A love letter to the natural world in all its wondrous glory . . . spellbinding' Herald Praise for The Salt Path 'An astonishing narrative of two people dragging themselves from the depths of despair along some of the most dramatic ...
Author: Raynor Winn
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The incredible follow-up to one of the most talked about books of the decade - the phenomenon, Waterstones Book of the Month and Costa Award shortlisted The Salt Path. _______ 'Extraordinary: wise, unflinching, exquisite. Profound' Observer 'A thrill to read. The nature writing is beautiful . . . heartening and comforting. You feel the world is a better place' Times _______ Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth. After walking 630 miles homeless along The Salt Path, the windswept and wild English coastline now feels like their home. And despite Moth's terminal diagnosis, against all medical odds, he seems revitalized in nature - outside, they discover that anything is possible. Now, life beyond The Salt Path awaits. As they return to four walls, the sense of home is illusive and returning to normality is proving difficult - until an incredible gesture by someone who reads their story changes everything: A chance to breathe life back into a beautiful but neglected farmhouse nestled deep in the Cornish hills; rewilding the land and returning nature to its hedgerows becomes their new path. Along the way, Raynor and Moth learn more about the land that envelopes them, find friends both new and old, and, of course, embark on another windswept adventure when the opportunity arises. The Wild Silence is a luminous story of hope triumphing over despair, of the human spirit's instinctive connection to nature, and of lifelong love prevailing over everything. _______ 'Raynor Winn has written a brilliant, powerful and touching account of her life before and after The Salt Path, which, like her astonishing debut, will connect with anyone who has triumphed over adversity' Stephen Moss, author and naturalist 'A beautiful, luminous and magical piece of writing' Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry 'So moving, it made me cry . . . repeatedly. Confirms Winn as a natural and extremely talented writer with an incredible way with words' Sophie Raworth 'A must read for anyone inspired by The Salt Path' Good Housekeeping Praise for The Salt Path 'An astonishing narrative of two people dragging themselves from the depths of despair along some of the most dramatic landscapes in the country, looking for a solution to their problems and ultimately finding themselves' Independent 'This is what you need right now to muster hope and resilience . . . a beautiful story and a reminder that humans can endure adversity' Stylist 'The landscape is magical: shapeshifting seas and smugglers' coves; myriads of sea birds and mauve skies. Raynor writes exquisitely. . . it's a tale of triumph; of hope over despair, of love over everything' Sunday Times 'The Salt Path is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told' Jackie Morris, illustrator of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane
Through Lucy Jane Blesdoe's graceful writing, two sisters' lifetime of deception is gradually and heartbreakingly revealed, and finally, in this harsh and dangerous environment of a winter expedition in the Sierra's, secrets are exposed and ...
Author: Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Publisher: Alyson Publications
Through Lucy Jane Blesdoe's graceful writing, two sisters' lifetime of deception is gradually and heartbreakingly revealed, and finally, in this harsh and dangerous environment of a winter expedition in the Sierra's, secrets are exposed and lies give way to the kind of healing truth that provides a possibility for hope. Blesdoe has crafted an exceptional and exciting novel of adventure, guilt and forgiveness that is exquisitely moving and remarkably honest.
This is a collection celebrating the flora and fauna from which we have risen and co-evolved, a collection which celebrates most especially, the beauty and magic of birds and their relation to our heart, our healing, and our hope, such as ...
Author: John Noland
A Wild Silence is an excellent collection of quality poems. Noland's depth of relationship to the natural world, and mindfulness to how the external world mirrors our internal world is apparent in his work. This is a collection celebrating the flora and fauna from which we have risen and co-evolved, a collection which celebrates most especially, the beauty and magic of birds and their relation to our heart, our healing, and our hope, such as this excerpt from An Apprentice of Sparrows: I watchedand waited, triedto bean apprenticeto those sparrowswho bundlewithin themselvessongs of beginnings, who believetheir joybuilds a worldnoteby note. About the Author John Noland lives and writes near the ocean in Coos Bay, Oregon. He has published in Chicago Review, Orion, Nature Writing 1999 ed. by John Murray, Georgetown Review, Seattle Review, Laurel Review, Poet Lore, Limestone, Big Muddy, Camas, Intricate Homelands, and other journals. His chapbook, This Dark Land Where I Live, won Kulupi Press' 2005 Poems of Place contest. The Caged and the Dying, won the Gribble Press 2012 Chapbook contest. In 2014 Midwestern Trees and Shadows was published by Finishing Line Press and That Dark and Other Light in 2015.
