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📒A Home In The Woods by Oliver A. Johnson
A Home in the Woods Summary : Recounts the author's pioneer boyhood in Marion County, Indiana.
📒Wars In The Woods by Samuel P. Hays
Wars in the Woods Summary : Wars in the Woods examines the conflicts that have developed over the preservation of forests in America, and how government agencies and advocacy groups have influenced the management of forests and their resources for more than a century. Samuel Hays provides an astute analysis of manipulations of conservation law that have touched off a battle between what he terms “ecological forestry” and “commodity forestry.” Hays also reveals the pervading influence of the wood products industry, and the training of U.S. Forest Service to value tree species marketable as wood products, as the primary forces behind forestry policy since the Forest Management Act of 1897. Wars in the Woods gives a comprehensive account of the many grassroots and scientific organizations that have emerged since then to combat the lumber industry and other special interest groups and work to promote legislation to protect forests, parks, and wildlife habitats. It also offers a review of current forestry practices, citing the recent Federal easing of protections as a challenge to the progress made in the last third of the twentieth century. Hays describes an increased focus on ecological forestry in areas such as biodiversity, wildlife habitat, structural diversity, soil conservation, watershed management, native forests, and old growth. He provides a valuable framework for the critical assessment of forest management policies and the future study and protection of forest resources.
📒Last Child In The Woods by Richard Louv
Last Child in the Woods Summary : This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.
📒How To Stay Alive In The Woods by Bradford Angier
How to Stay Alive in the Woods Summary : Practical advice for campers and hikers who must find food, water, warmth and shelter when lost or stranded
📒Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim
Into the Woods Summary : Well-known stories by the Grimm brothers, as well as other childhood tales, are woven together into a colorful parable about the human search for "happily ever after" and the price of that quest, in a volume based on the Broadway musical.
📒A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods Summary : A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes—and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Six Walks In The Fictional Woods by Umberto Eco
Six Walks in the Fictional Woods Summary : In this exhilarating book, companion and guide Umberto Eco--bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum--explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Eco makes readers his collaborators in the creation of his text and the investigation of fiction's mechanisms. 14 illustrations.
📒A Walk In The Woods by PETER A. YOUNG
A Walk in the Woods Summary : Advance Praise for Mission to Moscow "Fifty years ago when few foreign journalists ventured very far into the Soviet heartland, Life magazine sent Peter Young prospecting for stories from the Black Sea resorts to the shores of Kamchatka in the Pacific Far East. His superbly written memories of that assignment provide a colorful and amusing highlight in a life - long career of reporting and editing." Roy Rowan Life magazine's former chief of correspondents "I read this book in one gulp, with delight and many fond memories. It's a true gift to the author's family, to his old friends and colleagues, and, one hopes, to lots of readers. His intention to portray the warmth, humor, and earthiness of the Russian people really comes through. The whole manuscript is immensely human. That was a hard story to tell back in the'60s, and I don't think Americans to this day have any appreciation of the Russians as human." Richard C. Longworth Former Moscow correspondent United Press International "Peter Young's travels through Soviet Russia and Eastern Europe are filled with real-life adventure and mind-grabbing insights, not to mention plenty of humor. This is a must-read book by a reporter/editor who has seen more than most of us and is able to describe his travels graphically." Joseph E. lllick Professor of History Emeritus, San Francisco State University
📒In The Woods by Robin Stevenson
In the Woods Summary : When Cameron discovers an abandoned baby while riding his bike along a forest trail, everyone looks at the event as a miraculous coincidence, but Cameron has a secret about why he was riding down that stretch of trail at just the right time.
📒In The Woods by Tana French
In the Woods Summary : When he was twelve years old, Adam Ryan went playing in the woods with his two best friends. He never saw them again. Their bodies were never found, and Adam himself was discovered with his back pressed against an oak tree and his shoes filled with blood. He had no memory of what had happened. Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name. No one knows about his past. Then a little girl's body is found at the site of the old tragedy and Rob is drawn back into the mystery. Knowing that he would be thrown off the case if his past were revealed, Rob takes a fateful decision to keep quiet but hope that he might also solve the twenty-year-old mystery of the woods.