Henry McBride, a drunken cowboy looking for money to buy his next drink, finds a job at a guest ranch where the owner, Jess King, hires him on as an extra hand.
Author: Mark Rashid
Henry McBride, a drunken cowboy looking for money to buy his next drink, finds a job at a guest ranch where the owner, Jess King, hires him on as an extra hand. Henry is still grief-stricken over the death of his wife and young son 17 years earlier, but his life changes when he meets Chad, the ex-ranch manager and when a young mustang stallion arrives on the ranch.
... was coming back to fight alongside you.” Uh-huh. “You were curious,” Julie
said, carrying him into the kitchen. “You didn't see the Wild take over the house
so you came to see why not.” “That too,” Boots said. With a final twist, he wiggled
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Beware the Wild?it bites. Ever since Julie Marchen helped defeat the fairytale world of the Wild, life?s been pretty much back to normal. That is, as normal as life can be for a girl whose mom is Rapunzel. Yes, that Rapunzel. Then the Wild mysteriously releases Zel?s prince (Julie?s dad!)?a rescue-minded hero who crashes full-speed ahead into the 21st century! (YOU try teaching a 500-year-old prince to use a seatbelt.) Julie?s over the moon, but when a wicked Fairy Godmother kidnaps Sleeping Beauty and reawakens the Wild, Julie and her dad set off on an action-packed adventure to save the distressed damsel? and the world. If they can?t, they?ll spend eternity in a fairytale.
"Out of the Wild" is a very unique wilderness tale being New Zealand's equivalent to Jon Krakauer best seller "Into the Wild".
Author: Charlie Paterson
Publisher: Charlie Paterson
Not the standard romantic wilderness survival tale, but a very honest, warts and all account of one young man's unique journey, striving to survive for seven years in a very remote rainforest location inside New Zealand's Fiordland National Park, three days walk away from the nearest road end. A true story of isolation and loneliness, away from all the modern conveniences and comforts most take for granted, his tale is one of adversity, building a dream with dogged determination. Battling against considerable and powerful opposition, bureaucracy, severe lack of money, unforgiving nature, himself and ultimately his own ill health; only to find the dream fulfilled will almost destroy him. A sometimes spiritual and critical tale of self-discovery in the mountainous wilderness of Fiordland. A story that exposes wilderness living as it truly is, not for the faint hearted. However, Out of the Wild is more than just a candid wilderness survival tale, but includes some very interesting snippets of New Zealand's early pioneer history associated to the Fiordland National Park, the Hollyford Track, Martins Bay, the beautiful deserted ghost town of Jamestown Bay and even the fabled "lost ruby mine" in the inaccessible Red Hills of the Southern Alps. For the outdoor and "back to basics" enthusiasts Charlie details his accounts of hunting red deer in the thick Fiordland rainforest around his wilderness home to using the old traditional methods to store his kills, through to trapping introduced predators destroying the special rainforest ecosystems, to living off the smell of an oily rag. "Out of the Wild" is a very unique wilderness tale being New Zealand's equivalent to Jon Krakauer best seller "Into the Wild".
Ghosts are alive on the island of Nantucket.
Author: Blue Balliett
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Ghosts are alive on the island of Nantucket. You can hear them in the wind, and in the creaks of the old homes. They want to be remembered. And, even more, they want to protect what was once theirs. The ghosts seem to have chosen a few local kids to be their messengers -- and to help save the island. But in this mystery, the line between those who haunt and those who are haunted is a thin one -- and the past and the present must come to terms with one another in order to secure the future.
Traces the long history of animal domestication, focusing on fifteen familiar animals, from wolves kept as protectors and pets to chickens trained to fight Hope Ryden tells this story in the order in which it all happened.
Author: Hope Ryden
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Traces the long history of animal domestication, focusing on fifteen familiar animals, from wolves kept as protectors and pets to chickens trained to fight
When they went out of business, they boarded up the building that had served as
a warehouse and office, and the fields went wild. The first summer that Tyler and
Scott became friends, they spent most of their days, and sometimes nights also, ...
Author: Linda Capo
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Tyler Jensen is a tough, rebellious high school junior riding a fast track to disaster. Even though he has seen through the example of his father how alcohol and drugs can ruin adult lives, he and his friends refuse to admit that the same consequences of substance abuse will impact their own lives in the future. They live for the excitement of Moto X, BMX, and partying, and Tyler believes he is invinciblea "until he crashes his motorcycle and lies helpless in a remote area of the Olympic National Park. Frightened and alone, Tyler can't stop the onslaught of memories and the realization that everything in his life has led him to this point. In Linda Capo's Out of the Wilderness, Tyler is presented with a choice: he can continue on a path to destruction, trusting in his own strength to pull him through, or he can look to heaven and begin to build faith in the only One who can turn his life around. Loss, defeat, and fear can be replaced with victory and faith; but it is a choice. Can Tyler learn to trust in his Savior and eventually come Out of the Wilderness? This is a must-read for today's youth, who need to understand that our heavenly Father does have a purpose and a plan for every life."
