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Under the Stars

Under the Stars Author Dan White
ISBN-10 9781627791960
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 416
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“The definitive book on camping in America. . . . A passionate, witty, and deeply engaging examination of why humans venture into the wild.”—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild From the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, Dan White travels the nation to experience firsthand—and sometimes face first—how the American wilderness transformed from the devil’s playground into a source of adventure, relaxation, and renewal. Whether he’s camping nude in cougar country, being attacked by wildlife while “glamping,” or crashing a girls-only adventure for urban teens, Dan White seeks to animate the evolution of outdoor recreation. In the process, he demonstrates how the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, Roosevelt, and Muir—along with visionaries such as Adirondack Murray, Horace Kephart, and Juliette Gordon Low—helped blaze a trail from Transcendentalism to Leave No Trace. Wide-ranging in research, enthusiasm, and geography, Under the Stars reveals a vast population of nature seekers, a country still in love with its wild places.



The Cactus Eaters

The Cactus Eaters Author Dan White
ISBN-10 0061739855
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 400
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The Pacific Crest Trail stretches from Mexico to Canada, a distance of 2,650 grueling, sun-scorched, bear-infested miles. When Dan White and his girlfriend announced their intention to hike it, Dan's parents—among others—thought they were nuts. How could two people who'd never even shared an apartment together survive six months in the desert with little more than a two-person tent and some trail mix? But when these addled adventurers, dubbed "the Lois and Clark Expedition" by their benevolent trail-guru, set out for the American wilderness, the hardships of the trail—and one delicious-looking cactus—test the limits of love and sanity.



Landmarks

Landmarks Author Robert Macfarlane
ISBN-10 9780241967867
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 448
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it. Praise for Robert Macfarlane: 'He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy' John Banville, Observer "I'll read anything Macfarlane writes" David Mitchell, Independent 'Every movement needs stars. In [Macfarlane] we surely have one, burning brighter with each book.' Telegraph '[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment' Sunday Times



Lassoing the Sun

Lassoing the Sun Author Mark Woods
ISBN-10 9781250105905
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 320
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"In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal." --Ken Burns Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned-out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind.



Meet Me Under the Stars

Meet Me Under the Stars Author KD Proctor
ISBN-10 0998994103
Release 2017-07-14
Pages 301
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Charlotte "Charlie" Conti's wildly popular DIY show is circling the drain. When the ratings plummet after the sudden death of her sister Gwen, the network threatens to replace her. But her plans for a comeback are sidelined when she learns she has to work with him to create a memorial scholarship in her sister's memory. The same him Charlie met--and fell in love with--three years ago while working at a summer camp. The same him she dumped, all in an effort to protect his heart. When Nate Walsh, the sexy, British player and recent college graduate learns that his employment visa has been denied, he has 60 days to find a new job, or he'll be sent back to the UK where he's no longer welcome. Focused on staying in America, he doesn't have time to be working on a memorial scholarship with her. The same her who stole--and shattered--his heart three years ago without any warning. The same her he has never gotten over.Unable to agree on who the scholarship will benefit, Nate and Charlie enter into a friendly winner-takes-all competition. Attempting to one-up and out-play each another for control, both Nate and Charlie know the only way to win is to turn up the heat and tempt each other with the one thing they both want: each other. As sparks fly, they discover the love they had for each other has never gone away. But as they grow closer, fears of repeating disastrous past mistakes churn up again. Nate and Charlie must decide if they want fear or love to win out, and are they ready to live with that choice forever.



That Used to Be Us

That Used to Be Us Author Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN-10 9781250013729
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 432
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This book makes recommendations for meeting four major challenges currently facing the United States, including globalization, the information technology revolution, chronic deficits, and unbalanced energy consumption. America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In this book the authors analyze those challenges, globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption, and spell out what needs to be done now to rediscover America's power and prowess. They explain how the end of the cold war blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously. They show how America's history, when properly understood, provides the key to coping successfully and explain how the paralysis of the U.S. political system and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible to carry out the policies the country needs. This work is both a searching exploration ofthe American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.



