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The circumference of home : one man's yearlong quest for a radically local life

Author: Kurt Hoelting
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press ; Philadelphia, PA : [Distributed by] Perseus Books Group, ©2010.
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"After realizing the gaping hole between his convictions about climate change and his own carbon footprint, Kurt Hoelting embarked on a yearlong experiment to rediscover the heart of his own home: he traded his car and jet travel for a kayak, a bicycle, and his own two feet, traveling a radius of 100 kilometers from his home in Puget Sound"--Publisher description.
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Named Person: Kurt Hoelting
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Hoelting
ISBN: 9780306817748 0306817748
OCLC Number: 472296711
Description: xx, 262 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: The ground zero of global warming is everywhere --
The boot --
Footloose in the geography of nowhere --
Walking the rivers of home --
A pilgrimage of homecoming --
Where wild salmon still run --
An island four days long --
The spoke --
Tracking the elusive mechanical horse --
Hooked by salmon --
Hidden temples of silence --
Riding through the lost heart of the city --
The peaks of circumference, part 1 : "men don't get this far into the mountains" --
The peaks of circumference, part 2 : "the sound of spring rain" --
The peaks of circumference, part 3 : "the weather makes its own mountain" --
The paddle --
Crossing an uncharted sea --
A new species of marine mammal --
Riding the long wave --
Homeward bound --
Closing the circle.
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In the spirit of Gary Snyder, one man's year spent traveling by kayak, bike, and on foot in his attempt to radically simplify his life  Read more...

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Parker J. Palmer, author of A Hidden Wholeness, Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach "A wondrously compelling account of one man's yearlong adventure-written by a man gifted with a sharp Read more...

 
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