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Creating Natural Economies

By Spencer Beebe
Foreword by Tom Brokaw
6-5/8" x 9-5/8"
264 pages, 120 full color photographs & some B+W archival images
$29.95 Hardbound ISBN 978-0-9676364-4-3
$19.95 Softbound ISBN 978-0-9676364-5-0
$ 9.99 E-Book: ISBN 978-0-9676364-6-7
Published by Ecotrust in 2010

Cache: Creating Natural Economies is a timely book that calls for the creation of "natural economies" and new institutions that can better serve the fundamental needs of both people and place in the 21st century. 
Author and Ecotrust president Spencer B. Beebe believes that a more reliable prosperity will elude us until we change our relations with each other and with the rest of the natural world.
Cache provides on-the-ground examples of how we can do this. 
The book is a trove of stories and photographs from Beebe's near four decades pioneering new approaches to conservation and development.
Cache includes the inside story of the tumultuous creation of Conservation International, now one of the largest conservation organizations in the world; co-founding the world's first environmental bank; starting FoodHub, an online marketplace for food buyers and sellers; creating new ways to manage fisheries and forestry; and developing new scientific and integrative systems modeling to improve social, economic and environmental decision-making.
Cache offers a fresh, hopeful perspective at a time when global economic, social and environmental crises are growing. It is a compelling book for business people who wish to build businesses with more than the bottom-line in mind, for conservationists who wish to get practical results in a world not always sympathetic to their goals, and for people who simply love nature and, like Beebe, try to learn from it. 

Beebe has led a life rich in adventure and innovation while working in the forefront of the contemporary conservation movement. He worked with The Nature Conservancy on land preservation in the 1970s and on saving tropical rain forests in the 1980s, and in 1987 he co-founded Conservation International. In 1991, he began Ecotrust to help unleash the energy and creativity of local residents in the coastal temperate rain forests of the place he calls home.

Words From A Master

By Barbara Alex
Foreword by Jill Timmons
5" x 7"
240 pages, approximately 12 black & white archival photographs
$19.95 hardbound
ISBN 978-0-9713555-4-5
Published by Carpe Diem Books® in 2010

Now for the first time, one of the great pianists and influential music professors of the twentieth century is recognized in a long overdue, new book. György Sebök had a profound impact on countless musicians worldwide. He was most effective at putting music in its own context and making students feel part of the heritage of pianism. All who witnessed his teaching were riveted by his inspiring and thought-provoking words. Pianist and teacher Barbara Alex has compiled György Sebök: Words From A Master, a remarkable collection of compelling Sebök quotes that will be treasured by all who make, study, and love music.

This is a book for all who search for the essence of music and its place in our lives. Words From A Master should sit on every piano.

Barbara Alex attended master classes with György Sebök for nearly two decades, while filling the rest of her time concertizing and teaching at the university level, both class piano and private lessons. She continues to maintain a private studio in Portland, Oregon. A published composer, she holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from California State University, Northridge. Barbara is also a member of Oregon Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association.


A Journey Through America's Pinot Noir Country

Photography by Andrea Johnson and Robert Holmes
Text by Jordan Mackay
Foreword by Eric Asimov
9-3/4" x 11"
160 pages, full color throughout
$35 hardbound — Special Winery Edition
ISBN 978-0-9713555-3-8
Published by Carpe Diem Books® in 2008
$30 hardbound — Trade Edition
ISBN 978-1-58008-986-1
Published by Ten Speed Press in 2009

The explosive ascent of American Pinot Noir from relative obscurity to mainstream prominence is unprecedented. Never has a grape risen so quickly out of the pack to become a wine of which there is simply not enough. Silky, complex and incredibly versatile with food, Pinot Noir is the perfect wine for a newly food-conscious nation. At the same time, it's a wine full of mystery, which drinks beautifully on its own. Pinot's greatest expressions combine power and ethereal finesse, a feat few other grapes boast.

Passion for Pinot captures Pinot's allure through the wisdom of its winemakers and growers, as well as the expertise of the author and photographers. Here you will learn the way this special grape is grown, vinified and experienced. Within wine circles, debates rage over Pinot's proper styles, places and techniques. Passion for Pinot gently arms the reader with everything needed to not only comprehend these debates, but also to participate in them.

Crucial to great Pinot is its ability to evoke spirit of place, and finally, here is an informative and resourceful book that captures the terroir where Pinot Noir excels and the characters are integral to establishing its success. An emphasis on quotes, facts, stories, maps and rich imagery makes Passion for Pinot an entertaining read.