Then there was wild air, wild distance, and wild soundscape. The landscape was
unbroken by human modifications as far as the eye could see, over it was wild air
, and within it a wild soundscape of silence alive with natural sounds.
Author: David Clarke Burks
Publisher: Island Press
Where and what is the place of the wild? Is the goal of preserving biodiversity across the landscape of North America compatible with contemporary Western culture?Place of the Wild brings together original essays from an exceptional array of contemporary writers and activists to present in a single volume the most current thinking on the relationship between humans and wilderness. A common thread running through the volume is the conviction that everyone concerned with the natural world -- academics and activists, philosophers and poets -- must join forces to re-establish cultural narratives and shared visions that sustain life on this planet.The contributors apply the insights of conservation biology to the importance of wilderness in the 21st century, raising questions and stimulating thought. The volume begins with a series of personal narratives that present portraits of wildlands and humans. Following those narratives are more-analytical discourses that examine conceptions and perceptions of the wild, and of the place of humanity in it. The concluding section features clear and resonant activist voices that consider the importance of wildlands, and what can be done to reconcile the needs of wilderness with the needs of human culture.
It is important to say this, and say it again: the wild doesn't play by the rules as we
know them. ... hands in decades to come, species by species, place by place, it
does so as the wild does, not in soullessness, not in punition, but in wild silence.
Author: Stephen Jenkinson
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
In his landmark provocative style, Stephen Jenkinson makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species. Come of Age does not offer tips on how to be a better senior citizen or how to be kinder to our elders. Rather, with lyrical prose and incisive insight, Stephen Jenkinson explores the great paradox of elderhood in North America: how we are awash in the aged and yet somehow lacking in wisdom; how we relegate senior citizens to the corner of the house while simultaneously heralding them as sage elders simply by virtue of their age. Our own unreconciled relationship with what it means to be an elder has yielded a culture nearly bereft of them. Meanwhile, the planet boils, and the younger generation boils with anger over being left an environment and sociopolitical landscape deeply scarred and broken. Taking on the sacred cow of the family, Jenkinson argues that elderhood is a function rather than an identity—it is not a position earned simply by the number of years on the planet or the title “parent” or “grandparent.” As with his seminal book Die Wise, Jenkinson interweaves rich personal stories with iconoclastic observations that will leave readers radically rethinking their concept of what it takes to be an elder and the risks of doing otherwise. Part critique, part call to action, Come of Age is a love song inviting us—imploring us—to elderhood in this time of trouble. That time is now. We’re an hour before dawn, and first light will show the carnage, or the courage, we bequeath to the generations to come.
these reared a long, irregular tableland, running south almost to the extent of my
vision, which I remembered Clarke had ... My running had no aim; just sheer mad
joy of the grand old forest, the smell of pine, the wild silence and beauty loosed ...
Author: Zane Grey
Category: Young Adult Fiction
This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Introduction Story of the Cowboy Story of the Outlaw Novels & Stories Riders of the Purple Sage Saga (Zane Grey) Ohio River Trilogy Dan Barry Series (Max Brand) The Virginian (Owen Wister) Lin McLean Leatherstocking Series (James F. Cooper) Flying U Series (B. M. Bower) Cabin Fever Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn) Breckinridge Elkins Series (Robert E. Howard) In a Hollow of the Hills (Bret Harte) Roughing It (Mark Twain) Outcasts of Poker Flat Call of the Wild (Jack London) Heart of the West (O. Henry) White Fang Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood) Gold Hunters Last of the Plainsmen Border Legion Smoke Bellew Country Beyond Lone Star Ranger Ronicky Doone Trilogy Riders of the Silences Three Partners Man of the Forest Lure of the Dim Trails Tennessee's Partner Covered Wagon (Emerson Hough) Luck of Roaring Camp Rustlers of Pecos County Pike Bearfield Series O Pioneers! (Willa Cather) My Ántonia Log of a Cowboy (Andy Adams) Two-Gun Man (Charles Alden Seltzer) Short Cut (Jackson Gregory) Astoria (Washington Irving) Ungava (R.M. Ballantyne) Valley of Silent Men Black Jack Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman) A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo) Trail Horde Golden Dream (Ballantyne) Blue Hotel (Stephen Crane) Long Shadow Girl from Montana (Grace Livingston Hill) Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers) Where the Trail Divides Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge) Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Hidden Water…
THE IMPORTED LIFE MORI ŌGAI : The Wild Goose — Japan is not a land of art .
