GIRL ON THE ROCKS - Winner of a 2009 National Outdoor Book Award

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Globe Pequot Press and FalconGuides are proud to announce GIRL ON THE ROCKS: A Woman's Guide to Climbing with Strength, Grace, and Courage (ISBN 978-0-7627-4518-0, 19.95, Paperback, November, 2008) by Katie Brown, as the winner of the 2009 National Outdoor Book Awards in the Instructional Category.

An influential and groundbreaking climber among both genders, Katie Brown began climbing at age thirteen and quickly dominated competition at the national and international levels. Now in her mid-twenties, she is a freelance writer and the author of Vertical World (FalconGuides). Formerly residing in Moab, Utah; she has recently relocated to Southern California. Check out Katie's blog on www.yourclimbing.com

The National Outdoor Book Awards stated that "Katie Brown is one of the foremost female climbers in the world and couldn't be better suited to write this book. It's a very well done "how-to" guide, embellished with a classy, contemporary design and crisp I-wanna-do-that photographs. What's so appealing about this book is that it speaks to women with a woman's voice. Climbing, as Brown says is empowering, and through her words and example, she inspires women to try new things, live a full life and climb away."

For women intrigued by the sport of climbing but intimidated by its male dominance and stereotype as "extreme," Girl on the Rocks is a monumental and essential resource, providing instructions on technique, strength, and mental agility-from a woman's perspective.

Through the sage advice of one of the world's foremost female climbers and the lens of an internationally acclaimed photographer, women learn that climbing is more fun than dangerous, that overcoming fear can boost self-esteem, and that the fitness benefits are tremendous.

Most women learn climbing from men, but the sport is different for a woman-both physically and psychologically-and it's empowering for women to learn about climbing from "girls" who've been on the rocks themselves. Bringing the sport to life alongside the book's numerous color photos, Katie Brown's interviews with female climbers-from a young girl to a sixty-something professional climber-reveal, on a more intimate level, what the sport has done for them.

Girl on the Rocks By Katie Brown ISBN 978-0-7627-4518-0 o $19.95 o Paperback - 7 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄4 - 160 pages - November, 2008 FalconGuides® is an imprint of The Globe Pequot Press / www.globepequot.com