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The Adventure Gap

Author : James Edward Mills
ISBN : 9781594858697
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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• Chronicles the first all-African American summit attempt on Denali, the highest point in North America • Part adventure story, part history, and part argument for the importance of inspiring future generations to value nature The nation’s wild places—from national and state parks to national forests, preserves, and wilderness areas—belong to all Americans. But not all of us use these resources equally. Minority populations are much less likely to seek recreation, adventure, and solace in our wilderness spaces. It’s a difference that African American author James Mills addresses in his new book, The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors. Bridging the so-called “adventure gap” requires role models who can inspire the uninitiated to experience and enjoy wild places. Once new visitors are there, a love affair often follows. This is important because as our country grows increasingly multicultural, our natural legacy will need the devotion of people of all races and ethnicities to steward its care. In 2013, the first all-African American team of climbers, sponsored by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), challenged themselves on North America’s highest point, the dangerous and forbidding Denali, in Alaska. Mills uses Expedition Denali and its team members’ adventures as a jumping-off point to explore how minority populations view their place in wild environments and to share the stories of those who have already achieved significant accomplishments in outdoor adventures—from Mathew Henson, a Black explorer who stood with Peary at the North Pole, to Kai Lightner, a teenage sport climber currently winning national competitions. The goal of the expedition, and now the book, is to inspire minority communities to look outdoors for experiences that will enrich their lives, and to encourage them toward greater environmental stewardship.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Picknick Mit B Ren

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : OCLC:1034532804
Genre :
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Humorvoll schildert der Autor seine Erlebnisse bei der Vorbereitung und Durchwanderung des Appalachian Trail, einer der legendären Weitwanderwege von ca. 3.400 km Länge.

Travel Like A Local Map Of Gap Black And White Edition The Most Essential Gap France Travel Map For Every Adventure

Author : Maxwell Fox
ISBN : 109021880X
Genre : Travel
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Get Ready For The Adventure Of A Lifetime! This is a Black and White edition of Travel Like a Local map book. Are you planning your next vacation abroad and you're ready to explore? Do you want to be prepared for everything? Are you ready to experience every new place you visit just like a local? Well, with this amazing Gap (France) travel map you're all set and ready to go! In the Gap (France) map you can see all the available means of transport, bus stops and routes so you can always know how to get everywhere. And because we know that a vacation is not only about the roads and busses, the map gives you many options for eating, drinking and having a good time! We carefully marked all the restaurants, bars and pubs so you can always find one that is nearby. In the Gap (France) map you will also find the best places to go shopping, the most famous and must-see sights, churches and more. And if an emergency comes up, there are markings of police stations and hospitals everywhere for your convenience. The city is also organized in sections so you can better find your way around. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, get your Gap (France) map and let's get started! Just Click "Add To Cart Now"
Category: Travel

The American Adrenaline Narrative

Author : Kristin J. Jacobson
ISBN : 9780820357188
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"The attempt to understand the desires related to radical, risky acts like climbing to 29,028 feet as well as the everyday participation in and fascination with extreme lifestyles lays at the heart of this book and the extreme adventure narratives it studies. The American Adrenaline Narrative identifies and examines such stories' desiring natures and considers how perilous outdoor adventure tales, what the author terms "adrenaline narratives," simultaneously promote and hinder ecological sustainability. To explore these interdepended desires, the manuscript defines and compares adrenaline narratives by a range of American authors writing after the first Earth Day in 1970, selected as a crucial watershed for the contemporary American environmental movement and for cultures of the extreme. The forty-plus years since the first Earth Day mark the rise in the popularity and marketing of all things extreme-including sports, jobs, travel, beverages, gum, makeovers, laundry detergent, and even the environmental movement itself. This book and the term "adrenaline narrative" provide a classification for and analysis of the rapidly growing and wildly popular collection of narratives-primarily nonfiction, autobiographical, or biographical accounts-focused on extreme sports, lifestyle, and travel that emerge into the popular consciousness during a time of environmental activism that, like the adrenaline narratives themselves, range from conservative to radical acts. While literary or artistic merit, as a result, is not Jacobson's primary impetus for identifying and studying adrenaline narratives, attention to narrative form plays a key role in understanding their ecological messages and the ways the accounts deftly exploit form to craft suspenseful, page-turning exploits. The author's methods to map the American eco-imagination via adrenaline narratives are grounded in the traditional literary practice of close reading analysis and in ecofeminism. The book surveys a range of popular and lesser-known primary texts by American authors, including bestselling books-such as Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and Aron Ralston's Between a Rock and a Hard Place-and lesser-known and read texts-such as Patricia C. McCairen's Canyon Solitude, Eddy L. Harris's Mississippi Solo, and Stacy Allison's Beyond the Limits. Jacobson primarily focuses on book-length nonfiction narratives; however, adrenaline narratives may also be found in print and online articles and magazines, feature length and short films, television shows, amateur videos, social networking sites, fiction, advertising, and blogs. Jacobson contends that these stories-whatever their format-comprise a distinctive genre because-unlike traditional nature, travel, and sports writing-adrenaline narratives sustain heightened risk or the element of the "extreme" within a natural setting. Additionally, reading these narratives as a separate genre provides important insight into the American environmental imagination's connection to masculinity and adventure"--
Category: Literary Criticism

