REFUGE AN UNNATURAL HISTORY OF FAMILY AND PLACE

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Refuge

Author : Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN : 9780307772732
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by. One event was nature at its most random, the other a by-product of rogue technology: Terry's mother, and Terry herself, had been exposed to the fallout of atomic bomb tests in the 1950s. As it interweaves these narratives of dying and accommodation, Refuge transforms tragedy into a document of renewal and spiritual grace, resulting in a work that has become a classic.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Red

Author : Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN : 0307559408
Genre : Nature
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In this potent collage of stories, essays, and testimony, Williams makes a stirring case for the preservation of America’s Redrock Wilderness in the canyon country of southern Utah. As passionate as she is persuasive, Williams, the beloved author of Refuge, is one of the country’s most eloquent and imaginative writers. The desert is her blood. Here she writes lyrically about the desert’s power and vulnerability, describing wonders that range from an ancient Puebloan sash of macaw feathers found in Canyonlands National Park to the desert tortoise–an animal that can “teach us the slow art of revolutionary patience” as it extends our notion of kinship with all life. She examines the civil war being waged in the West today over public and private uses of land–an issue that divides even her own family. With grace, humor, and compassionate intelligence, Williams reminds us that the preservation of wildness is not simply a political process but a spiritual one.
Category: Nature

An Unspoken Hunger

Author : Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN : 9781101912430
Genre : Nature
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The acclaimed author of Refuge here weaves together a resonant and often rhapsodic manifesto on behalf of the landscapes she loves, combining the power of her observations in the field with her personal experience—as a woman, a Mormon, and a Westerner. Through the grace of her stories we come to see how a lack of intimacy with the natural world has initiated a lack of intimacy with each other. Williams shadows lions on the Serengeti and spots night herons in the Bronx. She pays homage to the rogue spirits of Edward Abbey and Georgia O’Keeffe, contemplates the unfathomable wildness of bears, and directs us to a politics of place. The result is an utterly persuasive book—one that has the power to change the way we live upon the earth.
Category: Nature

The Open Space Of Democracy

Author : Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN : 9781608992089
Genre : Political Science
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Terry Tempest Williams presents a sharp-edged perspective on the ethics and politics of place, spiritual democracy, and the responsibilities of citizen engagement. By turns elegiac, inspiring, and passionate, The Open Space of Democracy offers a fresh perspective on the critical questions of our time.
Category: Political Science

Die Berge Kaliforniens

Author : John Muir
ISBN : 3882210508
Genre : Muir, John 1838-1914 / Travel / Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nevada)
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Category: Muir, John 1838-1914 / Travel / Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nevada)

Yoga Journal

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
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Literature Of Nature

Author : Patrick D. Murphy
ISBN : 1579580106
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Literary Criticism

Der Biograf Von Brooklyn

Author : Boris Fishman
ISBN : 9783641114237
Genre : Fiction
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Eine herrliche Schelmengeschichte: Ein junger Journalist erfindet die Vergangenheit seiner jüdischen Familie neu Den Journalisten Slava Gelman aus Manhattan und seine aus der Sowjetunion nach Brooklyn emigrierte, schrullige Familie trennen nur ein paar U-Bahn-Stationen – und doch Welten. Nun ist Slavas geliebte Großmutter Sofia gestorben, gleichzeitig trifft ein Brief der „Konferenz für jüdische Schadensersatzansprüche gegen Deutschland“ ein. Ob Sofia eine Vergangenheit zu erzählen hat, die eine Entschädigung rechtfertigt? Slavas Großvater wittert eine Gelegenheit. Auch wenn Sofias Schicksal nicht den strengen Anforderungen für eine solche Zahlung entspricht: Ist sein Enkel nicht Schriftsteller? Schriftsteller schreiben doch Geschichten. So wird Slava unfreiwillig und zögerlich zum Biografen seiner Familie. Wenig später kann er sich vor Aufträgen aus der Nachbarschaft kaum retten – bis die ganze Sache aufzufliegen droht ... Der Biograf von Brooklyn ist ein berührender und komischer Debütroman, der auf Fragen nach Gerechtigkeit, Familie und Gedenken überraschende und nachhallende Antworten findet.
Category: Fiction