Reflections on Moving Water

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156004619

Category: Nature

Page: 193

View: 9860

Twenty essays offer observations on rivers, life, love, loss, motherhood, happiness, evolution, and country music

River-walking Songbirds & Coyote Singing

An Uncommon Field Guide to Northwest Mountains

Author: Patricia K. Lichen,Linda M. Feltner

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781570612213

Category: Nature

Page: 187

View: 9599

Marmots sharing sentinel duty. Songbirds walking underwater. So much is happening, minute by minute, in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. In this Uncommon Field Guide, author Patricia Lichen combines standard field guide information about habitat, appearance, and range with delightful and engaging descriptions of the little-known facts, surprising details, and amusing-even bizarre-tidbits rarely found in ordinary field guides.

Great Tide Rising

Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a time of Planetary Change

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619027569

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 8310

Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth’s fullness of life. Philosopher and nature essayist Kathleen Dean Moore takes on the essential questions: Why is it wrong to wreck the world? What is our obligation to the future? What is the transformative power of moral resolve? How can clear thinking stand against the lies and illogic that batter the chances for positive change? What are useful answers to the recurring questions of a storm-threatened time – What can anyone do? Is there any hope? And always this: What stories and ideas will lift people who deeply care, inspiring them to move forward with clarity and moral courage?

Wild Comfort

The Solace of Nature

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823181

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 6380

In an effort to make sense of the deaths in quick succession of several loved ones, Kathleen Dean Moore turned to the comfort of the wild, making a series of solitary excursions into ancient forests, wild rivers, remote deserts, and windswept islands to learn what the environment could teach her in her time of pain. This book is the record of her experiences. It’s a stunning collection of carefully observed accounts of her life—tracking otters on the beach, cooking breakfast in the desert, canoeing in a snow squall, wading among migrating salmon in the dark—but it is also a profound meditation on the healing power of nature. To learn more about the author, visit her website at www.riverwalking.com.

Moral Ground

Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore,Michael P. Nelson

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595341056

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 7962

Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over eighty visionaries—theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writers—to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibility to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and global climate change, scientific knowledge alone does not tell us what we ought to do. The missing premise of the argument and much-needed center piece in the debate to date has been the need for ethical values, moral guidance, and principled reasons for doing the right thing for our planet, its animals, its plants, and its people. Contributors from throughout the world (including North America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe) bring forth a rich variety of heritages and perspectives. Their contributions take many forms, illustrating the rich variety of ways we express our moral beliefs in letters, poems, economic analyses, proclamations, essays, and stories. In the end, their voices affirm why we must move beyond a scientific study and response to embrace an ongoing model of repair and sustainability. These writings demonstrate that scientific analysis and moral conviction can work successfully side-by-side. This is a book that can speak to anyone, regardless of his or her worldview, and that also includes a section devoted to “what next” thinking that helps the reader put the words and ideas into action in their personal lives. Thanks to generous support from numerous landmark organizations, such as the Kendeda Fund and Germeshausen Foundation, the book is just the starting point for a national, and international, discussion that will be carried out in a variety of ways, from online debate to “town hall” meetings, from essay competitions for youth to sermons from pulpits in all denominations. The “Moral Ground movement” will result in a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment on a personal and community level to consensus about our ethical obligation to the future.

Piano Tide

A Novel

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619028700

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7769

2017 WILLA Literary Award Winner in Contemporary Fiction Short-listed for the ASLE Environmental Creative Book Award "Moore writes so eloquently and with such passion about the natural world . . . that she leaves the reader in wonder and awe." —Booklist, starred review In Piano Tide, the debut novel by award-winning naturalist, philosopher, activist, and author Kathleen Dean Moore, we are introduced to town father Axel Hagerman, who has made a killing in the remote Alaskan town of Good River Harbor by selling off the spruce, the cedar, the herring, and the halibut. But when he decides to export the water from a salmon stream, he runs headlong into young Nora Montgomery, just arrived on the ferry with her piano and her dog. Nora has burned her bridges in the Lower 48, and she aims to disappear into this new homeland, with her piano as her anchor. But when Axel’s next business proposition, a bear pit, turns lethal, Nora has to act. The clash, when it comes, is a spectacular and transformative act of resistance.

