Naked in the Woods: Joseph Knowles and the Legacy of Frontier Fakery
Da Capo Press, 2007 - 352 страници
Joseph Knowles was a forty-five-year-old part-time painter, ex-Navy man, friend of the Sioux, and onetime hunting guide who stepped-nearly naked-into the woods to live off the land and his own devices. From 1913 to 1916, Knowles's dispatches to the world-alternating accounts of bear clubbing and quiet contemplation, written in charcoal on pieces of birch bark-set off major newspaper wars, exploiting readers' fears of modernization. Did Knowles really survive for months at a time in the untamed wilderness without any aid, and why is the answer still so vital to the American psyche? Part adventure story, part cultural investigation, Naked in the Woods reveals a whole new dimension of our natural history.
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The relatively shallow pit was covered with logs weighed down with stones and embedded in dirt on the sides , which Knowles said made it escape - proof ( for a bear , at least ) . Knowles did concede , however , that a cat might have ...
Knowles covered ten miles of densely wooded trails through mountains and swamps south of Third Lake . The two explorers saw plentiful signs of deer , rebounding populations of beaver ( protected in the Adirondacks since 1908 , after ...
Nineteenthcentury May Day revels brought us Jack - in - the - Green , who danced to wild music inside a wicker framework covered in greenery . They were perhaps symbols of what was already a rising discontent with modernism .
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An absorbing tale of one man's retreat into the Maine woods, padded with a healthy history of the back-to-nature movement.E, the Environmental Magazine editor Motavalli (Breaking Gridlock: Moving ... Прочетете пълната рецензия
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To place an individual in the time and place in which he or she lived so that a reader can understand both the person and the period is a smooth talent. Motavalli, editor of E/The Environmental ... Прочетете пълната рецензия
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