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📒Sierra Club 2013 Engagement Calendar ✍ Sierra Club
📝Sierra Club 2013 Engagement Calendar Book Synopsis : The most popular nature calendar ever published, this Sierra Club classic features "wire-o" binding, a week-by-week format, and 55 full-color images by some of America's leading nature photographers.
📒Ansel Adams ✍ Ansel Adams
📝Ansel Adams Book Synopsis : Ansel Adams s legendary photographs inspire an appreciation for natural beauty and conservation that has communicated down the generations. His ambition was not simply to record the landscape, but to capture his emotional and spiritual response to the wild areas that he loved so deeply. The results are spectacular: an emotional charge and passion shine through the prints with an intensity that is as powerful today as it was over sixty years ago. In 1941, Ansel Adams was commissioned by the United States Interior Department to take photographs of the National Parks to be printed as murals for the walls of the new Interior Department building. This couldn t have been closer to his heart: it combined a commercial assignment with his personal, creative work he referred to as within . The within was the work that encapsulated his emotional reaction to the landscape when he, the camera and the landscape were at one. Unfortunately, the project was curtailed with the outbreak of World War II and the mural was never produced. The majority of pictures in this book are from the National Parks Mural Project, but also include work from other projects. The Kings Canyon photographs, taken in 1936, were successfully used to lobby for Kings Canyon to be designated a National Park. There is an exuberant photograph of an apple tree in snow taken at Yosemite, as well as the images taken for a documentary project during the war when Japanese Americans were interned at the Manzanar Relocation Centre.
📒Nuns Having Fun ✍ Maureen Kelly
📝Nuns Having Fun Book Synopsis : Welcome to the lighter side of convent life. Culled from the black-and-white 1950s and '60s, here are hundreds of nuns caught in the act of letting their wimples down.--[book cover]
📒Wilderness Essays ✍ John Muir
📝Wilderness Essays Book Synopsis : 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.
📒Book Of Vision Quest ✍ Steven Foster
📝Book Of Vision Quest Book Synopsis : Blending numerous heritages, wisdoms, and teachings, this powerfully wrought book encourages people to take charge of their lives, heal themselves, and grow. Movingly rendered, The Book of the Vision Quest is for all who long for renewal and personal transformation. In this revised edition—with two new chapters and added tales from vision questers—Steven Foster recounts his experiences guiding contemporary seekers. He recreates an ancient rite of passage—that of “dying,” “passing through,” and “being reborn”—known as a vision quest. A sacred ceremony that culminates in a three-day, three-night fast, alone, in a place of natural power, the vision quest is a mystical, practical, and intensely personal journey of self-knowledge.
📒Selected Writings ✍ John Muir
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📒The Klamath Knot ✍ David Rains Wallace
📝The Klamath Knot Book Synopsis : "The Klamath Knot is a classic work of natural history, a wondrous meditation through time and space, and an intimate portrait of a miraculous stretch of land, forest, and mountain as botanically rich as any place in North America, as ecologically vital and important as any place on the planet."--Wade Davis, author of One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest "In Wallace's hands, evolution is never mechanical or abstract; it is always seen operating in particular sites and species. As a stylist and a thinker Wallace is in a select class of writers who make science into literature."--Ernest Callenbach, author of Ecotopia "For those of us who like David Rains Wallace's writing, it is good news indeed that his much-admired The Klamath Knot is back in print."--Sue Hubbell, author of Waiting for Aphrodite: Journeys into the Time Before Bones "A classic of natural history which will take its place alongside Walden and A Sand County Almanac."--G. Ledyard Stebbins, author of Variation and Evolution in Plants "The Klamath Knot is a marvelous book, one of the finest nature essays I have read, beautifully written, full of stimulating ideas and insights."--George B. Schaller, author of The Last Panda
📒Unlikely Friendships ✍ Jennifer S. Holland
📝Unlikely Friendships Book Synopsis : It is exactly like Isaiah 11:6: ""The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid . . . " "Written by "National Geographic "magazine writer Jennifer Holland, "Unlikely Friendships" documents one heartwarming tale after
📒I Could Pee On This ✍ Francesco Marciuliano
📝I Could Pee on This Book Synopsis : A collection of humorous poems delves into the cat psyche, covering such topics as separation anxiety, scratching at closed doors, and trips to the veterinarian.
