Against the Wild

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ISBN: 9781420133837
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Number of pages: 368
Author: Kat Martin
Publisher: Zebra Books

Download and read online Against the Wild in PDF and EPUB "I love her books." --Linda Lael Miller "Gloriously suspenseful. . .magnificent reading. . .Martin is superb." --RT Book Reviews Alaska Where the men are as bold and untamed as America's last wilderness It's been three years since Lane Bishop tragically lost her fiancé, and she's finally ready to risk her heart on someone else. The hot look in Dylan Brodie's eyes says he's going to be that man. But when Lane flies to the remote 1930's fishing lodge to help him renovate, she discovers a little girl who won't speak, eerie legends and strange sounds in the night. And when she investigates the history of the lodge, she uncovers a legacy of injustice and murder. As danger stalks his daughter and the woman he is coming to love, Dylan must risk everything to uncover the shocking truth.

Keeping the Wild

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ISBN: 9781610915595
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Number of pages: 248
Author: George Wuerthner
Publisher: Island Press

Download and read online Keeping the Wild in PDF and EPUB Is it time to embrace the so-called “Anthropocene”—the age of human dominion—and to abandon tried-and-true conservation tools such as parks and wilderness areas? Is the future of Earth to be fully domesticated, an engineered global garden managed by technocrats to serve humanity? The schism between advocates of rewilding and those who accept and even celebrate a “post-wild” world is arguably the hottest intellectual battle in contemporary conservation. In Keeping the Wild, a group of prominent scientists, writers, and conservation activists responds to the Anthropocene-boosters who claim that wild nature is no more (or in any case not much worth caring about), that human-caused extinction is acceptable, and that “novel ecosystems” are an adequate replacement for natural landscapes. With rhetorical fists swinging, the book’s contributors argue that these “new environmentalists” embody the hubris of the managerial mindset and offer a conservation strategy that will fail to protect life in all its buzzing, blossoming diversity. With essays from Eileen Crist, David Ehrenfeld, Dave Foreman, Lisi Krall, Harvey Locke, Curt Meine, Kathleen Dean Moore, Michael Soulé, Terry Tempest Williams and other leading thinkers, Keeping the Wild provides an introduction to this important debate, a critique of the Anthropocene boosters’ attack on traditional conservation, and unapologetic advocacy for wild nature.

Gardens for the Future

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ISBN: UCSC:32106012434970
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 223
Author: Guy Cooper

Download and read online Gardens for the Future in PDF and EPUB "Twenty case studies illustrating these themes, accompanied by color photographs, plans, sketches, and models, comprise the second half of the book."--BOOK JACKET.

Crimes Against the Wild

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ISBN: OCLC:43081613
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 62
Author: Kevin Hansen

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Pilgrims of the Wild

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ISBN: 1770705775
Release Date: 2010-07-26
Number of pages: 256
Author: Grey Owl
Publisher: Dundurn

Download and read online Pilgrims of the Wild in PDF and EPUB First published in 1935, Pilgrims of the Wild is Grey Owl’s autobiographical account of his transition from successful trapper to preservationist. With his Iroquois wife, Anahereo, Grey Owl set out to protect the environment and the endangered beaver. Powerful in its simplicity, Pilgrims of the Wild tells the story of Grey Owl’s life of happy cohabitation with the wild creatures of nature and the healing powers of what he referred to as "the great Northland" of "Over the Hills and Far Away." A bestseller at the time, Pilgrims of the Wild helped establish Grey Owl’s international reputation as a conservationist. His legacy of warnings against the degradations of nature and the dangers of industry live on, despite the posthumous revelation that he wasn’t, in fact, the First Nations man he claimed to be.

Rape of the Wild

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ISBN: 025331514X
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Number of pages: 187
Author: Andrée Collard
Publisher: Indiana University Press

Download and read online Rape of the Wild in PDF and EPUB Argues that the masculine outlook towards nature has led to pollution, exploitation, and extinction, and suggests an alternate, more humane viewpoint

The Wild Colonial Boy

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ISBN: 9781466868106
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Number of pages: 368
Author: James Hynes
Publisher: Picador

Download and read online The Wild Colonial Boy in PDF and EPUB After years of violence, a tense calm pervades Northern Ireland, soon to be broken by Jimmy Coogan, an IRA veteran gone renegade. Jimmy has stolen ten pounds of plastic explosive, intending to destroy the parliamentary ambitions of the IRA leadership. Into Jimmy's turbulent world come two young Americans: Brian, vain, ironic, but well-meaning; and Clare, a beautiful, earnest college student. In Ireland on an errand for his Irish Republican family in Detroit, Brian is recruited to Jimmy's bloody mission by his cousin Maire, Coogan's sharp-tongued wife. Soon they are all drawn into the unforgiving labyrinth of modern terrorism, borne toward a horrific and fatal climax in James Hynes's thrilling The Wild Colonial Boy

The Wild One s Hunger

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ISBN: 9781612174822
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Number of pages: 61
Author: Ericca Thornhill
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

Download and read online The Wild One s Hunger in PDF and EPUB If magic transforms you, linking you to one special soul, what will you sacrifice for love? Born in the forest, Cole struggles against the influence of the demons who fostered him. When he takes a stand by rescuing a newly created angel from their clutches, the angel captures his heart. Green-winged and innocent, Ioi bursts from her chrysalis to meet the rescuer who kept the forest creatures from destroying her. Imbued with enchantment, Ioi's passion for Cole runs deep--until a Battle Angel appears, pointing out their differences. Separated from Cole, Ioi is taken to the Angels' Citadel. Will Ioi choose her preordained fate, or follow her passion and fight for the wild one she loves?

