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No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey To Kayak The Grand Canyon
By Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy (Thomas Dunne Books)
Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mt. Everest, tackles a new challenge: paddling a one-man kayak down all 277 miles of the Colorado River that course through the Grand Canyon.
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
By Florence Williams (W.W. Norton & Co.)
A Colorado resident and Outside magazine contributor investigates why nature makes our brains feel better by reporting on, among other things, forest-healing programs in South Korea and eco-therapeutic treatments in Scotland.