📒Natural Visions ✍ Finis Dunaway
📝Natural Visions Book Synopsis : Walden Pond. The Grand Canyon.Yosemite National Park. Throughout the twentieth century, photographers and filmmakers created unforgettable images of these and other American natural treasures. Many of these images, including the work of Ansel Adams, continue to occupy a prominent place in the American imagination. Making these representations, though, was more than a purely aesthetic project. In fact, portraying majestic scenes and threatened places galvanized concern for the environment and its protection. Natural Visions documents through images the history of environmental reform from the Progressive era to the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, showing the crucial role the camera played in the development of the conservation movement. In Natural Visions, Finis Dunaway tells the story of how visual imagery—such as wilderness photographs, New Deal documentary films, and Sierra Club coffee-table books—shaped modern perceptions of the natural world. By examining the relationship between the camera and environmental politics through detailed studies of key artists and activists, Dunaway captures the emotional and spiritual meaning that became associated with the American landscape. Throughout the book, he reveals how photographers and filmmakers adapted longstanding traditions in American culture—the Puritan jeremiad, the romantic sublime, and the frontier myth—to literally picture nature as a place of grace for the individual and the nation. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, and a host of other artists, Natural Visions will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in American cultural history, the visual arts, and environmentalism.
📒The Man Who Built The Sierra Club ✍ Robert Wyss
📝The Man Who Built the Sierra Club Book Synopsis : David Brower (1912–2000) was a central figure in the modern environmental movement. His leadership, vision, and elegant conception of the wilderness forever changed how we approach nature. In many ways he was a twentieth-century Thoreau. Brower transformed the Sierra Club into a national force that challenged and stopped federally sponsored projects that would have dammed the Grand Canyon and destroyed hundreds of millions of acres of our nation’s wilderness. To admirers, he was tireless, passionate, visionary, and unyielding. To opponents and even some supporters, he was contentious and polarizing. As a young man growing up in Berkeley, California, Brower proved himself a fearless climber of the Sierra Nevada’s dangerous peaks. After serving in the U.S. Army’s famed WWII Mountain Division, he joined the Sierra Club and quickly became its executive director. For nearly two decades, Brower led successful efforts to save crucial rivers in the West and millions of acres of wilderness, but in order to block two dams at the Dinosaur National Monument, he compromised on the building of Utah’s Glen Canyon Dam—a loss of wilderness that haunted him until his death. This uncompromising biography explores every facet of Brower’s time as leader of the Sierra Club and steward of the modern environmental movement. His style inspired many but bordered on reckless. His passionate advocacy destroyed lifelong friendships and at times threatened his goals. Married for fifty-six years, Brower jeopardized everything to engage in affairs with other men. Yet his achievements remain some of the most important triumphs of the conservation movement. What emerges from this unique portrait is a rich and robust profile of a leader who took up the work of John Muir and, along with Rachel Carson, made environmentalism the cause of our time.
📒Afoot And Afield San Diego County ✍ Jerry Schad
📝Afoot and Afield San Diego County Book Synopsis : The Los Angeles Times has hailed Southern California' hiking guru Jerry Schad's Afoot & Afield San Diego County as "the bible of San Diego hiking." Encompassing the county from Sunset Cliff Park and the Bayside Trail at Point Loma to Fonts Point in the Borrego Badlands, this hiking guide is the "must-have" to explore San Diego's diverse outdoors. The book covers all the worthwhile hiking destinations throughout the county - including the coast, foothills, mountains, and desert - in trips ranging from the short family excursions to multi-day backpacks. This long-awaited fourth edition of San Diego County's most recognized and comprehensive hiking guide has been fully updated and expanded to cover 250 hikes. All new maps.
📒In Wildness Is The Preservation Of The World ✍ Henry David Thoreau
📝In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World Book Synopsis : "Photography is a strong tool, a propaganda device, and a weapon for the defense of the environment...and therefore for the fostering of a healthy human race and even very likely for its survival." —Eliot Porter, 1962 Celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the first publication of "In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World" by Eliot Porter, AMMO Books is honored to present a newly restored version of one of photography's most beloved and bestselling titles. In 1962, photographer Eliot Porter and the Sierra Club founder, David Brower, published this bestselling, and now long-out-of-print, classic monograph that has often been referred to as "the very first coffee table book" ever published. Porter masterfully created and paired his color photographs of the New England woods with passages by writer Henry David Thoreau. Both Porter and Thoreau—although they lived a century apart—constantly worked to preserve Nature and protect it from manmade interference. The finished "collaboration" arrived in an era when environmental causes were not in the public consciousness, and yet the book became an overnight publishing success that lasted many decades with multiple print runs and and formats. This AMMO Books edition features refined classic typography in the spirit of the original hardcover first edition, with stunning photo reproductions on recycled-content, fine paper stock. Along with a cloth cover with foil debossing, the book stays true to the original intentions and themes of that first edition, including all 73 brilliant color images lovingly restored for today's printing technology. AMMO Books proudly releases the singular book that celebrates and rediscovers the intricacies and undeniable beauty of man's relationship to the magnificent outdoors—a sentiment that has only grown more relevant in the 50 years since "In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World" was first published.
