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The Promise of the Grand Canyon

By John F. Ross
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698409981
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : History
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“A convincing case for Powell’s legacy as a pioneering conservationist.”--The Wall Street Journal "A bold study of an eco-visionary at a watershed moment in US history."--Nature A timely, thrilling account of the explorer who dared to lead the first successful expedition down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon—and waged a bitterly-contested campaign for sustainability in the West. John Wesley Powell’s first descent of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869 counts among the most dramatic chapters in American exploration history. When the Canyon spit out the surviving members of the expedition—starving, battered, and nearly naked—they had accomplished what others thought impossible and finished the exploration of continental America that Lewis and Clark had begun almost 70 years before. With The Promise of the Grand Canyon, John F. Ross tells how that perilous expedition launched the one-armed Civil War hero on the path to becoming the nation’s foremost proponent of environmental sustainability and a powerful, if controversial, visionary for the development of the American West. So much of what he preached—most broadly about land and water stewardship—remains prophetically to the point today.

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  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 312
  • File Pdf: an-anthropologist-on-mars.pdf

Book Summary:

Here are seven detailed and fascinating portraits of neurological patients, including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette's syndrome unless he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and creative power in black and white; and an autistic professor who cannot decipher the simplest social exchange between humans, but has built a career out of her intuitive understanding of animal behavior. Sacks combines the well honed mind of an academician with the verve of a true storyteller, and manages to produce a book at once accessible and challenging. The capacity to observe the patient as a different form of human being, instead of as just an 'interesting case', is a true insight into what Medicine should be; furthermore, as the author insistently teaches, neurological diseases differ from other ailments in that they become a true portion of the persona, and ,in a sense, they belong to the patient, whereas most people consider disease to be something that 'happens' to them, an outside influence not to be confused with the true Self. It is a truly accessible and moving book, and teaches us all something about the diversity and depths of the human kind.

Untamed

By Mr. Jason Clark
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Isbn : 0768407648
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 905
  • File Pdf: untamed.pdf

Book Summary:

Take the Limits off Your Dreams and Unleash Your Faith You were made for more. Dont you sense it? There is a desire in every human heart to be part of something bigger and greater than themselves. We search in many different places, hoping we can fulfill this longing. We chase after careers, relationships, family, possessions, status, and addiction. Some pursuits are good, some are destructivenone of them can ultimately satisfy the cry of your heart. Get ready to start living Untamed and Trade your life of striving for Gods journey of abundance and adventure Experience freedom to pursue radical dreams Overcome your fears, take wild risks and experience the impossible Live out the promises God has placed within you You were created to dream and dream big. Discover how to take the limits off your dreams and start experiencing the abundant life that you were made for!

Ecological Restoration and the U.S. Nature and Environmental Writing Tradition

By Laura Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030861481
  • Pages : 348
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 700
  • File Pdf: ecological-restoration-and-the-u-s-nature-and-environmental-writing-tradition.pdf

Book Summary:

This book presents a critical history of the intersections between American environmental literature and ecological restoration policy and practice. Through a storying—restorying—restoring framework, this book explores how entanglements between writers and places have produced literary interventions in restoration politics. The book considers the ways literary landscapes are politicized by writers themselves, and by conservationists, activists, policymakers, and others, in defense of U.S. public lands and the idea of wilderness. The book profiles five environmental writers and examines how their writings on nature, wildness, wilderness, conservation, preservation, and restoration have variously inspired and been translated into ecological restoration programs and campaigns by environmental organizations. The featured authors are Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) at Walden Pond, John Muir (1838–1914) in Yosemite National Park, Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) at his family’s Wisconsin sand farm, Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890–1998) in the Everglades, and Edward Abbey (1927–1989) in Glen Canyon. This book combines environmental history, literature, biography, philosophy, and politics in a commentary on considering (and developing) environmental literature’s place in conversations on restoration ecology, ecological restoration, and rewilding.

Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Canyon National Park

By Ben Adkison
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493047620
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 106
  • File Pdf: best-easy-day-hikes-grand-canyon-national-park.pdf

Book Summary:

Taking hikers to some of the most scenic sections of the fabulous Grand Canyon National Park, this book includes short descriptions and maps of seventeen easy day hikes in the park. Hikes in this book are fairly short, usually (but not always) without big hills, and are on well-defined, easy-to-follow trails. Fully updated and revised, this guide is the ultimate companion for those seeking a fun, easy, and scenic hike.

