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Karte der Wildnis

Karte der Wildnis

  • Author: Robert Macfarlane
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783957571014
  • Category:
  • Page: 303
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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.

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.

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.

A Road Runs Through it

A Road Runs Through it

Reviving Wild Places

  • Author: Thomas Reed Petersen
  • Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781555663711
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 227
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This book explores what many consider to be the most important issue in the re-wilding of America today-roads. Not highways, but the 500,000 miles of roads built on federal forest lands to access natural resources and then abandoned when the resources were removed.

Australia's Wild Places

Australia's Wild Places

  • Author: Roger McDonald
  • Publisher: National Library Australia
  • ISBN: 0642276714
  • Category: Australia
  • Page: 121
  • View: 1977
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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 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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Earthborn

Earthborn

In Celebration of Wild Places

  • Author: John Beatty
  • Publisher: Random House (NY)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 110
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Wild Places of Southern Africa

Wild Places of Southern Africa

  • Author: Tim O'Hagan
  • Publisher: Southern Book Pub of South Africa
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 376
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A guide to the most popular wildlife and scenic destinations in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland, Malawi and Mozambique. It offers a selection of the best national parks, nature reserves, bush camps and lodges in these eight countries and describes each one informatively and evocatively, showing where to go, how to get there, what to take, what to see and where to stay. Whether you want to watch lions at a kill, feel the thunder of a white rhino on the run, thrill to the surge of spray as a southern white whale breaches the surf or just share an evening with elephants at a waterhole, this book will show you how.

Adventure Sports Photography

Adventure Sports Photography

Creating Dramatic Images in Wild Places

  • Author: Tom Bol
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 013287668X
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 288
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Adventure Sports Photography, by renowned photographer and workshop leader Tom Bol, combines personal stories from field experience with expert photo technique. Aspiring outdoor photographers, both adventure sports shooters and outdoor photography enthusiasts, will find this book to be a valuable reference and guide. It covers everything an adventure sports shooter needs to know to get the shot–from packing and organizing gear for an afternoon shoot of rock climbing at the local crag to a month-long sea kayaking expedition. You’ll explore composition and creative angles for stunning adventure sports images, and learn in-depth techniques for using speedlights and strobes for creative lighting when you’re shooting in the field. This book also shows you how to create a sequence shot and set up an effective digital workflow. In addition to creating environmental portraits, you’ll find out how to produce quality video of adventure sports. Tom Bol has been photographing adventure sports for more than 25 years, documenting adventures on every continent, and his work has been published worldwide. He is a regular contributor to Digital Photo magazine, and he’s been recognized as one of National Geographic Adventure’s “50 of America’s Top Visionaries” for his photography. Tom’s work has been featured by Elinchrom, LowePro, Manfrotto, and Nikon, and he is a Sandisk Extreme Team member. PDN readers voted Tom one of the photography world’s best workshop leaders. He is also an instructor at Kelby Training, Maine Photo Workshops, Photo Quest Adventures, and Strabo Photo Tours.

Wild Places of Greater Melbourne

Wild Places of Greater Melbourne

  • Author: Robin Taylor
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 0957747101
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
  • View: 398
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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.

Wild Places

Wild Places

  • Author: Angela Wilkes,Peter Dennis
  • Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780746007983
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 98
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This colourful book explores the exciting worlds of mountains, jungles and deserts, their dramatic landscapes, the animals and plants that inhabit them and the people who live in the most beautiful and remote areas of the earth.

The wild places

The wild places

a photographic celebration of unspoiled America

  • Author: Milton Rugoff
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 258
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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.

The World's Wild Places

The World's Wild Places

  • Author: Colin Prior
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson
  • ISBN: 9781845293505
  • Category: Natural areas
  • Page: 224
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This book is as close to true wilderness as we may ever find ourselves able to come. The World's Wild Places is the culmination of ten years spent by one man waiting for dawn or dusk to spread its wings across impossibly remote lands at the furthest extremes of the Earth. Few match the power of Colin Prior's panoramic photography, and in this, his most ambitious collection of work and in some ways the most private, he presents an unforgettable record of the fast disappearing wild places of the world. The searing sands of the Namib, the oxygen-starved Atacama desert, the gargantuan splendour of Monument Valley, the remote fastness of Torres del Paine, the heart-stopping Karakoram, the ethereal beauty of Norway's Lofoten Islands - all the great wild places of the Earth are captured, for the first time, in this unique volume. For the past decade, Scottish photographer Colin Prior has journeyed more than a million miles seeking out the world's last wild places. His photography has won numerous awards and his previous books include Highland Wilderness, Scotland: The Wild Places and Living Tribes. To purchase your own Colin Prior prints visit www.colinprior.co.uk

