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Wild by Nature

Wild by Nature Author Sarah Marquis
ISBN-10 9781250081995
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 320
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One woman 10,000 miles on foot 6 countries 8 pairs of hiking boots 3,000 cups of tea 1,000 days and nights "The only way to survive three years of walking was to embrace the moment of now.”—from Wild by Nature Not since Cheryl Strayed gifted us with her adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail in her memoir, Wild, has there been such a powerful epic adventure by a woman alone. In Wild by Nature, National Geographic Explorer Sarah Marquis takes you on the trail of her ten-thousand-mile solo hike across the remote Gobi desert from Siberia to Thailand, at which point she was transported by boat to complete the hike at her favorite tree in Australia. Against nearly insurmountable odds and relying on hunting and her own wits, Sarah Marquis survived the Mafia, drug dealers, thieves on horseback who harassed her tent every night for weeks, temperatures from subzero to scorching, life-threatening wildlife, a dengue fever delirium in the Laos jungle, tropic ringworm in northern Thailand, dehydration, and a life-threatening abscess. This is an incredible story of adventure, human ingenuity, persistence, and resilience that shows firsthand what it is to adventure as a woman in the most dangerous of circumstance, what it is to be truly alone in the wild, and why someone would challenge themselves with an expedition others would call crazy. For Marquis, her story is about freedom, being alive and wild by nature.



Wild by Nature

Wild by Nature Author Sarah Marquis
ISBN-10 9781952534188
Release 2017-01-01
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In 2010, Sarah Marquis embarked on a perilous journey: alone and on foot, she walked ten thousand miles across the Gobi Desert, from Siberia, through Thailand, to the Australian outback. Relying on hunting and her own wits, she traversed fever-haunted jungles and scorching deserts, braved harassment from drug dealers, the Mafia, and camp raids from thieves on horseback. Surviving dehydration, dengue fever delirium and crippling infection, Sarah experienced a raw and spiritual communion after three years of walking at the base of a tree in the plains of Australia. Through an inspirational journey, Wild by Nature explores what it is to adventure as a woman in the most dangerous of circumstances, and what it is to be truly alone in the wild.



Wild by Nature

Wild by Nature Author Andrea L. Smalley
ISBN-10 9781421422350
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 352
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"Wild by Nature answers the question: how did indigenous animals shape the course of colonization in English America? The book argues that animals acted as obstacles to colonization because their wildness was at odds with Anglo-American legal assertions of possession. Animals and their pursuers transgressed the legal lines officials drew to demarcate colonizers' sovereignty and control over the landscape. Consequently, wild creatures became legal actors in the colonizing process--the subjects of statutes, the issues in court cases, and the parties to treaties--as authorities struggled to both contain and preserve the wildness that made those animals so valuable to English settler societies in North America in the first place. Only after wild creatures were brought under the state's legal ownership and control could the land be rationally organized and possessed. The book examines the colonization of American animals as a separate strand interwoven into a larger story of English colonizing in North America. As such, it proceeds along a different and longer timeline than other colonial histories, tracing a path through various wild animal frontiers from the seventeenth-century Chesapeake into the southern backcountry in the eighteenth century and across the Appalachians in the early nineteenth to end in the southern plains in the decades after the Civil War. Along the way, it maps out an argumentative arc that describes three manifestations of colonization as it variously applied to beavers, wolves, fish, deer, and bison. Wild by Nature engages broad questions about the environment, law, and society in early America"--



Into the Wild

Into the Wild Author Jon Krakauer
ISBN-10 0307476863
Release 2009-09-22
Pages 240
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Wild by Nature

Wild by Nature Author Terry Herda Gucker
ISBN-10 1456712292
Release 2010-12-30
Pages 168
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A womans passion for wilderness, family, and faith leads her to a land of harsh realities and great fulfillment - a celebrated perspective on the Alaskan experience. This prose is a vibrant celebration, both sensual and poetic, of the familiar and unobserved nature of simple truths that abound around us. It is compelling and full-bodied, demanding to be savored. A captivating and courageous style of writing one rarely encounters. Douglas H. Hudson ~ Alaskan and the Pacific Northwest Artist In this collection you can experience Gods Country through the eyes of an adventurous author who revels in the untamed wilderness of Alaska. Here also are the seasons of personal growth and family life with all its joys and sorrows. Whether in prose or poetry, Theresa reveals a wondrous talent for keen observation, rich description, and exquisite phrasing. Her work is both vibrant and reverent. Norma L. Halvorsen ~ Oxford educated English professor, now retired Turn off your radio, TV, computer, Blackberry, raspberry or everyberry and let Terrys prose surround you. Turn on your imagination and the natural world will return in all its beauty. Terry has a way with words that will refresh your spirit. Bob Pickrell ~ publisher of the best little magazine once in Alaska. Both are now retired Bravo! To Terry Herda Gucker. Her poem, Magdalene, is a mini masterpiece in theology. Encore! Father Louis L. Renner, SJ ~ historian, author, journalist and preist



