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A new book by the acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis looks at human attempts to save other species from extinction, from John Muir to the World Wildlife Fund
And things got rocky fast. Our correspondent talks to Jennifer Miller about Colorado, misconceptions, and a mysterious type of footwear called “hiking sandals.”
In an excerpt from ‘In Search of Mycotopia,’ a new book about different communities exploring the multiple uses of fungi and mushrooms, the author goes foraging with William Padilla-Brown, a rising star in the mycological movement
These recent literary works feature unsettling tales set in familiar locations
The legendary filmmaker pioneered the stoke film and helped create skiing’s counterculture, but ‘Ski Bum’ on Discovery+ shows how his life behind the scenes was anything but easy
Expert tips, gear, and skills that will help you take your adventure photography to the next level
Chloé Zhao’s new film follows a baby boomer who moves into her van after the Great Recession
Host Laura Borichevsky fearlessly goes where no man has gone before
In her new book, 'Unsolaced,' the acclaimed nature writer's prose is as beautiful as always, but her analysis of global warming is disappointing
In her new book, writer and artist Lauren Redniss tells the story of San Carlos Apache activists who are standing up to a mining company in southeastern Arizona
In an excerpt from his new book 'Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning,' Outside contributing editor Tom Vanderbilt takes up surfing as part of an experiment to learn new skills as an adult and discover the benefits of being a grown-up novice
Ken Layne left an influential career in digital media to create 'Desert Oracle,' a cult-favorite radio show and print periodical based in Joshua Tree that explores everything from the political to the paranormal. Now it's being released as a book.
The tour's latest installment, premiering virtually amid the pandemic, comprises four films that show off epic climbs from around the world, but not from the usual suspects
This year the famous outdoor film festival is going virtual, with thrilling tales of climbing adventures and profiles of charismatic conservationists
The legendary skier's latest project since retiring is an Amazon series called 'The Pack.' It's the perfect lighthearted binge to get you through the pandemic holidays.
A new documentary from director Ron Howard looks at what happened after California's deadliest wildfire
'The Moth and the Mountain,' by Ed Caesar, and 'Shook,' by Jennifer Hull, examine expeditions that took place in different time periods, but both demonstrate how the mountain can bring out the best and worst in people
When faced with personal tragedy, social injustice, and hypercritical fans, these three outdoor athletes found their voice
With 'The Forests of California,' naturalist and artist Obi Kaufmann aims to deepen environmental literacy. He also argues that this cataclysmic time is an opportunity.
In this new alien invasion comedy, a relaxing vacation in the woods takes an unexpected turn
Grizel is using her rising social media profile to spark a more nuanced conversation on nature's power to heal
These recent releases feature stories of gritty heroines on journeys through threatened wild landscapes
In 'Above the Clouds,' the world's greatest ultrarunner recounts the lifelong effort that led him to the tallest mountain on earth
Researchers have identified an alarming lack of books about Black children in nature. Diversifying your bookshelf can help kids find themselves in literature—and the outdoors.
Artist Jackson Stell is crafting music that captures the ecstatic feelings we have when we venture into the natural world
After a two-decade hiatus, the 'world's toughest race' returns at just the right moment—this time with Bear Grylls
Two documentaries, 'Big Fur' and 'Stuffed,' set out to show that this sticky-fingered branch of natural history is full of beauty and wonder. Do they succeed? Our reviewer, who knows a lot more about the subject than he ought to, says yes.
In an excerpt from his forthcoming book 'Leave It As It Is,' nature writer David Gessner examines the iconic conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and unpacks the perception that the national parks and monuments he created were previously untouched and empty
In 'The Next Great Migration,' journalist Sonia Shah explores the hidden history of human and animal movement
In the spirit of Thoreau and Dillard, Donovan Hohn considers the joyous and brutal aspects of the natural world
Emily B. Martin's new novel, 'Sunshield,' is inspired by American landscapes and explores how individuals can impact their environment
Gina Rae La Cerva's 'Feasting Wild' is a delightful culinary travel book. It's also an adjustment to the way we think about what that buzzword actually means
Whether we needed another documentary about the disgraced cyclist is up for debate, but 'Lance' is an entertaining look at the saga—and wait until you hear what he says about Floyd Landis
This trailer for Yeti's Midnight Hour video series features musicians like Jack Johnson, Terry Allen, Ryan Bingham, and Margo Price
In an excerpt from his new book, 'In Praise of Walking,' Shane O'Mara delves into the science behind an activity that human beings often underestimate
From humble jellyfish anecdotes to straightforward self-help, three new titles offer resonant takeaways for these worrisome times
The best documentaries from this year's film festivals look at quixotic quests and devastating disasters
Five ways to feel like you're outdoors, even if you haven't left your sofa
Aquariums are closed, but they're offering plenty of virtual options to interact with sea creatures
In his new book, writer Mark O'Connell explores what our anxieties about the future say about our precarious present
In his new book, 'The Wedge,' bestselling author Scott Carney travels the world to investigate the surprisingly effective methods humans have developed to rewire our brains and control our response to stress. And it all starts with taming fear.
In his new photo book "Errors of Possession," adventure photographer Garrett Grove documents the region's shifting industries and culture
As the sport is poised to enter the Olympics, a veteran climbing writer delves into its past in 'High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Competition Climbing'
A handful of classic reads whose titles might capture some of your feelings of these past few weeks
In an excerpt from her new book, 'Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear,' Outside correspondent Eva Holland is paralyzed by fear while hiking down from an ice climb. The experience catalyzes a quest to understand and overcome her acrophobia.
The hugely popular Netflix docuseries leaves out crucial facts about America's big-cat industry and the people trying to stop it
In a new novel, 'How Much of These Hills Is Gold,' author C. Pam Zhang presents the fantasies and struggles that defined western expansion through the eyes of two Chinese-American characters
Four recent books explore other moments in the past 100 years when global events intersected with the Games
Outdoor enthusiasts' dreams of survival and adventure are often inspired by children's books, but most adventure heroes have traditionally been cis boys. That's changing.