Travels to the Edge

Travels to the Edge

Revel in the beauty of awe-inspiring landscapes and theunique animals and people that inhabit them as capturedthrough an artist's lens in Travels to the Edge, the newestbook from internationally acclaimed photographer Art Wolfe.Wolfe has ...

Author: Art Wolfe

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594852774

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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* A selection of some of the most adventurous and stunning imagery from a master * Inspirational for those who seek to travel and explore our beautiful planet * Landscapes, wildlife, and cultures of Alaska, Bolivia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Patagonia, Peru, South Georgia Island, the Southwest (US), and beyond Revel in the beauty of awe-inspiring landscapes and the unique animals and people that inhabit them as captured through an artist's lens inTravels to the Edge, the newest book from internationally acclaimed photographer Art Wolfe. Wolfe has personally selected his 100 favorite images of majestic glaciers, expansive deserts, teeming rainforests, remote mountain peaks, and exotic tribal gatherings-all captured on location while traveling for the PBS television program "Travels to the Edge." Brief essays and captions, recorded during his journeys, share Wolfe's knowledge about the world around him and reveal his curiosity and enthusiasm for places, cultures, and creatures great and small. Funding for "Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe" is generously provided by Canon U.S.A., Inc. and the Microsoft Corporation. Additional funding is provided by Conservation International.
Categories: Photography

Travels Along the Edge

Travels Along the Edge

A travel writer describes in detail forty of the world's most singular and offbeat travel adventures, from paddling by sea kayak around the fjords of Greenland to an elephant safari through Botswana, detailing tour outfitters, gear, health ...

Author: David Noland

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307492098

Category: Travel

Page: 432

View: 587

A travel writer describes in detail forty of the world's most singular and offbeat travel adventures, from paddling by sea kayak around the fjords of Greenland to an elephant safari through Botswana, detailing tour outfitters, gear, health tips, and more.
Categories: Travel

Travels on the Edge

Travels on the Edge

Dangerous adventures and near disasters came easy for Bette: being dragged by a crazy freighter captain out on deck in the midst of a hurricane, smuggling outlawed cosmetics from Hong Kong into Korea, and traveling from Bangkok to Angkor ...

Author: Bette Westin

Publisher: Bookstand Publishing

ISBN: 161863027X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

View: 145

Dangerous adventures and near disasters came easy for Bette: being dragged by a crazy freighter captain out on deck in the midst of a hurricane, smuggling outlawed cosmetics from Hong Kong into Korea, and traveling from Bangkok to Angkor Wat in Cambodia at the start of the Cambodian War, where she faced border interrogation at gunpoint. Traveling by bus from Tacoma to Panama, Bette learned not to be so outgoing after a deranged bus station manager in San Jose, Costa Rica tried to rape her. The next close call came when the pilot who flew her to the San Blas Islands in Panama returned in an incoming storm and attempted to kidnap her and fly her to Colombia. Heading to the Caribbean, she found safer haven in Trinidad, with the exception of extremely bad timing, arriving when rampaging Rastafarians were killing tourists in Montego Bay. In Tahiti, Bette met John, a Canadian, who invited her to sail the South Pacific as his crew member. She ends up being gone two years; enduring storms, being lost at sea, running out of water and shortages of food. In the Cook Islands she meets Tom Neale, the "hermit of Suwarrow." While working as a Samoa News reporter in Pago Pago, her articles on corruption and nefarious activities resulted in her being attacked by gangs and threats of sinking their yacht. After completing her 2nd voyage to Suwarrow with John to shoot a film on Tom Neal, Bette decided it was time to head home and get her life back together...until the next adventure calls.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Photographs from the Edge

Photographs from the Edge

From endangered species to cultural celebrations to natural wonders, Wolfe brings each subject to life through his stunning photography and the stories he shares in this one-of-a-kind photo safari.

Author: Art Wolfe

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 9781607747826

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 265

Legendary nature photographer Art Wolfe presents an intimate, behind-the-scenes guide to the experiences, decisions, and methods that helped him capture images from some of the most exciting locations across the globe. In Photographs from the Edge, you'll discover the secrets behind forty years of awe-inspiring photography from around the world. Wolfe takes you from the mountains of the Himalayas to the sandy shores of Mnemba Island, with stops in the crowded streets of India and the alkali lakes of Africa along the way. You’ll learn the equipment, settings, and creative choices behind each photograph. From endangered species to cultural celebrations to natural wonders, Wolfe brings each subject to life through his stunning photography and the stories he shares in this one-of-a-kind photo safari.
Categories: Photography

A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro

A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro

... and forming an excellent cave ; round the outer edge we could stand upright
under it , but towards the centre the roof was so · low that one could only lie down
. The top of this singular rock was nearly flat , and completely covered with forest
 ...

