Wilderness Essays

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423607120
Category: Nature
Page: 263
View: 7886
Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra.This book is part of a series that celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists--writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the "other nations" of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce.


Essays in Honour of Frances Young
Author: Frances Margaret Young,R. S. Sugirtharajah
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567041425
Category: Religion
Page: 209
View: 1696
This celebratory volume in honour of Frances Young draws on and develops the multifarious hermeneutical interests evident in the body of her work. Its overall thematic motif, to highlight concerns which impacted on her work, is the symbolic use of 'wilderness.' This multi-disciplinary volume begins with an in-depth analysis of her work by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. The first part of the volume has biblical and early Christian literature as the focus, and deals with, among other topics, Jesus' encounter with people of impairment, biblical figures such as Miriam, gospel portrayals of mountains, experience of wilderness in the lives of Maori and Jewish people, the temptation of Jesus as interpreted at different times, and the redefinition of asceticism in Syrian Christianity. The second part of the volume addresses theological concerns, with essays which advocate wisdom as a potential mode for doing theology, engage with the radical Christian writings of 17th and 18th centuries, revisit the problem of sin, highlight the latent Christological motifs in the novels of Tolkien, and draw attention to the significance of the Quranic Jesus.

JOHN MUIR: Wilderness Essays, Environmental Studies, Memoirs & Letters (With Original Illustrations)

Picturesque California, The Treasures of the Yosemite, Our National Parks, Steep Trails, Travels in Alaska, A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf, Save the Redwoods, The Cruise of the Corwin and more
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075838157
Category: Travel
Page: 2680
View: 659
This carefully edited collection of John Muir has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all device. Table of Contents: Picturesque California The Mountains of California Our National Parks My First Summer in the Sierra The Yosemite Travels in Alaska Stickeen: The Story of a Dog The Cruise of the Corwin A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf Steep Trails Studies in the Sierra Articles and Speeches: The National Parks and Forest Reservations Save the Redwoods Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park A Rival of the Yosemite The Treasures of the Yosemite Yosemite Glaciers Yosemite in Winter Yosemite in Spring Edward Henry Harriman Edward Taylor Parsons The Hetch Hetchy Valley The Grand Cañon of the Colorado Autobiographical: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth Letters to a Friend Tribute: Alaska Days with John Muir by Samuel Hall Young John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization.

A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

Essays on the Problem of Science and World Affairs
Author: Bernard Taub Feld
Publisher: Pergamon
Category: Science
Page: 310
View: 1523

Henry James Against the Aesthetic Movement

Essays on the Middle and Late Fiction
Author: David Garrett Izzo,Daniel T. O'Hara
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786425784
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 246
View: 1221
"These 11 essays, along with an introduction and an afterword, examine the middle and late phases of James's work. Topics include the Henry James revival of the 1930s; three of James's male aesthetes; women in his works; literary forgery; parallels with t

An artificial wilderness

essays on 20-century literature
Author: Sven Birkerts
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 430
View: 6926
A celebration in text and art of the many facets of English country life, from bee-keeping to cider-making. With thirty-three wood engravings of exquisite detail.

Steep Trails

A Collection of Wilderness Essays and Tales
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 9781911342083
Category: History
Page: 186
View: 4626
Steep Trails is a mix of Muir's essays and adventure narratives. As Terry Gifford observes in the foreword, 'Most of Steep Trails' chapters are dispatches from Muir as travelling correspondent with a mixture of insights into local cultures, criticism of pollution and enthusiasm for everything wild.'

The World of wilderness

essays on the power and purpose of wild country
Author: Tom H. Watkins,Patricia Byrnes,Wilderness Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
Category: Nature
Page: 284
View: 4001
A collection of essays published in Wilderness magazine illuminate the role of wilderness in American life.

