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Eight Master Lessons of Nature (Hardcover): Gary Ferguson Eight Master Lessons of Nature (Hardcover)
Gary Ferguson 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

For too long we have set ourselves apart from nature, seeing ourselves as superior, removed, independent. But in doing so we have lost sight of all that the natural world can teach us.

In Eight Master Lessons of Nature, Gary Ferguson reveals the wisdom of the natural world. By keenly observing and admiring wildlife and their surroundings, he shows us why sympathy is our greatest asset and crucial to our survival, that feminine rule is default in the natural world, and how even from the ashes of destruction, life is still able to thrive.

Written in rich and nourishing prose, Ferguson gently dismantles the walls we have erected between ourselves and nature, showings us the wonder of our surroundings in all their splendour. Drawing on stories from art and science, flora and fauna, philosophy and history, he carefully unravels the dazzling web of connections that binds us to earth and the rich supply of wisdom that is stored here. The result is a powerful and timely reminder of our place in this world, our interdependence, and how much nature is able to teach, heal and ultimately restore us.

"This beautiful book will make your genes ache with homesickness for the mystery we sprang from. Luckily, it's waiting right outside. Let Gary Ferguson take you there. You'll remember, and you'll thank him."--Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us and Countdown

The Eight Master Lessons of Nature - What Nature Teaches Us about Living Well in the World (Hardcover): Gary Ferguson The Eight Master Lessons of Nature - What Nature Teaches Us about Living Well in the World (Hardcover)
Gary Ferguson
R545 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R109 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Land on Fire (Hardcover): Gary Ferguson Land on Fire (Hardcover)
Gary Ferguson
R582 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R50 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This comprehensive book offers a fascinating overview of how those fires are fought, and some conversation-starters for how we might reimagine our relationship with the woods." --Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet Wildfire season is burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people, especially in the west. Land on Fire explores the fascinating science behind this phenomenon and the ongoing research to find a solution. This gripping narrative details how years of fire suppression and chronic drought have combined to make the situation so dire. Award-winning nature writer Gary Ferguson brings to life the extraordinary efforts of those responsible for fighting wildfires, and deftly explains how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames. Dramatic photographs reveal the terror and beauty of fire, as well as the staggering effect it has on the landscape.

The New Man - Whole and Complete - The Spirit of an Age (Paperback): Gary Ferguson Reid The New Man - Whole and Complete - The Spirit of an Age (Paperback)
Gary Ferguson Reid
R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Great Divide - A Biography of the Rocky Mountains (Paperback, 1st pbk. ed): Gary Ferguson The Great Divide - A Biography of the Rocky Mountains (Paperback, 1st pbk. ed)
Gary Ferguson
R505 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R75 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A captivating account of the geologic, historic, and cultural evolution of the Rocky Mountain region.
More than any other American landscape, the Rocky Mountains have prompted a remarkable medley of fierce, poetic dreams. For some 150 years this region served as a landscape of freedom for the black sheep of our culture: from the rebellious sons of wealthy industrialists to African American trappers; from affluent young women struggling for suffrage to the hippies of the 1960's, determined to turn their backs on the establishment. Gary Ferguson spins magnificent tales about these vivid characters--blazing a trail that leads us finally to modern adventure travelers bedecked in high-tech outerwear and toting satellite phones into the wild. From this spot on the crest of the continent comes a fresh look at how the nation's wild lands inspired some of our most cherished notions of freedom, as well as how much we stand to lose should our connections to those lands drift out of reach. 25 black & white photos, index.

Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome - Sexuality, Identity, and Community in Early Modern Europe (Hardcover): Gary Ferguson Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome - Sexuality, Identity, and Community in Early Modern Europe (Hardcover)
Gary Ferguson
R768 R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Save R143 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Same-sex marriage is a hotly debated topic in the United States, and the world, today. From the tenor of most discussions, however, it would be easy to conclude that the idea of marriage between two people of the same sex is a uniquely contemporary phenomenon. Not so, argues Gary Ferguson in this remarkable book about a same-sex wedding ceremony in sixteenth-century Rome. The case in question involved a group of mostly Spanish and Portuguese men, arrested and executed in Rome in 1578, said to have performed same-sex wedding ceremonies in one of the city's major churches. We know about the incident from a number of sources, including the travel journal of the French essayist Michel de Montaigne. Several substantial fragments of the transcript of the men's trial have also survived, along with copies of their wills. Making use of all these documents, Ferguson brings the story to life in striking detail. He reveals not only the names of the men but also where they lived, how they were employed, and who their friends were. In particular, he unearths a surprising amount of detail about the men's sex lives, and how others responded to this information, which allows him to explore attitudes toward marriage, sex, and gender at the time. Emphasizing the instability of marriage in premodern Europe, Ferguson argues that same-sex unions should be considered part of the institution's complex and contested history.

