Book: The New Wilderness


WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF FICTION OF 2020 NPR BEST BOOK OF 2020 BUZZFEED BEST BOOK OF 2020 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE "THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES" —Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize Judge "A virtuosic debut, brutal and ...

  • Author : Diane Cook
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 11 August 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062333155

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 "THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES" --Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize Judge "The New Wilderness is a virtuosic debut, brutal and beautiful in equal measure." —Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of Station Eleven Margaret Atwood meets Miranda July in this wildly imaginative debut novel of a mother's battle to save her daughter in a world ravaged by climate change; A prescient and suspenseful book from the author of the acclaimed story collection, MAN V. NATURE. Bea’s five-year-old daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away, consumed by the smog and pollution of the overdeveloped metropolis that most of the population now calls home. If they stay in the city, Agnes will die. There is only one alternative: the Wilderness State, the last swath of untouched, protected land, where people have always been forbidden. Until now. Bea, Agnes, and eighteen others volunteer to live in the Wilderness State, guinea pigs in an experiment to see if humans can exist in nature without destroying it. Living as nomadic hunter-gatherers, they slowly and painfully learn to survive in an unpredictable, dangerous land, bickering and battling for power and control as they betray and save one another. But as Agnes embraces the wild freedom of this new existence, Bea realizes that saving her daughter’s life means losing her in a different way. The farther they get from civilization, the more their bond is tested in astonishing and heartbreaking ways. At once a blazing lament of our contempt for nature and a deeply humane portrayal of motherhood and what it means to be human, The New Wilderness is an extraordinary novel from a one-of-a-kind literary force.

Book: The New Wilderness


A passionate, tender and terrifying story of a mother's fight to protect her daughter

  • Author : Diane Cook
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 03 June 2021
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 0861540018

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A passionate, tender and terrifying story of a mother's fight to protect her daughter

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  • Author : Diane Cook
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 30 July 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9781786078223

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'THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES.' Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize judge From an acclaimed Guardian First Book Award finalist comes a debut novel 'brutal and beautiful in equal measure' (Emily St. John Mandel) A Guardian Best Science Fiction Book of the Year A 'Best Book of the Year 2020' according to BBC Culture An Irish Times Best Debut Fiction of 2020 NPR Best Books of the Year Bea's five-year-old daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away. The smog and pollution of the overdeveloped, overpopulated metropolis they call home is ravaging her lungs. Bea knows she cannot stay in the City, but there is only one alternative: The Wilderness State. Mankind has never been allowed to venture into this vast expanse of untamed land. Until now. Bea and Agnes join eighteen other volunteers who agree to take part in a radical experiment. They must slowly learn how to live in the unpredictable, often dangerous Wilderness, leaving no trace on their surroundings in their quest to survive. But as Agnes embraces this new existence, Bea realises that saving her daughter's life might mean losing her in ways she hadn't foreseen. At once a blazing lament of our contempt for nature and a deeply humane portrayal of motherhood, The New Wilderness is an extraordinary, urgent novel from a celebrated new literary voice.

Book: Man V Nature


“Astonishing. . . . The stories are surreal, with the sharpest edge and in one way or another, each story reveals something raw and powerful about being human in a world where so little is in our control.” — Roxane Gay A refreshingly ...

  • Author : Diane Cook
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 07 October 2014
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062333124

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“Astonishing. . . . The stories are surreal, with the sharpest edge and in one way or another, each story reveals something raw and powerful about being human in a world where so little is in our control.” — Roxane Gay A refreshingly imaginative, daring debut collection of stories which illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, as seen through the lens of the natural world. Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man, and the dark humor and heartbreak of our struggle to not only thrive, but survive. In “Girl on Girl,” a high school freshman goes to disturbing lengths to help an old friend. An insatiable temptress pursues the one man she can’t have in “Meteorologist Dave Santana.” And in the title story, a long fraught friendship comes undone when three buddies get impossibly lost on a lake it is impossible to get lost on. In Diane Cook’s perilous worlds, the quotidian surface conceals an unexpected surreality that illuminates different facets of our curious, troubling, and bewildering behavior. Other stories explore situations pulled directly from the wild, imposing on human lives the danger, tension, and precariousness of the natural world: a pack of not-needed boys take refuge in a murky forest and compete against each other for their next meal; an alpha male is pursued through city streets by murderous rivals and desirous women; helpless newborns are snatched by a man who stalks them from their suburban yards. Through these characters Cook asks: What is at the root of our most heartless, selfish impulses? Why are people drawn together in such messy, complicated, needful ways? When the unexpected intrudes upon the routine, what do we discover about ourselves? As entertaining as it is dangerous, this accomplished collection explores the boundary between the wild and the civilized, where nature acts as a catalyst for

Book: Leave No Trace


CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "Principles To Live By" from Leave No Trace * Wilderness ethics for minimizing impact on fellow wilderness travelers and wildlife * A portion of the proceeds goes to the Leave No Trace Center for ...

