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  • Release Date : 2008-11-15
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Genre : Nature
  • Rating : 4.8/5 (578 Download)

Read and Download Nan Shepherd book The Living Mountain in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Living Mountain. This book was released on 2008-11-15 with total page 108 pages. Book excerpt: AS SEEN ON BBC’S WINTERWATCH WITH CHRIS PACKHAM AND MICHAELA STRACHAN 'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain' Guardian In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape. Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the 'essential nature' of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. Composed during the Second World War, the manuscript of The Living Mountain lay untouched for more than thirty years before it was finally published.

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Read and Download Max Silver book Alien Invaders 1: Rockhead - The Living Mountain in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAlien Invaders 1: Rockhead - The Living Mountain. This book was released on 2011-09-30 with total page 128 pages. Book excerpt: Five awsome aliens have been unleashed from the darkest corner of the galaxy - and they're out to destroy the universe. Only Cosmo, a young boy from planet Earth, has the power to stop them. Recruited by the elite defence organisation G-Watch to defend the galaxy, Cosmo must prove himself and comence battle against the deadliest aliens in space... The first title in this action-packed series sees Cosmo discover the truth about his fathers mysterious past, and take up his role as a defender of the galaxy. When the mighty alien Rockhead is sent to destroy G-Watch headquarters, only Cosmo has the power to stop him. But will the young Earthling be able to defeat the monstrous mountain alien?

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Read and Download Samantha Walton book The Living World in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Living World. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: Harnessing new enthusiasm for Nan Shepherd's writing, The Living World asks how literature might help us reimagine humanity's place on earth in the midst of our ecological crisis. The first book to examine Shepherd's writing through an ecocritical lens, it reveals forgotten details about the scientific, political and philosophical climate of early twentieth century Scotland, and offers new insights into Shepherd's distinctive environmental thought. More than this, this book reveals how Shepherd's ways of relating to complex, interconnected ecologies predate many of the core themes and concerns of the multi-disciplinary environmental humanities, and may inform their future development. Broken down into chapters focusing on themes of place, ecology, environmentalism, Deep Time, vital matter and selfhood, The Living World offers the first integrated study of Shepherd's writing and legacy, making the work of this philosopher, feminist, amateur ecologist, geologist, and innovative modernist, accessible and relevant to a new community of readers.

Download Listening to British Nature PDF
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Genre : Music
  • Rating : 4.1/5 (9 Download)

Read and Download Michael Guida book Listening to British Nature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TListening to British Nature. This book was released on 2021 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: Listening to British Nature: Wartime, Radio, and Modern Life, 1914-1945 traces the impact of sounds and rhythm of the natural world and how they were listened, interpreted, and used amid the pressures of modern life to in early twentieth-century Britain. Author Michael Guida argues that despite and sometimes because of the chaos of wartime and the struggle to recover, nature's voices were drawn close to provide everyday security, sustenance and a sense of the future. Nature's sonic presences were not obliterated by the noise of war, the advent of radio broadcasting and the rush of the everyday, rather they came to complement and provide alternatives to modern modes of living. Listening to British Nature examines how trench warfare demanded the creation of new listening cultures in order to understand danger and to imagine survival. It tells of the therapeutic communities who used quiet and rural rhythms to restore shell-shocked soldiers and of ramblers who sought to immerse themselves in the sensualities of the outdoors, revealing how home-front listening in the Blitz was punctuated by birdsong broadcast by the BBC. In focusing on the sensing of sounds and rhythms, this study demonstrates how nature retained its emotional potency as the pace and unpredictabilities of life seemed to increase and new man-made sounds and sonic media appeared all around. To listen to nature during this time was to cultivate an intimate connection with its vibrations and to sense an enduring order and beauty that could be taken into the future.

