With an introduction by novelist David Vann Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later. Internationally bestselling author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to discoverthe outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. In 2007, Into the Wild was adapted as a critically acclaimed film, directed by Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.
By the time he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1969, Allan T. Stein had flown everything from BT-13s and B-24s to B-52s and C-47s. He flew missions over China and the Sea of Japan during World War II, spent a year in Vietnam helping to monitor and locate Vietcong units, and ended his career as inspector general of the Civil Air Patrol. Here he offers an account of a typical career as an air force officer, complete with its frustrations, moral dilemmas, and the occasional harrowing experience.
The Zoozoo product line is focused on developing early literacy skills with an emphasis on science and math. These materials explore a range of early reading concepts and can be used for oral language activities to stimulate language development and literacy.The Books:* 8 charming stories told through unique photo illustrations.* Some books feature illustrations of the Zoozoo characters within the photographs.* Themes and content areas for each story are relevant to a young child's life including: friendship, helping others, family, sharing, etc.* While photos are sequenced to tell a specific story, each page can be used individually for various oral language activities.* Books work well in higher grades for writing prompts.Teacher's Page:* Each book includes a synopsis of the story, though teachers are encouraged to allow for interpretation by the children when "reading" with the class.* Also highlighted are the major themes present in each story.* Suggested activities are provided to help maximize the use of each book.
The author analyzes three books on escapism and the various ways in which it is represented in them. He focuses on Alex Garland’s backpacker cult novel 'The Beach' and William Sutcliffe’s satire of the gap-year traveler 'Are You Experienced?' as well as Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction book 'Into the Wild'.The first part of the analysis deals with the influence of literary genres like the Bildungsroman and travel literature. Unreliable narration as a narrative strategy is taken into consideration, as well as the colonial subtext of 'The Beach' and 'Are You Experienced?'. In 'Into the Wild' nature writing and road narratives are an integral part of the narrative.The second part deals with cultural aspects such as questions of authenticity that are raised during the narratives, the role of drugs as a means of escape, and also the problematic relationship between travelers and tourists. Finally, the author compares two film adaptations, Danny Boyle’s 'The Beach' (2000) and Sean Penn’s 'Into the Wild' (2007), with their corresponding literary source texts.
"Compiling a fascinating body of landscape photography, Into the Wild documents the development of wilderness photography in Tasmania from its earliest days to the present, and charts shifting attitudes to the natural world. Drawing on the collection of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, and private collections, this is an unforgettable journey into the wild."--Back cover.
Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.
The 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 the rest of the nation too. Krakauer's book and a Sean Penn film skyrocketed Chris McCandless to worldwide fame, but the real story of his life and his journey has not yet been told until now.
Roman is a lone wanderer and the wild is his to explore. Yet despite his amazing adventures and fascinating discoveries, Roman is still searching for something. Is being alone really the only choice for a wanderer? A charming tale that explores the beauty of nature and friendship.
"The year 2009 marked the Centennial anniversary of Quetico Provincial Park, a 4,760 sq.km. (1,800 sq.mi) area west of Lake Superior and north of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area. This magnificent landscape of over 600 lakes in the heart of North America is linked by an intricate web of rivers and trails, and forms one of the greatest paddling paradises on Earth. Let this book be an inspiration to planning your own adventure into Quetico's benevolent spirit."--pub. desc.
Based on the true story of 19 year-old Christopher McCandless who walked out of his privileged life and promising future to become a back-to-nature wanderer in the 1990s. On the way, he encounters a series of adventures and people that will all shape him in a unique, meaningful way.
INTO THE WILD is based on a true story and the bestselling book by Jon Krakauer. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Hirsch) abandons his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 317 ... H.R. 799 ... Hearing Held in Washington, DC, March 5, 1987
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands
Category: Characters and characteristics in literature
Having escaped from the Wild and the preordained fairy tale plots it imposes, Rapunzel, along with her daughter Julie Marchen, tries to live a fairly normal life, but when the Wild breaks free and takes over their town, it is Julie who has to prevent everyone from being trapped in the events of a story.
Daniel Boone loved to be outdoors. He lived in the wilderness. He trapped and hunted for money. Later, he explored new land in the United States. He even created the "Wilderness Road" for others to travel. Read this book about the man who helped build a road to the American West.
The fluffy, fearless Chicken Squad detectives are determined to find out who the new addition is in their yard, so, equipped with the latest surveillance gear, the chicks venture into the wild to get answers.
It's Jessie's sophomore year of high school. A self-professed "mathelete," she isn't sure where she belongs. Her two best friends have transformed themselves into punks and one of them is going after her longtime crush. Her beloved older brother will soon leave for college (and in the meantime has shaved his mohawk and started dating . . . the prom princess!) . . . Things are changing fast. Jessie needs new friends. And her quest is a hilarious tour through high-school clique-dom, with a surprising stop along the way—the Dungeons and Dragons crowd, who out-nerd everyone. Will hanging out with them make her a nerd, too? And could she really be crushing on a guy with too-short pants and too-white gym shoes? If you go into the wild nerd yonder, can you ever come back?