A Cosmopolitan Journey

Author : Helene Snee
ISBN : 9781317188629
Genre : Political Science
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Does travel broaden the mind? This book explores this question through an innovative sociological study of gap year travel. Taking a year out overseas between school and university is an increasingly legitimate practice for young people in the UK. But what do young people get out of gap years? A wide range of 'official' sources acknowledge gap years as a way of becoming a global citizen and more employable at the same time. Instead of automatically assuming that gap years are a 'good thing', this book critically considers how this contemporary rite of passage could contribute to the reproduction of structural disadvantage at both a national and international level in relation to young people's routes into education and employment, and representations of difference and distinction in cultural practices. The key argument running throughout the book is that well-established ways of thinking about and understanding the world are used to frame gap year experiences, including how other people and places are different; the influence of class in determining what has cultural value; and what sort of identity work is worthwhile. Gap years are located at a point where a number of fields overlap: education, employment and the consumption of leisure travel. A Cosmopolitan Journey? will therefore be of interest to students, academics and practitioners in these areas.
Category: Political Science

Gap Year Handbook

Author : Tim Beacon
ISBN : 0755202015
Genre :
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Fancy a year out between school and further studies? Thinking of letting the rat-race wait? This practical guide to planning and taking a year out offers advice on pre-trip preparation, where and when to go and ideas on what to do.

The Big Trip

Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 9781743609521
Genre : Travel
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This comprehensive companion, now in its third edition, provides essential pretrip planning advice, regional overviews with maps and itineraries, and practical resources for finding work abroad. Now in full colour packed with inspirational images.
Category: Travel

Gap Year Adventures

Author : Tamsin King
ISBN : 9781783729227
Genre : Travel
File Size : 56.75 MB
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Tips and Ideas for Making Your Gap Year Great Gap years are bursting with possibility, begging to be filled with new experiences and unforgettable moments. But how do you make the most of your time out? This handy guide is packed with exciting and creative ideas that will take you all over the world. Whether you’re in search of a thrilling outdoor activity or a spiritual awakening, here’s how to make it truly memorable.
Category: Travel

The Adventure Story

Author : John R. Neph
ISBN : UOM:39015071568938
Genre : Adventure Mine
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Category: Adventure Mine

The Adventure Guide To The Chesapeake Bay Including Maryland And Washington Dc

Author : Barbara Radcliffe Rogers
ISBN : 1556508891
Genre : History
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We travel to grow our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Travel Adventure Guides unique. The author is fascinated with these islands and her passion comes across in the text, which is lively, revealing and a pleasure to read. Detailed town and regional maps make planning day-trips or city tours easy. Adventures covered range from town sightseeing tours and nature watching to sea kayaking and mountain climbing excursions. Travelers looking for a more relaxed vacation may want to sign up for dance lessons and take part in the local Carnaval or join a local cycling club and tackle some of the most scenic areas - these cultural adventures will introduce you to the people and afford you a truly unique travel experience. This guide focuses on Curaçao primarily and is based on material found in our larger book, Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Pocket Adventures.
Category: History

Western Belize Guatemala

Author : Vivien Lougheed
ISBN : 9781588439871
Genre : Travel
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We travel to grow — Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise — sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people and joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes Adventure Guides unique. The only English-speaking country in Central America, Belize is home to 500 species of birds, innumerable Maya ruins, as well as the world's second largest barrier reef. Over 80% of the land remains covered with primeval forest and 30% has been set aside as national parks/preserves. Encouraging eco-travel, Vivien Lougheed profiles many of the unique archeological sites, wildlife preserves, marine sanctuaries and conservation areas. Explore firsthand Belize's myriad attractions. This guide provides detailed information on travel to Belize as a whole, but it then goes on to cover the fascinating attractions of Western Belize in depth, and, just across the border in Guatemala, Tikal National Park, which occupies 226 square miles of ruins and jungle. Tikal is the most mystical place on the planet — according to many, more special than the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids of Egypt, the temples of Thailand, the monasteries of Tibet or Machu Picchu in Peru. Tikal not only has impressive restored pyramid temples in the main plaza, but also some wild jungle that clutches onto parts of the city. Birds and animals hide in these jungles. And the site is huge — it takes hours to walk around the main plazas. If you want to really explore, it takes days. In Belize, we guide explore Belmopan, the caves at Roaring Creek, the amazing and enormous Belize Zoo, the Cahal Pech, Xunantunich and Pacbitun ruins, Caracol and much more. "Belize holds three of the four coral atolls in the Caribbean, hosts the world's only jaguar reserve, and has the highest waterfall in Central America. The author's updated book is a tour guide helping the adventure-oriented traveler take advantage of these rare visions as she tells how to make the most of Belize, from locating a local tour to visiting backroads and less traveled areas of the country. A must for any traveler who wants to experience the outdoors of the country." — Library Bookwatch "As portable as they are helpful, and heavily illustrated as well, the volumes in this series remain very reliable in making certain that adventure is a major ingredient of your trip." — Booklist "A perennial top seller, this book overflows with tips and recommendations for the first-time or veteran Belize traveler. An eco-traveler, Lougheed pays special attention to unique archeological sites, pristine wildlife preserves and marine sanctuaries." — Advance Magazine.
Category: Travel

