The New Wilderness

A Washington Post, NPR, and Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year • Shortlisted for the Booker Prize “More than timely, the novel feels timeless, solid, like a forgotten classic recently resurfaced — a brutal, beguiling fairy tale about ...

The New Wilderness

A Washington Post, NPR, and Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year • Shortlisted for the Booker Prize “More than timely, the novel feels timeless, solid, like a forgotten classic recently resurfaced — a brutal, beguiling fairy tale about humanity. But at its core, The New Wilderness is really about motherhood, and about the world we make (or unmake) for our children.” — Washington Post "5 of 5 stars. Gripping, fierce, terrifying examination of what people are capable of when they want to survive in both the best and worst ways. Loved this."— Roxane Gay via Twitter Margaret Atwood meets Miranda July in this wildly imaginative debut novel of a mother's battle to save her daughter in a world ravaged by climate change; A prescient and suspenseful book from the author of the acclaimed story collection, Man V. Nature. Bea’s five-year-old daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away, consumed by the smog and pollution of the overdeveloped metropolis that most of the population now calls home. If they stay in the city, Agnes will die. There is only one alternative: the Wilderness State, the last swath of untouched, protected land, where people have always been forbidden. Until now. Bea, Agnes, and eighteen others volunteer to live in the Wilderness State, guinea pigs in an experiment to see if humans can exist in nature without destroying it. Living as nomadic hunter-gatherers, they slowly and painfully learn to survive in an unpredictable, dangerous land, bickering and battling for power and control as they betray and save one another. But as Agnes embraces the wild freedom of this new existence, Bea realizes that saving her daughter’s life means losing her in a different way. The farther they get from civilization, the more their bond is tested in astonishing and heartbreaking ways. At once a blazing lament of our contempt for nature and a deeply humane portrayal of motherhood and what it means to be human, The New Wilderness is an extraordinary novel from a one-of-a-kind literary force.

Man V Nature

“Astonishing. . . . The stories are surreal, with the sharpest edge and in one way or another, each story reveals something raw and powerful about being human in a world where so little is in our control.” — Roxane Gay A refreshingly ...

Man V  Nature

“Astonishing. . . . The stories are surreal, with the sharpest edge and in one way or another, each story reveals something raw and powerful about being human in a world where so little is in our control.” — Roxane Gay A refreshingly imaginative, daring debut collection of stories which illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, as seen through the lens of the natural world. Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man, and the dark humor and heartbreak of our struggle to not only thrive, but survive. In “Girl on Girl,” a high school freshman goes to disturbing lengths to help an old friend. An insatiable temptress pursues the one man she can’t have in “Meteorologist Dave Santana.” And in the title story, a long fraught friendship comes undone when three buddies get impossibly lost on a lake it is impossible to get lost on. In Diane Cook’s perilous worlds, the quotidian surface conceals an unexpected surreality that illuminates different facets of our curious, troubling, and bewildering behavior. Other stories explore situations pulled directly from the wild, imposing on human lives the danger, tension, and precariousness of the natural world: a pack of not-needed boys take refuge in a murky forest and compete against each other for their next meal; an alpha male is pursued through city streets by murderous rivals and desirous women; helpless newborns are snatched by a man who stalks them from their suburban yards. Through these characters Cook asks: What is at the root of our most heartless, selfish impulses? Why are people drawn together in such messy, complicated, needful ways? When the unexpected intrudes upon the routine, what do we discover about ourselves? As entertaining as it is dangerous, this accomplished collection explores the boundary between the wild and the civilized, where nature acts as a catalyst for human drama and lays bare our vulnerabilities, fears, and desires.

The Great New Wilderness Debate

This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use.

The Great New Wilderness Debate

The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide-ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use." J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson have selected thirty-nine essays that provide historical context, range broadly across the issues, and set forth the positions of the debate. Beginning with such well-known authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold, the collection moves forward to the contemporary debate and presents seminal works by a number of the most distinguished scholars in environmental history and environmental philosophy. The Great New Wilderness Debate also includes essays by conservation biologists, cultural geographers, environmental activists, and contemporary writers on the environment.

A Scapegoat in the New Wilderness

Jaher sets up a comparative framework, in which American anti-Semitism is seen in relation to other forms of ethnic and religious bigotry.

