Into the Wild

Into the Wild


  • Release: 2009-09-22
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 0307476863
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out o

Into the Wild

Into the Wild


  • Release: 2018-07-12
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9781529011906
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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.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Harper
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 290 page
  • ISBN: 1484457986
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As prophesized, a young house cat becomes an apprentice warrior in a clan of wild cats, where he faces many dangers and treachery both within and outside of his new clan.

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild


  • Release: 2013-05-22
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 90 page
  • ISBN: 9780486434230
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Buck, a sturdy crossbreed canine, is seized from his pampered family surroundings and shipped to the forbidding landscape of the Alaskan frontier to be a sled dog. As gripping today as it was when first published over a century ago, this classic tale of survival remains one of London's most popular adventures.

The Wild Truth

The Wild Truth


  • Release: 2014-11-11
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9780062325167
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A New York Times Bestseller "The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and propriety."–NPR.org The spellbinding 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 also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book,Into the Wild, became an international bestseller, translated into thirty-one languages, and Sean Penn's inspirational film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the real story of Chris’s life and his journey has not yet been told - until now. The missing pieces are finally revealed in The Wild Truth, written by Carine McCandless, Chris's beloved and trusted sister. Featured in both the book and film, Carine has wrestled for more than twenty years with the legacy of her brother's journey to self-discovery, and now tells her own story while filling in the blanks of his. Carine was Chris's best friend, the person with whom he had the closest bond, and who witnessed firsthand the dysfunctional and violent family dynamic that made Chris willing to embrace the harsh wilderness of Alaska. Growing up in the same troubled household, Carine speaks candidly about the deeper reality of life in the McCandless family. In the many years since the tragedy of Chris's death, Carine has searched for some kind of redemption. In this touching and deeply personal memoir, she reveals how she has learned that real redemption can only come from speaking the truth.

King Lear

King Lear


  • Release: 2012-03-09
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9780486110240
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Powerful tragedy of an aging king, betrayed by his daughters, robbed of his kingdom, descending into madness. Perhaps the bleakest of Shakespeare's tragic dramas, complete with explanatory footnotes.

Back to the Wild

Back to the Wild


  • Release: 2011
  • Publisher:
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  • File: PDF, 241 page
  • ISBN: 0983395500
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The photographs and writings of Christopher McCandless

Reading in the Wild

Reading in the Wild


  • Release: 2013-10-21
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781118235010
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In Reading in the Wild, reading expert Donalyn Millercontinues the conversation that began in her bestselling book,The Book Whisperer. While The Book Whisperer revealedthe secrets of getting students to love reading, Reading in theWild, written with reading teacher Susan Kelley, describes howto truly instill lifelong "wild" reading habits in ourstudents. Based, in part, on survey responses from adult readers as wellas students, Reading in the Wild offers solid advice andstrategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess five keyreading habits that cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Alsoincluded are strategies, lesson plans, management tools, andcomprehensive lists of recommended books. Copublished withEditorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Weekand Teacher magazine, Reading in the Wild is packedwith ideas for helping students build capacity for a lifetime of"wild" reading. "When the thrill of choice reading starts to fade, it's time tograb Reading in the Wild. This treasure trove of resourcesand management techniques will enhance and improve existingclassroom systems and structures." —Cris Tovani, secondary teacher, Cherry Creek SchoolDistrict, Colorado, consultant, and author of Do I Really Haveto Teach Reading? "With Reading in the Wild, Donalyn Miller gives educatorsanother important book. She reminds us that creating lifelongreaders goes far beyond the first step of putting good books intokids' hands." —Franki Sibberson, third-grade teacher, Dublin CitySchools, Dublin, Ohio, and author of Beyond LeveledBooks "Reading in the Wild, along with the now legendary TheBook Whisperer, constitutes the complete guide to creating astimulating literature program that also gets students excitedabout pleasure reading, the kind of reading that best preparesstudents for understanding demanding academic texts. In otherwords, Donalyn Miller has solved one of the central problems inlanguage education." —Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus, University ofSo

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air


  • Release: 1998-11-12
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780679462712
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When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds... Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. From the Paperback edition.

Wild

Wild


  • Release: 2013
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 315 page
  • ISBN: 9780307476074
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A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.