Like Water In Wild Places

Like Water In Wild Places

  • Author: Pamela Jooste
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448127165
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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The stories and legends of the Bushmen were told to Conrad when he was twelve years old. He was on a hunting trip with his father, Jack Hartmann, a brutal but confused man who 'gave' Conrad an old Bushman to teach him the ways of the land. Bastiaan taught him not only about the beasts and plants and soil, but inculcated in Conrad a philosophy that would remain with him throughout his life. But at home Conrad learns a different set of rules as he and Beeky, the young sister he adores, huddle together listening to the sound of his mother being beaten and told she is trash. Jack Hartmann, a senator and man of power in the community, hates his wife and daughter as much as he loves his son and Conrad's mother impresses on him that he must always protect and guard his little sister. As they achieve maturity, Conrad appears to conform to the vision his father has for him. He joins the army, fighting on the Namibian borders - a savage and hideous conflict. But Beeky defies her father and the establishment, goes her own way, yearning for a new South Africa, a new life, tenderness and kindness in place of hatred and derision. The story of their fulfilment, tragedy, and the return of hope is the story of an ancient land fighting towards redemption.

NOLS Wilderness Ethics

NOLS Wilderness Ethics

Valuing and Managing Wild Places

  • Author: Jennifer Lamb,Glenn Goodrich
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • ISBN: 0811732541
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 242
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New edition of a NOLS classic; the definitive book on environmental ethics and their relation to managing wildlands An excellent introduction to all relevant federal agencies and legislation Objectively examines various perspectives on difficult ethical questions Originally published in 1992 as An Introduction to Wildland Ethics and Management, this fully revised and updated edition is a powerful tool for understanding the challenges facing wilderness in the United States today. Beginning with the premise that land management must be informed by a well-developed wilderness ethic, the authors delve into some of the thorniest problems in environmental ethics, exploring them in clear, straightforward language: What is wilderness? Why should it be protected? Do animals have rights? Do trees? When should wilderness concerns trump individual priorities? The book also provides a fascinating history of the wilderness movement in America and gives a comprehensive survey of the legislation and agency structures that define wildlands management today. Essential reading for land managers, activists, policymakers, or anyone else who cares about the future of wilderness in the United States.

Dreaming of Lions

Dreaming of Lions

My Life in the Wild Places

  • Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603586857
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing other creatures and other cultures, from her own backyard to the African savannah. Her books have transported millions of readers into the hidden lives of animals—from dogs and cats to deer and lions. She’s chronicled the daily lives of African tribes, and even imagined the lives of prehistoric humans. She illuminates unknown worlds like no other. Now, she opens the doors to her own. Dreaming of Lions traces Thomas’s life from her earliest days, including when, as a young woman in the 1950s, she and her family packed up and left for the Kalahari Desert to study the Ju/Wa Bushmen. The world’s understanding of African tribal cultures has never been the same since. Nor has Thomas, as the experience taught her not only how to observe, but also how to navigate in male-dominated fields like anthropology and animal science and do what she cared about most: spending time with animals and people in wild places, and relishing the people and animals around her at home. Readers join Thomas as she returns to Africa, after college and marriage, with her two young children, ending up in the turmoil leading to Idi Amin’s bloody coup. She invites us into her family life, her writing, and her fascination with animals—from elephants in Namibia, to dogs in her kitchen, or cougars outside her New England farmhouse. She also recounts her personal struggles, writing about her own life with the same kind of fierce honesty that she applies to the world around her, and delivering a memoir that not only shares tremendous insights, but also provides tremendous inspiration. Dreaming of Lions, originally published in hardcover as A Million Years With You, is slightly updated and includes a powerful new afterword by the author.

Wild Places : Erotic Sex Story

Wild Places : Erotic Sex Story

(Adults Only Erotica)

  • Author: Candra Aubrey
  • Publisher: Xplicit Press
  • ISBN: 162327060X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Nineteen year-old Cici Rose and her twenty-one year-old boyfriend Davis Forester hunt ghosts. Even more exciting than that is the fun they can have together. One night, they get stuck in a supposedly haunted hotel and decide to spend a little quality time together while they wait out the storm. Their spirited actions draw an otherworldly audience. As they enjoy their time together and Davis pushes Cici over and over the edge, the paranormal activity picks up. This only adds to their excitement and enjoyment for each other. The sparks they create seems to create the kind of electricity that everyone finds themselves drawn to. It doesn't matter if the sparks bring the ghosts, or that the ghosts make Cici and Davis hot for each other. All that matters is the heat between them as they feed off of the urgency in each other while they are out hunting a haunting.

John Muir

John Muir

The Scotsman who saved America's wild places

  • Author: Mary Colwell
  • Publisher: Lion Books
  • ISBN: 074595667X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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John Muir founded the US National Parks and is a towering figure in the history of that country's involvement with ecology, yet he was born into a harsh home in Dunbar, Scotland. There he would often escape his father and his father's punishments, to revel in the birds and beasts of the area. When the family was suddenly uprooted by the father and moved to the States, Muir's oppressive childhood continued - and so did his involvement iwth the natural world. A man of great joy, he grew up to be an inventor first and then an explorer, finding his heaven on earth in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Muir was both a recluse, who sought solitude in the lonely places, but also an activist, determined to save the places he loved. A strong believer in both God and the essential goodness of humanity, he was the founder and first president of the Sierra Club.