Wildness Relations Of People And Place

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022644483X
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Whether referring to a place, a nonhuman animal or plant, or a state of mind, wild indicates autonomy and agency, a will to be, a unique expression of life. Yet two contrasting ideas about wild nature permeate contemporary discussions: either that nature is most wild in the absence of a defiling human presence, or that nature is completely humanized and nothing is truly wild.

This book charts a different path. Exploring how people can become attuned to the wild community of life and also contribute to the well-being of the wild places in which we live, work, and play, Wildness brings together esteemed authors from a variety of landscapes, cultures, and backgrounds to share their stories about the interdependence of everyday human lifeways and wildness. As they show, far from being an all or nothing proposition, wildness exists in variations and degrees that range from cultivated soils to multigenerational forests to sunflowers pushing through cracks in a city alley. Spanning diverse geographies, these essays celebrate the continuum of wildness, revealing the many ways in which human communities can nurture, adapt to, and thrive alongside their wild nonhuman kin.

From the contoured lands of Wisconsin’s Driftless region to remote Alaska, from the amazing adaptations of animals and plants living in the concrete jungle to indigenous lands and harvest ceremonies, from backyards to reclaimed urban industrial sites, from microcosms to bioregions and atmospheres, manifestations of wildness are everywhere. With this book, we gain insight into what wildness is and could be, as well as how it might be recovered in our lives—and with it, how we might unearth a more profound, wilder understanding of what it means to be human.

Wildness: Relations of People and Place is published in association with the Center for Humans and Nature, an organization that brings together some of the brightest minds to explore and promote human responsibilities to each other and the whole community of life. Visit the Center for Humans and Nature's Wildness website for upcoming events and a series of related short films.

In Wildness Is The Preservation Of The World

Author: Eliot Porter
Publisher: AMMO Books
ISBN: 1934429732
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""Photography is a strong tool, a propaganda device, and a weapon for the defense of the environment...and therefore for the fostering of a healthy human race and even very likely for its survival."" —Eliot Porter, 1962

Celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the first publication of ""In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World"" by Eliot Porter, AMMO Books is honored to present a newly restored version of one of photography's most beloved and bestselling titles.

In 1962, photographer Eliot Porter and the Sierra Club founder, David Brower, published this bestselling, and now long-out-of-print, classic monograph that has often been referred to as ""the very first coffee table book"" ever published.

Porter masterfully created and paired his color photographs of the New England woods with passages by writer Henry David Thoreau. Both Porter and Thoreau—although they lived a century apart—constantly worked to preserve Nature and protect it from manmade interference. The finished ""collaboration"" arrived in an era when environmental causes were not in the public consciousness, and yet the book became an overnight publishing success that lasted many decades with multiple print runs and and formats.

This AMMO Books edition features refined classic typography in the spirit of the original hardcover first edition, with stunning photo reproductions on recycled-content, fine paper stock. Along with a cloth cover with foil debossing, the book stays true to the original intentions and themes of that first edition, including all 73 brilliant color images lovingly restored for today's printing technology.

AMMO Books proudly releases the singular book that celebrates and rediscovers the intricacies and undeniable beauty of man's relationship to the magnificent outdoors—a sentiment that has only grown more relevant in the 50 years since ""In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World"" was first published.

In Defense Of Childhood Protecting Kids Inner Wildness

Author: Chris Mercogliano
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807032875
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The pressures of modern life are increasingly squeezing the adventure, the wonder, the physicality-the juice -out of children's lives. Virtually every arena of kids' experience is now subject to some form of outside control, and this is a serious threat to the unique spark that animates every child. Lamenting risk-averse parents, overstructured school days, and a lack of playtime and solitude, this book is a clear and compelling plea to save childhood.

What Wildness Is This Women Write About The Southwest Southwestern Writers Collection

Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292716303
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Winner, WILLA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction, 2008

How do women experience the vast, arid, rugged land of the American Southwest? The Story Circle Network, a national organization dedicated to helping women write about their lives, posed this question, and nearly three hundred women responded with original pieces of writing that told true and meaningful stories of their personal experiences of the land. From this deep reservoir of writing—as well as from previously published work by writers including Joy Harjo, Denise Chávez, Diane Ackerman, Naomi Shihab Nye, Leslie Marmon Silko, Gloria Anzaldua, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barbara Kingsolver—the editors of this book have drawn nearly a hundred pieces that witness both to the ever-changing, ever-mysterious life of the natural world and to the vivid, creative, evolving lives of women interacting with it.

