A Field Guide To Getting Lost

A Field Guide To Getting Lost

A Field Guide to Getting Lost takes in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting, Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light on the way ...

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847676603

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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In this investigation into loss, losing and being lost, Rebecca Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty. A Field Guide to Getting Lost takes in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting, Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light on the way we live now.
Categories: Philosophy

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

A girl with a passion for science and a boy who dreams of writing fantasy novels must figure out how to get along now that their parents are dating in this lively, endearing novel.

Author: Joy McCullough

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781534438491

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 749

A girl with a passion for science and a boy who dreams of writing fantasy novels must figure out how to get along now that their parents are dating in this lively, endearing novel. Sutton is having robot problems. Her mini-bot is supposed to be able to get through a maze in under a minute, but she must have gotten something wrong in the coding. Which is frustrating for a science-minded girl like Sutton—almost as frustrating as the fact that her mother probably won’t be home in time for Sutton’s tenth birthday. Luis spends his days writing thrilling stories about brave kids, but there’s only so much inspiration you can find when you’re stuck inside all day. He’s allergic to bees, afraid of dogs, and has an overprotective mom to boot. So Luis can only dream of daring adventures in the wild. Sutton and Luis couldn’t be more different from each other. Except now that their parents are dating, these two have to find some common ground. Will they be able to navigate their way down a path they never planned on exploring?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Navigate Your Faith

Navigate Your Faith

This book will help you recognize and avoid the deception of today's nominal Christian culture.

Author: Ron Pratt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781629995717

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 472

What's the point of being a Christian anymore? Many Christians today are feeling unfulfilled in their walk with God, and they have no idea it's because of the little decisions they're making each day that are leading them into lives of compromise. In Navigate Your Faith Ron Pratt uses a fictional American family to expose how the enemy lures believers into prioritizing their own pleasure, entertainment, or career goals over their relationship with Christ. This erodes their passion for Jesus and causes them to become spiritually bored and have powerless Christian lives. Rather than claiming that God will approve of Christians no matter what they do, as some modern ministers do, Navigate Your Faith challenges readers to take a hard look at their lives and see if they're simply incorporating Jesus into their lifestyles or allowing Him to set them on a course of His choosing. With proven strategies to rebuild lost intimacy with God, this book will help Christians recognize the deceptive tactics of the enemy, break out of complacency, and make a greater impact on the world around them. This book will help you recognize and avoid the deception of today's nominal Christian culture.
Categories: Religion

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Leonardo (da Vinci)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1078138643

Category:

Page: 24

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The Blue of Distance

The Blue of Distance

Includes 20 pages of text and 160 pages of shades of blue.

Author: Anne Carson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0934324700

Category: Art

Page: 120

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"The Blue of Distance," published to accompany a group exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum, is a reflection on the color blue's uncanny relationship to absence, desire and distance. Featuring photography, drawing, sculpture and sound by the artists Vija Celmins, Jason Dodge, Félix González-Torres, Roni Horn, Marie Jager, Catherine Opie, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Cy Twombly and Cerith Wyn Evans, the publication explores the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, the color of the horizon, the ocean and the immaterial. Weaving together a larger narrative about the distance between us and the objects of our desire, the catalogue includes an essay by Courtenay Finn, an excerpt from Rebecca Solnit's "A Field Guide to Getting Lost" and a new piece by Anne Carson.
Categories: Art

A Young Person s Field Guide to Finding Lost Shipwrecks

A Young Person s Field Guide to Finding Lost Shipwrecks

The story begins alongside a dock in Cadiz, Spain, where three archeologists, two college students on a summer internship, three captains, one cook, one engineer, two scuba divers, one able-bodied seaman and the author are aboard the ...

Author: Laurie Anne Zaleski

Publisher: Austin Macauley

ISBN: 1643789015

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 72

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A Young Person's Field Guide to Finding Lost Shipwrecks is an autobiographical account of a nautical archeological expedition. Written by the marine geologist in charge of the survey, it discusses and explains the science behind a multibeam sonar and other technology used for the expedition, as well as describing the day-to-day operations aboard a 37-meter research vessel. The story begins alongside a dock in Cadiz, Spain, where three archeologists, two college students on a summer internship, three captains, one cook, one engineer, two scuba divers, one able-bodied seaman and the author are aboard the Hercules getting ready to set sail in search of the Santísima.Readers learn a lot more than science in this true-life account of a scientific expedition. They learn history, eat tapas, and even dance the flamenco, all while in search of a 200-year-old shipwreck.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Whose Story Is This

Whose Story Is This

In this outstanding collection of essays by one of the most prescient and insightful commentators today, Solnit appraises the voices that are emerging, why they matter and the obstacles they face in making themselves heard.

