Wild Encounters

Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures
Author: David Yarrow
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847858323
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Page: 336
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From big cats to elephants and indigenous communities, Wild Encounters is a must-have for nature lovers, conservationists, and anyone who is inspired by all that remains wild. David Yarrow travels from pole to pole and continent to continent to visit frozen Arctic tundras, vast African deserts, primordial rain forests, and remote villages, inviting us to truly connect with subjects we mistakenly think we have seen before. Yarrow takes the familiar--lions, elephants, tigers, polar bears--and makes it new again by creating iconic images that deliberately connect with us at a highly emotional level. For more than two decades, this legendary wildlife photographer has been putting himself in harm's way to capture the most unbelievable close-up animal photography, amassing an incomparable photographic portfolio, spanning six continents. Driven by a passion for sharing and preserving Earth's last great wild cultures and species, Yarrow is as much a conservationist as a photographer and artist. His work has transcended wildlife photography and is now collected and shown as fine art in some of the most famed galleries around the world. Featuring 160 of his most breathtaking photographs, Wild Encounters offers a truly intimate view of some of the world's most compelling--and threatened--species and captures the splendor and very soul of what remains wild and free in our world through portraits that feel close enough to touch.

Wild Encounters

A Forest and Bird Guide to Discovering New Zealand's Unique Wildlife
Author: New Zealand Forest and Bird Staff
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143202547
Category: Animals
Page: 332
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We're lucky in New Zealand, spoiled, in fact, when it comes to the sheer breadth of opportunities to experience wildlife and wild places. Where else could you encounter animals, evolved through millions of years of isolation, as unique and wonderful as the kiwi or the tuatara? Or tramp through unspoiled forest, hearing the melodic sounds of native birdsong in the canopy of forest giants above and the music of a rushing mountain stream below? With Forest & Bird's Wild Encounters in hand, you too can experience our country at its wildest. Wild Encounters is your complete guide to more than twenty of the best nature experiences ew Zealand has to offer. Each entry contains maps, travel details and what to see and do, all accompanied by beautiful photography. You'll have all the information you need to discover the wildlife in places as diverse as Great Barrier Island, Tongariro and Kaikoura.

Wild Encounters

An Eye-witness Account
Author: Bhagat Singh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788186738030
Category: Animals
Page: 130
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Wild Encounters


Author: Nicolette Scourse
Publisher: Brown Dog
ISBN: 1785451340
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 324
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Chris Packham: ‘This engaging book was a delight - fresh, accessible and fascinating. I swam through these subaqua stories gazing into some of the world’s most beautiful waters with absolute joy and strolled on the shores of some fascinating and informative stories. Wonderfully evocative, full of gems of natural history and rich in the joys of exploration’. Nicolette travels off-the-beaten-track for uncontrived encounters with animals truly in the wild, and some special people, and her scientific and behavioural background unravels strange worlds. But beautiful is not always paradise – she gives a gripping account of a super typhoon on a small Micronesian island.

Wild Encounter


Author: Nikki Logan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1622669665
Category: Fiction
Page: 321
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Wild Encounter by Nikki Logan There's a whole new set of rules in the wild... Never take your eyes off a predator Veterinarian Clare Delaney is in Africa, relocating fourteen sedated African Wild Dogs to a protected habitat. When their convoy is set upon by poachers, Clare is taken hostage. Now she's in the middle of God knows where with five vicious criminals who have no desire to protect the life of an unwanted prisoner... And never run... The hostage jeopardizes everything. British undercover agent Simon DeVries is furious; this job should have been as smooth as silk. Instead, Clare has compromised not only the operation, but his position and authority amongst his "crew." Worse still, he finds himself not only wanting to protect her, but keep her as close to him as possible. Close enough to keep her from running away and getting herself killed. And close enough to touch and taste that smooth skin... Now Clare is in even more danger. Because it's one thing to identify with your captors. Falling for one is quite another...

California Wildlife Encounters


Author: Guy Nixon,Ben Nuckolls
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477114866
Category: Nature
Page: 153
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Hunting in California doesnt get much attention. With thick brush in hot temperatures, many hunters and writers pick easier states. However as other states have hunts requiring ten or more years worth of preference points to draw a tag, Californias over the counter two bucks a year, begins to look better. We have huge Boone and Crocket black bears. The wild hogs are open year round no limit. Its hunting you can do, but you need to use different methods and different tools. Here are some exciting hunts and useful information you just wont get anywhere else. We have gone all out to make some of Californias wildlife problems easier to understand in a fun and humorous book. The hunting here in California can be some of the most intense and challenging in the West. When you do get a trophy here it means more.

Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild

Encounters in the Arts and Contemporary Politics
Author: Maria Boletsi,Tyler Sage
Publisher: Brill / Rodopi
ISBN: 9789004352001
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 264
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In a contemporary political climate where barbarians, monsters, and savages have become ubiquitous figures of otherness, Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild gathers essays which explore both the oppressive, dispossessing functions and subversive potentials of these figures in and through art and literature.