Through prose, poetry, creative nonfiction, and memoir, the women in this anthology explore both the outer landscape of the Southwest and their own inner landscapes as women living on the land—the congruence of where they are and who they are. The editors have grouped the writings around eight evocative themes:

  • The way we live on the land
  • Our journeys through the land
  • Nature in cities
  • Nature at risk
  • Nature that sustains us
  • Our memories of the land
  • Our kinship with the animal world
  • What we leave on the land when we are gone

From the Gulf Coast of Texas to the Pacific Coast of California, and from the southern borderlands to the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, these intimate portraits of women's lives on the land powerfully demonstrate that nature writing is no longer the exclusive domain of men, that women bring unique and transformative perspectives to this genre.

Edge Of Wonder Notes From The Wildness Of Being

Author: Victoria Erickson
Publisher: Enrealment Press
ISBN: 0994784317
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In this remarkably beautiful collection of poems and musings, Victoria Erickson calls us to the core of our own aliveness with an ongoing invitation to inhabit a life fiercely lived. Artfully weaving words like a vivid tapestry, she gently reaches into the soul and invites us to swim in an ocean of hope, continuously choosing love and everyday magic over fear and resistance.
Equal parts old soul and starry eyed child, Erickson encourages us to find the depth and meaning within our lives, reminding us to stay true to our own paths, while embracing both the pain and the beauty at the heart of reality.
Hold this book close as a timeless reminder that wonder is everywhere.  Your daily cup of universe.

Praise for 'Edge of Wonder':

"Elemental. Soul-soothing. Necessary. Victoria's words are a breath of fresh air to the sensitive and weary life traveler. An invitation to step over the edge and face our truest selves, get reacquainted with the disowned pieces of us, and let ourselves fall in love with the wonder within."

~ANDREA BALT, Founder, Rebelle Society, Creative Rehab, Write Yourself Alive

"Victoria's prose makes the mundane, the to-dos, the realisms of everyday life feel like Sunshine. Her work is like honey-dipping you and allowing you to fall as she catches you on the next line. I've spent hours lost in her work. There isn't such thing as "enough." She encourages the artist to write, the lover to love and for every human on this world to quench their thirst by living."

~JANNE ROBINSON, writer and poet at JanneRobinson.com

"This collection of Victoria Erickson's poetry calls out to readers' souls, past lovers' hearts, the forces of Nature and everything else that has shaped her... to say, 'Come and look at what a kick-ass, amazing world we've got here!' And it's clear, through her eyes and her poems, she is telling the truth... in spades."

~VALERIE GANGAS, Author of Enlightenment Is Sexy: Every Woman's Guide to a Magical Life

"Victoria writes whispers that are soft yet strong, wanted and needed, confronting but comforting. Her work is like a diary your heart wrote and if strong hugs were words, they would be hers."

~JEREMY GOLDBERG, Founder, Long Distance Love Bombs

"Victoria's words are like soft bookends to the moments of our lives. They hold the moment together with fresh truth, raw honesty and the kind of beauty that comes with opening your eyes, like the first time, every time. With the exasperation of "time flying" by a culture built around speed, her prose reminds and allows us to breathe and be, to notice and to reflect, to source love from the infinite well of our soul and rest in the freedom that lives there---even for just one moment."

~JESSICA DURIVAGE-KERRIDGE, Founder, Where is My Guru Virtual Center for Higher Learning



For Wildness And Anarchy

Author: Kevin Tucker
Publisher: Black and Green Press
ISBN: B005B1M8V2
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'For Wildness and Anarchy' is a collection of essays from Kevin Tucker (BG03/FC008). This book collects essential essays from anarcho-primitivist Kevin Tucker, originally printed over the last decade in Green Anarchy, Species Traitor, Green Anarchist, Black Clad Messenger, and more. 288 pages, printed on recycled paper.


Author: Mario Lipinski
Publisher: MLR Press
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A Swedish scientist and his alien boyfriend pay the scientist's family a first time visit on Christmas.

Dr. Ake Jorgensson is a scientist from Sweden whose invention of almost instant travel to any part of the universe will revolutionize space flight.

Khitain is a N'tari, a panther-like alien serving aboard a human space ship, and Ake's boyfriend of three months. On Christmas, they visit Ake's parents for the first time. As if meeting his in-laws weren't stressful enough, feelings of inadequacy and fear haunt Khitain. His N'tari descent makes him a killing machine, and one wrong move could wipe out what is dearest to him. Ake, however, has to deal with his family's ignorance and Khitain's reluctance to let go of his restraint.

