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The Wild Places

The Wild Places

  • Author: Robert Macfarlane
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781440638657
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 352
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?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we?re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth?s surface.? ?Bill McKibben Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys through some of the archipelago?s most remarkable landscapes. He climbs, walks, and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods. With elegance and passion he entwines history, memory, and landscape in a bewitching evocation of wildness and its vital importance. A unique travelogue that will intrigue readers of natural history and adventure, The Wild Places solidifies Macfarlane?s reputation as a young writer to watch.

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.

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.

To Tread in Wild Places

To Tread in Wild Places

An Introductory Guide to Wilderness Living Skills

  • Author: Sam Larson
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781540551726
  • Category:
  • Page: 160
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Sam Larson's first book To Tread In Wild Places covers everything the novice outdoorsman should know, from how to set up a tarp, to how to purify water! The book also includes chapters on fire starting, shelters, wild plants, outdoor cooking recipes, and the freedom of the forest.

The Geography of Childhood

The Geography of Childhood

Why Children Need Wild Places

  • Author: Gary Paul Nabhan,Stephen Trimble
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 9780807085257
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 184
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What may happen now that so many more children are denied exposure to wilderness than at any other time in human history?

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 Last Great Wild Places

The Last Great Wild Places

Forty Years of Wildlife Photography by Thomas D. Mangelsen

  • Author: Thomas D. Manglesen
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN: 0789327422
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 224
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Legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen selects his most recognized and widely collected limited-edition images reflecting the beauty of the Earth's most iconic wildlife. This stunning, large-format volume contains more than 100 images captured from Mangelsen's last 25 years of photographic adventures around the world. This remarkable collection features more than 100 of Mangelsen's most loved and sought after limited-edition images. These spectacular images take viewers on a visual journey from polar bears in the Arctic to vast herds of game on the plains of Africa, from the deep jungles of South America to the tigers of India, from images revealing the diversity of wildlife in the American West to even more. Mangelsen has captured rare moments and vast panoramas from all seven continents.

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 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.

Pristine Seas

Pristine Seas

Journeys to the Ocean's Last Wild Places

  • Author: Enric Sala
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426216114
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 271
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"National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala takes readers on an unforgettable journey to 10 places where the ocean is virtually untouched by man, offering a fascinating glimpse into our past and an inspiring vision for the future. From the shark-rich waters surrounding Coco Island, Costa Rica, to the iceberg-studded sea off Franz Josef Land, Russia, this incredible photographic collection showcases the thriving marine ecosystems that Sala is working to protect. Offering a rare glimpse into the world's underwater Edens, more than 200 images take you to the frontier of the Pristine Seas expeditions, where Sala's teams explore the breathtaking wildlife and habitats from the depths to the surface--thriving ecosystems with healthy corals and a kaleidoscopic variety of colorful fish and stunning creatures that have been protected from human interference. With this dazzling array of photographs that capture the beauty of the water and the incredible wildlife within it, this book shows us the brilliance of the sea in its natural state."--

Wild Things, Wild Places

Wild Things, Wild Places

Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth

  • Author: Jane Alexander
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0385354363
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 330
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A moving, inspiring, personal look at the vastly changing world of wildlife on planet earth as a result of human incursion, and the crucial work of animal and bird preservation across the globe being done by scientists, field biologists, zoologists, environmentalists, and conservationists. From a longtime, much-admired activist, impassioned wildlife proponent and conservationist, former chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts, four time Academy Award nominee, and Tony Award and two-time Emmy Award-winning actress. In Wild Things, Wild Places, Jane Alexander movingly, with a clear eye and a knowing, keen grasp of the issues and on what is being done in conservation and the worlds of science to help the planet's most endangered species to stay alive and thrive, writes of her steady and fervent immersion into the worlds of wildlife conservation, of her coming to know the scientists throughout the world--to her, the prophets in the wilderness--who are steeped in this work, of her travels with them--and on her own--to the most remote and forbidding areas of the world as they try to save many species, including ourselves.

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
  • View: 440
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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.

Adventure Sports Photography

Adventure Sports Photography

Creating Dramatic Images in Wild Places

  • Author: Tom Bol
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 013287668X
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 288
  • View: 471
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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.

The Great Animal Orchestra

The Great Animal Orchestra

Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places

  • Author: Bernie Krause
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316192392
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 288
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Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause is one of the world's leading experts in natural sound, and he's spent his life discovering and recording nature's rich chorus. Searching far beyond our modern world's honking horns and buzzing machinery, he has sought out the truly wild places that remain, where natural soundscapes exist virtually unchanged from when the earliest humans first inhabited the earth. Krause shares fascinating insight into how deeply animals rely on their aural habitat to survive and the damaging effects of extraneous noise on the delicate balance between predator and prey. But natural soundscapes aren't vital only to the animal kingdom; Krause explores how the myriad voices and rhythms of the natural world formed a basis from which our own musical expression emerged. From snapping shrimp, popping viruses, and the songs of humpback whales-whose voices, if unimpeded, could circle the earth in hours-to cracking glaciers, bubbling streams, and the roar of intense storms; from melody-singing birds to the organlike drone of wind blowing over reeds, the sounds Krause has experienced and describes are like no others. And from recording jaguars at night in the Amazon rain forest to encountering mountain gorillas in Africa's Virunga Mountains, Krause offers an intense and intensely personal narrative of the planet's deep and connected natural sounds and rhythm. The Great Animal Orchestra is the story of one man's pursuit of natural music in its purest form, and an impassioned case for the conservation of one of our most overlooked natural resources-the music of the wild.

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.

Wild places

Wild places

poems in three leids

  • Author: William Neill
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 200
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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.

Iowa's Wild Places

Iowa's Wild Places

An Exploration

  • Author: Carl Kurtz
  • Publisher: Iowa State Press
  • ISBN: 9780813821610
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 236
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'Iowa's Wild Places' is an opportunity to experience Iowa through the eyes of a gifted observer--to see and understand the intricate patterns of the rare and the common, the immense and the tiny, the dramatic and the subtle expressions of nature.' ---Donald R. Farrar, Professor of Botany, Iowa State University

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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Wild Places of Greater Melbourne

Wild Places of Greater Melbourne

  • Author: Robin Taylor
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 0643102884
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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Within the Greater Melbourne region there are a remarkable number of places where you can lose yourself in a forest, walk on a deserted beach or watch wildlife in their native environment. This 224-page full colour guide introduces 30 of Melbourne's magnificent 'wild places' selected from national parks, state forests and conservation reserves, all within an hour-and-a-half drive of the centre of Melbourne. Co-produced by CSIRO Publishing and Museum Victoria, Wild Places of Greater Melbourne provides authoritative information on natural habitats and the animals and plants that live there. The book is written at a level that everyone can understand and is stunningly illustrated with more than 200 colour photos, many specially commissioned by some of our leading photographers. Wild Places of Greater Melbourne is designed both for people who live in Melbourne, as well as those who are just visiting for a short while. Every reader will find a wealth of useful information that will help them enjoy greater Melbourne's wonderful natural heritage.