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The Secret Life of Plants: A Fascinating Account of the Physical,...
by , Christopher Bird

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English

Pages

415

Publication Date

June 12, 2018

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<p><strong>Explore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. A perennial bestseller.</strong></p><p>In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable research, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird cast light on the rich psychic universe of plants. Now available in a new edition, <em>The Secret Life of Plants</em> explores plants' response to human care and nurturing, their ability to communicate with man, plants' surprising reaction to music, their lie-detection abilities, their creative powers, and much more. Tompkins and Bird's classic book affirms the depth of humanity's relationship with nature and adds special urgency to the cause of protecting the environment that nourishes us.</p>
BE A NOMAD CHANGE YOUR LIFE: The ULTIMATE GUIDE to Living Full-Ti...
by Robin Barrett

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

December 31, 2018

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Do you have a dream? Being a nomad might be the solution that makes it come true. <br />Don't wait to travel, start that new business, write a novel, or spend time with the people you love. Do it now, by following the easy to understand resources in this book. BANCYL walks you through WHY people – just like you -- choose a nomadic life, HOW to decide if it’s the right life for you, and WHERE you can travel and thrive, step by step.<br /><br />In this inclusive, one-stop resource guide, you’ll find all the tools you need to launch into a successful, safe nomadic life, with:<br />•Hundreds of helpful links<br />•Budget, Destination and Planning Worksheets<br />•Travel Options – from frugal to ritzy<br />•Safety Tips – from accident safety to bear attacks and everything in between<br />•Resources to navigate State of Residence, REAL ID, and receiving mail <br />•Dozens of mobile job resources<br />•Financial Resources – from Health Insurance Options to banking and saving for retirement<br />•Easy to understand information on mobile power, water and hygiene<br />•Discount clubs and free camping resources<br />•How to travel with pets<br />•Finding a great mobile social life and support system<br />•And much, much more.<br /><br />The author is a full-time nomad and the creator of the Creativity RV Lifestyle Blog and YouTube channel. Her experience, interviews with dozens of current nomads and the questions she’s received from thousands of followers has led her to create the best RV and Van-life guide ever written, jam-packed with the resources and links any nomad needs to hit the road full time.<br />Becoming a nomad can change your life. Over one-million people in the U.S. have chosen this rewarding life of travel and freedom -- will you be one of them?<br />BE A NOMAD CHANGE YOUR LIFE is the one resource guide you need before, during and after you launch into your full-time mobile adventure.<br />
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Emp...
by Peter Stark

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English

Pages

403

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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<p>In the tradition of <em>The Lost City of Z</em> and <em>Skeletons in the Zahara</em>, <em>Astoria</em> is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast. Peter Stark offers a harrowing saga in which a band of explorers battled nature, starvation, and madness to establish the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest and opened up what would become the Oregon trail, permanently altering the nation's landscape and its global standing.</p><p>Six years after Lewis and Clark's began their journey to the Pacific Northwest, two of the Eastern establishment's leading figures, John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson, turned their sights to founding a colony akin to Jamestown on the West Coast and transforming the nation into a Pacific trading power. Author and correspondent for <em>Outside</em> magazine Peter Stark recreates this pivotal moment in American history for the first time for modern readers, drawing on original source material to tell the amazing true story of the Astor Expedition.</p><p>Unfolding over the course of three years, from 1810 to 1813, <em>Astoria</em> is a tale of high adventure and incredible hardship in the wilderness and at sea. Of the more than one hundred-forty members of the two advance parties that reached the West Coast—one crossing the Rockies, the other rounding Cape Horn—nearly half perished by violence. Others went mad. Within one year, the expedition successfully established Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River. Though the colony would be short-lived, it opened provincial American eyes to the potential of the Western coast and its founders helped blaze the Oregon Trail.</p>
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—...
by Peter Wohlleben

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><strong>The first book in <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Peter Wohlleben’s The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy. Book two, <em>The Inner Life of Animals</em>, is available now, and the third book, <em>The Secret Wisdom of Nature</em>, is coming in Spring 2019.</strong></p><br /><p>Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.<br /><br />After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.<br /><br /><em>Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard</em></p><p><em>Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.</em></p>
Hornady 10th Edition Handbook of Cartridge Reloading
by , Hornady Manufacturing

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English

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Publication Date

January 12, 2017

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New bullets, new powders, new cartridges and more! The 10th Edition Hornady® Handbook of Cartridge Reloading features over 1,000 pages of reloading data, techniques and bullet information. From 17 caliber varmint cartridges to large dangerous game loads, the hand loader has access to over 200 different calibers featuring a variety of loads for the full line of Hornady® bullets.<br /><br />The 10th Edition also features an impressive lineup of new and expanded data. New powders include: Power Pro 2000 MR, IMR 4451 and 7977, CFE Pistol, BE-86, Reloader 23, 26, 33 and 50, Accurate LT-30 and 32, and some offerings from Shooters World. Popular established powders like Reloader 17, Superformance,® and LeverEvolution® have also been expanded to more cartridges.<br /><br />The latest Hornady® bullets, such as the ELD-X® and ELD® Match line, have been incorporated into the data. Plus, we’ve added more GMX®, SST® and FTX® offerings. New cartridges include the 280 Ackley Improved, 7x64 Brenneke and the 338 Federal. Well over 1,300 load combinations were shot to update and expand the reloading pages in this edition.<br /><br />Like previous editions, the handbook offers explanations of internal, external and terminal ballistics. We have also highlighted some of our online tools including the Hornady® Standard Ballistic Calculator (ballistic coefficient based) and the patent pending 4DOF™ Ballistic Calculator (drag coefficient based). Whether you’re a novice or seasoned hand loader, these resources provide everything needed to successfully reload your favorite cartridges.<br /><br />Please be sure to check www.hornady.com/errata for corrections to the load data.
Survival Collection: Get Ready To Survive in Any Wilderness: Shel...
by , Mike Healler

