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
Twenty essays offer observations on rivers, life, love, loss, motherhood, happiness, evolution, and country music
Reflections on Moving Water
Author: Kathleen Dean Moore
Publisher: Lyons Press
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
If ever there was a cookbook on a particular food from a certain region, most people would associate competition-worthy barbecue from a Southern chef. Chef and caterer Jenn de la Vega is out to change your mind about that. Known on the competition circuit and for her blog, Randwiches, Jenn creates uniquely flavorful and approachable barbecue that belongs at any Smorgasburg. Make eccentric, yet mouth-watering barbecue with or without a smoker, including the specialty side dishes, sauces and pickles that go along with them. This competition cook goes one step further to provide recipes for what to do with the leftovers, too. This book has 100 recipes and 60 photos.
Bold Flavors from Wild Cooking Contests
Author: Jenn de la Vega
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
When mother of five Charlotte Bridger Drummond becomes lost in the Great Northwest Woods, she is rescued by an elusive group of quasi-human beasts that force her to examine her previous notions about the differences between animals and humans, men and women, and wilderness and civilization. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Author: Molly Gloss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
We often enjoy the benefits of connecting with nearby, domesticated nature -- a citypark, a backyard garden. But this book makes the provocative case for the necessity of connectingwith wild nature -- untamed, unmanaged, not encompassed, self-organizing, and unencumbered andunmediated by technological artifice. We can love the wild. We can fear it. We are strengthened andnurtured by it. As a species, we came of age in a natural world far wilder than today's, and much ofthe need for wildness still exists within us, body and mind. T he Rediscovery of theWild considers ways to engage with the wild, protect it, and recover it -- for ourpsychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species. The contributors offer a rangeof perspectives on the wild, discussing such topics as the evolutionary underpinnings of our needfor the wild; the wild within, including the primal passions of sexuality and aggression; birding asa portal to wildness; children's fascination with wild animals; wildness and psychological healing;the shifting baseline of what we consider wild; and the true work ofconservation. The hardcover edition does not include a dust jacket.
Author: Peter H. Kahn,Patricia H. Hasbach
Publisher: MIT Press
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 Earths 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?
Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change
Author: Kathleen Dean Moore
Category: Social Science
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
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 Axels 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.
Author: Kathleen Dean Moore
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
When a well-educated young socialite in 1930s England is left orphaned and unable to support herself at age twenty-two, she moves in with her eccentric relatives on their farm.
Author: Stella Gibbons,Lynne Truss
When Steve Sillett was 19 years old, he free-climbed – with no safety equipment and no training – one of the tallest trees on earth, in the redwood forests of Prairie Creek, California. 30 storeys above the ground he glimpsed an undiscovered ecosystem, and his passion for that astonishing world would transform the rest of his life. Over the next twenty years, Sillett and a close group of friends charted this system, discovering mosses and lichen never seen before, and travelling among branches so densely interwoven they form incredible sky-high walkways. There are only twenty people on earth who have climbed the world’s tallest trees and who know their location. In writing The Wild Trees, Richard Preston not only managed to gain access to this group, but began to climb these hidden giants himself, putting his life in danger in order to understand the powerful connection between the massive trees and the world’s last great explorers.
A Story of Passion and Daring with the World's Last True Explorers
Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Penguin UK
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
With an introduction by novelist David Vann Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later. Internationally bestselling author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to discoverthe outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. In 2007, Into the Wild was adapted as a critically acclaimed film, directed by Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Easyread Comfort Edition
Author: Basil King
Presented together in one volume, these are two of the greatest and most popular animal stories ever written. Even to designate them as "animal stories" seems to undervalue them, because these tremendous works are so much more than mere children's tales, although they are admittedly still greatly loved by the young. Penned by Jack London at the beginning of the twentieth century, the first, The Call of the Wild, tells the story of Buck, a domestic dog who is kidnapped from his home in California and forced to pull sleds in the Arctic wastes. In the second, White Fang, a cross-breed that is three-quarters wolf and one quarter dog, endures considerable suffering in the Arctic before being tamed by a white American and taken to live in California. The two narratives are remarkable for the vividness of their descriptions and the success with which London imagines life from a nonhuman perspective.
Author: Jack London
Publisher: Collector's Library