  • Author : Annette McGiveney
  • Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
  • Release : 13 August 2003
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 13 : 9781594851971

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CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "Principles To Live By" from Leave No Trace * Wilderness ethics for minimizing impact on fellow wilderness travelers and wildlife * A portion of the proceeds goes to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Beyond cleaning up your trash and not cutting down trees for firewood, how far should you go to minimize your impact on wilderness lands? What is really important, and what is too extreme? Annette McGivney provides thoughtful answers based on scientific facts. She presents practical tips and techniques tailored for hikers, climbers, backcountry skiers, mountain bikers, equestrians, sea kayakers, canoeists, and rafters. And most importantly, there are tips for teaching Leave No Trace practices to children and others.

Book: The Great New Wilderness Debate


This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use.

  • Author : J. Baird Callicott
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 31 July 1998
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 697
  • ISBN 13 : 0820319848

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The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide-ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use." J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson have selected thirty-nine essays that provide historical context, range broadly across the issues, and set forth the positions of the debate. Beginning with such well-known authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold, the collection moves forward to the contemporary debate and presents seminal works by a number of the most distinguished scholars in environmental history and environmental philosophy. The Great New Wilderness Debate also includes essays by conservation biologists, cultural geographers, environmental activists, and contemporary writers on the environment.

Book: Cities in the Wilderness


This is no call for developing a new federal bureaucracy; Babbitt shows instead how much can be--and has been--done by making thoughtful and beneficial use of laws and institutions already in place.

  • Author : Bruce Babbitt
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 03 August 2007
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 13 : 9781597261517

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Score: 4.5
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In this brilliant, gracefully written, and important new book, former Secretary of the Interior and Governor of Arizona Bruce Babbitt brings fresh thought--and fresh air--to questions of how we can build a future we want to live in. We've all experienced America's changing natural landscape as the integrity of our forests, seacoasts, and river valleys succumbs to strip malls, new roads, and subdivisions. Too often, we assume that when land is developed it is forever lost to the natural world--or hope that a patchwork of local conservation strategies can somehow hold up against further large-scale development. In Cities in the Wilderness, Bruce Babbitt makes the case for why we need a national vision of land use. We may have a space program, he points out, but here at home we don't have an open-space policy that can balance the needs for human settlement and community with those for preservation of the natural world upon which life depends. Yet such a balance, the author demonstrates, is as remarkably achievable as it is necessary. This is no call for developing a new federal bureaucracy; Babbitt shows instead how much can be--and has been--done by making thoughtful and beneficial use of laws and institutions already in place. A hallmark of the book is the author's ability to match imaginative vision with practical understanding. Babbitt draws on his extensive experience to take us behind the scenes negotiating the Florida Everglades restoration project, the largest ever authorized by Congress. In California, we discover how the Endangered Species Act, still one of the most effective laws governing land use, has been employed to restore regional habitat. In the Midwest, we see how new World Trade Organization regulations might be used to help restore Iowa's farmlands and rivers. As a key architect of many environmental success stories, Babbitt reveals how broad restoration projects have thrived through federal- state partnership and how their principles can be extend

Book: A Scapegoat in the New Wilderness


Jaher sets up a comparative framework, in which American anti-Semitism is seen in relation to other forms of ethnic and religious bigotry.

  • Author : Frederic Cople Jaher
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 31 July 1994
  • Category: Antisemitism
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 13 : UOM:39015029110163

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Jaher sets up a comparative framework, in which American anti-Semitism is seen in relation to other forms of ethnic and religious bigotry. He compares America's treatment of Jews to their treatment in other eras and countries, and notes variations by region, social group, and historical period.

Book: Braving the Wilderness


In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

  • Author : Brene Brown
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 27 August 2019
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 13 : 9780812985818

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection Don't miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage! HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives--experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that we're experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, "True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that's rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it's easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it's a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It's a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts." Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, "The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of

Book: Wilderness


Thirty years ago, Abel Truman found himself on the wrong side in the Battle of the Wilderness, one of the bloodiest clashes of the American Civil War.

  • Author : Lance Weller
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 31 July 2021
  • Category: Historical fiction
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 13 : 9781408831724

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Epic, heartbreaking and poetic, Wilderness is the story of the origins of a nation. It is a tale of a horrific war and the great evil it ended, of the kindness of strangers and the unbreakable bonds of memory and love

Book: Another Wilderness


A collection of writings by women who share their love of nature, sports, and the outdoors

  • Author : Susan Fox Rogers
  • Publisher : Seal Press (CA)
  • Release : 31 July 1997
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 13 : 1878067303

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A collection of writings by women who share their love of nature, sports, and the outdoors