The New Wilderness

WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF FICTION OF 2020 NPR BEST BOOK OF 2020 BUZZFEED BEST BOOK OF 2020 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE "THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES" —Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize Judge "A virtuosic debut, brutal and ...

Author: Diane Cook

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062333151

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 "THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES" --Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize Judge "The New Wilderness is a virtuosic debut, brutal and beautiful in equal measure." —Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of Station Eleven Margaret Atwood meets Miranda July in this wildly imaginative debut novel of a mother's battle to save her daughter in a world ravaged by climate change; A prescient and suspenseful book from the author of the acclaimed story collection, MAN V. NATURE. Bea’s five-year-old daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away, consumed by the smog and pollution of the overdeveloped metropolis that most of the population now calls home. If they stay in the city, Agnes will die. There is only one alternative: the Wilderness State, the last swath of untouched, protected land, where people have always been forbidden. Until now. Bea, Agnes, and eighteen others volunteer to live in the Wilderness State, guinea pigs in an experiment to see if humans can exist in nature without destroying it. Living as nomadic hunter-gatherers, they slowly and painfully learn to survive in an unpredictable, dangerous land, bickering and battling for power and control as they betray and save one another. But as Agnes embraces the wild freedom of this new existence, Bea realizes that saving her daughter’s life means losing her in a different way. The farther they get from civilization, the more their bond is tested in astonishing and heartbreaking ways. At once a blazing lament of our contempt for nature and a deeply humane portrayal of motherhood and what it means to be human, The New Wilderness is an extraordinary novel from a one-of-a-kind literary force.

Man V Nature

“Astonishing. . . . The stories are surreal, with the sharpest edge and in one way or another, each story reveals something raw and powerful about being human in a world where so little is in our control.” — Roxane Gay A refreshingly ...

Author: Diane Cook

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062333127

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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“Astonishing. . . . The stories are surreal, with the sharpest edge and in one way or another, each story reveals something raw and powerful about being human in a world where so little is in our control.” — Roxane Gay A refreshingly imaginative, daring debut collection of stories which illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, as seen through the lens of the natural world. Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man, and the dark humor and heartbreak of our struggle to not only thrive, but survive. In “Girl on Girl,” a high school freshman goes to disturbing lengths to help an old friend. An insatiable temptress pursues the one man she can’t have in “Meteorologist Dave Santana.” And in the title story, a long fraught friendship comes undone when three buddies get impossibly lost on a lake it is impossible to get lost on. In Diane Cook’s perilous worlds, the quotidian surface conceals an unexpected surreality that illuminates different facets of our curious, troubling, and bewildering behavior. Other stories explore situations pulled directly from the wild, imposing on human lives the danger, tension, and precariousness of the natural world: a pack of not-needed boys take refuge in a murky forest and compete against each other for their next meal; an alpha male is pursued through city streets by murderous rivals and desirous women; helpless newborns are snatched by a man who stalks them from their suburban yards. Through these characters Cook asks: What is at the root of our most heartless, selfish impulses? Why are people drawn together in such messy, complicated, needful ways? When the unexpected intrudes upon the routine, what do we discover about ourselves? As entertaining as it is dangerous, this accomplished collection explores the boundary between the wild and the civilized, where nature acts as a catalyst for human drama and lays bare our vulnerabilities, fears, and desires.

The Great New Wilderness Debate

This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use.

Author: J. Baird Callicott

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820319841

Category: Nature

Page: 697

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The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide-ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use." J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson have selected thirty-nine essays that provide historical context, range broadly across the issues, and set forth the positions of the debate. Beginning with such well-known authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold, the collection moves forward to the contemporary debate and presents seminal works by a number of the most distinguished scholars in environmental history and environmental philosophy. The Great New Wilderness Debate also includes essays by conservation biologists, cultural geographers, environmental activists, and contemporary writers on the environment.

A Scapegoat in the New Wilderness

Jaher sets up a comparative framework, in which American anti-Semitism is seen in relation to other forms of ethnic and religious bigotry.

Author: Frederic Cople Jaher

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Category: Antisemitism

Page: 339

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Jaher sets up a comparative framework, in which American anti-Semitism is seen in relation to other forms of ethnic and religious bigotry. He compares America's treatment of Jews to their treatment in other eras and countries, and notes variations by region, social group, and historical period.


