Neil Ansell's THE LAST WILDERNESS is a mesmerising book on nature and solitude by a writer who has spent his lifetime taking solitary ventures into the wild.
Author: Neil Ansell
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Neil Ansell's THE LAST WILDERNESS is a mesmerising book on nature and solitude by a writer who has spent his lifetime taking solitary ventures into the wild. For any readers of the author's previous book, DEEP COUNTRY, Robert Macfarlane's THE OLD WAYS or William Atkins THE MOOR. Shortlisted for the 2018 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize Shortlisted for the 2018 Highland Book Prize 'Ansell has the rare skill of combining vividly the intimacy of detail and the astonishing grandeur of this North West coastline of Scotland. Through his keen eyes we look again at the familiar with a sense of wondrous revelation' Madeleine Bunting 'Beautiful...a testimony to reticent courage' Daily Mail The experience of being in nature alone is here set within the context of a series of walks that Neil Ansell takes into the most remote parts of Britain, the rough bounds in the Scottish Highlands. He illustrates the impact of being alone as part of nature, rather than outside it. As a counterpoint, Neil Ansell also writes of the changes in the landscape, and how his hearing loss affects his relationship with nature as the calls of the birds he knows so well become silent to him.
Explore the last wilderness left on Earth in this new compact guide to the Ocean From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, Atlantic Conveyer to Hurricane Katrina, unravel the mysteries of the sea.
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Explore the last wilderness left on Earth in this new compact guide to the Ocean From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, Atlantic Conveyer to Hurricane Katrina, unravel the mysteries of the sea. Marvel at the oceans’ power and importance to our planet – as the birthplace of life on Earth, a crucial element of our climate, and as a vital but increasingly fragile resource for mankind. You will discover every aspect – from the geology of the sea floor and the interaction between the ocean’s and atmosphere – to the extraordinary diversity of marine life. Dive in for an awe-inspiring view of a watery world few of us have experienced. A beautiful visual essay celebrates the drama of the sea, while stunning illustrations and the latest satellite-derived maps explain and illuminate each natural process and phenomena. Includes an inspiring introduction by Editor-in-chief Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques. Dramatic, thought-provoking, and revealing, Ocean shines a bright and revealing spotlight into the depths of the last wilderness on our planet.
In 1964 Peter Browning and John Blunt went by canoe from northern Saskatchewan to the village of Snowdrift on Great Slave Lake.
Author: Peter Browning
Publisher: Lafayette, Calif. : Great West Books
North of the sixtieth parallel, east of Great Slave Lake, and west of Hudson Bay is a vast sweep of pure, unspoiled land. It is the least accessible region in North America, a wilderness that has been seen by few and traversed by fewer still, and is inhabited by no one. There is only the land, carved and molded by the glaciers: scoured boulders, ridges and low hills of white sand, the sparkling waters of myriad lakes. In 1964 Peter Browning and John Blunt went by canoe from northern Saskatchewan to the village of Snowdrift on Great Slave Lake. They started in early June, and traveled 600 miles on lakes and rivers and across agonizing portages through a land devoid of other people. They saw no one else for 74 days. During their long journey they suffered storms, hordes of insects, exhausting labor and hunger. They were rewarded by being totally independent amidst the beauty and serenity of the last great wilderness in North America. Included in this modern odyssey are 59 striking photographs of the virgin lakes and forests and tundra of the Northwest Territories. -- back cover.
The collection represents not only the artistry of Patterson himself and other established photographers such as J.A. Kraulis and Fred Bruemmer, but also the work of our best new nature photographers, many of whom have never before been ...
Author: Freeman Patterson
"A stunning collection of work from Canada`s best photographer.... the best pure coffee table book in Canada." - The Globe and Mail (1997)
The remarkable follow-up series to the New York Times best-seller, Warriors. After countless trials and an epic struggle for survival, the bears have reached the fabled last great wilderness. Prey is abundant, and people are scarce.