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<h2>Survival Collection:</h2><br /><h2>Get Ready To Survive in Any Wilderness: Shelter, Food, Traps, Knives, Ropes and Paracord+ Emergency Medicine</h2><br /><p>The bush can be a rough place so you need to make sure that you are prepared to handle the rigors that you may face. This book goes through every aspect of bush country and equips you with what you need to succeed. <br />Taking you through tried and true tutorials of such basics as how to build a campfire, how to set animal traps, and how to forage for food—this book takes you through every possible aspect of bush craft. <br />And a whole lot more!</p><br /><h2>Book 1</h2><br /><h1>BushCraft:</h1><br /><h2>Learn Essential Bush Craft Survival Skills</h2><br /><h2>Book 2</h2><br /><h1>Mountain Man Skills:</h1><br /><h2>Proven Lessons of Hunting, Woodworking and Trapping</h2><br /><h2>Book 3</h2><br /><h1>Survival Medicine:</h1><br /><h2>The Guide to First Aid and Survival Medical Emergencies to Stay Alive</h2><br /><h2>Book 4</h2><br /><h1>Survival Medicine Handbook:</h1><br /><h2>Prepper's Guide to Survival Emergencies and First Aid</h2><br /><h2>Book 5</h2><br /><h2>The Knots Book:</h2><br /><h2>27+ Most Practical Rope Knots</h2><br /><h2>Book 6</h2><br /><h2>Survival Roping:</h2><br /><h2>Emergency Survival Roping, Knots and Rock-Climbing</h2><br /><h2>Book 7</h2><br /><h2>Paracord:</h2><br /><h2>Cool Paracord Projects With Easy-to-Follow Instructions and Pictures</h2>
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last Tr...
by Michael Finkel

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<b>Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.</b> <br /><br /><b>A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b><br /><br />In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and ...
by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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English

Pages

410

Publication Date

September 16, 2013

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As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In <i>Braiding Sweetgrass</i>, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).<br /><br /> Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.
Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in...
by Blair Braverman

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English

Pages

291

Publication Date

July 05, 2016

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<p><strong>A rich and revelatory memoir of a young woman reclaiming her courage in the stark landscapes of the north.</strong></p><p>By the time Blair Braverman was eighteen, she had left her home in California, moved to arctic Norway to learn to drive sled dogs, and found work as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska. Determined to carve out a life as a “tough girl”—a young woman who confronts danger without apology—she slowly developed the strength and resilience the landscape demanded of her. </p><p>By turns funny and sobering, bold and tender, <em>Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube</em> brilliantly recounts Braverman’s adventures in Norway and Alaska. Settling into her new surroundings, Braverman was often terrified that she would lose control of her dog team and crash her sled, or be attacked by a polar bear, or get lost on the tundra. Above all, she worried that, unlike the other, gutsier people alongside her, she wasn’t cut out for life on the frontier. But no matter how out of place she felt, one thing was clear: she was hooked on the North. On the brink of adulthood, Braverman was determined to prove that her fears did not define her—and so she resolved to embrace the wilderness and make it her own. </p><p>Assured, honest, and lyrical, <em>Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube</em> paints a powerful portrait of self-reliance in the face of extraordinary circumstance. Braverman endures physical exhaustion, survives being buried alive in an ice cave, and drives her dogs through a whiteout blizzard to escape crooked police. Through it all, she grapples with love and violence—navigating a grievous relationship with a fellow musher, and adapting to the expectations of her Norwegian neighbors—as she negotiates the complex demands of being a young woman in a man’s land.</p><p>Weaving fast-paced adventure writing and ethnographic journalism with elegantly wrought reflections on identity, <em>Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube</em> captures the triumphs and the perils of Braverman’s journey to self-discovery and independence in a landscape that is as beautiful as it is unforgiving. </p>
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
by Ted Kerasote

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English

Pages

421

Publication Date

April 21, 2008

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<div>While on a camping trip, Ted Kerasote met a dog—a Labrador mix—who was living on his own in the wild. They became attached to each other, and Kerasote decided to name the dog Merle and bring him home. There, he realized that Merle’s native intelligence would be diminished by living exclusively in the human world. He put a dog door in his house so Merle could live both outside and in. <br /><br />A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author, Merle’s Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine, bringing to bear the latest research into animal consciousness and behavior as well as insights into the origins and evolution of the human-dog partnership. Merle showed Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally. </div>

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