The Natural Superiority of Mules

By John Hauer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1628738847
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Pets
  • Reads : 759
  • File Pdf: the-natural-superiority-of-mules.pdf

Book Summary:

Mules are hybrids—progenies of male donkeys (jacks) and female horses (mares). Creating a mule is difficult, and baby mules are a bit precocious, but the end result is one of the most fascinating, yet often unappreciated, creatures in the world. In the revised and expanded second edition of The Natural Superiority of Mules, ranch owner and operator John Hauer celebrates these remarkable hybrids through essays, articles, stories, and beautiful, full-color photographs and illustrations. The pieces in this collection draw attention to many of the mule's most impressive characteristics, including its agility, strength, grace, longevity, disposition, conformation, and loyalty. Contributors to this collection range from recognized professionals in the mule community to those members who have recently purchased their first mules. These experts and aficionados include:

Grand Canyon For Sale

By Stephen Nash
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520965248
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 529
  • File Pdf: grand-canyon-for-sale.pdf

Book Summary:

Grand Canyon For Sale is a carefully researched investigation of the precarious future of America’s public lands: our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and wildernesses. Taking the Grand Canyon as his key example, and using on-the-ground reporting as well as scientific research, Stephen Nash shows how accelerating climate change will dislocate wildlife populations and vegetation across hundreds of thousands of square miles of the national landscape. In addition, a growing political movement, well financed and occasionally violent, is fighting to break up these federal lands and return them to state, local, and private control. That scheme would foreclose the future for many wild species, which are part of our irreplaceable natural heritage, and also would devastate our national parks, forests, and other public lands. To safeguard wildlife and their habitats, it is essential to consolidate protected areas and prioritize natural systems over mining, grazing, drilling, and logging. Grand Canyon For Sale provides an excellent overview of the physical and biological challenges facing public lands. The book also exposes and shows how to combat the political activity that threatens these places in the U.S. today.

Praying the Promises

By Max Lucado,Andrea Lucado
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 1400315301
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 806
  • File Pdf: praying-the-promises.pdf

Book Summary:

Find security and hope in a broken world through the unshakable promises of God. Join New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado as he leads you through 30 life-changing promises from God in Praying the Promises. You’ll experience a more intimate and effective prayer life and a deeper faith in the God who keeps every promise. Max Lucado invites you to: discover a deeper understanding of the peace and security God offers His people learn from the stories of God’s faithfulness and identify tangible ways to implement faith into your own prayer life develop a deeper appreciation for the biblical people of faith, reflections, and prayers so you can see a clearer picture of how God is the rock you can build your life upon Praying the Promises is a great gift for birthdays, clergy appreciation, holiday gift giving, or to someone needing encouragement. Inside you’ll discover: 30 sections grouped by Scripture driven promises from God thoughtful teachings from Max which can be read collectively or as a 30-day devotional Scripture that reinforces each promise prayers to help you prayer God’s promises Whether you are a lifelong believer or if faith is a brand-new adventure, Praying the Promises offers you access to the God who has kept His promises since the beginning of time and will continue to do so for eternity.

Moving Images, Mobile Viewers

By Renate Brosch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Isbn : 3643111649
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 401
  • File Pdf: moving-images-mobile-viewers.pdf

Book Summary:

Vision and movement seem to have shifted center stage in modes of experience in the last century: as a result of their joint effect, slow contemplative gazes at static images seem to be increasingly displaced by distracted "vernacular" ways of seeing. Looking out of the window of a speeding car, receiving photographs of Earth from outer space, watching the flickering images of the TV screen, scrolling through a text, zooming in on a location in Google Earth, or sending images via mobile phones or webcams - all these are unique visual experiences that were impossible before various inventions in the 20th century originated completely new kinds of movement. The double meaning of "moving images" is meant to signal the specificality of motion to these imagi(ni)ngs and, at the same time, to express the emotional power of those visual images which are able to transcend the constant stream of images in contemporary perception. (Series: Kultur und Technik. Schriftenreihe des Internationalen Zentrums fur Kultur- und Technikforschung der Universitat Stuttgart - Vol. 20)