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The Power of Place Names

The Power of Place Names

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 15, 2010 6

William Least Heat-Moon, author of such American travel books as Blue Highways (1982), River Horse: A Voyage Across America (1999), and Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey (2008), is one of my favorite writers.

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The Age of Adventure

The Age of Adventure

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 9, 2010 5

If you were to believe much of what you read in newspapers, magazines and ads, or what you see and hear in electronic media today, you might conclude that adventure is mostly for those

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Nature Revisited

Nature Revisited

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 5, 2010 25

It was fall when I saw the little town of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada, for the first time. Like most of the other visitors there at that time of year, I went to see

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The Inventor Wore Feathers: Animal Designers

The Inventor Wore Feathers: Animal Designers

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2009 14

Dogs never lie. I suspect it’s because they have tails. Happy or sad, a canine instantly communicates his feelings by the aspect of his tail. I’ve often wondered why we don’t invent such a

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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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