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  • Release Date : 2020-10-07
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.7/5 (891 Download)

Read and Download Kerri Andrews book Wanderers in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWanderers. This book was released on 2020-10-07 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: “A wild portrayal of the passion and spirit of female walkers and the deep sense of ‘knowing’ that they found along the path.”—Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path “I opened this book and instantly found that I was part of a conversation I didn't want to leave. A dazzling, inspirational history.”—Helen Mort, author of No Map Could Show Them This is a book about ten women over the past three hundred years who have found walking essential to their sense of themselves, as people and as writers. Wanderers traces their footsteps, from eighteenth-century parson’s daughter Elizabeth Carter—who desired nothing more than to be taken for a vagabond in the wilds of southern England—to modern walker-writers such as Nan Shepherd and Cheryl Strayed. For each, walking was integral, whether it was rambling for miles across the Highlands, like Sarah Stoddart Hazlitt, or pacing novels into being, as Virginia Woolf did around Bloomsbury. Offering a beguiling view of the history of walking, Wanderers guides us through the different ways of seeing—of being—articulated by these ten pathfinding women.

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Read and Download Will Abberley book Modern British Nature Writing, 1789–2020 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TModern British Nature Writing, 1789–2020. This book was released on 2022-01-31 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: Why do we speak so much of nature today when there is so little of it left? Prompted by this question, this study offers the first full-length exploration of modern British nature writing, from the late eighteenth century to the present. Focusing on non-fictional prose writing, the book supplies new readings of classic texts by Romantic, Victorian and Contemporary authors, situating these within the context of an enduringly popular genre. Nature writing is still widely considered fundamentally celebratory or escapist, yet it is also very much in tune with the conflicts of a natural world under threat. The book's four authors connect these conflicts to the triple historical crisis of the environment; of representation; and of modern dissociated sensibility. This book offers an informed critical approach to modern British nature writing for specialist readers, as well as a valuable guide for general readers concerned by an increasingly diminished natural world.

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  • Release Date : 2020-11-12
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Genre : Education
  • Rating : 4.3/5 (5 Download)

Read and Download Anders Schinkel book Wonder and Education in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWonder and Education. This book was released on 2020-11-12 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: Many people, whether educators or not, will agree that an education that does not inspire wonder is barren. Wonder is commonly perceived as akin to curiosity, as stimulating inquiry, and as something that enhances pleasure in learning, but there are many experiences of wonder that do not have an obvious place in education. In Wonder and Education, Anders Schinkel theorises a kind of wonder with less obvious yet fundamental educational importance which he calls 'contemplative wonder'. Contemplative wonder disrupts frameworks of understanding that are taken for granted and perceived as natural and draws our attention to the world behind our constructions, sparking our interest in the world as something worth attending to for its own sake rather than for our purposes. It opens up space for the consideration of (radical) alternatives wherever it occurs, and in many cases is linked with deep experiences of value; therefore, it is not just important for education in general, but also, more specifically, for moral and political education.

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  • Release Date : 2021-11-18
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Genre : Education
  • Rating : 4.3/5 (51 Download)

Read and Download Julian Stern book The Bloomsbury Handbook of Solitude, Silence and Loneliness in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Bloomsbury Handbook of Solitude, Silence and Loneliness. This book was released on 2021-11-18 with total page 440 pages. Book excerpt: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Solitude, Silence and Loneliness is the first major account integrating research on solitude, silence and loneliness from across academic disciplines and across the lifespan. The editors explore how being alone – in its different forms, positive and negative, as solitude, silence and loneliness – is learned and developed, and how it is experienced in childhood and youth, adulthood and old age. Philosophical, psychological, historical, cultural and religious issues are addressed by distinguished scholars from Europe, North and Latin America, and Asia.

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Read and Download Rachel Falconer book Kathleen Jamie in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKathleen Jamie. This book was released on 2014-12-09 with total page 216 pages. Book excerpt: These 16 newly commissioned critical essays and 7 previously unpublished poems by leading poets make up the first full-length study of Kathleen Jamie's writing.

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Read and Download Louise Westling book The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment. This book was released on 2013-12-23 with total page 286 pages. Book excerpt: This authoritative collection of rigorous but accessible essays investigates the exciting new interdisciplinary field of environmental literary criticism.

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  • Release Date : 2020-09-02
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rating : 4.6/5 (834 Download)

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  • Release Date : 2021-06-10
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Genre : Travel
  • Rating : 4.5/5 (293 Download)

Read and Download Annabel Abbs book Windswept in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWindswept. This book was released on 2021-06-10 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: The story of extraordinary women who lost their way - their sense of self, their identity, their freedom - and found it again through walking in the wild. 'Moving and memorable' Virginia Nicholson, author of How Was It for You? 'A triumph ... I felt as though I were being lifted, carried up to peaks' Charlotte Peacock, author of Into the Mountain: A Life of Nan Shepherd 'A beautiful and meditative memoir' Publishers Weekly For centuries, the wilds have been male territory, while women sat safely confined at home. But not all women did as they were told, despite the dangers; history reveals women for whom rural walking became inspiration, consolation and liberation. In this powerful and deeply inspiring book, Annabel Abbs uncovers women who refused to conform, who recognised a biological, emotional and artistic need for wilderness, water and desert - and who took the courageous step of walking unpeopled and often forbidding landscapes. Part wild-walk, part memoir, Windswept follows an exhilarating journey from Abbs's isolated, car-less childhood to her walking the remote paths trodden by extraordinary women, including Georgia O'Keeffe in the empty plains of Texas and New Mexico, Nan Shepherd in the mountains of Scotland, Gwen John following the Garonne, Simone de Beauvoir in the mountains and forests of France and Daphne du Maurier along the River Rhone. A single question pulses through their walks: How does a woman change once she becomes windswept?

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Read and Download Katie Garner book John Keats and Romantic Scotland in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Keats and Romantic Scotland. This book was released on 2022-03-24 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Between 22 June and 18 August 1818, John Keats and his friend and collaborator Charles Armitage Brown embarked on an epic walking tour of the English Lake District, South West Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Ayrshire Burns Country, the Scottish Highlands and Western Isles, and the Great Glen north eastwards to Inverness, Beauly, the Black Isle, and Cromarty. During the tour, Keats and Brown both wrote extensive and detailed accounts of their experiences. The twelve new essays in this collection each explore the significance of the 1818 tour for understanding Keats's achievements, ranging across topics such as the contemporary Highland tour; Scottish literature, history, landscape and culture; Romantic responses to Robert Burns's life, works and places; and Keats's health and influence on Scottish artists.

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  • Release Date : 2018
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Read and Download Camille Manfredi book Nature and Space in Contemporary Scottish Writing and Art in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNature and Space in Contemporary Scottish Writing and Art. This book was released on 2019-05-29 with total page 217 pages. Book excerpt: This book examines how contemporary Scottish writers and artists revisit and reclaim nature in the political and aesthetic context of devolved Scotland. Camille Manfredi investigates the interaction of landscape aesthetics and strategies of spatial representation in Scotland’s twenty-first-century literature and arts, focusing on the apparatuses designed by nature writers, poets, performers, walking artists and visual artists to physically and intellectually engage with the land and re-present it to themselves and to the world. Through a comprehensive analysis of a variety of site-specific artistic practices, artworks and publications, this book investigates the works of Scotland-based artists including Linda Cracknell, Kathleen Jamie, Thomas A. Clark, Gerry Loose, John Burnside, Alec Finlay, Hamish Fulton, Hanna Tuulikki and Roseanne Watt, with a view to exploring the ongoing re-invention of a territory-bound identity that dwells on an inclusive sense of place, as well as on a complex renegotiation with the time and space of Scotland.

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Read and Download Louisa Gairn book Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEcology and Modern Scottish Literature. This book was released on 2008-05-01 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: This book presents a provocative and timely reconsideration of modern Scottish literature in the light of ecological thought. Louisa Gairn demonstrates how successive generations of Scottish writers have both reflected on and contributed to the development of international ecological theory and philosophy. Provocative re-readings of works by authors including Robert Louis Stevenson, John Muir, Nan Shepherd, John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie and George Mackay Brown demonstrate the significance of ecological thought across the spectrum of Scottish literary culture. This book traces the influence of ecology as a scientific, philosophical and political concept in the work of these and other writers and in doing so presents an original outlook on Scottish literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.