When something terrible happens during their Christmas Morning walk, the situation gets out of hands. Can love span even light years?

Savage Grace A Journey In Wildness

Author: Jay Griffiths
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 1619024659
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Jay Griffiths is a tour guide for anyone who has ever wished to commune with the side of our human psyche that remains in touch with the wild. Equally at home among the “sea gypsy” Bajo people who live off the coast of Thailand and forage their food from the ocean floor, drinking the psychedelic ayahuasca plant with Amazonian shamans, or joining an Inuit whale hunt at the northern tip of Canada, Griffiths takes readers on an adventure both charted and un-chartable. She divides her meditations on these travels into sections named after the ancient elemental properties of the universe—Earth, Air, Fire, Ice, and Water—because her subject matter is not merely the places traveled to but the depths of mind and the cultural narratives revealed by place. It is a universal story told of far-flung groups of humans, with vastly different ways of life, connected through the varied wilderness that sustains them. By describing the ways in which human societies and the human mind have developed in response to the wilder elements of our homelands, Savage Grace reveals itself as a benediction for the emotional, intellectual, and physical nourishment that people continue to draw from the natural world. Under the sway of Griffiths’ charisma, her poetic prose, and her deeply learned and persuasive case for the wild roots of our shared human being, we learn that we are all, each and every one of us, a force of nature.

The Animal Game Searching For Wildness At The American Zoo

Author: Daniel E. Bender
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674737342
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The spread of empires in the nineteenth century brought more than new territories and populations under Western sway. Animals were also swept up in the net of imperialism, as jungles and veldts became colonial ranches and plantations. A booming trade in animals turned many strange and dangerous species into prized commodities. Tigers from India, pythons from Malaya, and gorillas from the Congo found their way―sometimes by shady means―to the zoos of major U.S. cities, where they created a sensation.

Zoos were among the most popular attractions in the United States for much of the twentieth century. Stoking the public’s fascination, savvy zookeepers, animal traders, and zoo directors regaled visitors with stories of the fierce behavior of these creatures in their native habitats, as well as daring tales of their capture. Yet as tropical animals became increasingly familiar to the American public, they became ever more rare in the wild. Tracing the history of U.S. zoos and the global trade and trafficking in animals that supplied them, Daniel Bender examines how Americans learned to view faraway places and peoples through the lens of the exotic creatures on display.

Over time, as the zoo’s mission shifted from offering entertainment to providing a refuge for endangered species, conservation parks replaced pens and cages. The Animal Game recounts Americans’ ongoing, often conflicted relationship with zoos, decried as anachronistic prisons by animal rights activists even as they remain popular centers of education and preservation.


Author: Gavin Van Horn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022644497X
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Spanning diverse geographies, these essays celebrate the continuum of wildness, revealing the many ways in which human communities can nurture, adapt to, and thrive alongside their wild nonhuman kin.

What Wildness Is This

Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292716303
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A collection of short stories, poems, and essays written by women who share the experiences of living in the Southwest.


Author: Brooke Williams
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555662882
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Halflives is the story of Brooke Williams' personal quest to balance the expectations of family and society with the needs and desires of his heart.

Eliot Porter

Author: Eliot Porter
Publisher: Aperture
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Essays by John B. Rohrbach, Rebecca Solnit, and Jonathan Porter.

Wilderness Ethics Preserving The Spirit Of Wildness

Author: Guy Waterman
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581576366
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The image of wildness, of power, of magnificence began to blur. Now we looked
yet more closely. Wesaw that where each paw landed,thepaint on the concrete
surface of the tank was worn off. How many times does a paw haveto press ...

The Frog Run

Author: John Elder
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 9781571312587
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For Elder, who also writes in this book about the resurgence of New England forests and about his life as a reader, the frog run is a time to savor and celebrate the fleeting beauties of his family's place on earth.


Author: David Petersen
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 146894777X
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In Heartsblood, nationally acclaimed nature writer and veteran outdoorsman David Petersen takes a clear-eyed look at humans and hunting, and reaches conclusions sure to challenge everyone's preconceptions.

Christ In Wildness

Author: Greg Bersche
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1619962020
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This innate wonder hardwired into every young man, we will call "wildness." It is this wildness component that can be used to drag boys away from their video games and internet sites to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.