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Tending The Wild

Author : Kat Anderson
ISBN : 0520248511
Genre : Nature
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Demonstrates how Native American knowledge and uses of California's natural resources can contribute to contemporary conservation efforts, exploring the land management practices that Native Americans recall from their grandparents, such as how and when areas were burned, which plants were eaten and which were used for basketry, and how plants were tended. Original.
Category: Nature

Forgotten Fires

Author : Omer Call Stewart
ISBN : 0806134232
Genre : History
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A common stereotype about American Indians is that for centuries they lived in static harmony with nature, in a pristine wilderness that remained unchanged until European colonization. Omer C. Stewart was one of the first anthropologists to recognize that Native Americans made significant impact across a wide range of environments. Most important, they regularly used fire to manage plant communities and associated animal species through varied and localized habitat burning. In Forgotten Fires, editors Henry T. Lewis and M. Kat Anderson present Stewart's original research and insights, written in the 1950s yet still provocative today. Significant portions of Stewart's text have not been available until now, and Lewis and Anderson set Stewart's findings in the context of current knowledge about Native hunter-gatherers and their uses of fire.
Category: History

Wild Motherhood

Author : Morgan Nichols
ISBN : 153037877X
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"Wild Motherhood: Tending the Fire of your Creative Spirit" explores the question "How do I stay connected to my creative practice and soul life as a mother?" through the stories of22 mothers from a variety of creative fields, spiritual paths and family circumstances, as well as deeply personal revelations from the author's own diary extracts. 'Wild Motherhood' is a state of being in which a woman can access and enjoy all of herself, outside of the stereotype of what a mother should be. This book is a report from the front lines of motherhood, as women navigate the space in which family responsibility and self-actualisation compete and converge. Hear the real voices of mothers talking about their dilemmas, struggles and triumphs as they continue to engage with their creativity and soul life. "Wild Motherhood" celebrates mothering itself as a creative act, and the gifts of motherhood to women's personal development. Be inspired by the resourcefulness, versatility and strength of mothers as they adapt to the huge changes in their lives. "Brutally honest, beautifully written." - Sara-Mae Tuson, former editor of Trespass Magazine and The London Miscellany, member of the "Loose Muse" board. http: //blakefriedmann.co.uk/saramae-tuson/. "It's brilliant. A great exploration of what it means to be a wild mother and the practical ways we all strive to reach it. Inspiring! I've been making time to incorporate creativity with my toddler already and only been reading on and off for two days. Thank you. It's the little kick I needed to redefine this guilt laden role that is "motherhood" my own way. Can't put it down!" - Michelle Morgan, artist mother-of-two. www.michellemorganart.com."

Project Smoke

Author : Steven Raichlen
ISBN : 9780761189077
Genre : Cooking
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From America’s “master griller” (Esquire), a step-by-step guide to cold-smoking, hot-smoking, and smoke-roasting, and a collection of 100 innovative recipes for smoking every kind of food, from starters to desserts. Smoke is the soul of barbecue, the alchemy that happens when burning wood infuses its magical flavors into food. Project Smoke tells you how to make the alchemy happen, with Raichlen’s seven steps to smoking nirvana; an in-depth description of the various smokers; the essential brines, rubs, marinades, and barbecue sauces; and a complete guide to fuel, including how each type of wood subtly seasons a dish. Then the recipes for 100 enticing, succulent, boldly-flavored smoked dishes, including Bacon-Crab Poppers, Cherry-Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Slam-Dunk Brisket, Jamaican Jerk Chicken—even Smoked Chocolate Bread Pudding. Illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, it’s a book that inspires hunger at every glance, and satisfies with every recipe tried.
Category: Cooking

Eating On The Wild Side

Author : Jo Robinson
ISBN : 9780316227957
Genre : Social Science
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Winner of the 2014 IACP Cookbook Award in the category of "Food Matters." The next stage in the food revolution--a radical way to select fruits and vegetables and reclaim the flavor and nutrients we've lost. Ever since farmers first planted seeds 10,000 years ago, humans have been destroying the nutritional value of their fruits and vegetables. Unwittingly, we've been selecting plants that are high in starch and sugar and low in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants for more than 400 generations. EATING ON THE WILD SIDE reveals the solution--choosing modern varieties that approach the nutritional content of wild plants but that also please the modern palate. Jo Robinson explains that many of these newly identified varieties can be found in supermarkets and farmer's market, and introduces simple, scientifically proven methods of preparation that enhance their flavor and nutrition. Based on years of scientific research and filled with food history and practical advice, EATING ON THE WILD SIDE will forever change the way we think about food.
Category: Social Science

Planting The Wild Garden

Author : Kathryn O. Galbraith
ISBN : 1561457914
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Shares the ways wind, water, and birds disperse seeds to create the wild garden.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence
ISBN : 0226469557
Genre : Performing Arts
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Describes the sport of rodeo, traces its history, looks at the man-horse relationship, and examines the role of animals in the rodeo
Category: Performing Arts

Into The Wild

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 0307476863
Genre : Travel
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Travel

Tending Roses

Author : Lisa Wingate
ISBN : 9781101575918
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a heartfelt novel about the bonds of family and the power of second chances. When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother’s Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother’s heart. Just when Kate despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandma’s journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of stories that celebrate the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Kate see her life—and her grandmother—in a completely new way...
Category: Fiction

Native American Ethnobotany

Author : Daniel E. Moerman
ISBN : 0881924539
Genre : Science
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An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. Anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman has devoted 25 years to the task of gathering together the accumulated ethnobotanical knowledge on more than 4000 plants. More than 44,000 uses for these plants by various tribes are documented here. This is undoubtedly the most massive ethnobotanical survey ever undertaken, preserving an enormous store of information for the future.
Category: Science