The Fall of the WildThe Fall of the Wild

What I'm calling for in The Fall of the Wild is simply a little more restraint in our dealings with wild species in a time when that restraint seems to be slipping, a time that many are now calling the “human age,” a.k.a. the ...

Author: Ben A. Minteer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231548885


Page: 183

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The passenger pigeon, the great auk, the Tasmanian tiger—the memory of these vanished species haunts the fight against extinction. Seeking to save other creatures from their fate in an age of accelerating biodiversity loss, wildlife advocates have become captivated by a narrative of heroic conservation efforts. A range of technological and policy strategies, from the traditional, such as regulations and refuges, to the novel—the scientific wizardry of genetic engineering and synthetic biology—seemingly promise solutions to the extinction crisis. In The Fall of the Wild, Ben A. Minteer calls for reflection on the ethical dilemmas of species loss and recovery in an increasingly human-driven world. He asks an unsettling but necessary question: Might our well-meaning efforts to save and restore wildlife pose a threat to the ideal of preserving a world that isn’t completely under the human thumb? Minteer probes the tension between our impulse to do whatever it takes and the risk of pursuing strategies that undermine our broader commitment to the preservation of wildness. From collecting wildlife specimens for museums and the wilderness aspirations of zoos to visions of “assisted colonization” of new habitats and high-tech attempts to revive long-extinct species, he explores the scientific and ethical concerns vexing conservation today. The Fall of the Wild is a nuanced treatment of the deeper moral issues underpinning the quest to save species on the brink of extinction and an accessible intervention in debates over the principles and practice of nature conservation.

Exploring Colorado s Wild AreasExploring Colorado s Wild Areas

Many trails within this wilderness are overcrowded and should by avoided during high - use seasons , but the Maroon Bells - Snowmass area ... Be wary of almost daily thunderstorms in the summer and unexpected snow squalls in the fall .

Author: Scott S. Warren

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898867843


Page: 301

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Discover 69 wilderness areas--including seven new ones--showcasing everything from mountains to canyons, rushing rivers to desert landscapesA comprehensive guide to Colorado's wild areas Totally updated and revised Includes 74 maps and 90 photosMuch has changed in the landscape of Colorado's wilderness designations since the first edition of this book appeared in 1992. At the newly designated Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, visitors peer into the depths of this narrow canyon that drops 2,000 feet to the Gunnison River below--and some choose to follow rugged backcountry routes down to the inner canyon. A trail in Spanish Peaks Wilderness, established in 2000, leads up one of these twin sentinels that rise above the edge of the high plains. Nestled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and standing up to 750 feet high, the dunes of the newly enlarged Great Sand Dunes National Monument and Preserve are the tallest in the Western Hemisphere. Other recent additions to Colorado's protected lands include the Castle Peak Wilderness Study Area, Bull Gulch Wilderness Study Area, San Luis Hills Wilderness Study Area, and Demaree Canyon Wilderness Area. Colorado is one of the nation's primary adventure-travel destinations, and both visitors and locals will find this book the most all-inclusive reference available to the state's wildness areas. From the state's high peaks to its spectacular canyons and deserts, Exploring Colorado's Wild Areas provides detailed information on seasons, flora and fauna, geology, history and activities.

JOHN MUIR Ultimate Collection Travel Memoirs Wilderness Essays Environmental Studies Letters Illustrated JOHN MUIR Ultimate Collection Travel Memoirs Wilderness Essays Environmental Studies Letters Illustrated

fall in the valley. For a considerable distance above it Tenaya Creek comes rushing down, white and foamy, over a flat pavement inclined at an angle of about eighteen degrees. In time of high water this sheet of bright rapids is nearly ...

