Karte der Wildnis

Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783957571014


Page: 303

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The Wild Places

Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847081592

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 3474

Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed and built ourselves out of wildness? In his vital, bewitching, inspiring classic, Robert Macfarlane sets out in search of the wildness that remains.

For the Wild Places

Profiles In Conservation

Author: Janet Trowbridge Bohlen

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610913997

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 2160

For the Wild Places profiles five of the unsung heroes of the new discipline of conservation biology -- the front-line soldiers of the conservation movement who have dedicated their lives to saving endangered species and habitats. In addition to describing the day-to-day activities of the scientists, author Janet Bohlen explores the wider issues that are ultimately responsible for the success or failure of conservation efforts. In the course of her travels, she came to appreciate the complex interaction of local and global needs, and the reality of the political and social context in which all such efforts take place. In describing the scientists, their lives, and their work, she effectively conveys the fundamental importance and ever-present challenge of a life devoted to protecting the environment.

The wild places

a photographic celebration of unspoiled America

Author: Milton Rugoff

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers


Category: Nature

Page: 258

View: 2621

Place of the Wild

A Wildlands Anthology

Author: David Clarke Burks

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559633425

Category: Nature

Page: 340

View: 7000

Where and what is the place of the wild? Is the goal of preserving biodiversity across the landscape of North America compatible with contemporary Western culture?Place of the Wild brings together original essays from an exceptional array of contemporary writers and activists to present in a single volume the most current thinking on the relationship between humans and wilderness. A common thread running through the volume is the conviction that everyone concerned with the natural world -- academics and activists, philosophers and poets -- must join forces to re-establish cultural narratives and shared visions that sustain life on this planet.The contributors apply the insights of conservation biology to the importance of wilderness in the 21st century, raising questions and stimulating thought. The volume begins with a series of personal narratives that present portraits of wildlands and humans. Following those narratives are more-analytical discourses that examine conceptions and perceptions of the wild, and of the place of humanity in it. The concluding section features clear and resonant activist voices that consider the importance of wildlands, and what can be done to reconcile the needs of wilderness with the needs of human culture.

Strangers in the Wild Place

Refugees, Americans, and a German Town, 1945-1952

Author: Adam R. Seipp

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253006775

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 8109

"This book examines the experiences of ethnic Germans fleeing the Russian advance into Eastern Europe, German civilians seeking refuge from bombed-out urban areas, non-Germans liberated from concentration camps or compulsory labor facilities, refugee bureaucrats from both Germany and the United Nations, American soldiers and erstwhile occupiers, and the community of Wildflecken itself"--Jacket.

Wild Places

Wilderness in Eastern New South Wales

Author: Peter Prineas,Henry Gold

Publisher: Katsehamos & the Great Idea

ISBN: 9780858811584

Category: Wilderness areas

Page: 287

View: 6638

The Back of Beyond

Travels to the Wild Places of the Earth

Author: David Yeadon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060922740

Category: Travel

Page: 449

View: 7070

An author of travel guides describes his experiences in thirteen "wild places"--little-known spots that are often inaccessible, frequently inhospitable, and rarely reached by tour groups

Dreaming of Lions

My Life in the Wild Places

Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603586857

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6918

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing other creatures and other cultures, from her own backyard to the African savannah. Her books have transported millions of readers into the hidden lives of animals—from dogs and cats to deer and lions. She’s chronicled the daily lives of African tribes, and even imagined the lives of prehistoric humans. She illuminates unknown worlds like no other. Now, she opens the doors to her own. Dreaming of Lions traces Thomas’s life from her earliest days, including when, as a young woman in the 1950s, she and her family packed up and left for the Kalahari Desert to study the Ju/Wa Bushmen. The world’s understanding of African tribal cultures has never been the same since. Nor has Thomas, as the experience taught her not only how to observe, but also how to navigate in male-dominated fields like anthropology and animal science and do what she cared about most: spending time with animals and people in wild places, and relishing the people and animals around her at home. Readers join Thomas as she returns to Africa, after college and marriage, with her two young children, ending up in the turmoil leading to Idi Amin’s bloody coup. She invites us into her family life, her writing, and her fascination with animals—from elephants in Namibia, to dogs in her kitchen, or cougars outside her New England farmhouse. She also recounts her personal struggles, writing about her own life with the same kind of fierce honesty that she applies to the world around her, and delivering a memoir that not only shares tremendous insights, but also provides tremendous inspiration. Dreaming of Lions, originally published in hardcover as A Million Years With You, is slightly updated and includes a powerful new afterword by the author.