Outside of that, there ain't much harm that I wish to him.” “He wouldn't work?”
Dunstan asked. “Then there are ways of making him work!” “Wouldn't?” the cook
echoed. “Oh, he would work, well enough. He was plumb willing. But he couldn't
Author: Max Brand
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
Peter Dunstan is a big rancher who wants to become bigger, to control more land. So when he buys Dr. Henry Morgan's ranchland that has been unsuccessfully converted to farming, it is his intention to return it to open range. The only stipulation the doctor makes is that Dunstan must retain Sandy Sweyn, who has more or less been Dr. Morgan's ward. Though the man is of age, he is generally considered a half-wit, even by the doctor. Still, Sandy has a fabulous gift: he can communicate with animals. The most refractory and savage bronco will yield to his subtly persuasive methods even when expert horse breakers have failed. After Sandy gentles the totally recalcitrant gelding that Dunstan has been trying to break to the reins, he claims that his mare, Cleo, though used only for drudgery, could easily outrun the gelding in a race. Dunstan is so contemptuous of this boast that he bets $5,000 and ownership of the gelding if he loses the race. As it turns out, Cleo readily wins. Rather than indulging his anger, Dunstan decides to use Sandy's gifts to his advantage by getting him seemingly impossible tasks. The problem is that after each of these incredible tasks is accomplished, some personal misfortune befalls Dunstan. Finally Dunstan drives Sandy into the mountain wilderness, where his prowess eventually becomes legendary. But banishment is no solution for Dunstan when he comes to need Sandy more than ever, and his only way of getting him back is to resort to trickery.
Similar patterns have been observed in other wild species. A primary function of
IgE is to induce degranulation of mast cells and basophils that rapidly amplify
inflammatory responses upon initial infection by parasites Hellman et al.
Author: Gregory M. Woods
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
“Go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee.” - Martin H. Fisher. Nature has undertaken an immense amount of work throughout evolution. The evolutionary process has provided a power of information that can address key questions such as - Which immune molecules and pathways are conserved across species? Which molecules and pathways are exploited by pathogens to cause disease? What methods can be broadly used or readily adapted for wild immunology? How does co-infection and exposure to a dynamic environment affect immunity? Section 1 addresses these questions through an evolutionary approach. Laboratory mice have been instrumental in dissecting the nuances of the immune system. The first paper investigates the immunology of wild mice and reviews how evolution and ecology sculpt differences in the immune responses of wild mice and laboratory mice. A better understanding of wild immunology is required and sets the scene for the subsequent papers. Although nature doesn't ask for a fee, it is appropriate that nature is repaid in one form or another. The translational theme of the second section incorporates papers that translate wild immunology back to nature. But any non-human, non-laboratory mouse research environment is hindered by a lack of research tools, hence the underlying theme throughout the second section. Physiological resource allocation is carefully balanced according to the most important needs of the body. Tissue homeostasis can involve trade-offs between energy requirements of the host and compensatory mechanisms to respond to infection. The third section comprises a collection of papers that employ novel strategies to understand how the immune system is compensated under challenging physiological situations. Technology has provided substantial advances in understanding the immune system at cellular and molecular levels. The specificity of these tools (e.g. monoclonal antibodies) often limits the study to a specific species or strain. A consequence of similar genetic sequences or cross-reactivity is that the technology can be adapted to wild species. Section 4 provides two examples of probing wild immunology by adapting technology developed for laboratory species.
Insectivorous Plants. London: John Murray, 1875. Dwelley, Marilyn J. Summer
and Fall Wildflowers of New England. Camden, Me.: Down East Books, 1977.
Elias, Thomas S. and Dykeman, Peter A. Field Guide to 239 The Wild Out Your ...
Author: Sy Montgomery
Publisher: Down East Books
What could be better than watching the natural world out your window or on your television? Going out and experiencing it firsthand. In these fifty essays, acclaimed nature and science writer Sy Montgomery takes her readers on a season-by-season tour of the wilderness that is often as close as the backyard. Sy invites — almost dares — readers to follow her and form hands-on relationships with the plants, animals, birds, and even the insects that share space with people. These essays, most of which originally appeared in Sy's Boston Globe column Nature Journal, are by turns enlightening, entertaining, sometimes amusing, and always absorbing and informative. Filled with natural history and lore, the essays urge readers to appreciate what they find around them.
