A Life Outside 3 Stories from Wild Places

He was just out wandering around in the Tuli Wilderness and stumbled across it. This was just one of three tusks he had found over the course of about a year. “What's the value of a tusk this size?” I asked. He thought for a long time, ...

Author: Matt Artz

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304139824


Page: 171

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Wild Visions

Wilderness As Image and Idea BEN A. MINTEER, Mark Klett, Stephen J. Pyne ... perspective on the American West took hold, it became harder to keep alive the ideal of wilderness as Eden, a place outside this complex and messy history.


Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300260725


Page: 248

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A stunning combination of landscape photography and thematic essays exploring how the concept of wilderness has evolved over time Our ideas of wilderness have evolved dramatically over the past one hundred and fifty years, from a view of wild country as an inviolable "place apart" to one that exists only within the matrix of human activity. This shift in understanding has provoked complicated questions about the importance of the wild in American environmentalism, as well as new aesthetic expectations as we reframe the wilderness as (to some degree) a human creation. Wild Visions is distinctive in its union of landscape photography and environmental thought, a merging of short, thematic essays with a striking visual narrative. Often, the wild is viewed in binary terms: either revered as sacred and ecologically pure or dismissed as spoiled by human activities. This book portrays wilderness instead as an evolving gamut of understandings, a collage of views and ideas that is still in process.

Wild Places

The Yucatán is a porous place, a geological Swiss cheese of soft limestone, frilled in leafy jungle. It was not always so: millions of ... Others – like atmospheric Cenote Samulá, outside Valladolid – remain 124 WILD PLACES Yucatán, Mexico.

Author: Sarah Baxter

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 0711260303

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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Get back to nature and explore sites unspoilt by humankind with the latest addition to the Inspired Traveller’s Guide series. We humans don't just love wild places. We need them; we need their scale, their breath, their drama and enigma. Wild places can be a balm and a solace; an escape or a returning; a best friend; an inner cleanse. And they can remind us of our unimportance in the world. Travel writer Sarah Baxter presents 25 untameable natural wonders that reveal the curious story of our wild planet and why we need to protect it. Despite all the advances of human civilisation, we’ve yet to come up with anything to rival the majesty of Lapland's snow-capped mountain summits, the haunting song of humpback whales in a Namibian paradise or the epic sculptural forms of Utah's vast Canyonlands. Escape to each of these unforgettable sites and more with Wild Places, an insightful and stunningly illustrated guide to all Mother Nature has to offer. Discover spectacular and little-known gems with visits to... Great Dismal Swamp, USA Canyonlands, USA Great Bear Rainforest, Canada Cenotes, Mexico Galápagos Islands, Ecuador Kaieteur Falls, Guyana South Georgia, Atlantic Ocean Ennerdale, England Strumble Head, Wales St Kilda, Scotland Camargue, France Sápmi, Lapland, Sweden Green Belt, Germany Wadden Sea, Netherlands Stromboli, Italy Las Medulas, Spain Coa Valley, Portugal Skeleton Coast, Namibia Erg Chigaga, Morocco Kinabatangan, Malaysia Mount Siguniang, China Raja Ampat, Indonesia Gangkar Puensum, Bhutan Wilpena Pound, Australia Wahipounamu, New Zealand This is the perfect title for anyone who is fascinated by the marvels of the natural world. For more wanderlust-filled adventures, discover and collect the complete Inspired Traveller's Guide series: Artistic Places, Spiritual Places, Literary Places, Hidden Places and Mystical Places.

NOLS Wilderness Ethics

Valuing and Managing Wild Places Jennifer Lamb, Glenn Goodrich, National Outdoor Leadership School (U.S.). ECOLOGY: KNOWLEDGE AND FORESIGHT Though it seems well fixed in our array of sciences, ecology is, in reality, a newcomer on the ...

Author: Jennifer Lamb

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811732541

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 242

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Survey of the legislation and agency structures that define wildlands management today. Thought-provoking and filled with valuable information, this is an essential tool for anyone who cares about the future of wilderness in the U.S. Book jacket.

Land Education

Rethinking Pedagogies of Place from Indigenous, Postcolonial, and Decolonizing Perspectives Kate McCoy, Eve Tuck, ... 'there is no place outside such cultural practices [film] from which nature [wilderness] can be objectively known.

Author: Kate McCoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317329600

Category: Education

Page: 156

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This important book on Land Education offers critical analysis of the paths forward for education on Indigenous land. This analysis discusses the necessity of centring historical and current contexts of colonization in education on and in relation to land. In addition, contributors explore the intersections of environmentalism and Indigenous rights, in part inspired by the realisation that the specifics of geography and community matter for how environmental education can be engaged. This edited volume suggests how place-based pedagogies can respond to issues of colonialism and Indigenous sovereignty. Through dynamic new empirical and conceptual studies, international contributors examine settler colonialism, Indigenous cosmologies, Indigenous land rights, and language as key aspects of Land Education. The book invites readers to rethink 'pedagogies of place' from various Indigenous, postcolonial, and decolonizing perspectives. This book was originally published as a special issue of Environmental Education Research.

Utah BLM Statewide Wilderness Environmental Impact Statement Final South East Region

Most firewood cutting now taking place on Cedar Mesa occurs adjacent to access routes that are outside the ISA Complex ... Visual Resources Livestock and Wild Horses / Burros The Grand Gulch ISA Complex contains portions of four grazing ...

Author: United States. Bureau of Land Management. Utah State Office



Category: Conservation of natural resources


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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

I have no objection to designation of the Canyon area proper as Wilderness for single use management but the area outside of the Canyon should be retained for the many uses for which it is suited . Most resource managers welcome the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Parks and Recreation



Category: Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (Or. and Idaho)


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River of No Return Wilderness Proposals

... the continuing sanctity of this special , unspoiled , and untamed portion of our State . At 2.3 million acres , the River of No Return Wilderness Area would be the largest wilderness area in the United States , outside of Alaska .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation, and Renewable Resources



Category: Forest reserves


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