Author: Mark Brocker
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2016-09-13
As a young Norwegian Lutheran teenager in rural Wisconsin, Brocker lay awake one night worrying whether he believed in Jesus enough to get to heaven. This getting-to-heaven anxiety reflected an excessive focus on individual salvation and a loss of concern for the well-being of the Earth community. A faith journey that leaves Earth behind is misguided. Ever since those early teen years Brocker has been on a journey to come home to Earth. Coming Home to Earth makes the case that there is no salvation apart from Earth and that Earth care is at the core of our identity and mission as followers of Jesus. The ecological consequences of a loss of concern for the well-being of Earth have been devastating. Brocker is especially concerned to determine what will motivate followers of Jesus to make radical changes in our way of life so that we can participate in the healing of wounded Earth and all of its inhabitants, both human and nonhuman. We are far more likely to make needed sacrifices for our fellow creatures if we share God's delight in and affection for them, and cherish Earth as our home.
Joan Didion erzählt von den Leitfiguren des American Dream wie Howard Hughes, Joan Baez oder John Wayne, vom Glanz Hollywoods und der Einsamkeit von Alcatraz, von der Aufbruchsstimmung der sechziger Jahre und der Ernüchterung, die ihr folgte.Dabei gelingt esihr, die amerikanische Wirklichkeit in unvergessliche Bilder zu fassen.
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Release Date: 2018-10
Steep Trails is a mix of Muir's essays and adventure narratives. As Terry Gifford observes in the foreword, 'Most of Steep Trails' chapters are dispatches from Muir as travelling correspondent with a mixture of insights into local cultures, criticism of pollution and enthusiasm for everything wild.'
Es sollte eine normale Bergtour werden, doch plötzlich fand sich Aron Ralston in der Falle: eingeklemmt zwischen einem 500 Kilo schweren Felsbrocken und einer Canyonwand. Ohne Hoffnung auf Rettung, weil niemand wusste, wo er war ... Nach fünf Tagen und Nächten voller Angst und Verzweiflung griff der 28-Jährige zu einer drastischen Maßnahme: Mit einem Taschenmesser amputierte er seinen eigenen Arm und rettete so sein Leben. Woher er die Kraft zum Durchhalten und den Mut für die unvorstellbare Befreiungstat genommen hat, davon erzählt Ralston in seinem packenden Bericht.
John Muir is best known for his work in preserving the great natural areas of America. What is not commonly known is that he was also a great contemplative thinker - a sort of "wilderness mystic" - one who experienced union with the Divine through contact with the great natural areas of the Western United States. Muir's preservation efforts were motivated in large part by his experience of the spiritual dimension of Nature. It was Muir's earthy mysticism that motivated him to work so diligently for the preservation of wild places, which he viewed as "God's First Temples." This book is a sort of "bible" of Muir quotations related to a vibrant and ecstatic spirituality of Nature. It includes a new selection of never-before published selections from original journals contained in the John Muir Papers, as well as passages from his published works. Anyone interested in experiencing a deeper communion with Nature will find this book invaluable.
The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a world-famous trek and North America's best known walking trail. It runs for 216 miles through California's high Sierra Nevada mountains, from Yosemite Valley (El Capitan and Half-Dome) to the summit of Mount Whitney (14,496ft), the highest peak in the US outside Alaska. All you need to know to plan and prepare for your trip is contained within this guide, from obtaining trekking permits to buying trek food and forwarding food caches along the trail. Abundant advice is given on such topics as dealing with inquisitive bears, coping with altitude, negotiating river crossings, as well as tips on booking transport to and from the trailheads and on what equipment to take. In addition there is a detailed description of the flora and fauna of this remarkable region. The walking trail, which is named after the great 19th-century Scottish naturalist, conservationist and writer John Muir, is entirely through the unspoilt wilderness of the American West and passes through three national parks: Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.
