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Lands of Lost Borders

Lands of Lost Borders Book
Author : Kate Harris
Publisher : Vintage Books Canada
Release : 2019-05-07
ISBN : 9780345816788
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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WINNER OF THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE "Every day on a bike trip is like the one before--but it is also completely different, or perhaps you are different, woken up in new ways by the mile." As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she most craved--that of a generalist explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and philosopher--had gone extinct. From her small-town home in Ontario, it seemed as if Marco Polo, Magellan and their like had long ago mapped the whole earth. So she vowed to become a scientist and go to Mars. To pass the time before she could launch into outer space, Kate set off by bicycle down a short section of the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend Mel Yule, then settled down to study at Oxford and MIT. Eventually the truth dawned on her: an explorer, in any day and age, is by definition the kind of person who refuses to live between the lines. And Harris had soared most fully out of bounds right here on Earth, travelling a bygone trading route on her bicycle. So she quit the laboratory and hit the Silk Road again with Mel, this time determined to bike it from the beginning to end. Like Rebecca Solnit and Pico Iyer before her, Kate Harris offers a travel narrative at once exuberant and meditative, wry and rapturous. Weaving adventure and deep reflection with the history of science and exploration, Lands of Lost Borders explores the nature of limits and the wildness of a world that, like the self and like the stars, can never be fully mapped.

Lands of Lost Borders

Lands of Lost Borders Book
Author : Kate Harris
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2018-08-21
ISBN : 0062839314
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven’t felt for years. It’s a modern classic." —Pico Iyer A brilliant, fierce writer makes her debut with this enthralling travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road—an illuminating and thought-provoking fusion of The Places in Between, Lab Girl, and Wild that dares us to challenge the limits we place on ourselves and the natural world. As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she craved—to be an explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and metaphysician—had gone extinct. From what she could tell of the world from small-town Ontario, the likes of Marco Polo and Magellan had mapped the whole earth; there was nothing left to be discovered. Looking beyond this planet, she decided to become a scientist and go to Mars. In between studying at Oxford and MIT, Harris set off by bicycle down the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend Mel. Pedaling mile upon mile in some of the remotest places on earth, she realized that an explorer, in any day and age, is the kind of person who refuses to live between the lines. Forget charting maps, naming peaks: what she yearned for was the feeling of soaring completely out of bounds. The farther she traveled, the closer she came to a world as wild as she felt within. Lands of Lost Borders is the chronicle of Harris’s odyssey and an exploration of the importance of breaking the boundaries we set ourselves; an examination of the stories borders tell, and the restrictions they place on nature and humanity; and a meditation on the existential need to explore—the essential longing to discover what in the universe we are doing here. Like Rebecca Solnit and Pico Iyer, Kate Harris offers a travel account at once exuberant and reflective, wry and rapturous. Lands of Lost Borders explores the nature of limits and the wildness of the self that can never fully be mapped. Weaving adventure and philosophy with the history of science and exploration, Lands of Lost Borders celebrates our connection as humans to the natural world, and ultimately to each other—a belonging that transcends any fences or stories that may divide us.

The Desert

The Desert Book
Author : Michael Welland
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release : 2014-09-15
ISBN : 1780233892
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From endless sand dunes and prickly cacti to shimmering mirages and green oases, deserts evoke contradictory images in us. They are lands of desolation, but also of romance, of blistering Mojave heat and biting Gobi cold. Covering a quarter of the earth’s land mass and providing a home to half a billion people, they are both a physical reality and landscapes of the mind. The idea of the desert has long captured Western imagination, put on display in films and literature, but these portrayals often fail to capture the true scope and diversity of the people living there. Bridging the scientific and cultural gaps between perception and reality, The Desert celebrates our fascination with these arid lands and their inhabitants, as well as their importance both throughout history and in the world today. Covering an immense geographical range, Michael Welland wanders from the Sahara to the Atacama, depicting the often bizarre adaptations of plants and animals to these hostile environments. He also looks at these seemingly infertile landscapes in the context of their place in history—as the birthplaces not only of critical evolutionary adaptations, civilizations, and social progress, but also of ideologies. Telling the stories of the diverse peoples who call the desert home, he describes how people have survived there, their contributions to agricultural development, and their emphasis on water and its scarcity. He also delves into the allure of deserts and how they have been used in literature and film and their influence on fashion, art, and architecture. As Welland reveals, deserts may be difficult to define, but they play an active role in the evolution of our global climate and society at large, and their future is of the utmost importance. Entertaining, informative, and surprising, The Desert is an intriguing new look at these seemingly harsh and inhospitable landscapes.

