Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape - Vermont's Champlain Valley and New York's Adirondacks / Edition 1

Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape - Vermont's Champlain Valley and New York's Adirondacks / Edition 1

by Bill McKibben
     
 

ISBN-10: 0609610732

ISBN-13: 2900609610731

Pub. Date: 04/12/2005

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

"Bill McKibben begins his journey atop Vermont's Mt. Abraham, with a stunning view to the west that introduces us to the broad Champlain Valley of Vermont, the expanse of Lake Champlain, and behind it the towering wall of the Adirondacks." "The region he traverses offers a contrast between diverse forms of human habitation and pure wilderness. On the Vermont side, he…  See more details below

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"Bill McKibben begins his journey atop Vermont's Mt. Abraham, with a stunning view to the west that introduces us to the broad Champlain Valley of Vermont, the expanse of Lake Champlain, and behind it the towering wall of the Adirondacks." "The region he traverses offers a contrast between diverse forms of human habitation and pure wilderness. On the Vermont side, he visits with old friends who are trying to sustain traditional ways of living on the land and to invent new ones, from wineries to biodiesel. After crossing the lake in a rowboat, he backpacks south for ten days through the vast Adirondack woods. As he walks, he contemplates the questions that he first began to raise in his meditation on climate change, The End of Nature: What constitutes the natural? How much human intervention can a place stand before it loses its essence? What does it mean for a place to be truly wild?" Wandering Home enables us to better understand these questions and our place in the natural world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900609610731
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/12/2005
Series:
Crown Journeys Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160

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