The stories in this remarkable collection detail the experiences of women who work in a variety of outdoor professions including smoke jumping, river running, professional falconry, and horse packing. A celebration of women making their way in the wild, the stories in these pages include rescuing sea turtles amidst a swarm of nude bathers, driving cattle across Texas, and tracking a pair of fugitive Montana mountain men. "A Mile in Her Boots" is a chance for readers to enjoy rough-hewn adventures with a diverse, welcoming group of wild women.
Working in the Wild: Land Rover's Manual for Africa is designed to equip Land Rover users with the practical know-how it takes to make the most of the vehicle's capacity for hard work in hostile conditions.The aim of the authors has been to produce a no-nonsense guide which can be used by virtually anyone to keep a Land Rover running to maximum efficiency and effect almost anywhere on Earth. It is based upon the in-depth operating experience of Land Rover engineers and users throughout the world over many years.The book looks at every stage of the working life of a Land Rover - the selection and purchasing of the right kind of Land Rover - how to drive it to maximum effect - how to look after it away from conventional workshops - how to avoid problems - how to overcome unavoidable difficulties - and much more.It has been welcomed by international agencies and specialists who themselves have faced the conditions and situations for which it offers advice.
The book Working on the Wild Side is collection of sixty short stories about the author's twenty-five-year career as a wildlife officer. The stories tend to focus on the humorous things he encountered over the years. Instead of the blood and guts stories, it is more about the funny things people said or did.
A meditative study of the art of gardening draws on the principles of Zen as it provides practical knowledge, garden lore, hands-on techniques, and profound reflections on nature and the human relationship with the natural world. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Working the Wilderness: Early Leaders for Wild Lands tells true stories about four men and one woman who established how to work in and be in the wilderness. They were guides for protection of wilderness and for the protectors who followed them. Their lives were immersed in service ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚"ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚€ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚" to wild land and the American People. They worked for the U.S. Forest Service, centered in the vast Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of Idaho and Montana. Three were active before and after the Wilderness Act of 1964. The younger two came in at the beginning of the modern wilderness era. They all adapted skills of the pioneers to the new land designation. Their stories celebrate heroes for the enduring resource of wilderness and point to the future to keep their legacies thriving.
Release on 2013-01-25 | by Peter H. Kahn, Jr.,Patricia H. Hasbach
Author: Peter H. Kahn, Jr.,Patricia H. Hasbach
Pubpsher: MIT Press
A compelling case for connecting with the wild, for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species We often enjoy the benefits of connecting with nearby, domesticated nature—a city park, a backyard garden. But this book makes the provocative case for the necessity of connecting with wild nature—untamed, unmanaged, not encompassed, self-organizing, and unencumbered and unmediated by technological artifice. We can love the wild. We can fear it. We are strengthened and nurtured by it. As a species, we came of age in a natural world far wilder than today's, and much of the need for wildness still exists within us, body and mind. The Rediscovery of the Wild considers ways to engage with the wild, protect it, and recover it—for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species. The contributors offer a range of perspectives on the wild, discussing such topics as the evolutionary underpinnings of our need for the wild; the wild within, including the primal passions of sexuality and aggression; birding as a portal to wildness; children's fascination with wild animals; wildness and psychological healing; the shifting baseline of what we consider wild; and the true work of conservation.