Wild Adventures in Wild Places

Author: Gordon Stables

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 146551693X

Category: Children's literature

Page: 333

View: 2628

There is no doubt at all that when young Frank Willoughby brought out his book with him, and seated himself on the trunk of the old fallen tree, he meant to read it; but this intention had soon been abandoned, and, at the moment our tale commences, the book lay on the grass at his feet, and Frank was dreaming. He was not asleep, not a bit of it; his eyes were as wide open as yours or mine are at this moment; but there was a far-away look in them, and you could tell by the cloud that seemed to hang on his lowered brow that his thoughts were none of the pleasantest. He was not alone, at least not quite, for, not a yard away from his feet, there sat gazing up into his face—why, what do you think? A great toad! Do not start; men in solitude have taken up with stranger companions than this. And Frank was solitary, or at least he conceived himself to be so; and day after day he left his home on the borders of the great forest of Epping, and wandered down here into the depths of the wood, and seated himself idly on that log as we see him now. The toad had come to know him, and he to know the toad. He even brought crumbs for him, which the batrachian never failed to discuss, and seemed to enjoy. So the two took a kindly interest in each other’s welfare. On this particular forenoon the summer sun was very bright; it shimmered down through the trees like a shower of gold, it glittered on the grass-stems, it brightened the petals of the wild flowers, and burnished the backs of myriads of beetles, as they opened their cloaks and tried to fly in it. No wonder that on this glorious morning the birds sang in every tree, and that the happy hum of insect life was everywhere around. “Well, old gentleman,” said Frank at last, addressing the toad, “you are like myself, I think; you are not over happy.” “Pooh!” the toad seemed to reply. “I’m enjoying the sunshine and the free, fresh air, ain’t I? My house isn’t many yards round the corner. I’m a jolly old bachelor, that’s what I am, and there’s no life like it. No, I’m not unhappy, if you are. Pooh!” “Heigho!” sighed Frank.

All the Wild and Lonely Places

Journeys In A Desert Landscape

Author: Lawrence Hogue

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597263368

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 891

"All the wild and lonely places, the mountain springs are called now. They were not lonely or wild places in the past days. They were the homes of my people." --Chief Francisco Patencio, the Cahuilla of Palm Springs The Anza-Borrego Desert on California's southern border is a remote and harsh landscape, what author Lawrence Hogue calls "a land of dreams and nightmares, where the waking world meets the fantastic shapes and bent forms of imagination." In a country so sere and rugged, it's easy to imagine that no one has ever set foot there -- a wilderness waiting to be explored. Yet for thousands of years, the land was home to the Cahuilla and Kumeyaay Indians, who, far from being the "noble savages" of European imagination, served as active caretakers of the land that sustained them, changing it in countless ways and adapting it to their own needs as they adapted to it.In All the Wild and Lonely Places, Lawrence Hogue offers a thoughtful and evocative portrait of Anza-Borrego and of the people who have lived there, both original inhabitants and Spanish and American newcomers -- soldiers, Forty-Niners, cowboys, canal-builders, naturalists, recreationists, and restorationists. We follow along with the author on a series of excursions into the desert, each time learning more about the region's history and why it calls into question deeply held beliefs about "untouched" nature. And we join him in considering the implications of those revelations for how we think about the land that surrounds us, and how we use and care for that land."We could persist in seeing the desert as an emptiness, a place hostile to humans, a pristine wilderness," Hogue writes. "But it's better to see this as a place where ancient peoples tried to make their homes, and succeeded. We can learn from what they did here, and use that knowledge to reinvigorate our concept of wildness. Humans are part of nature; it's still nature, even when we change it."


