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Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube

Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube
Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North

by Blair Braverman

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-07-05
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0062311581
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A rich and revelatory memoir of a young woman reclaiming her courage in the stark landscapes of the north. By the time Blair Braverman was eighteen, she had left her home in California, moved to arctic Norway to learn to drive sled dogs, and found work as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska. Determined to carve out a life as a “tough girl”—a young woman who confronts danger without apology—she slowly developed the strength and resilience the landscape demanded of her. By turns funny and sobering, bold and tender, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube brilliantly recounts Braverman’s adventures in Norway and Alaska. Settling into her new surroundings, Braverman was often terrified that she would lose control of her dog team and crash her sled, or be attacked by a polar bear, or get lost on the tundra. Above all, she worried that, unlike the other, gutsier people alongside her, she wasn’t cut out for life on the frontier. But no matter how out of place she felt, one thing was clear: she was hooked on the North. On the brink of adulthood, Braverman was determined to prove that her fears did not define her—and so she resolved to embrace the wilderness and make it her own. Assured, honest, and lyrical, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube paints a powerful portrait of self-reliance in the face of extraordinary circumstance. Braverman endures physical exhaustion, survives being buried alive in an ice cave, and drives her dogs through a whiteout blizzard to escape crooked police. Through it all, she grapples with love and violence—navigating a grievous relationship with a fellow musher, and adapting to the expectations of her Norwegian neighbors—as she negotiates the complex demands of being a young woman in a man’s land. Weaving fast-paced adventure writing and ethnographic journalism with elegantly wrought reflections on identity, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube captures the triumphs and the perils of Braverman’s journey to self-discovery and independence in a landscape that is as beautiful as it is unforgiving.

The American Adrenaline Narrative

The American Adrenaline Narrative
A Book

by Kristin J. Jacobson

  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 2020-06-01
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 0820356980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American Adrenaline Narrative considers the nature of perilous outdoor adventure tales, their gendered biases, and how they simultaneously promote and hinder ecological sustainability. To explore these themes, Kristin J. Jacobson defines and compares adrenaline narratives by a range of American authors published after the first Earth Day in 1970, a time frame selected as a watershed moment for the contemporary American environmental movement. The forty-plus years since that day also mark the rise in the popularity and marketing of many things as “extreme,” including sports, jobs, travel, beverages, gum, makeovers, laundry detergent, and even the environmental movement itself. Jacobson maps the American eco-imagination via adrenaline narratives, grounding them in the traditional literary practice of close reading analysis and in ecofeminism. She surveys a range of popular and lesser-known primary texts by American authors, including best-selling books, such as Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air and Aron Ralston’s Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and lesser-known texts, such as Patricia C. McCairen’s Canyon Solitude, Eddy L. Harris’s Mississippi Solo, and Stacy Allison’s Beyond the Limits. She also discusses such narratives as they appear in print and online articles and magazines, feature-length and short films, television shows, amateur videos, social networking site posts, fiction, advertising, and blogs. Jacobson contends that these stories constitute a distinctive genre because—unlike traditional nature, travel, and sports writing— adrenaline narratives sustain heightened risk or the element of the “extreme” within a natural setting. Additionally, these narratives provide important insight into the American environmental imagination’s connection to masculinity and adventure—knowledge that helps us grasp the current climate crisis and how narrative understanding provides a needed intervention.

Dogs on the Trail

Dogs on the Trail
A Year in the Life

by Blair Braverman,Quince Mountain

  • Publisher : Ecco
  • Release : 2021-10-19
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780063066267
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A delightful photographic journey into a year in the life of a team of sled dogs, based on Braverman's wildly popular Twitter feed When Blair Braverman started posting pictures of her dog team on Twitter, she had no idea the response she would get. Being a musher, after all, isn't just about racing--raising dogs from puppyhood to retirement (and beyond) is a full-time job. She and her husband, musher Quince Mountain, wanted to share stories about life with their dog team. And not just the big stuff, like expeditions and wild animal encounters, but also the everyday things: the challenge of storing a thousand pounds of raw meat, scouting new trails with the dogs, the decisions that go into putting a team together, how she trains puppies to be brave. These were goofy stories, scary stories, heartfelt stories, stories that clearly connected with people and kept going viral. Inspired by those connections, Dogs on the Trail is a chronicle of a year in the life of their dog team. Beginning in the fall as the weather starts to cool, training on both dry land and in the snow, then camping and racing. Spring brings mud--lousy for sledding, but the dogs love it. And summer is the season of puppies. The book ends on a beginning, in anticipation of the adventurous lives that the new pups have in store. An irresistible adventure, Dogs on the Trail will delight and entertain while taking you inside a musher's world, and showing you why the wilderness isn't simply a place to visit but also a home to return to.

