One Man's Wilderness

An Alaskan Odyssey

Author: Sam Keith

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 0882408402

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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One Man's Wilderness, written by Sam Keith from the journals of Proenneke, is a re-released classic that first captivated readers twenty-six years ago. First published in 1973, the book chronicles Proenneke's experiences during the first sixteen months (May, 1968 to September, 1969) of his odyssey.
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One Man's Wilderness, 50th Anniversary Edition

An Alaskan Odyssey

Author: Richard Louis Proenneke,Sam Keith

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 1513261819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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1999 Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award Celebrating the 50th anniversary of when Dick Proenneke first broke ground and made his mark in the Alaskan wilds in 1968, this special edition of the best-selling memoir features an all-new foreword by Nick Offerman plus color photographs not seen in print for over 20 years. To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees, and build a log cabin . . . to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available . . . to be not at odds with the world, but content with one’s own thoughts and company . . . Thousands have had such dreams, but Dick Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. One Man’s Wilderness is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature’s events that kept him company. From Dick’s journals, and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.
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One Man's Wilderness

An Alaskan Odyssey, 50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Richard Louis Proenneke,Sam Keith

Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books

ISBN: 9781513261805

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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1999 Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award Celebrating the 50th anniversary of when Dick Proenneke first broke ground and made his mark in the Alaskan wilds in 1968, this special edition of the best-selling memoir features an all-new foreword by Nick Offerman plus color photographs not seen in print for over 20 years. To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees, and build a log cabin . . . to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available . . . to be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts and company . . . Thousands have had such dreams, but Dick Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. One Man's Wilderness is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company. From Dick's journals, and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.
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One Man's Wilderness

An Alaskan Odyssey

Author: Richard Proenneke,Sam Keith

Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books

ISBN: 9780882409429

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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This best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke's journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond. To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans has passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees by hand, and build a log cabin. . . to be self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available...to be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts, dreams and company. Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This book is a moving account of the day-to-day explorations and activities Dick carried out alone....alone in the wilderness...and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company.
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Hangover Wisdom, 100 Thoughts on One Man's Wilderness

An Alaskan Odyssey , from the Morning After

Author: Anna Cropper

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458861076

Category:

Page: 46

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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In die Wildnis

Allein nach Alaska

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492957773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen.– Verfilmt von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.
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One Man's Wilderness

An Alaskan Odyssey, 50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Richard Louis Proenneke,Sam Keith

Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books

ISBN: 9781513261645

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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1999 Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award The 50th anniversary edition of the best-selling memoir brings back Richard Proenneke's world of the Alaskan wilderness and what it truly means to live hand in hand with nature as one's only companion. In 1967, Richard Proenneke retreated to the untouched landscape of Twin Lakes to build a log cabin for himself and live alone in the wilderness for the next 30 years. From Richard's journals with a personal friendship with the man himself, author Sam Keith penned the moving story of One Man's Wilderness as a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond
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Ein Winter am Indian Creek

allein in der Wildnis Montanas

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894050733

Category:

Page: 277

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More Readings From One Man's Wilderness

The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke

Author: John Branson

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626366535

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 500

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Throughout history, many people have escaped to nature either permanently or temporarily to rest and recharge. Richard L. Proenneke, a modern-day Henry David Thoreau, is no exception. Proenneke built a cabin in Twin Lakes, Alaska in 1968 and began thirty years of personal growth, which he spent growing more connected to the wilderness in which he lived. This guide through Proenneke’s memories follows the journey that began with One Man’s Wilderness, which contains some of Proenneke’s journals. It continues the story and reflections of this mountain man and his time in Alaska. The editor, John Branson, was a longtime friend of Proenneke’s and a park historian. He takes care that Proenneke’s journals from 1974-1980 are kept exactly as the author wrote them. Branson’s footnotes give a background and a new understanding to the reader without detracting from Proenneke’s style. Anyone with an interest in conservation and genuine wilderness narratives will surely enjoy and treasure this book.
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Alaska

Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404118106

Category: Alaska

Page: 1299

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Schlamm, Schweiß und Tränen

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 386470071X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Welches Ereignis lockt regelmäßig Menschen in über 180 Ländern vor den Fernseher? Was haben schon 1,2 Milliarden Menschen im TV gesehen? Den Superbowl? Das Fußball-WM-Finale? Die Olympischen Spiele? Nicht ganz. Der Name hinter diesen Zahlen lautet: Grylls. Bear Grylls. Wenn sich der ehemalige Elitesoldat des britischen Special Air Service SAS durch die Wildnis kämpft, scheinbar Ungenießbares verspeist und ganz nebenbei jede Menge Überlebenstricks zum Besten gibt, kleben auch in Deutschland zahlreiche Fans vor dem Bildschirm. Auf DMAX läuft sein Format "Ausgesetzt in der Wildnis" und begeistert eine stetig steigende Zuschauerzahl. Bear Grylls lernte früh das Segeln und Klettern. In jungen Jahren begeisterte er sich für Bergsteigen und Kampfsport. Sein Weg führte ihn weiter zu den legendären Special Forces des britischen SAS. Bei einem Fallschirmabsturz in Afrika zog er sich drei Wirbelsäulenbrüche zu. Die Ärzte waren nicht sicher, ob er jemals wieder laufen würde. Allen Unkenrufen zum Trotz - und gegen den Rat seiner Ärzte - wurde er 18 Monate später der jüngste Brite, der den Mount Everest bezwang. Und das war nur der Anfang zahlreicher Abenteuer ... Nun erzählt Bear Grylls zum ersten Mal seine Geschichte.
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A Republic of Rivers

Three Centuries of Nature Writing from Alaska and the Yukon

Author: John A. Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195076052

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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The vast land of Alaska is our last great wilderness--and it has been an inspiration to the likes of John Muir, Jack London, Annie Dillard, Barry Lopez, and Edward Abbey. This unusual anthology brings together their writings and more: here are the voices of missionaries, explorers, mountain-climbers, Native Americans, miners, scientists, backpackers, and fishermen, each trying to capture something of the beauty of this still pristine land.
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The Log Cabin

An American Icon

Author: Alison K. Hoagland

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813940877

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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For roughly a century, the log cabin occupied a central and indispensable role in the rapidly growing United States. Although it largely disappeared as a living space, it lived on as a symbol of the settling of the nation. In her thought-provoking and generously illustrated new book, Alison Hoagland looks at this once-common dwelling as a practical shelter solution--easy to construct, built on the frontier’s abundance of trees, and not necessarily meant to be permanent--and its evolving place in the public memory. Hoagland shows how the log cabin was a uniquely adaptable symbol, responsive to the needs of the cultural moment. It served as the noble birthplace of presidents, but it was also seen as the basest form of housing, accommodating the lowly poor. It functioned as a paragon of domesticity, but it was also a basic element in the life of striving and wandering. Held up as a triumph of westward expansion, it was also perceived as a building type to be discarded in favor of more civilized forms. In the twentieth century, the log cabin became ingrained in popular culture, serving as second homes and motels, as well as restaurants and shops striking a rustic note. The romantic view of the past, combined with the log cabin’s simplicity, solidity, and compatibility with nature, has made it an enduring architectural and cultural icon. Preparation of this volume has been supported by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund
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Wilderness and the American Mind

Fifth Edition

Author: Roderick Frazier Nash

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300190387

Category: Nature

Page: 440

View: 5652

A study of America's changing attitude toward wilderness, discussing efforts to protect the Alaskan wilderness, trends in wilderness management, and the international perspective.
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Nachtlichter

Author: Amy Liptrot

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641203260

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Die ursprüngliche Kraft einer einzigartigen Landschaft lässt alte Wunden heilen: Mit Anfang dreißig spült das Leben Amy Liptrot zurück an den Ort ihrer Kindheit - die Orkney Islands, im dünn besiedelten Schottland wohl die abgelegenste Region. Hier schwimmt die britische Journalistin morgens im eiskalten Meer, verbringt ihre Tage als Vogelwärterin auf den Spuren von Orkneys Flora und Fauna und ihre Nächte auf der Suche nach den »Merry Dancers«, den Nordlichtern, die irgendwo im Dunkeln strahlen. Und hier beginnt sie nach zehn Jahren Alkoholsucht wieder Boden unter den Füßen zu gewinnen. Mit entwaffnender Ehrlichkeit erzählt Amy Liptrot von ihrer Kindheit, ihrem Aufbruch in die Stadt, nach Edinburgh, weiter nach London. Vom wilden Leben, dem Alkohol, dem Absturz. Vom Entzug und der Rückkehr zu ihren Wurzeln auf Orkney, wo sie der Natur und sich selbst mit neuen Augen begegnet.
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First Wilderness

My Quest in the Territory of Alaska

Author: Sam Keith

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 1941821197

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Fans of the Alaskan classic ONE MAN’S WILDERNESS will enjoy reading this memoir of how its author, Sam Keith, and its subject, Dick Proenneke, first met. After serving as a US Marine during World War II and attending college on the GI Bill, Sam Keith decided to seek adventure and acceptance in Alaska. He arrived on Kodiak Island in July, 1952, where he secured a job as a laborer on the Adak Navy base. He befriended a group of like-minded men there, including Dick Proenneke, who shared a love of the outdoors, hard work, and self-reliance. Keith explored the wilds of South Central Alaska while working on the Navy base, and later as a Stream Guard and Enforcement Patrolman. In his hunting and fishing trips with Dick and his friends, Keith found almost everything he sought. But at the end of three years, Keith decided to go Outside to pursue other dreams. Dick Proenneke tells him, “Sam, you know right well you don’t want to leave this country. Don’t give up on it. Me and you got to figure something out.” In 1973, Keith went on to write ONE MAN'S WILDERNESS: AN ALASKAN ODYSSEY, based on his dear friend’s journals and photography. It was reissued in 1999 and won a National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA). In 2003, portions of text from the book and some of Proenneke's 16mm movies were used in Alone in the Wilderness, which began appearing on US public television stations. The documentary follows Proenneke as he builds a log cabin with only hand tools, and includes reflections on wildlife, weather, and the natural scenery he sees around him. Sam Keith passed away in 2003. But in 2013, his son-in-law, children’s book author/illustrator Brian Lies, discovered in an archive box in their garage a book manuscript, originally written in 1974 after the publication of ONE MAN’S WILDERNESS. FIRST WILDERNESS is the story of Keith’s own experiences, at times harrowing, funny, and fascinating. Along with the original manuscript are photos and excerpts from his journals, letters, and notebooks, woven in to create a compelling and poignant memoir of search and discovery.
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Gap Creek

Roman

Author: Robert Morgan,Isabella Nadolny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423209427

Category: Appalachian Region, Southern

Page: 333

View: 723

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More readings from One man's wilderness

the journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1974-1980

Author: Richard Proenneke,John B. Branson,Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (Agency : U.S.)

Publisher: National Park Service

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

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Am grünen Rand der Welt

(Far from the Madding Crowd)

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428848

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Hardys stimmungsvollster Roman, der das ländliche Leben Südenglands in lyrischen Naturschilderungen beschwört. Die fiktive Grafschaft Wessex im Südengland des 19. Jahrhunderts: Bathsheba Everdene ist eine eigenwillige, schöne, junge Frau, die ihre Unabhängigkeit schätzt. Bathshebas Art bleibt den Männern in ihrem Umfeld nicht verborgen und so hat sie gleich drei Verehrer auf einmal, alle unterschiedliche Typen. Da ist der treuherzige, bescheidene Schäfer Gabriel Oak, der ältere, wohlhabende Gutsbesitzer William Boldwood und der hübsche, selbstbewusste, aber rücksichtslose Offizier Frank Troy. Bathsheba bindet sich an keinen Mann langfristig, lässt sich mal mit diesem, mal mit jenem Herren ein. Frank Troy aber zieht sie in einen Bann, der gefährlich ist...
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