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On The Edge Of The Wild

Author : Stephen J. Bodio
ISBN : 9781632200761
Genre : Nature
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A “pleasingly eclectic” collection of essays about the author’s love of the wilderness, literature, cooking, dogs, and life itself (Booklist). On the Edge of the Wild is a stunning collection of essays that shares Stephen Bodio’s passion for the country, wilderness, literature, and much more. With compelling stories about moving to Montana, treasured shotguns, and his absolute love of cooking, readers will be hooked by the beautiful way in which Bodio shares his feelings about life and the outdoors. These thought-provoking essays will appeal to those who enjoy living off the land, and will inspire many more to pursue the satisfactions of a life lived simply. The array of stories shows the deep appreciation and respect that Bodio has for nature, including the wonderful animals that grace his presence. From dogs to falcons, the love shared by this naturalist is something to treasure. “Should most appeal to other hunters and fishers, but a nature lover or even a vegetarian can gain new perspective by reading it.” —Publishers Weekly “A profound personal note of satisfaction at having found the right way to live and an infectious conviction that others can do the same.” —Kirkus Reviews “Excellent prose and witty, perceptive insights.” —Library Journal “The man writes with mortal grace.” —Donald McCaig, author of Nop’s Trials, Eminent Dogs, and Dangerous Men


Author : Carl von Essen
ISBN : 9781591439660
Genre : Nature
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Explores the philosophy, science, and spirituality of nature mysticism and its Green calling • Offers a solid bridge between spiritual practice and environmental activism • Reveals how we can heal the environment by renewing our connection to it • Shows how spiritual encounters in nature are healing the Nature Deficit Disorder of our psyches and bodies Many have been struck by a majestic moment in nature--a sole illuminated flower in a shady grove, an owl swooping silently across a wooded path, or an infinitely starry sky--and found themselves in a state of expanded awareness so profound they can feel the interconnectedness of all life. These trance-like moments of clarity, unity, and wonder often incite a call to protect and preserve the earth--to support Nature as she supports us. Termed “nature mysticism,” people from all cultures have described such experiences. However, the ever-increasing urbanization of the world’s population is threatening this ancient connection as well as the earth itself. In Ecomysticism, Carl von Essen explores nature mysticism through the recorded experiences of outdoor enthusiasts as well as scientific studies in biology, psychology, and neuroscience. Citing consciousness scholar William James and a variety of well-known nature lovers such as Ansel Adams, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, von Essen shows how the spiritual transcendence from an encounter in nature--like other mystical experiences--is healing the Nature Deficit Disorder of our psyches and bodies, leading to an expansion of our worldview and a clearer understanding of our self and of our natural world. Offering a solid bridge between spiritual practice and environmental activism, von Essen’s spiritual ecology reveals how only through a renewal of humanity’s spiritual connection to nature can we effect true environmental healing.

Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told

Author : Patricia M. Sherwood
ISBN : 9781461749431
Genre : Pets
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Since canines first joined humans around the fire—perhaps as far back as 100,000 years ago—the two species have enjoyed a mutually rewarding relationship. The bond between people and their dogs is like no other. Dogs are our best friends, our co-workers, our guardians, and often, our rescuers. They serve us, adore us, entertain us, work for and with us, but most of all they warm our hearts. The perfect gift for any dog lover, The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told is a compulsively readable collection of some of the most moving and illuminating stories ever penned on the subject of our canine companions. Readers will find selections from renowned writers of the genre such as Jack London, James Thurber, and Willie Morris, as well as a few surprise contributions from writers more famous in other fields, including Ray Bradbury and Thomas Mann. With gems from Will Rogers, P. G. Wodehouse, Peter Mayle, Stephen J. Bodio, and many others, The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told is hard to put down. In the thirty-six stories in this fascinating collection, dog lovers will have the pleasure of meeting all kinds of canines—sled dogs, herding dogs, hunting and birding dogs, family pets and movie stars, a dog who was a growing boy's best friend, and even a man who was a dog in another life. These dogs will make readers laugh and make them cry, but most of all they will make them realize just why humans adore their dogs.


Author : Stephen Bodio
ISBN : 9781629140568
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born in Boston, Stephen Bodio wandered into Magdalena, New Mexico, in the 1970s while on his way to Montana and never left. He was accompanied by Betsy Huntington, who was twenty years his senior; the couple had been inseparable from the day they met. After stumbling upon a vintage home along the highway, they settled into a country life; it was the perfect way for the two of them to make their lives together in an out-of-the-way place. It’s through Bodio that Betsy’s story is painted in such memorable passages that soon captivate readers. Together they made their home among the mountains of New Mexico, returning to a simple life of hunting, falconry, and becoming acquainted with the local reptiles and insects of the desert. A lover of nature, Bodio here explains in vivid detail his time spent in the wilderness. He found himself the center of his neighbors’ attention when they discovered his endless fascination with the local fauna, from snakes and birds to coursing dogs. He became accustomed to Magdalena through the people and wildlife, even joining in the biggest festival on the calendar: the Quemado Rodeo, better known by locals as the Street Dance and Brawl. From the Spanish term meaning “the heart’s true home,” Querencia captivates and settles the heart. It is an astonishing read for those looking for an escape from the hustle of the big city, or just seeking to find solitude in the country life.

Hawk Chalk

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924085714362
Genre : Falconry
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Vol. 8, no. 2, Aug. 1969 includes Northwest falconry news, v. 4, no. 1, 1969.

On Killing

Author : Robert F. Jones
ISBN : 1592285007
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A controversial collection on the ethics of taking animal life.

Field And Forest

Author : Stephen J. Bodio
ISBN : 9780762799671
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For hunters, listening to the accounts of kindred spirits recalling the drama and action that go with good days afield ranks among life's most pleasurable activities. This newly updated volume - with an introduction by editor Stephen J. Bodio -- contains some of the best hunting tales ever written, stories that sweep from charging elephants in the African bush to mountain goats in the mountain crags of the Rockies, from the gallant bird dogs of the Southern pinelands to the great Western hunts of Theodore Roosevelt. Stories include: The Wilderness Hunter by Theodore Roosevelt Tige’s Lion by Zane Grey Lobo: The King of Currumpaw by Ernest Seton-Thompson My Antelope by Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson The Alaskan Grizzly by Harold McCracken Wolf-Hunting in Russia by Henry T. Allen Hunting on the Turin Plain by Roy Chapman Andrews

Writers On The Range

Author : Karl Hess
ISBN : UOM:39015036045212
Genre : History
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Writers on the Range is a book by seventeen westerners about the American West. It is a story of place, mostly good but sometimes bad, a celebration of community, or at least its potential, and a tribute to the men and women, neither saints nor devils, who are the heart and soul of this land of desert, prairie, and forested mountain. Yet it is also much more. It is the melding of diverse western minds, backgrounds and beliefs -- ranchers and one-time ranchwives, poets and policy tinkerers, essayists and hunters, journalists and political theorists, and community organizers and urban refugees -- into a fierce resolve to stake claim and take a stand for a land that is loved in common.Simply put, Writers on the Range is a call to citizenship -- a declaration that love of place, respect of land, and regard for one's neighbor demand from each of us engagement and responsibility. It is the challenge to all of us, not just the writers, to see beyond convention and to find in the mystery and richness of the West a future that is more cooperative, more local, and more attuned to the needs and harmonies of both people and nature.

Sportsman S Library

Author : Stephen Bodio
ISBN : 9780762794034
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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100 Essential, Engaging, Offbeat, and Occasionally Odd Fishing and Hunting Books for the Adventurous Reader

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ISBN : UOM:39015078261909
Genre : Bibliography
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