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The Wild Places

The Wild Places

  • Author: Robert Macfarlane
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 1847081592
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 352
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Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed and built ourselves out of wildness? In his vital, bewitching, inspiring classic, Robert Macfarlane sets out in search of the wildness that remains.

Australia's Wild Places

Australia's Wild Places

  • Author: Roger McDonald
  • Publisher: National Library Australia
  • ISBN: 0642276714
  • Category: Australia
  • Page: 121
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Drawing on the extensive collection of the National Library of Australia, this book highlights the fingerprints humans have left on the landscape through the lenses of Australia's greatest photographers. Roger Mcdonald has written an insighful introductory essay as well as extended captions describing his response.

Wild Thoughts from Wild Places

Wild Thoughts from Wild Places

  • Author: David Quammen
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439125279
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 304
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In Wild Thoughts from Wild Places, award-winning journalist David Quammen reminds us why he has become one of our most beloved science and nature writers. This collection of twenty-three of Quammen's most intriguing, most exciting, most memorable pieces takes us to meet kayakers on the Futaleufu River of southern Chile, where Quammen describes how it feels to travel in fast company and flail for survival in the river's maw. We are introduced to the commerce in pearls (and black-market parrots) in the Aru Islands of eastern Indonesia. Quammen even finds wildness in smog-choked Los Angeles -- embodied in an elusive population of urban coyotes, too stubborn and too clever to surrender to the sprawl of civilization. With humor and intelligence, David Quammen's Wild Thoughts from Wild Places also reminds us that humans are just one of the many species on earth with motivations, goals, quirks, and eccentricities. Expect to be entertained and moved on this journey through the wilds of science and nature.

For the Wild Places

For the Wild Places

Profiles In Conservation

  • Author: Janet Trowbridge Bohlen
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 9781610913997
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 228
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For the Wild Places profiles five of the unsung heroes of the new discipline of conservation biology -- the front-line soldiers of the conservation movement who have dedicated their lives to saving endangered species and habitats. In addition to describing the day-to-day activities of the scientists, author Janet Bohlen explores the wider issues that are ultimately responsible for the success or failure of conservation efforts. In the course of her travels, she came to appreciate the complex interaction of local and global needs, and the reality of the political and social context in which all such efforts take place. In describing the scientists, their lives, and their work, she effectively conveys the fundamental importance and ever-present challenge of a life devoted to protecting the environment.

Wild Places

Wild Places

Wilderness in Eastern New South Wales

  • Author: Peter Prineas,Henry Gold
  • Publisher: Katsehamos & the Great Idea
  • ISBN: 9780858811584
  • Category: Wilderness areas
  • Page: 287
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The World's Wild Places

The World's Wild Places

  • Author: John Howson
  • Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
  • ISBN: 9780817249397
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Examines wilderness areas of the world, the threats they face, and ways in which people can help to protect them both now and in the future.

Sojourn

Sojourn

Learning Life from Wild Places

  • Author: W. Vance Grace
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1449793649
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 170
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Increasing numbers of people in our culture, particularly middle-aged men, are finding that the things they worked for over the past two decades are simply not providing the fulfillment they originally expected from them. We are coming to realize that our homes, vehicles, jobs and possessions are not sufficient to stave off the crisis of meaning many of us find when life does not meet our expectations. Sojourn reminds us that life is often messy—complex and full of fear—just as it should be. Learning from the few wild places still available to us in our culture can provide us with the realization that a weighty life is a life on its way to an important integration of body, soul, heart, and spirit.

Into Wild Places

Into Wild Places

  • Author: Robert Hoppensteadt
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781465325105
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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In the area between the ruins of San Franciscos skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge, the town of Fesh has sprung up around the fortress Cul-Dara, and there has been peace and prosperity for several hundred years. Here the Womens Council controls the government and Cul Guard, while Hunters, under their Patriarch, protect the citizens from monstrous carnivores that roam the land and sea. The Hunters are also responsible for keeping away raiders and slavers who ply the coastal waters, as well as the outcasts called Non that live in the interior marsh. One day, as Fesh is filling up with revelers for the autumn Equinal Games, a Non warrior is captured in the ruins. Forced to make a choice, he divulges an alliance that threatens to devastate the town and everyone in it. This sets in motion a chain of events that will keep you turning the pages one by one, until the story is told.

Wild Adventures in Wild Places

Wild Adventures in Wild Places

  • Author: Gordon Stables
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 146551693X
  • Category: Children's literature
  • Page: 333
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There is no doubt at all that when young Frank Willoughby brought out his book with him, and seated himself on the trunk of the old fallen tree, he meant to read it; but this intention had soon been abandoned, and, at the moment our tale commences, the book lay on the grass at his feet, and Frank was dreaming. He was not asleep, not a bit of it; his eyes were as wide open as yours or mine are at this moment; but there was a far-away look in them, and you could tell by the cloud that seemed to hang on his lowered brow that his thoughts were none of the pleasantest. He was not alone, at least not quite, for, not a yard away from his feet, there sat gazing up into his face—why, what do you think? A great toad! Do not start; men in solitude have taken up with stranger companions than this. And Frank was solitary, or at least he conceived himself to be so; and day after day he left his home on the borders of the great forest of Epping, and wandered down here into the depths of the wood, and seated himself idly on that log as we see him now. The toad had come to know him, and he to know the toad. He even brought crumbs for him, which the batrachian never failed to discuss, and seemed to enjoy. So the two took a kindly interest in each other’s welfare. On this particular forenoon the summer sun was very bright; it shimmered down through the trees like a shower of gold, it glittered on the grass-stems, it brightened the petals of the wild flowers, and burnished the backs of myriads of beetles, as they opened their cloaks and tried to fly in it. No wonder that on this glorious morning the birds sang in every tree, and that the happy hum of insect life was everywhere around. “Well, old gentleman,” said Frank at last, addressing the toad, “you are like myself, I think; you are not over happy.” “Pooh!” the toad seemed to reply. “I’m enjoying the sunshine and the free, fresh air, ain’t I? My house isn’t many yards round the corner. I’m a jolly old bachelor, that’s what I am, and there’s no life like it. No, I’m not unhappy, if you are. Pooh!” “Heigho!” sighed Frank.

Wild Places of Greater Melbourne

Wild Places of Greater Melbourne

  • Author: Robin Taylor
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 0957747101
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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Introduces 30 of Melbourne's magnificent 'wild places' all within an hour-and-a-half drive of the centre of Melbourne.