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Walking with Wildness

In this new work, the final walk, takes the watershed northwards and is set on Orkney.

Author : Peter Wright

Release : 2013-08-15

Publisher : Luath Press Ltd

ISBN : 1909912395

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In this new work, the final walk, takes the watershed northwards and is set on Orkney. The wilderness of Scotland offers something special to walkers, nature-lovers and indeed, to any thoughtful, reflective human-beings. LOTHIAN LIFEThe Watershed of Scotland is a line that separates East from West and divides those river basin areas which drain towards the North Sea on the one hand, and those which flow west into the Atlantic Ocean on the other. It meanders from Peel Fell on the English border all the way to the top at Duncansby Head: over 754 miles (1,200km) through almost every kind of terrain.The Watershed follows the high ground, and offers wide vistas down almost every major river valley, towards towns and communities, into the heartlands of Scotland. Walking with Wildness leads the reader through breathtaking, hitherto mostly unknown landscapes, providing valuable advice for walkers on the way.

Walking in Wildness

Author : B. J. Boucher

Release : 1998-01-01

Publisher : Durango Herald Small Press

ISBN : 9781887805032

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Paradise Wild

In Paradise Wild, David Oates addresses this and many other provocative questions as he explores the persistent myth of Eden from several different angles.

Author : David Oates

Release : 2003

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In Paradise Wild, David Oates addresses this and many other provocative questions as he explores the persistent myth of Eden from several different angles. As a lifelong mountaineer and reader of nature literature, as a scholar, as a descendant of naturalist William Bartram, and as a gay ex-Baptist who took to the mountains to test his masculinity, Oates has thought deeply about how nature and culture interact in our lives and about the contemporary debate over wilderness and environment. Paradise Wild brings all these elements together in a lively, genre-hopping book that will move readers emotionally and intellectually, at the same time that it contributes to the ongoing debate in scholarly and environmental circles over the meaning of "nature" and "wilderness." Paradise Wild tells stories, explores major scholarship and literature of nature, and analyzes how the misapplied myth of Eden has mired Americans in a hopeless "Paradise Lost" mentality that belies the true, ever-present wildness in our lives. Oates argues that mourning for a lost paradise is a dead end that cannot help us combat the real damage we're doing to ourselves and the rest of the world. He proposes a healthy re-mythologizing of the Eden story as a way of celebrating "wildness" -- the Eden in each moment and in each cell, that cannot be lost. His book is about welcoming that wildness into the midst of daily life. This bold and original work will appeal to general readers as well as to scholars and students with an interest in environmental literature and philosophy, nature writing, cultural studies, and queer studies.

Wild Nature

Reading Wild Nature is itself a deep immersion experience in the teeming tapestry of these wild places and what connects us with them.' — Fiona Capp, The Sydney Morning Herald 'This is a beautiful and enchanting book.

Author : John Blay

Release : 2020-08-01

Publisher : NewSouth

ISBN : 1742244858

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An epic journey of discovery into the heart of a vast and contested Australian wilderness. John Blay laces up his walking boots and goes bush to explore Australia’s rugged south east forests – stretching from Canberra to the coast and on to Wilsons Promontory – in a great circle from his one-time home near Bermagui. In Wild Nature, the bestselling author of On Track charts the forests’ shared history, their natural history, the forest wars, the establishment of the South East Forests National Park and the threats that continue to dog their existence, including devastating bushfires. Along the way Blay asks the big questions. What do we really know about these wild forests? How did the forests come to be the way they are? What is the importance of wild nature to our civilisation? '...As well as being a story of 'spiritual regeneration', it’s also very much about the decades long 'war' between the forest industry and Aboriginal custodians and environmentalists, and about the history of this region. Reading Wild Nature is itself a deep immersion experience in the teeming tapestry of these wild places and what connects us with them.' — Fiona Capp, The Sydney Morning Herald 'This is a beautiful and enchanting book. John Blay is a superb walking companion – a naturalist, historian and philosopher whose writing glows with wit, wisdom and wonder. I savoured every word and relished every step. Wild Nature is a journal of meditation, observation and exploration, and a delicate natural and human history of the south east forests. What is nature, and how do we value it today? How did we save these special places and how might we lose them? Pick up this book and set foot in another world, a wild one nested within our own.' — Tom Griffiths ‘A brilliant natural history of the south east forests. Blay brings a lifetime of experience, knowledge and passion to every walk.’ — Inga Simpson, author of Nest, Where the Trees Were and Understory ‘Moving and vividly told. John Blay’s Wild Nature is a book like no other, written on the soles of his boots and in the wildness of his heart. At once personal, historical and political, it bears witness to the majesty and fragility of a unique Australian environment.’ — Mark McKenna ‘It’s a wonderful relief to read the work of others who are closely attached to forests and to landscapes – the kinds of books like this one written by John Blay are such an important part of the natural identity of this wonderful continent.’ — David Lindenmayer, Climate Change Institute