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106000700218

Category: Amazon River Valley

Page: 14

View: 775

Categories: Amazon River Valley

Travels in the Philippines

Travels in the Philippines

The continuous deposit of dross contracts the channel , and a less quantity of
water overflows , while that close to the edge of the basin evaporates and
deposits a quantity of fine silicious earth ; whence the upper portion of the cone
not only is ...

Author: Fedor Jagor

Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015004252766

Category: Philippines

Page: 370

View: 770

Categories: Philippines

A narrative of travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro with an account of the native tribes and observations on the climate geology and natural history of the Amazon Valley With an appendix containing several vocabularies of Indian languages with remarks on them by R G Latham

A narrative of travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro  with an account of the native tribes  and observations on the climate  geology  and natural history of the Amazon Valley   With an appendix  containing several vocabularies of Indian languages  with remarks on them by R  G  Latham

we reached a curious rock - a huge table twenty or thirty feet in diameter ,
supported on two points only , and forming an excellent cave ; round the outer
edge we could stand upright under it , but towards the centre the roof was so low
that one ...

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace

Publisher: London : Reeve and Company

ISBN: BL:A0017078275

Category: Amazon River Valley

Page: 541

View: 180

Categories: Amazon River Valley

In Search of Angels

In Search of Angels

In this book, Alistair Moffat journeys from the island of Eileach an Naoimh at the mouth of the Firth of Lorne to Lismore, Iona and then north to Applecross, searching for traces of these extraordinary men.

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9781788853040

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 575

Fourteen centuries ago, Irish saints brought the Word of God to the Hebrides and Scotland’s Atlantic shore. These ‘white martyrs’ sought solitude, remoteness, even harshness, in places apart from the world where they could fast, pray and move closer to an understanding of God: places where they could see angels. Columba, who founded the famous monastery at Iona, was the most well-known of these courageous men who rowed their curraghs towards danger and uncertainty in a pagan land, but the many others are now largely forgotten by history. In this book, Alistair Moffat journeys from the island of Eileach an Naoimh at the mouth of the Firth of Lorne to Lismore, Iona and then north to Applecross, searching for traces of these extraordinary men. He finds them not often in any tangible remains, but in the spirit of the islands and remote places where they passed their exemplary lives. Brendan, Moluag, Columba, Maelrubha and others brought the Gaelic language and echoes of how the saints saw their world can still be heard in its cadences. And the tradition of great piety endures.
Categories: History

Travels in the Eastern Caucasus

Travels in the Eastern Caucasus

The Russians , from long habit , do not scruple to travel in these carriages , and
seem not to care for springs , the ... in the distance ; in the immediate foreground
stood the village and the tents of the troops , on the edge of a deep ravine .

Author: Sir Arthur Augustus Thurlow Cunynghame

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044020564555

Category: Caucasus

Page: 367

View: 868

Categories: Caucasus

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

( No model ) tion of travel of the work , the construction of the guide being such
that the work is folded over the edge of the ... it travels between the guide and the
end of the plate , a stitch - forming mechanism acting across the folded edge of
the ...

Author: United States. Patent Office

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89048454789

Category: Patents

Page:

View: 157

Categories: Patents

The Ocean Waves Travels by Land and Sea

The Ocean Waves  Travels by Land and Sea

Just fancy that you can stand on this bridge and see the very edge of a river , with
nothing to stop the water from running towards you , and the edge of the water
breaking off from the main body , and running towards you . There it comes , just
 ...

Author: Charles Chapman

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B307757

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: 323

View: 888

Categories: New York (N.Y.)

Invisible Countries

Invisible Countries

Keating ably ties history to incisive and sympathetic observations drawn from his travels and personal interviews with residents, political leaders, and scholars in each of these “invisible countries.”

Author: Joshua Keating

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300235050

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

View: 630

A journalist explores how our world’s borders came to be and how self-proclaimed countries across the globe could change the map. What is a country? While certain basic criteria—borders, a government, and recognition from other countries—seem obvious, journalist Joshua Keating investigates what happens in areas of the world that exist as exceptions to these rules. Invisible Countries looks at semiautonomous countries such as Abkhazia, Kurdistan, and Somaliland, as well as a Mohawk reservation straddling the U.S.-Canada border, and an island nation whose very existence is threatened by climate change. Through stories about these would-be countries’ efforts at self-determination, Keating shows that there is no universal legal authority determining what a country is. He also argues that economic, cultural, and environmental forces could soon bring an end to our long period of cartographical stasis. Keating combines history with incisive observations drawn from his travels and interviews with residents, political leaders, and scholars in each of these “invisible countries.”
Categories: Social Science

The Circus at the Edge of the Earth

The Circus at the Edge of the Earth

The Circus at the Edge of the Earth is Charles Wilkins's superb account of his three-thousand-kilometre journey into the outrageous and shadowy world of one of North America's most beloved and fragile institutions: the travelling circus.

