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John Muir And The Ice That Started A Fire

John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire PDF
Author: Kim Heacox
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 1493008684
Size: 41.12 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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John Muir And The Ice That Started A Fire

by Kim Heacox, John Muir And The Ice That Started A Fire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download John Muir And The Ice That Started A Fire books, A dual biography of two of the most compelling elements in the narrative of wild America, John Muir and Alaska. John Muir was a fascinating man who was many things: inventor, scientist, revolutionary, druid (a modern day Celtic priest), husband, son, father and friend, and a shining son of the Scottish Enlightenment -- both in temperament and intellect. Kim Heacox, author of The Only Kayak, bring us a story that evolves as Muir’s life did, from one of outdoor adventure into one of ecological guardianship---Muir went from impassioned author to leading activist. The book is not just an engaging and dramatic profile of Muir, but an expose on glaciers, and their importance in the world today. Muir shows us how one person changed America, helped it embrace its wilderness, and in turn, gave us a better world. December 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Muir’s death. Muir died of a broken heart, some say, when Congress voted to approve the building of Hetch Hetchy Dam in Yosemite National Park. Perhaps in the greatest piece of environmental symbolism in the U.S. in a long time, on the California ballot this November is a measure to dismantle the Hetch Hetchy Dam. Muir’s legacy is that he reordered our priorities and contributed to a new scientific revolution that was picked up a generation later by Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, and is championed today by influential writers like E.O. Wilson and Jared Diamond. Heacox will take us into how Muir changed our world, advanced the science of glaciology and popularized geology. How he got people out there. How he gave America a new vision of Alaska, and of itself.



Tip Of The Iceberg

Tip of the Iceberg PDF
Author: Mark Adams
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN: 1101985119
Size: 18.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Tip Of The Iceberg

by Mark Adams, Tip Of The Iceberg Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Tip Of The Iceberg books, **The National Bestseller** From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating, wild, and wonder-filled journey into Alaska, America's last frontier In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws one million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and as a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Traveling town to town by water, Adams ventures three thousand miles north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continues west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to the pressures of a changing climate and world.



Across The Shaman S River

Across the Shaman s River PDF
Author: Daniel Lee Henry
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN: 1602233292
Size: 40.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 285
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Across The Shaman S River

by Daniel Lee Henry, Across The Shaman S River Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Across The Shaman S River books, Intro: To Tell the Story -- Prologue: Beacon -- Part One. Jil'kaat Aani -- Sojourners -- Power Plays -- Moving Heaven and Earth in Klukwan -- Eagles in the Heart -- Part Two. Dleit Aan'kaawu -- True Believers -- Crossed Paths -- Unbecoming Indians -- To'watte's Canoe -- Brotherhood -- Wilder Than -- Trampling the Shaman -- Epilogue: The Wild Line



Rhythm Of The Wild

Rhythm of the Wild PDF
Author: Kim Heacox
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2015-05-07
ISBN: 1493016652
Size: 24.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Rhythm Of The Wild

by Kim Heacox, Rhythm Of The Wild Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rhythm Of The Wild books, Rhythm of the Heart is a compelling memoir about Kim Heacox’s 30+ year relationship with the most iconic landscape in Alaska, a sister book to his 2005 Lyons book The Only Kayak, a PEN USA Literary Award finalist now in its seventh printing. Woven throughout the personal narrative will be stories on the human and natural histories of the Denali National Park, garnished with a conservation polemic, much as Edward Abbey did with Desert Solitaire, and Rick Bass has done with any number of books (that continue to sell well). Heacox will write of Denali through an inspirational arc; to show how a place can touch a life, even save a life, quietly, profoundly, day after day, year after year, and how that saving multiplied by millions of lives over a century makes the world a better place. Heacox makes the argument, through his beautiful and impassioned prose, that we must save these places so they in turn will save us. Denali National Park is the most accessible subarctic sanctuary in the world, and has awakened millions of people to what’s authentic, priceless and true. Any serious student of spirituality and the American landscape must one day address his relationship with Alaska, and once in Alaska, he must confront Denali, the heart of the state, the state of the heart.



A Shape In The Dark

A Shape in the Dark PDF
Author: Bjorn Dihle
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN: 1680513109
Size: 79.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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A Shape In The Dark

by Bjorn Dihle, A Shape In The Dark Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Shape In The Dark books, In A Shape in the Dark, wilderness guide and lifelong Alaskan Bjorn Dihle weaves personal experience with historical and contemporary accounts to explore the world of brown bears--from encounters with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, frightening attacks including the famed death of Timothy Treadwell, the controversies related to bear hunting, the animal’s place in native cultures, and the impacts on the species from habitat degradation and climate change. Much more than a report on human-bear interactions, this compelling story intimately explores our relationship with one of the world’s most powerful predators. An authentic and thoughtful work, it blends outdoor adventure, history, and elements of memoir to present a mesmerizing portrait of Alaska’s brown bears and grizzlies, informed by the species’ larger history and their fragile future.



