Going Places

Author: Robert Burgin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598849721
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591584876
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.

Pop Culture Places An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture 3 volumes

Author: Gladys L. Knight
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313398834
Release Date: 2014-08-11
Genre: Social Science

This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States—places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. • Enables readers to perceive how their lives have been influenced by everyday places in the past, from centuries ago to the modern era • Provides unique and enlightening insights through a comprehensive overview of the history, contemporary perspectives, and pop culture influences of places across America • Spotlights historic locations central to films, television, music, and daily life to teach students about American history and culture through topics that interest them

Backpacking with the Saints

Author: Belden C. Lane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199927821
Release Date: 2014-11-03
Genre: Religion

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.

Picknick mit B ren

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641079239
Release Date: 2011-12-23
Genre: Fiction

Bill Bryson will es seinen gehfaulen Landsleuten zeigen: Gemeinsam mit seinem Freund Katz, der aufgrund gewaltiger Leibesfülle und einer festverwurzelten Leidenschaft für Schokoriegel nicht gerade die besten Voraussetzungen dafür mitbringt, will er den längsten Fußweg der Welt, den "Appalachian Trail", bezwingen. Eine abenteuerliche Reise quer durch zwölf Bundesstaaten der USA beginnt... Ein Reisebericht der etwas anderen Art - humorvoll, selbstironisch und mit einem scharfen Blick für die Marotten von Menschen und Bären!

Teaching in the Field

Author: Hal Crimmel
Publisher:
ISBN: 087480762X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

Taking students out of the classroom and into a variety of settings is now recognized as a valuable means of teaching ecological concepts and environmental values. This volume specifically surveys field studies conducted through colleges and universities. The essays, arranged into three sections, offer rationales, pedagogical strategies, and foundational advice and information that broaden and strengthen the collective knowledge of this increasingly popular means of instruction. The essays present theoretical information within candid narrtives that report on various aspects of field experiences, whether hour-long excursions or month-long trips.

Changing Wilderness Values 1930 1990

Author:
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: MINN:31951D00514292R
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Reference

Documenting the evolution and diversity of wilderness values from the 1930s to the present, this fully annotated work provides a review of the literature as a whole and information on writers, content, themes, and important passages for each entry.

Das Licht des Nordens

Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492960380
Release Date: 2012-08-20
Genre: Fiction

Der 12. Juli 1906 ist ein schöner, sonniger Tag. Bis man die ertrunkene Grace Brown auf die Veranda des vornehmen Glenmore Hotel legt. Für die junge Mattie, die die Briefe der Toten an ihren Geliebten aufbewahrt, ändert sich mit diesem tragischen Ereignis das ganze Leben... Jennifer Donnelly, die sich von einem wahren Mordfall zu diesem Roman inspirieren ließ, erzählt die ergreifende Geschichte eines jungen Mädchens, das der ländlichen Enge ihrer Heimat zu entfliehen versucht– fesselnder Entwicklungsroman, Kriminalgeschichte und tragischer Liebesroman zugleich.

Woodswoman IIII

Author:
Publisher: West of Wind Publications
ISBN: 0963284630
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Anne LaBastille and her German shepherds experience more daring, death defying encounters in the wilderness, and with humans, than ever before. WOODSWOMAN IIII covers five years, rather than ten, since life has speeded up both at her log cabin and old farm. Anne juggles hard to achieve balance between making a living as a freelance writer and publisher, and as a cabin-dweller and contemplative. Her humorous descriptions of the miserly book factory show the complex demands on her time. These are contrapuntal to her exquisite images of Adirondack nature and wildlife and the harmony she finds therein. Despite fewer days at the cabin, each visitation holds greater intensity, more loveliness, interdependence and familiarity with her pets and wildlife. Her message to women everywhere is: Be Courageous, Be Independent, and Be Compassionate. Her message to readers is captured in this visionary chronicling of sociological events and ecological changes over 35 years in the Adirondack Park. WOODSWOMAN, WOODSWOMAN II, WOODSWOMAN III, also available from West of the Wind Publications, Inc., Westport, NY.

Cosm

Author: Gregory Benford
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641126582
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Fiction

Ein Universum in der Nussschale Im Supercollider des Brookhaven National Laboratory, dem mächtigsten Zyklotron der Welt, schießt man schwere Atomkerne aufeinander, um so die Bedingungen bei der Entstehung unseres Universums zu beobachten. Nach einem katastrophalen Zwischenfall wird ein kugelförmiges, opakes Gebilde gefunden, das sich als unzerstörbar erweist. Mit Faszination und zunehmendem Entsetzen stellen die Wissenschaftler fest, dass es sich um einen Miniaturkosmos handelt, der dem Universum aufs Haar gleicht, in dem die Zeit allerdings sehr viel schneller verrinnt. Was wird passieren, wenn die Zeit abgelaufen ist?

Der Fluss

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 9783646920161
Release Date: 2010-05-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Vor zwei Jahren hat der 15-jährige Brian nach einem Flugzeugabsturz allein in der Wildnis überlebt. Kaum hat der Medienrummel um ihn nachgelassen, tritt die Regierung an ihn heran: Brian soll seine Robinsonade wiederholen, damit er seine Fähigkeiten weitergeben und für Überlebenstrainings nutzbar machen kann. Nach anfänglichem Zögern stimmt er zu, sich mit dem Psychologen Derek erneut in der Wildnis aussetzen zu lassen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft geraten sie in ein Unwetter, in dem ihr Funkgerät zerstört und Derek schwer verletzt wird. Wieder ist Brian ganz auf sich allein gestellt ...