Walking, Wild Apples

We would fain take that walk, never yet taken by us through this actual world,
which is perfectly symbolical of the path ... It is hard for me to believe that I shall
find fair landscapes or sufficient wildness and freedom behind the eastern
horizon.

Author : Henry David Thoreau

Release : 2019-05-03

Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN : 3734748062

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I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil-to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society. I wish to make an extreme statement, if so I may make an emphatic one, for there are enough champions of civilization: the minister and the school committee and every one of you will take care of that. I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking, that is, of taking walks-who had a genius, so to speak, for SAUNTERING, which word is beautifully derived "from idle people who roved about the country, in the Middle Ages, and asked charity, under pretense of going a la Sainte Terre," to the Holy Land, till the children exclaimed, "There goes a Sainte-Terrer," a Saunterer, a Holy-Lander. They who never go to the Holy Land in their walks, as they pretend, are indeed mere idlers and vagabonds; but they who do go there are saunterers in the good sense, such as I mean.

Walking

Walking” was written at the outset of the period in Thoreau's life when he turned
increasingly toward ecology and natural ... “Wilderness” is merely one possible
expression of “wildness,” a quality that most importantly can be found within.

Author : Henry David Thoreau

Release : 2017-10-17

Publisher : Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN : 0884486141

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“In wildness is the preservation of the world,” wrote Thoreau in his iconic deathbed essay “Walking.” Celebrates the bicentennial of Thoreau’s birth in 1817. This summation of his life’s work, published posthumously in 1862, became a seminal influence in the modern environmental movement and is no less relevant today than 150 years ago. “Above all, we cannot afford not to live in the present,” he wrote. He extolled walking as a delightful and necessary idleness, an antidote to the burdens of civilization, a means of immersing ourselves in nature and awakening to the moment. “Walking” is recognized by most scholars as Thoreau’s “other” masterpiece, Walden in a more concise form. In the introduction of this edition, Adam Tuchinsky accessibly and engagingly unpacks the essay’s nineteenth-century associations, highlights the startling modernity of its sentiments, and reveals why Thoreau remains the towering figure in the history of American nature writing. Exquisite contemporary nature photographs curated by Denise Froehlich grace this handsome book. antique-looking paper B&W nature photos from Kurito Koichiro and other fine art photographers captioned with memorable lines from Thoreau’s writings.

Walking the Big Wild

we tracked and watched them as they hunted, the wild males teaching the
captive-bred females how to bring down impala, gemsbok, and the other
antelope. Within a few weeks they seemed to have fully adjusted to their new
home, and by the ...

Author : Karsten Heuer

Release : 2005-01-01

Publisher : The Mountaineers Books

ISBN : 9780898869835

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Walking the Big Wild is the story of Karsten Heuer's extraordinary 18-month journey of hiking, skiing, and paddling across 2100 miles of mountains, forests, and rivers from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming to the Canadian Yukon. Accompanied by occasional human companions and a remarkable border collie named Webster, Heuer encountered immense challenges: storms, avalanches, floods, and grizzlies. At the end of the journey, Heuer proved that there is nearly continuous wilderness that can support wildlife along the length of the Rockies-and is salvageable if the right decisions are made now. Karsten Heuer has worked as a wildlife biologist and park warden in Banff National Park in the Rockies, in Inuvik in Canada's far north, and in the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa.

The Wildwater Walking Club

Book 1 of The Wildwater Walking Club series Claire Cook. back and toward the ...
The street Tess and I lived on was called Wildwater Way, although there was
neither any noticeable wildness nor water in the immediate vicinity. The three of
us ...

