Into The Wild


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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author by Jon Krakauer
Genre eBook Travel
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ISBN Number 0307476863

Into The Wild


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As prophesized, a young house cat becomes an apprentice warrior in a clan of wild cats, where he faces many dangers and treachery both within and outside of his new clan.

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Author by Erin Hunter
Genre eBook Cats
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ISBN Number 1484457986

Iceland


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Photographs exploring the grandeur of Iceland's remarkable geography accompany tales of real-life heroes and supernatural beings

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Author by David Roberts
Genre eBook Travel
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ISBN Number 0375752676

Into Thin Air


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When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds... Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. From the Paperback edition.

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Author by Jon Krakauer
Genre eBook Travel
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ISBN Number 9780679462712

Reading In The Wild


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In Reading in the Wild, reading expert Donalyn Millercontinues the conversation that began in her bestselling book,The Book Whisperer. While The Book Whisperer revealedthe secrets of getting students to love reading, Reading in theWild, written with reading teacher Susan Kelley, describes howto truly instill lifelong "wild" reading habits in ourstudents. Based, in part, on survey responses from adult readers as wellas students, Reading in the Wild offers solid advice andstrategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess five keyreading habits that cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Alsoincluded are strategies, lesson plans, management tools, andcomprehensive lists of recommended books. Copublished withEditorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Weekand Teacher magazine, Reading in the Wild is packedwith ideas for helping students build capacity for a lifetime of"wild" reading. "When the thrill of choice reading starts to fade, it's time tograb Reading in the Wild. This treasure trove of resourcesand management techniques will enhance and improve existingclassroom systems and structures." —Cris Tovani, secondary teacher, Cherry Creek SchoolDistrict, Colorado, consultant, and author of Do I Really Haveto Teach Reading? "With Reading in the Wild, Donalyn Miller gives educatorsanother important book. She reminds us that creating lifelongreaders goes far beyond the first step of putting good books intokids' hands." —Franki Sibberson, third-grade teacher, Dublin CitySchools, Dublin, Ohio, and author of Beyond LeveledBooks "Reading in the Wild, along with the now legendary TheBook Whisperer, constitutes the complete guide to creating astimulating literature program that also gets students excitedabout pleasure reading, the kind of reading that best preparesstudents for understanding demanding academic texts. In otherwords, Donalyn Miller has solved one of the central problems inlanguage education." —Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus, University ofSouthern California

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Author by Donalyn Miller
Genre eBook Education
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ISBN Number 9781118235010

A Traveler At The Gates Of Wisdom


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From the bestselling author of A Ladder to the Sky—“a darkly funny novel that races like a beating heart” (People)—comes a new novel that plays out across all of human history: a story as precise as it is unlimited. This story starts with a family. For now, it is a father and a mother with two sons, one with his father’s violence in his blood, one with his mother’s artistry. One leaves. One stays. They will be joined by others whose deeds will determine their fate. It is a beginning. Their stories will intertwine and evolve over the course of two thousand years. They will meet again and again at different times and in different places. From Palestine at the dawn of the first millennium and journeying across fifty countries to a life among the stars in the third, the world will change around them, but their destinies remain the same. It must play out as foretold. From the award-winning author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies comes A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom, an epic tale of humanity. The story of all of us, stretching across two millennia. Imaginative, unique, heartbreaking, this is John Boyne at his most creative and compelling.

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Author by John Boyne
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9780593230169

Cameras Into The Wild


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The cinematographers and directors who shot film in wilderness areas at the turn of the 19th century are some of the unsung heroes of documentary film-making. Apart from severe weather conditions, these men and women struggled with heavy and cumbersome equipment in some of the most unforgiving locales on the planet. This groundbreaking study examines nature, wildlife and wilderness filming from all angles. Topics covered include the beginnings of film itself, the first attempts at nature and expedition filming, technical developments of the period involving cameras and lenses, and the role film has played in wilderness preservation. The individual contributions of major figures are discussed throughout, and a filmography lists hundreds of nature films from the period.

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Author by Palle B. Petterson
Genre eBook Performing Arts
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ISBN Number 9780786485956

The Wild Truth


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A New York Times Bestseller "The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and propriety."–NPR.org The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book,Into the Wild, became an international bestseller, translated into thirty-one languages, and Sean Penn's inspirational film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the real story of Chris’s life and his journey has not yet been told - until now. The missing pieces are finally revealed in The Wild Truth, written by Carine McCandless, Chris's beloved and trusted sister. Featured in both the book and film, Carine has wrestled for more than twenty years with the legacy of her brother's journey to self-discovery, and now tells her own story while filling in the blanks of his. Carine was Chris's best friend, the person with whom he had the closest bond, and who witnessed firsthand the dysfunctional and violent family dynamic that made Chris willing to embrace the harsh wilderness of Alaska. Growing up in the same troubled household, Carine speaks candidly about the deeper reality of life in the McCandless family. In the many years since the tragedy of Chris's death, Carine has searched for some kind of redemption. In this touching and deeply personal memoir, she reveals how she has learned that real redemption can only come from speaking the truth.

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Author by Carine McCandless
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9780062325167

Cracking The Sat Premium Edition With 8 Practice Tests 2015


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THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR YOUR HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE! Get all the prep you need to ace the SAT with The Princeton Review, including 8 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and exclusive access to our online Premium Portal with tons of extra practice and resources. Techniques That Actually Work. • Powerful strategies to avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and prioritizing tough questions • Detailed examples for applying each technique to your advantage Everything You Need To Know for a High Score. • Expert subject reviews for each test topic • Practical information about what to expect on the SAT • "Hit Parade" of commonly-appearing SAT vocabulary words Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 4 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • 4 additional full-length SAT practice exams online • Drills for each test section—Math, Critical Reading, and Writing • Instant scoring available online for book and online tests, plus optional LiveGrader(TM) essay scoring Plus, with Cracking the SAT, Premium Edition you'll get online access to our exclusive Premium Portal for an extra competitive edge: • Bonus online math and verbal drills to hone your techniques • Video tutorials with strategy breakdowns for each section of the SAT • Multi-week study plan guides • College and university profiles, college admission guides, and financial aid tips • Special "SAT Insider" section packed with helpful info on planning college visits, picking a perfect school, and writing essays that stand out From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author by Princeton Review
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ISBN Number 9781101881798

Back To The Wild


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The photographs and writings of Christopher McCandless

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Author by Christopher Johnson McCandless
Genre eBook Adventure and adventurers
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ISBN Number 0983395500