55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska

55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska Author Helen Nienhueser
ISBN-10 0898867916
Year 2002
Pages 253
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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An indispensable resource for hiking, skiing, paddling, and climbing the backcountry of Southcentral AlaskaAll trips completely updated with seven new, comprehensive trips, and 18 new side trips70,000 copies of previous editions sold! The most current information on newly available maps and new trip summary tables for easy trip planningFrom woodland and tundra hikes to float trips and winter excursions, there are actually over 135 ways to discover the Southcentral Alaska in this book. Completely revised, it includes seven new trips, such as the Kesugi Ridge, a four-day high country trek in Denali State Park. Also included is information on the recently refurbished Valdez Historic Trail, and on Shoup Bay, a new trail in Prince William Sound that combines an easy beach walk with a glacier and iceberg studded final destination.Two convenient trip summary tables provide easy trip comparisons by location, length, level of difficulty, season to go, and suitability for children. The book also provides maps and helpful information on such things as finding public transportation to some of these amazing destinations.

Bushcraft

Bushcraft Author Mors Kochanski
ISBN-10 1772130079
Year 2016-02-25
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher
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Mors Kochanski, noted instructor and legendary survivalist, teaches everything you need to know to survive in the wilderness.

A Wilder Image Bright

A Wilder Image Bright Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060077347
Year 2004
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher
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"The Hudson River School is really the first coherent school of American art and it helped shape the mythos of the American landscape. The artists of the School, working from 1825 to 1875, infused the American landscape with the dreams and ambitions of a young nation poised for greatness. Beginning with the works of Thomas Cole, acknowledged founder and key figure in the establishment of the School, landscape art became the prevalent genre of nineteenth-century painting. Cole, whose dramatic and colorful landscapes are among the most impressive of the group, may be said to have been its leader during the its most active years. The work of over 20 artists is included here, with paintings by Henry Inman, Jasper Cropsey, Frederic E. Church, George Inness, Sanford Gifford, Martin Johnson Heade, Albert Bierstadt, William Stanley Haseltine, and Thomas Moran."

Backpacking with the Saints

Backpacking with the Saints Author Belden C. Lane
ISBN-10 9780199927814
Year 2014-11-12
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters--Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh--demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings--Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim--but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love. An enchanting narrative for Christians of all denominations, Backpacking with the Saints is an inspiring exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of backcountry wandering, and of how the wilderness itself becomes a way of knowing-an ecology of the soul.

God in the Wilderness

God in the Wilderness Author Jamie S. Korngold
ISBN-10 9780385520492
Year 2008-04
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Three Leaves
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A reform rabbi integrates the wisdom of the Bible with with spiritual insights and inspiration of the wilderness in an inspirational handbook that reveals how to find meaning, tranquility, and purpose in one's life and how to reconnect with one's Jewish faith. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Branson

Branson Author Jordan Simon
ISBN-10 067902817X
Year 1995-02-28
Pages 254
Language en
Publisher Fodor's
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Valuable reduced-rate coupons accompany a definitive guide to Branson, Missouri, and the neighboring Ozark Mountain region, accompanied by suggestions on hotels, restaurants, entertainment, theme parks, and other attractions. Original.

City Creatures

City Creatures Author Gavin Van Horn
ISBN-10 9780226289298
Year 2015-11-03
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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We usually think of cities as the domain of humans—but we are just one of thousands of species that call the urban landscape home. Chicago residents knowingly move among familiar creatures like squirrels, pigeons, and dogs, but might be surprised to learn about all the leafhoppers and water bears, black-crowned night herons and bison, beavers and massasauga rattlesnakes that are living alongside them. City Creatures introduces readers to an astonishing diversity of urban wildlife with a unique and accessible mix of essays, poetry, paintings, and photographs. The contributors bring a story-based approach to this urban safari, taking readers on birding expeditions to the Magic Hedge at Montrose Harbor on the North Side, canoe trips down the South Fork of the Chicago River (better known as Bubbly Creek), and insect-collecting forays or restoration work days in the suburban forest preserves. The book is organized into six sections, each highlighting one type of place in which people might encounter animals in the city and suburbs. For example, schoolyard chickens and warrior wasps populate “Backyard Diversity,” live giraffes loom at the zoo and taxidermy-in-progress pheasants fascinate museum-goers in “Animals on Display,” and a chorus of deep-freeze frogs awaits in “Water Worlds.” Although the book is rooted in Chicago’s landscape, nature lovers from cities around the globe will find a wealth of urban animal encounters that will open their senses to a new world that has been there all along. Its powerful combination of insightful narratives, numinous poetry, and full-color art throughout will help readers see the city—and the creatures who share it with us—in an entirely new light.

