Some books are copouts as Christmas gifts, given when the giver can think of nothing else. Some books, though, are complements for both giver and recipient.
With weather as it typically is in this area in January and February books can be logical gifts for outdoors people. Books provide vicarious adventures in the winter and enhance the experience when the outdoors season begins.
This, then, is the twenty-something edition of the Post-Dispatch annual Christmas book list for outdoors people. All of these are new for 1993, chosen from the dozens of review copies that come from publishers around the world.
It's an unusually strong list this time, strengthened …