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Ken Ilgunas Þ 5 Summary Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Ken Ilgunas Read Trespassing Across America Cally and mentally It started as a far fetched idea to hike the entire length of the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline But in the months that followed it grew into something for Ken Ilgunas It became an irresistible adventure an opportunity not only to draw attention to global warming but also to explore his personal limits So in September 2012 he strapped on his backpack stuck out his thumb on the interstate just north of Denver and hitchhiked 1500 miles to the Alberta tar sands Once there he turned around and began his 1700 mile trek to the XL's endpoint on the Gulf Coast of Texas a journey he would complete entirely on foot walking almost exclusively across priv. Ilgunas writes readable memoirs and travel narratives often with a humorous self deprecatory tone Ignore the negative reviews that insist he is judgmental he shows a lot of self awareness when he is critical of how we live so it s not as if he can only dish it out It s only fitting that a review of an Ilgunas book include a brief confessional I m not an SUV person but I like a longer shower and wish I used fewer paper towels I wash dishes by hand but I do it the wrong way Often I drink bottled water and I don t always refuse the plastic bag for a gallon of milk from the supermarket I ve destroyed the planet I know Sorry

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Ken Ilgunas Þ 5 Summary Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Ken Ilgunas Read Trespassing Across America Ate propertyBoth a travel memoir and a reflection on climate change Trespassing Across America is filled with colorful characters harrowing physical trials and strange encounters with the weather terrain and animals of America's plains A tribute to the Great Plains and the people who live there Ilgunas's memoir grapples with difficult uestions about our place in the world What is our personal responsibility as stewards of the land As members of a rapidly warming planet As mere individuals up against something as powerful as the fossil fuel industry Ultimately Trespassing Across America is a call to embrace the belief that a life lived not half wild is a life only half lived. Thanks to Netgalley and Blue Rider Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review While trespassing is not a foreign concept to me the idea of not being able to walk across your own country is indeed a very strange notion Over here in Portugal and I believe the most of Europe the countryside is out there for anyone who wishes to freely enjoy it Since I was born I spent all my summers on my grandmother s place in rural Portugal and even though everyone had small patches of land we could all walk freely through all of them as long as we did not step on any of the crops as that would make people mad This was a journey through North America to follow the path of a new oil pipe that will beis being built however it was also a journey into thought into the heart of America a reflection into what makes people have a specific set of beliefs that are so radically different than others and sometimes so radically different than what they should be It s no surprise that my views fall closer to the ones of the author And it was refreshing to see that in some ways he did not let himself fall prey of his own judgement and let himself enjoy the people he met even when they were frankly against what he was doing and very outspoken about it Sometimes throughout the book we get a glimpse of despair and that happens in my daily life as well when I think we are so close to the edge when no salvation for mankind will be possible However a ray of hope will emerge in the end as it should be as we cannot clearly predict the future and we certainly cannot give up our efforts to make it better Someone asked me once what difference does it make if I m here recycling a small water bottle when there are plans being made to start fracking on the Portuguese shore My answer will always be every little bit helps and not being able to stop one environmental danger does not give me green card to stop caring about what I do My actions are my own to control and up to my conscience I have also the duty to be environmentally aware and pass on the message and that is the strength of books like this one and he hike that brought it to life Recommended to all of those who like travel reading science and environment a lust for life but beware because you might stand up and walk and never stop When I think about our culture s addition to fossil fuel its indifference to the natural world and the sheer impossibility of any major change happening soon I can t help but despair Almost as depressing as an inevitable collapse is how powerless I feel as an individualhttpspeixinhodepratablogwordpress Mother Clap's Molly House (Methuen Drama) your own country is indeed a very strange notion Over here in Portugal and I believe the most of Europe the countryside is out there for anyone who wishes to freely enjoy it Since I was born I spent all my summers on my grandmother s place in rural Portugal and even though everyone had small patches of land we could all walk freely through all of them as long as we did not step on any of the crops as that would make people mad This was a journey through North America to follow the path of a new oil pipe that will beis being built however it was also a journey into thought into the heart of America a reflection into what makes people have a specific set of beliefs that are so radically different than others and sometimes so radically different than what they should be It s no surprise that my views fall closer to the ones of the author And it was refreshing to see that in some ways he did not let himself fall prey of his own judgement and let himself enjoy the people he met even when they were frankly against what he was doing and very outspoken about it Sometimes throughout the book we get a glimpse of despair and that happens in my daily life as well when I think we are so close to the edge when no salvation for mankind will be possible However a ray of hope will emerge in the end as it should be as we cannot clearly predict the future and we certainly cannot give up our efforts to make it better Someone asked me once what difference does it make if I m here recycling a small water bottle when there are plans being made to start fracking on the Portuguese shore My answer will always be every little bit helps and not being able to stop one environmental danger does not give me green card to stop caring about what I do My actions are my own to control and up to my conscience I have also the duty to be environmentally aware and pass on the message and that is the strength of books like this one and he hike that brought it to life Recommended to all of those who like travel reading science and environment a lust for life but beware because uestions to a Zen Master Political and Spiritual Answers from the Great Japanese Master you might stand up and walk and never stop When I think about our culture s addition to fossil fuel its indifference to the natural world and the sheer impossibility of any major change happening soon I can t help but despair Almost as depressing as an inevitable collapse is how powerless I feel as an individualhttpspeixinhodepratablogwordpress

