• Nature

Daylight in the swamp

Author: Robert W. Wells
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Category: Nature
Page: 240
View: 1976

    • Biography & Autobiography

Daylight in the Swamp

Memoirs of Selwyn Dewdney
Author: A.K. Dewdney
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459714881
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
View: 5566
Daylight in the Swamp is the bush memoirs of Selwyn Dewdney, a noted Canadian artist and recorder of native rock art. His two great loves, art and the Canadian north, come together in this book. His respect for native culture and art is reflected in his own work, his insight into native rock art, and his passion for canoeing and the northern experience.The third theme of the book is history spanning the period from 1910 through to the 1970s during which the old north largely vanished. Dewdney was there to record the images of forgotten dreams painted on rocks and cliffs throughout the Canadian Shield. Thanks to these memoirs we are all there to witness these things with Dewdney.

    • Benzie County (Mich.)

Daylight in the Swamp

Logging in Northern Michigan
Author: William R. Overlease,Edith Overlease
Publisher: N.A
Category: Benzie County (Mich.)
Page: 147
View: 7102

    • Social Science

Atchafalaya Houseboat

My Years in the Louisiana Swamp
Author: Gwen Roland
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807161748
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
View: 2785
In the early 1970s, two idealistic young people -- Gwen Carpenter Roland and Calvin Voisin -- decided to leave civilization and re-create the vanished simple life of their great-grandparents in the heart of Louisiana's million-acre Atchafalaya River Basin Swamp. Armed with a box of crayons and a book called How to Build Your Home in the Woods, they drew up plans to recycle a slave-built structure into a houseboat. Without power tools or building experience they constructed a floating dwelling complete with a brick fireplace. Towed deep into the sleepy waters of Bloody Bayou, it was their home for eight years. This is the tale of the not-so-simple life they made together -- days spent fishing, trading, making wine, growing food, and growing up -- told by Gwen with grace, economy, and eloquence. Not long after they took up swamp living, Gwen and Calvin met a young photographer named C. C. Lockwood, who shared their "back to the earth" values. His photographs of the couple going about their daily routine were published in National Geographic magazine, bringing them unexpected fame. More than a quarter of a century later, after Gwen and Calvin had long since parted, one of Lockwood's photos of them appeared in a National Geographic collector's edition entitled 100 Best Pictures Unpublished -- and kindled the interest of a new generation. With quiet wisdom, Gwen recounts her eight-year voyage of discovery -- about swamp life, wildlife, and herself. A keen observer of both the natural world and the ways of human beings, she transports readers to an unfamiliar and exotic place.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Behold the Bones

Author: Natalie C. Parker
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062241575
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 368
View: 7577
A haunting, chilling, and atmospheric southern swamp tale—perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver. In this companion to Beware the Wild, the book New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White called “American myth at its very best,” Natalie C. Parker takes readers on a journey back to an eerie Louisiana swamp town. Candace “Candy” Pickens has been obsessed with the swamp lore of her tiny Louisiana town for . . . forever. Name any ghostly swamp figure and Candy will recite the entire tale in a way that will curl your toes and send chills up your spine. That doesn’t mean Candy’s a believer, however. But with swamp haunts appearing in town every day, a suspicious new family in town, and her own mind starting to betray her, Candy must come to terms with the one piece of swamp lore she’s never heard before. It’s a tale that’s more truth than myth, and may hold all the answers . . . and its roots are in Candy’s own family tree.

    • Fiction

River of Iron

Author: David Lee
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499042744
Category: Fiction
Page: 338
View: 8418
HEMATITE AND TALES of streets paved with gold drew boatloads of Europeans to the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the late 1800s—including my ancestors. The rugged terrain and savage winters of their new home on the “mountain of iron” threatened their survival, yet they had no chance of returning to The Old County—and they knew it. Some left, but the hardy ones stayed, threw up mining camps and drove mineshafts deep into the granite. They raised families—built churches, railroads, and schools—they created a river of iron that cascaded out of the wilderness. Then the Great Depression struck in 1929 and the river of iron dwindled to a trickle. Without means of support the iron miners and their families persevered against a destroyed economy and fierce winters. This is a tale of how my family survived those tough times. It tells of simple things like collecting water, chopping firewood, and slaughtering hogs, but it is also a template for raising and educating a family on challenging terrain in the midst of poverty.

    • Poetry

Chainsaws in the Cathedral

Collected Woods Poems, 1964-1998
Author: Peter Trower
Publisher: Ekstasis Editions
ISBN: 9781896860466
Category: Poetry
Page: 156
View: 3022
Chainsaws in the Cathedral gathers together the finest of Peter Trower's poems about the friendships and dangers of the West Coast logging life. The poems reveal Trower's marvellous tonal range, his ear attuned to the rhythms of the flesh and the wilderness.

