Lands of Lost Borders

Written By Kate Harris
Lands of Lost Borders
  • Publsiher : Dey Street Books
  • Release : 21 August 2018
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Lands of Lost Borders written by Kate Harris which was release on 21 August 2018, this book published by Dey Street Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven’t felt for years. It’s a modern classic." —Pico Iyer A brilliant, fierce writer makes her debut with this enthralling travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road—an illuminating and thought-provoking fusion of The Places in Between, Lab Girl, and Wild that dares us to challenge the limits we place on ourselves and the natural world. As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she craved—to be an explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and metaphysician—had gone extinct. From what she could tell of the world from small-town Ontario, the likes of Marco Polo and Magellan had mapped the whole earth; there was nothing left to be discovered. Looking beyond this planet, she decided to become a scientist and go to Mars. In between studying at Oxford and MIT, Harris set off by bicycle down the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend Mel. Pedaling mile upon mile in some of the remotest places on earth, she realized that an explorer, in any day and age, is the kind of person who refuses to live between the lines. Forget charting maps, naming peaks: what she yearned for was the feeling of soaring completely out of bounds. The farther she traveled, the closer she came to a world as wild as she felt within. Lands of Lost Borders is the chronicle of Harris’s odyssey and an exploration of the importance of breaking the boundaries we set ourselves; an examination of the stories borders tell, and the restrictions they place on nature and humanity; and a meditation on the existential need to explore—the essential longing to discover what in the universe we are doing here. Like Rebecca Solnit and Pico Iyer, Kate Harris offers a travel account at once exuberant and reflective, wry and rapturous. Lands of Lost Borders explores the nature of limits and the wildness of the self that can never fully be mapped. Weaving adventure and philosophy with the history of science and exploration, Lands of Lost Borders celebrates our connection as humans to the natural world, and ultimately to each other—a belonging that transcends any fences or stories that may divide us.

Lands of Lost Borders

Lands of Lost Borders
  • Author : Kate Harris
  • Publisher : Dey Street Books
  • Release Date : 2018-08-21
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven’t felt for years. It’s a modern classic." —Pico Iyer A brilliant, fierce writer makes her debut with this enthralling travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road—an ...

Lands of Lost Borders

Lands of Lost Borders
  • Author : Kate Harris
  • Publisher : Vintage Books Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : WINNER OF THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE "Every day on a bike trip is like the one before--but it is also completely different, or perhaps you are different, woken up in new ways by the mile." As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she most craved--that of a generalist ...

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  • Author : Michael Welland
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2014-09-15
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : From endless sand dunes and prickly cacti to shimmering mirages and green oases, deserts evoke contradictory images in us. They are lands of desolation, but also of romance, of blistering Mojave heat and biting Gobi cold. Covering a quarter of the earth’s land mass and providing a home to ...

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  • Author : Mary Austin
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Total pages : 267
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : Stories set in the deserts and mountains of California draw on the relationship of people to the land...

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  • Author : Vera Norwood,Janice J. Monk
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : Over the past century, women artists and writers have expressed diverse creative responses to the landscape of the Southwest. The Desert Is No Lady provides a cross-cultureal perspective on women by examining Anglo, Hispanic, and Native American women's artistic expressions and the effect of their art in defining the southwestern ...

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-22
  • Total pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : This book explores why the concept of wild pedagogy is an essential aspect of education in these times; a re-negotiated education that acknowledges the necessity of listening to voices in a more than human world, and (re)learning how to dwell in a place. As the geological epoch inexorably shifts ...

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  • Publisher : Texas Tech University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 295
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Summary : Picturing a Different West addresses Willa Cather and Mary Austin as central figures in a women’s tradition of the pictured West. Both Cather and Austin moved west in their youth and spent much of their lives there. Cather lived on the Great Plains, while Austin resided in California and ...

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-06-28
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : The first decades of the twenty-first century saw a resurgence of the biblical epic film, such as Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings, which was in turn accompanied by a growth of biblical film criticism. This companion surveys that field of study by framing it in light of significant and ...

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  • Author : Adam Weymouth
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : **Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2018 and the Lonely Planet Adventure Travel Book of the Year 2019** 'Weymouth combines acute political, personal and ecological understanding, with the most beautiful writing reminiscent of a young Robert Macfarlane. He is, I have no doubt, a significant voice for ...

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  • Author : William Atkins
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Total pages : 450
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : For all the desert's dreamlike beauty, to travel here was not just to pitch yourself into oblivion: it was to grind away at yourself until nothing was left. It was to aspire to the condition of sand. One third of the earth's land surface is desert, much of it desolate ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1923
  • Total pages : 537
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : Download or read online Index to Short Stories written by , published by which was released on 1923. Get Index to Short Stories Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Author : Catharine Savage Brosman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-07-22
  • Total pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : This literary history focuses on five women writers--Mary Austin, Willa Cather, Laura Adams Armer, Peggy Pond Church and Alice Marriott--whose work appeared from around 1900 through the 1980s. All came from or lived and worked in California, Arizona, New Mexico or Oklahoma. The book situates them in their time and place ...

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  • Author : Tynan Aidan Tynan
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-18
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : Aidan Tynan provocatively rethinks some of the core assumptions of ecocriticism and the environmental humanities. Showing the significance of deserts and wastelands in literature since the Romantics, he argues that the desert has served to articulate anxieties over the cultural significance of space in the Anthropocene. He explores the ways ...

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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Total pages : 314
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : In Russia's cultural memory, the Caucasus is a potent point of reference, to which many emotions, images, and stereotypes are attached. The book gives a new reading of the development of Russia's perception of its borderlands and presents a complex picture of the encounter between the Russians and the indigenous ...

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  • Author : Jessica J. Lee
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780062839343
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Summary : Longlisted for the 2018 Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors “Jessica J. Lee is a writer of rare and exhilarating grace. In Turning, she sounds the depths of lakes and her own life, never flinching from darkness, surfacing to fresh understandings of her place in the welter of natural and human ...