Living The Life

Author: David J. Rothman
Publisher: Conundrum Press
ISBN: 1938633334
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Featuring 38 true-life stories of adventure and self-discovery, adrenaline, and honesty, a former professional NCAA downhill competitor reveals the soul skier’s raison d’être: finding exhilaration, faith, grief, love, and everything that truly matters amid the gloriously tangible, tactile, break-your-leg-if-you’re-not-careful rocks, trees, and gullies of the alpine world. These essays, collected from numerous glossy ski and lifestyle journals, including Powder, Couloir, and Telemark Skier, celebrate the land of winter and the author's roles as mountaineer, ski racer, father, and all-around life enthusiast. His stories will appeal to anyone who has ever hit the slopes and felt the adrenaline rush of perching atop a steep precipice, knowing that skiing is the physical, emotional, and spiritual place where deep truths are explored and the graceful interaction of body and terrain answers back.

The Wild That Attracts Us

Author: ShaunAnne Tangney
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826355781
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The first collection in twenty years of essays on Robinson Jeffers, one of the great American poets of the twentieth century, this work signals the sea change in Jeffers scholarship, as well as the increasing breadth and depth of criticism of the literature of the American West. The essays assembled here highlight issues and theories critical to Jeffers studies, among them the advance of ecocriticism, the reimagining of regionalism as place studies, the continuing development of cultural studies and the new historicism, the increasingly poignant vector of science and literature, the new formalism, particularly as it pertains to narrative verse, and the glaring omission of feminist analysis in Jeffers scholarship. Jeffers has always appealed to a wider audience than many twentieth-century poets, and this book will speak to that general readership as well as to scholars and students.


Author: Gavin Van Horn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022644483X
Size: 78.68 MB
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Whether referring to a place, a nonhuman animal or plant, or a state of mind, wild indicates autonomy and agency, a will to be, a unique expression of life. Yet two contrasting ideas about wild nature permeate contemporary discussions: either that nature is most wild in the absence of a defiling human presence, or that nature is completely humanized and nothing is truly wild. This book charts a different path. Exploring how people can become attuned to the wild community of life and also contribute to the well-being of the wild places in which we live, work, and play, Wildness brings together esteemed authors from a variety of landscapes, cultures, and backgrounds to share their stories about the interdependence of everyday human lifeways and wildness. As they show, far from being an all or nothing proposition, wildness exists in variations and degrees that range from cultivated soils to multigenerational forests to sunflowers pushing through cracks in a city alley. Spanning diverse geographies, these essays celebrate the continuum of wildness, revealing the many ways in which human communities can nurture, adapt to, and thrive alongside their wild nonhuman kin. From the contoured lands of Wisconsin’s Driftless region to remote Alaska, from the amazing adaptations of animals and plants living in the concrete jungle to indigenous lands and harvest ceremonies, from backyards to reclaimed urban industrial sites, from microcosms to bioregions and atmospheres, manifestations of wildness are everywhere. With this book, we gain insight into what wildness is and could be, as well as how it might be recovered in our lives—and with it, how we might unearth a more profound, wilder understanding of what it means to be human. Wildness: Relations of People and Place is published in association with the Center for Humans and Nature, an organization that brings together some of the brightest minds to explore and promote human responsibilities to each other and the whole community of life. Visit the Center for Humans and Nature's Wildness website for upcoming events and a series of related short films.

Western Weird

Author: Mark Todd
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1457196190
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"The 2015 theme for Manifest West’s annual anthology is “Western Weird.” The works in this collection reflect both myths and suspected truths about the part of the United States we call “the West.” But this year’s edition focuses entirely on the tradition of the strange. To borrow from Jeff VanderMeer’s definition for speculative fiction’s “New Weird,” this volume creates a new parallel genre for work that subverts the traditional romanticized ideas about place, playing with clichés about the West in order to put these elements to discomfiting, rather than consoling, ends.Topics included in this collection of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction range from the West’s numinous fascination with E.T., Bigfoot, and ghosts and its celebration of its indigenous fauna and deadly landscapes to its uncomfortable relationships with its own marginalized peoples and its unforgiving and sometimes violent traditions. The tone of these works ranges from light—even campy—to chilling, but all allow readers to gaze straight into the many faces of what makes the West a weird place.For the first time in the series, this volume includes solicited work as well as open submissions, including a number of established and award-winning writers and serving its mission by giving voice to brand-new writers."

Snow Tales And Powder Trails

Author: Steve Baldwin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493105930
Size: 76.26 MB
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Snow Tales and Powder Trails is a collection of short stories and photographs, telling of a lifetime journey through snowy lands and mountains, using skis as a mode of transport and artistic medium. The experiences of the author come to life on the page, mirrored by images of stunning snow-covered peaks and landscapes. Using vast untracked snowfields as a blank canvas, the author draws line after line with his skis, etching his signature temporarily into the earth's surface, only for the next snowstorm to come in and cover any trace of human existence. The book explores some of the different aspects of skiing, mostly in deep fresh powder, and illustrates the adventures and elation that the mountains in winter can offer.

Pachamama Tales Folklore From Argentina Bolivia Chile Paraguay Peru And Uruguay

Author: Paula Martin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698533
Size: 47.68 MB
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A bilingual collection of enchanting folk tales from the peoples of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, and Paraguay, accompanied by historical and geographical background as well as color photographs. • Provides ready-to-tell stories from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, and Uruguay that both entertain and promote multicultural awareness • An ideal resource for storytellers, folklorists, parents, librarians, Spanish instructors, and other educators who conduct storytime programs • Includes color inserts that help bring the rich folklore and culture of these South American nations to life • Stories are presented in both English and Spanish

Downhill Slide

Author: Hal Clifford
ISBN: 9781578050710
Size: 14.72 MB
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The first investigative analysis of how corporate interests gained control of America's most popular winter sport, and how they are gutting ski towns, the natural mountain environment, and skiing itself in the desperate search for short-term profit.

Whistler Mountain Has My Soul

Author: Agnes Baumkirchner
Publisher: Dimiter Savoff Pub.
ISBN: 9780968876862
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It's the 1950s, and in the wake of a world war and the rise of Communism in Eastern Europe, Agnes Baumkirchner and her husband immigrate from Austria to Vancouver. The two live the big city life for a while, but it's not long before Agnes's husband's love for skiing leads them to Whistler Mountain. As Whistler — now one of the most popular ski resorts in North America — blossoms, so do the Baumkirchners' relationships with skiing and other enthusiasts of the alpine sport. A beguiling tale of the ski age in Whistler, Whistler Mountain Has My Soul is a story no ski fan should miss.

The American Directory Of Writer S Guidelines

Author: John C. Mutchler
ISBN: 9781884956003
Size: 17.82 MB
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... an invaluable reference tool for any writer. -- Frances Halpern, Columnist, Los Angeles Times and Co-host of NPR's Beyond Words Literary Talk-Show...destined to take its rightful place on every serious writer's bookshelf, alongside her Webster's Dictionary and Roget's Thesaurus. -- Georgia Hughes, Acquisitions Editor, Prima PublishingAt last A reference book that spells out for a writer exactly what magazine and book editors need -- in the editor's own words.This compilation of over 450 periodical and book publishers' guidelines is a one-of-a-kind source to browse for article, short story, poetry and book ideas and markets.Includes guidelines from Good Housekeeping, Field & Stream, McCall's, Playgirl, Ranger Rick, Seventeen, Entrepreneur, The Nation, Parade, Avon Books, Simon & Schuster and scores of others.The American Directory of Writer's Guidelines will save weeks of waiting to get SASEs back and pay for itself in stamps alone


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