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The Resource Trespassing across America : one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland, Ken Ilgunas

Trespassing across America : one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland, Ken Ilgunas

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Trespassing across America : one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland
Title
Trespassing across America
Title remainder
one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland
Statement of responsibility
Ken Ilgunas
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Told with sincerity, humor, and wit,Trespassing Across America is both a fascinating account of one man's remarkable journey along the Keystone XL pipeline and a meditation on climate change, the beauty of the natural world, and the extremes to which we can push ourselves--both physically 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 more 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 1,500 miles to the Alberta tar sands. Once there, he turned around and began his 1,700-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 private property. Both 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 questions 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"--
  • "Told with sincerity, humor, and wit, Trespassing Across America is both a fascinating account of one man's remarkable journey along the Keystone XL pipeline and a meditation on climate change, the beauty of the natural world, and the extremes to which we can push ourselves--both physically and mentally"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Ilgunas, Ken
Dewey number
  • 796.51097
  • 333.72/097
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV199.44.N654
LC item number
I54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hiking
  • Ilgunas, Ken
  • Petroleum pipelines
  • Environmental degradation
  • North America
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • Ilgunas, Ken
  • Environmental degradation
  • Hiking
  • Petroleum pipelines
  • Travel
  • North America
Label
Trespassing across America : one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland, Ken Ilgunas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-267)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945585698
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780399175480
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016006546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945585698
  • (Sirsi) a1925593
Label
Trespassing across America : one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland, Ken Ilgunas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-267)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945585698
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780399175480
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016006546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945585698
  • (Sirsi) a1925593

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