Author : Claire Cook

Release : 2015-02-19

Publisher : Marshbury Beach Books

ISBN : 0989921050

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Don't Miss Book 2, The Wildwater Walking Club: Back on Track and Book 3, The Wildwater Walking Club: Step by Step! Walking Group Guide and Book Club Questions included. "The Wildwater Walking Club is a quick smart read that will get you thinking about walking, friendship, and making time for the things you love."—Bookreporter.com By the New York Times bestselling author of Must Love Dogs, a fun and inspiring novel about women and friendship—and how even big changes happen one step at a time. Join Noreen, Tess and Rosie as they walk and talk, talk and walk, tally their steps, share their secrets, and begin putting their lives back together. You'll be lacing up your own sneakers in no time. "Lively and inspiring!"—Hartford Courant "A great feel-good story."—Philadelphia Examiner After losing her boyfriend and her job in one fell swoop, Noreen has no idea what her next step is. So she puts on a new pair of sneakers and a seriously outdated pair of exercise pants, and walks. Before long she's joined by two neighbors as lost as she is and figures out time flies and fitness is actually fun when you're walking with friends. Throw in a road trip to Seattle for a lavender festival, a career-coaching group that looks like a bad sequel to The Breakfast Club, some terrific romantic comedy twists and turns, a quirky multigenerational cast of supporting characters, and the result is a tribute to female friendship that will inspire you to pick up the phone and call all your old friends—or maybe even start your own walking group. "Readers who enjoy a celebration of friendship will want to walk the beach alongside the Wildwater trio."—Midwest Book Review "The Wildwater Walking Club reminds us of what's important in life - the joy of friendship, the power of a brisk walk, and of course the importance of a good book. I couldn't put it down.—Anisha Lakhani "The woman of The Wildwater Walking Club are a delightful trio, full of heart and determination. As they - literally - put one foot in front of the other, the three new friends find unlikely paths that point them toward more fulfilling lives. Their journey left me genuinely inspired (and with the curious urge to go out and buy a clothesline)."—Jean Reynolds Page

Thoreaus Sense of Place

''In Wildness is the preservation of the World'' — so runs the oft misquoted line
from Thoreau's essay ''Walking.'' 1 Why ''Wildness'' and not ''Wilderness,'' as the
line so often appears? What does the difference signify? In context, Thoreau ...

Author : Richard J. Schneider

Release : 2000-05-01

Publisher : University of Iowa Press

ISBN : 1587293110

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Recent Thoreau studies have shifted to an emphasis on the green" Thoreau, on Thoreau the environmentalist, rooted firmly in particular places and interacting with particular objects. In the wake of Buell's Environmental Imagination, the nineteen essayists in this challenging volume address the central questions in Thoreau studies today: how “green,” how immersed in a sense of place, was Thoreau really, and how has this sense of place affected the tradition of nature writing in America? The contributors to this stimulating collection address the ways in which Thoreau and his successors attempt to cope with the basic epistemological split between perceiver and place inherent in writing about nature; related discussions involve the kinds of discourse most effective for writing about place. They focus on the impact on Thoreau and his successors of culturally constructed assumptions deriving from science, politics, race, gender, history, and literary conventions. Finally, they explore the implications surrounding a writer's appropriation or even exploitation of places and objects.

Wildness Within Walking Distance

Chute pays particular attention to the artifacts from European settlers that may obscure or eliminate traces of Native Americans. Although he might not have planned it as such, this book echoes an ancient paean to the land we call Maine.

Author : M. Robert Chute

Release : 2011-02

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ISBN : 9781934949375

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Robert Chute brings his considerable powers of observation and narration to detail Maine's natural and built landscape. Chute pays particular attention to the artifacts from European settlers that may obscure or eliminate traces of Native Americans. Although he might not have planned it as such, this book echoes an ancient paean to the land we call Maine. About the poet: Robert Maurice Chute is a poet, and was the fourth poet to win the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize, which is awarded annually by the editorial board of the Beloit Poetry Journal, for his poem "Heat Wave in Concord." Chute born in Naples, Maine in 1926. He earned a BA degree from the University of Maine in 1950, and an D.Sc. from Johns Hopkins University in 1953. He has served as a professor and educator in biology, and has taught at Bates College, Middlebury College, San Fernando Valley State College and Lincoln University. He is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Bates College and also served as director of the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area. His research specialization is in human ecology and estimation of cultural impact on lake and coastal ecosystems. He currently lives on Middle Rand Pond in Poland, Maine.