Walking Methodologies in a More-than-human World


Author: Stephanie Springgay,Sarah E. Truman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351866486

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 496

As a research methodology, walking has a diverse and extensive history in the social sciences and humanities, underscoring its value for conducting research that is situated, relational, and material. Building on the importance of place, sensory inquiry, embodiment, and rhythm within walking research, this book offers four new concepts for walking methodologies that are accountable to an ethics and politics of the more-than-human: Land and geos, affect, transmaterial and movement. The book carefully considers the more-than-human dimensions of walking methodologies by engaging with feminist new materialisms, posthumanisms, affect theory, trans and queer theory, Indigenous theories, and critical race and disability scholarship. These more-than-human theories rub frictionally against the history of walking scholarship and offer crucial insights into the potential of walking as a qualitative research methodology in a more-than-human world. Theoretically innovative, the book is grounded in examples of walking research by WalkingLab, an international research network on walking (www.walkinglab.org). The book is rich in scope, engaging with a wide range of walking methods and forms including: long walks on hiking trails, geological walks, sensory walks, sonic art walks, processions, orienteering races, protest and activist walks, walking tours, dérives, peripatetic mapping, school-based walking projects, and propositional walks. The chapters draw on WalkingLab’s research-creation events to examine walking in relation to settler colonialism, affective labour, transspecies, participation, racial geographies and counter-cartographies, youth literacy, environmental education, and collaborative writing. The book outlines how more-than-human theories can influence and shape walking methodologies and provokes a critical mode of walking-with that engenders solidarity, accountability, and response-ability. This volume will appeal to graduate students, artists, and academics and researchers who are interested in Education, Cultural Studies, Queer Studies, Affect Studies, Geography, Anthropology, and (Post)Qualitative Research Methods.

Brittle Stars & Mudbugs

An Uncommon Field Guide to Northwest Shorelines & Wetlands

Author: Patricia K. Lichen

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781570612206

Category: Nature

Page: 193

View: 6051

Filled with both amazing and amusing true-life tales about Pacific Northwest plants and animals, this new series of field guides will appeal to casual observers and avid naturalists alike. Each of these illustrated books describes more than 60 plants, animals and natural phenomena of a particular Northwest habitat.

To the River

A Journey Beneath the Surface

Author: Olivia Laing

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857860658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4148

To the River is the story of the Ouse, the Sussex river in which Virginia Woolf drowned in 1941. One midsummer week over sixty years later, Olivia Laing walked Woolf's river from source to sea. The result is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love. Along the way, Laing explores the roles rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature and mythology alike. To the River excavates all sorts of stories from the Ouse's marshy banks, from the brutal Barons' War of the thirteenth century to the 'Dinosaur Hunters', the nineteenth-century amateur naturalists who first cracked the fossil code. Central among these ghosts is, of course, Virginia Woolf herself: her life, her writing and her watery death.

The Pine Island Paradox

Making Connections in a Disconnected World

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 1571318585

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 9432

Can the love reserved for family and friends be extended to a place? In her latest book, acclaimed author Kathleen Dean Moore reflects on how deeply the environment is entrenched in the human spirit, despite the notion that nature and humans are somehow separate. Moore's essays, deeply felt and often funny, make connections in what can appear to be a disconnected world. Written in parable form, her stories of family and friends — of wilderness excursions with her husband and children, camping trips with students, blowing up a dam, her daughter's arrest for protesting the war in Iraq — affirm an impulse of caring that belies the abstract division of humans from nature, of the sacred from the mundane. Underlying these wonderfully engaging stories is the author’s belief in a new ecological ethic of care, one that expands the idea of community to include the environment, and embraces the land as family.