    • Fiction

The Cat Who Had 14 Tales

Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101158328
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 4921
The New York Times bestselling author of the Cat Who mysteries presents a fantastic collection of feline fiction which includes fourteen short stories about kitties who just can’t keep their whiskers out of trouble... Filled with furballs like a courageous Siamese who bags a cunning cat burglar, a country kitty who proves a stumbling block in a violent murder, and an intuitive feline whose premonition helps solve the case of the missing antiques dealer, this collection will delight cat lovers and mystery aficionados alike! This Collection Includes: Phut Phat Concentrates • Weekend of the Big Puddle • The Fluppie Phenomenon • The Hero of Drummond Street • The Mad Museum Mouser • The Dark One • East Side Story • Tipsy and the Board of Health • A Cat Named Conscience • SuSu and the 8:30 Ghost • Stanley and Spook • A Cat Too Small for His Whiskers • The Sin of Madame Phloi • Tragedy on New Year’s Eve

    • Fiction

Tamarack River Ghost

A Novel
Author: Jerold W. Apps
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299288838
Category: Fiction
Page: 276
View: 8130
When journalist Josh Wittmore moves from the Illinois bureau of Farm Country News to the newspaper’s national office in Wisconsin, he encounters the biggest story of his young career—just as the paper’s finances may lead to its closure. Josh’s big story is that a corporation that plans to establish an enormous hog farm has bought a lot of land along the Tamarack River in bucolic Ames County. Some of the local residents and officials are excited about the jobs and tax revenues that the big farm will bring, while others worry about truck traffic, porcine aromas, and manure runoff polluting the river. And how would the arrival of a large agribusiness affect life and traditions in this tightly knit rural community of family farmers? Josh strives to provide impartial agricultural reporting, even as his newspaper is replaced by a new Internet-only version owned by a former New York investment banker. And it seems that there may be another force in play: the vengeful ghost of a drowned logger who locals say haunts the valley of the Tamarack River.

    • American fiction


Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher: N.A
Category: American fiction
Page: 352
View: 8929

    • Fiction

In Good Company

A Tall Tale About Alaska's Colorful Past
Author: Bruce Bartling
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450003982
Category: Fiction
Page: 56
View: 5776
The story in this book is about catching wild salmon on a commercial troller. I somehow managed to get a job fishing when I just turned sixteen. To a sixteen year old boy, this was the adventure of a lifetime. No parents, no fussy school teachers, and a whole new world to explore. Most people weren’t consumed by television in the nineteen fifties, as most people didn’t have television sets. I fell in love with nature during this time. This story tells of things that actually happened and those made up merely to entertain the reader. Which is which? I’ll let you decide.

    • History

The WPA Guide to Kentucky

Author: Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kentucky
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813108650
Category: History
Page: 489
View: 464
"One of the first great reference tools on the Commonwealth, this WPA Guide is an important, vital part of our heritage. While it includes brief essays describing Kentucky's history, folklore, education, industry, geology, ethnic mix and other topics, the most remarkable feature is the driving tours that are as accurate today as they were more than half a century ago. Careful annotations give directions, point out historical and tourist sites, describe the country side, and even provide mileage for the drives."

    • Foreign Language Study

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Author: Terry Victor,Tom Dalzell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134615337
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 760
View: 1184
Reviews of the two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, 2005: The king is dead. Long live the king! The old Partridge is not really dead; it remains the best record of British slang antedating 1945 Now, however, the preferred source for information about English slang of the past 60 years is the New Partridge. James Rettig, Booklist, American Library Association Most slang dictionaries are no better than momgrams or a rub of the brush, put together by shmegegges looking to make some moola. The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, on the other hand, is the wee babes. Ian Sansom, The Guardian The Concise New Partridge presents, for the first time, all the slang terms from the New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. With over 60,000 entries from around the English-speaking world, the Concise gives you the language of beats, hipsters, Teddy Boys, mods and rockers, hippies, pimps, druggies, whores, punks, skinheads, ravers, surfers, Valley girls, dudes, pill-popping truck drivers, hackers, rappers and more. The Concise New Partridge is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning its rude, its delightful, and its a prize for anyone with a love of language.

    • Fiction

Coeur D'alene

Author: Linnea Larsson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469107635
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
View: 8779
Coeur dAlene is a city on the north end of Coeur dAlene Lake, a hundred miles from the Canadian border. In 1930, prohibition was in force, and the mines to the east and logging camps to the south were filled with men who were paid on Saturday night and where a fellow was served at a bar if he was tall enough to order across it. Grag Bergman, a widower and father of two, was a banker in Coeur dAlene. Gary Madison brought whiskey across the border from Canada, owned a few clubs, supplied red-light establishments, the police, doctors, lawyers, bankers, and private citizens. This is a story of that special time of probation, of Depression, a time between world wars in that special part of the north Idaho, where homesteads were still new and civilization as we know it today was only a dream.

    • Children

At the Back of the North Wind

Author: George MacDonald
Publisher: N.A
Category: Children
Page: 342
View: 8965
The adventures of a little boy, named for his father's favorite horse, as he travels with the beautiful lady North Wind and comes to know the many facets of her protective and violent temper.

    • Fiction

The Measure of Katie Calloway

A Novel
Author: Serena Miller
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 0800719980
Category: Fiction
Page: 316
View: 3398
Katie Calloway flees her Georgia home to protect herself and her young brother from her unstable husband and finds sanctuary as a cook in a north woods lumber camp.

    • Fiction


Author: Michael Genrich
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 145020015X
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
View: 8696
A retired FBI agent fi nds himself thrust into the middle of a vicious battle over control of a well-known river and its surrounding lands in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Fictional elements are interjected into actual historical fact to produce a taut thriller that is as current as today's headlines. Sleepy Ontonagon County towns cope with the consequences of the most recent of the many economic disasters to beset them over their lifetimes. Will they dry up and die, or will new development save them? Nature finally takes charge again, which makes that question moot.