Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness

Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness

by Michael P. Branch


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611803457
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

MIKE BRANCH is the author of more than 200 essays, articles, and reviews, and has given more than 250 public readings and lectures. His creative nonfiction includes pieces that have received Honorable Mention for the Pushcart Prize and been recognized as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays (three times), The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. His essays have appeared in magazines including Orion, Ecotone, Slate, Utne Reader, Sunset, Reader's Digest, Hawk and Handsaw, High Country News, Places, and Whole Terrain, and in many essay collections, including Wonder and Other Survival Skills, The Best Creative Nonfiction, and Companions in Wonder: Children and Adults Exploring Nature Together. He is co-founder of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), and he served for sixteen years as the Book Review Editor of the creative/scholarly journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Mike is Professor of Literature and Environment in the English Department at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he co-founded the nation's first graduate program in Literature and Environment studies.

Table of Contents

Pre-Amble Learning to Walk xi

Part 1 Birthing 1

1 Endlessly Rocking 3

2 The Nature within Us 29

3 Tracking Stories 43

4 Ladder to the Pleiades 71

Part 2 Wilding 89

5 The Adventures of Peavine and Charlie 91

6 The Wild within Our Walls 107

7 Playing with the Stick 127

8 Free birds 147

Part 3 Humbling 161

9 Finding the Future Forest 163

10 My Children's First Garden 181

11 The Hills Are Alive 211

12 Fire on the Mountain 223

Coda The V.E.C.T.O.R.L.O.S.S. Project 255

Acknowledgments 275

Credits 281

About the Author 285

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