Ghosts on the Shore

Author: Paul Scraton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910312100

Category: Lübeck (Germany)

Page: N.A

View: 1827

Inspired by his wife's family photographs from the 1930s and her memories of growing up on the Baltic coast, Paul Scraton set out to walk from L�beck to the Polish border on the island of Usedom, an area central to the mythology of a nation and bearing the heavy legacy of trauma. Exploring a world of socialist summer camps, Hanseatic trading towns long past their heyday and former fishing villages surrendered to tourism, Ghosts on the Shore unearths stories, folklore and contradictions of the coast, where politics, history and personal memory merge to create a nuanced portrait of place.

Walking the Nile

Author: Levison Wood

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802190685

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 6056

The Nile, one of the world’s great rivers, has long been an object of fascination and obsession. From Alexander the Great and Nero, to Victorian adventurers David Livingstone, John Hanning Speke, and Henry Morton Stanley, the river has seduced men and led them into wild adventures. English writer, photographer, and explorer Levison Wood is just the latest. His Walking the Nile is a captivating account of a remarkable and unparalleled Nile journey. Starting in November 2013 in a forest in Rwanda, where a modest spring spouts a trickle of clear, cold water, Wood set forth on foot, aiming to become the first person to walk the entire length of the fabled river. He followed the Nile for nine months, over 4,000 miles, through six nations—Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of Sudan, and Egypt—to the Mediterranean coast. Like his predecessors, Wood camped in the wild, foraged for food, and trudged through rainforest, swamp, savannah, and desert, enduring life-threatening conditions at every turn. He traversed sandstorms, flash floods, minefields, and more, becoming a local celebrity in Uganda, where a popular rap song was written about him, and a potential enemy of the state in South Sudan, where he found himself caught in a civil war and detained by the secret police. As well as recounting his triumphs, like escaping a charging hippo and staving off wild crocodiles, Wood’s gripping account recalls the loss of Matthew Power, a journalist who died suddenly from heat exhaustion during their trek. As Wood walks on, often joined by local guides who help him to navigate foreign languages and customs, Walking the Nile maps out African history and contemporary life. An inimitable tale of survival, resilience, and sheer willpower, Walking the Nile is an inspiring chronicle of an epic journey down the lifeline of civilization in northern Africa.

The Idea of a River

Author: Paul Scaton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783944801315


Page: 32

View: 1748

The Panke River flows into Berlin from Bernau, a small town northeast of the city. Paul Scraton follows its course backwards, from the lively north Berlin district of Wedding, through a kaleidoscopic suburban terrain populated by downtrodden office workers, would-be kings and apparitional hospital patients. As he turns his back on the city and finds the world at its doorstep he writes a walking meditation on the peripheral spaces which flow ceaselessly back to the centre.

Walking the River Rhine Trail

Author: Alan Castle

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781852842765

Category: Germany

Page: 176

View: 2828

This guide describes a 273km (170 mile) waymarked walking trail which follows the course of the Rhine from Bonn, the old capital of West Germany to the wine village of Alsheim just north of Worms. Full details of accommodation and public transport are provided.

There Are Other Rivers

On Foot Across India

Author: Alastair Humphreys

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781467987394

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 9883

Alastair Humphreys walked across India, from the Coromandel Coast to the Malabar Coast, following the course of a holy river.Walking alone and spending the nights sleeping under the stars, in the homes of welcoming strangers or in small towns and villages, he experienced the dusty enchantment of ordinary, real India on the smallest of budgets. There Are Other Rivers tells the story of the walk through an account of a single day as well as reflecting on the allure of difficult journeys and the eternal appeal of the open road. Nominated for National Geographic's 'Adventurer of the Year' Reviews for previous books:- “Believe me, he can write, and rather well” - Geographical- “...displays a tendency for Big Hairy Audacious Goals that is almost unnerving.” - Treehugger.com Amazon: - “This book has it all: it's a great travel read, a look into the human soul and how most people, given enough determination, could attempt something like this.”- “No expensive equipment or 'fastest, strongest, quickest'; just a brilliant, understated story.”- “Simply outstanding.”- “If you prefer the comfort of your armchair these books will still stir your imagination and curiosity for the world.”- “An absolute must-read or any passionate traveller.” GoodReads:- “Wow... another great book by Alastair Humphreys.”- “One of the best adventure travel books I've read.”

