Woodswoman

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Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439508909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

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A wildlife ecologist recounts her personal and professional observations and adventures in the wilderness of New York's Adirondack Mountains

Woodswoman III

Book Three of the Woodswoman's Adventures

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Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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In 1976, Anne LaBastille, a young ecologist built her own log cabin at the edge of wilderness in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She has lived there without electricity or a road for 30 years. Her first book, WOODSWOMAN, related encounters with wildlife, weather, & local folk over ten years. The sequel, BEYOND BLACK BEAR LAKE, described her building a new retreat for writing, "Thoreau II," closer to the wilderness. WOODSWOMAN III tells how Anne & her German shepherds encounter a perilous tornado, the joys of guiding, the sad passing of her noble dog, Condor, new environmental controversies & terrorism, the haunting beauty of the Adirondack Mountains, & the challenge of becoming an older woodswoman. She offers a strong inspirational message to women over 50 to become "fierce eco-feminists" & save our planet. In this third decade, Anne's writing is delightfully spunky & sensitive. WOODSWOMAN III is dynamite! Available May 1997 from West of the Wind Publications, Inc., R.D. 2, Westport, NY 12993. Phone & FAX: 518-962-8295. ISBN 0-9632846-1-4. $15.00. 256pp. (Orig.), Trade Paper.

Women and Wilderness

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Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780871568281

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Analyzes the historical reasons behind the traditional alienation of women from the outdoors, showing how the barriers have crumbled in the last few decades

Mama Poc

An Ecologist's Account of the Extinction of a Species

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Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393308006

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Every day some species of plant or animal on our planet becomes extinct. In Mama Poc, the bestselling author of Woodswoman and Beyond Black Bear Lake relates her own attempts to halt the decline of a single species of bird found only in Guatemala. The giant grebe, a flightless bird living on mile-deep Lake Atitlan, came to LaBastille's attention in 1964. Her population count revealed that a mere eighty-two birds remained. Over the course of twenty-five years, Anne LaBastille made the cause of the giant grebe her own. This is the story of her life in Guatemala, observing the birds and working to reclaim their habitat and--against odds that turned out to be overwhelming--give them a future.

The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty

Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist

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Author: Christopher Angus

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815607410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 265

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Chronicles Petty's rise from his start as the son of backwoods uneducated parents through his life as a wilderness guide, forester, camp director, World War II pilot, district ranger, aerial forest firefighter - ultimately leaving his mark as a lifelong advocate for the protecton of wilderness.

My Side of the Mountain

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0141312424

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 177

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A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.

Woodswoman II

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Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

View: 7236

Anne LaBastille wrote her best-selling book Woodswoman about the peace and solitude she found in the log cabin she built at Black Bear Lake. Eventually, however, the outside world intruded.

Jaguar Totem

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Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780963284624

Category: Conservationists

Page: 269

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Jaguar Totem is the riveting account of Anne LaBastille's "other life" & the exciting counterpoint to the WOODSWOMAN Trilogy. From her log cabin at the edge of wilderness, Anne LaBastille fares out on fast-paced ecological consultancies which include teeming wildlife, dazzling land - & seascapes, world renowned scientists, glamorous conferences & daring field trips. Climb with Anne into magnificent cloud forests on Volcano Atitlan in Guatemala to establish a Quetzal Reserve. Camp on the beautiful beaches of remote Anegada Island in the Caribbean as she mist-nets birds & bats new to the area. Run rapids by dugout canoe in the Darien jungle of Panama where Anne meets a wondrous young female jaguar, "Mancha," while on a National Geographic assignment. Zodiak over the stormy North Atlantic to photograph huge gannet colonies off St. Kilda, Scotland. Jaguar Totem rivals anything in the WOODSWOMAN Trilogy. It tells of life intensely lived -- of life as vibrant as this book's cover. It reinforces Dr. LaBastille's strong belief that wildlands & wildlife everywhere need constant, compassionate care. Available from West of the Wind Publications, Inc., R.D. 2, Westport, NY 12993. Phone & FAX: 518-962-8295.

Beyond Black Bear Lake

Life at the Edge of the Wilderness

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Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393305395

Category: Conservationists

Page: 251

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After her bestselling book, Woodswoman, Anne LaBastille retreated even farther into the wilderness and built a tiny cabin fashioned after Thoreau's Walden. Her renewed bond with nature makes for another "eloquent, witty, and inspirational volume".--Booklist.

Assignment, Wildlife

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Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

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The award-winning conservationist and ecological consultant recounts her assignments and adventures in various parts of the world and her efforts to protect our forests, watersheds, soils, landscapes, and wildlife from humankind and its expanding technology

Braving It

A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild

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Author: James Campbell

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307461262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The powerful and affirming story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell’s cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor peeling and hauling logs? But once there, Aidan embraced the wild. She even agreed to return a few months later to help the Korths work their traplines and hunt for caribou and moose. Despite windchills of 50 degrees below zero, father and daughter ventured out daily to track, hunt, and trap. Under the supervision of Edna, Heimo’s Yupik Eskimo wife, Aidan grew more confident in the woods. Campbell knew that in traditional Eskimo cultures, some daughters earned a rite of passage usually reserved for young men. So he decided to take Aidan back to Alaska one final time before she left home. It would be their third and most ambitious trip, backpacking over Alaska’s Brooks Range to the headwaters of the mighty Hulahula River, where they would assemble a folding canoe and paddle to the Arctic Ocean. The journey would test them, and their relationship, in one of the planet’s most remote places: a land of wolves, musk oxen, Dall sheep, golden eagles, and polar bears. At turns poignant and humorous, Braving It is an ode to America’s disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up—and a parent to finally, fully let go.

The Amazing Language of Medicine

Understanding Medical Terms and Their Backstories

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Author: Robert B. Taylor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319503286

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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This book tells the intriguing and often colorful stories of the medical words we use. The origins of clinical and scientific terms can be found in Greek and Latin myths, in places such as jungles of Uganda and the islands of the Aegean Sea, in the names of medicine’s giants such as Hippocrates and Osler, and in some truly unlikely sources. In this book you will learn the answers to questions such as: • What disease was named for an American space flight? • Do you know the echoic word for elephantine rumbling of the bowels? • What drug name was determined by drawing chemists’ notes out of a hat? • What are surfer’s eye, clam digger’s itch, and hide porter’s disease? This book can give you new insights into the terms we use every day in the clinic, hospital, and laboratory. Knowing a word’s history assists in understanding not only what it means, but also some of the connotative subtleties of terms used in diagnosis and treatment. The Amazing Language of Medicine is intended for the enrichment of physicians, other health professionals, students, and anyone involved in clinical care and medical science.

A Widow's Walk Off-Grid to Self-Reliance

An Inspiring, True Story of Courage and Determination

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Author: Annie Dodds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781632470232

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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Left homeless and near-destitute in her 50s, Annie Dodds pursued an old dream of self-reliance and moved off-grid to a cabin with no heat, electricity, running water, kitchen, or bathroom. Little did she know the challenges she would face or the peace and contentment she would find living in a rundown old home on fifty acres of country heaven.

Beyond Black

A Novel

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Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429900638

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Hailed as a "writer of subtlety and depth," Hilary Mantel turns her dark genius on the world of psychics in this smart, unsettling novel (Joyce Carol Oates) A paragon of efficiency, Colette took the next natural step after finishing secretarial school by marrying a man who would do just fine. After a sobering, do-it-yourself divorce, Colette is at a loss for what to do next. Convinced that she is due an out-of-hand, life-affirming revelation, she strays into the realm of psychics and clairvoyants, hungry for a whisper to set her off in the right direction. At a psychic fair in Windsor she meets the charismatic Alison. Alison, the daughter of a prostitute, beleaguered during her childhood by the pressures of her connection to the spiritual world, lives in a different kind of solitude. She cannot escape the dead who speak to her, least of all the constant presence of Morris, her low-life spiritual guide. An expansive presence onstage, Alison at once feels her bond with Colette, inviting her to join her on the road as her personal assistant and companion. Troubles spiral out of control when the pair moves to a suburban wasteland in what was once the English countryside and take up with a spirit guide and his drowned therapist. It is not long before Alison's connection to the place beyond black threatens to uproot their lives forever. This is Hilary Mantel at her finest- insightful, darkly comic, unorthodox, and thrilling to read.

Island in the Sea of Time

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Author: S. M. Stirling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101127919

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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“Utterly engaging...a page-turner that is certain to win the author legions of new readers and fans.”—George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones It's spring on Nantucket and everything is perfectly normal, until a sudden storm blankets the entire island. When the weather clears, the island's inhabitants find that they are no longer in the late twentieth century...but have been transported instead to the Bronze Age! Now they must learn to survive with suspicious, warlike peoples they can barely understand and deal with impending disaster, in the shape of a would-be conqueror from their own time.

Woodswoman II

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Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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Anne LaBastille wrote her best-selling book Woodswoman about the peace and solitude she found in the log cabin she built at Black Bear Lake. Eventually, however, the outside world intruded.

River

One Man's Journey Down the Colorado, Source to Sea

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Author: Colin Fletcher

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804152438

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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At age sixty-seven, Colin Fletcher, the guru of backpacking in America, undertook a rigorous six-month raft expedition down the full length of the Colorado River--alone. He needed "something to pare the fat off my soul...to make me grateful, again, for being alive." The 1,700 miles between the Colorado's source in Wyoming and its conclusion at Mexico's Gulf of California contain some of the most spectacular vistas on earth, and Fletcher is the ideal guide for the terrain. As his privileged companions, we travel to places like Disaster Falls and Desolation Canyon, observe beaver and elk, experience sandstorms and whitewater rapids, and share Fletcher's thoughts on the human race, the environment, and the joys of solitude.

The Magic Island

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Author: William Seabrook

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 048679962X

Category: Religion

Page: 345

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This 1929 volume offers firsthand accounts of Haitian voodoo and witchcraft rituals. Author William Seabrook introduced the concept of the walking dead to the West with this illustrated travelogue.

A Garlic Testament

Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm

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Author: Stanley Crawford

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826319609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

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From his New Mexico mountain home, award-winning author Stanley Crawford writes about growing garlic and selling it. "To dream a garden and then to plant it is an act of independence and even defiance to the greater world."--Stan Crawford