Cathedral of the Wild

Cathedral of the Wild Author Boyd Varty
ISBN-10 9780679604853
Release 2014-03-11
Pages 304
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Boyd Varty had an unconventional upbringing. He grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, a place where man and nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders. Founded more than eighty years ago as a hunting ground, Londolozi was transformed into a nature reserve beginning in 1973 by Varty’s father and uncle, visionaries of the restoration movement. But it wasn’t just a sanctuary for the animals; it was also a place for ravaged land to flourish again and for the human spirit to be restored. When Nelson Mandela was released after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, he came to the reserve to recover. Cathedral of the Wild is Varty’s memoir of his life in this exquisite and vast refuge. At Londolozi, Varty gained the confidence that emerges from living in Africa. “We came out strong and largely unafraid of life,” he writes, “with the full knowledge of its dangers.” It was there that young Boyd and his equally adventurous sister learned to track animals, raised leopard and lion cubs, followed their larger-than-life uncle on his many adventures filming wildlife, and became one with the land. Varty survived a harrowing black mamba encounter, a debilitating bout with malaria, even a vicious crocodile attack, but his biggest challenge was a personal crisis of purpose. An intense spiritual quest takes him across the globe and back again—to reconnect with nature and “rediscover the track.” Cathedral of the Wild is a story of transformation that inspires a great appreciation for the beauty and order of the natural world. With conviction, hope, and humor, Varty makes a passionate claim for the power of the wild to restore the human spirit. Praise for Cathedral of the Wild “Extremely touching . . . a book about growth and hope.”—The New York Times “It made me cry with its hard-won truths about human and animal nature. . . . Both funny and deeply moving, this book belongs on the shelf of everyone who seeks healing in wilderness.”—BookPage “This is a gorgeous, lyrical, hilarious, important book. Boyd Varty is as brilliant a storyteller and as kind a companion as you’ll ever meet. He describes a life that has been spent forging a new way of thinking and being, in harmony with both Nature writ large and the human nature that is you. Read this and you may find yourself instinctively beginning to heal old wounds: in yourself, in others, and just maybe in the cathedral of the wild that is our true home.”—Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star “Cathedral of the Wild is the captivating story of the joyful, occasionally terrifying, but always interesting life of Boyd Varty. It is also a tale of healing, and of one family’s passion to restore our broken connection to nature. Be prepared to fall in love with Varty, his sister, his parents, his uncle, the ideals they fiercely hold to protect the African bush, and the wild animals and people that surround them. With his campfire wit and poet’s ear, Varty is a wonderful new voice in adventure writing.”—Susan Casey, author of The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean “From the first chapter of Cathedral of the Wild, Boyd Varty’s South Africa grabs your heart, rather like the giant mamba he encountered as a boy. The deadly snake moved on, but Varty’s stories stick.”—Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle From the Hardcover edition.



Wild By Design

Wild By Design Author Margie Ruddick
ISBN-10 9781610915991
Release 2016-03-17
Pages 264
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Can nature—in all its unruly wildness—be an integral part of creative landscape design? In her beautifully illustrated book, Wild by Design, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick urges designers to look beyond the rules often imposed by both landscaping convention and sustainability checklists. Instead, she offers a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach that challenges the entrenched belief that natural processes cannot complement high-level landscape design. Wild by Design defines and explains the five fundamental strategies Ruddick employs, often in combination, to give life, beauty, and meaning to landscapes: Reinvention, Restoration, Conservation, Regeneration, and Expression. Drawing on her own projects—from New York City's Queens Plaza, formerly a concrete jungle of traffic, to a desertscape backyard in Baja, California, to the Living Water Park in Chengdu, China—she offers guidance on creating beautiful, healthy landscapes that successfully reconnect people with larger natural systems. A revealing look into the approach of one of sustainable landscape design's most innovative practitioners, Wild by Design stretches the boundaries of landscape design, offering readers a set of broader, more flexible strategies and practical examples that allow for the unexpected exuberance of nature to be a welcome part of our gardens, parks, backyards, and cities.



Wild by Nature

Wild by Nature Author Andrea L. Smalley
ISBN-10 9781421422367
Release 2017-07-02
Pages 352
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From the time Europeans first came to the New World until the closing of the frontier, the benefits of abundant wild animals—from beavers and wolves to fish, deer, and bison—appeared as a recurring theme in colonizing discourses. Explorers, travelers, surveyors, naturalists, and other promoters routinely advertised the richness of the American faunal environment and speculated about the ways in which animals could be made to serve their colonial projects. In practice, however, American animals proved far less malleable to colonizers’ designs. Their behaviors constrained an English colonial vision of a reinvented and rationalized American landscape. In Wild by Nature, Andrea L. Smalley argues that Anglo-American authorities’ unceasing efforts to convert indigenous beasts into colonized creatures frequently produced unsettling results that threatened colonizers’ control over the land and the people. Not simply acted upon by being commodified, harvested, and exterminated, wild animals were active subjects in the colonial story, altering its outcome in unanticipated ways. These creatures became legal actors—subjects of statutes, issues in court cases, and parties to treaties—in a centuries-long colonizing process that was reenacted on successive wild animal frontiers. Following a trail of human–animal encounters from the seventeenth-century Chesapeake to the Civil War–era southern plains, Smalley shows how wild beasts and their human pursuers repeatedly transgressed the lines lawmakers drew to demarcate colonial sovereignty and control, confounding attempts to enclose both people and animals inside a legal frame. She also explores how, to possess the land, colonizers had to find new ways to contain animals without destroying the wildness that made those creatures valuable to English settler societies in the first place. Offering fresh perspectives on colonial, legal, environmental, and Native American history, Wild by Nature reenvisions the familiar stories of early America as animal tales.