Mori Ōgai published his first fiction in 1890 . To think of " The Dancing Girl " (
Maihime ) as anything but juvenilia is hard for most of us now , but Meiji readers ...
Author: Masao Miyoshi
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Japanese fiction
Dark Spruce Forest Frowned On Either Side The Frozen waterway. The trees had
been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed
to lean toward each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence ...
Author: Jack London
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Two classic tales of dogs, one part wolf and one a Saint Bernard/Scotch shepherd mix that becomes leader of a wolf pack, as they have adventures in the Yukon wilderness with both humans and other animals.
in silence , and patiently bore the stern looks of my father and my mother's hate
which day by day grew deeper as she ... and had eaten with the foreigners who
have no fear in their hearts , and care not for the power of caste , or the wild ,
Author: Robert Watson Frazer
ed - he descended rapidly to a wild and trackless shore , screened from the high
road by a range of inaccessible cliffs . ... commanded a near view of the ruined
castle : it was involved in gloom and silence — all was dark , still , and solemn !
Author: Lady Morgan (Sydney)
they whispered forth that mournful song which seems to echo from the abyss of
the past . ... I was there almost in the centre of the vast wilderness of North
America , around , stretched in silence , that mystery we term Nature , that thing
Author: William Francis Thomas Butler
The hoarse night may Lowl herself Holloa , there ! open , you little wild silent for
me . girl ! When the silence comes , then usi , . . . ' tis her soft little feet comes the
howling within . o ' er the floor . I am drenched to my knees in the Stay not to tie
Author: Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton Earl of Lytton
Category: English poetry
We became closer to the land, and continually looked around and up to the sky
as we worked, afraid we'd miss something. We'd catch ... To catch the beauty of
natural sounds against a wilderness backdrop of utter silence is wondrous. A
Author: Joan Lang
Nature has the upper hand in this compelling story of the North Fork of the Flathead, Montana, adjacent to Glacier National Park. Participate in the family adventures and remarkable events that were a daily occurrence in one of the few remaining wild areas in the lower 48. True tales from the past and present interweave in a parade of unique human characters, as does action at the loneliest border crossing in America. Learn of the interaction between predators and their plight as they attempt to survive in this remnant of habitat. Follow the wildlife researchers as they trap, collar, then monitor grizzlies, cougars, wolves and coyotes. Details of wildlife research in the field can be extraordinary. This tells it like it is. Pity poor Luke, a male grizzly crippled by a gunshot. Admire Thunder, old for a coyote, in spite of wolves and humans. Stay away from the Dollman, living deep within Canadian forests. Beware of the tire-slasher as he travels the lonely road. What really did happen at the cabin of the infamous Madam Queen, who instigated murder? Hardship, fires, floodall are part of the North Fork history.
In ITimothy (2:11-14), for example, it is written: Let a woman learn in silence with
all submissiveness. I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men;
she is to keep silent. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not ...
Author: Peter H. Kahn, Jr.
Publisher: MIT Press
A compelling case for connecting with the wild, for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species We often enjoy the benefits of connecting with nearby, domesticated nature—a city park, a backyard garden. But this book makes the provocative case for the necessity of connecting with wild nature—untamed, unmanaged, not encompassed, self-organizing, and unencumbered and unmediated by technological artifice. We can love the wild. We can fear it. We are strengthened and nurtured by it. As a species, we came of age in a natural world far wilder than today's, and much of the need for wildness still exists within us, body and mind. The Rediscovery of the Wild considers ways to engage with the wild, protect it, and recover it—for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species. The contributors offer a range of perspectives on the wild, discussing such topics as the evolutionary underpinnings of our need for the wild; the wild within, including the primal passions of sexuality and aggression; birding as a portal to wildness; children's fascination with wild animals; wildness and psychological healing; the shifting baseline of what we consider wild; and the true work of conservation.
from the boot. He jacked a cartridge into the chamber of the Winchester Model 73
and eased the hammer forward. Then he looped the grulla's ... He heard again
the sign of human presence in the wild—silence. Silence where only moments ...