Walking in the Wilderness

21 Peripatein – Walking in a Cultural Background . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Thoreau ' s
New World Nature and the Transformation of the Walk ' s Poetic Code . . . . . . . . . .
. The Pas Naturel in Thoreau ' s Wild Rhetoric . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thoreau ' s ...

Author : Michaela Keck

Release : 2006

Publisher : Universitaetsverlag Winter

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This book investigates the adaptation and transformation of the European peripatetic tradition in nineteenth-century America; in particular Henry David Thoreau's literary walks and their visual counterparts in American landscape painting. Although Thoreau's perambulations in New World nature have been stated in scholarship, no study has offered a comparative analysis, nor has the philosophic-contemplative aspect of his 'art of Walking" been sufficiently studied. The present study puts his walking pattern into a transatlantic as well as interdisciplinary context and illuminates the uniquely American aesthetic-philosophic considerations underlying the genre of the walk in American nineteenth-century literature and painting.

Hiking Colorado

According to Walking in Wildness: A Guide to the Weminuche Wilderness by B. J.
Boucher, during the early efforts for wilderness designation in the 1960s, Ian M.
Thompson, then editor of The Durango Herald, was an avid wilderness advocate
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Author : Maryann Gaug

Release : 2011-05-17

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN : 0762768800

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Experience 50 of the best hikes in Colorado. This book includes detailed shaded relief maps, GPS waypoint coordinates for each hike, accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike, tips on equipment, trip planning, and hiking with dogs and children, accurate directions, difficulty ratings, trail contacts, and more.

Nature and Walking

true, though they may not recommend themselves to the sense which is most
common among Englishmen and Americans to-day. It is not every truth that
recommends itself to the common sense. Nature has a place for the wild ...

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson

Release : 2012-03-06

Publisher : Beacon Press

ISBN : 080709532X

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Together in one volume, Emerson's Nature and Thoreau's Walking, is writing that defines our distinctly American relationship to nature.

Walking Softly in the Wilderness

There is one whole group of purposes that are best satisfied when the land is left
wild ; another group that require roads and development . Many critics feel that
the Forest Service has failed to find the balance , and that timber obsesses the ...

Author : John Hart

Release : 1977

Publisher : Random House (NY)

ISBN : 9780871561916

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"This is the groundbreaking guide that first taught backpackers how to enjoy a genuine wilderness experience that leaves nature undisturbed. Since it was last revised in 1998, backpacking gear and practices have undergone many changes, subtle and large - all noted and expertly evaluated by author John Hart in this new edition." "A sure-footed guide to this changing scene, Hart remains in touch with its deeper realities. The qualities that established this guide as the bible of camp and trail have been polished and honed: its levelheaded advice on gear selection, packing, and trip planning; its insights for getting the most from a wilderness trip, whether a challenging mountain scramble or a leisurely outing with family; its wisdom about dealing with the unexpected, from bears to flash floods to injuries."--BOOK JACKET.

Wilderness Ethics: Preserving the Spirit of Wildness

He went through the Wet Wild Woods, waving his wild tail, and walking by his
wild lone. Buthe never told anybody. RUDYARD KIPLING, “THE CAT THAT
WALKED BY HIMSELF,”JUST SO STORIES THERE ONCE WAS a trail to Melville
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Author : Guy Waterman

Release : 2014-09-15

Publisher : The Countryman Press

ISBN : 1581576366

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The classic environmental call to action 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Wilderness Act—the landmark piece of legislation to set aside and protect pristine parts of the American landscape. This anniversary edition of Wilderness Ethics should help put the many issues surrounding wilderness in focus.

Walking with Muir Across Yosemite

beyond , and still farther a wild forest rising gradually to the gentle sculpture of
Buena Vista Crest on the horizon . Flashes created by the windshield glass and
body chrome of cars moving among the trees along the Glacier Point Road
remind ...

Author : Thomas R. Vale

Release : 1998

Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN : 9780299156947

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Can today's visitor to Yosemite National Park still find what John Muir encountered a century ago? Thomas and Geraldine Vale retrace Muir's path, based upon journals of his first summer in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Illustrated with drawings by Muir and photographs and drawings by the Vales, Walking with Muir across Yosemite shows that current visitors to Yosemite can still find much of the solitude and wildness Muir experienced. The Vales suggest, however, that a national parks policy promoting nature study could encourage a more profound interaction between humans and the natural world.