Occasionally I'd sneak out of school and climb a hill, curl up on a large, flat rock,
and cry in privacy. The instinct to be alone in nature led me away from everyone;
if I could just spend some time out in the wild by myself, I could regenerate.
Author: Boyd Varty
Publisher: Random House
“This is a gorgeous, lyrical, hilarious, important book. . . . Read this and you may find yourself instinctively beginning to heal old wounds: in yourself, in others, and just maybe in the cathedral of the wild that is our true home.”—Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star Boyd Varty had an unconventional upbringing. He grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, a place where man and nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders. Founded more than eighty years ago as a hunting ground, Londolozi was transformed into a nature reserve beginning in 1973 by Varty’s father and uncle, visionaries of the restoration movement. But it wasn’t just a sanctuary for the animals; it was also a place for ravaged land to flourish again and for the human spirit to be restored. When Nelson Mandela was released after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, he came to the reserve to recover. Cathedral of the Wild is Varty’s memoir of his life in this exquisite and vast refuge. At Londolozi, Varty gained the confidence that emerges from living in Africa. “We came out strong and largely unafraid of life,” he writes, “with the full knowledge of its dangers.” It was there that young Boyd and his equally adventurous sister learned to track animals, raised leopard and lion cubs, followed their larger-than-life uncle on his many adventures filming wildlife, and became one with the land. Varty survived a harrowing black mamba encounter, a debilitating bout with malaria, even a vicious crocodile attack, but his biggest challenge was a personal crisis of purpose. An intense spiritual quest takes him across the globe and back again—to reconnect with nature and “rediscover the track.” Cathedral of the Wild is a story of transformation that inspires a great appreciation for the beauty and order of the natural world. With conviction, hope, and humor, Varty makes a passionate claim for the power of the wild to restore the human spirit. Praise for Cathedral of the Wild “Extremely touching . . . a book about growth and hope.”—The New York Times “It made me cry with its hard-won truths about human and animal nature. . . . Both funny and deeply moving, this book belongs on the shelf of everyone who seeks healing in wilderness.”—BookPage
We marched out in the streets to college classes and to the athletic field where
we had physical training. We sang as we marched, as all cadets did in those
days. People on the sidewalks would clap and cheer as we went by. The classes
Author: John James Knudsen
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
One Army Air Corps soldierï¿½s ordeals during World War II. Written in the personable voice of someone reflecting honestly on his lifeï¿½s journey, this autobiography is full of anecdotes of a Depression-era Montana boyhood and culminates with the authorï¿½s training for service as a B-17 pilot and subsequent role as a flight instructor.
Wild. Not alone out of his own eyes, but out of the eyes of all his ancestors was
the cub now looking upon man—out of eyes that had circled in the darkness
around countless winter camp-fires, that had peered from safe distances and
from the ...
Author: Jack London
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Of all Jack London's fictions none have been so popular as his dog stories. In addition to The Call of the Wild, the epic tale of a Californian dog's adventures during the Klondike gold rush, this edition includes White Fang, and five famous short stories - 'Bâtard', 'Moon-Face', 'Brown Wolf', 'That Spot', and 'To Build a Fire'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
And while it summons pictures out of books and the cinema—Dances With
Wolves occurs to him—he knows that their life ... He smiles to remember how the
absurd fashions of the time compelled the exploration of a far-off wilderness, and
Author: Cary Griffith
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
"True survival odysseys of two wilderness adventurers who entered the woods in search of tranquility-- but found something else entirely"--Page 4 of cover.
It took a few years, but the California Desert Protection Act became law with
nearly everything we wanted and still stands as one of the greatest landmarks in
Wilderness lore. Don't Sell Out to Be “Politically Realistic” On more grounds than I
Author: Peter H. Kahn, Jr.
Publisher: MIT Press
A compelling case for connecting with the wild, for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species We often enjoy the benefits of connecting with nearby, domesticated nature—a city park, a backyard garden. But this book makes the provocative case for the necessity of connecting with wild nature—untamed, unmanaged, not encompassed, self-organizing, and unencumbered and unmediated by technological artifice. We can love the wild. We can fear it. We are strengthened and nurtured by it. As a species, we came of age in a natural world far wilder than today's, and much of the need for wildness still exists within us, body and mind. The Rediscovery of the Wild considers ways to engage with the wild, protect it, and recover it—for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species. The contributors offer a range of perspectives on the wild, discussing such topics as the evolutionary underpinnings of our need for the wild; the wild within, including the primal passions of sexuality and aggression; birding as a portal to wildness; children's fascination with wild animals; wildness and psychological healing; the shifting baseline of what we consider wild; and the true work of conservation.
Wild. in. Wild. Card. Royals. Swipe. Seven. Bases. to. Spur. Epic. Comeback.
Royals' 12th-inning hero Eric Hosmer scores a single by Christian Colon, tying
the game at 8–8. (AP Images) scored Hosmer on a dive at home. 7–6 Oakland.
Author: Matt Fulks
Publisher: Triumph Books
The Kansas City Royals' Historic 2014 Season
In dim ways he recognised in man the animal that had fought itself to primacy
over the other animals of the Wild. Not alone out of his own eyes, but out of the
eyes of all his ancestors was the cub now looking upon manout of eyes that had ...
Author: Jack London
Publisher: Osmora Incorporated
The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits. Buck is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments and fight to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild.
A Global Portrait of Wildlife, Wildlands, and Oceans Sharon Guynup ... A
thunderstorm had washed a little of the humidity out of the air, and the trail
climbed gently upwards through a lovely Adirondack forest, with some big stands
of old shaggy ...
Author: Sharon Guynup
Publisher: Island Press
In wild places where nature thrives, humanity prospers; our well-being is inextricably linked with that of the planet's web of life. In fact, one could argue that the state of the world can be measured by the state of the wild.But how do we gauge the state of earth's wildlife, wildlands, and oceans? State of the Wild is a new series that brings together some of the world's mrenowned conservationists and writers-George Schaller, Alan Rabinowitz, Sylvia Earle, Rick Bass, Bill McKibben, Tom Lovejoy, and many others-to assess wildlife and wilderness, and to provide insights into how humans can become better stewards of the wild.This new series combines evocative writings with a fascinating tour of news highlights and vital statistics from around the world. One-third of each volume will focus on a topic of particular concern to conservationists working to protect wildlife and our last wild places. This 2006 edition explores the impacts of hunting and the wildlife trade through a range of essays: Ted Kerasote traces the history of hunting in North America; Carl Safina, Eric Gilman, and Wallace J. Nichols quantify the toll taken by commercial fishing on seabirds, turtles, and other marine species; James Compton and Samuel K. H. Lee explore the global reach of the wildlife trade for traditional Asian medicine.Contributors also examine other pivotal conservation issues, from the reasons why one in eight of the world's birds are endangered, to the impacts of global climate change, to the complexity of conserving seals, flamingos, zebras, and other wide-ranging species. The book's closing essay, "The Relative Wild," considers what exactly it means for a place to be "wild," where even the mremote corners of the planet have been altered by human activities.Uniquely structured with magazine-like features up front, conservation news in the middle, and essay contributions from eminauthors and biologists throughout, this landmark series is an essential addition to any environmental bookshelf.
The first time this happened to me , it was in a place where the Mother Superior
could see me , and some of the nuns believed that it was one of those illnesses
that come on suddenly . I was left out of my senses , as if I were dead , but with
Author: Maria De San Jose
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"In Madre Maria's prose, a down-to-earth treatment of daily life both on a provincial hacienda and in a cloistered convent moves into passages rendering deep mystical absorption. As a charismatic woman living according to Counter Reformation guidelines in the New World, Maria de San Jose, through her writings, illuminates how class, race, gender - even birth order and convent prestige - helped shape the roles people played in society and the ways in which they contributed to community belief and identity." --Book Jacket.
big deal out of the fact the little girl was talking, afraid if she did, Emily would stop.
“They're waiting for us back at the lodge.” “Shut that kid up. I brought you here so
we could talk.” Lane looked up at him. “Why don't I take her outside, put her in ...
Author: Kat Martin
Publisher: Zebra Books
"I love her books." --Linda Lael Miller "Gloriously suspenseful. . .magnificent reading. . .Martin is superb." --RT Book Reviews Alaska Where the men are as bold and untamed as America's last wilderness It's been three years since Lane Bishop tragically lost her fiancé, and she's finally ready to risk her heart on someone else. The hot look in Dylan Brodie's eyes says he's going to be that man. But when Lane flies to the remote 1930's fishing lodge to help him renovate, she discovers a little girl who won't speak, eerie legends and strange sounds in the night. And when she investigates the history of the lodge, she uncovers a legacy of injustice and murder. As danger stalks his daughter and the woman he is coming to love, Dylan must risk everything to uncover the shocking truth.