Read e-book online Abundant Beauty: The Adventurous Travels of Marianne North, PDF

By Marianne North,Laura Ponsonby

In 1871, Marianne North, a super artist with a willing curiosity in botany, set-forth to commute the area on a quest to color indigenous crops of their usual habitat. inspired by way of her good friend Charles Darwin, North travelled via boat, teach, mule, foot and palanquin to each continent other than Antarctica. She rotated the globe two times over fifteen years and accrued an intensive and invaluable selection of greater than 8 hundred work, which this present day contain the esteemed Marianne North Gallery on the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, London.

North — high-spirited, indefatigable, and courageous — additionally saved particular journals, which have been posthumously released in 3 volumes within the overdue 1800s. Abundant Beauty collects the main enticing writings from these journals in a single variation, together with wealthy descriptions of botanica and pleasant debts of area people and customs from her occasionally risky travels. Abundant Beauty is an interesting and informative learn for botanists, gardeners, historians, and armchair travellers.

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Read e-book online The Seventymile Kid: The Lost Legacy of Harry Karstens and PDF

By Tom Walker

ISBN-10: 1594857296

ISBN-13: 9781594857294

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* a real and whole account of the 1st profitable ascent of Mount McKinley—setting the checklist straight
* The summer season of 2013 marks the a centesimal anniversary of the McKinley's first ascent
* positive factors archival images, together with infrequent and never-before-published images

The Seventymile Kid tells the amazing account of Harry Karstens, who was once the actual—if unheralded—leader of the Hudson caught excursion that used to be the 1st to summit Mount McKinley in Alaska. All yet forgotten by means of historical past, a tender Karstens arrived within the Yukon throughout the 1897 Gold Rush, won status as a puppy musher hauling U.S. Mail in Alaska, and at last turned the 1st superintendent of Mount McKinley nationwide Park (now referred to as Denali nationwide Park and Preserve). Aided by way of Karstens's personal journals, longtime Denali author and photographer Tom Walker exposed archival information regarding the caught climb, and divulges that the caught "triumph" was once an day trip marred by way of major clash. with out Karstens's desolate tract talents and Alaska-honed tenacity, it's really attainable Hudson caught might by no means have climbed wherever close to the summit of McKinley. but the 2 males had a falling out almost immediately after the climb and not spoke back. during this publication, Walker makes an attempt to set the checklist directly in regards to the old first ascent itself, in addition to different pioneer makes an attempt through Frederick prepare dinner and choose Wickersham.

Fans of Alaska literature, American background, and hiking lore will love this adventurous biography of the largerthan-life "sourdough" Karstens, during which Alaska—its wasteland, its iconic mountain, and its pioneer spirit—looms large.

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Mawson's Antarctic Diaries - download pdf or read online

By Eleanor Jacka,Fred Jacka

ISBN-10: 0043202098

ISBN-13: 9780043202098

ISBN-10: 1863730222

ISBN-13: 9781863730228

Sir Douglas Mawson, Australia's maximum Antarctic explorer, made 4 journeys to the Antarctic: in 1907-09 with Shackleton's British Antarctic day trip; in 1911-14, having declined to affix Scott's ill-fated Antarctic trip, as chief of the Australasian Antarctic day trip; and two times among 1929 and 1931 as chief of the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic examine day trip (BANZARE).

Mawson's Antarctic Diaries brings jointly for the 1st time all his descriptive writings whereas within the Antarctic.

An uncensored checklist of occasions, they display Mawson's innermost suggestions now and then of significant pressure and clash on send and on shore, via success and failure, pleasure and tragedy.

This ebook contains a few of Frank Hurley's most renowned Antarctic photos, in addition to a few now not reproduced before.

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Download e-book for iPad: FIRE CREW: Stories from the Fireline by Ben Walters,Kelly Andersson,Kari Greer

By Ben Walters,Kelly Andersson,Kari Greer

ISBN-10: 061555248X

ISBN-13: 9780615552484

each year, hundreds of thousands of younger women and men imagine they want a task as a wildland firefighter. and each yr, tens of hundreds of thousands of them do it — they struggle the summer time battles of wildfire at the forests and grasslands of the West. a few die. a few have the days in their lives. and plenty of forge lifelong friendships and gather the stories of a life-time.

This is the 1st ebook to vividly and in truth painting what it is rather like — from the spine-chilling worry of a wildfire entrapment to the straightforward joys of a hot meal and a relaxing soda. From the steep mountainsides of Idaho to the sweltering humidity of Florida, Ben Walters tells the tales of the fires he fought and the chums he made in the course of his years as a wildland firefighter.

FIRE staff: tales from the Fireline is the true factor, a must-read for someone who is performed it or sought after to.

