A Journey Back to Nature

A Journey Back to Nature


Author: Catherine Marie Gilbert

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781772033595

Category: History

Page: 256

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A fascinating account of the century-long effort to define, access, preserve, develop, and exploit the uniquely beautiful area of rugged wilderness now known as Strathcona Provincial Park on Central Vancouver Island. Strathcona Provincial Park is situated in the middle of Vancouver Island, bordering Clayoquot Sound on the west, Port Alberni on the south, and a large property once known as the Esquimalt and Nanaimo (E&N) land grant on the east. Measuring 250,000 hectares, this breathtaking park, with its gorgeous mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, is a nature lover's paradise. Yet behind this picture of serenity lies a volatile history. A Journey Back to Nature: A History of Strathcona Provincial Park takes a comprehensive look at this rich, beautiful stretch of wilderness and the competing interests that struggled to protect it, define it, and/or control it—from Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on the land for millennia, to European explorers and industrialists, who could not see beyond the wealth of its natural resources, to early conservationists and enterprising settlers, who wished to preserve the area as a wilderness playground for BC's booming population and nascent tourist industry. Over the course of a century, Strathcona Provincial Park was frequently at the centre of some of the most heated public debates in BC history, between economic and environmental interests. This detailed account—lavishly illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs and maps—uncovers the intriguing history, complex legacy, and majestic natural beauty of BC's first provincial park.
Categories: History

Walks of Life

Walks of Life

your Journey back to nature Doug Wheat. rainbow dots inside the white flower of the dotted saxifrage to the spread of stars across the night sky. We watched one species propelled to dominance, destined to demand obedience from all the ...

Author: Doug Wheat

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781684568857

Category: Nature

Page: 476

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Walks of Life empowers the reader with the tools and inspiration to take the leap back to nature. It reaches out to everyone who might not be wholly civilized, to those whose dispositions include some cast of the romantic and adventurous, who might consider trading the sweet air of forest and desert for that of the city, the melodies of birds for sounds of traffic, the campfire for a computer screen, the stars for a ceiling. It is for those who wish to experience mountains as art, canyons as mus
Categories: Nature

History along the Way

History along the Way

Journey. back. to. Nature. On September 25, 2010, as part of its Texas in World War II initiative, the Texas Historical Commission dedicated an Ofl'icial Texas Historical Marker at the site of the former Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant ...

Author: Dan K. Utley

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603448185

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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Texans love stories, and the 15,000 roadside markers along the state’s highways and byways testify to the abundance of tales to tell. History along the Way recounts the narratives behind and beyond more than one hundred Texas roadside markers. Peopled with colorful characters—a national leader of Camp Fire Girls, an army engineer who mapped the Republic of Texas frontier, a hunter of mammoth bones, a ragtime composer, civil rights leaders, and an iconic rock star, among others—the book gives readers an intriguing and expanded look at the details, challenges, and lives commemorated by the words cast in metal on these wayside markers scattered across the Lone Star landscape. Also recounted in History along the Way are the stories of historic structures (from roadside architecture and elaborate West Texas hotels to university Old Mains and country schoolhouses of Gillespie County), engineering features (the Hidalgo Pumphouse in South Texas and the Rainbow Bridge in East Texas), and even town mascots (a jackrabbit, a mule, and a prairie dog). Accompanied by helpful maps, colorful photographs, and informative sidebars, History along the Way is guaranteed to inform, amuse, and intrigue. Every part of Texas gets a visit in this anthology of select sites, making it easy for travelers—both the armchair and touring varieties—to enjoy and learn about the fascinating nooks and crannies of history captured in all their variety by the roadside markers of Texas.
Categories: Travel

The Journey Back to Happiness

The Journey Back to Happiness

Clean Up Enjoy nature by getting involved in helping preserve it. Join a community project and clean up a beach or roadway. Again, benefits are numerous: experiencing nature, socialising, and doing a good deed. Bring Nature Indoors Add ...

Author: Holly June

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504391177

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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Depression is not a choice. People don’t wake up and think they would like to feel unhappy, empty, or unmotivated all the time. Unfortunately, many of us do not understand depression, and those that are affected, do not want to be portrayed as weak or mentally unstable if they seek help. Thankfully, the stigma around mental health is lifting as more and more people share their stories. This book takes the reader on a journey to discover natural ways to overcome depression and achieve good mind health. In an inspiring, candid guide and cookbook, Holly June shares insight into how she journeyed through clinical depression to eventually achieve overall happiness through four pillars of mind wellness. After offering a glimpse into her personal story and wellness philosophy, June leads others through a holistic roadmap that provides valuable tools and information regarding foods to eat to attain good mind health, exercises that improve the mood, lifestyle changes that relieve anxiety and manage stress, and ways to live more emotionally and spiritually. Included are over seventy delicious recipes that utilize fresh, wholesome ingredients that nourish the mind, body, and spirit. The Journey Back to Happiness is a compassionate, practical guide to overcoming depression through easy-to-implement natural tools that help create a meaningful, healthy, and happy life.
Categories: Cooking

The Triumph of Human Empire

The Triumph of Human Empire

... journey up the Thames is not a journeyback to nature” in the usual sense of seeking distance from human presence. It is rather a journey into the heart of a human-built world that is perfectly fused with that of non-human nature.

