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Alone in the Wilderness: One Man's Survival in the Forests and Nature of Maine as a Wild Man of America (Hardcover)

Alone in the Wilderness: One Man's Survival in the Forests and Nature of Maine as a Wild Man of America (Hardcover)
  

In 1913 Joseph Knowles, a professional illustrator, set out into the wilderness of Maine to begin a two-month survival experiment - this book is his story, inclusive of his original illustrations. Commissioned by the Boston Post to venture into the woodlands, Joseph Knowles was f... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780359013883
Barcode 9780359013883
Published 28 August 2018
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Knowles, Joseph
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ISBN-13 9780359013883
ISBN-10 0359013880
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Lulu.com
Publication Date 28 August 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Knowles, Joseph
Category Biography & Autobiography
Family, Home & Self Help
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 336g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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In 1913 Joseph Knowles, a professional illustrator, set out into the wilderness of Maine to begin a two-month survival experiment - this book is his story, inclusive of his original illustrations. Commissioned by the Boston Post to venture into the woodlands, Joseph Knowles was far from your typical survivalist. Middle-aged and quite portly, he was a newspaperman rapidly going to seed. However, a will to escape what he termed the 'sham side of modern life' led him to undertake a quest to live off the land for some two months, his quest constantly reported on by his own paper. In terms of writing, Knowles realist reflections upon his time in the woods represent a clear departure from the vaunting of the natural world so popular in American literature. Rather than admire nature's beauty, he combines his own thoughts on life with descriptions of the physical and mental effects of living in the great outdoors, while including elements of popular adventure stories such as Tarzan.

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