This enduring story of life, adventure, and love in Alaska was written by a woman who embraced the remote Alaskan wilderness and became one of its strongest advocates. In this moving testimonial to the preservation of the Arctic wilderness, Mardy Murie writes from her heart about growing up in Fairbanks, becoming the first woman graduate of the University of Alaska, and marrying noted biologist Olaus J. Murie. So begins her lifelong journey in Alaska and on to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where along with her husband and others, they founded The Wilderness Society. Mardy's work as one of the earliest female voices for the wilderness movement earned her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Outdoors enthusiasts, armchair adventurers, naturalists, conservationists and fans of real-life survival literature will all find this book a compelling read. This is more than a gripping first-person survival tale. Two Strolls In The Wilderness is also the inspiring story of the changing relationship and strengthening bond between an aging father and his adult son. It is an adventure that pushes the envelope of their endurance.
Gaza has become synonymous with conflict and dispute. Though only slightly larger than Omaha, Nebraska at 140 square miles, the small territory of Gaza has been a hot spot for bitter disputes between sparring powers for millennia, from the Ancient Egyptians up until the British Empire and even today. Wedged between the Negev and Sinai deserts on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, Gaza was contested by the Pharaohs, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Fatimids, Mamluks, Crusaders, and Ottomans. Then in 1948, 200,000 people sought refuge in Gaza-a marginal area neither Israel nor Egypt wanted. It is here that Palestinian nationalism grew and sprouted into a dream of statehood, a journey much filled with strife. Though small in size, Gaza's history is nothing short of monumental. Jean-Pierre Filiu's Gaza is the first complete history of the territory in any language. Beginning with the Hyksos in 18th century BC, Filiu takes readers through modern times and the ongoing disputes of the region, ending with what may be in store for the future.
The Northwestern story emerged full-blown from the pen of Jack London, and his ?The League of the Old Men? is a fitting introduction to these rigorous action tales, in which the inhospitable climate strips away civilized veneer and individuals must live or die by their cunning, instinct, and sometimes ruthlessness. The bond between man and dog and the character flaws revealed under the stresses of extreme isolation are just two of the classic themes explored in these works. The collection comes to a fitting climax of a century?s worth of development with a new story by Tim Champlin, commissioned for this volume. Most of these stories were originally published in magazines and were heavily edited to meet space and style concerns. Stories of the Far North restores each work to its original form, uncut and as each author intended.
There are many people living on Earth who have come from a distant planet called Orbsey and others who have come home. The price for the return trip was all memory of their time on Orbsey, but even their technology can't fully eradicate all memories. So many experience small glimpses of what could be a dream of their past lives on an alien world, but they are afraid to speak of them, for fear of being ridiculed. But the hidden burden of their experience cannot be denied. Stolen from Earth and forced to serve on Orbsey for at least five years, these lost children of humanity struggle to rebuild their lives upon their return to Mother Earth. Taken for research purposes, they were the subjects of Orbsien studies on the very human predilection for violence. But despite the methodology, the motives were noble: the scientists of Orbsey want to find the cure for violence. But two thousand years of observation and research have failed. Now, two Orbsien students have been given a grant to travel back in time to do a full-time study on Earth. These young aliens take human wives and settle into Earth culture. When they devise a plan to return to Orbsey with their wives, their plans become complicated by temporal issues: can these women from Earth's past adjust to life in its present let alone the future on Orbsey? T hese students risk it all in the name of love proving that some things are universal after all.