📒Eliot Porter ✍ Paul Martineau
📝Eliot Porter Book Synopsis : Known for his exquisite images of birds and landscape, Eliot Porter (American, 1901–1990) was a pioneer in the use of color photography. His work also became a powerful visual argument for environmental conservation. Trained as a medical doctor and possessing a scientist's gift for close observation, Porter explored new ways of depicting nature, building blinds in trees so he could study his avian subjects at closer vantage, and producing landscape images that capture both pristine forest and ragged river canyons with equal force and brilliance. Initially encouraged by the groundbreaking photographers Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz, Porter went on to produce a body of work all his own. His 1962 Sierra Club book In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World, with its images grouped by season and accompanied by quotations from Henry David Thoreau, transformed the concept of nature photography books. Ultimately, Porter's photographs came to the attention of Congress and led to the passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964, the foundational law in wilderness management today. Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature contains 110 images from the collections of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser; the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; and of the J. Paul Getty Museum, along with an essay by Paul Martineau that discusses Porter's life and the innovations he brought to the practice of photography.
📒On Trails ✍ Robert Moor
📝On Trails Book Synopsis : From a brilliant new literary voice comes a groundbreaking exploration of how trails help us understand the world, from tiny ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet.
📒Grandma Gatewood S Walk ✍ Ben Montgomery
📝Grandma Gatewood s Walk Book Synopsis : Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and '60s. She appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. He also unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail. The inspiring story of Emma Gatewood illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination.
📒Tucson Impressions ✍ James Randklev
📝Tucson Impressions Book Synopsis : With images ranging from the sweeping Sonoran Desert studded with the saguaro cactus to the ornate Santa Cruz Catholic Church to the contemporary Rattlesnake Bridge, award-winning photographer James Randklev takes you on a photographic journey through the cityscapes and countryside of Tucson, one of the nation's oldest cities. A master landscape photographer, Randklev captures rich color images of Tucson, old and new, including the sun-washed Historico Barrio, the Old Tucson Studios, the Arivaipa Canyon Wilderness, and desert flora.
📒Joyous Detox ✍ Joy McCarthy
📝Joyous Detox Book Synopsis : Globe and Mail-bestselling author, blogger, and holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy returns with 10-day detox and 100 new detox-friendly recipes to feel fabulous every day Joyous Detox is a healthy plan to detox naturally by following a whole foods-based diet that emphasizes specific detox-friendly foods that are simply delicious and fully nourishing. Give your body a break from certain foods, including food additives, sugar, dairy, gluten, bad fats, and toxins. Like the thousands who have made the choice to feel refreshed, healthier, and happier with Joy's popular 10-day detox plan, you'll benefit from a revved-up metabolism, banished sugar cravings, improved digestion, increased energy, better sleep, glowing skin and shiny hair, weight loss, increased libido, lowered blood pressure, and more! Discover how good your body was meant to look and feel. Joyous Detox will help you eat and live joyously with 100 filling yet detoxifying recipes. Detox without deprivation while you enjoy Joy's Strawberry Oat Mini Pancakes, Juicy Chicken Spinach Burgers, and naturally sweetened treats like Chocolate Chia Mousse. If you are looking for a way to reconnect with healthy eating, you'll find a 2-day reboot plan for times when your diet needs a quick adjustment, and a full 10-day detox plan (omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan) that can easily be extended for any number of weeks. You'll feel so amazing that you'll want to follow Joy's detox plan all year long--and that's great too! In just 10 days, you're sure to feel nourished and inspired to live a healthy lifestyle.
📒What S Your Poo Telling You ✍ Josh Richman
📝What s Your Poo Telling You Book Synopsis : With universal appeal (everyone poops, after all), this witty, illustrated description of over two dozen dookies (each with a medical explanation written by a doctor) details what one can learn about health and well-being by studying what's in the bowl. A floater? It's probably due to a buildup of gas. Now think back on last night's dinner, a burrito perhaps? . . .All the greatest hits are here: The Log Jam, The Glass Shard, The Deja Poo, The Hanging Chad . . . the list goes on. Sidebars, trivia, over 60 euphemisms for number 2, and unusual case histories all make this the ultimate bathroom reader. Who knew you could learn so much from your poo?
📒Inner Reflections ✍ Self-Realization Fellowship
📝Inner Reflections Book Synopsis : Powerful, inspiring quotes from Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, dynamically woven with some of the world's best nature photography to create a unique blend of art and soul--one of the most sought after engagement calendars on the market with annual print runs of more than 90,000. The removable grid pages make this a keepsake to be treasured long after the end of the year.
📒Ecotherapy ✍ Linda Buzzell
📝Ecotherapy Book Synopsis : Encompasses a broad range of nature-based methods of pyschological healing. Leaders in the field contribute essays that take into account the latest scientific understandings and the deepest indigenous wisdom. Other key thinkers explore the links among ecotherapy, spiritual development and restoring community.