Tracking Desire

A Journey After Swallow-tailed Kites

Author: Susan Cerulean

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820326979

Category: Nature

Page: 179

View: 5246

Explores through a series of essays the author's personal journey of discovery as she develops an intimate connection with swallow-tailed kites.

Passionate Slugs & Hollywood Frogs

An Uncommon Field Guide to Northwest Backyards

Author: Patricia K. Lichen,Linda M. Feltner

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781570612220

Category: Nature

Page: 187

View: 513

Hummingbirds flying upside down. Slugs mating while suspended in midair. A muscular mole turning somersaults in its tunnel. So much is happening, minute by minute, in your own backyard. In this Uncommon Field Guide, author Patricia Lichen combines standard field guide information about habitat, appearance, and range with delightful and engaging descriptions of the little-known facts, surprising details, and amusing-even bizarre-tidbits rarely found in ordinary field guides.

Raven's Exile

A Season on the Green River

Author: Ellen Meloy

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816522934

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 6273

More than a century after John Wesley Powelllaunched his boat on the Green River, Ellen Meloy spent eight years of seasonal floats through Utah's Desolation Canyon with her husband, a federal river ranger. She came to know the history and natural history of this place well enough to call it home, and has recorded her observations in a book that is as wide-ranging as the river and as wild as the wilderness through which it runs.

How it is

The Native American Philosophy of V.F. Cordova

Author: Viola Faye Cordova

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816526499

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 5447

Arranges the work of Viola Cordova, presenting her understanding and interpretation of the interactions between people and nature.

The Handyman

A Novel

Author: Carolyn See

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307766241

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7720

With this brilliant novel about the surprises of destiny and the origins of fame, the critically acclaimed author of Golden Days ("Extraordinary . . . a very, very important book"-Los Angeles Times Book Review) and Making History ("Radiant . . . exciting and imaginative"-Cleveland Plain Dealer) firmly establishes her place as one of the preeminent chroniclers of our times. The Handyman is the story of Bob Hampton, an aspiring young painter who has had to face the humbling fact that he doesn't know what to paint. And how are you supposed to be an artist in this world if you don't have a vision? Bob trades in his artist's palette for a minivan full of house paints, hammers, and nails, and sets about earning a little cash as a handyman. Although he turns out to be very bad at fixing the things he's hired to fix, Bob demonstrates quite a knack for fixing the lives of the people around him. In the midst of his jerry-built repairs and inspired home improvements, Bob meets an extraordinary cast of characters--rendered in all their delightful eccentricity and human frailty as only Carolyn See can-each of whom shows Bob the true scope of his own remarkable talent. There's Angela Landry, a housewife with far too much time on her hands, a sexpot of a stepdaughter, and a son in need of attention; Jamie Walker, whose allergy-prone and ADD-afflicted children keep a menagerie of scaly pets that far exceed Jamie's managerial skills; Valerie LeClerc, older, sadder, and certainly wiser than Bob; and Hank and Ben, who leave a narrow-minded Midwest only to find unremitting illness and isolation in the California of their dreams. Replete with stunning images and all of Carolyn See's trademark humor and wisdom, The Handyman depicts the countless ways in which our lives are intertwined and the profound effects we can have on one another. It is the kind of surprising and miraculously uplifting novel we have come to expect from the woman Diane Johnson has called "one of our most important writers." From the Hardcover edition.