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Back To The Wild


Author : Christopher Johnson McCandless
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2011


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The photographs and writings of Christopher McCandless

Back To The Wild


Author : Alain Saury
language : en
Publisher: Process
Release Date : 2015-06-09


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Remarkable practical and poetic instructions on how humans can live in concert with its home planet.

Into The Wild


Author : Jon Krakauer
language : en
Publisher: Anchor
Release Date : 2009-09-22


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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.

Back To The Wild


Author : Keith West
language : en
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Release Date : 2003


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Buck would sooner not have shot the elephants but he was hired to do a job. But of course, he was not being paid to kill the baby elephant and it would die if he left it. This tale charts the journey of the baby elephant from her dying mother's side to her eventual return to her homeland. Spirals is an established series for reluctant readers and has a track record of over 25 years. This title is one of the twelve New Spirals released in 2003.

Back To The Wild


Author : Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
language : en
Publisher: Gulliver Books
Release Date : 1997


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Describes efforts to save endangered animals from extinction by breeding them in captivity, teaching them survival skills, and then releasing them into the wild.

The Wild Truth


Author : Carine McCandless
language : en
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date : 2014-11-11


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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.

Back To The Wild Life


Author : Nancy Lifset
language : en
Publisher: Ironcutter Media
Release Date : 2010-11-18


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A sauvignon blanc-in-hand memoir by Nancy Lifset, Back to the Wild Life chronicles this former Hill staffer's escape from the swamps of professional purgatory in DC to the uncomplicated havens of South Africa. There she finds refuge amongst the wildlife and wineries despite her battles with "the dreadful creatures commonly known as baboons." In this tale of survival of the fittest, Lifset rekindles her passion for life... the wild life.