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Encounters With The Archdruid

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Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 1977-10-01
Book Size: 23.62 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Encounters With The Archdruid

by John McPhee, Encounters With The Archdruid Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Encounters With The Archdruid book, The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The four men portrayed here have different relationships to their environment, and they encounter each other on mountain trails, in forests and rapids, sometimes with reserve, sometimes with friendliness, sometimes fighting hard across a philosophical divide.



An Open Pit Visible From The Moon

An Open Pit Visible from the Moon PDF
Author: Adam M. Sowards
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2020-04-16
Book Size: 52.40 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 254
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An Open Pit Visible From The Moon

by Adam M. Sowards, An Open Pit Visible From The Moon Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download An Open Pit Visible From The Moon book, Situated among the North Cascade Mountains of Washington State, in the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area, Miners Ridge contains vast quantities of copper. Kennecott Copper Corporation’s plan to develop an open-pit mine there was, when announced in 1966, the first test of the mining provision of the Wilderness Act passed by Congress in 1964. The battle over the proposed “Open Pit, Big Enough to Be Seen from the Moon,” as activists called it, drew the attention of both local and national conservationists, who vowed to stop the desecration of one of the West’s most scenic places. Kennecott Copper had the full force of the law and mining industry behind it in asserting its extractive rights. Meanwhile the U.S. Forest Service was determined to defend its authority to manage wilderness. An Open Pit Visible from the Moon tells the story of this historic struggle to define the contours of the Wilderness Act—its possibilities and limits. Combining rigorous analysis and deft storytelling, Adam M. Sowards re-creates the contest between Kennecott and its shareholders on one hand and activists on the other, intent on maintaining wilderness as a place immune to the calculus of profit. A host of actors cross these pages—from cabinet secretaries and a Supreme Court justice to local doctors and college students—all contributing to a drama that made Miners Ridge a cause célèbre for the nation’s wilderness movement. As locals testified at public hearings and writers penned profiles in the nation’s magazines and newspapers, the volatile political economy of copper proved equally influential in frustrating Kennecott’s plans. No law or court ruling could keep Kennecott from mining copper, but the pit was never dug. Identifying the contingent factors and forces that converged and coalesced in this case, Sowards’s narrative recalls a critical moment in the struggle over the nation’s wild places, even as it puts the unpredictability of history on full display.



Die Einsamkeit Der W Ste

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Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher:
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Book Size: 24.26 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : de
Pages : 320
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Die Einsamkeit Der W Ste

by Edward Abbey, Die Einsamkeit Der W Ste Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Die Einsamkeit Der W Ste book,



Ein Freund Der Erde

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Author: T.C. Boyle
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Release Date: 2012-02-06
Book Size: 26.54 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 360
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Ein Freund Der Erde

by T.C. Boyle, Ein Freund Der Erde Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Ein Freund Der Erde book, Wir schreiben das Jahr 2025: Der Treibhauseffekt hat voll zugeschlagen, im Loiretal wird nicht mehr Wein, sondern Reis angebaut, die meisten Säugetiere sind ausgestorben und das Essen ist auch nicht mehr das, was es einmal war. Ty Tierwater, militanter Umweltschützer, verbrachte mehr Zeit im Knast als in der freien Natur. Da taucht eines Tages seine zweite Frau Andrea mit einem ganz besonderen Anliegen auf...



Die Universal Schraubenschl Ssel Bande

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Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher:
Release Date: 1987
Book Size: 20.13 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Environmentalists
Languages : en
Pages : 436
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Die Universal Schraubenschl Ssel Bande

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Pieces Of The Frame

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Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Book Size: 31.19 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Pieces Of The Frame

by John McPhee, Pieces Of The Frame Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Pieces Of The Frame book, Pieces of the Frame is a gathering of memorable writings by one of the greatest journalists and storytellers of our time. They take the reader from the backwoods roads of Georgia, to the high altitude of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico; from the social decay of Atlantic City, to Scotland, where a pilgrimage for art's sake leads to a surprising encounter with history on a hilltop with a view of a fifth of the entire country. McPhee's writing is more than informative; these are stories, artful and full of character, that make compelling reading. They play with and against one another, so that Pieces of the Frame is distinguished as much by its unity as by its variety. Subjects familiar to McPhee's readers-sports, Scotland, conservation-are treated here with intimacy and a sense of the writer at work.



The John Mcphee Reader

The John McPhee Reader PDF
Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Book Size: 65.23 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 385
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The John Mcphee Reader

by John McPhee, The John Mcphee Reader Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The John Mcphee Reader book, The John McPhee Reader, first published in 1976, is comprised of selections from the author's first twelve books. In 1965, John McPhee published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are; a decade later, he had published eleven others. His fertility, his precision and grace as a stylist, his wit and uncanny brilliance in choosing subject matter, his crack storytelling skills have made him into one of our best writers: a journalist whom L.E. Sissman ranked with Liebling and Mencken, who Geoffrey Wolff said "is bringing his work to levels that have no measurable limit," who has been called "a master craftsman" so many times that it is pointless to number them.



Basin And Range

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Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 1982-04-01
Book Size: 23.82 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Basin And Range

by John McPhee, Basin And Range Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Basin And Range book, The first of John McPhee's works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world—a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to light. The title refers to the physiographic province of the United States that reaches from eastern Utah to eastern California, a silent world of austere beauty, of hundreds of discrete high mountain ranges that are green with junipers and often white with snow. The terrain becomes the setting for a lyrical evocation of the science of geology, with important digressions into the plate-tectonics revolution and the history of the geologic time scale.



Coming Into The Country

Coming Into the Country PDF
Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Turtleback
Release Date: 1991-04-01
Book Size: 39.50 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Coming Into The Country

by John McPhee, Coming Into The Country Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Coming Into The Country book, An account of a kayak and canoe journey through the Brooks Range wilderness, impressions of urban life and political activity, and portraits of people in the bush make up a study of contemporary Alaska



Table Of Contents

Table of Contents PDF
Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Book Size: 63.92 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 293
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Table Of Contents

by John McPhee, Table Of Contents Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Table Of Contents book, First published in book form 1985, Table of Contents is a collection of eight pieces written by John McPhee between 1981 and 1984. Geographically and thematically, they range from Alaska to New Jersey, describing, for example, the arrival of telephones in a small village near the Arctic Circle and the arrival of wild bears in considerable numbers in New Jersey, swarming in from the Poconos in search of a better life. The essays in this collection, which The New York Times called "pretty close to flawless," offer an excellent introduction to the work of one of our finest writers.



Levels Of The Game

Levels of the Game PDF
Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Book Size: 14.25 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Levels Of The Game

by John McPhee, Levels Of The Game Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Levels Of The Game book, This account of a tennis match played by Arthur Ashe against Clark Graebner at Forest Hills in 1968 begins with the ball rising into the air for the initial serve and ends with the final point. McPhee provides a brilliant, stroke-by-stroke description while examining the backgrounds and attitudes which have molded the players' games.



Catalog

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Author: Denver Public Library. Conservation Library
Publisher:
Release Date: 1974
Book Size: 17.33 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Conservation of natural resources
Languages : en
Pages :
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Catalog

by Denver Public Library. Conservation Library, Catalog Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Catalog book,