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- Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 23.95
This is not the Africa of Isak Dinesen, nor the Africa of Joy Adamson. This is the Africa of civil wars and tribal massacres, where the Lord?s Resistance Army recruits child-soldiers after forcing them to kill their parents and eat their hearts. The aid workers who voluntarily subject themselves to life here are a breed of their own. Meet Hickey,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00
In a luminous memoir of a life richly lived, one of America?s finest writers explores the themes that have shaped his life and work: the glories of the natural world, the lure of working for a circus and fighting forest fires, the afflictions of temporary blindness and blocked speech, and the enduring influence of literary friendships, including John... more...
- Penguin Group US 1988; US$ 17.00
"What a wilderness walk for a man to take alone!...Here was traveling of the old heroic kind over the unaltered face of nature." Henry David Thoreau Over a period of three years, Thoreau made three trips to the largely unexplored woods of Maine. He climbed mountains, paddled a canoe by moonlight, and dined on cedar beer, hemlock tea and moose lips.... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 13.00
A stirring tribute to one of America's most remote and beautiful places by one of the first modern preservationists This Penguin Classic-Muir's first book-puts a pioneering conservationist's passion for nature in high relief. With a poet's sensitivity and a naturalist's eye, Muir celebrates the Sierra Nevada, which he dedicated his life to saving,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
Travels in Alaska , a work he was in the process of completing at the time of his death in 1914. As Edward Hoagland writes in his Introduction, ?A century and a quarter later, we are reading [Muir?s] account because there in the glorious fiords . . . he is at our elbow, nudging us along, prompting us to understand that heaven is on earth?is the Earth?and... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95
Thirty years ago, celebrated American writer Edward Hoagland, in his early fifties and already with a dozen acclaimed books under his belt, had a choice: a midlife crisis or a midlife adventure. He chose the adventure. <br><br>Pencil and notebook at the ready, Hoagland set out to explore and write about one of the last truly wild territories... more...
- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 18.95
By 1968, Edward Hoagland had successfully published three novels, including the award-winning Cat Man. Looking for material for his next book, he immersed himself in the British Columbia bush for seven weeks, recording his observations and interviews in a series of diaries that became the widely lauded travel book Notes from the Century Before.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.00
In 1966, Edward Hoagland made a three-month excursion into the wild country of British Columbia and encountered a way of life that was disappearing even as he chronicled it. Showcasing Hoagland?s extraordinary gifts for portraiture?his cast runs from salty prospector to trader, explorer, missionary, and indigenous guide? Notes from the Century Before... more...