Wild By Nature

Wild By Nature Author Gaye J. Gompers, Psy.D.
ISBN-10 146702743X
Release 2005-07-29
Pages 248
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Scout Cloud: Teacher of Love (sung to the tune of: Wind Beneath My Wings) Oh, you must be quick, but don’t you hurry I can still hear it ringing in my ears! You were content to help us Play That was Your Way! You always walked a step behind So, we were the ones with all the Glory! While you were the one with all restraint... Teaching us how to Play and Win, so calm! Showing us how to Love and Give! Did you know that you’re my Hero And everything that I would like to be! I can fly higher than an Eagle ‘Cause you are the wind beneath my wings! It might have gone unnoticed But, I have it all here in my Heart! You worked much harder than the rest Just so that we could be the Best! Did you ever know that you’re my Hero And everything I wish I could be! I can fly higher than an Eagle You are the wind beneath my wings! You are the wind beneath my wings! Teach.. I’m not usually real good with words I wanted to tell you how I feel about you I will never, ever be able to repay you For all the words, creeds, you’ve given me Oh, you taught me in so many ways Oh, Games beyond measure Most of all, you’ve shown me how to truly live life And that’s by giving yourself away! Oh, you taught me how to step forward Reach for the Sky, and all who count I took it Home, and helped my family Love is what it really is about! Thank You! Thank You! Thank God for you, The wind beneath my wings!



Wild by Nature

Wild by Nature Author Tom Morrisey
ISBN-10 9781441244369
Release 2001-04-01
Pages 224
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This is a book for those who love adventure and who are driven to explore the earth God has created. The author draws from his own experiences in the world of sports to offer insight into the thoughts and reflections of athletes as they encounter a world of high drama and, at times, unanticipated beauty. While testing his determination and skill in mountain climbing or deep sea diving, for example, the author observes how biblical truths are as applicable in the wilds of nature as they are in a serene church setting on Sunday morning. No matter how extreme our lifestyle, God is there with those who honor him.



In the Park

In the Park Author David M. Schwartz
ISBN-10 1574712144
Release 1997
Pages 16
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Explores the world of pigeons, rabbits, squirrels, swans, and other animals living among the grass and burdocks of a park.



Tending the Wild

Tending the Wild Author Kat Anderson
ISBN-10 0520248511
Release 2006
Pages 526
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Demonstrates how Native American knowledge and uses of California's natural resources can contribute to contemporary conservation efforts, exploring the land management practices that Native Americans recall from their grandparents, such as how and when areas were burned, which plants were eaten and which were used for basketry, and how plants were tended. Original.



Wild

Wild Author Cheryl Strayed
ISBN-10 9780307476074
Release 2013
Pages 315
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A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.



Wild Cape Cod

Wild Cape Cod Author John King
ISBN-10 0764341979
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 160
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Cape Cod was once a wilderness. It was then an essential refueling stop for hundreds of migratory species, and this is still the case today. The Cape is also home to other wild creatures often unseen by its visitors. As such, this book seeks to provide the reader with a rare visitor experience—to imagine Cape Cod before human habitation by witnessing its vibrant wild flora and fauna. The story of Wild Cape Cod is told through dramatic photographic images of migratory birds, marine animals (including whales), and various sea and land animals from across the animal kingdom. View landscapes representative of the geography and the four changing seasons and be inspired to get outside and look at Cape Cod through the lens of a raw and wonderful wilderness that just so happens to have humans living nearby. This is an ideal photography book for all nature enthusiasts, conservationists, and lovers of Cape Cod.



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Breaking Wild

Breaking Wild Author Diane Les Becquets
ISBN-10 9780425283790
Release 2017-02-15
Pages 336
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When keen outdoorsperson Amy Raye Latour ventures into the wilderness for the last time this season, things turn dangerous. She finds herself on the verge of the precarious edge that she's flirted with her entire life. When Amy Raye doesn't return to camp, ranger Pru Hathaway responds to the missing person's call. Even after an unexpected snowfall turns the operation into a search and recovery, Pru's discoveries lead her to suspect Amy Raye is still alive. Her search becomes an obsession with a woman whose life is just as mysterious as the clues she has left behind.



Finding Wild

Finding Wild Author Megan Wagner Lloyd
ISBN-10 9781101932810
Release 2016
Pages 32
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"All the ways and places that wild exists in our world and where you can find it"--