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New PDF release: Moving to the Dominican Republic: The Paradox of Paradise

By Ross Weber

ISBN-10: 1449532020

ISBN-13: 9781449532024

relocating to the Dominican Republic: the anomaly of Paradise is the hilarious but severe tale of an American relocating to the Dominican Republic. it's a needs to learn for an individual who has questioned what it might be prefer to stay within the Caribbean. Ross Weber makes use of humor and genuine lifestyles reports to explain the tradition surprise and different setbacks of constructing the transition from dwelling within the usa to residing within the Dominican Republic. Ross contains own tales in addition to special observations to explain the ups and downs of dwelling on an Island. when you have visited the Dominican Republic you will adore this e-book. when you are making plans to visit the Dominican Republic, the nice classes during this e-book can help you organize. while you are attracted to foreign residing, or in all likelihood retiring within the Caribbean, this can be the precise ebook for you!

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Der Sturm: Die wahre Geschichte von sechs Fischern in der - download pdf or read online

By Sebastian Junger,Eckhard Kiehl

ISBN-10: 3958980120

ISBN-13: 9783958980129

Oktober 1991, Nordatlantik: Ein Hurrikan, ein Zyklon und eine arktische Kaltfront vereinigen sich zu einem Jahrhundert-Sturm. Mitten hinein in diesen "perfekten Sturm", wie ihn Meteorologen nennen, steuern sechs Fischer auf dem Fangboot "Andrea Gail". Ein aussichtsloser Kampf ums Überleben beginnt.
"Der Sturm", big apple instances- und Spiegel-Bestseller und Vorlage für den gleichnamigen Hollywood-Film, gilt als modernes Meisterwerk. Sebastian Junger gelingt es, Berichte von Seeleuten, von Rettungskräften und Wissenschaftlern, aber auch die Erinnerungen der Familien im Fischerort Gloucester an der Küste von Maine in einer Dichte zu verweben, wie guy sie bis dahin nicht kannte. Ein realer mystery von der Gewalt der Elemente.

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Download e-book for kindle: Risque et alpinisme (French Edition) by Alain Ghersen

By Alain Ghersen

ISBN-10: 2344010351

ISBN-13: 9782344010358

Une plongée historique et philosophique passionnante dans le monde de l'alpinisme. Selon les époques, on pratique l'alpinisme pour des motifs scientifiques, nationalistes, contemplatifs, sportifs... Quel que soit le moteur de chacun, le risque, qu'on le souhaite ou non, est omniprésent. Alpiniste de renom et philosophe, Alain Ghersen nous entraîne dans une fascinante réflexion sur les liens qu'entretiennent risque et alpinisme ; il convoque travel à travel alpinistes et philosophes pour essayer de tracer les contours d'un Homo alpinus. Où il est query d'état de nature, de romantisme, d'engagement, de sacré, de hasard, de peur, d'émulation, de rapport à los angeles mort et de bien d'autres choses...

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François Frédéric Mouflin's Mon Amérique à Moi # 1 Le Grand Départ (French Edition) PDF

By François Frédéric Mouflin

ISBN-10: 2750002672

ISBN-13: 9782750002671

Présentation de l'éditeur/Auteur
Grâce à une invitation, Patrick et François, deux jeunes Français, partent à los angeles découverte du Nouveau Monde. Ils traversent ainsi les Etats-Unis et mettent fin à leur journey à l. a.. Leur naïveté leur servira de laisser-passer et, oubliant l. a. raison de los angeles Vieille Europe, ils font connaissance avec los angeles liberté américaine, the yankee freedom. Tandis que Patrick, se rendant compte que cette aventure n'est pas tout à fait celle qu'il avait imaginée, décide de rentrer en France, François, lui, décide de rester. Et rien ne semble alors pouvoir arrêter ce Frenchy ! Sans peur et sans reproche, il s'aventure dans des endroits et vit des events dont même Lafayette n'aurait pas rêvé ! Tout au lengthy de ces années, il se forge des amitiés et embrasse toutes les opportunités. Il travaille ainsi comme chef cuisinier, modèle, stripteaseur, animateur de télévision, acteur, chanteur, escorteur pour femmes aventureuses, photographe, homme à tout faire, détective privé, vendeur de produits de beauté, et même professeur de los angeles vie !... L'Amérique ne cesse de le surprendre et il en accepte le no restrict. François s'adapte. Ce continent lui convient parce qu'il est à sa mesure ! Juste un peu de folie, juste une autre raison de vivre !... Vive l'Amérique ! Longue vie à l. a. liberté américaine et à sa magie ! C'est une histoire un peu folle, souvent drôle, parfois amère aussi, un nouveau effortless rider ! Un jeune Français peut-être parti à los angeles recherche de lui-même, peut-être même quelquefois perdu, papillon emporté par les grands vents, mais qui se découvrira, tel un arc-en-ciel, à los angeles lisière des deux mondes.

