The Last Empty Places: A Past and Present Journey Through the Blank Spots on the American Map ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Peter Stark

The Last Empty Places: A Past and Present Journey Through the Blank Spots on the American Map

Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: May 2010
ISBN: 9780345521903
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$14.99
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
Americans have shaped the idea of wilderness, and it has shaped us. The Last Empty Places is one man’s love letter to the enduring American wild, where our country’s character was forged and its destiny set in motion.

Memories of growing up in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods inspired writer Peter Stark to seek out untouched tracts of the American wilderness. What he discovered in these “blank spots” on the U.S. map is that these places are actually teeming with the rich history of our nation.

Stark journeys into the great wild to four of the emptiest expanses he can find—northern Maine, central Pennsylvania, the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico, and southeast Oregon—and in so doing weaves together a majestic and dramatic tale of frontiersmen and fighters, naturalists and philosophers, émigrés and natives. But he also goes beyond that, acknowledging to some of the great minds that first framed our relationship to the wilderness that would become our home—passionate thinkers and writers including Thoreau, Emerson, and John Muir.

The result is a narrative that blends nature and history in a vivid new way, a tale that provides an unforgettable window into our country’s past and present.


From the Hardcover edition.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Last Empty Places ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
4020 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Peter Stark
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Peter Stark
Our price: $12.99
Journey to the Arctic: The True Story of the Disastrous 1871 Mission to the North Pole ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Euphemia Vale Blake
Journey to the Arctic: The True Story of the Disastrous 1871 Mission to the North Pole
Euphemia Vale Blake & Peter Stark
Skyhorse, July 2013
ISBN: 9781620875797
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.95 Our price: $13.99
The Last Time Around Cape Horn: The Historic 1949 Voyage of the Windjammer Pamir PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Peter Stark
The Last Time Around Cape Horn: The Historic 1949 Voyage of the Windjammer Pamir
Peter Stark & William Stark & William F. Stark
Basic Books, April 2009
ISBN: 9780786714612
Format: PDF, ePub
List Price: $13.00 Our price: $9.99
Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Peter Stark
Last Breath
Peter Stark
Random House Publishing Group, February 2002
ISBN: 9780345441515
Format: ePub
Our price: $11.99