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.
The Solace of Nature
Author: Kathleen Dean Moore
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Do you long for a greater sense of personal freedom or inner peace? Do you ever feel trapped by internal blocks that make you feel disconnected from your true essence? Well, you are not alone. The barriers of conditioning and self-limiting beliefs are all forms of domestication that cage your true essence. In the end, you are left feeling dispirited, inhibited by life, embodying only a fraction of the magnificent, wild, and unique soul that you really are. The great news is that you are free to transform your life. You can choose a different path that is rich in spirit, mystery, and the beauty of your true self—your wild essence. Wild Essence takes you on an adventure into the wilderness of your inner landscapes and explores empowering ways to: Reclaim the peace and freedom of your inner wilderness Release the fears and the barriers of domestication Discover the hidden treasures embedded in your wild essence Wild Essence offers practical exercises and each chapter includes positive affirmations/mantras and meditations to help you integrate the transformational experience of reconnecting with the magical expanses of your inner wilds.
Return to the Peace & Freedom of Your Inner Wilderness
Author: Jodi Sky Rogers
Publisher: Balboa Press
Is it time to embrace the so-called “Anthropocene”—the age of human dominion—and to abandon tried-and-true conservation tools such as parks and wilderness areas? Is the future of Earth to be fully domesticated, an engineered global garden managed by technocrats to serve humanity? The schism between advocates of rewilding and those who accept and even celebrate a “post-wild” world is arguably the hottest intellectual battle in contemporary conservation. In Keeping the Wild, a group of prominent scientists, writers, and conservation activists responds to the Anthropocene-boosters who claim that wild nature is no more (or in any case not much worth caring about), that human-caused extinction is acceptable, and that “novel ecosystems” are an adequate replacement for natural landscapes. With rhetorical fists swinging, the book’s contributors argue that these “new environmentalists” embody the hubris of the managerial mindset and offer a conservation strategy that will fail to protect life in all its buzzing, blossoming diversity. With essays from Eileen Crist, David Ehrenfeld, Dave Foreman, Lisi Krall, Harvey Locke, Curt Meine, Kathleen Dean Moore, Michael Soulé, Terry Tempest Williams and other leading thinkers, Keeping the Wild provides an introduction to this important debate, a critique of the Anthropocene boosters’ attack on traditional conservation, and unapologetic advocacy for wild nature.
Against the Domestication of Earth
Author: George Wuerthner
Publisher: Island Press
Jack London's The Call of the Wild (1903) concerns a dog named Buck, a 140lb Saint Bernard and Scotch Shepherd mix. Living an easy life as the pet dog of Judge Miller in the Santa Clara Valley of Northern California, Buck is abducted by Manuel, an assistant of the Miller's gardener, and is sold to a trainer of sled dogs. Introduced to a brutal new way of life in which he must struggle to survive, Buck becomes wild and furious.
Easyread Comfort Edition
Author: Jack London
From semitropical coastal areas to high mountain terrain, from swampy lowlands to modern cities, the environment holds a fundamental importance in shaping the character of the American South. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys the dynamic environmental forces that have shaped human culture in the region--and the ways humans have shaped their environment. Articles examine how the South's ecology, physiography, and climate have influenced southerners--not only as a daily fact of life but also as a metaphor for understanding culture and identity. This volume includes ninety-eight essays that explore--both broadly and specifically--elements of the southern environment. Thematic overviews address subjects such as plants, animals, energy use and development, and natural disasters. Shorter topical entries feature familiar species such as the alligator, the ivory-billed woodpecker, kudzu, and the mockingbird. Also covered are important individuals in southern environmental history and prominent places in the landscape, such as the South's national parks and seashores. New articles cover contemporary issues in land use and conservation, environmental protection, and the current status of the flora and fauna widely associated with the South.
Volume 8: Environment
Author: Martin Melosi
Publisher: UNC Press Books
The second wild game cookbook from Wilderness Adventures, this book takes 100 of the best recipes from Savor Wild Game and adds 135 new recipes along with great wine selections for each dish. There are also abundant tips for the proper preparation of game and the proper way to cook the various types of meat.
Author: Blanche Johnson,Chuck Johnson
Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press
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Author: Oscar Wilde
I will not be hushed, said the woman, speaking English. "The man is a good man, and he will do us no harm. We are tinkers, sir; but we do many things besides tinkering, many sinful things, especially in Wales, whither we are soon going again. Oh, I want to be eased of some of my sins before I go into Wales again, and so do you, Tourlough, for you know how you are sometimes haunted by devils at night in those dreary Welsh hills.