Author: John Muir

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026847519


Page: 2680

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This carefully crafted ebook: "JOHN MUIR Ultimate Collection: Travel Memoirs, Wilderness Essays, Environmental Studies & Letters (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Picturesque California The Mountains of California Our National Parks My First Summer in the Sierra The Yosemite Travels in Alaska Stickeen: The Story of a Dog The Cruise of the Corwin A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf Steep Trails Studies in the Sierra Articles and Speeches: The National Parks and Forest Reservations Save the Redwoods Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park A Rival of the Yosemite The Treasures of the Yosemite Yosemite Glaciers Yosemite in Winter Yosemite in Spring Edward Henry Harriman Edward Taylor Parsons The Hetch Hetchy Valley The Grand Cañon of the Colorado Autobiographical: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth Letters to a Friend Tribute: Alaska Days with John Muir by Samuel Hall Young John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization.

The Wild North LandThe Wild North Land

On again up the cañon with line from rock to rock, bit by bit, until, as the sun began to slope low upon the forest, we reach the foot of the last fallthe stiffest we had yet breasted. Above it lies our camp upon the north shore; ...






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People are supposed to have an object in every journey they undertake in this world. A man goes to Africa to look for the Nile, to Rome to see the Coliseum or St. Peter’s; and once, I believe, a certain traveller tramped all the way to Jerusalem for the sole purpose of playing ball against the walls of that city. As this matter of object, then, seems to be a rule with travellers, it may be asked by those who read this book, what object had the writer in undertaking a journey across the snowy wilderness of North America, in winter and alone? I fear there is no answer to be given to the question, save such as may be found in the motto on the title-page, or in the pages of the book itself.

Native Plants of the MidwestNative Plants of the Midwest

Smooth wild rose Rosaceae (rose family) This was the wild rose most common where I grew up in northeast Iowa and we just knew it as the ... rose hips ripen glossy red in the fall, and age ruddy red as they hang on the plant into winter.

Author: Alan Branhagen

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604697773


Page: 440

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Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.

Report of the Secretary of AgricultureReport of the Secretary of Agriculture

The Florida infestation is largely confined to wild cotton on the keys and along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the southern part of the ... The studies of the pest have determined its migration in the fall to these wild areas ...

Author: United States. Department of Agriculture


ISBN: IND:30000090207840



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Contains administrative report only.

In That Sweet CountryIn That Sweet Country

The wild turkey holds all the aces, which is only as it should be. After all, it is the turkey's life, not the hunter's, that is on the line. Fall wild turkey hunting is much different, less frustrating, less strained and perplexing.

Author: Harry Middleton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626369948


Page: 240

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Throughout his career, Harry Middleton contributed hundreds of stories, essays, and book reviews to some of the most respected periodicals, including the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Field & Stream, Country Journal, Smithsonian, and Sierra, among others. When he died in 1993, Middleton left behind a legacy rich with mountain streams, wild trout, and fishermen’s dreams. In That Sweet Country is a fresh, exhilarating collection of a renowned fishing writer’s previously published works. A recognized name in outdoor writing, Middleton brings us inspiring selections such as “An Angler’s Lament” from Southern Living (1987),“Spring on the Miramichi” from The Flyfisher (1991), “A Haunting Obsession with Brown Trout” from the New York Times (1992), and many more. Readers who have loved Middleton’s work will cherish this compilation, while novice fishermen will gain a view of the world as Middleton saw it: “There are so few left, so few who believe the earth is enough.”

Uses of Plants by the Hidatsas of the Northern PlainsUses of Plants by the Hidatsas of the Northern Plains

It was therefore decided by them that the two foods were equally esteemed. We were fond of wild beans, and if we had the time we always tried to gather some in the fall and spring. We liked wild beans better than the cultivated kind.

