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Brown Dog of the Yaak: Essays on Art and Activism
Brown Dog of the Yaak
Essays on Art and Activism
Paperback      ISBN: 1571312242
Essays explore the author's relationship with his dog, Colter, and how it has helped him to understand intuition
The Superior North Shore: A Natural History of Lake Superior's Northern Lands and Waters
The Superior North Shore
A Natural History of Lake Superior's Northern Lands and Waters
Paperback      ISBN: 0816633894
The Necessity of Empty Places
The Necessity of Empty Places
Paperback      ISBN: 1571312234
A tenth anniversary edition of the environmental classic includes a new introduction by the author, along with the moving personal narrative that celebrates the beauty and value of places yet to be corrupted by human presence. Reprint. IP.
Pieces of the Frame
Pieces of the Frame
Paperback      ISBN: 0374514984
Pieces of the Frame is a gathering of memorable writings by one of the greatest journalists and storytellers of our time. They take the reader from the backwoods roads of Georgia, to the high altitude of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico; from the social decay of Atlantic City, to Scotland, where a pilgrimage for art’s sake leads to a surprising encounter with history on a hilltop with a view of a fifth of the entire country. McPhee’s writing is more than informative; these are stories, artful and full of character, that make compelling reading. They play with and against one another, so that Pieces of the Frame is distinguished as much by its unity as by its variety. Subjects familiar to McPhee’s readers—sports, Scotland, conservation—are treated here with intimacy and a sense of the writer at work. Pieces of the Frame is a gathering of memorable writings by one of the greatest journalists and storytellers of our time. They take the reader from the backwoods roads of Georgia, to the high altitude of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico; from the social decay of Atlantic City, to Scotland, where a pilgrimage for art’s sake leads to a surprising encounter with history on a hilltop with a view of a fifth of the entire country. McPhee’s writing is more than informative; these are stories, artful and full of character, that make compelling reading. They play with and against one another, so that Pieces of the Frame is distinguished as much by its unity as by its variety. Subjects familiar to McPhee’s readers—sports, Scotland, conservation—are treated here with intimacy and a sense of the writer at work.
Of Wolves and Men
Of Wolves and Men
Paperback      ISBN: 0684163225
Originally published in 1978, this special twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the National Book Award finalist includes an entirely new afterword in which the author considers the current state of knowledge about wolves and recent efforts to reintroduce wolves to their former habitats in American wilderness areas. Humankind's relationship with the wolf is based on a spectrum of responses running from fear to admiration and affection. Lopez's classic, careful study won praise from a wide range of reviewers and went on to improve the way books about wild animals are written. Of Wolves and Men reveals the uneasy interaction between wolves and civilization over the centuries, and the wolf's prominence in our thoughts about wild creatures. Drawing on an astonishing array of literature, history, science, and mythology as well as considerable personal experience with captive and free-ranging wolves, Lopez argues for the necessity of the wolf's preservation and envelops the reader in its sensory world, creating a compelling picture of the wolf both as real animal and as imagined by man. A scientist might perceive the wolf as defined by research data, while an Eskimo hunter sees a family provider much like himself. For many Native Americans the wolf is also a spiritual symbol, a respected animal that can make both the individual and the community stronger. With irresistible charm and elegance, Of Wolves and Men celebrates scientific fieldwork, dispels folklore that has enabled the Western mind to demonize wolves, explains myths, and honors indigenous traditions, allowing us to further understand how this incredible animal has come to live so strongly in the human heart.
Young Men & Fire
Young Men & Fire
Paperback      ISBN: 0226500624
A witness to the Montana Mann Gulch fire of 1949 explores the mysteries of the tragedy, with eyewitness accounts, new evidence, and research from fire scientists
Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire
Fire on the Mountain
The True Story of the South Canyon Fire
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0688144772
An amazing true account of the Colorado South Canyon Fire examines, through interviews and previously unavailable papers, the circumstances of the fire and the errors that cost fourteen firefighters their lives. 75,000 first printing. Tour.
Against the Tide: The Battle for America's Beaches
Against the Tide
The Battle for America's Beaches
Hardcover      ISBN: 0231084188
The author warns beach lovers and environmentalists that U.S. beaches are vanishing, and traces the history and reviews the science of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts with a particular focus on hurricanes and other disasters.
Paddle Whispers
Paddle Whispers
Paperback      ISBN: 0938586734
Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America
Tropical Nature
Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America
Paperback      ISBN: 0684187108
A look at the natural history of tropical rain forests in South America, covers insects, birds, animals, and plants