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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 of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2009-09-22
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 0307476863

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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.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Carine McCandless
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2014-11-11
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062325167

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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.

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Genre: Cats
Author: Erin Hunter
Publisher: Harper
Release: 2003
File: 290 Pages
ISBN-13: 1484457986

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THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR YOUR HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE! Get all the prep you need to ace the SAT with The Princeton Review, including 8 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and exclusive access to our online Premium Portal with tons of extra practice and resources. Techniques That Actually Work. • Powerful strategies to avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and prioritizing tough questions • Detailed examples for applying each technique to your advantage Everything You Need To Know for a High Score. • Expert subject reviews for each test topic • Practical information about what to expect on the SAT • "Hit Parade" of commonly-appearing SAT vocabulary words Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 4 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • 4 additional full-length SAT practice exams online • Drills for each test section—Math, Critical Reading, and Writing • Instant scoring available online for book and online tests, plus optional LiveGrader(TM) essay scoring Plus, with Cracking the SAT, Premium Edition you'll get online access to our exclusive Premium Portal for an extra competitive edge: • Bonus online math and verbal drills to hone your techniques • Video tutorials with strategy breakdowns for each section of the SAT • Multi-week study plan guides • College and university profiles, college admission guides, and financial aid tips • Special "SAT Insider" section packed with helpful info on planning college visits, picking a perfect school, and writing essays that stand out From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Study Aids
Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
Release: 2014-07-08
File: 832 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101881798

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Photographs exploring the grandeur of Iceland's remarkable geography accompany tales of real-life heroes and supernatural beings

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Genre: Travel
Author: David Roberts
Publisher: Villard Books
Release: 1998
File: 159 Pages
ISBN-13: 0375752676

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Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati’s epic novel sweeps us into another time and place . . . and into a breathtaking story of love and survival in a land of savage beauty. It is December of 1792. Elizabeth Middleton leaves her comfortable English estate to join her family in a remote New York mountain village. It is a place unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man unlike any she has ever encountered—a white man dressed like a Native American: Nathaniel Bonner, known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Determined to provide schooling for all the children of the village, Elizabeth soon finds herself locked in conflict with the local slave owners as well as with her own family. Interweaving the fate of the Mohawk Nation with the destiny of two lovers, Sara Donati’s compelling novel creates a complex, profound, passionate portait of an emerging America. Praise for Into the Wilderness “My favorite kind of book is the sort you live in, rather than read. Into the Wilderness is one of those rare stories that let you breathe the air of another time, and leave your footprints on the snow of a wild, strange place. I can think of no better adventure than to explore the wilderness in the company of such engaging and independent lovers as Elizabeth and her Nathaniel.”—Diana Gabaldon “Each time you open a book you hope to discover a story that will make your spirit of adventure and romance sing. This book delivers on that promise.”—Amanda Quick “A beautiful tale of both romance and survival…Here is the beauty as well as the savagery of the wilderness and, at the core of it all, the compelling story of the love of a man and a woman, both for the untamed land and for one another.”—Allan W. Eckert “Lushly written . . . Exemplary historical fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews “Epic in scope, emotionally intense.”—BookPage

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Sara Donati
Publisher: Bantam
Release: 2010-09-01
File: 896 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780440338079

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Bob, who loves outdoor adventure, marries Sue, who prefers the city. He needs solitude. She enjoys a crowded room. Opposites attract, but can they blend? When Bob suggests a backpack/canoe trip in British Columbia, Sue accepts even though he has warned her that this demanding seventy-mile adventure involves hiking trails, paddling mountain lakes, and running whitewater rivers. Bob has made the trip several times before, but even he cannot anticipate all they will encounter: storms, bears, stealth-attack loons, insomniac porcupines, naked Germans, and bloodshed. How will the city girl fare? Into the Wild with a Virgin Bride is a warm, humorous adventure story with an undercurrent of self-realization as this couple uses a wilderness experience to bridge the gap between their worlds.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Bob Christenson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2010-06-01
File: 284 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781450085816

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Daniel Boone is often known for a coonskin cap, but more than that, he was one of America's greatest explorers! Readers will learn about Daniel's adventurous life as he hunted and trapped animals, created a Wilderness Road, and rescued his daughter from Shawnee Indians! This fascinating book has been translated into Spanish and features informational text, lively images and drawings, and a helpful glossary, index, and timeline of Boone's life.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Jennifer Kroll
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Release: 2010-09-01
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 1433316021

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Genre: Education
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Publisher: On The Mark Press
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781770722927

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“The powerful origin story of one of Yellowstone’s greatest and most famous wolves.” —Washington Post “[The Rise of Wolf 8] is a goldmine for information on all aspects of wolf behavior and clearly shows they are clever, smart, and emotional beings.” —Psychology Today Yellowstone National Park was once home to an abundance of wild wolves—but park rangers killed the last of their kind in the 1920s. Decades later, the rangers brought them back, with the first wolves arriving from Canada in 1995. This is the incredible true story of one of those wolves. Wolf 8 struggles at first—he is smaller than the other pups, and often bullied—but soon he bonds with an alpha female whose mate was shot. An unusually young alpha male, barely a teenager in human years, Wolf 8 rises to the occasion, hunting skillfully, and even defending his family from the wolf who killed his father. But soon he faces a new opponent: his adopted son, who mates with a violent alpha female. Can Wolf 8 protect his valley without harming his protégé? Authored by a renowned wolf researcher and gifted storyteller, The Rise of Wolf 8 marks the beginning of The Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone series, which will transform our view of wolves forever.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Rick McIntyre
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
Release: 2019-10-15
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781771645225

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