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Wild by Nature

Author : Andrea L. Smalley
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From the time Europeans first came to the New World until the closing of the frontier, the benefits of abundant wild animals—from beavers and wolves to fish, deer, and bison—appeared as a recurring theme in colonizing discourses. Explorers, travelers, surveyors, naturalists, and other promoters routinely advertised the richness of the American faunal environment and speculated about the ways in which animals could be made to serve their colonial projects. In practice, however, American animals proved far less malleable to colonizers’ designs. Their behaviors constrained an English colonial vision of a reinvented and rationalized American landscape. In Wild by Nature, Andrea L. Smalley argues that Anglo-American authorities’ unceasing efforts to convert indigenous beasts into colonized creatures frequently produced unsettling results that threatened colonizers’ control over the land and the people. Not simply acted upon by being commodified, harvested, and exterminated, wild animals were active subjects in the colonial story, altering its outcome in unanticipated ways. These creatures became legal actors—subjects of statutes, issues in court cases, and parties to treaties—in a centuries-long colonizing process that was reenacted on successive wild animal frontiers. Following a trail of human–animal encounters from the seventeenth-century Chesapeake to the Civil War–era southern plains, Smalley shows how wild beasts and their human pursuers repeatedly transgressed the lines lawmakers drew to demarcate colonial sovereignty and control, confounding attempts to enclose both people and animals inside a legal frame. She also explores how, to possess the land, colonizers had to find new ways to contain animals without destroying the wildness that made those creatures valuable to English settler societies in the first place. Offering fresh perspectives on colonial, legal, environmental, and Native American history, Wild by Nature reenvisions the familiar stories of early America as animal tales.

Wild By Nature

Author : Gaye J. Gompers, Psy.D.
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Scout Cloud: Teacher of Love (sung to the tune of: Wind Beneath My Wings) Oh, you must be quick, but don’t you hurry I can still hear it ringing in my ears! You were content to help us Play That was Your Way! You always walked a step behind So, we were the ones with all the Glory! While you were the one with all restraint... Teaching us how to Play and Win, so calm! Showing us how to Love and Give! Did you know that you’re my Hero And everything that I would like to be! I can fly higher than an Eagle ‘Cause you are the wind beneath my wings! It might have gone unnoticed But, I have it all here in my Heart! You worked much harder than the rest Just so that we could be the Best! Did you ever know that you’re my Hero And everything I wish I could be! I can fly higher than an Eagle You are the wind beneath my wings! You are the wind beneath my wings! Teach.. I’m not usually real good with words I wanted to tell you how I feel about you I will never, ever be able to repay you For all the words, creeds, you’ve given me Oh, you taught me in so many ways Oh, Games beyond measure Most of all, you’ve shown me how to truly live life And that’s by giving yourself away! Oh, you taught me how to step forward Reach for the Sky, and all who count I took it Home, and helped my family Love is what it really is about! Thank You! Thank You! Thank God for you, The wind beneath my wings!

Wild by Nature

Author : Tom Morrisey
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This is a book for those who love adventure and who are driven to explore the earth God has created. The author draws from his own experiences in the world of sports to offer insight into the thoughts and reflections of athletes as they encounter a world of high drama and, at times, unanticipated beauty. While testing his determination and skill in mountain climbing or deep sea diving, for example, the author observes how biblical truths are as applicable in the wilds of nature as they are in a serene church setting on Sunday morning. No matter how extreme our lifestyle, God is there with those who honor him.

Wild by Nature

Author : Terry Herda Gucker
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A womans passion for wilderness, family, and faith leads her to a land of harsh realities and great fulfillment - a celebrated perspective on the Alaskan experience. This prose is a vibrant celebration, both sensual and poetic, of the familiar and unobserved nature of simple truths that abound around us. It is compelling and full-bodied, demanding to be savored. A captivating and courageous style of writing one rarely encounters. Douglas H. Hudson ~ Alaskan and the Pacific Northwest Artist In this collection you can experience Gods Country through the eyes of an adventurous author who revels in the untamed wilderness of Alaska. Here also are the seasons of personal growth and family life with all its joys and sorrows. Whether in prose or poetry, Theresa reveals a wondrous talent for keen observation, rich description, and exquisite phrasing. Her work is both vibrant and reverent. Norma L. Halvorsen ~ Oxford educated English professor, now retired Turn off your radio, TV, computer, Blackberry, raspberry or everyberry and let Terrys prose surround you. Turn on your imagination and the natural world will return in all its beauty. Terry has a way with words that will refresh your spirit. Bob Pickrell ~ publisher of the best little magazine once in Alaska. Both are now retired Bravo! To Terry Herda Gucker. Her poem, Magdalene, is a mini masterpiece in theology. Encore! Father Louis L. Renner, SJ ~ historian, author, journalist and preist

Wild by Nature

Author : Sarah Marquis
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One woman 10,000 miles on foot 6 countries 8 pairs of hiking boots 3,000 cups of tea 1,000 days and nights "The only way to survive three years of walking was to embrace the moment of now.”—from Wild by Nature Not since Cheryl Strayed gifted us with her adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail in her memoir, Wild, has there been such a powerful epic adventure by a woman alone. In Wild by Nature, National Geographic Explorer Sarah Marquis takes you on the trail of her ten-thousand-mile solo hike across the remote Gobi desert from Siberia to Thailand, at which point she was transported by boat to complete the hike at her favorite tree in Australia. Against nearly insurmountable odds and relying on hunting and her own wits, Sarah Marquis survived the Mafia, drug dealers, thieves on horseback who harassed her tent every night for weeks, temperatures from subzero to scorching, life-threatening wildlife, a dengue fever delirium in the Laos jungle, tropic ringworm in northern Thailand, dehydration, and a life-threatening abscess. This is an incredible story of adventure, human ingenuity, persistence, and resilience that shows firsthand what it is to adventure as a woman in the most dangerous of circumstance, what it is to be truly alone in the wild, and why someone would challenge themselves with an expedition others would call crazy. For Marquis, her story is about freedom, being alive and wild by nature.

Explore the Wild

Author : Beverly Duncan
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Discusses the seven different environments that exist in the United States and explores the plants, animals, and insects that inhabit each area

Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature

Author : Dan Imhoff
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"Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature addresses an urgent and complex issue facing communities throughout the world: the need for heightened land stewardship and conservation in an era of diminishing natural resources. This book takes up where its predecessor, the award-winning Farming with the Wild left off. Featuring a wide-range of in-depth essays, articles, and other materials by authors such as Wendell Berry, Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, Ted Williams, and Rick Bass, this book persuasively demonstrates that farm and ranch operations that coexist with wild nature are necessary to sustain biodiversity and beauty on the landscape."--Publisher's website.

Our Heritage of Wild Nature

Author : Arthur George Tansley
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Sir Arthur George Tansley (1871-1955) was an English botanist who made significant contributions to the development of ecology and the conservation movement. In this volume, which was first published in 1945, Tansley discusses the ways in which English natural habitats might be preserved in the face of post-war modernisation processes. The book puts forward the thesis that English rural beauty can only be protected through 'the deliberate conservation of much of our native vegetation', a process that must be achieved through a proper understanding of plant ecology. This process, of course, runs in tandem with the aim of protecting the various forms of animal life which find their homes within a diversity of habitats. The text also contains numerous photographic figures and a detailed index. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in ecology and botany.

Faking Nature

Author : Robert Elliot
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Faking Nature explores the arguments surrounding the concept of ecological restoration. This is a crucial process in the modern world and is central to companies' environmental policy; whether areas restored after ecological destruction are less valuable than before the damage took place. Elliot discusses the pros and cons of the argument and examines the role of humans in the natural world. This volume is a timely and provocative analysis of the simultaneous destruction and restoration of the natural world and the ethics related to those processes, in an era of accelerated environmental damage and repair.

Windows on the Wild

Author : Ken Forbister
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