The Character of Meriwether Lewis

Explorer in the Wilderness : Essays on One of the Most Remarkable Men in American History
Author: Clay Jenkinson
Publisher: Dakota Inst
ISBN: 9780982559734
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 456
View: 6198
This bold new study of the character of Meriwether Lewis attempts to make sense of one of the most fascinating and perplexing heroes of American history. Clay Jenkinson's Lewis is not a cheerful explorer in buckskins, but a complex, tightly-wound, ambitious and self-conscious man who led one of the great adventures in American history, but had severe re-entry problems and never wrote the book that would have served as the capstone of his explorations.

Wilderness Forever

Howard Zahniser And The Path To The Wilderness Act
Author: Mark W. T. Harvey
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295985329
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 325
View: 7450

The Wilderness Condition

Essays On Environment And Civilization
Author: Max Oelschlaeger
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559631907
Category: Nature
Page: 345
View: 4852
Essays explore the increasingly tense relationship between nature and man, offering insight into why this relationship has become adversarial and suggesting ways to remedy the situation

Die Verheißung des Neuen Bundes

Wie alttestamentliche Texte im Neuen Testament fortwirken
Author: Bernd Kollmann
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647616168
Category: Fiction
Page: 283
View: 1126
Das Alte Testament war die heilige Schrift nicht nur des antiken Judentums, sondern auch des frühen Christentums. Alttestamentliche Gestalten wie Adam, Abraham oder Hiob und die mit ihnen verbundenen Traditionen spielen im Neuen Testament eine bedeutsame Rolle. Zudem wird dort auch immer wieder aus anderen alttestamentlichen Texten zitiert oder auf sie angespielt. Zu diesen alttestamentlichen Schlüsseltexten im Neuen Testament zählen etwa das Liebesgebot, das Ritual des Versöhnungstages, ausgewählte Psalmen, die Gottesknechtslieder des Deuterojesaja und messianische Verheißungen.Der Sammelband wendet sich knapp zwanzig alttestamentlichen Schlüsseltexten zu, die auch im Neuen Testament von großer Bedeutung sind. Dabei soll in einem ersten Schritt die ursprüngliche Bedeutung der jeweiligen Bibeltradition in ihrem alttestamentlichen Kontext untersucht werden, um dann die Rezeption im antiken Judentum nachzuzeichnen. Vor diesem Hintergrund wird schließlich der Frage nachgegangen, wie sich das frühe Christentum die betreffende Tradition zu eigen gemacht hat und welche schrifttheologischen Prinzipien dabei leitend sind. Dabei wird auch das Problem reflektiert, inwieweit es sich um einen legitimen Umgang mit dem alttestamentlichen Text handelt.

Paddling Partners

Fifty Years of Northern Canoe Travel
Author: Bruce W. Hodgins,Carol Hodgins
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459721330
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
View: 7477
Carol and Bruce Hodgins began leading canoe trips in 1957 for Camp Wanapitei on Lake Temagami in Northern Ontario, initially to the great rivers of that region and on into Quebec. Their first venture north of 60 found them on the South Nahanni, soon to be followed by the Coppermine River, and by the 1990s their annual tripping took them to the Soper River on Baffin Island. included with their richly descriptive accounts of wilderness travel with groups of people, are kayak adventures in Baja California, Mexico, and the Queen Charlottes, paddling in and near the Everglades and explorations on Heritage rivers in the Maritimes and along the coast of Newfoundland. Few have personally experienced the breadth of wilderness travel in Canada as have the Hodgins husband-and-wife team. Their fifty years as "paddling partners," a legendary achievement, is a story of shared joys, challenges, triumphs and mishaps, delightfully told and augmented by excerpts from daily logs, historical insights and the tidbits of experience gleaned over the years.