The Yellowstone Wolves, the First Year - The First Year (Paperback, First ed.): Gary Ferguson, Ferguson The Yellowstone Wolves, the First Year - The First Year (Paperback, First ed.)
Gary Ferguson, Ferguson
R266 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R42 (16%) Out of stock

'There is not a predictable moment in this poignant and beautifully told story of the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park.' - Jean Craighead George, author of the Newbery Award-winning 'Julie of the Wolves.'

World's Great Nature Myths (Paperback): Gary Ferguson World's Great Nature Myths (Paperback)
Gary Ferguson
R255 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R42 (16%) Out of stock

Popular nature writer Gary Ferguson tells sixty wonderful stories from cultures around the world. Folklore with a bit of fairy tale, these stories about animals and natural events entertain with wit and whimsy. You'll read 'The Healing Waters' from the Iroquois, 'Why Spider Has a Amall Waist' from Liberia, 'Crow Saves the Sun' from Japan, 'Northern Lights' from Sweden, and 'Wren Becomes King of Birds' from Ireland. Here are tales that are hundreds, even thousands of years old, all charmingly retold by Ferguson.

Hawks Rest - A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone (Paperback): Gary Ferguson Hawks Rest - A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone (Paperback)
Gary Ferguson
R310 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R57 (18%) Out of stock
The Carry Home (Hardcover): Gary Ferguson The Carry Home (Hardcover)
Gary Ferguson
R511 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R98 (19%) Out of stock

The nature writing of Gary Ferguson arises out of intimate experience. He trekked 500 miles through Yellowstone to write Walking Down the Wild and spent a season in the field at a wilderness therapy program for Shouting at the Sky. He journeyed 250 miles on foot for Hawks Rest and followed through the seasons the first fourteen wolves released into Yellowstone National Park for The Yellowstone Wolves. But nothing could prepare him for the experience he details in his new book.
The Carry Home is both a moving celebration of the outdoor life shared between Ferguson and his wife Jane, who died tragically in a canoeing accident in northern Ontario in 2005, and a chronicle of the mending, uplifting power of nature. Confronting his unthinkable loss, Ferguson set out to fulfill Jane's final wish: the scattering of her ashes in five remote, wild locations they loved and shared. The act of the carry home allows Ferguson the opportunity to ruminate on their life together as well as explore deeply the impactful presence of nature in all of our lives.
Theirs was a love borne of wild places, and The Carry Home offers a powerful glimpse into how the natural world can be a critical prompt for moving through cycles of immeasurable grief, how bereavement can turn to wonder, and how one man rediscovered himself in the process of saying goodbye.

A Companion to Marguerite de Navarre (Hardcover): Gary Ferguson, Mary B. McKinley A Companion to Marguerite de Navarre (Hardcover)
Gary Ferguson, Mary B. McKinley
R4,872 Discovery Miles 48 720 Out of stock

Most widely read today as the author of the "Heptameron," Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) was known in her lifetime as a deeply religious, mystical poet. Sister of the King of France and wife of the King of Navarre, her deeds and writings expressed and sought to promote a living faith in Christ, based on the gospels, and a vision for the renewal and reform of the Church in line with the teachings of French Evangelicals such as Lefevre d'Etaples, Guillaume Briconnet, and Gerard Roussel. In this volume, eleven eminent scholars offer new appreciations of Marguerite's extraordinary life and rich and diverse literary oeuvre, including, in addition to her short-story collection, dialogues, mirror poems, plays, songs, and an allegorical prison narrative. Contributors include, along with the editors, Philip Ford, Isabelle Garnier, Jean-Marie Le Gall, Reinier Leushuis, Jan Miernowski, Olivier Millet, Isabelle Pantin, Jonathan A. Reid, and Cynthia Skenazi.