Author: Charles Everett Wilkins

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015042398068

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

View: 806

A candid look behind the scenes as well as on stage as Wilkins tours with the Great Wallenda Circus and reports on the daily lives, the courageous acts, and the complex personalities of these professionals who defy death daily.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Edge of Extinction

The Edge of Extinction

In The Edge of Extinction, Jules Pretty explores life and change in a dozen environments and cultures across the world, taking us on a series of remarkable journeys through deserts, coasts, mountains, steppes, snowscapes, marshes, and farms ...

Author: Jules Pretty

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801455032

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 512

In The Edge of Extinction, Jules Pretty explores life and change in a dozen environments and cultures across the world, taking us on a series of remarkable journeys through deserts, coasts, mountains, steppes, snowscapes, marshes, and farms to show that there are many different ways to live in cooperation with nature. From these accounts of people living close to the land and close to the edge emerge a larger story about sustainability and the future of the planet. Pretty addresses not only current threats to natural and cultural diversity but also the unsustainability of modern lifestyles typical of industrialized countries. In a very real sense, Pretty discovers, what we manage to preserve now may well save us later. Jules Pretty’s travels take him among the Māori people along the coasts of the Pacific, into the mountains of China, and across petroglyph-rich deserts of Australia. He treks with nomads over the continent-wide steppes of Tuva in southern Siberia, walks and boats in the wildlife-rich inland swamps of southern Africa, and experiences the Arctic with ice fishermen in Finland. He explores the coasts and inland marshes of eastern England and Northern Ireland and accompanies Innu people across the taiga’s snowy forests and the lakes of the Labrador interior. Pretty concludes his global journey immersed in the discrete cultures and landscapes embedded within the American landscape: the small farms of the Amish, the swamps of the Cajuns in the deep South, and the deserts of California. The diverse people Pretty meets in The Edge of Extinction display deep pride in their relationships with the land and are only willing to join with the modern world on their own terms. By the examples they set, they offer valuable lessons for anyone seeking to find harmony in a world cracking under the pressures of apparently insatiable consumption patterns of the affluent.
Categories: Nature

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

In a cultivator , the combination with a beam of gangs on op- the edge of the knife
in substantially a fixed path of travel ... plates against which the back of the knife
travels , and ports there for , grinder - rolls to sharpen the knife - edge , upper ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858029577727

Category: Patents

Page:

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Categories: Patents

Journeys to the Edge

Journeys to the Edge

"Gardner offers a vicarious anthropological experience as he describes his research trips to study the Paliyans of the tropical forests of India, the Dene in the Northwest Territories of Canada, and the sophisticated arts of India and Japan ...

Author: Peter M. Gardner

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826216342

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 851

"Gardner offers a vicarious anthropological experience as he describes his research trips to study the Paliyans of the tropical forests of India, the Dene in the Northwest Territories of Canada, and the sophisticated arts of India and Japan. Reveals boththe scientific and the family dimensions of the ethnographer's experience"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Emperor Far Away

The Emperor Far Away

For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage 'the mountains are high and the Emperor far away', meaning Beijing's grip on power is tenuous and its influence unwelcome, continues to resonate.

Author: David Eimer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408813904

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 809

Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shanghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage 'the mountains are high and the Emperor far away', meaning Beijing's grip on power is tenuous and its influence unwelcome, continues to resonate. Travelling through China's most distant and unknown reaches, David Eimer explores the increasingly tense relationship between the Han Chinese and the ethnic minorities. Deconstructing the myths represented by Beijing, Eimer reveals a shocking and fascinating picture of a China that is more of an empire than a country.
Categories: History

West of West

West of West

In West of West Sarah Lee and Laura Barton explore the idea of the West in shaping American identity, with its idealism and notions of the frontier, and what the American West means in an age of political turbulence, when the East is the ...

Author: Laura Barton

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781783527717

Category: Photography

Page:

View: 275

Swim out into the Pacific and look back to the shore. To the couple kissing in the hot afternoon, and the young girl rollerskating along the front, and the family setting up camp on the soft, warm sand. To the blues and yellows and pinks of fierce, determined revelry. Santa Monica, where the wooden pier juts out into the Pacific Ocean, marks the end of Route 66. The great American journey west culminates here, and it is on this short stretch of coast that Sarah Lee began shooting her photographic series in 2015. In West of West Sarah Lee and Laura Barton explore the idea of the West in shaping American identity, with its idealism and notions of the frontier, and what the American West means in an age of political turbulence, when the East is the rising global force and the frontier is shifting once more.
Categories: Photography

The Canadian Patent Office Record and Register of Copyrights and Trade Marks

The Canadian Patent Office Record and Register of Copyrights and Trade Marks

In a cigarette machine , a jointed wrapper delivering table or carrier , horizontal
guides in which said table travels toward ... upto travel , a rack 23 intermeshing
with the pinion 19 , a pin 25 wardly to bring it against the outer edge of the
wrapper ...

Author: Canada. Patent Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2540548

Category:

Page:

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