Writing about Nature

A Creative Guide
Author: John A. Murray
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826330857
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 202
View: 505
Originally published by the Sierra Club in 1995, this handbook has already helped thousands of aspiring writers, scholars, and students share their experiences with nature and the outdoors. Using exercises and examples, John Murray covers genres, techniques, and publication issues. He uses examples from such masters as Barry Lopez, Annie Dillard, Larry McMurtry, Edward Abbey, Ernest Hemingway, and Henry David Thoreau. Also included are recommended readings, a directory of creative writing programs, professional organizations for writers, and a directory of environmental organizations. This revised edition includes a new chapter on nature writing and environmental activism. "Nature is our grandest and oldest home, older than language, grander than consciousness. John Murray knows that in his bones, and he shares his knowledge generously with anyone who opens this book. Whether you write about the earth for publication or only for deepening your perceptions, you will find keen-eyed guidance here."--Scott Russell Sanders, author ofStaying Put

The Green Halo

A Bird's-Eye View of Ecological Ethics
Author: Erazim Kohak
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697561
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
View: 3213
The Green Halo is a highly readable introduction to the vast field of contemporary ecological thought. It is a basic education in environmental philosophy and a welcome propadeutic for understanding the most crucial problem facing humankind in the coming century: How can humans live on this earth so that they do not destroy the preconditions for their own existence?

Managing Wilderness Regions

Author: Ian Flintoff,Sally Cohen
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435352363
Category: Geography
Page: 80
View: 2981
This resource file offers extension and support tasks for Edexcel B geography. Extended research ideas help with fieldwork and investigation, and sample questions and mark schemes provide practice for exams. There are planning tools for teachers and additional case study materials and map outlines.

The Vocation of Theology Today

A Festschrift for David Ford
Author: Tom Greggs,Rachel Muers
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621895408
Category: Religion
Page: 424
View: 9208
What is the task of theology in a complex religious and secular world? What are theologians called to contribute to society, the churches, and the academy? Can theology be both fully faithful to Christian tradition and Scripture, and fully open to the challenges of the twenty-first century? In this book, an international team of contributors, including some of the best-known names in the field, respond to these questions in programmatic essays that set the direction for future debates about the vocation of theology. David Ford, in whose honor the collection is produced, has been for many years a key figure in articulating and shaping the role of contemporary theology. The contributors are his colleagues, collaborators, and former students, and their essays engage in dialogue with his work. The main unifying feature of this exciting collection is not Ford's work per se, however, but a shared engagement with the pressing question of theology's vocation today.

New Wilderness Voices

Collected Essays from the Waterman Fund Contest
Author: Christine Woodside
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1512600857
Category: Nature
Page: 200
View: 4890
Guy and Laura Waterman spent a lifetime reflecting on and writing about the mountains of the Northeast. The Waterman Fund seeks to further their legacy of stewardship through an annual essay contest that celebrates and explores issues of wilderness, wildness, and humanity. Since 2008, the Waterman Fund has partnered with the journal Appalachia in seeking out new and emerging voices on these subjects, and in publishing the winning essay in the journal. Part of the contest's mission is to find and support such emerging writers, and a number of them have gone on to publish other work in Appalachia or their own books. The contest has succeeded admirably in fulfilling its mission: new writers have brought fresh perspectives to these timeless issues of wilderness and wildness. In New Wilderness Voices these winning essays are collected for the first time, along with the best runners-up. Together, they make up an important and celebratory addition to the growing body of environmental literature, and shed new light on our wild spaces.

One Body in Christ

Ecumenical Snapshots
Author: Owen F. Cummings
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498202160
Category: Religion
Page: 134
View: 4150
Many feel that work for Christian unity or ecumenism is not especially urgent or important in the complexities of our contemporary world. So many different issues demand the attention of committed Christians--for example, responding to global crises in which people are suffering, developing strong moral stands on a variety of moral problems and challenges, etc. Such issues must remain of major importance to Christians. However, Christians form the one Body of Christ. If that Body continues to remain divided and fragmented, lacking in unity, concord, and harmony, then Christian witness will be singularly diminished. This book attempts to demonstrate the importance of Christian unity/ecumenism by looking at important contributions of individual theologians and important texts/events, mainly of the twentieth century. The use of this book may help theologians and pastors urge forward the practice of ecumenism so that in God's time divided Christians may all be one.