Indian Creek Chronicles

A Winter in the Bitterroot Wilderness

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762766565

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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"The wardens climbed into their truck, ready to leave. 'You'll need about seven cords of firewood. Concentrate on that. You'll have to get it all in before the snow grounds your truck.'" "Though I didn't want to ask, it seemed important. 'What's a cord?'" So begins Pete Fromm's seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness guarding salmon eggs. After blundering into this forbidding errand as a college lark, Fromm gradually come face to face with the blunt realities of life as a contemporary mountain man. Brutal cold, isolation, and fearful risks balance against the satisfaction of living a unique existence in modern America. This award-winning narrative is a gripping story of adventure, a rousing tale of self-sufficiency, and modern-day Walden. From either perspective, Fromm lives up to his reputation as one of the West's strongest new voices.
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Ein Winter am Indian Creek

allein in der Wildnis Montanas

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894050733

Category:

Page: 277

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The Names of the Stars

A Life in the Wilds

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250101697

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3913

Winner of Honor Book for the 2016 Montana Book Award At twenty years old, Pete Fromm heard of a job babysitting salmon eggs, seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Leaping at this chance to be a mountain man, with no experience in the wilds, he left the world. Thirteen years later, he published his beloved memoir of that winter, Indian Creek Chronicles —Into the Wild with a twist. Twenty five years later, he was asked to return to the wilderness to babysit more fish eggs. But no longer a footloose twenty year old, at forty-five, he was the father of two young sons. He left again, alone, straight into the heart of Montana’s Bob Marshall wilderness, walking a daily ten mile loop to his fish eggs through deer and elk and the highest density of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states. The Names of the Stars is not only a story of wilderness and bears but also a trek through a life lived at its edges, showing how an impulsive kid transformed into a father without losing his love for the wilds. From loon calls echoing across Northwood lakes to the grim realities of life guarding in the Nevada desert, through the isolation of Indian Creek and years spent running the Snake and Rio Grande as a river ranger, Pete seeks out the source of this passion for wildness, as well as explores fatherhood and mortality and all the costs and risks and rewards of life lived on its own terms.
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Winter

A Spiritual Biography of the Season

Author: Gary D. Schmidt,Susan M. Felch

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1893361535

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 2154

Thirty inspirational writings from a variety of authors delve into the feelings that winter conjures in us, calling up both the barrenness and beauty of the natural world in wintertime, and helping readers express and understand their own personal reaction to the season, showing them the way from the cold of winter to the warmth of the human soul.
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Tod auf dem Fluss

Author: Richard Flanagan

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972594

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1073

Aljaz Cosini führt als Raftingführer Touristen den wilden Franklin River in Tasmanien hinunter. Bei der Landung vor einem Wasserfall gleitet Aljaz bei dramatischen Rettungsversuch auf einem Felsen aus und stürzt in den Fluss. Von der Wucht des Wassers an die Felsen gedrückt, droht er zu ertrinken. Während er um sein Leben kämpft, zieht seine Vergangenheit an ihm vorbei. Aljaz› Erinnerungen und Gefühle fügen sich zu einem großen erzählerischen Porträt dieses wilden Landstrichs und seiner Bewohner...
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Consolations of the Forest

Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga

Author: Sylvain Tesson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141975490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7653

In Consolations of the Forest, Sylvain Tesson explains how he found a radical solution to his need for freedom, one as ancient as the experiences of the hermits of old Russia: he decided to lock himself alone in a cabin in the middle taiga, on the shores of Baikal, for six months. From February to July 2010, he lived in silence, solitude, and cold. His cabin, built by Soviet geologists in the Brezhnev years, is a cube of logs three meters by three meters, heated by a cast iron skillet, six-day walk from the nearest village and hundreds of miles of track. To live isolated from the world while retaining one's sanity requires a routine, Tesson discovered. In the morning, he would read, write, smoke, or draw, and then devoted hours to cutting the wood, shoveling snow, and fishing. Emotionally, these months proved a challenge, and the loneliness was crippling. Tesson found in paper a valuable confidant, the notebook, a polite companion. Noting carefully, almost daily, his impressions of the silence, his struggles to survive in a hostile nature, his despair, his doubts, but also its moments of ecstasy, inner peace and harmony with nature, Sylvain Tesson shares with us an extraordinary experience. Writer, journalist and traveler, Sylvain Tesson was born in 1972. After a world tour by bicycle, he developed a passion for Central Asia, and has travelled tirelessly since 1997. He came to prominence in 2004 with a remarkable travelogue, Axis of Wolf (Robert Laffont). Editions Gallimard have already published his A Life of a Mouthful (2009) and, with Thomas Goisque and Bertrand de Miollis, High Voltage (2009). In 2009 he won the Prix Goncourt for A Life of a Mouthful, and in 2011 won the Prix Médicis for non-fiction for Consolations of the Forest: Alone in Siberia.
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More Book Lust

Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570616558

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 2289

The response to Nancy Pearl’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl’s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO.
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The Rockies in First Person

A Critical Study of Recent American Memoirs from the Region

Author: Ron McFarland

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786451637

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 1876

The autobiography has not always been acknowledged as true literature. Since 1970, however, American memoirs have revealed themselves as a respectable literary genre, distinct with an inimitable literary voice and a unique capacity to intersect narration and reflection. This study focuses critical attention on ten memoirs from the northern U.S. Rockies, including Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. By comparing memoirs representing states that share similar demographic, ecological, and socio-economic characteristics, this historic and literary analysis reveals both commonalities and divergences among American Western memoirs. Each chapter compares two books of similar thematic concerns, ranging from regional values and rural evolution to dynamic landscapes and the experiences of American Indians.
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Vom Spazieren

ein Essay

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257234633

Category:

Page: 87

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Pandoras Tochter

Thriller

Author: Iris Johansen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548282589

Category: Psychic ability

Page: 427

View: 8238

Die Ärztin Megan verfügt über übersinnliche Kräfte. Als ein Anschlag auf sie verübt wird, versucht sie zusammen mit dem geheimnisvollen Neal Grady herauszufinden, was hinter ihrer gefährlichen Gabe steckt.
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Zeit der Geborgenheit

Roman

Author: Wallace Earle Stegner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423140980

Category:

Page: 417

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Der Totgeglaubte

Eine wahre Geschichte

Author: Michael Punke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783890297682

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3497

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Zwischenzeit

die Liebe, die du suchst, ist in dir

Author: Iyanla Vanzant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548741277

Category:

Page: 319

View: 1751

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Unterwegs zum Buddha

sein Leben, seine Lehre, seine Wirkung

Author: Pankaj Mishra

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896671349

Category:

Page: 444

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Die Herzen der Männer

Roman

Author: Nickolas Butler

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608110100

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7741

Über eine Zeitspanne von drei Generationen und ebenso vielen Kriegen erkundet dieser Roman die Herzen der Männer: ihre Schwächen und Geheimnisse, ihre Bedürfnisse und Werte. Damit legt Nickolas Butler nach »Shotgun Lovesongs« ein vielschichtiges und sensibles Epos über die Verletzungen, die Männer einander und anderen zufügen, vor. In den Augen seines Vaters ist Nelson eine Enttäuschung. Wer will schon ein Kind, das weder Freunde noch Selbstbewusstsein besitzt? Je intensiver der verunsicherte Junge sich nach Zuwendung sehnt, desto stärker sondert sich der Vater ab, bis er irgendwann ganz aus dem Leben seines Sohnes verschwindet. Doch in einem Punkt hat er sich getäuscht. Nelson ist nicht allein. Jonathan, sein bester Freund aus dem Pfadfinderlager, ist das genaue Gegenteil von Nelson: bei allen beliebt, pragmatisch und mit einer unverwüstlichen Leichtigkeit ausgestattet. Was aber treibt jemanden wie Jonathan dazu, sich mit einem Außenseiter anzufreunden? Und stand Jonathan wirklich immer so rückhaltlos zu ihm? Das Leben im rauhen Wisconsin verlangt Nelson, Jonathan und dessen Familie Prüfungen ab, die Freundschaft und Loyalität auf eine harte Probe stellen. Stimmen zum Buch »Ein zärtliches, einfühlsames Buch – eine wunderbare Lektüre.« People
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The Yellowstone Wolves

The First Year

Author: Gary Ferguson

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9781560445005

Category: Nature

Page: 174

View: 371

Naturalist Gary Ferguson charts wolf reintroduction in the nation's first national park.
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Blue highways

Eine Reise in Amerika

Author: William Least Heat Moon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518381212

Category:

Page: 583

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Die Meerfrau

Roman

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641024722

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9972

Eine idyllische Insel vor South Carolina: Nach langen Jahren kehrt die 40-jährige Jessie Sullivan in ihre alte Heimat zurück, weil ihre Mutter sie braucht. Schon bald gerät ihr geordnetes Leben aus der Bahn: Die verheiratete Frau verliebt sich in einen Mönch, der kurz davor steht, sein ewiges Gelübde abzulegen. Jessie will ihre Ehe nicht aufs Spiel setzen. Doch die Sehnsucht nach einem Seelenverwandten, nach Sinnlichkeit und Spiritualität, droht über die Vernunft zu siegen ...
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