by David Rothenberg, Always The Mountains Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Always The Mountains book, David Rothenberg is one of our most eloquent observers of the interplay between nature, culture, and technology. These nineteen pieces exemplify what has been called Rothenberg's "amiable" mix of interests, styles, and approaches. In settings that range from wildest Norway to his own front porch in upstate New York, Rothenberg discusses the Hudson River School of painters, the hazy provenance of Chief Seattle's famous speech, ecoterrorism, suburbia, the World Wide Web, and much more. He asks if we can save a place less obtrusively than by turning it into a park. He muses on the plight of a pacifist beset by a swarm of mosquitoes. He ascends Mt. Ventoux with Petrarch and Mt. Katahdin with Thoreau. In Always the Mountains, Rothenberg dares us to "enjoy the fundamental uncertainty that grounds human existence," to wean ourselves from the habit of simple answers and embrace the world's vastness.
by Kalli Deschamps, Always There Is The Mountain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Always There Is The Mountain book, Joy and disaster share the stage with death and re-birth in the story of a young man's passion for ranching, his enthusiastic wife's desire to learn a new rural lifestyle and their struggle to survive on a small cattle ranch in Western Montana. Their 100-year old community along the creek is engaged in its own struggle with survival when faced with a creeping urban sprawl searching for space and beauty. This conflict reaches a climax one summer evening in the nineteen sixties when tragedy strikes and an era comes to an end.
by John Charles Frémont, Report Of The Exploring Expedition To The Rocky Mountains In The Year 1842 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Report Of The Exploring Expedition To The Rocky Mountains In The Year 1842 book,
by Howard Ensign Evans, The Natural History Of The Long Expedition To The Rocky Mountains 1819 1820 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Natural History Of The Long Expedition To The Rocky Mountains 1819 1820 book, A little over 170 years ago--hardly a moment on the clock of history--one half of the United States was empty of all but Indians and the plants and game on which they subsisted. Indeed, acquiring the Louisiana Territory approximately doubled the size of the United States, adding 800,000 square miles of land that had scarcely been explored or adequately mapped. Americans would be given an in-depth look this rugged and untamed land only when Secretary of War John C. Calhoun and President James Monroe agreed that a military presence at the mouth of the Yellowstone River (near the boundary between North Dakota and Montana) would impress the Indians and serve notice to Canadian trappers and traders that some of their favorite beaver country was now part of the United States. In The Natural History of the Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains (1819- 1820), Howard E. Evans offers a colorful history of the expedition of Major Stephen H. Long--the first scientific exploration of the Louisiana Territory to be accompanied by trained naturalists and artists. Made up of twenty-two men--military personnel and "scientific gentlemen"--the Long Expedition struggled on foot and horseback along the Front Range of the Rockies, living off the land, recording rivers and landforms, shooting birds, plucking plants, and catching lizards and insects to preserve for study. They were often thirsty and hungry, sometimes ill, and always tired. But theirs was an experience awarded to only a chosen few: the opportunity to see and record firsthand the pristine lands that so majestically defined the United States. Based primarily on the expedition members' reports and diaries, and often told in the participants' own words, this fascinating chronicle transports readers back to the near-virgin wilderness of 1820. We accompany naturalist Edwin James as he becomes the first man to climb Pike's Peak, and roam with him in his dual role as botanist, collecting a multitude of flora specimens, 140 of which were described by him and others as new. We sit with artist Samuel Seymour as he sketches in vivid detail the panorama of breathtaking peaks and prominent landforms, travel along with Titian Peale as he visits the homes of Native Americans and records with an artist's keen eye and gifted hand the intense beauty of this land's first inhabitants, and go exploring with zoologist Thomas Say as he describes never before seen mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and insects. Beautifully illustrated with crisp reproductions of Peale and Seymour's art, as well as photographs of the many plants and insects described by James and Say, The Natural History of the Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains (1819-1820) offers a vivid account of this monumental expedition. The story of the Long Expedition has been told before, but without due recognition of the party's great contributions to natural history. Now, anyone interested in the early history of the American West can witness for themselves how this vast and varied land looked and felt when it was first seen by trained scientists and artists.
by Cameron McNeish, There S Always The Hills Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download There S Always The Hills book, From his home in the Cairngorms of Scotland, Cameron McNeish reflects on a life dedicated to the outdoors. In this long-awaited autobiography, he candidly recalls the ups and downs of a full life, much of it in the public eye, much of it until now unseen.
by Julia Spicher Kasdorf, The Body And The Book Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Body And The Book book, "A collection of essays by poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf focusing on aspects of Mennonite life. Essays examine issues of gender, cultural, and religious identity as they relate to the emergence and exercise of literary authority"--Provided by publisher.