In the Name of Wild
One Family, Five Years, Ten Countries, and a New Vision of Wildness
Five continents. Ten countries. Twenty Natural World Heritage sites in five years. In the Name of Wild is the story of what happened when one family set out to learn what wildness means to people around the world. What draws us to seek out wild places? Do they mean the same to everyone? Part travelogue, part ethnography, this book takes us on a journey into the lives of the people who call places such as Tasmania, Patagonia, and Iceland home. They reveal that wildness isn't about the absence of people. It's about connections, kinship, and coexistence with the land.
About this Author
Phillip Vannini and April Vannini are ethnographers and filmmakers. They share an interest in exploring the meaning of "wild" and "wilderness" and are the authors of Wilderness and Inhabited: Wildness and the Vitality of the Land and the directors of In the Name of Wild and Inhabited. They teach in the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Road University and live on Gabriola Island in British Columbia.
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