Author: Alex Stoffel
Book I of the SEVEN-HAWKS-DANCING Trilogy A man who once befriended him is dry-gulched. The woman he wants for his wife is brutally kidnapped. Jed Church, raised by the Cheyenne as Seven-Hawks-Dancing and brother to the War Chief called Bear-That-Walks-The-Sky, is also the deadly gunman the territory knows as the Breed. Jed Church, with a heart more Cheyenne than white, rides the vengeance trail, fighting to reach Molly, and to help his brother keep what remains of the Cheyenne spirit alive. Standing in the way is a shadowy plot involving cattlemen, homesteaders, the Army, and the Cheyenne. Jed struggles to make sense of it all and to reach Molly before it is too late. Seven and Bear ride the Wyoming Territory for justice, Cheyenne-style.
Access to the park is restricted to highwaylegal vehicles , so no off - roaders
disturb the silence . ... tracks of the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railroad are
silent , too , their black , horizontal line hardly disturbing the wild feeling of this
Author: Lawrence Hogue
Publisher: Island Press
"All the wild and lonely places, the mountain springs are called now. They were not lonely or wild places in the past days. They were the homes of my people." --Chief Francisco Patencio, the Cahuilla of Palm Springs The Anza-Borrego Desert on California's southern border is a remote and harsh landscape, what author Lawrence Hogue calls "a land of dreams and nightmares, where the waking world meets the fantastic shapes and bent forms of imagination." In a country so sere and rugged, it's easy to imagine that no one has ever set foot there -- a wilderness waiting to be explored. Yet for thousands of years, the land was home to the Cahuilla and Kumeyaay Indians, who, far from being the "noble savages" of European imagination, served as active caretakers of the land that sustained them, changing it in countless ways and adapting it to their own needs as they adapted to it.In All the Wild and Lonely Places, Lawrence Hogue offers a thoughtful and evocative portrait of Anza-Borrego and of the people who have lived there, both original inhabitants and Spanish and American newcomers -- soldiers, Forty-Niners, cowboys, canal-builders, naturalists, recreationists, and restorationists. We follow along with the author on a series of excursions into the desert, each time learning more about the region's history and why it calls into question deeply held beliefs about "untouched" nature. And we join him in considering the implications of those revelations for how we think about the land that surrounds us, and how we use and care for that land."We could persist in seeing the desert as an emptiness, a place hostile to humans, a pristine wilderness," Hogue writes. "But it's better to see this as a place where ancient peoples tried to make their homes, and succeeded. We can learn from what they did here, and use that knowledge to reinvigorate our concept of wildness. Humans are part of nature; it's still nature, even when we change it."
be in the clutches of some diabolical thought , it was a thought which still
permitted him to be himself again at times . ... After the children had gone to bed ,
after long silent hours full of painful and solitary brooding , poor Pepita would
venture to ...
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Together with Journeys to Jagga, Usambara, Ukambani, Shoa, Abessinia and
Khartum; and a Coasting Voyage from Mombaz to Cape ... Teaching Wadigo
Boys their A , B , C . — At Home in the Wilderness . ... The Wilderness : “ Silence !
Author: Johann Ludwig Krapf
Category: Africa, East
The following lines allude to a custom , still existing in the Alps , derived from the
time when the horn calls to evening ... A moment more , The trumpet ' s deeper
notes are poured , — ' Mid the wild silence of the Alps , It utters forth , “ Praise ye ...
Author: Ralph Guernsey Hibbard
The woodman's cot was deserted; the door open; the axe and billet lying on the
threshold. Nor man, nor child, nor beast, nor bird, was to be seen or heard.
Nothing broke on the wild silence of that hour but the distant cry of the bullfrog.
Author: Andrew Reed
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A two-voume account, published in 1835, of the journey taken by two Congregationalist Ministers to the United States.