A Scapegoat in the New Wilderness

Jaher sets up a comparative framework, in which American anti-Semitism is seen in relation to other forms of ethnic and religious bigotry. He compares America's treatment of Jews to their treatment in other eras and countries, and notes variations by region, social group, and historical period.

The New Wilderness

The New Wilderness


Cries in the New Wilderness

Cries in the New Wilderness

Inside the disintegrating Soviet Union, Raisa Gibaydulina, a professor of scientific atheism at the Moscow Institute of Atheism, compiles a selection of articles, sermons, manifestos, and other writings by members of banned religious sects. Copies of this classified reference manual, The New Sectarianism, are smuggled to the West, where intellectuals attempt to assess the late-Soviet spiritual movements. A record of Gibaydulina's own spiritual quest is preserved in the notes and letters she writes during the post-Soviet years before her death in April 1997. Such is the form of Mikhail Epstein's fictional Cries in the New Wilderness, first published in Moscow during the last years of the Soviet Union and now available in English, in an expanded version. Drawing on his own participation in Moscow's intellectual associations and in expeditions to study popular religious beliefs in southern Russia and Ukraine, Epstein recreates the spiritual experience of an entire Russian generation. His is not a documentary book, however, but a "comedy of ideas," in which he constructs from the voices he hears in the culture around him the bizarre religious and philosophical worldviews of Foodniks and Domesticans, Arkists and Bloodbrothers, Sinnerists and Good-believers, Steppies and Pushkinians. As a counterpoint to this medley of comic, grotesque, poetic, banal, poignant, and harrowing voices is the voice of the commentator, Professor Gibaydulina, who struggles to maintain her scientific atheism in the face of this startling variety of religious experiences. Gibaydulina's response to the crumbling of the Soviet Union and her quest for a new, creative atheism adds a tragic note to Epstein's polyphonic work.

The New Wilderness Handbook

A lifetime in the wilderness forms the basis for this introduction to the techniques of enjoying and conserving the uninhabited regions of America This new edition is for everyone who ventures into the wilderness.

The New Wilderness Handbook

A lifetime in the wilderness forms the basis for this introduction to the techniques of enjoying and conserving the uninhabited regions of America

Leave No Trace

Offering a timely, thorough introduction to "Leave No Trace" principles, this updated guide covers techniques for all seasons, terrain, and outdoor activities, from choosing a campsite to food and garbage handling to personal hygiene.

Leave No Trace

Offering a timely, thorough introduction to "Leave No Trace" principles, this updated guide covers techniques for all seasons, terrain, and outdoor activities, from choosing a campsite to food and garbage handling to personal hygiene. Photos & illustrations.

The Wilderness Debate Rages on

Like its predecessor, the book gathers both critiques and defenses of the idea of wilderness from a wide variety of perspectives and voices.

The Wilderness Debate Rages on

Ten years ago, The Great New Wilderness Debate began a cross-disciplinary conversation about the varied constructions of "wilderness" and the controversies that surround them. The Wilderness Debate Rages On will reinvigorate that conversation and usher in a second decade of debate. Like its predecessor, the book gathers both critiques and defenses of the idea of wilderness from a wide variety of perspectives and voices. The Wilderness Debate Rages On includes the best explorations of the concept of the concept of wilderness from the past decade, underappreciated essays from the early twentieth century that offer an alternative vision of the concept and importance of wilderness, and writings meant to clarify or help us rethink the concept of wilderness. Narrative writers such as Wendell Berry, Scott Russell Sanders, Marilynne Robinson, Kathleen Dean Moore, and Lynn Maria Laitala are also given a voice in order to show how the wilderness debate is expanding outside the academy. The writers represented in the anthology include ecologists, environmental philosophers, conservation biologists, cultural geographers, and environmental activists. The book begins with little-known papers by early twentieth-century ecologists advocating the preservation of natural areas for scientific study, not, as did Thoreau, Muir, and the early Leopold, for purposes of outdoor recreation. The editors argue that had these writers influenced the eventual development of federal wilderness policy, our national wilderness system would better serve contemporary conservation priorities for representative ecosystems and biodiversity.

Wilderness in National Parks

hen the new wilderness boundaries were drawn on the maps of Alaska, not much changed on the ground. This was the case partly because little management was actually under way or even possible in most of the new park areas and because, ...

