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The Secret Life Of John C Van Dyke

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Author: John Charles Van Dyke
Publisher: Western Literature
Release Date: 1997
Book Size: 61.45 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 165
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The Secret Life Of John C Van Dyke

by John Charles Van Dyke, The Secret Life Of John C Van Dyke Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Secret Life Of John C Van Dyke book, In this collection of letters, the authors critically examine the ecological principles and reality of the desert saint Van Dyke. The letters depict a privileged, patrician, and pampered member of the upper class, who saw most of the deserts from plush railroad cars and hotel rooms.



A Land Apart

A Land Apart PDF
Author: Flannery Burke
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Book Size: 34.32 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 424
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A Land Apart

by Flannery Burke, A Land Apart Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download A Land Apart book, "A new kind of history of the Southwest (mainly New Mexico and Arizona) that foregrounds the stories of Latino and Indigenous peoples who made the Southwest matter to the nation in the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.



Environmental Awareness And The Design Of Literature

Environmental Awareness and the Design of Literature PDF
Author: François Specq
Publisher: BRILL
Release Date: 2016-10-10
Book Size: 56.65 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 174
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Environmental Awareness And The Design Of Literature

by François Specq, Environmental Awareness And The Design Of Literature Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Environmental Awareness And The Design Of Literature book, Environmental Awareness and the Design of Literature offers analyses of the diverse ways in which literature helps us escape the rigid frames of commonly assumed worldviews, and thus can transform our relation to the physical world.



The Desert

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Author: John C. Van Dyke
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 1999-08-12
Book Size: 11.88 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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The Desert

by John C. Van Dyke, The Desert Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Desert book, Since its first appearance in 1901, John C. Van Dyke's The Desert has been considered one of the classics of American nature writing. Before its publication, Americans thought of deserts as scorpion-infested wastelands—with names like Devil's Domain and the Lands That God Forgot. All this changed as The Desert drew attention to the extraordinary beauty that existed in the American West: rolling sand dunes, golden vistas, vibrant sunsets, and remarkable plant and animal life. Van Dyke's book captured the nation's imagination at a time when attitudes about the land were changing. It provided a vocabulary that continues to be used as appreciation of deserts increases and ever greater pressures lead to new calls to protect these fragile environments. With a critical introduction by Peter Wild, this edition offers new insights—and reveals some surprising truths—about this legendary author and his best known work. Van Dyke was not, it seems, the "plaster saint of the desert." He was not entirely honest with his readers about the journeys that inspired the book, and his natural history includes serious errors. But in this more informed reading, Wild notes, Van Dyke "emerges as all the more fascinating a writer and his famous book becomes far more intriguing than most readers have imagined through the decades." As the centennial of its publication approaches and the complex story behind its long success is finally told, this new edition of The Desert reveals an equally complex and dramatic narrative: our changing relationship with the American landscape. "Van Dyke came at just the right time... No sooner had Americans conquered the wilderness, cut down the forests, and slaughtered the buffalo than the romantic nation began sentimentalizing the past, longing for what it had just destroyed."—from the Introduction



The New Desert Reader

The New Desert Reader PDF
Author: Peter Wild
Publisher: University of Utah Press
Release Date: 2006
Book Size: 64.56 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 324
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The New Desert Reader

by Peter Wild, The New Desert Reader Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The New Desert Reader book, The New Desert Reader brings together a historical cross section of writing about the American Southwest in selections that demonstrate how thinking about American deserts has changed from the earliest times to the present day. Beginning with the centuries-old legends of the Tohono O'Odham Indians, it moves through the foresighted observations of John Wesley Powell, one-armed explorer of the Grand Canyon; continues with the delicate appreciations of Mary Austin and Joseph Wood Krutch; includes examples of the keen activist writings of Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey; and finishes with such contemporary desert writers as Tony Hillerman and others. A slow change in outlook dominates the book, as attitudes shift from viewing the desert as a place to be despised or exploited to an appreciation of it as a special place, an arena of highly complex natural communities, and a wild refuge for the human body and soul. Comprehensive and brightly informative, The New Desert Reader will be invaluable to anyone interested in the history, literature, and beauty of North America's treasured desert places.



