Mendocino Outdoors, Fifth Edition

Mendocino Outdoors Cover (Excerpt)After four editions in print, I've turned my guidebook, Mendocino Outdoors, into an ebook, published in April 2017. You can buy a copy at, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

The Fifth Edition of Mendocino Outdoors sets a new standard for guides to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast. It covers all of the parks and preserves in the area, from the Lost Coast to Gualala, plus some inland jaunts to the wine country and some of the tallest trees in the world. The guide is filled with full-color maps of all the areas described in the book, as well as photographs to show you why you want to visit the various locations.

If you've got a book inside you waiting to get out, hire me to help you create and publish your ebook on all of the major services, including Apple's iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon's Kindle store. Whether it's text or images or diagrams, I can turn your material into an ebook. If you're interested, contact me to start the ball rolling.

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Whether you believe in Benevolent Overlords, Cosmic Vacationers, or BEMs, it behooves us to find the aliens before they find us. You know they’re out there, and it would be a lot less disruptive to find their radio signals than it would be to welcome them in person. Comet Hale-BoppThe SETI project has been searching for years, using hundreds of thousands of computers to process data from Arecibo using the BOINC distributed computing screensaver.

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If you have some spare cycles, join my team: AstroScum. Our combined score is pretty good for only 3 people, but it’s tough to compete against those with access to server farms. Join my team and share the credit when we discover the first verifiable alien signals!

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