Wild At Heart

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Author: Alice Outwater
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN: 1250085799
Size: 31.81 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Wild At Heart

by Alice Outwater, Wild At Heart Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Wild At Heart books, "Alice Outwater’s infectiously readable Wild at Heart captures the essence of ecology: Everything is connected, and every connection leads to ourselves." —Alan Weisman, author, The World Without Us and Countdown "A wonderful book. Information rich to say the least, and the indigenous human connections and portrait of the deep connectivity of nature, are both strong elements." —Jim McClintock, author of A Naturalist Goes Fishing Nature on the brink? Maybe not. With so much bad news in the world, we forget how much environmental progress has been made. In a narrative that reaches from Native American tribal practices to public health and commercial hunting, Wild at Heart shows how western attitudes towards nature have changed dramatically in the last five hundred years. The Chinook gave thanks for King Salmon's gifts. The Puritans saw Nature as a frightening wilderness, full of "uncooked meat." With the industrial revolution, nature was despoiled and simultaneously celebrated as a source of the sublime. With little forethought and great greed, Americans killed the last passenger pigeon, wiped out the old growth forests, and dumped so much oil in the rivers that they burst into flame. But in the span of a few decades, our relationship with nature has evolved to a more sophisticated sense of interdependence that brings us full circle. Across the US, people are taking individual action, planting native species and fighting for projects like dam removal and wolf restoration. Cities are embracing nature, too. Humans can learn from the past, and our choices today will determine whether nature survives. Like the First Nations, all nations must come to deep agreement that nature needs protection. This compelling book reveals both how we got here and our own and nature's astonishing ability to mutually regenerate.



The Art Of Experiment

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Author: Rolf Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2020-12-20
ISBN: 1351065491
Size: 40.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 172
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The Art Of Experiment

by Rolf Hughes, The Art Of Experiment Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Art Of Experiment books, A handbook for navigating our troubled and precarious times intended to help readers imagine and make their world anew. In search of new knowledge practices that can help us make the world livable again, this book takes the reader on a journey across time—from the deep past to the unfolding future. The authors search beyond human knowledge to establish negotiated partnerships with forms of knowledge within the planet itself, examining how we have manipulated these historically through an anthropocentric focus. The book explores the many different kinds of knowledge, and the diversity of instruments needed to invoke and actuate the potency of human and nonhuman agencies. Four key phases in our ways of knowing are identified: material, strengthening, reconfiguring and extending, which are exemplified through case studies that take the form of worlding experiments. This pioneering work will inspire architects, artists and designers as well as students, teachers and researchers across arts and design disciplines.



First Generation

First Generation PDF
Author: Sandra Neil Wallace
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN: 031651523X
Size: 50.78 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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First Generation

by Sandra Neil Wallace, First Generation Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download First Generation books, Celebrate the genius, diversity, and grit of immigrants and refugees in this boldly illustrated guide to 36 American trailblazers. The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from Syria to China, from Mexico to Sweden, and more. They are people like Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, international singing sensation Celia Cruz, star basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein, and influential journalist Jorge Ramos. And they are all immigrants or refugees to the United States of America. Their courage, their achievements, and their determination to change the world have helped make our country a stronger place. Perhaps after reading their stories, you will be inspired to make the world a better place, too.



Jimmy Bluefeather

Jimmy Bluefeather PDF
Author: Kim Heacox
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 1941821871
Size: 16.98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Jimmy Bluefeather

by Kim Heacox, Jimmy Bluefeather Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Jimmy Bluefeather books, Old Keb Wisting is somewhere around ninety-five years old (he lost count awhile ago) and in constant pain and thinks he wants to die. He also thinks he thinks too much. Part Norwegian and part Tlingit Native (“with some Filipino and Portuguese thrown in”), he’s the last living canoe carver in the village of Jinkaat, in Southeast Alaska. When his grandson, James, a promising basketball player, ruins his leg in a logging accident and tells his grandpa that he has nothing left to live for, Old Keb comes alive and finishes his last canoe, with help from his grandson. Together (with a few friends and a crazy but likeable dog named Steve) they embark on a great canoe journey. Suddenly all of Old Keb’s senses come into play, so clever and wise in how he reads the currents, tides, and storms. Nobody can find him. He and the others paddle deep into wild Alaska, but mostly into the human heart, in a story of adventure, love, and reconciliation. With its rogue’s gallery of colorful, endearing, small-town characters, this book stands as a wonderful blend of Mark Twain’s THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN and John Nichols’s THE MILAGRO BEANFIELD WAR, with dashes of John Steinbeck thrown in. It also plays off resource and conservation issues of ongoing importance in Alaska.



Alaska Days With John Muir 4 Books In One Volume

Alaska Days with John Muir  4 Books in One Volume PDF
Author: John Muir
Publisher: e-artnow
Release: 2019-04-22
ISBN: 8027304431
Size: 23.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 535
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Alaska Days With John Muir 4 Books In One Volume

by John Muir, Alaska Days With John Muir 4 Books In One Volume Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Alaska Days With John Muir 4 Books In One Volume books, John Muir made four trips to Alaska, as far as Unalaska and Barrow. Muir, Mr. Young and a group of Native American Guides first traveled to Alaska in 1879 and were the first Euro-Americans to explore Glacier Bay. Muir Glacier was later named after him. He traveled into British Columbia a third of the way up the Stikine River, likening its Grand Canyon to "a Yosemite that was a hundred miles long". Muir recorded over 300 glaciers along the river's course. He returned for further explorations in southeast Alaska in 1880 and in 1881 was with the party that landed on Wrangel Island on the USS Corwin and claimed that island for the United States. He documented this experience in journal entries and newspaper articles—later compiled and edited into his book The Cruise of the Corwin. In 1888 after seven years of managing the Strentzel fruit ranch in Alhambra Valley, California, his health began to suffer. He returned to the hills to recover, climbing Mount Rainier in Washington and writing Ascent of Mount Rainier. Contents: Travels in Alaska The Cruise of the Corwin Stickeen: The Story of a Dog Alaska Days With John Muir by Samuel Hall Young