A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101118719

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Men Explain Things To Me Written as a series of autobiographical essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Rebecca Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place. Solnit is interested in the stories we use to navigate our way through the world, and the places we traverse, from wilderness to cities, in finding ourselves, or losing ourselves. While deeply personal, her own stories link up to larger stories, from captivity narratives of early Americans to the use of the color blue in Renaissance painting, not to mention encounters with tortoises, monks, punk rockers, mountains, deserts, and the movie Vertigo. The result is a distinctive, stimulating voyage of discovery. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Field Guide To Getting Lost

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 184767660X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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In this investigation into loss, losing and being lost, Rebecca Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty. A Field Guide to Getting Lost takes in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting, Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light on the way we live now.

The Mother of All Questions

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608467201

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Praise for Men Explain Things to Me: "It's a fraught time to be female in America (or should I say fraught-er), and Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me is the most clarifying, soothing, and socially aware document I've read on the topic this year."—Lena Dunham, Wall Street Journal "The Antidote to Mansplaining."—The Stranger "Feminist, frequently funny, unflinchingly honest, and often scathing in its conclusions."—Salon In a timely and incisive follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit offers sharp commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender binary, the recent history of rape jokes, and much more. In characteristic style, Solnit mixes humor, keen analysis, and sharp insight in these eleven essays. Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of eighteen or so books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including the books Men Explain Things to Me and Hope in the Dark, both also with Haymarket; a trilogy of atlases of American cities; The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper's and a regular contributor to the Guardian.

The Faraway Nearby

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143125494

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 259

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A companion to A Field Guide for Getting Lost explores the ways that people construct lives from stories and connect to each other through empathy, narrative and imagination, sharing illustrative anecdotes about historical figures and members of her own family. By the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of River of Shadows.

Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Digital Field Guide

Author: Rosh Sillars

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118239660

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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Master every detail of this exciting new touchscreen dSLR Canon's new introductory-level dSLR camera boasts some revolutionary features that will be new even to Canon veterans. This convenient guide effectively explains every button, menu, mode, and function of the Rebel T4i/650D, and it fits in your camera bag so you can easily refresh your memory during a shoot. With step-by-step descriptions of every action and feature plus color images of every control, this little book will have you taking charge of your camera in no time. Learn to use the touchscreen menus, new silent autofocus feature, and extended ISO range. You'll also get suggestions for improving your shots in specific situations. There's even a free gray and color checker card to help you achieve perfect color and white balance every time. The Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D offers a touchscreen, silent autofocus mode for better quality video shooting, and a broader ISO range for improved photo quality in low-light conditions This handy guide clearly explains every feature, mode, dial, function, and menu, illustrating the instructions with plenty of full-color images Explains how and when to use various features and provides great advice on a number of common shooting situations Convenient 6x9-inch trim size makes it easy to take the book along for reference, and the bonus gray and color checker card inside helps assure you of accurate color Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Digital Field Guide is the perfect partner to help you get the most from your exciting new Canon dSLR.

Canon EOS 6D Digital Field Guide

Author: Michael Corsentino

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118718526

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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The Canon EOS 6D is Canon's smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR camera to date and boasts an extensive feature set. This full-color, portable guide goes beyond the owner's manual to deliver clear, succinct descriptions of how these features and functions work and explains how they affect the resulting photos. With the expert advice and clear instructions, the Canon EOS 6D Digital Field Guide makes this sophisticated camera accessible to even first-time DSLR users Helps you to consistently achieve professional-level photography using the Canon EOS 6D Walks you through the essential controls, features, and functions using step-by-step instructions and providing full-color images of each menu screen Shows you how to get the exact shots you want, when you want them, and is packed with beautiful color photos Shoot in Live View, choose the best settings for movie-making, and learn how to share your images and video online via the built-in Wi-Fi Includes step-by-step techniques and professional tips on taking exceptional photos with your Canon EOS 6D Canon EOS 6D Digital Field Guide is packed with so much helpful advice for getting the most out of your Canon EOS 6D, you'll find yourself referencing it again and again

Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D Digital Field Guide

Author: Charlotte K. Lowrie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118093208

Category: Photography

Page: 304

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Learn to use every feature of your Canon T3/1100D and get great shots every time Digital Field Guides offer step-by-step information about digital camera controls as well as tips and techniques for getting great photos in various common situations. This handy guide, perfectly sized to fit in a camera bag, explains how to use every button, dial, and setting on your Rebel T3/1100D and also covers using the improved HD video features, and in-camera movie editing options. Illustrated with the author's outstanding photos, the book provides recipes for getting the photo you want in any environment. The EOS Rebel T3/1100D is Canon's newest entry-level dSLR camera, offering a streamlined and simplified experience for new dSLR users This book explains every camera control, showing you how to use all the buttons, dials, and settings Cover the exciting new HD video features and offers suggestions for getting outstanding shots in common shooting situations Small-trim design makes it easy to take this guide along whenever you use your camera Includes a gray card and color checker card used to maintain accurate color and white balance New dSLR camera users will get up to speed quickly with the easy-to-follow guidance in this handy field guide.