Author: Daniel Arnold
Release Date: 2009-09-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation
It's 1873. Gore-Tex shells and aluminum climbing gear are a century away, but the high mountains still demand your attention. Imagine the stone in your hands and thousands of feet of open air below you, with only a wool jacket to weather a storm and no rope to catch a fall. Daniel Arnold did more than imagine he spent three years retracing the steps of his climbing forefathers, and in Early Days in the Range of Light, he tells their riveting stories. From 1864 to 1931, the Sierra Nevada witnessed some of the most audacious climbing of all time. In the spirit of his predecessors, Arnold carried only rudimentary equipment no ropes, no harness, no specialized climbing shoes. Sometimes he left his backpack and sleeping bag behind as well, and, like John Muir, traveled for days with only a few pounds of food rolled into a sack slung over his shoulder. In an artful blend of history, biography, nature, and adventure writing, Arnold brings to life the journeys and the terrain traveled. In the process he uncovers the motivations that drove an extraordinary group of individuals to risk so much for airy summits and close contact with bare stone and snow.
Author: Terry Gifford
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 2010-01-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Advancing for the first time the concept of "post-pastoral practice," Reconnecting with John Muir springs from Terry Gifford's understanding of the great naturalist as an exemplar of integrated, environmentally conscious knowing and writing. Just as the discourses of science and the arts were closer in Muir's day--in part, arguably, because of Muir--it is time we learned from ecology to recognize how integrated our own lives are as readers, students, scholars, teachers, and writers. When we defy the institutional separations, purposely straying from narrow career tracks, the activities of reading, scholarship, teaching, and writing can inform each other in a holistic "post-pastoral" professional practice. Healing the separations of culture and nature represents the next way forward from the current crossroads in the now established field of ecocriticism. The mountain environment provides a common ground for the diverse modes of engagement and mediation Gifford discusses. By attempting to understand the meaning of Muir's assertion that "going to the mountains is going home," Gifford points us toward a practice of integrated reading, scholarship, teaching, and writing that is adequate to our environmental crisis.
There is a great and honourable tradition of finding God in landscapes. Many who have given up on church appreciate the spiritual benefits they gain from climbing a mountain or walking in nature. But how and why do we encounter God in land, forest, river, mountain, desert, garden, sea and sky? That is what Graham Usher explores in this captivating volume which takes us from the giant Redwoods of the Californian Sierra Nevada to the jagged New York skyline; from the wilds of the ancient Scottish Highlands to the rolling pastures of English Shropshire. Drawing on material from biblical and church history traditions - as well as scientific research and contemporary art - he seeks to ascertain how such encounters support our Christian pilgrimage and challenge our assumptions.
Author: Christopher Ross
Publisher: Ueberreuter Verlag
Release Date: 2016-06-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Teil 1 und 2 der erfolgreichen Alaska Wilderness Reihe! Die Wölfe vom Rock Creek Wölfe in Gefahr! Julie ist entsetzt: Unbekannte erschießen Wölfe aus dem Denali National Park, sobald diese das geschützte Gelände verlassen. Manche der grausamen Wolfskiller dringen sogar in den Park ein und töten die Tiere dort. Zusammen mit ihren Kollegen und dem attraktiven Biologen Dr. John Blake versucht Julie, das Rudel zu schützen und die erbarmungslosen Jäger auf frischer Tat zu ertappen. Doch die sind mit allen Wassern gewaschen und das Parkgelände ist riesig. Können Julie und die Ranger die Wolfskiller rechtzeitig zur Strecke bringen? Verschollen am Mc McKinley Julie ist ihrem großen Traum, Rangerin zu werden, ganz nah: Sie beginnt ein Praktikum im Denali National Park in Alaska. Sogar ihre geliebten Huskys darf sie mitbringen und mit dem Hundeschlitten auf Patrouille fahren. Als Julie mit ihrer Kollegin eine Wandergruppe zum Mount McKinley führen soll, will sie beweisen, dass sie zur Rangerin taugt und sich nicht einmal vom attraktiven Josh ablenken lässt. Kann Julie ihre Aufgabe meistern, obwohl einer ihrer Schützlinge sich selbst in größte Gefahr bringt?
Author: Sally M. Miller
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release Date: 1999
"John Muir in Historical Perspective revises and expands popular understanding of Muir's significance. It unearths new material on Muir's famous first summer in Yosemite and his influence on other environmentalists in California and beyond. It offers new insights into his relationship with his family and friends, as well as analyzes Muir's importance in terms of literary and religious themes."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved