Der Ruf der Stille

Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der 27 Jahre in den Wäldern verschwand

Author: Michael Finkel

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641169240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Sehnsucht nach Stille - wie Christopher Knight 27 Jahre in der Wildnis lebte. Im Sommer 1986 begibt sich Christopher Knight auf einen Roadtrip von Massachusetts nach Maine und verschwindet in den Wäldern. 27 Jahre lang bleibt er dort, abgeschieden von der Welt, ohne menschlichen Kontakt, bis er wegen Diebstahls gefasst wird: Er hatte Essen geklaut. In einem einfachen Zelt überlebte Knight die härtesten Winter, weil er klug wie ein Eichhörnchen Vorräte gebunkert und alles darauf ausgerichtet hatte, nicht zu erfrieren. In den nahegelegenen Ferienhäusern versorgte er sich mit Lebensmitteln, Kleidung und Büchern und verstörte als unheimliches Phantom die Bewohner von North Pond. Der Journalist Michael Finkel hat das außergewöhnliche Leben des Chris Knight dokumentiert. Entstanden ist eine fesselnde Story, die den fundamentalen Fragen über ein gutes Leben nachgeht und das tief bewegende Porträt eines Mannes hinterlässt, der sich seinen Traum erfüllte: ein Leben in absoluter Stille.
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Supplement to the Connecticut Courant

Containing Tales, Travels, History, Biography, Poetry, and a Great Variety of Miscellaneous Articles

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A Botanical Dictionary

Or, Elements of Systematic and Philosophical Botany

Author: Colin Milne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: 715

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Bird Habitats in Britain

Author: R. J. Fuller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140813702X

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Rob Fuller's book would not have been possible but for the nationwide cooperative endeavour by amateur and professional ornithologists, naturalists and conservationists which led to the British Trust for Ornithology's Register of Ornithological Sites, sponsored by the Nature Conservancy Council. Hitherto, few books have dealt primarily with bird habitats but the subject is of urgent importance now that exploitation of the environment has left few corners of Britain untouched or unthreatened. Even so, the book is much more than timely, it also extends the reader's interest to an area of bird study that has, perhaps, been too little considered. The book describes all the main habitat types, the structure and composition of bird communities, and reviews bird sites and their distribution throughout Britain. For the birdwatcher and all involved with conservation, this is stimulating reading and an essential reference. The text is supported by more than 100 diagrams and maps, and over 50 photographs; in addition there are 53 superbly evocative drawings by Donald Watson. Jacket illustrations by Donald Watson
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New-England Farmer

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Category: Agriculture

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The L.M. Montgomery Reader

Volume One: A Life in Print

Author: Benjamin Lefebvre

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442668571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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The L.M. Montgomery Reader assembles significant rediscovered primary material on one of Canada’s most enduringly popular authors throughout her high-profile career and after her death. Each of its three volumes gathers pieces published all over the world to set the stage for a much-needed reassessment of Montgomery’s literary reputation. Much of the material is freshly unearthed from archives and digital collections and has never before been published in book form. The selections appearing in this first volume focus on Montgomery’s role as a public celebrity and author of the resoundingly successful Anne of Green Gables (1908). They give a strong impression of her as a writer and cultural critic as she discusses a range of topics with wit, wisdom, and humour, including the natural landscape of Prince Edward Island, her wide readership, anxieties about modernity, and the continued relevance of “old ideals.” These essays and interviews, joined by a number of additional pieces that discuss her work’s literary and cultural value in relation to an emerging canon of Canadian literature, make up nearly one hundred selections in all. Each volume is accompanied by an extensive introduction and detailed commentary by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre that trace the interplay between the author and the critic, as well as between the private and the public Montgomery. This volume – and the Reader as a whole – adds tremendously to our understanding and appreciation of Montgomery’s legacy as a Canadian author and as a literary celebrity both during and beyond her lifetime.
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Heimkehr ins Elfenreich

Das Kleine Volk (3)

Author: Steve Augarde

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401805207

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 487

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Ihre Begegnung mit dem Kleinen Volk im vergangenen Sommer scheint Midge längst wie ein Traum. Doch dann hört sie eines Nachts das Klopfen an ihrer Fensterscheibe. Das Kleine Volk ist zurück! Und ihre Verzweiflung macht die Elfen zu einer tödlichen Gefahr. Midge muss erkennen, dass es nur einen Menschen gibt, der Rettung bringen kann ...
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1001 Questions Answered About Trees

Author: Rutherford Platt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048616781X

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Fascinating, fact-filled reference provides detailed data about age, size, and weight; suggestions for identifying trees, what trees to look for in certain states, much more. Over 100 illustrations, 21 photographs.
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Child of the Great Depression

Growing Up Poor but Proud on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Author: William Elihu Palmer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503518302

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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In this book, Child of the Great Depression, I try to recapture and revive the lore of the enduring legacy of Powellville. My, but there are so many things to remember: riding atop a load of tomatoes and throwing a tomato at every mailbox along the way, shooting marbles in the alley by the general store, playing baseball, splashing naked in the swimming hole in the creek in the woods. Those were just childhood activities. The real legacy of the town is based on the sharing of life’s journey among all those who lived there: the hardship, the sacrifice, the happiness, the tragedy, and all the bad and good of human nature. In short, it is a portrait of the trials and the struggles, the humor and the woe that most Americans shared during the years of the Great Depression.
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Pantologia

A New Cabinet Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged...

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St. Nicholas

A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls

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Category: Children's literature

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Pantologia

A New Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged; with a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Words ...

Author: John Mason Good,Newton Bosworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Daily Dose of Dogs (Aka Cats with Your Coffee)

Author: Chrystal Parker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469188554

Category: Religion

Page: 586

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This is, first and foremost, a book about private animal rescue. The stories are true. As a result, these pages are filled with sadness and joy, loss and hope, heartbreak and compassion. Within the stories, personalities emerge, and the love affair between author and animal is apparent. During the course of one year, the author blogs the stories from her past alongside the rescues that occur in real time. Along the way, she discovers a growing support system in the blogosphere. Those connections offer not only emotional succor but also very tangible aid. The world of private animal rescue is candidly revealed in a series of short vignettes.
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A-Ame

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The Naval Chronicle

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Category: Naval art and science

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Contains a general and biographical history of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, with a variety of original papers on nautical subjects, under the guidance of several literary and professional men.
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