Seekers #4: The Last Wilderness

Author: Erin Hunter

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060871338

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Is this the journey's end . . . or just the beginning? Grizzly bear Toklo, polar bear Kallik, black bear Lusa, and their shape-shifting guide Ujurak have finally reached the Last Great Wilderness, the legendary place they've been searching for. But is this really where they're meant to be? One by one the bears begin to grow apart: Toklo feels the urge to hunt and mark his territory, while Kallik feels the pull of the ice within her. Only Lusa fears the day when her friends will leave her to follow their own paths. When disaster strikes, the bears are forced to leave the sanctuary and enter flat-face territory—or risk losing one of their own. Now their journey's end seems farther away than ever, as a new path spreads out before them.

The Last Wilderness

Author: Peter Browning

Publisher: Lafayette, Calif. : Great West Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 179

View: 929


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 Last Wilderness

Author: Murray Morgan

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295745347

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 1443


Murray Morgan’s classic history of the Olympic Peninsula, originally published in 1955, evokes a remote American wilderness “as large as the state of Massachusetts, more rugged than the Rockies, its lowlands blanketed by a cool jungle of fir and pine and cedar, its peaks bearing hundreds of miles of living ice that gave rise to swift rivers alive with giant salmon.” Drawing on historical research and personal tales collected from docks, forest trails, and waterways, Morgan recounts vivid adventures of the area’s settlers—loggers, hunters, prospectors, homesteaders, utopianists, murderers, profit-seekers, conservationists, Wobblies, and bureaucrats—alongside stories of coastal first peoples and striking descriptions of the peninsula’s wildlife and land. Freshly redesigned and with a new introduction by poet and environmentalist Tim McNulty, this humor-filled saga and landmark love story of one of the most formidably beautiful regions of the Pacific Northwest will inform and engage a new generation of readers.

The Last Wilderness

Author: Neil Ansell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472247132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5637


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.

Searching for Yellowstone

Author: Paul Schullery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 338

View: 1810


An environmental study of the world's first national park examines Yellowstone's history and its current place in the world and recounts the ongoing debate over what the real purpose of the park should be.

Ocean

Author: DK Publishing, Inc,Fabien Cousteau

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756622053

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 9899


From the geological and physical processes that affect the ocean floor to thekey habitat zones, this is the definitive reference to the world's oceans forthe entire family.