Secrets of Eskimo Skin Sewing

Secrets of Eskimo Skin Sewing Author Edna Wilder
ISBN-10 1889963127
Year 1998-10-01
Pages 131
Language en
Publisher
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Still the definitive guide, Secrets of Eskimo Skin Sewing is packed with clear, easy-to-understand instructions, drawings, and photographs to lead readers of any skill level through the process of turning natural or man-made furs and hides into handsome, useful garments. Author Edna Wilder, one of the world's best-known practitioners and modernizers of traditional Eskimo skin sewing techniques, takes would-be skin sewers through the step-by-step work involved in constructing traditional items of clothing such as mukluks, parkas, and mittens. She also includes sewing instructions for belts, baby booties, a trapper-style fur cap, and toys. Though natural fur and hides were the only ones known in traditional Eskimo lifeways, the book's guidance is completely adaptable to modern, synthetic leathers and artificial furs. Similarly, the guidance offered in these pages on traditional Native beadwork and basket making works just as well for plastic beads and basketry materials unknown to the Alaska wilderness.

Advanced Bushcraft

Advanced Bushcraft Author Dave Canterbury
ISBN-10 9781440587962
Year 2015-08-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher "F+W Media, Inc."
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"Meant to follow "Bushcraft 101" by providing more advanced techniques for making tools, traps, shelters, and more, in the wilderness"--

The Oyster War

The Oyster War Author Summer Brennan
ISBN-10 9781619026483
Year 2015-08-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Counterpoint
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It all began simply enough. In 1976 the Point Reyes Wilderness Act was passed with broad support, giving more than 33,000 acres of forest, grassland and shoreline the highest possible environmental protection in America. Those lands were to include a rare marine sanctuary, the Drakes Estuary, as "potential wilderness.” Located in that estuary was a small, struggling oyster farm. In existence for more than eighty years, it was accused of doing environmental harm. In 2005 the farm was given notice by the National Parks Service that its lease on the property, due to expire in 2012, would not be renewed. The intention was to allow this area to be restored and to be a viable part of the wilderness preserve. Kevin Lunny, a local rancher, bought the oyster farm in 2005 and renamed it The Drakes Bay Oyster Company. He refused to acknowledge the term of the lease, nor did he intend to abide by it, and thus began a protracted battle in the courts and in the court of public opinion over the future of the estuary. Environmentalists, local activists, national politicians, scientists, and the Department of the Interior all joined the battle, which began as a matter of local

The Last Wilderness

The Last Wilderness Author Murray Morgan
ISBN-10 0295953195
Year 1976-01-01
Pages 275
Language en
Publisher
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An account of the adventures and exploits of the pioneers who opened up Washington state's Olympic Peninsula to settlement, logging, industry, and tourism

Afoot and Afield San Diego County

Afoot and Afield  San Diego County Author Jerry Schad
ISBN-10 9780899975153
Year 2010-03-12
Pages 458
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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The Los Angeles Times has hailed Southern California' hiking guru Jerry Schad's Afoot & Afield San Diego County as "the bible of San Diego hiking." Encompassing the county from Sunset Cliff Park and the Bayside Trail at Point Loma to Fonts Point in the Borrego Badlands, this hiking guide is the "must-have" to explore San Diego's diverse outdoors. The book covers all the worthwhile hiking destinations throughout the county - including the coast, foothills, mountains, and desert - in trips ranging from the short family excursions to multi-day backpacks. This long-awaited fourth edition of San Diego County's most recognized and comprehensive hiking guide has been fully updated and expanded to cover 250 hikes. All new maps.