The Carry Home - Lessons from the American Wilderness (MP3 format, CD): Gary Ferguson The Carry Home - Lessons from the American Wilderness (MP3 format, CD)
Gary Ferguson; Read by Gary Ferguson
R206 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R50 (24%) Out of stock
Walking Down the Wild - A Journey Through The Yellowstone Rockies (Paperback): Gary Ferguson Walking Down the Wild - A Journey Through The Yellowstone Rockies (Paperback)
Gary Ferguson
R232 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R38 (16%) Out of stock

A spectacular armchair trip of discovery, as a seasoned naturalist vividly recounts his 500-mile trek through the last of our country's magnificent 'wild places'...the rugged northern folds of the Yellowstone Rockies. 'It is a grand adventure where wits and experience are more important than brute force in order to survive.' - Rocky Mountain News

Queer (Re)Readings in the French Renaissance - Homosexuality, Gender, Culture (Hardcover, New Ed): Gary Ferguson Queer (Re)Readings in the French Renaissance - Homosexuality, Gender, Culture (Hardcover, New Ed)
Gary Ferguson
R3,173 Discovery Miles 31 730 Out of stock

Focusing on multiple aspects of Renaissance culture, and in particular its preoccupation with the reading and rewriting of classical sources, this book examines representations of homosexuality in sixteenth-century France. Analysing a wide range of texts and topics, it presents an assessment of queer theory that is grounded in historical examples, including French translations of Boccaccio's Decameron, the poetry of Ronsard, works in praise of and satirising Henri III and his mignons, Montaigne's Essais, BrantAme's Dames galantes, the figures of the androgyne and the hermaphrodite, and religious discourses and practices of penance and confession. Close comparison with the ancient models on which they drew - the elegy and epic, the works of Plato, Ovid, Lucian, and others - reveals Renaissance writers redeploying an established set of cultural understandings and assumptions at once congruent and at odds with their own society's socio-sexual norms. Throughout this study, emphasis is placed on the coexistence of different models of homosexuality during the Renaissance - homosexual desire was simultaneously universal and individual, neither of these views excluding the other. Insisting equally on points of convergence and difference between Renaissance and modern understandings of homosexuality, this book works towards a historicisation of the concept of queerness.

Chameleons - Care and Breeding of Jackson's, Panther, Veiled, and Parson's (Paperback, Second Edition): Gary... Chameleons - Care and Breeding of Jackson's, Panther, Veiled, and Parson's (Paperback, Second Edition)
Gary Ferguson, Kenneth Kalisch, Sean McKeown
R239 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R23 (10%) Out of stock

The one and only chameleon is world renowned for its ability to change its skin color rapidly (throughout movement of pigment cells) and for the outrageous length of its tongue (more than one and a half times its body length!). Relatives of agamids and iguanas, chameleons are insect-eating, tree climbing reptiles that have highly specialized needs. Written by a team of experienced herp experts, Chameleons intends to instruct keepers on how to best care for their chameleons and covers the four most commonly kept species: Jackson's chameleon with its prized triceratops horns on its head, panther chameleon with its spectacular coloration, veiled chameleon with its unusual casque on its head, and the rather large Parson's chameleon. The book subsequently is divided into four parts, each including an introduction and natural history, captive care, and reproduction of the species. Part I, Jackson's Chameleon was written by Sean McKeown; Part II, Panther Chameleon by Gary Ferguson, James B. Murphy, Achille Raselimanana, and Jean-Baptiste Ramanamanjato; Part III, Veiled Chameleon and Part IV, Parson's Chameleon by Kenneth Kalisch. References and index included.

Decade of the Wolf, Revised and Updated - Returning The Wild To Yellowstone (Paperback, Revised, Update): Douglas Smith, Gary... Decade of the Wolf, Revised and Updated - Returning The Wild To Yellowstone (Paperback, Revised, Update)
Douglas Smith, Gary Ferguson
R342 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R65 (19%) Out of stock

Written by an award-winning writer and the leader of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, this definitive book recounts the years since the wolves' return to Yellowstone.

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