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Where The Wild Books Are

Author : Jim Dwyer
ISBN : 0874178118
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Each chapter consists of a list of works in the genre with some connection to ecological issues and a plot summary no longer than a sentence.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Wild Book

Author : Margarita Engle
ISBN : 9780547581316
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In early twentieth-century Cuba, bandits terrorize the countryside as a young farm girl struggles with dyslexia. Based on the life of the author's grandmother.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Wild Book

Author : David Scarfe
ISBN : 9781409172734
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In a world in which we're never far from our phones or tablets, computers or consoles, we can often be blind to the joy that can be found in the great outdoors. We're building worlds in Minecraft when we could be building a raft; we're watching the latest Netflix show when we could be gazing at the stars; we're idly scrolling on social media when we could be strolling through woodlands; we're internet shopping when we could be panning for gold. Our phones may be smarter, but our experiences have shrunk down to the size of the screens in front of our eyes. The Wild Book is here to re-acquaint us with the wonders that await in the outside world. Beautifully produced, full of fun, easy-to-do games and activities - including how to make sloe gin, climb trees, build a fire, identify different cloud formations and make a shelter - this is the ultimate book to unleash your inner child.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Into The Wild

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 0307476863
Genre : Travel
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Travel

The Wild Book

Author : Juan Villoro
ISBN : 9781632061485
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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“We walked toward the part of the library where the air smelled as if it had been interred for years….. Finally, we got to the hallway where the wooden floor was the creakiest, and we sensed a strange whiff of excitement and fear. It smelled like a creature from a bygone time. It smelled like a dragon.” Thirteen-year-old Juan’s favorite things in the world are koalas, eating roast chicken, and the summer-time. This summer, though, is off to a terrible start. First, Juan’s parents separate and his dad goes to Paris. Then, as if that wasn’t horrible enough, Juan is sent away to his strange Uncle Tito’s house for the entire break! Uncle Tito is really odd: he has zigzag eyebrows; drinks ten cups of smoky tea a day; and lives inside a huge, mysterious library. One day, while Juan is exploring the library, he notices something inexplicable and rushes to tell Uncle Tito. “The books moved!” His uncle drinks all his tea in one gulp and, sputtering, lets his nephew in on a secret: Juan is a Princeps Reader––which means books respond magically to him––and he’s the only person capable of finding the elusive, never-before-read Wild Book. Juan teams up with his new friend Catalina and his little sister, and together they delve through books that scuttle from one shelf to the next, topple over unexpectedly, or even disappear altogether to find The Wild Book and discover its secret. But will they find it before the wicked, story-stealing Pirate Book does?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Practice Of The Wild

Author : Gary Snyder
ISBN : 9781582436388
Genre : Nature
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The nine captivatingly meditative essays in The Practice of the Wild display the deep understanding and wide erudition of Gary Snyder in the ways of Buddhist belief, wildness, wildlife, and the world. These essays, first published in 1990, stand as the mature centerpiece of Snyder s work and thought, and this profound collection is widely accepted as one of the central texts on wilderness and the interaction of nature and culture."
Category: Nature

The Call Of The Wild

Author : Jack London
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004727280
Genre : Animal welfare
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"Story of life in the Klondyke. The hero, a St. Bernard dog, finally obeys the call of the wild and leads a pack of wolves, because his last best friend was killed by the Indians." Minneapolis.
Category: Animal welfare

Taming The Wild

Author : Janaki Ram
ISBN : 9781411622869
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An anthology of short stories based on real life episodes.A politician, factional war-lord,a big bully,an arrogant spouse, a receiver of stolen propery and other lawless elements were subdued by an upright poloice oficer; at times stepping out of legal frame work to protect the weak and meek in the interest of truth and justice.
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The Call Of The Wild Book Center

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 9782377930135
Genre : Fiction
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Jack London's novels and ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings in the turbulent first years of the twentieth century, years infused with the wonder and excitement of great technological and historic change. The author's restless spirit, taste for a life of excitement, and probing mind led him on a series of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. Out of these sometimes harrowing experiences — and his fascination with the theories of such thinkers as Darwin, Spencer, and Marx — came the inspiration for novels of adventure that would make him one of America's most popular writers. The Call of the Wild, considered by many London's greatest novel, is a gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature. Adventure and dog-story enthusiasts as well as students and devotees of American literature will find this classic work a thrilling, memorable reading experience.
Category: Fiction

Parrots Of The Wild

Author : Catherine A. Toft
ISBN : 9780520962644
Genre : Science
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"Parrots of the Wild is an exhaustive compendium of information about parrots, from their evolutionary history to their behavior to present-day conservation issues. A must-have for anyone interested in these amazing creatures." —Irene M. Pepperberg, Professor at Harvard University and author of Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence—and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process "If you like parrots then you'll love this book. From their evolutionary past to their modern-day love lives, Parrots of the Wild presents a suitably captivating read. I thought I knew a lot about parrots--until I delved into these pages." —Tony Juniper, author of What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? and Spix’s Macaw: The Race to Save the World’s Rarest Bird Parrots of the Wild explores recent scientific discoveries and what they reveal about the lives of wild parrots, which are among the most intelligent and rarest of birds. Catherine A. Toft and Tim Wright discuss the evolutionary history of parrots and how this history affects perceptual and cognitive abilities, diet and foraging patterns, and mating and social behavior. The authors also discuss conservation status and the various ways different populations are adapting to a world that is rapidly changing. The book focuses on general patterns across the 350-odd species of parrots, as well as what can be learned from interesting exceptions to these generalities. A synthetic account of the diversity and ecology of wild parrots, this book distills knowledge from the authors’ own research and from their review of more than 2,400 published scientific studies. The book is enhanced by an array of illustrations, including nearly ninety color photos of wild parrots represented in their natural habitats. Parrots of the Wild melds scientific exploration with features directed at the parrot enthusiast to inform and delight a broad audience.
Category: Science