The Adventures Of Malcolmist The Alchemist

Author : Malcolmist The Alchemist
ISBN : 9781469155029
Genre : Poetry
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This book I hereby introduce And hope youll put its words to use Adventures mine, and thoughtful reflection May give you readers an erection To speak metaphoric of whats to come As I increase your knowledge sum A different mystic I have been Than those who try to herd their men And alchemy is transmutation From reader boredom to elation
Category: Poetry

Adventures With A Backpack

Author : David Gilgun
ISBN : 1521208603
Genre :
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The Gap Year: A year away from home, away from responsibility and away from everyday life. A round the world flight ticket: A pass to safaris in Kenya, mountains in South Africa, the Australian Outback and the islands of New Zealand and Fiji. The backpack: One bag with everything I needed for a year away from home: socks, more socks and emergency socks.This book is the story of my Gap Year travelling the globe...

River Towns Of The Delaware Water Gap

Author : Don Dorflinger
ISBN : 9781439637197
Genre : History
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As early as 1829, Antoine Dutot saw potential for a profitable resort industry at the Delaware Water Gap and began construction of the first Kittatinny House overlooking the Delaware River. After the arrival of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad in 1856, other hostelries of various sizes and appointments followed and were soon filled each summer with happy vacationers from New York City and Philadelphia. Residents of surrounding villages on both sides of the Delaware River also shared the seasonal wealth of this natural playground, yet they still managed to make a living during the rest of the year. River Towns of the Delaware Water Gap salutes the grand hotels, their diminutive "little sisters," and the people who ran them or lived in the gap and its neighboring river towns.
Category: History

The Gap In The Curtain

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 9781842327678
Genre : Fiction
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The 'Gap in the Curtain' is a supernatural story full of suspense. Guests at a country house party are enabled by an eccentric scientist to see a glimpse of an issue of 'The Times', dated a year ahead of time.
Category: Fiction

Taking The Adventure

Author : Gracia Fay Ellwood
ISBN : 9781630877521
Genre : Social Science
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What is the relationship between faith, especially Christian faith, and a lifestyle that respects animals as our neighbors and kin? Why should faith entail a commitment to vegetarianism? Are animals meant to be heirs of the kingdom of God as well as human beings? Taking the Adventure offers answers to these questions in the context of important biblical themes: of Eden and Exodus, of the prophetic imperative, of Jesus as a prophet proclaiming liberty to the oppressed and the captives, of the feast of the kingdom, of the resurrection and life beyond death. It explores imagery from familiar novels such as A Christmas Carol and The Hobbit that deal with cravings, anxiety, and true abundance. It proposes that committing ourselves to live in God-given peace with all living beings, and sharing with others the good news of that peace, is an adventure worth the best we can give--an arduous and painful, yet joyous adventure climaxing in return to the heart of God.
Category: Social Science

The Adventure Of Education

Author : Adam Christian Scarfe
ISBN : 9789042025882
Genre : Education
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This book on process-relational philosophy of education suggests that the notion of Adventure is foundational for the advancement of knowledge. Learning, teaching, and research are best conceived as rhythmic and relational processes, involving curiosity, imagination, valuation, creativity, and self-realization. Thus construed, contemporary educational practices can be revitalized from pedagogies of information retention and the current overemphasis on analytic precision.
Category: Education

The Adventure Of The Missing Trident

Author : Olivia Belcher
ISBN : 9781477153208
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When fourteen year old Madison gets invited to stay in the coastal town of Seahorse Bay with her aunt and uncle, she can hardly hold in her excitement. She has always wanted to be near the ocean. She is introduced to siblings Dylan and Marin, who soon become her closest friends. One evening after spending all day having fun swimming at the beach, the two girls get the shock of their lives! They find out they are mermaids! Then the two girls find out that each of their families are mer-folk. Little do the adults know, that the very next day, while Dylan takes the two girls to try out their 'new tails', the teens would find themselves caught up in an exciting underwater adventure of danger, secret plots, hidden cave passages, midnight meetings and some unexpected surprises, while exploring the The Great Barrier Reef and its underwater city (Barrier City). Dylan gets kidnapped, they all get trapped, and there are two hench-fish called Spike and Claw after them! All because King Neptune lost his Trident!
Category: Juvenile Fiction