Robert Holmes, a renowned photographer and author, has illustrated more than forty books, including many wine-related titles. His work appeared regularly in the "Day in the Life" book series as one of the world's 100 best photojournalists, and he has worked for many of the world's major magazines such as National Geographic, Life, Time, London Sunday Times, and Paris Match. He was the first person to twice be named "Travel Photographer of the Year" by The Society of American Travel Writers.

Andrea Johnson is a freelance photographer focused on wine and travel. Her work appears regularly in Wine Spectator, VIA, Sunset, San Francisco Chronicle, and National Geographic Traveler. Previous books include photography for Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door series. Her commercial clients are many of the most prestigious Pinot Noir producers worldwide. She is an active member of the Society of American Travel Writers and American Society of Media Photographers.

Jordan Mackay has devoted the last ten years exploring, understanding and writing about wine. He became wine and spirits editor for San Francisco's 7x7 magazine and a contributing writer to Wine and Spirits. He has written about food and wine in publications ranging from Food and Wine, Gourmet, Decanter and Wine Enthusiast to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle.


An Illustrated History of Linfield College

By Marvin Henberg
Edited and Afterword by Barbara Seidman
11-3/4" x 9-5/8"
144 pages, approximately 160 color and quadtone b&w photos
$50 hardbound
ISBN 978-0-9713555-2-1
Published by Carpe Diem Books® in 2007

By way of historical narrative and a series of thematic vignettes, author Marvin Henberg traces the story of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, from its origins to its Sesquicentennial celebration in 2008. In the pages of Inspired Pragmatism, you meet many men and women who have not only shaped Linfield, but played important roles elsewhere in Oregon, the Northwest, and the nation.

Woven together in a rich array of photographs and documents, the compelling text and vibrant illustrations show how Linfield's leaders and graduates have served the public while responding to external challenges over the past century and a half. With its substantial commitment to global studies over the past fifty years, Linfield enters the 21st century poised to leave its mark internationally as well, a point detailed in the afterword penned by Barbara Seidman, dean of faculty at Linfield College.

Author Marvin Henberg, Ph.D., came to Linfield in 1994 and served 11 years as Dean of Faculty and briefly as interim President before becoming a full-time faculty member in philosophy and environmental studies in 2006. He and his wife Laurie are avid readers, hikers, skiers, scuba divers, and whitewater rafters.


Success in Life, Business, and Apple Pies

Gert Boyle with Kerry Tymchuk
Foreword by Mark Hatfield
5" x 7-1/4"
192 pages, with b&w photos
Carpe Diem Books®, Literary Agent
$19.95 hardbound
ISBN 1-55868-908-7
Published by Westwinds Press, imprint of Graphic Arts Center Publishing in 2005
$14.95 softbound
ISBN 978-0800732301
Published by Carrol & Graf in 2007

When a heart attack claimed Gert Boyle's husband in 1970, the forty-six-year-old housewife and mother of three found herself at the helm of Columbia Sportswear, a small and financially struggling outerwear manufacturing company in Portland, Oregon. With no business experience whatsoever, Boyle was faced with the challenge of running Columbia, which had been founded in 1937 by her father — a Jewish immigrant who fled Hitler's Germany to come to America.

Though many in the industry expected Boyle to fail, she and her son, Tim, persevered, and kept the business afloat through very challenging times. For the past twenty years, Gert's face has been one of the most recognizable in the sporting goods industry, thanks to a creative Columbia Sportswear advertising campaign that billed her as "one tough mother."

In 1970, Columbia Sportswear boasted 40 employees and $800,000 in annual sales. Under the leadership of Gert and Tim Boyle, the company now has more than 2,000 employees, has annual sales of one billion dollars, and is the leading seller of skiwear in the United States. Gert is one of Oregon's most recognizable citizens, and is the first woman ever inducted into the International Sporting Goods Association Hall of Fame.

In One Tough Mother, Boyle offers an honest, open, and often irreverent account of her truly remarkable journey from a childhood in Germany to fame and fortune in America. Boyle offers insights into succeeding in business and in life, and shares many of the advertisements that have made her an icon in her industry. Her story is one that will inspire anyone who dreams of turning a small business into a bigger business, as well as individuals who find themselves facing circumstances beyond their control.