The Immeasurable World

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Author: William Atkins
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date: 2018-06-05
Book Size: 15.90 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 450
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The Immeasurable World

by William Atkins, The Immeasurable World Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Immeasurable World book, For all the desert's dreamlike beauty, to travel here was not just to pitch yourself into oblivion: it was to grind away at yourself until nothing was left. It was to aspire to the condition of sand. One third of the earth's land surface is desert, much of it desolate and inhospitable. What is it about this harsh environment that has captivated humankind throughout history? From the prophets of the Bible to Marco Polo, Lawrence of Arabia to Gertrude Bell, travellers have often seen deserts as cursed places to be avoided, or crossed as quickly as possible. But for those whose call deserts home, the 'hideous blanks' described by explorers are rich in resources and significance. Travelling to five continents over three years, visiting deserts both iconic and little-known, William Atkins discovers a realm that is as much internal as physical. His journey takes him to the Arabian Peninsula's Empty Quarter and Australia's nuclear-test grounds; the dry Aral Sea of Kazakhstan and 'sand seas' of China's volatile north-west; the contested borderlands of Arizona and the riotous Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert; and the ancient monasteries of Egypt's Eastern Desert. Along the way, Atkins illuminates the people, history, topography, and symbolism of these remarkable but often troubled places. Reviving the illustrious British tradition of travel writing, The Immeasurable World is destined to become a classic of desert literature.



Dramas Of Solitude

Dramas of Solitude PDF
Author: Randall Roorda
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Book Size: 27.18 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 283
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Dramas Of Solitude

by Randall Roorda, Dramas Of Solitude Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Dramas Of Solitude book, What do stories of nature tell us about the social or ethical purposes of solitude? And what do stories of solitude reveal of the "character" of nonhuman nature? Dramas of Solitude brings the insights of narrative theory to bear upon the genre of nature writing, to explore the social or ethical purposes of solitude in stories of retreat in nature. Through discussions of texts by Henry D. Thoreau, John C. Van Dyke, Wendell Berry, and student writers, among others, this book complicates social views of literacy with depictions of a solitude held in dynamic relation to a not-only-human community. It will inform the efforts of literary critics and writing teachers alike who hope to reintegrate English studies upon ecological terms.



The Frontier Of Leisure

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Author: Lawrence Culver
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-06-07
Book Size: 78.63 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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The Frontier Of Leisure

by Lawrence Culver, The Frontier Of Leisure Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Frontier Of Leisure book, The Frontier of Leisure examines the centrality of leisure to the history of Southern California, and how the region's tourist resorts and residential recreation influenced the nation, from ranch houses and the landscape of postwar suburbia to relations of labor and race, and the place of nature in everyday life.



The Desert

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Author: Professor John C Van Dyke
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Book Size: 39.64 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Languages : en
Pages : 252
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The Desert

by Professor John C Van Dyke, The Desert Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Desert book, This Is A New Release Of The Original 1901 Edition.



Writing Arizona 1912 2012

Writing Arizona  1912   2012 PDF
Author: Kim Engel-Pearson
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2017-09-28
Book Size: 30.10 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 308
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Writing Arizona 1912 2012

by Kim Engel-Pearson, Writing Arizona 1912 2012 Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Writing Arizona 1912 2012 book, From the year of Arizona’s statehood to its centennial in 2012, narratives of the state and its natural landscape have revealed—and reconfigured—the state’s image. Through official state and federal publications, newspapers, novels, poetry, autobiographies, and magazines, Kim Engel-Pearson examines narratives of Arizona that reflect both a century of Euro-American dominance and a diverse and multilayered cultural landscape. Examining the written record at twenty-five-year intervals, Writing Arizona, 1912–2012 shows us how the state was created through the writings of both its inhabitants and its visitors, from pioneer reminiscences of settling the desert to modern stories of homelessness, and from early-twentieth-century Native American “as-told-to” autobiographies to those written in Natives’ own words in the 1970s and 1980s. Weaving together these written accounts, Engel-Pearson demonstrates how government leaders’ and boosters’ promotion of tourism—often at the expense of minority groups and the environment—was swiftly complicated by concerns about ethics, representation, and conservation. Word by word, story by story, Engel-Pearson depicts an Arizona whose narratives reflect celebrations of diversity and calls for conservation—yet, at the same time, a state whose constitution declares only English words “official.” She reveals Arizona to be constructed, understood, and inhabited through narratives, a state of words as changeable as it is timeless.



John C Van Dyke

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Author: Peter Wild
Publisher: [Tucson, Ariz.] : University of Arizona Library
Release Date: 2001
Book Size: 43.26 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Art historians
Languages : en
Pages : 104
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John C Van Dyke

by Peter Wild, John C Van Dyke Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download John C Van Dyke book,