One Man's Wilderness

An Alaskan Odyssey
Author: Sam Keith
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 0882408402
Category: Travel
Page: 224
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One Man's Wilderness, written by Sam Keith from the journals of Proenneke, is a re-released classic that first captivated readers twenty-six years ago. First published in 1973, the book chronicles Proenneke's experiences during the first sixteen months (May, 1968 to September, 1969) of his odyssey.

One Man's Wilderness

An Alaskan Odyssey
Author: Richard Proenneke,Sam Keith
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
ISBN: 9780882409429
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 224
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This best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke's journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond. To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans has passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees by hand, and build a log cabin. . . to be self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available...to be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts, dreams and company. Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This book is a moving account of the day-to-day explorations and activities Dick carried out alone....alone in the wilderness...and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company.

One Man's Wilderness

An Alaskan Odyssey
Author: Richard Louis Proenneke,Sam Keith
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
ISBN: 9781513261805
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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To live in a pristine land unchanged by man; to roam the wilderness through which few other humans have passed; to choose an idyllic site, cut trees, and build a log cabin; to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available; to be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts and company: thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This book is a simple account of the day-by-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company. From Proenneke's journals, and with first-hand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.--From publisher description.

Hangover Wisdom, 100 Thoughts on One Man's Wilderness

An Alaskan Odyssey , from the Morning After
Author: Anna Cropper
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 9785458861076
Category:
Page: 46
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

One Man's Wilderness, 50th Anniversary Edition

An Alaskan Odyssey
Author: Richard Louis Proenneke,Sam Keith
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 1513261819
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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1999 Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award Celebrating the 50th anniversary of when Dick Proenneke first broke ground and made his mark in the Alaskan wilds in 1968, this special edition of the best-selling memoir features an all-new foreword by Nick Offerman plus color photographs not seen in print for over 20 years. To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees, and build a log cabin . . . to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available . . . to be not at odds with the world, but content with one’s own thoughts and company . . . Thousands have had such dreams, but Dick Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. One Man’s Wilderness is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature’s events that kept him company. From Dick’s journals, and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.

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The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke
Author: John Branson
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1626366535
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 500
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Throughout history, many people have escaped to nature either permanently or temporarily to rest and recharge. Richard L. Proenneke, a modern-day Henry David Thoreau, is no exception. Proenneke built a cabin in Twin Lakes, Alaska in 1968 and began thirty years of personal growth, which he spent growing more connected to the wilderness in which he lived. This guide through Proenneke’s memories follows the journey that began with One Man’s Wilderness, which contains some of Proenneke’s journals. It continues the story and reflections of this mountain man and his time in Alaska. The editor, John Branson, was a longtime friend of Proenneke’s and a park historian. He takes care that Proenneke’s journals from 1974-1980 are kept exactly as the author wrote them. Branson’s footnotes give a background and a new understanding to the reader without detracting from Proenneke’s style. Anyone with an interest in conservation and genuine wilderness narratives will surely enjoy and treasure this book.

In die Wildnis

Allein nach Alaska
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492957773
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen.– Verfilmt von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.

Wilderness and the American Mind

Fifth Edition
Author: Roderick Frazier Nash
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300190387
Category: Nature
Page: 440
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A study of America's changing attitude toward wilderness, discussing efforts to protect the Alaskan wilderness, trends in wilderness management, and the international perspective.

A Republic of Rivers

Three Centuries of Nature Writing from Alaska and the Yukon
Author: John A. Murray
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195076052
Category: Nature
Page: 368
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The vast land of Alaska is our last great wilderness--and it has been an inspiration to the likes of John Muir, Jack London, Annie Dillard, Barry Lopez, and Edward Abbey. This unusual anthology brings together their writings and more: here are the voices of missionaries, explorers, mountain-climbers, Native Americans, miners, scientists, backpackers, and fishermen, each trying to capture something of the beauty of this still pristine land.

The Log Cabin

An American Icon
Author: Alison K. Hoagland
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813940877
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
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For roughly a century, the log cabin occupied a central and indispensable role in the rapidly growing United States. Although it largely disappeared as a living space, it lived on as a symbol of the settling of the nation. In her thought-provoking and generously illustrated new book, Alison Hoagland looks at this once-common dwelling as a practical shelter solution--easy to construct, built on the frontier’s abundance of trees, and not necessarily meant to be permanent--and its evolving place in the public memory. Hoagland shows how the log cabin was a uniquely adaptable symbol, responsive to the needs of the cultural moment. It served as the noble birthplace of presidents, but it was also seen as the basest form of housing, accommodating the lowly poor. It functioned as a paragon of domesticity, but it was also a basic element in the life of striving and wandering. Held up as a triumph of westward expansion, it was also perceived as a building type to be discarded in favor of more civilized forms. In the twentieth century, the log cabin became ingrained in popular culture, serving as second homes and motels, as well as restaurants and shops striking a rustic note. The romantic view of the past, combined with the log cabin’s simplicity, solidity, and compatibility with nature, has made it an enduring architectural and cultural icon. Preparation of this volume has been supported by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund

Alaska


Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783404118106
Category: Alaska
Page: 1299
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the journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1974-1980
Author: Richard Proenneke,John B. Branson,Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (Agency : U.S.)
Publisher: National Park Service
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 472
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First Wilderness

My Quest in the Territory of Alaska
Author: Sam Keith
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 1941821197
Category: Travel
Page: 272
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Fans of the Alaskan classic ONE MAN’S WILDERNESS will enjoy reading this memoir of how its author, Sam Keith, and its subject, Dick Proenneke, first met. After serving as a US Marine during World War II and attending college on the GI Bill, Sam Keith decided to seek adventure and acceptance in Alaska. He arrived on Kodiak Island in July, 1952, where he secured a job as a laborer on the Adak Navy base. He befriended a group of like-minded men there, including Dick Proenneke, who shared a love of the outdoors, hard work, and self-reliance. Keith explored the wilds of South Central Alaska while working on the Navy base, and later as a Stream Guard and Enforcement Patrolman. In his hunting and fishing trips with Dick and his friends, Keith found almost everything he sought. But at the end of three years, Keith decided to go Outside to pursue other dreams. Dick Proenneke tells him, “Sam, you know right well you don’t want to leave this country. Don’t give up on it. Me and you got to figure something out.” In 1973, Keith went on to write ONE MAN'S WILDERNESS: AN ALASKAN ODYSSEY, based on his dear friend’s journals and photography. It was reissued in 1999 and won a National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA). In 2003, portions of text from the book and some of Proenneke's 16mm movies were used in Alone in the Wilderness, which began appearing on US public television stations. The documentary follows Proenneke as he builds a log cabin with only hand tools, and includes reflections on wildlife, weather, and the natural scenery he sees around him. Sam Keith passed away in 2003. But in 2013, his son-in-law, children’s book author/illustrator Brian Lies, discovered in an archive box in their garage a book manuscript, originally written in 1974 after the publication of ONE MAN’S WILDERNESS. FIRST WILDERNESS is the story of Keith’s own experiences, at times harrowing, funny, and fascinating. Along with the original manuscript are photos and excerpts from his journals, letters, and notebooks, woven in to create a compelling and poignant memoir of search and discovery.

Gap Creek

Roman
Author: Robert Morgan,Isabella Nadolny
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423209427
Category: Appalachian Region, Southern
Page: 333
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Author: Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.),Book Trade Association of Philadelphia,Am. Book Trade Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Tisha

die Geschichte einer jungen Lehrerin in der Wildnis von Alaska
Author: Anne Hobbs Purdy,Robert Specht
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783473580323
Category:
Page: 478
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