Its People, Language and Scenery
Author: George Henry Borrow
Publisher: Digital Antiquaria
Its People, Language and Scenery : in Three Volumes
Author: George Henry Borrow
A Story of the Old Virginia Frontier
Author: John Esten Cooke
In Comfort Food Without Borders, Volume Two: The Main Course, chef Sia Ayrom delves deeply into the centerpiece of everyone's dining experience. The second of three volumes, it includes chapters on vegetarian and vegan meals; fish and seafood; chicken and other fowl; pork;game meats; veal and lamb; and beef. Home cooks will learn how to make hearty vegetarian dishes such as butternut squash vindaloo with homemade poppadums and barbeque tofu steaks, plus eclectic seafood dishes like saffron marinated sturgeon brochettes. In the chapter on chicken and other fowl, chef Ayrom describes a revolutionary method of preparing pan seared chicken as well as a delectable recipe for magret of duck with a wild mushroom risotto. In the chapter on pork, chef Ayrom explains the intricacies of the ways fat, or lack of fat can impact the taste of pork dishes such as Bossam and crispy pork belly. Game recipes includes a scrumptious recipe for rabbit done in two ways as well as a delectable ostrich fajita recipe. The chapter called, Reinventing veal and lamb, delves deeply into the resurgence of humanely raised veal and the ways in which different food cultures flavor lamb and mutton. In the final chapter of the book, chef Ayrom delves deeply in the art of cooking beef. Using every cut of beef available, the chef shares his secrets on the best cooking methods and techniques to bring out the best flavors from this ubiquitous source of protein. With each easy-to-follow recipe, chef Ayrom shares context from his thirty years of experience in the restaurant industry and from his personal life. His final offering, which he tongue in cheekily calls "The Orgasm" redefines the meaning of comfort food, and in the process, leaves his readers completely breathless.
Volume Two: The Main Course
Author: Sia Ayrom
Publisher: Sia Ayrom
Along a tiny spring in a narrow canyon near Death Valley, seemingly against all odds, an Inyo Mountain slender salamander makes its home. "The desert," writes conservation biologist Christopher Norment, "is defined by the absence of water, and yet in the desert there is water enough, if you live properly." Relicts of a Beautiful Sea explores the existence of rare, unexpected, and sublime desert creatures such as the black toad and four pupfishes unique to the desert West. All are anomalies: amphibians and fish, dependent upon aquatic habitats, yet living in one of the driest places on earth, where precipitation averages less than four inches per year. In this climate of extremes, beset by conflicts over water rights, each species illustrates the work of natural selection and the importance of conservation. This is also a story of persistence--for as much as ten million years--amid the changing landscape of western North America. By telling the story of these creatures, Norment illustrates the beauty of evolution and explores ethical and practical issues of conservation: what is a four-inch-long salamander worth, hidden away in the heat-blasted canyons of the Inyo Mountains, and what would the cost of its extinction be? What is any lonely and besieged species worth, and why should we care?
Survival, Extinction, and Conservation in a Desert World
Author: Christopher Norment
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Easyread Comfort Edition
Author: Basil King
Author: George Farquhar,Sir Harry WILDAIR
“This book tantalizes my taste buds and is everything I love—real comfort food that is as nutritious as it is delicious!” —Holly Clegg, author of the trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series Feel good about satisfying your craving for comfort food! You can now savor the taste—and healthiness—of warm, delicious, and comforting classics including mac ’n cheese, lasagna, chicken nuggets, pancakes, potato skins, and shepherd’s pie, thanks to acclaimed nutritionist Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., and whole foods chef Jeannette Bessinger, C.H.H.C. The two transform 150 comfort food favorites into good-for-you dishes without sacrificing an ounce of taste by: - cutting back on sugar to lower blood sugar impact - increasing fiber and protein - boosting nutrients with added fruits and vegetables - focusing on higher-quality fats such as olive oil - reducing calories by reducing overall fat The result? Delicious new classics such as: Fresh Phyllo Chicken Pot Pie; Higher-Protein, Lower-Cal Creamy Fettuccini Alfredo; Whole-Grain Home-Grilled Pizza; Satisfying Real-Food Pumpkin Pancakes; Lower-Cal Loaded Potato Skins; and Grass-Fed Italian Feta Meatballs in Tomato Sauce. Your taste buds—and your health—will thank you!
The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About How to Make Over Your Diet and Lose Weight While Still Enjoying
Author: Jonny Bowden,Jeannette Bessinger
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Breathtaking photographs of the Great Plains show the grandeur of prairie and sky, the sometimes subtle, sometimes brilliant colors of earth in the evening light, the enormous scale of the clouds and sun and horizon, and the wild creatures that live in this remarkable environment.
Photographic Travels from Nebraska and the Great Plains
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
This is a series of essays portraying the thoughts of Charles Huhtanen on the course of modern society with special emphasis on government, science, religion, health, and politics. "These essays have a lot to do with my own adventures and misadventures although some essays are the results of my experiments on subjects directly affecting me; such as the essay on the infl uence of time of year on blood pressure. Writing in such a way as to emulate the great writers of the past is but a dream evaporating with another revolution of our planet around our star. Writing a waste of time? Time better spent on something else? Not so. Reality does not leave after the reverie, rationalization assigns value to dreaming per se. Without it we would not have the great inventions that have transformed our world. Thus the genesis for this collection of refl ections on our times."
Visions of the Past and Present
Author: Charles Huhtanen
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography