The New Wilderness

WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF FICTION OF 2020 AMAZON BEST BOOK OF LITERATURE AND FICTION OF 2020 NPR BEST BOOK OF 2020 BUZZFEED BEST BOOK OF 2020 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 "THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES" --Lemn Sissay, ...

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.

The New Wilderness Handbook

A lifetime in the wilderness forms the basis for this introduction to the techniques of enjoying and conserving the uninhabited regions of America This new edition is for everyone who ventures into the wilderness.

Author: Paul Petzoldt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393301717

Category: Nature

Page: 317

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A lifetime in the wilderness forms the basis for this introduction to the techniques of enjoying and conserving the uninhabited regions of America

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.

New Wilderness

One normal summer day, every mammal, reptile and avian on the entire planet unite with a single goal: the extermination of mankind.

Author: Brian S. Matthews

Publisher: Burnaby, B.C. : Aydy Press

ISBN: 9781897242018

Category: Fiction

Page: 594

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One normal summer day, every mammal, reptile and avian on the entire planet unite with a single goal: the extermination of mankind. Ten years later, scattered pockets of humanity fight to keep flesh and sanity intact as they strive to unravel the mystery of what made the animals change, and more importantly, how to change them back.

A Scapegoat in the New Wilderness

New York in 1 777 was the first state in the western world to confer total
citizenship upon the Jews. The second provision for full emancipation was Article
6 of the U.S. Constitution, which ruled out religious tests for federal office or trust.

Author: Frederic Cople Jaher

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674790070

Category: History

Page: 339

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In a country founded on the principle of religious freedom, with no medieval past, no legal nobility, and no national church, how did anti-Semitism become a presence here? Jaher considers this question this book, the first history of American anti-Semitism from its origins in the ancient world to its first widespread outbreak during the Civil War.


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.



Man V Nature

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2015* SHORTLISTED FOR THE LA TIMES BOOKS PRIZE 2015 A SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE NOTABLE BOOK OF 2014 A BOSTON GLOBE BEST FICTION OF 2014 ROXANE GAY’S TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2014 AN AMAZON BEST SHORT ...

Author: Diane Cook

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1780748167

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2015* SHORTLISTED FOR THE LA TIMES BOOKS PRIZE 2015 A SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE NOTABLE BOOK OF 2014 A BOSTON GLOBE BEST FICTION OF 2014 ROXANE GAY’S TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2014 AN AMAZON BEST SHORT STORY COLLECTION OF 2014 AN iBOOK BEST OF 2014 Perfectly pitched and gorgeously penned, this astonishingly bold collection of stories explores the boundary between the wild and the civilized. Pitting human beings against the extremes of nature, Diane Cook surgically peels back the layers of civilization to lay bare our vulnerabilities and the ease with which our darker, primal urges emerge. These exhilarating and terrifying tales are set in worlds that are distorted versions of our own, where an alpha male is pursued through city streets by murderous rivals, a marooned woman defends her house against the rising flood and hordes of desperate refugees, and a pack of not-needed boys take refuge in a murky forest and compete against one another for food. Wry, transgressive and utterly unique, Cook’s wildly inventive debut collection illuminates, with surreal humour and heartbreak, humankind’s struggle not only to thrive, but survive.

The New Way of the Wilderness

Author: Calvin Rutstrum

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780816636839

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 276

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In This classic guide, first published in the late 1950s, Rutstrum covers the key elements of a successful camping trip: the proper way to build a raft, chop down a tree, construct a campsite, cook over a campfire, find a way through the woods, and much more. Drawing upon his vast experience in all kinds of weather, Rutstrum provides essential knowledge for every camper, in a lightweight volume perfect for the backpack. Book jacket.


Missouri South Dakota and New Mexico Wilderness

The new wilderness proposals expand the opportunities for a wilderness
experience in many New Mexico areas . Three proposals included in S . 2583
are identical to the administration ' s recommendations . They include the
proposed ...

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

Publisher:

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Category: Black Hills National Forest (S.D. and Wyo.)

Page: 407

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The Enduring Wilderness

A look at how America has preserved more than 100 million acres of diverse wilderness areas in 44 states, now protected in our National Wilderness Preservation System.

Author: Doug Scott

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555915278

Category: Nature

Page: 184

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A look at how America has preserved more than 100 million acres of diverse wilderness areas in 44 states, now protected in our National Wilderness Preservation System. Discussion of current visions valuing wilderness and its place in our culture.

New Mexico Statewide Wilderness Study Revised draft environmental impact statement

New wilderness areas within 5 hours drive of the SMSAs would not be added to
the NWPS . Increased demand for wilderness - related solitude and primitive
recreation opportunities would have to be provided by the existing designated ...

Author: United States. Bureau of Land Management. New Mexico State Office

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Category: Government publications

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Wilderness in National Parks

hen the new wilderness boundaries were drawn on the maps of Alaska, not much
changed on the ground. This was the case partly because little management was
actually under way or even possible in most of the new park areas and ...

Author: John C. Miles

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295990392

Category: History

Page: 344

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Wilderness in National Parks casts light on the complicated relationship between the National Park Service and its policy goals of wilderness preservation and recreation. By examining the overlapping and sometimes contradictory responsibilities of the park service and the national wilderness preservation system, John C. Miles finds the National Park Service still struggling to deal with an idea that lies at the core of its mission and yet complicates that mission, nearly one hundred years into its existence. The National Park Service's ambivalence about wilderness is traced from its beginning to the turn of the twenty-first century. The Service is charged with managing more wilderness acreage than any government agency in the world and, in its early years, frequently favored development over preservation. The public has perceived national parks as permanently protected wilderness resources, but in reality this public confidence rests on shaky ground. Miles shows how changing conceptions of wilderness affected park management over the years, with a focus on the tension between the goals of providing recreational spaces for the American people and leaving lands pristine and undeveloped for future generations.

National Wilderness Preservation Act

Since this is a State forest preserve , it does not come within the scope of the
national wilderness preservation system bill , which pertains only to federally
managed lands . The New York forest preserve is mentioned here as an example
in ...

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

Publisher:

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Category: Wilderness areas

Page: 444

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Considers legislation to establish national wilderness preservation system.

River of No Return Wilderness Proposals

The reasoning was that Mallard and Bargamin were being considered for
possible wilderness classification in the then - current Salmon River Breaks
Primitive Area Study and they were also declared “ new wilderness study areas ”
under ...

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

Publisher:

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

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