On the Edge of the Wild

Author: Stephen J. Bodio
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632200767
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A “pleasingly eclectic” collection of essays about the author’s love of the wilderness, literature, cooking, dogs, and life itself (Booklist). On the Edge of the Wild is a stunning collection of essays that shares Stephen Bodio’s passion for the country, wilderness, literature, and much more. With compelling stories about moving to Montana, treasured shotguns, and his absolute love of cooking, readers will be hooked by the beautiful way in which Bodio shares his feelings about life and the outdoors. These thought-provoking essays will appeal to those who enjoy living off the land, and will inspire many more to pursue the satisfactions of a life lived simply. The array of stories shows the deep appreciation and respect that Bodio has for nature, including the wonderful animals that grace his presence. From dogs to falcons, the love shared by this naturalist is something to treasure. “Should most appeal to other hunters and fishers, but a nature lover or even a vegetarian can gain new perspective by reading it.” —Publishers Weekly “A profound personal note of satisfaction at having found the right way to live and an infectious conviction that others can do the same.” —Kirkus Reviews “Excellent prose and witty, perceptive insights.” —Library Journal “The man writes with mortal grace.” —Donald McCaig, author of Nop’s Trials, Eminent Dogs, and Dangerous Men

Ecomysticism

Author: Carl von Essen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591439663
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Explores the philosophy, science, and spirituality of nature mysticism and its Green calling • Offers a solid bridge between spiritual practice and environmental activism • Reveals how we can heal the environment by renewing our connection to it • Shows how spiritual encounters in nature are healing the Nature Deficit Disorder of our psyches and bodies Many have been struck by a majestic moment in nature--a sole illuminated flower in a shady grove, an owl swooping silently across a wooded path, or an infinitely starry sky--and found themselves in a state of expanded awareness so profound they can feel the interconnectedness of all life. These trance-like moments of clarity, unity, and wonder often incite a call to protect and preserve the earth--to support Nature as she supports us. Termed “nature mysticism,” people from all cultures have described such experiences. However, the ever-increasing urbanization of the world’s population is threatening this ancient connection as well as the earth itself. In Ecomysticism, Carl von Essen explores nature mysticism through the recorded experiences of outdoor enthusiasts as well as scientific studies in biology, psychology, and neuroscience. Citing consciousness scholar William James and a variety of well-known nature lovers such as Ansel Adams, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, von Essen shows how the spiritual transcendence from an encounter in nature--like other mystical experiences--is healing the Nature Deficit Disorder of our psyches and bodies, leading to an expansion of our worldview and a clearer understanding of our self and of our natural world. Offering a solid bridge between spiritual practice and environmental activism, von Essen’s spiritual ecology reveals how only through a renewal of humanity’s spiritual connection to nature can we effect true environmental healing.

Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told

Author: Patricia M. Sherwood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461749433
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Since canines first joined humans around the fire—perhaps as far back as 100,000 years ago—the two species have enjoyed a mutually rewarding relationship. The bond between people and their dogs is like no other. Dogs are our best friends, our co-workers, our guardians, and often, our rescuers. They serve us, adore us, entertain us, work for and with us, but most of all they warm our hearts. The perfect gift for any dog lover, The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told is a compulsively readable collection of some of the most moving and illuminating stories ever penned on the subject of our canine companions. Readers will find selections from renowned writers of the genre such as Jack London, James Thurber, and Willie Morris, as well as a few surprise contributions from writers more famous in other fields, including Ray Bradbury and Thomas Mann. With gems from Will Rogers, P. G. Wodehouse, Peter Mayle, Stephen J. Bodio, and many others, The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told is hard to put down. In the thirty-six stories in this fascinating collection, dog lovers will have the pleasure of meeting all kinds of canines—sled dogs, herding dogs, hunting and birding dogs, family pets and movie stars, a dog who was a growing boy's best friend, and even a man who was a dog in another life. These dogs will make readers laugh and make them cry, but most of all they will make them realize just why humans adore their dogs.

Hawk Chalk

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Vol. 8, no. 2, Aug. 1969 includes Northwest falconry news, v. 4, no. 1, 1969.

On Killing

Author: Robert F. Jones
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592285006
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A controversial collection on the ethics of taking animal life.

Writers on the range

Author: Karl Hess
Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado
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Writers on the Range is a book by seventeen westerners about the American West. It is a story of place, mostly good but sometimes bad, a celebration of community, or at least its potential, and a tribute to the men and women, neither saints nor devils, who are the heart and soul of this land of desert, prairie, and forested mountain. Yet it is also much more. It is the melding of diverse western minds, backgrounds and beliefs -- ranchers and one-time ranchwives, poets and policy tinkerers, essayists and hunters, journalists and political theorists, and community organizers and urban refugees -- into a fierce resolve to stake claim and take a stand for a land that is loved in common.Simply put, Writers on the Range is a call to citizenship -- a declaration that love of place, respect of land, and regard for one's neighbor demand from each of us engagement and responsibility. It is the challenge to all of us, not just the writers, to see beyond convention and to find in the mystery and richness of the West a future that is more cooperative, more local, and more attuned to the needs and harmonies of both people and nature.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.