Travel Wild Wisconsin

A Seasonal Guide to Wildlife Encounters in Natural Places
Author: Candice Gaukel Andrews
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299291634
Category: Nature
Page: 232
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Have you ever heard a wolf howl in Wisconsin's Northwoods, watched thousands of ancient sturgeon roil the waters of one of the largest inland lakes in the United States, or tagged a monarch butterfly before it begins one of the world's great migrations to its winter habitat in Mexico? Travel Wild Wisconsin is your seasonal guide to genuine wildlife encounters with an amazing array of birds, mammals, fish, and insects in Wisconsin's most beautiful natural settings: state wildlife areas, rivers, lakes, flowages, and preserves as well as national wildlife refuges and forests. Wisconsin native Candice Gaukel Andrews shares natural history and lore, accounts of her own experiences with Wisconsin wildlife, and insights from biologists, environmental educators, and citizen scientists, so that you can seek a wildlife encounter of your own. So come spy on the spring courtship dance of the greater prairie chicken, search for elusive and elegant white-tailed deer in summer, touch a tiny saw-whet owl on one special day in autumn, and thrill to the sound of thousands of tundra swans as they migrate through the Mississippi Flyway just before the first snow falls. Make this the year you Travel Wild Wisconsin.

Wildlife Tourism, Environmental Learning and Ethical Encounters

Ecological and Conservation Aspects
Author: Ismar Lima,Ronda Green
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331955574X
Category: Science
Page: 439
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This book outlines the status quo of worldwide wildlife tourism and its impacts on planning, management, knowledge, awareness, behaviour and attitudes related to wildlife encounters. It sets out to fill the considerable gaps in our knowledge on wildlife tourism, applied ecology, and environmental education, providing comprehensive information on and an interdisciplinary approach to effective management in wildlife tourism. Examining the intricacies, challenges, and lessons learned in a meaningful and rewarding tourism niche, this interdisciplinary book comprehensively examines the major potentials and controversies in the wildlife tourism industry. Pursuing an insightful, provocative and hands-on approach, it primarily addresses two questions: ‘Can we reconcile the needs of the wildlife tourism industry, biodiversity conservation, ecological learning and animal ethics issues?’ and ‘What is the Future of the Wildlife Tourism Industry?’. Though primarily intended as a research text, it also offers a valuable resource for a broad readership, which includes university and training students, researchers, scholars, tourism practitioners and professionals, planners and managers, as well as the staff of government agencies.

On the Trail of the Wild

Encounters in the Southern African Bush
Author: Raphael Ben-Shahar
Publisher: Konemann
ISBN: 9783829014465
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Wild Delicate Seconds

29 Wildlife Encounters
Author: Charles C. Finn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780870716553
Category: Nature
Page: 112
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In Wild Delicate Seconds, Charles Finn captures twenty-nine chance encounters with the everyday—and not so everyday—animals, birds, and insects of North America. There are no maulings or fantastic escapes in Finn's narratives—only stillness and attentiveness to beauty. With profundity, humor, and compassion, Finn pays homage to the creatures we share our world with —from black bears to bumble bees, mountain lions to muskrats—and, in doing so, touches on what it means to be human.

Wildlife encounters


Author: Bob Spring
Publisher: Superior Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780875640129
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 109
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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.

Encounters with Wild Children

Temptation and Disappointment in the Study of Human Nature
Author: Adriana S. Benzaquén
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773580859
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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Through detailed readings of a wide variety of accounts, debates, and representations, Encounters with Wild Children explores the many different meanings these children were given and the varied responses they elicited. Adriana Benzaquén explains why wild children continue to haunt and fascinate Western scientists and shows how the knowledge they have generated in different disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, psychiatry, pedagogy, linguistics, and sociology, has contributed to the shaping and reshaping of the modern understanding of "the child" and affected the social and institutional practices directed at all children in schools, welfare, mental health, and the law.

Facing the Wild

"Ecotourism, Conservation and Animal Encounters"
Author: Chilla Bulbeck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136548106
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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What do wild animals mean to humans? Will they survive both rampant habitat loss and extinction caused by human encroachment and, as ecotourists, our enthusiasm for them? With ecotourism now the fastest growing segment of tourism, and encounters with wild animals - be it swimming with dolphins, going on safari or bird watching - ever more popular, these are critical questions. Yet until now little has been known about why people crave encounters with wild animals and the meaning for the ecotourism industry, conservation efforts and society at large. Facing the Wild is the first serious empirical examination of why people seek out animals in their natural environment, what the desire for this experience tells us about the meanings of animals, nature, authenticity and wilderness in contemporary industrialized societies, and whether visitors change their environmental perspectives and behaviour, as the custodians of wildlife parks would like them to. The book explores the contradictions and ambivalence that so many people experience in the presence of 'wild nature' - in loving it we may diminish it and in the act of wanting to see it we may destroy it. Ultimately the book makes a case for 'respectful stewardship' of a 'hybrid nature' and provides insight for both practitioners and ecotourists alike.

Wild Echoes

Encounters with the Most Endangered Animals in North America
Author: Charles Bergman
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252071256
Category: Nature
Page: 325
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An environmentalist and photographer chronicles the nation's most endangered species, searching them out with his camera to document their life in the wild, presenting such rare creatures as the California condors, manatees, the Florida panther, and others. (Biology & Natural History)

Wild Religion

Tracking the Sacred in South Africa
Author: David Chidester
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520273079
Category: Religion
Page: 259
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"This book offers us a wild, exhilarating ride. In rethinking the sacred in South African history, Chidester throws searing light on the dangerous, creative force of religion untamed, religion that flourishes well beyond the confines of formal, domesticated faith. In so doing, he expands our understanding of the place of spirituality in processes of world-making -- not merely in Africa, but everywhere." - Jean Comaroff, author of Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of Neoliberalism