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Wolff, Glenn

Works: 35 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 4,379 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Cookbooks  Miscellanea  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Illustrator, Contributor, Author
Classifications: SH456, 394.2663
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Glenn Wolff
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 467 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 )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 431 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."
Standing in a river waving a stick by John Gierach( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rich in fishing lore, humor, and seasoned know-how that has won Gierach a devoted readership
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 387 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 267 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
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 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enter Robert Sullivan, who first rose to international prominence with his breakthrough research on Santa Claus. In Atlantis Rising, Sullivan reveals evidence even more startling than that contained in his myth-shattering Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and His Christmas Mission. Set upon his Atlantean quest by Amos S. Eno, executive director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and lured further and further on by the mysterious oceanographer who calls himself "Atwater," Sullivan is able to separate historical truth from mere legend, fact from fiction, science from silliness. Delving into the historical record, then into secret files that have long been under lock and key at the famous Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, he discovers rare transcripts, documents, maps and, incredibly, photographs. They are all here in Atlantis Rising, along with dozens of paintings by the renowned natural-history artist Glenn Wolff. It adds up to an astonishing tale and a powerful moral
The river home : an angler's explorations by Jerry Dennis( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of Jerry Dennis take a new look at Thoreau's admonition to simplify, at the fashion statements of the fishing world, and at fishing, friendship, and family
Bugialli on pasta by Giuliano Bugialli( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides traditional Italian pasta recipes with step-by-step instructions and advice on techniques and ingredients
Flight of the reindeer : the true story of Santa Claus and his Christmas mission by Robert Sullivan( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 105 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
A child's Christmas in New England by Robert Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 58 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
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 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete guide to growing and maintaining fruit trees in a home garden
All fishermen are liars by John Gierach( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 24 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
Mastering microwave cookery by Marcia Cone-Esaki( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 800 recipes and variations for fine dishes using today's advanced cooking method
Another lousy day in Paradise ; and Dances with trout by John Gierach( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of kinkajous, capybaras, horned beetles, seladangs, and the oddest and most wonderful mammals, insects, birds, and plants of our world by Jeanne K Hanson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a journey to the furthest corners of nature and introduces some of the most unusual flora and fauna
Fishing bamboo by John Gierach( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think of Fishing Bamboo as an introduction to rods and to the subculture of people who make, buy, sell, collect, and fish with them
It's raining frogs and fishes : four seasons of natural phenomena and oddities of the sky by Jerry Dennis( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 2 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?
A place on the water : an angler's reflections on home by Jerry Dennis( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 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
Epicurean simplicity by Stephanie Mills( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 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."--Jacket
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The bird in the waterfall : a natural history of oceans, rivers and lakes
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English (38)

Fool's paradiseStanding in a river waving a stickDeath, taxes, and leaky waders : a John Gierach fly-fishing treasuryAtlantis rising : the true story of a submerged land yesterday and todayThe river home : an angler's explorationsBugialli on pastaFlight of the reindeer : the true story of Santa Claus and his Christmas missionMastering microwave cookery