Into the Wild

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ISBN: 9780330469982
Release Date: 2011-07-06
Number of pages: 320
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Download and read online Into the Wild in PDF and EPUB By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. 'an astonishingly gifted writer: his account of 'Alex Supertramp' is powerfully dramatic, eliciting sympathy for both the idealistic, anti-consumerist boy - and his parents' Guardian 'a compelling tale of tragic idealism' The Times

The Call of the Wild and White Fang

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ISBN: 1904633676
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 371
Author: Jack London
Publisher: Collector's Library

Download and read online The Call of the Wild and White Fang in PDF and EPUB Presented together in one volume, these are two of the greatest and most popular animal stories ever written. Even to designate them as "animal stories" seems to undervalue them, because these tremendous works are so much more than mere children's tales, although they are admittedly still greatly loved by the young. Penned by Jack London at the beginning of the twentieth century, the first, The Call of the Wild, tells the story of Buck, a domestic dog who is kidnapped from his home in California and forced to pull sleds in the Arctic wastes. In the second, White Fang, a cross-breed that is three-quarters wolf and one quarter dog, endures considerable suffering in the Arctic before being tamed by a white American and taken to live in California. The two narratives are remarkable for the vividness of their descriptions and the success with which London imagines life from a nonhuman perspective.

Protecting the Wild

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ISBN: 9781610915519
Release Date: 2015-02-19
Number of pages: 392
Author: George Wuerthner
Publisher: Island Press

Download and read online Protecting the Wild in PDF and EPUB Protected natural areas have historically been the primary tool of conservationists to conserve land and wildlife. These parks and reserves are set apart to forever remain in contrast to those places where human activities, technologies, and developments prevail. But even as the biodiversity crisis accelerates, a growing number of voices are suggesting that protected areas are passé. Conservation, they argue, should instead focus on lands managed for human use—working landscapes—and abandon the goal of preventing human-caused extinctions in favor of maintaining ecosystem services to support people. If such arguments take hold, we risk losing support for the unique qualities and values of wild, undeveloped nature. Protecting the Wild offers a spirited argument for the robust protection of the natural world. In it, experts from five continents reaffirm that parks, wilderness areas, and other reserves are an indispensable—albeit insufficient—means to sustain species, subspecies, key habitats, ecological processes, and evolutionary potential. Using case studies from around the globe, they present evidence that terrestrial and marine protected areas are crucial for biodiversity and human well-being alike, vital to countering anthropogenic extinctions and climate change. A companion volume to Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth, Protecting the Wild provides a necessary addition to the conversation about the future of conservation in the so-called Anthropocene, one that will be useful for academics, policymakers, and conservation practitioners at all levels, from local land trusts to international NGOs.

The Call of the Wild

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ISBN: 9781467746113
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Number of pages: 100
Author: Jack London
Publisher: First Avenue Editions

Download and read online The Call of the Wild in PDF and EPUB Buck is a big dog living a comfortable life in California. When gold is discovered in Canada, he is stolen from his home, taken up to the Klondike region, and forced to pull dog sleds. As time passes, Buck discovers the instincts of his ancestors and learns how to survive in the wild, endure freezing conditions, and deal with cruel men and dogs. Finally, Buck finds a kind master, but in the end, the call of the wild may be too strong. This is an unabridged version of Jack London's classic American survival story, first published in 1903.

The Templars the Witch and the Wild Irish

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ISBN: 9780801471988
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Number of pages: 280
Author: Maeve Brigid Callan
Publisher: Cornell University Press

Download and read online The Templars the Witch and the Wild Irish in PDF and EPUB Early medieval Ireland is remembered as the "Land of Saints and Scholars," due to the distinctive devotion to Christian faith and learning that permeated its culture. As early as the seventh century, however, questions were raised about Irish orthodoxy, primarily concerning Easter observances. Yet heresy trials did not occur in Ireland until significantly later, long after allegations of Irish apostasy from Christianity had sanctioned the English invasion of Ireland. In The Templars, the Witch, and the Wild Irish, Maeve Brigid Callan analyzes Ireland's medieval heresy trials, which all occurred in the volatile fourteenth century. These include the celebrated case of Alice Kyteler and her associates, prosecuted by Richard de Ledrede, bishop of Ossory, in 1324. This trial marks the dawn of the “devil-worshipping witch” in European prosecutions, with Ireland an unexpected birthplace. Callan divides Ireland’s heresy trials into three categories. In the first stand those of the Templars and Philip de Braybrook, whose trial derived from the Templars’, brought by their inquisitor against an old rival. Ledrede’s prosecutions, against Kyteler and other prominent Anglo-Irish colonists, constitute the second category. The trials of native Irishmen who fell victim to the sort of propaganda that justified the twelfth-century invasion and subsequent colonization of Ireland make up the third. Callan contends that Ireland’s trials resulted more from feuds than doctrinal deviance and reveal the range of relations between the English, the Irish, and the Anglo-Irish, and the church’s role in these relations; tensions within ecclesiastical hierarchy and between secular and spiritual authority; Ireland’s position within its broader European context; and political, cultural, ethnic, and gender concerns in the colony.

Narrative of a Five Years Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam in Guiana on the Wild Coast of South America from the Year 1772 to 1777

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ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000428297
Release Date: 1813
Number of pages:
Author: John Gabriel Stedman

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Narrative of a Five Years Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam in Guiana on the Wild Coast of South America

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ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000136248
Release Date: 1813
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Author: John Gabriel Stedman

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