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A Life On Gorge River

Author : Robert Long
ISBN : 1459630416
Genre : Large type books
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Robert Long and his family - wife Catherine, and children Christan (17) and Robin (14) - live in complete isolation, in a hut two days' walk south of Haast in South Westland. Robert has lived there for nearly 30 years; Catherine for 20 and the kids all their lives. Their only contact with the outside world is a helicopter or plane once a month, and two trips a year to the 'outside world'. This is the story of how and why Robert - known locally as 'Beansprout' - came to live at Gorge River, and the family's experiences there over the years, living self - sufficiently and forging close bonds with the natural environment. It is an inspiring tale of one man's decision to 'drop out' of capitalist society and successfully establish a lifestyle most New Zealanders can't even imagine, harking back to the days of the earliest pioneers.
Category: Large type books

A Wife On Gorge River

Author : Catherine Stewart
ISBN : 9781869799243
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 47.29 MB
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Life with New Zealand's remotest family in a follow-on from the bestselling A Life on Gorge River by Robert Long. In 2010, New Zealand met its remotest family, through the writing of Robert Long - aka Beansprout - and we were intrigued. Now Beansprout's wife, Catherine Stewart, tells her story, and answers many of our questions. Why did she decide to join him on the wild West Coast, two days' walk from the nearest road? Why and how did they raise their family there? Was it terrifying to be so far from medical help? How did she home-school the children? How have they all fared now the kids are young adults, forging their own way in the world? And what lessons are there for the rest of us from her experiences raising her family in such splendid isolation? In this entertaining bestseller, and with dry humour and fascinating insights, Catherine paints a vivid picture of her life at Gorge River and beyond.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wildflowers And Ferns Of Red River Gorge And The Greater Red River Basin

Author : Dan Dourson
ISBN : 9781949669015
Genre : Nature
File Size : 26.47 MB
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The Red River Gorge's intricate canyon system features an abundance of high sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges, making it one of the world's top rock-climbing destinations. The Gorge, known for its unspoiled scenic beauty and numerous hiking trails, is one of Kentucky's most popular natural destinations, attracting over 500,000 visitors a year. While books about hiking, climbing, and other recreational activities in the area are readily available, Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Gorge is the first book specifically devoted to the biodiversity of the Gorge and its watershed. Authors Dan and Judy Dourson introduce the geology and cultural history of the gorge but focus on the incredible diversity of both common and rare flora of this unique ecosystem. With over 1,000 color images and numerous illustrations covering over 1,500 species currently known to exist in the watershed, Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Gorge is designed to be accessible to the casual hiker and of use to the seasoned naturalist. Rare and endangered species are highlighted as well as a few other important, but often ignored, non-flowering plant groups, including green algae, fungi, slime molds, lichens, and mosses. In addition, a small section on flowering woody vines, shrubs, and trees is included, making the book the most comprehensive natural guide to one of Kentucky's most well-known natural recreational areas.
Category: Nature

A River Lost The Life And Death Of The Columbia Revised And Updated

Author : Blaine Harden
ISBN : 9780393344523
Genre : Nature
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"Superbly reported and written with clarity, insight, and great skill." —Washington Post Book World After two decades, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden returned to his small-town birthplace in the Pacific Northwest to follow the rise and fall of the West’s most thoroughly conquered river. To explore the Columbia River and befriend those who collaborated in its destruction, he traveled on a monstrous freight barge sailing west from Idaho to the Grand Coulee Dam, the site of the river’s harnessing for the sake of jobs, electricity, and irrigation. A River Lost is a searing personal narrative of rediscovery joined with a narrative of exploitation: of Native Americans, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a once-wild river. Updated throughout, this edition features a new foreword and afterword.
Category: Nature

A Life Of Mystery

Author : Daaood William Mayfield
ISBN : 9781462816040
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 70.88 MB
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A Life of Mystery is a diversified collection of 30 poems by Daaood William Mayfield. From poems about the many mysteries encountered in life, such as dreams, deja vu and destiny, to poems about the seasons, holidays, children, animals and much more. If you are a lover of poems, there is sure to be a topic that you can relate to, covered in this book. Quotes by the most famous and well-respected men and women throughout history are offered as support to many of the poems in this book. To view more poems from this book, go to www.Myspace.com. Type in, "A Life of Mystery",in the "search people" block at the top of the page. Daaood ́s Myspace page will come up, and there you will find more poems, listed as blogs in the top, right side of the page.
Category: Poetry

Agitprop The Life Of An American Working Class Radical

Author : Eugene V. Dennett
ISBN : 0791400786
Genre : Business & Economics
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Agitprop is the memoir of a Washington State maritime and steel worker who was a longtime activist in the American Federation of Labor, the Congress of Industrial Organizations, and the Communist Party. Born to a Massachusetts working class socialist family, Dennett is an idealist who sought to unify theoretical principle, policy, and practice in his daily life. His life story embodies broader themes that make this book an allegorical depiction of one man's journey through 20th century working-class America.
Category: Business & Economics

The Life Of Sir John Franklin R N

Author : Henry Duff Traill
ISBN : 9781108045124
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A personal memoir of Polar explorer Sir John Franklin, based on family documents and originally published in 1896.
Category: Biography & Autobiography