In Celebration of Wild Places

Author: John Beatty

Publisher: Random House (NY)


Category: Science

Page: 110

View: 9866

Islands of fire, islands of spice

exploring the wild places of Indonesia

Author: Richard Bangs,Christian Kallen

Publisher: Random House


Category: Travel

Page: 226

View: 4301

From cities to rain forests, the vast cultural and environmental diversity of the world's fifth largest nation is captured in one volume

Return of the Wild

The Future Of Our National Lands

Author: Ted Kerasote

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597263191

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

View: 7362

As individuals and as a nation we believe that if we recycle and buy fuel-efficient cars we have done our part to protect the environment. Yet an important element is missing. If we don't conserve the still-undeveloped places of the earth, human life will be disconnected from its fellow animals and torn from its roots. Humans will still exist, but as Ted Kerasote explains in his insightful introduction, "we'll be like potted trees in the foyers of great skyscrapers -- alone and not part of a wider forest."Our efforts to recycle and conserve energy must be augmented with advocacy for the protection of wild spaces, and Return of the Wild is an important underpinning for that endeavor: a guide through the issues of the day, a history, a forum for debate, a source of information. Sponsored by the Pew Wilderness Center, the book brings together leading thinkers and writers to examine why nature in its most untrammeled state is vitally important to all of us; what currently threatens wild country; and what can be done not merely to conserve more of it, but also to return it to our lives and consciousness.Contributors including Vine Deloria, Jr., Chris Madson, Mike Matz, Richard Nelson, Thomas M. Power, Michael Soule, Jack Turner, and Florence Williams consider a wide range of topics relating to wildlands, and explore the varied economic, spiritual, and ecological justifications for preserving wilderness areas. The book also features a completely new four-color mapping of the remaining roadless areas on federal lands, as well as the National Wilderness Preservation System, now measuring 106 million acres, in which much of this roadless land could one day be included.This first annual edition is both an inspiring and thoughtful introduction to wilderness subjects for the general public and an invaluable reference for legislators, the media, and conservation organizations. It is an essential new contribution to wilderness preservation efforts.


The Wild Places

Author: Colin Prior

Publisher: Constable Limited

ISBN: 9781841193151

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 4575

This collection of panoramic images from award-winning photographer Colin Prior offers a unique visual record of Scotland's wild places. The stunning images take as their starting point the solstices of mid-summer and mid-winter, when the sun lies furthest from the celestial equator, and autumnal and vernal equinoxes, when the sun crosses the celestial equator. Each seasonal shift in the position of sunrise and sunset results in an otherworldly transformation of the landscape. Using a special panoramic camera, and often shooting at the magical hours of dusk and dawn, he captures those rare moments when composition, light, and color combine to extraordinary effect.

Ivory, Apes & Peacocks

Animals, adventure and discovery in the wild places of Africa

Author: Alan Root

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448161037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 5377

Alan Root is one of the great wildlife pioneers. His unmatched experience of East African wildlife and his appetite for risk have made him a world-class naturalist and film-maker. Ivory, Apes & Peacocks tells the story of his life’s work, from his arrival in Kenya as a young boy to the making of his game-changing films. From a hot-air balloon Alan was the first to track the wildebeest migration; then he flew it over Kilimanjaro. He filmed inside a termite mound and dived with hippos and crocodiles. In this extraordinary memoir we look at Africa’s wonders through the eyes of a visionary, live through hair-raising adventure and personal sorrow, and also bear witness to a natural world now largely lost from view.

Australia's Wild Places

Author: Roger McDonald

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 0642276714

Category: Australia

Page: 121

View: 2603

Drawing on the extensive collection of the National Library of Australia, this book highlights the fingerprints humans have left on the landscape through the lenses of Australia's greatest photographers. Roger Mcdonald has written an insighful introductory essay as well as extended captions describing his response.

The Atlas of Wild Places

In Search of the Earth's Last Wildernesses

Author: Roger Few

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816031689

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 9936

Shows and describes wilderness areas in the Polar regions, North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia