Our Perfect WildOur Perfect Wild



Our Perfect Wild: Ray and Barbara Bane's Journeys and the Fate of the North details the extraordinary lives of a couple who embodied conservation efforts in Alaska during the volatile days when lands were being set aside as national parks, ...

Author: Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 9781602232785

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As teachers in Barrow and Wainwright in the early 1960s, Ray and Barbara lived and embraced the lifestyle of their Inupiat Eskimo and later Koyukon friends and neighbors. They saw how closely their lifestyles were intertwined with the land--and how critical wilderness was to preserving the ancient wisdom of that way of life. A 1,200 mile dog team trip from Hughes to Barrow in 1974 helped them decide on a career move that would change their lives. Casting their lot with the National Park Service, the Banes worked to preserve wilderness in a state long known for its appetite to develop natural resources. So when President Carter designated 56 million acres of Alaska as National Monuments, Carter was burned in effigy in Fairbanks--and Ray's airplane was vandalized, a potentially lethal act. Undaunted, the Banes continued to work tirelessly to bring people the truth behind the anti-government rhetoric. Later they challenged the National Park Service itself as they sought to hold the NPS accountable to the ideals of the Organic Act of 1916. The Banes are founding members of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center, an advocacy group that is still active today. Our Perfect Wild: Ray and Barbara Bane's Journeys and the Fate of the North details the extraordinary lives of a couple who embodied conservation efforts in Alaska during the volatile days when lands were being set aside as national parks, preserves, and wilderness areas. Theirs is a tale of adventure and hardship, but, even more, theirs is a love story between a couple and the land--and its people on the cusp of irrevocable cultural change.

Brave Story Novel Brave Story Novel



Charity, bravery, faith, grace and the power of darkness and light: these are the provinces of each gemstone. Brought together, they have the immeasurable power to bring Wataru’s family back together again.

Author: Miyuki Miyabe

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421511967

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Young Wataru Mitani’s life is a mess. His father has abandoned him and his mother has been hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Desperately he searches for some way to change his life—a way to alter his fate. To achieve his goal, he must navigate the magical world of Vision, a land filled with creatures both fierce and friendly. And to complicate matters, he must outwit a merciless rival from the real world. Wataru’s ultimate destination is the Tower of Destiny where a goddess of fate awaits. Only when he has finished his journey and collected five elusive gemstones will he possess the Demon’s Bane—the key that will unlock his future. Charity, bravery, faith, grace and the power of darkness and light: these are the provinces of each gemstone. Brought together, they have the immeasurable power to bring Wataru’s family back together again.

The White Doe of Rylstone Or The Fate of the NortonsThe White Doe of Rylstone Or The Fate of the Nortons



This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition.

Author: William Wordsworth

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ISBN: UOM:39015019767576

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... lingered in the rear: Thought followed thought--and ere the last Of that unhappy train was past, Before him Francis did appear. " Now when 'tis not your aim to oppose," Said he, " in open field your foes; Now that from this decisive day Your multitude must melt away, An unarmed man may come unblamed; To ask a grace, that was not claimed Long as your hopes were high, he now May hither bring a fearless brow; When his discountenance can do No injury, --may come to you. Though in your cause no part I bear, Your indignation I can share; Am grieved this backward march to see, How careless and disorderly! I scorn your Chieftains, men who lead, And yet want courage at their need; Then look at them with open eyes! Deserve they further sacrifice? My Father! I would help to find A place of shelter, till the rage Of cruel men do like the wind Exhaust itself and sink to rest; Be brother now to brother joined! Admit me in the equipage Of your misfortunes, that at least, Whatever fate remains behind, I may bear witness in my breast To your nobility of mind! " " Thou enemy, my bane and blight! Oh! bold to fight the coward's fight Against all good "--but why declare, At length, the issue of this prayer? Or how, from his depression raised, The father on his son had gazed; Suffice it that the son gave way, Nor strove that passion to allay, Nor did he turn aside to prove His brothers' wisdom or their love--But calmly from the spot withdrew; The like endeavours to renew, Should e'er a kindlier time ensue. r-rv. "jROM cloudless ether looking down, The moon, this tranquil evening, sees A camp, and a beleaguered town, And castle like a stately crown On the steep rocks of winding Tees;--And, southward far, with moors between, Hill-tops, and floods, and forests green, The...

VideoHound s Golden Movie RetrieverVideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever



Tom is wild and irresponsible , Rudy is ambitious and college - bound , and Julie Prescott ( Blakely ) , Rudy's girl , overshadows ... Robert Reed , Ray Milland , Kim Darby , Talia Shire , Lawrence Pressman , Kay Lenz ; M : Alex North .

Author: Jim Craddock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787657557

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Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.

Nature and NationNature and Nation



Nature and Nation explores the relations between people and forests in Peninsular Malaysia where the planet's richest terrestrial eco-system met head-on with the fastest pace of economic transformation experienced in the tropical world.

Author: Jeyamalar Kathirithamby-Wells

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824828631

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Nature and Nation explores the relations between people and forests in Peninsular Malaysia where the planet's richest terrestrial eco-system met head-on with the fastest pace of economic transformation experienced in the tropical world. It engages the interplay of history, culture, science, economics and politics to provide a holistic interpretation of the continuing relevance of forests to state and society in the moist tropics. Malaysia has long been singled out for emulation by developing nations, an accolade contradicted in recent years by concerns over its capital-, rather than poverty-driven forest depletion. The Malaysian case supports the call for re-appraisal of entrenched prescriptions for development that go beyond material needs. -- Book cover.

Reave the Just and Other TalesReave the Just and Other Tales



A lavish reading experience for his many fans and a superb introduction for readers just discovering him, this collection beautifully does something that only the very best fiction can: inspires readers to dream the most fabulous dreams.

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: UOM:39015047476265

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The science-fiction master presents his first collection of short, fantastic tales in more than fourteen years, containing eight stories of heroic adventure in dramatic alternative worlds--including three that have never appeared in print before.

The Golden ArrowThe Golden Arrow



Then the family hears news that one of the young miners from the works up near the peaks has taken on the job of preacher at their local church.

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 0860683702

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"He knew now that neither the wilderness nor the dark weather, devils, nor the infinite void, mattered to him in the least. His love for Deborah made him impregnable to terror, gave him a grasp of truth deeper than reason. He had found the golden arrow, to his own agony and ennobling." At the very beginning of the twentieth century, Deborah Arden is living with her father John, mother Patty and younger brother Joe in their cottage high up on the exposed moorland hilltops of Shropshire. Their farm, High Leasowes, is given over to the sheep her father cares for with great tenderness. Their life is simple and elemental, and their concerns are those of the people of the land. Nature rules their world, and they respond by working alongside its almost unanswerable power, sometimes willingly, sometimes not. John works with fate, gently understanding all around him, be they supposedly bad or good, with the utmost care. Patty's argumentative practicality rankles against his easefulness, but she also works with nature, as busy midwife to all the women around the district. Joe is a straightforward lad, happy with a comfortable home, work in the fields that he knows, and the gorgeous blonde, Lily Huntbatch, from the village of Bitterley close by. Deborah is a lively intelligent young woman, gossiping with her best friend Lily, lovingly tending the animals with her father, helping her mother at home, and wondering about love. Then the family hears news that one of the young miners from the works up near the peaks has taken on the job of preacher at their local church. They all go to hear Stephen Southernwood the following Sunday, and most of the family and the local villagers are quietly inspired. For Deborah though, it is as if a bomb has dropped. Her naive questions about love have been resoundingly answered. Now begins a journey of ecstasy, discovery and pain which will affect the whole Arden family and all around it, a wild journey where not only love is at stake, but life itself. Mary Webb is one of the most misunderstood of twentieth century writers. Dismissed as a rustic, pilloried as a romantic, she has been consistently undervalued. In fact, she writes mostly of the soul, expressing inherent truths in original and tender ways. Having an almost uncanny internal compass for the workings of the human mind, Webb presents people in all their contrariness and metaphysical wonder with strange and bewitching honesty. This honest tendency includes pioneering writing of physical desire and the erotic; on original publication in 1916, The Golden Arrow was regarded as very close to the bone. Mary Webb was born Mary Gladys Meredith in the village of Leighton in Shropshire in 1881. At the age of 20 she developed symptoms of Graves' disease, keeping her in somewhat ill-health for the rest of her life. She married Henry Bertram Law Webb, a teacher, in 1912. Her first novel The Golden Arrow, published in 1916, was followed by five others, as well as essays, poems and stories. Her fifth and most famous novel Precious Bane was awarded the Prix Femina. Mary Webb died still relatively uncelebrated in 1927 at the age of 46. Soon after her death the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, spearheaded a campaign of recognition of her talent, gaining her posthumous bestseller status and cementing her reputation as writer giving a twist of modern genius to the classic tradition of Thomas Hardy and Emily Bronte.

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