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Peak experiences : walking meditations on literature, nature, and need

Author: Ian Marshall
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2003.
Series: Under the sign of nature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following the new field of ecopsychology, the author takes readers on a tour of great walking meditations up Mt. Shasta, Bald Eagle Ridge, and Thoreau's "dream mountain." (Ecology & Environment).
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Abraham H Maslow; Abraham H Maslow
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Marshall
ISBN: 0813921678 9780813921679
OCLC Number: 50496333
Description: 267 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: A wandering introduction --
Physiological needs: the Laurel Highlands --
Safety needs: on the Colorado Trail --
Landscapes of love and belonging: The Monteŕeǵie, Adirondacks, and Catskills --
Esteem needs: shasta la Vista --
Self-actualization: song of bald eagle.
Series Title: Under the sign of nature.
Responsibility: Ian Marshall.

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Part guidebook and part exploration into literary history, this book explores how natural surroundings inspired works of literature set along the Appalachian Trail. The author examines how our modern  Read more...

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