A Book of Migrations

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844677087

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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"A brilliant meditation on travel."—The New York Times In this acclaimed exploration of the culture of others, Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors. A Book of Migrations portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history of the American West, A Book of Migrations carves a new route through Ireland's history, literature and landscape.

Storming the Gates of Paradise

Landscapes for Politics

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520256569

Category: History

Page: 416

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An anthology of nearly forty essays, representing the author's work over the past ten years, offers an insightful overview of American politics, current affairs, culture, society, and history, written from the perspective of a noted environmentalist, anti-globalization activist, and public intellectual. By the author of A Field Guide to Getting Lost.

As Eve Said to the Serpent

On Landscape, Gender, and Art

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820324937

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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A multidisciplinary compilation of nineteen incisive essays ranges from the formality of traditional art criticism to intimate, lyrical meditations as they explore nuclear test sites, the meaning of national borders and geographical features, and the idea of the feminine and the sublime.

Wanderlust

A History of Walking

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101199558

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of Men Explain Things to Me Drawing together many histories--of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores--Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction--from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja--finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world.

Infinite City

A San Francisco Atlas

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520262492

Category: History

Page: 156

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What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.

River of Shadows

Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101662662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The world as we know it today began in California in the late 1800s, and Eadweard Muybridge had a lot to do with it. This striking assertion is at the heart of Rebecca Solnit’s new book, which weaves together biography, history, and fascinating insights into art and technology to create a boldly original portrait of America on the threshold of modernity. The story of Muybridge—who in 1872 succeeded in capturing high-speed motion photographically—becomes a lens for a larger story about the acceleration and industrialization of everyday life. Solnit shows how the peculiar freedoms and opportunities of post–Civil War California led directly to the two industries—Hollywood and Silicon Valley—that have most powerfully defined contemporary society.

Men Explain Things to Me

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608464571

Category: Social Science

Page: 130

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In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters. She ends on a serious note— because the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, including those saying things like, “He’s trying to kill me!” This book features that now-classic essay with six perfect complements, including an examination of the great feminist writer Virginia Woolf ’s embrace of mystery, of not knowing, of doubt and ambiguity, a highly original inquiry into marriage equality, and a terrifying survey of the scope of contemporary violence against women. Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of eighteen or so books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including the books Men Explain Things to Me and Hope in the Dark, both also with Haymarket; a trilogy of atlases of American cities; The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper's and a regular contributor to the Guardian.

Hope in the Dark

Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608465799

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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"No writer has better understood the mix of fear and possibility, peril and exuberance that's marked this new millennium." —Bill McKibben A book as powerful and influential as Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me, her Hope in the Dark was written to counter the despair of radicals at a moment when they were focused on their losses and had turned their back to the victories behind them—and the unimaginable changes soon to come. In it, she makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next. Now, with a moving new introduction explaining how the book came about and a new afterword that helps teach us how to hope and act in our unnerving world, she brings a new illumination to the darkness of 2016 in an unforgettable new edition of this classic book. Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of eighteen or so books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including the books Men Explain Things to Me and Hope in the Dark, both also with Haymarket; a trilogy of atlases of American cities; The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper's and a regular contributor to the Guardian.

Call Them by Their True Names

American Crises (and Essays)

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608469476

Category: Social Science

Page: 115

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“Rebecca Solnit is essential feminist reading.” —The New Republic “Solnit’s exquisite essays move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy.” —Elle Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books including the international bestseller Men Explain Things to Me. Called “the voice of the resistance” by the New York Times, she has emerged as an essential guide to our times, through incisive commentary on feminism, violence, ecology, hope, and everything in between. In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, Solnit turns her attention to the war at home. This is a war, she says, “with so many casualties that we should call it by its true name, this war with so many dead by police, by violent ex-husbands and partners and lovers, by people pursuing power and profit at the point of a gun or just shooting first and figuring out who they hit later.” To get to the root of these American crises, she contends that “to acknowledge this state of war is to admit the need for peace,” countering the despair of our age with a dose of solidarity, creativity, and hope.