Chris Highcock of the blog Conditioning Research just published a book called Hillfit, which is a conditioning book targeted at hikers/backpackers. He uses his knowledge and experience in hiking and conditioning to argue that strength training is an important part of conditioning for hiking. I'm also a hiker/backpacker myself here in the rugged and beautiful Pacific Northwest, and I also find that strength training helps with climbing big hills, and walking farther and more easily with a lower risk of injury.
Richard Nikoley of the blog Free the Animal has also published a book called Free the Animal: Beyond the Blog, where he shares his strategies for losing fat and improving health and fitness. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but Richard has a reasonable perspective on diet/health and a sharp wit.
Also, my friend Pedro Bastos has asked me to announce a one-day seminar at the University of Lisbon (Portugal) by Dr. Frits Muskiet titled "Vitamins and Minerals: A Scientific, Modern, Evolutionary and Global View". It will be on Sunday, Feb 5-- you can find more details about the seminar here. Dr. Muskiet is a researcher at the Groningen University Medical Center in the Netherlands. He studies the impact of nutrients, particularly fatty acids, on health, from an evolutionary perspective. Wish I could attend.