Smoke from This Altar by Louis L'Amour

By Louis L'Amour

Smoke From This Altar, a booklet that has develop into mythical between Louis L'Amour readers, is the first actual publication L'Amour ever released. It seemed, to nice severe compliment, on the market basically in Oklahoma bookstores greater than fifty years in the past. given that then it has turn into the main sought-after L'Amour identify of all, with the few circulating copies from the details run commanding most sensible buck from infrequent booklet creditors. Now, ultimately, it really is being released nationally during this attractive souvenir Bantam edition.

It used to be in Smoke From This Altar that L'Amour first gave public voice to his now-celebrated spirit of wanderlust. just like the brief tales in his vintage, million-copy-selling Yondering, and his best-selling memoir Education of a Wandering Man, the poems during this ebook are encouraged via his stories and stories of his trips throughout oceans and continents. it's classic L'Amour storytelling--in verse--about nature, the land, and the folk who enjoyed and braved it.

Smoke From This Altar starts with a newly written creation by way of his spouse Kathy within which she discusses the distinctive position this paintings has held within the L'Amours' lives. In concludes with twenty formerly uncollected L'Amour poems chosen by way of his family.

Impassioned, adventurous, heroic, and funny, Smoke From This Altar is exclusive L'Amour writing, to be learn and loved many times.

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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values by Patti Polk

By Patti Polk

Not like the dense and hugely technical educational tomes which are text-heavy, poorly prepared and intimidating, this colourful and easy-to-use reference consultant devoted to gathering rocks, gemstones and minerals is perfect for readers who are looking to extend their knowing with no getting misplaced in a labyrinth of technology. superbly illustrated with seven hundred colour images supplying outstanding element and well prepared to take the trouble out id, you are going to benefit from the simplicity of the consultant and the passion and information of writer Patti Polk, one of many best agate creditors on the earth and a self-proclaimed "rockhound." additionally, you will get pleasure from parts that our opponents don't hassle with. First it comprises values, and moment, it covers an advent to lapidary, that's the slicing and sprucing of rocks and gem stones for jewellery or demonstrate.

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Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the by Diane Ackerman

By Diane Ackerman

A celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalist explores a yr of dawns in her so much own booklet to date.
In an eye-opening series of non-public meditations in the course of the cycle of seasons, Diane Ackerman awakens us to the area at dawn—drawing on resources as varied as meteorology, global faith, etymology, artwork heritage, poetry, natural farming, and beekeeping. As a sufferer and realized observer of animal and human body structure and behaviour, she introduces us to kinds of poultry track and different symptoms of avian intelligence, whereas she herself “migrates” from wintry weather in Florida to spring, summer season, and fall in upstate New York.

Humans may well luxuriate within the proposal of being “in” nature, Ackerman issues out, yet we frequently disregard that we're nature—for “no aspect of nature is as not likely as we, the tiny bipeds with the large dreams.” becoming a member of science’s devotion to element with religion’s appreciation of the chic, Dawn Light is an impassioned occasion of the miracles of evolution—especially human realization of our numbered days on a turning earth.

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Shadows in the Sun: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and by Wade Davis

By Wade Davis

Starting from the British Columbian wasteland to the jungles of the Amazon and the polar ice of the Arctic Circle, Shadows within the Sun is a testomony to a global the place spirits nonetheless stalk the land and grab the human center. Its essays and tales, notwithstanding distilled from travels in largely separated components of the realm, are essentially approximately panorama and personality, the knowledge of lives drawn without delay from the land, the starvation of these who search to rediscover such figuring out, and the results of failure.

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The Promethean Illusion: The Western Belief in Human Mastery by Bob Tostevin

By Bob Tostevin

This booklet explores contradictory realities: our carrying on with trust that nature is topic to our willful keep an eye on and nature's refusal to abide by means of this trust. It investigates specific elements of contemporary technology and spotlights the effect Newtonian technological know-how had upon the Western global. It then severely assesses 20th century advancements in technology, proposing a couple of organic and ecological case reports that rfile a few of the barriers that the wildlife locations upon human wisdom. The research argues opposed to programmatic proposals to manage nature through genetic engineering and planet management.

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Soul and Body in Husserlian Phenomenology: Man and Nature by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (auth.), Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

By Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (auth.), Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (eds.)

`For the main half those papers have been offered at expert conferences in 1980. Their provocative personality and ideal caliber display the current richness and destiny chances of the phenomenological enterprise.'
The glossy Schoolman (March 1986)

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The Book of Deadly Animals by Gordon Grice

By Gordon Grice

No matter if at a zoo, on a tenting journey, or lower than our bedsheets, we're surrounded by means of animals. whereas so much are completely risk free, it's the amazing exceptions that populate The e-book of lethal Animals. Award-winning author Gordon Grice takes readers on a travel of the animal kingdom—from grizzly bears to nice white sharks, substantial cats to crocodiles. each web page overflows with marvelous proof approximately Earth's nice predators and unforgettable tales in their encounters with people, all brought in Grice's signature darkish comedian type. Illustrated with awe-inspiring pictures of beasts and insects, this wondrous paintings will horrify, pride, and amaze.

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Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide by Nick Leseberg, Iain Campbell, Sam Woods

By Nick Leseberg, Iain Campbell, Sam Woods

Australia is domestic to a unbelievable variety of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and colourful passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and frequently taking place migrants and lines greater than 1,100 attractive colour pictures, together with many photographs of subspecies and plumage adaptations by no means prior to visible in a box consultant. targeted facing-page species money owed describe key id positive aspects resembling measurement, plumage, distribution, habit, and voice.

This specific advisor additionally offers large habitat descriptions with plenty of accompanying photographs. The textual content is determined by the very most modern IOC taxonomy and the distribution maps comprise the most up-tp-date mapping information, making this the main up to date consultant to Australian birds.

• Covers all 714 species of resident birds and frequently happening migrants
• positive factors greater than 1,100 lovely colour photos
• comprises facing-page species debts, habitat descriptions, and distribution maps
• the right photographic consultant for newbies and professional birders alike

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