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Video: Finding the Words to Define “Wilderness”

Video: Finding the Words to Define “Wilderness”

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 15, 2016 0

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines wilderness as “a wild and natural area in which few people live.” It’s a simple explanation that succeeds in giving you an idea of the word’s meaning. But the term

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Video: the Interrelated and Networked Earth

Video: the Interrelated and Networked Earth

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 3, 2016 16

Environmental philosopher and early national park advocate John Muir wrote in his 1911 book, My First Summer in the Sierra, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to

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50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: the Meaning of Wilderness by 10 American Authors

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: the Meaning of Wilderness by 10 American Authors

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 2, 2014 5

Tomorrow, September 3, 2014, will mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In 1964, the bill that created the act passed the Senate by a vote of 73–12 and the House by 373–1. It’s

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Places of Peace: Video of Veterans in the Wilderness

Places of Peace: Video of Veterans in the Wilderness

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 7, 2014 3

From the moment I read John Muir’s sentiment about going to the mountains—that “thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, overcivilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is

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Explore a National Park This Week — For Free!

Explore a National Park This Week — For Free!

Wendy Redal April 19, 2011 0

It’s National Park Week in the USA. At a moment when the federal budget is as strained as it’s ever been, our parks are nonetheless open free of charge to all comers from April

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Reading the Empty and Open Places

Reading the Empty and Open Places

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 23, 2010 4

The long waits now common at airports do have one advantage: they give us a chance to catch up on our reading while getting to and coming back from our travel destinations. Anticipating such

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