Cries in the New Wilderness

Author: Mikhail Epstein

Publisher: Paul Dry Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9780967967547

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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Inside the disintegrating Soviet Union, Raisa Gibaydulina, a professor of scientific atheism at the Moscow Institute of Atheism, compiles a selection of articles, sermons, manifestos, and other writings by members of banned religious sects. Copies of this classified reference manual, The New Sectarianism, are smuggled to the West, where intellectuals attempt to assess the late-Soviet spiritual movements. A record of Gibaydulina's own spiritual quest is preserved in the notes and letters she writes during the post-Soviet years before her death in April 1997. Such is the form of Mikhail Epstein's fictional Cries in the New Wilderness, first published in Moscow during the last years of the Soviet Union and now available in English, in an expanded version. Drawing on his own participation in Moscow's intellectual associations and in expeditions to study popular religious beliefs in southern Russia and Ukraine, Epstein recreates the spiritual experience of an entire Russian generation. His is not a documentary book, however, but a "comedy of ideas," in which he constructs from the voices he hears in the culture around him the bizarre religious and philosophical worldviews of Foodniks and Domesticans, Arkists and Bloodbrothers, Sinnerists and Good-believers, Steppies and Pushkinians. As a counterpoint to this medley of comic, grotesque, poetic, banal, poignant, and harrowing voices is the voice of the commentator, Professor Gibaydulina, who struggles to maintain her scientific atheism in the face of this startling variety of religious experiences. Gibaydulina's response to the crumbling of the Soviet Union and her quest for a new, creative atheism adds a tragic note to Epstein's polyphonic work.

Leave No Trace

Offering a timely, thorough introduction to "Leave No Trace" principles, this updated guide covers techniques for all seasons, terrain, and outdoor activities, from choosing a campsite to food and garbage handling to personal hygiene.

Author: Annette McGivney

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898869101

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 187

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Offering a timely, thorough introduction to "Leave No Trace" principles, this updated guide covers techniques for all seasons, terrain, and outdoor activities, from choosing a campsite to food and garbage handling to personal hygiene. Photos & illustrations.

The Wilderness Debate Rages on

Like its predecessor, the book gathers both critiques and defenses of the idea of wilderness from a wide variety of perspectives and voices.

Author: Michael P. Nelson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820331716

Category: Nature

Page: 723

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Ten years ago, The Great New Wilderness Debate began a cross-disciplinary conversation about the varied constructions of "wilderness" and the controversies that surround them. The Wilderness Debate Rages On will reinvigorate that conversation and usher in a second decade of debate. Like its predecessor, the book gathers both critiques and defenses of the idea of wilderness from a wide variety of perspectives and voices. The Wilderness Debate Rages On includes the best explorations of the concept of the concept of wilderness from the past decade, underappreciated essays from the early twentieth century that offer an alternative vision of the concept and importance of wilderness, and writings meant to clarify or help us rethink the concept of wilderness. Narrative writers such as Wendell Berry, Scott Russell Sanders, Marilynne Robinson, Kathleen Dean Moore, and Lynn Maria Laitala are also given a voice in order to show how the wilderness debate is expanding outside the academy. The writers represented in the anthology include ecologists, environmental philosophers, conservation biologists, cultural geographers, and environmental activists. The book begins with little-known papers by early twentieth-century ecologists advocating the preservation of natural areas for scientific study, not, as did Thoreau, Muir, and the early Leopold, for purposes of outdoor recreation. The editors argue that had these writers influenced the eventual development of federal wilderness policy, our national wilderness system would better serve contemporary conservation priorities for representative ecosystems and biodiversity.


New Wilderness Letter

... if it rings in the mind it travels and finds a new domain . Until it knows this the
human mind cannot sleep , & sleep well human nature & the human mind can
sleep . 85.

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Category: American poetry

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River of No Return Wilderness Proposals

If you will refer to the New Land Stratification map ' marked Exhibit 2 ... Breaks Primitive Area Study and they were also declared “ new wilderness study ...

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

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Category: Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho)

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Endangered American Wilderness Act of 1977

Just as plans for the new wilderness area were completed , the University concluded that the Junipero Serra Peak , located within the proposed wilderness ...

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

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Category: Government publications

Page: 489

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Montana Wilderness

The next year the county will recieve additional money from production of the Black ... If the new wilderness areas are moved out to the forest boundary ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands and Reserved Water

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Category: Forest policy

Page: 1197

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Tennessee Wilderness Act of 1986 and the Sipsey Wild and Scenic River and Sipsey Wilderness Addition Act of 1986

S . 2685 is the “ Tennessee Wilderness Act of 1986 ” . It would create five new wilderness areas in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Subcommittee on Agricultural Research, Conservation, Forestry, and General Legislation

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Category: Forest reserves

Page: 69

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Wilderness Additions National Park System

Section 1 of S. 1675 should be deleted in its entirety and a new section 1 inserted in lieu thereof , to read : " Be it enacted by the Senate and House of ...

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

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Category: Wilderness areas

Page: 385

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