Chasing Spring

Author: Bruce Stutz
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743289252
Size: 13,25 MB
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In the tradition of Blue Highways and Silent Spring, Chasing Spring follows nature's season of renewal even as it shows how the delicate mechanisms of spring are increasingly endangered by climate change. Seeking to revive his body and soul following heart surgery, acclaimed nature writer Bruce Stutz set out on a three-month journey through the unfolding of an American spring. Driving across the country in a twenty-year-old Chevy sedan, Stutz shows readers that spring is not so much a progression as an arousal; each added minute of the lengthening days and lingering sun brings yet another transformation in the greening landscape as well as in the human spirit. Beginning with the season's southernmost stirrings along the Gulf of Mexico, Stutz sees the first blooms and partakes in the season's festivals -- celebrations with ancient origins that still speak to our wonder at nature's annual rebirth. He follows the migrations of birds northward, the return of life to the forests, and the quickening of snowmelt in the Rockies. He moves across the southern desert, encountering the explosion of cacti and wildflowers and the violence of tornadoes on the drought-stricken Great Plains. He then travels north through the national parks of the West, finally celebrating his journey's end by basking at the solstice amid the beauty of the Alaskan Arctic's twenty-four hours of daylight. Along the way, he accompanies scientists into the field to study the season's changes and meets farmers, Arctic natives, and even migrant mushroom pickers whose livelihoods depend on the coming of spring. In each location, as he observes the sensitive interplay of light and warmth that draws animals, plants, water, and even the soil itself into the biological ballet that makes for the profound stirring we call spring, he also finds that climate change now threatens the basic pro-cesses of nature. A moving and thought-provoking record of the year¹s most invigorating season, Chasing Spring is a timely reminder that as trees bud and flowers bloom, the human spirit reawakens as well. Anyone who has ever marveled at spring¹s wondrous transformations from a first garden blossom to a world in full flower will find in Chasing Spring a journey to savor.

Chasing Spring

Author: Ernest Wertheim with Linda Hamilton
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304945944
Size: 18,65 MB
Format: PDF
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Once in a lifetime you meet a person who exemplifies the greatness of the human spirit. In youth, overcoming the extreme horror of a brutal regime, in America, struggling alone on a shoestring to build a new life, Ernest, with his keen mind, bravely faced the realities of war and not only survived but also thrived. All his life, he has cherished the value of family and friends, finding beauty in nature and people. This book will strengthen your belief in our ability to overcome life's severe challenges. The life stories in Ernest Wertheim's memoir, by turns lyrical and horrific, are all the more gripping for the quiet voice in which they are told. Chasing Spring invites rather than demands the reader's empathy, a gift from any writer.

Chasing Spring

Author: Ernest Wertheim Linda Parker Hamilton
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483414078
Size: 10,83 MB
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A precocious child, author Ernest Wertheim became romantically involved when he was five years old. The object of his affection was the first crocus of spring poking its way through the winter snow. His love affair with plants sustained him during his early years and then through adolescence as a Jewish teenager in Nazi Germany. Follow his journey on a harrowing escape from Germany to his new home in America, and then across the Pacific to serve his adopted country during World War II. His encounters with notable personalities during the defining dramas of the twentieth century are adventures reserved for a chosen few, and he infuses them all with the flora and landscapes that a less impassioned eye would dismiss. The plants that captured Ernest’s heart as a boy still nourish him after a remarkable eight-decade career as a landscape architect and one of the world’s first designers of garden centers.

Chasing Spring

Author: Truelian Lee
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1365497763
Size: 12,19 MB
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Snapshots into the mind of a writer as she muses about the world around her. Many of these pieces have been featured in Teen Ink Magazine and have won regional awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest.

Chasing Spring

Author: R. S. Grey
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519536617
Size: 17,98 MB
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I thought I'd left Blackwater, Texas behind for good. I didn't belong in the small town, but my dad wouldn't listen. He dragged me back home in his beat-up truck and dropped a bomb along the way: Chase Matthews was moving in with us. He was the golden boy of my high school, my former best friend, and the last person I wanted sleeping across the hall. His presence was too great a reminder of the ghosts I was trying to forget.I didn't ask for a hero. I don't want to be saved.To me, Lilah Calloway meant late nights sneakin' out, moonlit hair, and sparklers in July. She was my best friend until the day she left and I'd assumed Blackwater had seen the last of her. Then, like a tempest, she rolled back into town for the final half of senior year. The chopped hair and dark devil-may-care attitude warned most people away, but I knew if I fought hard enough, I could find the lost girl.I didn't want to be her hero. Some girls don't need to be saved.

Chasing Spring Presents Ray Eye S Turkey Hunter S Bible

Author: Ray Eye
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 162873812X
Size: 17,86 MB
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Before the celebrated "return" of American wild turkey populations, a boy named Ray Eye was born into a hunting tradition rooted in one of the remaining turkey strongholds, deep in the Missouri Ozark Mountains. He grew up living with those turkeys and essentially becoming one of them. It is because of this experience that Ray Eye is truly qualified to write his Turkey Hunter's Bible. His sense of history and his perspective on wild turkeys will be appreciated by every turkey hunter. Ray has decided to lay all of his cards face up on the table, revealing exactly what he does to find, scout, call, and kill turkeys from one end of their range to the other. He goes into intimate detail about everything, including the secret to calling turkeys any day of the year!

Chasing Spring

Author: Ernest Wertheim
Editor:
ISBN:
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Ray Eye S Turkey Hunting Bible

Author: Ray Eye
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616086815
Size: 16,93 MB
Format: PDF
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An all-encompassing guide by one of the world's most famous turkey hunters and bloggers shares accessible coverage of topics ranging from scouting and calling to early season tactics and hunting pressured turkeys, in a reference complemented by a whimsical storytelling section.

Yosemite

Author:
Editor: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780912627373
Size: 20,96 MB
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