Icebound

Icebound
Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

by Andrea Pitzer

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-01-12
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1982113367
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the bestselling tradition of Hampton Sides’s In the Kingdom of Ice, a riveting and cinematic tale of Dutch polar explorer William Barents and his three harrowing Arctic expeditions—the last of which resulted in a relentlessly challenging year-long fight for survival. The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploration, lost their ship off the frozen coast of Nova Zembla to unforgiving ice. The men would spend the next year fighting off ravenous polar bears, gnawing hunger, and endless winter. In Icebound, Andrea Pitzer masterfully combines a gripping tale of survival with a sweeping history of the great Age of Exploration—a time of hope, adventure, and seemingly unlimited geographic frontiers. At the story’s center is William Barents, one of the 16th century’s greatest navigators whose larger-than-life ambitions and obsessive quest to chart a path through the deepest, most remote regions of the Arctic ended in both tragedy and glory. Journalist Pitzer did extensive research, learning how to use four-hundred-year-old navigation equipment, setting out on three Arctic expeditions to retrace Barents’s steps, and visiting replicas of Barents’s ship and cabin. “A visceral, thrilling account full of tantalizing surprises” (Andrea Barrett, author of The Voyage of the Narwhal ), Pitzer’s reenactment of Barents’s ill-fated journey shows us how the human body can function at twenty degrees below, the history of mutiny, the art of celestial navigation, and the intricacies of building shelters. But above all, it gives us a first-hand glimpse into the true nature of human courage.

Memory as Life, Life as Memory

Memory as Life, Life as Memory
The Mystery of Memory

by William E. Marsh

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2016-09-07
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1524626406
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is about memory, the power of memory, the weight of memory, the presence of memory. Its about how memory works, and its about how memory moves and shapes us, profoundly and deeply, every moment of every day. Most of all, however, its about how memory points us to some questions that, try as we might, we cannot elude altogether, questions that force us to confront the very nature of existence. Suppose that no one, no one at all, remembered us? Suppose that no one, no one at all, remembered the universe? How can we make sense of a world that one day will be utterly gone and forgotten? Memory makes us speak of things we may not want to accept or understand, thrusts us into things lying beyond what we can picture, imagine, or know. Twisting itself around our heart and burrowing into our soul, memory stretches us. It stretches us to ponder purpose, it stretches us to consider meaning. Memory forces us to think about how unbearably complex we, and this bewildering world, can be if nothing precedes or follows them. Memory opens our heart to God.

The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 10

The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 10
True Stories from Around the World

by Lavinia Spalding

  • Publisher : Travelers' Tales
  • Release : 2014-09-22
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1609520912
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World, thirty celebrated and emerging writers invite you to ride shotgun as they travel the globe to discover new places, people, and facets of themselves. The essays are as diverse as the destinations, the common thread being fresh, compelling storytelling that will make you laugh, weep, wish you were there, or thank your lucky stars you weren’t. The Best Women’s Travel Writing speaks to the reasons why we travel—and how travel changes our lives. In The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World, you’ll: Study the ancient art of belly dancing in Egypt Go day-drinking with a sea captain in Croatia Scuba dive through an underground cave in Mexico Run from massive exploding balloons in Burma Embed with the military in Afghanistan Experience a different kind of time in Argentina Go dogsledding in Finland Confront heartache, pain, and a deadly creature in Indonesia Negotiate with smugglers in Mongolia Marry a stranger at Burning Man ... and much, much more.

Braver Than You Think

Braver Than You Think
Around the World on the Trip of My (Mother's) Lifetime

by Maggie Downs

  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release : 2020-05-12
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1640092935
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Newly married and established in her career as an award–winning newspaper journalist, Maggie Downs quits her job, sells her belongings, and embarks on the solo trip of a lifetime: Her mother’s. As a child, Maggie Downs often doubted that she would ever possess the courage to visit the destinations her mother dreamed of one day seeing. “You are braver than you think,” her mother always insisted. That statement would guide her as, over the course of one year, Downs backpacked through seventeen countries―visiting all the places her mother, struck with early–onset Alzheimer’s disease, could not visit herself―encountering some of the world’s most striking locales while confronting the slow loss of her mother. Interweaving travelogue with family memories, Braver Than You Think takes the reader hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, white–water rafting on the Nile, volunteering at a monkey sanctuary in Bolivia, praying at an ashram in India, and fleeing the Arab Spring in Egypt. By embarking on an international journey, Downs learned to make every moment count―traveling around the globe and home again, losing a parent while discovering the world. Perfect for fans of adventure memoirs like Wild and Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, Braver Than You Think explores grief and loss with tenderness, clarity, and humor, and offers a truly incredible roadmap to coping with the unimaginable.

Accident

Accident
A Book

by Elizabeth Janeway

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hip-hop Connection

Hip-hop Connection
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Springs of Living Water

Springs of Living Water
A Book

by Karen Lawrence

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9780345348272
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Give Him a Stone

Give Him a Stone
A Novel

by Gordon Weaver

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No Second Wind

No Second Wind
A Book

by Alfred Bertram Guthrie

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Murder erupts in Midbury, Montana, when a severe cold snap bringing temperatures forty degrees below zero, a series of ritual cattle killings, and ongoing strip-mine hearings set the town on edge

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs
A Book

by Keath Fraser

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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13 Ways of Listening to a Stranger

13 Ways of Listening to a Stranger
The Best Stories of Keath Fraser

by Keath Fraser

  • Publisher : Thomas Allen Publishers
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A stunning collection of short fiction from one of the most original voices in Canadian fiction.

Maximum Rocknroll

Maximum Rocknroll
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rock She Wrote

Rock She Wrote
A Book

by Evelyn McDonnell,Ann Powers

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A unique anthology of writings about rock music, by such figures as bell hooks, Patti Smith, and Kim Gordon, ranges from the sixties to the present and includes the reflections of groupies, performers, and feminist critics. Original.

Giants

Giants
A Book

by Jack Ansell

  • Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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