Author: Erin Hunter
Publisher: Egmont UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Three bears; one incredible journey to the ends of the Earth. The remarkable follow-up series to the New York Times best-seller, Warriors. After countless trials and an epic struggle for survival, the bears have reached the fabled last great wilderness. Prey is abundant, and people are scarce. Can the bears finally live in peace? Though the ice pulls Kallik, and the trees call to Lusa, it is Toklo who strikes out on his own, trying to exist in isolation as a fully-grown grizzly. But when Ujurak's life is threatened, the bears just come together once more to save their friend. The fourth magical instalment of Erin Hunter’s Seekers series. Seekers explores profound environmental themes through the eyes of those suffering at the hands of humans in six epic fantasy books. Animal stories for both boys and girls touching on the wonder, savagery and fragility of the natural world.
Battleground Alaska explores the highly politicized nature of the conflict between development and environmental regulation in modern Alaska.
Author: Stephen Haycox
A landmark study that grapples incisively with the big questions that have run through Alaskan history since statehood and remains just as alive today: who owns Alaska and to whom does the largest and most unusual American state belong?
Their story conveys the beauty, joy, and dangers of Alaska and the people they came to know. Beautifully written with humorous stories of people and events, this is a book everyone who likes adventure and eco-travel must read.
Author: Michael McBride
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The story of a family who moved to Alaska to live off the land and build a life for themselves.
The wild trees is the astonishing story of the handful of wild-tree climbers and amateur naturalists who are now working in the redwood canopy, exploring this enchanted and terrifically dangerous new world.
Author: Richard Preston
Category: Coast redwood
The wild trees is the astonishing story of the handful of wild-tree climbers and amateur naturalists who are now working in the redwood canopy, exploring this enchanted and terrifically dangerous new world. Preston takes us into a mysterious place filled with hanging gardens of ferns, mosses and lichens, a massive system of aerial trunks that have fused to form walkways, where redwoods begin to grow on other redwoods, 300 feet in the air.--Book jacket.
Is this journey's end . . . or just the beginning?
Author: Erin Hunter
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Is this journey's end . . . or just the beginning? Toklo, Kallik, Lusa, and Ujurak have finally reached the Last Great Wilderness, the legendary bear paradise they've been searching for. But while his companions think they've come to the end of their long journey, Ujurak feels a deep unrest. Is this truly where they're meant to be? In the Last Great Wilderness, one by one the bears begin to remember their true natures. Toklo feels the urge to hunt caribou and mark his territory as a brown bear should, and Kallik feels the pull of the ice within her. It's only Lusa, happy just to be in the wild, who fears the day when her friends will leave her to follow their own paths. As the bears adjust to this new life, disaster strikes. The friends are forced to venture into the world of the flat-faces to save the life of one of their own. Once there, the end of their journey seems farther away than ever, as a new path spreads out before them.
" This marvelously detailed book skillfully and objectively traces the park's social and ecological history from Pleistocene times to the present.
Author: Paul Schullery
Publisher: Montana Historical Society
Yellowstone National Park is beloved passionately and, as with all objects of passion, it generates heated feelings and has for over 125 years. Created in 1872, Yellowstone has been at the center of efforts to conserve the nation's once vast western wilderness. In turn Yellowstone's history has demonstrated how complex those efforts to conserve it have been. As Schullery writes, "We inherited this great humming thing . . . Ever since then we have imagined ourselves wise enough to control it and have rushed to judge what is wrong with it. And every time we looked hard enough, we discovered that there was more wrong with our judgment than with Yellowstone." This marvelously detailed book skillfully and objectively traces the park's social and ecological history from Pleistocene times to the present. Searching for Yellowstone is an absolute "must read" for anyone wanting to understand why the park is engraved in the American consciousness.
Endless stretches of rugged coastline, spectacular ranges of snow-capped mountains, starkly beautiful plains -- these are the images that "Patagonia" evokes.
Author: Axel Bos
Publisher: Warwick Pub
Endless stretches of rugged coastline, spectacular ranges of snow-capped mountains, starkly beautiful plains -- these are the images that "Patagonia" evokes. This remote region at the southernmost tip of the Americas is one of the last areas of true wilderness left in the world.