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Nature Words on the Brink of Extinction

Nature Words on the Brink of Extinction

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 2, 2009 12

I have an unusual dictionary. It’s titled Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, published by Trinity University Press in San Antonio, Texas, in 2006. In it, various naturalists define words such as “dune,”

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Finding the True Spirit of Nature Travel

Finding the True Spirit of Nature Travel

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 5, 2009 14

It almost sounds mythical. But there’s truly a place on the far western edge of our continent where a rare animal—a white black bear—can still hunt, fish, gather berries and raise cubs unbothered by

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A Photo Made Me Do It

A Photo Made Me Do It

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 2, 2009 9

I once traveled 5,500 miles from home because of a photograph. I saw it by chance one late fall afternoon, while skimming through a tour-company catalog that had just arrived in my mailbox. Walking

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Why We Travel

Why We Travel

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 3, 2009 9

Ask anyone who travels why he or she does it, and you’ll get answers that usually revolve around the theme of seeing something new or experiencing something different. I think I travel for the

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