Author: Gilbert L. Wilson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803246744


Page: 432

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In 1916 anthropologist Gilbert L. Wilson worked closely with Buffalobird-woman, a highly respected Hidatsa born in 1839 on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota, for a study of the Hidatsas’ uses of local plants. What resulted was a treasure trove of ethnobotanical information that was buried for more than seventy-five years in Wilson’s archives, now held jointly by the Minnesota Historical Society and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Wilson recorded Buffalobird-woman’s insightful and vivid descriptions of how the nineteenth-century Hidatsa people had gathered, prepared, and used the plants and wood in their local environment for food, medicine, smoking, fiber, fuel, dye, toys, rituals, and construction. From courtship rituals that took place while gathering Juneberries, to descriptions of how the women kept young boys from stealing wild plums as they prepared them for use, to recipes for preparing and cooking local plants, Uses of Plants by the Hidatsas of the Northern Plains provides valuable details of Hidatsa daily life during the nineteenth century.

Farmers BulletinFarmers Bulletin

Where intertilled crops are grown on land infested with wild oats , the rows should be checked and cultivated both ways . ... will germinate in the fall . ... This barley will be ready to harvest before the wild oats have matured seed .



ISBN: WISC:89037155942



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A hand book for travellers in Denmark Norway Sweden and RussiaA hand book for travellers in Denmark Norway Sweden and Russia

... 900 feet in height . of the river , and to the Vöring Foss ; In viewing the fall of the Vöring but the fall is so ... of the descent and return to go to the close to it before he is made aware bottom of the fall , and see the wild ...

Author: John Murray (publishers.)


ISBN: OXFORD:590707216


Page: 276

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Between Stage and ScreenBetween Stage and Screen

Herein consists her true Fall, made visible when the wild strawberries are spilt on the ground. That Sara is a sinning Eve appears from her reaction: "And look, I have a spot on my gown." This is the wording of the script; in the film, ...

Author: Egil Törnqvist

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053561379


Page: 243

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Ingmar Bergman is worldwide known as a film and stage director. Yet no-one has attempted to compare his stage and screen activities. In Between Stage and Screen Egil Törnqvist examines formal and thematical correspondences and differences between a number of Bergman's stage, screen, and radio productions. In the prologue Bergman's spiritual and aesthetic heritage and his position in the twentieth century media landscape is outlined. In the epilogue the question is answered to what extent one can speak of Bergman's directorial 'method' irrespective of the chosen medium.

Designation of Missouri River Segment as a Wild and Scenic RiverDesignation of Missouri River Segment as a Wild and Scenic River

So it is with this last wild and free - flowing spirit of the Missouri River . Thank you . Mr. TAYLOR . ... it is really a beautiful trip in the springtime or in the fall when I have done it . I would like to read a statement from the ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on National Parks and Recreation


ISBN: UOM:39015081204466


Page: 178

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Merced Wild and Scenic RiverMerced Wild and Scenic River

National Park Service guidelines note that limitations on wilderness use may be based in part on the potential for adverse ... and also by season ( the volume of water in the rivers being lower in the fall and higher in the spring ) .

Author: United States. National Park Service


ISBN: SRLF:E0001050715



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Wild Forest ReviewWild Forest Review

Newmont won that battle , but lost the war . After a relentless wave of television ads , the mining initiative went down in the fall of 1994 . The company spent $ 5 million and the enviros spent less than $ 100 , 000 .



ISBN: CORNELL:31924085770083



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Public Land Management PolicyPublic Land Management Policy

... and will be entering law school in the fall . I am representing the California Wilderness Coalition , an alliance of businesses , organizations , and individuals all working for the preservation of California's wildlands .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Public Lands and National Parks


ISBN: LOC:00184303644



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Inclusion of Alaska lands in national park forest wildlife refuge and wild and scenic rivers systemsInclusion of Alaska lands in national park forest wildlife refuge and wild and scenic rivers systems

However , he values the wilderness and appreciates being outdoors on his own so much that he went into debt in order to do ... ALASKA LONG LIVE ON Do you recall the fall of the great Western frontier , And its valiant stand beneath the ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on General Oversight and Alaska Lands


ISBN: UOM:39015013772275



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