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Download PDF by Georgina Howell,Alessandro Zabini: La regina del deserto (Italian Edition)

By Georgina Howell,Alessandro Zabini

ISBN-10: 8854508926

ISBN-13: 9788854508927

È il 22 marzo 1921. Davanti alle Piramidi d’Egitto tre turisti occidentali posano in step with una foto a dorso di un cammello. I primi due sono gli inglesi più famosi del Ventesimo secolo: il ministro delle Colonie, Winston Churchill, e lo scrittore paladino del nazionalismo arabo, Thomas Edward Lawrence. Il terzo – «cappello di paglia ornato di rose e pistola al polpaccio nascosta dalla sottoveste» – è l’archeologa, poetessa, linguista e maggiore dell’esercito Gertrude Bell.
Chi è quella donna così influente e talentuosa da essere paragonata a Elisabetta I? E perché ha scelto di «competere a condizioni maschili nel mondo maschile» delle imprese eroiche mediorientali di inizio Novecento? Dopo los angeles laurea in Storia a Oxford, Gertrude rinuncia agli agi della vita in una delle famiglie più ricche d’Inghilterra e parte a esplorare i ,territori dell’Impero Ottomano. Ci vuole poco a capire di che pasta è fatta. consistent with prima cosa cube sempre quello che pensa: che si trovi in compagnia di un funzionario turco corrotto, di un diplomatico inglese incapace o di un derviscio dal coltello facile. E poi ha un’inesauribile sete di conoscenza e di giustizia, e detesta sentirsi vincolata a un unico luogo. Naturale, perciò, che l’ingresso nel controspionaggio inglese e los angeles richiesta di Churchill di some distance parte del gruppo di «orientalisti» che traccerà il nuovo assetto del Medio Oriente, in step with lei non sia ancora abbastanza. Gertrude vuole afferrare le complesse contraddizioni di quella terra assolata.
Parte alla volta della Palestina. Visita l. a. Turchia e los angeles Grande Siria. Conosce emiri, sceicchi e vescovi finché, nel 1917, l’esercito britannico le ordina di stabilirsi a Baghdad nelle vesti di «segretaria orientale», dove rimane dieci anni, fino alla notte in cui morirà in keeping with un’overdose di farmaci. Gli ottimi rapporti di collaborazione con re Faysal, l. a. fondazione della Biblioteca pubblica e del Museo nazionale iracheno sono solo alcuni dei tasselli con cui Gertrude dà il through al processo di costruzione di uno stato arabo indipendente e a una fase di stabilità politica che durerà according to ben trentadue anni. Un evento che ha dell’incredibile, come sottolinea l’autrice Georgina Howell, se si pensa che oggi Stati Uniti e Gran Bretagna farebbero carte fake «per l. a. promessa di un Iraq pacifico e ben governato anche solo in keeping with quattro anni».
Riportata in auge dal movie di Werner Herzog (con Nicole Kidman nei panni di Gertrude Bell), los angeles regina del deserto racconta l’incredibile storia della «Lawrence d’Arabia al femminile »: una donna coraggiosa, altruista e capace come pochi di comprendere l’animo umano. Un libro avvincente e riccamente documentato che ci consegna non soltanto los angeles prima eroina del Novecento, ma anche il ritratto di una terra antica che rischia di scomparire sotto i colpi di mortaio di una guerra infinita.
«La donna che venne definita los angeles “Lawrence d’Arabia al femminile”».
la Repubblica

«L’incredibile vita di Gertrude Bell offre una lezione senza prezzo all’Iraq di oggi».
The Guardian

«Gertrude Bell è stata una donna speciale».
Werner Herzog

«La britannica Gertrude Bell è stata una figura chiave nel Medio Oriente nato dopo los angeles caduta dell’Impero Ottomano».
Il Sole 24 Ore

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New PDF release: Welcome Aboard

By Penny Jarrett

ISBN-10: 1635681049

ISBN-13: 9781635681048

After leaving her task in Hawaii and a failed courting, relocating to la and figuring out that she used to be actually going to starve to dying at her new task, which used to be overall fee, Penny examine a role within the newspaper that acknowledged, “Sail, see the area, travel.” considering it was once the military yet figuring out that she needed to have a task, she utilized. thankfully for her, it grew to become out to be a cruise corporation that provided her a task within the reward outlets on board a boat. She accredited, having by no means been on a cruise send ahead of and with the data that she will get seasick. The ebook includes brief tales approximately getting settled on board and being the hot child at the block, assembly her new “family,” the task, what it’s like residing on board a cruise send for months at a time, the staff and what truly is going on less than and above decks, leisure, the solid of characters which are the site visitors, an important fireplace at sea, mishaps and demise, shore tours, and friendships which are made for a life-time. It’s a decade worthy of reports that experience to learn, a few unhappy and a few humorous yet certainly pleasing. It was once a life-changing decade for her in just the confident experience and used to be an important chance to work out and adventure far-off lands and other people, in a manner that she by no means imagined. So welcome aboard!

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