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The Last Empty Places

The Last Empty Places

  • Author: Peter Stark
  • Publisher: Kay E. Delp
  • ISBN: N.A
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Americans have shaped the idea of wilderness, and it has shaped us. The Last Empty Places is one man's love letter to the enduring American wild, where our country's character was forged and its destiny set in motion. Memories of growing up in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods inspired writer Peter Stark to seek out untouched tracts of the American wilderness. What he discovered in these "blank spots" on the U.S. map is that these places are actually teeming with the rich history of our nation. Stark journeys into the great wild to four of the emptiest expanses he can find--northern Maine, central Pennsylvania, the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico, and southeast Oregon--and in so doing weaves together a majestic and dramatic tale of frontiersmen and fighters, naturalists and philosophers, émigrés and natives. But he also goes beyond that, acknowledging to some of the great minds that first framed our relationship to the wilderness that...

Going Places

Going Places

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narratives

  • Author: Robert Burgin
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598849727
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 572
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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Culture Wars

Culture Wars

An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints and Voices

  • Author: Roger Chapman,James Ciment
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317473515
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 1200
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The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarisation that has characterised American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today.

Step Into Nature

Step Into Nature

Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life

  • Author: Patrice Vecchione
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1582705003
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 272
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"The natural world has inspired artists, seekers, and thinkers for millennia, but in recent times, as the pace of life has sped up, its demands have moved us in doors. Yet nature's capacity to lead us to important truths, to invigorate and restore our imagination and equilibrium, is infinite. Step Into Nature is a guide to make nature personal again, to stimulate awareness and increase our understanding of the environment while inspiring readers to develop and strengthen their imaginations. But being in nature doesn't mean flying off to remote, faraway places. Nature is as close as opening your front door--the sky above, the miniature gardens that insist their way up between the sidewalk cracks, the river just down the road. Patrice Vecchione shows readers how nature can support and enhance their own creative output, invigorate their curiosity, and restore their sense of connection to the earth. Plus, included in each chapter is "The Cabinet of Curiosities," exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways that readers can stimulate their imaginations, deepen their relationships with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity and the natural world"--

Sins of the Fathers

Sins of the Fathers

  • Author: Virginia Kreimeyer
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595278728
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 160
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Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Johnson is plunged into the web of hatred among the Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian warring factions when she is sent to Zagreb. Although a Peace Treaty has been signed, animosities manifest themselves in the downing of the Implementation Forces commander's aircraft, carrying Fortune 500 CEOs as well as the admiral. Leslie must juggle intense media interest and monitor the aircraft incident investigation process, while averting attempts on her own life. In the midst of these chaotic days, Leslie encounters a stabilizing factor in Colonel Roger Wilson and shares a few stolen moments with him. Survival and understanding the repercussions of the Balkan Wars and Croatia's rise to independence becomes the focus of the two Air Force officers in this volatile environment.

Empty Spaces, Empty Places

Empty Spaces, Empty Places

Three Lenten Dramas

  • Author: Constance Sorenson,Ron Lavin
  • Publisher: CSS Publishing
  • ISBN: 0788017888
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 34
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"Empty Spaces, Empty Places" revisits the manger, cross and tomb through interviews with the innkeeper's wife, the Centurion and Mary Magdalene. By remembering the stories of Jesus' birth, death and resurrection, believers see the lives He touched then and continues to touch today.

What it is We Do when We Read Science Fiction

What it is We Do when We Read Science Fiction

  • Author: Paul Kincaid
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science fiction
  • Page: 365
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Paul Kincaid is a critic and reviewer - a regular contributor to a variety of magazines and journals, such as the BSFA's Vector, Foundation and the New York Review of Science Fiction. He has also contributed to many SF reference works, and was for 11 years the administrator of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He is the recipient of the Thomas D. Clareson Award for services to science fiction. A collection of Kincaid's essays on SF that range from the mid-1980s to the present.

Finding Rachel

Finding Rachel

  • Author: dan Long
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595411738
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 202
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Today

Today

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Against the Barbarians, and Other Reflections on Familiar Themes

Against the Barbarians, and Other Reflections on Familiar Themes

  • Author: Melvin Eustace Bradford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 268
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This book may be hazardous to the ideologies of the 'politically correct' writes Walter Sullivan of M.E. Bradford's new book. Those who are not familiar with Bradford's work should welcome these essays on subjects as varied as the ongoing battle over the literary canon or popular stereotypes of the framers of the Constitution. A grave disease now infects the standard approaches to most of the subjects confronted here, writes Bradford. An attitude including scientism, positivism, meliorism, and irreligion - is now established among us as an orhtodoxy. Here Bradford challenges the new orthodoxy, attacking what he sees as oversimplification by its modernist proponents.