British Columbia
Death, taxes, and leaky waders : a John Gierach fly-fishing treasury by John Gierach( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty of the author's essays on fishing--a first anthology--from six of his books
Fish, the basics by Shirley King( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, everyone's looking for ways to eat more healthfully. One of the easiest and most appealing ways to do so is to eat fish. Not only are many fish naturally lean, but it seems that medical research is constantly uncovering nutritional benefits in seafood. Plus, fish figures in just about every cuisine around the world, which means there are endlessly interesting ways to prepare the many types of fish available. In this cookbook, we've aimed to offer recipes for a wide range of fish. There's even a section on other types of seafood, including crab, shrimp, mussels, and lobster. Alongside every recipe is an informative side note that demystifies a technique or ingredient used in the recipe. Remembering that the end result of cooking is only as good as the ingredients that go into it, you can look to the chapter of basics at the back of the book to learn about how to select the very best and freshest fish and seafood. Then turn to any recipe in this cookbook, and enjoy.--Page 6 introduction
Flight of the reindeer : the true story of Santa Claus and his Christmas mission by Robert Sullivan( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children have believed the legend forever: On one evening each year a jolly old elf and eight reindeer fly all night long to deliver gifts around the world. The fact is, solid evidence abounds. Robert Sullivan, a senior editor at Life magazine, diligently gathered documentation from scientists, historians, zoologists, and Arctic explorers to prove that Santa is not just a myth. First, the reindeer: Do they really fly? "We used to think it was just extended leaping," says Tony Vecchio, director of the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. "But recent evidence has
Atlantis rising : the true story of a submerged land yesterday and today by Robert Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato was the one who first reported the existence of a vast island with immense mountains, verdant valleys and fruit "fair and wondrous and in infinite abundance." This magnificent Aegean Eden surrounded a capital of fabulous stone buildings, a busy, bustling heaven on earth. And then, the Cataclysm. Panic spread across the island as Atlantis's volcano shook off its long dormancy. The mountain erupted, and the island was overwhelmed, engulfed. The sea smoothed over, and the continent and its occupants were gone forever
A child's Christmas in New England by Robert Sullivan( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on memories of Christmases from mid-twentieth-century New England, describing family members and friends who share holiday treats, enjoy sled rides, and listen for the sound of reindeer hooves on the roof
Bugialli on pasta by Giuliano Bugialli( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides traditional Italian pasta recipes with step-by-step instructions and advice on techniques and ingredients
The backyard orchardist : a complete guide to growing fruit trees in the home garden by Stella Otto( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how to grow fruit trees in a garden or backyard, including such considerations as tree selection, planting and early care, growing fruit in containers, and pest and disease control
It's raining frogs and fishes : four seasons of natural phenomena and oddities of the sky by Jerry Dennis( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Raining Frogs and Fishes is a generously illustrated inquiry into wonders of the sky: Why is the sky blue? Where do meteors originate? What causes rainbows, mirages, and the colors of the sunset? Why do some birds and insects migrate, and how do they navigate over hundreds or thousands of miles to do it? How have civilizations throughout history viewed the aurora borealis, tornadoes, eclipses, and the bizarre but well documented cases of fish, reptiles, snails, and even snakes that have rained to earth?
All fishermen are liars by John Gierach( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gierach travels across North America from the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Maritimes to seek out quintessential fishing experiences. Whether he's fishing a busy stream or a secluded lake amid snow-capped mountains, Gierach insists that fishing is always the answer-- even when it's not clear what the question is
Shang di de mo fa xiang : 100 zhong zui wei xian de sheng wu by Han sen( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The river home : an angler's explorations by Jerry Dennis( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this remarkable collection of essays and stories, winner of the Best Book of the Year Award from the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Jerry Dennis demonstrates why he has emerged as one of America's finest writers on nature and the outdoors. In prose that has drawn comparisons with John Voelker, Sigurd Olson, and Aldo Leopold, Dennis celebrates the simple pleasures and complex challenges of family life, the allure of giant trout, the sacredness of secret places, and such wonders as bad weather, quirky fishing companions, and the occasional naked angler. Ranging from northern Michigan to Iceland, Chile, and the fabled rivers of the American West, The River Home is a passionate record of a life lived fully, crafted with clarity, insight, and good humor-by a writer gifted with an instinct for what matters
A place on the water : an angler's reflections on home by Jerry Dennis( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a collection of fishing stories, A Place on the Water is a passionate and eloquent exploration of subjects with broad appeal: love of land and water, informed and unsentimental appreciation of nature, and outrage at changes that threaten to obliterate places we can no longer afford to take for granted. Jerry Dennis's sparkling prose and Glenn Wolff's captivating illustrations transport us to a world we recognize from childhood: a place of limitless range and possibility, shimmering with life, where the very next cast will be the one that hooks something enormous and wonderful
Of kinkajous, capybaras, horned beetles, seladangs by Jeanne K Hanson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The bird in the waterfall : a natural history of oceans, rivers and lakes
Fool's paradiseStanding in a river waving a stickDeath, taxes, and leaky waders : a John Gierach fly-fishing treasuryFlight of the reindeer : the true story of Santa Claus and his Christmas missionAtlantis rising : the true story of a submerged land yesterday and todayBugialli on pastaOf kinkajous, capybaras, horned beetles, seladangs
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ウルフ, グレン