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781783785513

Category: Literary Collections

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Who gets to shape the narrative of our times? The current moment is a battle over that foundational power. Women, people of colour and non-straight people are telling other versions, and white men in particular are fighting to preserve their own centrality. In this outstanding collection of essays by one of the most prescient and insightful commentators today, Solnit appraises the voices that are emerging, why they matter and the obstacles they face in making themselves heard.
Categories: Literary Collections

Hollow City

Hollow City

Reporting from the front lines of gentrification in San Francisco, Rebecca Solnit and Susan Schwartzenberg sound a warning bell to all urban residents. Wealth is just as capable of ravaging cities as poverty.

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781788731362

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 334

Reporting from the front lines of gentrification in San Francisco, Rebecca Solnit and Susan Schwartzenberg sound a warning bell to all urban residents. Wealth is just as capable of ravaging cities as poverty.
Categories: Social Science

A Book of Migrations

A Book of Migrations

Recounts the author's travels in Ireland, with reflections on the microcosm of Irish history, with its invasions, colonization, emigration, nomadism, and tourism

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859841864

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 411

Recounts the author's travels in Ireland, with reflections on the microcosm of Irish history, with its invasions, colonization, emigration, nomadism, and tourism
Categories: Science

Getting Lost

Getting Lost

A Field Guide to Getting Lost. London: Viking. Sommer, Doris. 1994. “Resistant
Texts and Incompetent Readers.” Poetics Today 15(4): 523–51. Sorell, Tom.
1991. Scientism: Philosophy and the Infatuation with Science. London:
Routledge.

Author: Patti Lather

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791480267

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 757

Marks the trajectory of the author’s work as a feminist methodologist.
Categories: Social Science

The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed, prizewinning books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the essays in Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness.

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595341990

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 877

The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed, prizewinning books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the essays in Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness. As the title suggests, the territory of Solnit’s concerns is vast, and in her signature alchemical style she combines commentary on history, justice, war and peace, and explorations of place, art, and community, all while writing with the lyricism of a poet to achieve incandescence and wisdom. Gathered here are celebrated iconic essays along with little-known pieces that create a powerful survey of the world we live in, from the jungles of the Zapatistas in Mexico to the splendors of the Arctic. This rich collection tours places as diverse as Haiti and Iceland; movements like Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring; an original take on the question of who did Henry David Thoreau’s laundry; and a searching look at what the hatred of country music really means. Solnit moves nimbly from Orwell to Elvis, to contemporary urban gardening to 1970s California macramé and punk rock, and on to searing questions about the environment, freedom, family, class, work, and friendship. It’s no wonder she’s been compared in Bookforum to Susan Sontag and Annie Dillard and in the San Francisco Chronicle to Joan Didion. The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness proves Rebecca Solnit worthy of the accolades and honors she’s received. Rarely can a reader find such penetrating critiques of our time and its failures leavened with such generous heapings of hope. Solnit looks back to history and the progress of political movements to find an antidote to despair in what many feel as lost causes. In its encyclopedic reach and its generous compassion, Solnit’s collection charts a way through the thickets of our complex social and political worlds. Her essays are a beacon for readers looking for alternative ideas in these imperiled times.
Categories: Social Science

Recollections of My Nonexistence

Recollections of My Nonexistence

"At the same time that [Solnit] describes her forays into her past, she invites us to connect pieces of her story to our own, as a measure of how far we've come and how far we have left to go." —Jenny Odell, The New York Times Book Review ...

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593083352

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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"A marvel: a memoir that details her awakening as a feminist, an environmentalist, and a citizen of the world. Every single sentence is exquisite." --Maris Kreizman, Vulture An electric portrait of the artist as a young woman that asks how a writer finds her voice in a society that prefers women to be silent In Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and throughout society and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas. She tells of being poor, hopeful, and adrift in the city that became her great teacher, and of the small apartment that, when she was nineteen, became the home in which she transformed herself. She explores the forces that liberated her as a person and as a writer--books themselves; the gay community that presented a new model of what else gender, family, and joy could mean; and her eventual arrival in the spacious landscapes and overlooked conflicts of the American West. Beyond being a memoir, Solnit's book is also a passionate argument: that women are not just impacted by personal experience, but by membership in a society where violence against women pervades. Looking back, she describes how she came to recognize that her own experiences of harassment and menace were inseparable from the systemic problem of who has a voice, or rather who is heard and respected and who is silenced--and how she was galvanized to use her own voice for change.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hope in the Dark

Hope in the Dark

Bestselling author Rebecca Solnit reminds us that activism has changed the world in remarkable ways.

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher:

ISBN: 1608465764

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

View: 167

Bestselling author Rebecca Solnit reminds us that activism has changed the world in remarkable ways.
Categories: Political Science

Call Them by Their True Names

Call Them by Their True Names

The ultimate focus of the book is climate and feminist activism, bringing Solnit's trademark deep analysis to bear on a range of contemporary crises. And again, and spectacularly, she shows us how to hope.

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781783784981

Category: Literary Collections

Page:

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Beginning with the election of Donald Trump ("The Loneliest Man in the World") and expanding back and forth into American history, surveillance, violence against the individual, the denormalizing of misogyny and the rehumanizing of public space. The ultimate focus of the book is climate and feminist activism, bringing Solnit's trademark deep analysis to bear on a range of contemporary crises. And again, and spectacularly, she shows us how to hope.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Ticking Is the Bomb A Memoir

The Ticking Is the Bomb  A Memoir

a. field. guide. to. getting. lost. Here's a secret: Everyone, if they live long enough,
will lose their way at some point. You will lose your way, you will wake up one
morning and find yourself lost. This is a hard, simple truth. If it hasn't happened to
 ...

Author: Nick Flynn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393077032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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"A beautiful, intelligent book that renders pain both ordinary and extraordinary into art."—Susanna Sonnenberg, San Francisco Chronicle In 2007, during the months before Nick Flynn’s daughter’s birth, his growing outrage and obsession with torture, exacerbated by the Abu Ghraib photographs, led him to Istanbul to meet some of the Iraqi men depicted in those photos. Haunted by a history of addiction, a relationship with his unsteady father, and a longing to connect with his mother who committed suicide, Flynn artfully interweaves in this memoir passages from his childhood, his relationships with women, and his growing obsession—a questioning of terror, torture, and the political crimes we can neither see nor understand in post-9/11 American life. The time bomb of the title becomes an unlikely metaphor and vehicle for exploring the fears and joys of becoming a father. Here is a memoir of profound self-discovery—of being lost and found, of painful family memories and losses, of the need to run from love, and of the ability to embrace it again.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Elin Hansdottir

Elin Hansdottir

This volume examines the work, and contains an introduction by Rebecca Solnit, acclaimed author of Wanderlustand A Field Guide to Getting Lost.

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher:

ISBN: 9935420108

Category: Art

Page: 40

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Elín Hansdóttir's installation "Path" consists of a narrow tunnel that zigzags through a gallery or a museum. Light enters through vertical and horizontal slits that resemble cracks in the structure; sound effects further add to the disorientation. This volume examines the work, and contains an introduction by Rebecca Solnit, acclaimed author of Wanderlust and A Field Guide to Getting Lost.
Categories: Art

A Paradise Built in Hell

A Paradise Built in Hell

AVAILABLE FROM PENGUIN A Field Guide to Getting Lost Drawing on
emblematic moments and relationships in Rebecca Solnit's own life to explore
Rebecca SOLNIT -o-o: ol. issues of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the
unknown, ...

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101459010

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 392

The author of Men Explain Things to Me explores the moments of altruism and generosity that arise in the aftermath of disaster Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster? whether manmade or natural?people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities? In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning author Rebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, looking at major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco through the 1917 explosion that tore up Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities, as well as looking at the cost of the widespread myths and rarer real cases of social deterioration during crisis. This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories.
Categories: Social Science

Occupied City

Occupied City

The book A Field Guide to Getting Lost came out around this time—it is, in part, a
meditation on the importance, for any creative act, to allow the mind and body to
wander. The title jumped out at me—maybe I could use it as sort of an antimap.

Author: David Peace

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571253159

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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'We all know what this could be: we know it could be dysentery, we know it could be typhoid. In the Occupied City, we all know what this could mean -' Tokyo, January 26th, 1948. As the third year of the US Occupation of Japan begins, a man enters a downtown bank. He speaks of an outbreak of dysentery and says he is a doctor, sent by the Occupation authorities, to treat anyone who might have been exposed. Clear liquid is poured into sixteen teacups. Sixteen employees of the bank drink this liquid according to strict instructions. Within minutes twelve of them are dead, the other four unconscious. The man disappears along with some, but not all, of the bank's money. And so begins the biggest manhunt in Japanese history. In Occupied City, David Peace dramatises and explores the rumours of complicity, conspiracy and cover-up that surround the chilling case of the Teikoku Bank Massacre: of the man who was convicted of the crime, of the legacy of biological warfare programmes, and of the victims and survivors themselves. The second part of his acclaimed Tokyo Trilogy - and an extraordinary picture of a city in mourning - Occupied City is further evidence of a singular and formidable novelist.
Categories: Fiction

The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby

From the author of the memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy – a fitting companion to Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle ...

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101622773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 622

From the author of Men Explain Things to Me, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy – a fitting companion to Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories—of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness—Solnit revisits fairytales and entertains other stories: about arctic explorers, Che Guevara among the leper colonies, and Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, about warmth and coldness, pain and kindness, decay and transformation, making art and making self. Woven together, these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

With profiles of some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction - from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Rousseau to Argentina's Mother of the Plaza de Mayo, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja - ...

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781783780754

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march? In this first general history of walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit homes in on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from the peripatetic philosophers of ancient Greece to the poets of the Romantic Age, from the perambulations of the Surrealists to the ascents of mountaineers. With profiles of some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction - from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Rousseau to Argentina's Mother of the Plaza de Mayo, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja - Wanderlust offers a provocative and profound examination of the interplay between the body, the imagination, and the world around the walker.
Categories: Literary Collections