The Wild Places by Robert MacFarlane
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Overview: "An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we’re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth’s surface." Bill McKibben.
Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert MacFarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys through some of the archipelago’s most remarkable landscapes. He climbs, walks, and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods. With elegance and passion he entwines history, memory, and landscape in a bewitching evocation of wildness and its vital importance.
A unique travelogue that will intrigue readers of natural history and adventure, The Wild Places solidifies MacFarlane’s reputation as a young writer to watch.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Travelogue > Nature
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A Jar of Wild Flowers: Essays in Celebration of John Berger by Yasmin Gunaratnam
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.2 Mb
Overview: In this collection of essays on the work of, and conversations with, John Berger, thirty-seven of his friends, artistic collaborators and followers come together to form the first truly international and cross-cultural celebration of his interventions.
Berger has for decades, through his poetic humanism, brought together geographically, historically and socially disparate subjects. His work continues to throw out lifelines across genres, times and types of experience, opening up radical questions about the meaning of belonging and of community. In keeping with this spirit and in celebration of Berger, the short essays in A Jar of Wild Flowers challenge us all to take the brave step from limited sympathy to extended generosity.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory
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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the ’80s Changed Hollywood Forever by Nick de Semlyen
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 684 MB
Overview: Wild and Crazy Guys is the larger-than-life story of the much-loved Hollywood comedy stars that ruled the 1980s.
As well as delving behind the scenes of classic movies such as Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places and dozens more, it chronicles the off-screen, larger-than-life antics of Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, John Candy et al. It’s got drugs, sex, punch-ups, webbed toes and Bill Murray being pushed into a swimming pool by Hunter S Thompson, while tied to a lawn chair.
It’s akin to Peter Biskind’s Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, following the key players through their highs and lows, and their often turbulent relationships with each other. Nick de Semlyen has already interviewed pretty much all the big names for Empire, as well as directors such as Walter Hill, John Landis and Carl Reiner, and is sitting on lots of unseen material.
Taking you on a trip through the tumultous ’80s, Wild and Crazy Guys explores the friendships, feuds, triumphs and disasters experienced by these iconic funnymen. Based on candid interviews from the stars themselves, as well as those who entered their orbit, it reveals the hidden history behind the most fertile period ever for screen comedy.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio’s Natural Landscape by Deborah Fleming
Requirements: EPUB Reader 1.11 MB
Overview: An impassioned call for recognizing and preserving the ecological wonders of the Allegheny Plateau
Yosemite National Park, Louisiana’s bayou, the rocky coasts of New England, the desert Southwest-America’s more dramatic locations are frequently celebrated for their naturalbeauty, but far less has been written about Ohio’s unique and beautiful environment. Author Deborah Fleming, who has lived in rural Ohio and cared for its land for decades, shares fourteen interrelated essays, blending her own experiences with both scientific and literary research. Resurrection of the Wild discusses both natural and human histories as it focuses on the Allegheny Plateau and hill country in Ohio’s eastern counties.
These lyrical meditations delve into life on Fleming’s farm, the impacts of the mining and drilling industries, fox hunting, homesteading families, the lives of agriculturalist Louis Bromfield and John Chapman (better known as Johnny Appleseed), and Ohio’s Amish community. Fleming finds that our very concept of freedom must be redefined to include preservation and respect for the natural world. Ultimately, Resurrection of the Wild becomes a compelling argument for the importance of ecological preservation in Ohio, and Fleming’s perspective will resonate with readers both within and beyond this "forgotten" state’s borders.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Faith, Philosophy, Religion,
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Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6)
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Go Wild Magazine – Summer 2019
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Overview: Hello and welcome to Go Wild Magazine, the ultimate tourist guide to discovering Irelands Wild Atlantic Way. With three tourism editions and one specific food magazine to choose from we hope that you will enjoy our offerings to you and that you will come back for more.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
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Wild Crickets in Breezy Grasslands by Greg Cetus
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 31.54 MB
Overview: Crickets are truly magical creatures. Not only their iconic chirping is often a pleasant evening song during warm mellow summer nights in the country, in many cultures crickets are associated with good luck, hope and even wealth. Crickets are beloved in Japan, especially for their musical songs. In Brazil, some species are considered to be signs of hope or incoming wealth. Charles Dickens wrote a tale called The Cricket on the Hearth that featured a cricket acting as a household’s guardian angel. This recording features gentle cricket chirping accompanying various other birds of wild grasslands.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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