Wilderness in National Parks

Wilderness in National Parks casts light on the complicated relationship between the National Park Service and its policy goals of wilderness preservation and recreation. By examining the overlapping and sometimes contradictory responsibilities of the park service and the national wilderness preservation system, John C. Miles finds the National Park Service still struggling to deal with an idea that lies at the core of its mission and yet complicates that mission, nearly one hundred years into its existence. The National Park Service's ambivalence about wilderness is traced from its beginning to the turn of the twenty-first century. The Service is charged with managing more wilderness acreage than any government agency in the world and, in its early years, frequently favored development over preservation. The public has perceived national parks as permanently protected wilderness resources, but in reality this public confidence rests on shaky ground. Miles shows how changing conceptions of wilderness affected park management over the years, with a focus on the tension between the goals of providing recreational spaces for the American people and leaving lands pristine and undeveloped for future generations.

Additions to the national wilderness preservation system

Boundary Peak NEVADA NATIONAL FOREST WILDERNESS Proposed by FRIENDS OF NEVADA WILDERNESS August 1985 085 Cal Spring Mons . Designated Yilderness ( Jarbidge ) New Wilderness Proposed by FNW in Mevada's National Forests.

Additions to the national wilderness preservation system


An American Emmaus

New. Wilderness. Ú/. The Puritans found some of their most creative metaphors in biblical imagery. ... But, unlike the first exodus people, Higgenson's “new wilderness” people, the Puritans, are seen as a true covenant community that ...

An American Emmaus

A penetrating study of the impact of culture on the Catholic Church in the U.S., and the importance of the Church to the culture."Emmaus," writes the author, "is not only the name of a town in the gospel of Luke. It is also a state of mind." He portrays the American Emmaus as an ongoing conversion walk of twentieth-century Christians who attempt to recognize the crucified and risen Christ within the complex and pluralistic cultures of the United States. He focuses on the connections between being Catholic and American at this point in history, challenges the Church to give witness to the gospel message, and shows how it is through liturgy (the gathered American community) that the Church once again takes the walk to Emmaus. Here are insights not only for Catholics but for Christians of every denomination.

River of No Return Wilderness Proposals

The reasoning was that Mallard and Bargamin were being considered for possible wilderness classification in the then - current Salmon River Breaks Primitive Area Study and they were also declared “ new wilderness study areas ” under ...

River of No Return Wilderness Proposals


Colorado Wilderness Act of 1989

16 perimen + OVA 1 1 WILDERNESS ABARING STATENBNT ( S. 1343 ) During the ... EVANS WONOUNO படிங் Park County was the recipient of approximately 180,000 acres of new wilderness areas as President Jimmy Carter signed the Colorado ...

Colorado Wilderness Act of 1989


Wilderness Preservation System

There is nothing particularly wrong with spelling out such authority for the Secretary and the President ; that is , permissive authority to introduce a new wilderness bill or recommend a new wilderness bill .

Wilderness Preservation System


Endangered American Wilderness Act of 1977

For many years , the University of California at Santa Cruz has been searching for a new location to rebuild the world - famous Lick Astronomical Observatory . Just as plans for the new wilderness area were completed , the University ...

Endangered American Wilderness Act of 1977


Wilderness Preservation System

With apparent unconcern for careful delineation of a particular standard of wilderness , the new wilderness system would swallow up millions of acres of block withdrawals by agencies — some studied , some notand enact them into law as ...

Wilderness Preservation System

Committee Serial No. 12. Considers S. 174, and similar bills, to establish the National Wilderness Preservation System. Hearings were held in McCall, Idaho.

National Wilderness Preservation Act 1959

This is to advise you that the Gooding Chamber of Commerce hereby reiterates its stand on the new wilderness bill S. 1123 as the stand previously taken on S. 4028 . The Gooding chamber can see no , major change in this new bill and ...

National Wilderness Preservation Act    1959

Considers S. 1123, to include in a national wilderness system those areas in wildlife and game refuges, roadless areas of national forests, and wilderness areas not reserved by the Park Service. Mar. 30-31 hearings were held in Seattle, Wash., and Apr. 2 hearing was held in Phoenix, Ariz.

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Wilderness Recommendation

Deducting the estimated acreage of nonfederal lands but including selected lands , approximately 2,696,000 acres would be designated as new wilderness . When the nonfederal lands within the new wilderness boundaries can be better ...

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Wilderness Recommendation