A Thousand Shards of Glass

A Thousand Shards of Glass Author Michael Katakis
ISBN-10 9781925700220
Release 2015-12-16
Pages 144
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Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America. One night, travelling where those who live within illusions should never go, he stared into the darkness and glimpsed a faded flag where shadows gathered, revealing another America. It was a broken place, bred from fear and distrust – a thousand shards of glass – filled with a people who long ago had given away all that was precious; a people who had been sold, for so long, a foreign betrayal that finally came from within, and for nothing more than a handful of silver. These essays, letters and journal entries were written as a farewell to the country Michael loves still, and to the wife he knew as his ‘True North’. A powerful and personal polemic, A Thousand Shards of Glass is Michael’s appeal to his fellow citizens to change their course; a cautionary tale to those around the world who idealise an America that never was; and, crucially, a glimpse beyond the myth, to a country whose best days could still lie ahead.



Under the Same Sky

Under the Same Sky Author Joseph Kim
ISBN-10 9780544373174
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 288
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A man who escaped the devastating famine in North Korea, despite being abandoned as a boy, tells the story of his survival inside the oppressive country, his escape and subsequent rescue by activists and Christian missionaries and his success in the United States thanks to a newfound faith and courage. 50,000 first printing.



The Book of Camping and Woodcraft

The Book of Camping and Woodcraft Author Horace Kephart
ISBN-10
Release 1910
Pages 331
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The Book of Camping and Woodcraft has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Book of Camping and Woodcraft also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Book of Camping and Woodcraft book for free.



When The Stars Fall To Earth

When The Stars Fall To Earth Author Rebecca Tinsley
ISBN-10 9780979718465
Release 2012-07-10
Pages 283
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This is a novel about people who find themselves in the middle of a horrific conflict and how they survive. Their choices affect their families, the people they love, and the course of their lives. Their stories start before the events in Sudan touch them, following them through challenges and triumphs, as they rebuild their lives. What they have in common with the rest of us is that their journeys are about finding out what kind of people they are: Should they try to draw strength from their anger or should they let it go? Is it better to stick with what you know or find the courage to change?



Camp So and So

Camp So and So Author Mary McCoy
ISBN-10 9781512434286
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 424
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The letters went out in mid-February. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains. Each letter came with a glossy brochure with photographs of young women climbing rocks, performing Shakespeare under the stars, and spiking volleyballs. By the end of the month, twenty-five applications had been completed, signed, and mailed. Had any of these girls tried to visit the camp for themselves on that day in February, they would have discovered that there was no such mountain, and that no one within a fifty-mile radius had ever heard of Camp So-and-So . . .



The Camping Trip that Changed America

The Camping Trip that Changed America Author Barb Rosenstock
ISBN-10 9781101648896
Release 2012-01-19
Pages 32
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Caldecott medalist Mordicai Gerstein captures the majestic redwoods of Yosemite in this little-known but important story from our nation's history. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a trip to Yosemite. Camping by themselves in the uncharted woods, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would ultimately lead to the establishment of our National Parks.



Heading Out

Heading Out Author Terence Young
ISBN-10 9781501712821
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 382
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Who are the real campers? Through-hiking backpackers traversing the Appalachian Trail? The family in an SUV making a tour of national parks and sleeping in tents at campgrounds? People committed to the RV lifestyle who move their homes from state to state as season and whim dictate? Terence Young would say: all of the above. Camping is one of the country's most popular pastimes—tens of millions of Americans go camping every year. Whether on foot, on horseback, or in RVs, campers have been enjoying themselves for well more than a century, during which time camping’s appeal has shifted and evolved. In Heading Out, Young takes readers into nature and explores with them the history of camping in the United States.Young shows how camping progressed from an impulse among city-dwellers to seek temporary retreat from their exhausting everyday surroundings to a form of recreation so popular that an industry grew up around it to provide an endless supply of ever-lighter and more convenient gear. Young humanizes camping’s history by spotlighting key figures in its development and a sampling of the campers and the variety of their excursions. Readers will meet William H. H. Murray, who launched a craze for camping in 1869; Mary Bedell, who car camped around America for 12,000 miles in 1922; William Trent Jr., who struggled to end racial segregation in national park campgrounds before World War II; and Carolyn Patterson, who worked with the U.S. Department of State in the 1960s and 1970s to introduce foreign service personnel to the "real" America through trailer camping. These and many additional characters give readers a reason to don a headlamp, pull up a chair beside the campfire, and discover the invigorating and refreshing history of sleeping under the stars.