Stories from the Country of Lost Borders

Stories from the Country of Lost Borders Book
Author : Mary Austin
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 1987
ISBN : 9780813512181
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stories set in the deserts and mountains of California draw on the relationship of people to the land

Millennial Perspectives

Millennial Perspectives Book
Author : Brigitte Georgi-Findlay,Hans-Ulrich Mohr
Publisher : Universitaetsverlag Winter
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Proceedings of a conference, Dresden, 2000.

Sisters of the Earth

Sisters of the Earth Book
Author : Lorraine Anderson
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book introduces us to female perspectives on nature. Over 90 selections, from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker, span a century and encompass the voices of a variety of women--some known for their writing on nature, and several outstanding new voices

Index to Short Stories

Index to Short Stories Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1915
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Georgia Review

The Georgia Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dancing Ghosts

Dancing Ghosts Book
Author : Mark Thomas Hoyer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How did an Illinois Methodist homesteader in the West come to create one of the most significant cosmological syntheses in American literature? In this study, Hoyer draws on his own knowledge of biblical religion and Native American cultures to explore Austin's creation of the "mythology of the American continent" she so valued. Austin lived in and wrote about "the land of little rain," semiarid and arid parts of California and Nevada that were home to the Northern Paiute, Shoshone, Interior Chumash, and Yokut peoples. Hoyer makes new and provocative connections between Austin and spiritual figures like Wovoka, the prophet of the Ghost Dance religion, and writers like Zitkala-sa and Mourning Dove, and he provides a particularly fine reading of Cogowea.

Dripping Dry

Dripping Dry Book
Author : David N. Cassuto
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Supplement 1953

Supplement  1953 Book
Author : Isabel S. Monro,Dorothy E. Cook
Publisher : H. W. Wilson
Release : 1953-12
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Supplement 1953 book written by Isabel S. Monro,Dorothy E. Cook, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

American Naturists

American Naturists Book
Author : Henry Chester Tracy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1930
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Film Video Finder

Film   Video Finder Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : National Information Center for
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Antiquarian Bookman

Antiquarian Bookman Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1966
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Border Bloodshed

Border Bloodshed Book
Author : Alastair J. MacDonald
Publisher : John Donald
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scottish military offensives against England from 1369 were largely the product of government policy, were launched with careful timing, and in the reign of Robert II involved close co-operation with France and succeeded militarily, encouraging the Scots to the point where they were willing to engage in attacks on England beyond the amibition of their French allies. However, diplomatic gains fell well short of forcing English recognition of Scottish independence. Hopes of achieving this by military means were ended in the reign of Robert III when the Scots were heavily defeated in 1402. War was not solely fought with political objectives in mind or other 'rational' factors such as the quest for financial gain. The Scots went to war, and their leaders organised it, for emotive reasons also, such as hatred of the English, the search for renown, and the sheer enjoyment of fighting. All these factors inspired the Scots to launch a series of bloody, brutal and ultimately futile offensives against England.

Twentieth century Western Writers

Twentieth century Western Writers Book
Author : Geoff Sadler
Publisher : Chicago : St. James Press
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Supplies a brief biography, a bibliography, and a signed statement about the writings of 485 western writers

Nevada Magazine

Nevada Magazine Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1975
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Classified Catalog of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 1902 1906 2 v

Classified Catalog of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh  1902 1906  2 v Book
Author : Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1907
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine Book
Author : Josiah Gilbert Holland,Richard Watson Gilder
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1911
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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