Ribbon of Wildness

RIBBON OF WILDNESS obstacles in the way. Popular hill—walking convention,
which evolved over the last century or so, has led to the publication of many
useful guides, in which relative ease of access and ascent, safety and fine views
all ...

Author : Peter Wright

Release : 2013-07-22

Publisher : Luath Press Ltd

ISBN : 1909912220

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The Watershed of Scotland is a line that separates east from west; that divides those river basin areas which drain towards the North Sea on the one hand, and those which flow west into the Atlantic Ocean on the other. It's a line that meanders from Peel Fell on the English border all the way to the top at Duncansby Head, near John O'Groats - over 745 miles, through almost every kind of terrain. The Watershed follows the high ground, and offers wide vistas down almost every major river valley, towards towns and communities, into the heartlands of Scotland. Ribbon of Wildness provides a vivid introduction to this geographic and landscape feature, which has hitherto been largely unknown. The rock, bog, forest, moor and mountain are all testament to The Watershed's richly varied natural state. The evolving kaleidoscope of changing vistas, wide panoramas, ever present wildlife, and the vagaries of the weather, are delightfully described on this great journey of discovery. Along the route of the Watershed the general emptiness of the journey will strike the walker all the way, creating a unique, beautiful, spiritual dimension to the walk.BACK COVER: If you've bagged the Munros, done the Caledonian Challenge and walked the West Highland Way, this is your next conquest. The Watershed of Scotland is a line that separates east from west; that divides those river basin areas which drain towards the North Sea from those which flow west into the Atlantic Ocian. It's a line that meanders from Peel Fell on the English Border all the way to the top of Duncansby Head, near John O'Groats - over 745 miles, through almost every kind of terrain. The Watershed follows the high ground, and offers wide vistas down major river valleys, towards towns and communities, into the heartlands of Scotland. Wakj the Watershed in eight weeks. Tackle short sections over a weekend. 7 route maps. Over 30 colour photographs. Ribbon of Wildness provides a vivid introduction to this geographic and landscape feature, which has hitherto been largely unknown. The rock, bog, forest, moor and mountain are all testament to the Watershed's richly varied natural state. The evolving kaleidoscope of changijg vistas, wide panoramas, ever-present wildlife, and the vagaries of the weather, are delightfully described on this great journey of discovery.

Touched

it is time for me to go for a walk onthe rainy cliffs. ... I startout from the village,
decide to have a cappuccino with the locals, then gonorth on the cliff walk toward
Boscastle. ... I always liked walking in wild places and here I mustsayI havemy fill.

Author : Marie-Laure Valandro

Release : 2012

Publisher : SteinerBooks

ISBN : 1584201290

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Walking Down the Wild

Indeed , it ' s the high level of wildness here that so far has allowed anxieties over
development to remain more a cry for action than a call for eulogies . But the level
of change rolling across this land has reached a pace never seen before .

Author : Gary Ferguson

Release : 1993

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A naturalist recounts his five-hundred-mile trek through the Yellowstone Rockies, describing feelings of solitude, a chance encounter with a browsing bull moose, the flora and fauna, and other sights and experiences. Tour.

Imagining Wild America

The book focuses on works by John James Audubon, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, and Mary Oliver, as each writer illustrates different stages and dimensions of the American fascination with wild nature.

Author : John R. Knott

Release : 2009-04-03

Publisher : University of Michigan Press

ISBN : 9780472021925

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At a time when the idea of wilderness is being challenged by both politicians and intellectuals, Imagining Wild America examines writing about wilderness and wildness and makes a case for its continuing value. The book focuses on works by John James Audubon, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, and Mary Oliver, as each writer illustrates different stages and dimensions of the American fascination with wild nature. John Knott traces the emergence of a visionary tradition that embraces values consciously understood to be ahistorical, showing that these writers, while recognizing the claims of history and the interdependence of nature and culture, also understand and attempt to represent wild nature as something different, other. A contribution to the growing literature of eco-criticism, the book is a response to and critique of recent arguments about the constructed nature of wilderness. Imagining Wild America demonstrates the richness and continuing importance of the idea of wilderness, and its attraction for American writers. John R. Knott is Professor of English, University of Michigan. His previous books include The Huron River: Voices from the Watershed, coedited with Keith Taylor.