Under This Beautiful Dome

Under This Beautiful Dome Author Terry Mutchler
ISBN-10 9781580055093
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 224
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“One of the greatest love stories I have ever heard played out right here, under this beautiful dome. But it was a secret. . . . Penny and Terry just wanted what so many people want—to express their love through marriage.” —Illinois Representative Ann Williams Under This Beautiful Dome tells the true story of journalist Terry Mutchler's secret five-year relationship with Penny Severns, an Illinois State Senator who mentored Barack Obama. Forced to engage in an elaborate ruse to keep their relationship a secret, the two women constantly fear discovery in their conservative town. Denied legal access to the altar, they face even greater hardships when Penny is diagnosed with cancer and begins undergoing treatment. Set in the political arena, Under This Beautiful Dome reminds us why the march to legalize same-sex marriage is both personal and political. This vivid, beautiful story paints an intimate portrait of a loving relationship and the vast impact gay marriage legislation has on couples and families in America today.



How I Fell in Love with Myself

How I Fell in Love with Myself Author Ayana Symone
ISBN-10 1981813489
Release 2018-01-17
Pages 358
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Seventeen-year-old Christia Carter fell in love with the boy of her dreams: a charming, confident, yet sometimes confusing, AJ Taylor. However, despite a year of spontaneous adventures downtown, late-night conversations, and regaining self-confidence together, he strangely disappears. Missing him desperately and confused as to why he would abandon her, Christia comes up with one possibility: maybe AJ never loved her at all. After battling long, sleepless nights, judgmental lectures from her religious parents, dark thoughts clouding her mind, and questions regarding her self-worth, Christia is a set on a journey to find out who she is mentally, emotionally, and spiritually with a growing hope that maybe, she can live without AJ after all. Questions about self-love, homosexuality, 'religion' vs. Christianity, betrayal of friends, along with other provocative issues are deftly explored and fleshed out in this captivating novel. Readers of all ages will find something of value in its pages.



How to Fall in Love with Anyone

How to Fall in Love with Anyone Author Mandy Len Catron
ISBN-10 9781501137464
Release 2017-06-27
Pages 256
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“A beautifully written and well-researched cultural criticism as well as an honest memoir” (Los Angeles Review of Books) from the author of the popular New York Times essay, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This,” explores the romantic myths we create and explains how they limit our ability to achieve and sustain intimacy. What really makes love last? Does love ever work the way we say it does in movies and books and Facebook posts? Or does obsessing over those love stories hurt our real-life relationships? When her parents divorced after a twenty-eight year marriage and her own ten-year relationship ended, those were the questions that Mandy Len Catron wanted to answer. In a series of candid, vulnerable, and wise essays that takes a closer look at what it means to love someone, be loved, and how we present our love to the world, “Catron melds science and emotion beautifully into a thoughtful and thought-provoking meditation” (Bookpage). She delves back to 1944, when her grandparents met in a coal mining town in Appalachia, to her own dating life as a professor in Vancouver. She uses biologists’ research into dopamine triggers to ask whether the need to love is an innate human drive. She uses literary theory to show why we prefer certain kinds of love stories. She urges us to question the unwritten scripts we follow in relationships and looks into where those scripts come from. And she tells the story of how she decided to test an experiment that she’d read about—where the goal was to create intimacy between strangers using a list of thirty-six questions—and ended up in the surreal situation of having millions of people following her brand-new relationship. “Perfect fodder for the romantic and the cynic in all of us” (Booklist), How to Fall in Love with Anyone flips the script on love. “Clear-eyed and full of heart, it is mandatory reading for anyone coping with—or curious about—the challenges of contemporary courtship” (The Toronto Star).



The Art of Camping

The Art of Camping Author Matthew De Abaitua
ISBN-10 9780141968957
Release 2011-07-07
Pages 304
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Could there be another way of life? Can I survive with less stuff? Should I run for the hills? These are all good questions that people have asked before, throughout history, and which have inspired people to set up camp. But now camping is part of the drive for self-sufficiency, a reaction against mass tourism, a chance to connect with the land, to experience a community, to leave no trace . . . From packing to pitching, with hikes into the deep history of the subject and encounters with the great campers and camping movements of the past, this is the only book you'll need to pack when you next head off to sleep under the stars. IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT CAMPERS LIKE MORE THAN CAMPING, IT'S DREAMING ABOUT THEIR NEXT TRIP