The Greatest Ocean Liner Of Our Time

Text by John Maxtone-Graham
Photography by Harvey Lloyd
9-3/4” x 13-1/4”
208 pages, approximately 200 color photographs plus b&w archival images; 8-page gatefold
$50 hardbound
ISBN 0-812-2884-6
$29.95 softbound
ISBN 0-812-2885-4
Published by Bulfinch Press in 2004

This book documents the creation, from keel laying to christening, of one of the most ambitious passenger vessels of all time. Cunard Line's $800-million flagship, the stupendous Queen Mary 2, is four city blocks long and taller than the Statue of Liberty. Twenty-six hundred passengers are accommodated in a splendid variety of suites and cabins, three-quarters of them with balconies overlooking the sea. Its public rooms include a planetarium, ballroom, theater, cinema, Canyon Ranch Spa and ten restaurants. Not merely a cruise ship, this fourth Cunard Queen is a true ocean liner, able to cross the Atlantic in all weathers at high speed, sustaining the company's celebrated heritage.
The story of the Queen Mary 2 is told by world-renowned maritime historian John Maxtone-Graham. His engaging text takes us through the building of the ship and details its world-class amenities. Maxtone-Graham also provides a lively history of QM2's famous predecessors, illustrated with archival images. The book features stunning four-color photographs and paintings of QM2 and details of design, construction, engines, lavish interiors, sea trials, and the christening.

An eight-page gatefold shows a detailed cutaway and deck plans of the remarkable QM2.

John Maxtone-Graham is the author of more than a dozen books about passenger vessels. He is also a consummate shipboard lecturer and consultant to numerous cruise lines.

Harvey Lloyd, the book's principal photographer, is a seasoned travel and adventure photojournalist and one of the foremost photographers of the cruise industry today. His previous book, Voyages, The Romance of Cruising was published by Dorling Kindersley in 1999.

Lands Of Promise

Text by Jeanne Clark
Photography by Tom & Pat Leeson, Gene Stone, Jason Stone
11" x 9-5/8"
144 pages, 130 full-color photos
Refuge map included
$39.95 hardbound
ISBN 1-55868-751-3
$24.95 softbound
ISBN 1-55868-753-X

Co-published by Carpe Diem Books® and Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company® in 2003

America's Wildlife Refuges portrays numerous wildlife success stories that have occurred within the National Wildlife Refuge System during the last one hundred years. The book shares the stories of twenty-five wildlife species that have dramatically benefited from the protection the Refuge System affords. Individual refuges, special management efforts, and influential people are mentioned in the narratives about each specific animal's story, emphasizing how refuges have made a difference. Since the habitat safeguarded for these featured species also benefits scores of other wildlife, photos of many secondary species are included to provide stirring visual images of the diversity supported by refuges.

Author Jeanne Clark has written for a wide range of wildlife publications for more than twenty years. She has worked as an outreach coordinator for Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, where she developed and coordinated workshops, public relations programs, and special events. She also edits an award-winning newsletter and other publications for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Internationally recognized wildlife photographers Tom and Pat Leeson are a husband and wife team whose images appear in hundreds of U.S. and foreign publications each year. They are best known for their in-depth, year-round coverage of individual wildlife species. During the Leesons' twenty-five years in the field, they have worked on assignment for major magazines including National Geographic, National Wildlife, Audubon, and Sierra. Working with the Leesons and contributing incredible photography to this book is the talented father/son duo of Gene and Jason Stone.

The Art and Artists of the Hotel Pattee

Text by Lela Gilbert
Photography by Ellen Bak
9-3/4” x 9-3/4”
160 pages, 136 full-color photos and 16 quadtone (b&w) photos
$45 hardbound
ISBN 0-9713555-0-9

Published by Carpe Diem Books® in 2001

With its colonial revival exterior, arts and crafts interior, and the work of more than thirty artists adorning its walls and grounds, the Hotel Pattee stands as a celebration of Iowa, its story, and its people. Located in Perry, Iowa, this historic hotel and museum is home to over a million and a half dollars of fine art paintings, quilts, sculpture, folk art, and needlepoint.

Lit By The Sun is a detailed tour of the paintings, sculptures, quilts, and installations that decorate the walls of this historic Iowa landmark. The book includes reproductions of works of art as well as intimate profiles of the artists, most of them from Iowa or the Midwest, and descriptions of their media, their influences, and their aspirations.

The author is Lela Gilbert, who has authored or substantively edited more than sixty books.

The photographer is Ellen Bak, a long time portrait and commercial photographer, who was one of the youngest women awarded the master craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America.