Author: Robyn Davidson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781101872451
Size: 60.96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The author recounts her almost two-thousand mile journey across Australia with nothing but a dog and some camels for company.

Going Places

Author: Robert Burgin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849727
Size: 28.58 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Errant Bodies Mobility And Political Resistance

Author: Gregory Blair
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319957473
Size: 24.64 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book explores a type of wandering referred to as “errant bodies.” This form of wandering is intentional, without specific destination, and operates as a means of resistance against hegemonic forms of power and cultural prescriptions. Beginning with an examination of the character and particulars of being an errant body, the book investigates historical errant bodies including Ancient Greek Cynics, Punks, Baudelaire, Situationists, Earhart, Kerouac, Fuller, Baudrillard, Hamish Fulton, and Keri Smith. Being an errant body means stepping to the side of dominant culture, creating a potential means of political resistance in the technologically driven twenty-first century.

Ladies Of The Field

Author: Amanda Adams
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1553656415
Size: 53.47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it. Canvas tents were their domains, hot Middle Eastern deserts their gardens of inquiry and labor. Thanks to them, prevailing ideas about feminine nature — soft, nurturing, submissive — were upended. Ladies of the Field tells the story of seven remarkable women, each a pioneering archaeologist, each headstrong, smart, and courageous, who burst into what was then a very young science. Amanda Adams takes us with them as they hack away at underbrush under a blazing sun, battle swarms of biting bugs, travel on camelback for weeks on end, and feel the excitement of unearthing history at an archaeological site. Adams also reveals the dreams of these extraordinary women, their love of the field, their passion for holding the past in their hands, their fascination with human origins, and their utter disregard for convention.

From Alice To Ocean

Author: Robyn Davidson
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Size: 32.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Excerpts from "Tracks" describe the author's 1700 mile journey by camel across the Australian outback

The Teenage Liberation Handbook

Author: Grace Llewellyn
Publisher: Lowry House Pub
ISBN: 9780962959172
Size: 41.90 MB
Format: PDF
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Explores how teenagers can leave school and design a personalized education program for themselves

Cold Beer And Crocodiles

Author: Roff Martin Smith
Publisher: National Geographic
Size: 50.72 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A New England-born author and journalist describes his nine-month, ten-thousand-mile journey through Australia by bicycle, detailing the cattle stations, mining towns, Aboriginal communities, rain forests, deserts, and other sights of the Australian Outback. 25,000 first printing.

I Hear America Reading

Author: Jim Burke
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780325001340
Size: 33.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Collects letters written to the editor's students from children, soldiers, criminals, students, and others about the role books have played at different times in their lives.