Author: Rosalind Williams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226899589

Category: History

Page: 400

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In the early 1600s, in a haunting tale titled New Atlantis, Sir Francis Bacon imagined the discovery of an uncharted island. This island was home to the descendants of the lost realm of Atlantis, who had organized themselves to seek “the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible.” Bacon’s make-believe island was not an empire in the usual sense, marked by territorial control; instead, it was the center of a vast general expansion of human knowledge and power. Rosalind Williams uses Bacon’s island as a jumping-off point to explore the overarching historical event of our time: the rise and triumph of human empire, the apotheosis of the modern ambition to increase knowledge and power in order to achieve world domination. Confronting an intensely humanized world was a singular event of consciousness, which Williams explores through the lives and works of three writers of the late nineteenth century: Jules Verne, William Morris, and Robert Louis Stevenson. As the century drew to a close, these writers were unhappy with the direction in which their world seemed to be headed and worried that organized humanity would use knowledge and power for unworthy ends. In response, Williams shows, each engaged in a lifelong quest to make a home in the midst of human empire, to transcend it, and most of all to understand it. They accomplished this first by taking to the water: in life and in art, the transition from land to water offered them release from the condition of human domination. At the same time, each writer transformed his world by exploring the literary boundary between realism and romance. Williams shows how Verne, Morris, and Stevenson experimented with romance and fantasy and how these traditions allowed them to express their growing awareness of the need for a new relationship between humans and Earth. The Triumph of Human Empire shows that for these writers and their readers romance was an exceptionally powerful way of grappling with the political, technical, and environmental situations of modernity. As environmental consciousness rises in our time, along with evidence that our seeming control over nature is pathological and unpredictable, Williams’s history is one that speaks very much to the present.
Categories: History

Feminine Sensibility in the Novels of Margaret Drabble

Feminine Sensibility in the Novels of Margaret Drabble

Simon thinks that nature had made Rose " unremarkable , an ordinary person : fate had capriciously elected her to notoriety ; and she had made the painful journey back to nature by herself , alone , guided by nothing but her own ...

Author: Suhasini Tapaswi

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126903449


Page: 130

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The Life And Image Of Women Has Changed Immensely. The Early Woman Was Intensely Occupied From Dawn To Dusk In Keeping The Tribe Alive. Today Too, She Is Immensely Occupied But Her Suffering Has Not Changed.Margaret Drabble, A Contemporary Living Author, Residing In London Has Written Many Novels Portraying The Suffering Of Women. Her Heroines Are Occupied With The Difficulties Of Fulfilment And Self-Definition In A Man S World, The Conflicting Claims Of Self-Hood, Wife-Hood And Mother-Hood.The Present Book Concentrates Mainly On Those Novels Of Margaret Drabble Which Are About Feminine Experience.

Fundamentals of Environmental Studies

Fundamentals of Environmental Studies

Poets, artists, creators, thinkers too have not been exceptions. Today, as we inhale the toxic fumes generated by the sins of development, the journey back to nature as a viable alternative is becoming more and more important.

Author: Mahua Basu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316870518

Category: Science


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Fundamentals of Environmental Studies is taught as a compulsory paper to first-year undergraduate students across major technical universities in India. This book introduces the fundamental principles and concepts of environmental science, ecology and related interdisciplinary subjects, such as policy, law, pollution control, economics and natural resource management. It covers a wide range of topics and issues including biodiversity, global warming, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, nuclear accidents, nuclear holocaust, disaster management, manipulation of various natural resources including water, land, forests, food and mineral resources, and the problems associated with natural resource management. It also analyzes different types of ecosystems, biochemical cycles and laws of thermodynamics and provides easy-to-understand examples. In addition, the book offers separate chapters on various types of environmental pollution and waste management, including waste water treatment, solid waste management and green management.
Categories: Science

The Canoe in Canadian Cultures

The Canoe in Canadian Cultures

In their course they change their identity from time to time, but each change is only a step on the journey back. I go back to nature because that is where I came from, that is where we all came from. We are all on the way back, ...

Author: Bruce W. Hodgins

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 177070633X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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The canoe is a symbol unique to Canada. One of the greatest gifts of First Peoples to all those who came after, the canoe is Canada’s most powerful icon. Within this Canexus II publication are a collection of essays by paddling enthusiasts and experts. Contributing authors include: Eugene Arima, Shanna Balazs, David Finch, Ralph Frese, Toni Harting, Bob Henderson, Bruce W. Hodgins, Bert Horwood, Gwyneth Hoyle, John Jennings, Timothy Kent, Peter Labor, Adrian Lee, Kenneth R. Lister, Becky Mason, James Raffan, Alister Thomas and Kirk Wipper.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Power of Disturbance

The Power of Disturbance

It is not by chance that Adalgisa Giorgio describes Aracoeli's evolution as a journey from 'Nature to Culture [. . .] and then back to Nature'.5 However, one can affirm that such a primitiveness never abandons Aracoeli, not even during ...

Author: Manuele Gragnolati

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9781906540500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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"The symposium on Elsa Morante at which the essays contained in this volume were first presented took place on 11-12 April 2008 at the Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI) ... " -- Acknowledgments, p. [ix].
Categories: Literary Criticism

Be You Only Better

Be You  Only Better

According to the American Heart Association, your brain can benefit from a “journey back to nature.” That could be due to the fact that human beings are wired to be outside; we evolved in nature, after all. There's a reason a forest ...

Author: Kristi Hugstad

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608687381

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 168

View: 733

Along with all the perks of becoming an adult come challenges and the need to learn skills that help you self-regulate as you venture into new experiences. Highlighting five key areas of life — physical, mental, emotional, social, and financial — Be You, Only Better offers science- and experience-backed tools and easy-to-implement techniques for success. Skill-building and self-care practices — such as journaling, getting enough sleep and exercise, embracing nature, managing time and money, and practicing gratitude, mindfulness, and optimism — are presented, and each is illustrated with the story of a real young person. These practices will help you create a resilient foundation for your powerful future. You'll discover a wonderfully accessible lifeline and a realistically inspiring guide to leading — and loving — your best possible life.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction