Crocodiles and Ice: A Journey Into Deep Wild (Paperback)

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Crocodiles and Ice: A Journey Into Deep Wild (Paperback)


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Crocodiles and Ice?recounts Jon Turk's journey from suburban Connecticut into Deep Wild, an ancient passage, repeated ? in one form or another ? a zillion times, and ignored just as often.?

It is a storyteller's passage of discovery, full of high adventure and humour on his multiple award-winning Ellesmere Circumnavigation, as well as on expeditions in the jungles and oceans of the Solomon Islands, on the Himalayan plateau, and across the mountains of northern British Columbia. Throughout all these expeditions, ?Crocodiles and Ice?explores a Consciousness Revolution toward a personal, spiritual, and reciprocal relationship with the planet even as our oil-soaked, internet-crazed, consumer-oriented society rushes rapidly and recklessly into massive and catastrophic climate change. He invites his readers to listen to our ancestors, a wolf that lingers, a Siberian shaman, a Chinese bicycle nomad, a lonely Tlingit warrior laying down to die in a storm, and the landscapes themselves.?Because beyond technological marvels and imagined responsibility, there lies a glorious and sustainable lifestyle that is based ? not on consumerism and consumption ? but on Deep Wild as a place of solace, sanity, and hope.

Jon Turk received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1971, wrote the first environmental science textbook in North America, and continued as an environmental science writer for 40 years. He has also engaged in numerous extreme outdoor expeditions. Jon's circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island was nominated by National Geographic as one of the top ten adventures of 2011. He has written three books chronicling his physical passages and the spiritual journey toward a Consciousness Revolution. When not out travelling, Turk divides his time between his time between Fernie, BC and Darby, Montana.
Product Details ISBN: 9780889823235
ISBN-10: 0889823235
Publisher: Oolichan Books
Publication Date: September 15th, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English