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Ken Ilgunas Þ 5 Summary Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Ken Ilgunas Read Trespassing Across America Winner of the Nebraska Center for the Book Award Travel A Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award Notable Book Honoree of the Society of Midland Authors Annual Literary Award for BiographyMemoir Now that President Donald Trump has revived the Keystone XL pipeline that was rejected by former President Obama Trespassing Across America is the book to help us understand the kaleidoscopic significance of the project Told with sincerity humor and wit Ilgunas's story is both a fascinating account of one man's remarkable journey along the pipeline's potential path and a meditation on climate change the beauty of the natural world and the extremes to which we can push ourselves both physi. Walk across America and see within us all the deep reservoirs of goodness the wellsprings of love our unthinking diligence and our scientific genius and you can t help but believe that with nimble hands inventive minds compassionate souls and most of all a good pair of feet we can go far Also Ken gets chased by cows


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    [Trespassing Across America] EBOOK NEW Ken Ilgunas Þ 5 Summary Read Trespassing Across America Ken Ilgunas hiked 1900 miles from Canada down to Texas along the Keystone pipeline proposed XL version That's amazing He learned a lot about the land mostly prairie and a lot about people mostly kind some not so much And dogs Unfortunately he didn't learn much about either the pipeline itself or global warming He does a lot of thinking But not about the pipeline Ilgunas has something of a writer's persona in that he does a lot of listening

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    [Trespassing Across America] EBOOK NEW I listened to the audio version of this book The narrator has a uiet and clear voice that is easy to understand and nice to listen toI very much enjoyed the author's walk across North America It was relaxing and interesting It is definitely not promoting the XL pipeline and the tar sands but even though he is an environmentalist which is mentioned a lot in the book the story is about his experience with the people he meets on hi

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    [Trespassing Across America] EBOOK NEW Walk across America and see within us all the deep reservoirs of goodness the wellsprings of love our unthinking diligence and our scientific genius and you can't help but believe that with nimble hands inventive minds compassionate souls and most of all a good pair of feet we can go far Also Ken gets chased by cows

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    [Trespassing Across America] EBOOK NEW Read Trespassing Across America This was one of those books that Goodreads suggested that I read and since I love travelogues I figured I couldn't go wrong And boy did I enjoy this bookFor one thing Ilgunas is a wonderful writer I've read lots of books by people who have done a thing and they're noteworthy because of this thing so they write a book It doesn't mean they ca

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    Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Ken Ilgunas [Trespassing Across America] EBOOK NEW Ken Ilgunas Þ 5 Summary Ilgunas writes readable memoirs and travel narratives often with a humorous self deprecatory tone Ignore the negative reviews that insist he is judgmental; he shows a lot of self awareness when he is critical of how we live so it's not as if he can only dish it out It's only fitting that a review of an Ilgunas book include a brie

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    Read Trespassing Across America Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Ken Ilgunas Ken Ilgunas Þ 5 Summary I like to give thanks to my tax dollars for the support of public libraries that allowed me to borrow said book in exchange for an hon

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    [Trespassing Across America] EBOOK NEW Ken Ilgunas Þ 5 Summary Read Trespassing Across America A little less than half way through the book a chapter ends with these sentences To travel alone I'd learned isn't to rely on yourself To travel alone is to force yourself to depend on others It is to fall in love with mankind Those three sentences not only made want to keep reading but also said things to me that made me want to start traveling I would look back at travels I have taken and see them differently Having a forestry

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    Read Trespassing Across America [Trespassing Across America] EBOOK NEW Ken Ilgunas graduated from college with 32000 in loans to pay off To avoid further debt while in grad school at Duke he lived in a 1994 Econoline van After graduating he took a series of unusual jobs in order to

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    Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Ken Ilgunas [Trespassing Across America] EBOOK NEW Thanks to Netgalley and Blue Rider Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review While trespassing is not a foreign concept to me the idea of not being able to walk across your own country is indeed a very s

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    Ken Ilgunas Þ 5 Summary Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Ken Ilgunas Read Trespassing Across America Fell flat I guess I'm confused as to the purpose of the trip He wrote for the first 20 pages that it was all about the Keystone XL yet once the trip starts he rarely engaged with anybody he meets about the pipeline He defin

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  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Trespassing Across America
  • Ken Ilgunas
  • English
  • 05 August 2018
  • 9780399175480