Lassoing the Sun

"In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal." --Ken Burns Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned-out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind.

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  • Author : Mark Woods
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN : 1250105900
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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Lassoing the Sun

Lassoing the Sun
  • Author : Mark Woods
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 14 June 2016
GET THIS BOOKLassoing the Sun

"In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal." --Ken Burns Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty

Lasso the Sun

Lasso the Sun
  • Author : Michael Dollinger
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 28 February 2005
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This is the emotional story of a young man's search for paradise at the turn of the century. He travels with his family from Eastern Europe to South America, then to Hawaii, and finally to a permanent home in San Francisco. Tragic events, caused by both man and nature, alter the path of his journey; and in the aftermath his life is forever changed.

Lasso the Wind

Lasso the Wind
  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 23 September 2009
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Let's Lasso the Sun
  • Author : Inaya Durrani
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 24 November 2019
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Written and illustrated by a 7-year-old, this book is a true story of Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa, a Pakistani computer prodigy who in 2004 at the age of nine, became the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional. This not only surprised her family, the management of the institute but also bewildered the Microsoft team. Bill Gates was so impressed by her that he invited her to the company's US headquarters. She has multiple awards and achievements that are discussed in this book.

Ranger Confidential

Ranger Confidential
  • Author : Andrea Lankford
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 02 April 2010
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For twelve years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it.

They Just Seem a Little Weird

They Just Seem a Little Weird
  • Author : Doug Brod
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release : 01 December 2020
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It was the age when heavy-footed, humorless dinosaurs roamed the hard-rock landscape. But that all changed when into these dazed and confused mid-'70s strut-ted four flamboyant bands that reveled in revved-up anthems and flaunted a novel theatricality. In They Just Seem a Little Weird, veteran entertainment journalist Doug Brod offers an eye- and ear-opening look at a crucial moment in music history, when rock became fun again and a gig became a show. This is the story of friends

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Under the Red Sea Sun
  • Author : Edward Ellsberg
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 24 June 2014
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A Navy admiral’s firsthand account of the Allied salvage operation that played a key role in recovering North Africa from the Nazis during World War II. By 1942, Mussolini’s forces were on the run in East Africa. In order to slow the Allied advance, the Italians used audacious tactics—including making ports inoperable, leaving the Allies without the infrastructure necessary to continue the war effort. At Massawa, Eritrea, the fleeing Italians left the largest mass wreck in the world,

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Statistical Learning with Sparsity
  • Author : Trevor Hastie,Robert Tibshirani,Martin Wainwright
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 07 May 2015
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Discover New Methods for Dealing with High-Dimensional Data A sparse statistical model has only a small number of nonzero parameters or weights; therefore, it is much easier to estimate and interpret than a dense model. Statistical Learning with Sparsity: The Lasso and Generalizations presents methods that exploit sparsity to help recover the underlying signal in a set of data. Top experts in this rapidly evolving field, the authors describe the lasso for linear regression and a simple coordinate descent algorithm

What If?

What If?
  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 02 September 2014
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The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.

Roaming America

Roaming America
  • Author : Renee Hahnel,Matthew Hahnel
  • Publisher : Lannoo Meulenhoff - Belgium
  • Release : 05 April 2019
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Renee & Matthew Hahnel, two professional travel photographers, embarked on the adventure of a lifetime ... a seven month journey to every national park in America. Over the course of this epic road trip, they traveled through 39 states, two US territories, drove over 25,000 miles, took 26 flights, and hiked hundreds of miles across some of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet. Roaming America tells their story through breathtaking imagery and musings from the road that will set your wanderlust into overdrive. The

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Under the Stars
  • Author : Dan White
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 14 June 2016
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“The definitive book on camping in America. . . . A passionate, witty, and deeply engaging examination of why humans venture into the wild.”—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild From the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, Dan White travels the nation to experience firsthand—and sometimes face first—how the American wilderness transformed from the devil’s playground into a source of adventure, relaxation, and renewal. Whether he’s camping nude in cougar country, being attacked by wildlife while “glamping,” or

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The Clever Cowboy
  • Author : Angela McAllister,Katherine Lodge
  • Publisher : Dk Ink
  • Release : 14 June 1998
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Clever Cowboy is determined to win the pancake-tossing competition in Yippeeville, so he tosses a flapjack so high that it blocks out the sun, and has to save the day with his giant one-seater frying pan catapult

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The Chaos of Longing
  • Author : K.Y. Robinson
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 26 September 2017
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Organized in four sections – Inception, Longing, Chaos, and Epiphany – K.Y. Robinson's debut poetry collection explores what it is to want in spite of trauma, shame, injustice, and mental illness. It is one survivor's powerful testimony, and a love letter "to those who lie awake burning."

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Callie's Heart
  • Author : Kathleen Ball
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 31 January 2017
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Callie Daniels' mother has one dying wish. She wants neighboring rancher, Garrett O'Neill, to marry her seventeen year old daughter. It's not supposed to be a conventional marriage.Garrett O'Neill would keep Callie's ranch safe and Callie would go away to college. Four years later, Callie comes home with stars in her eyes and happily ever after in her heart. She plans to make their marriage real until finds the new housekeeper, Sylvie in Garrett's arms. Heartbroken, Callie takes off

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AMORALMAN
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  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 02 March 2021
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Truth and lies are two sides of the same coin. But who's flipping it? A thought-provoking and brilliantly entertaining work of nonfiction from one of the world's leading deceivers, the creator and star of the astonishing theater show and forthcoming film In & Of Itself. Derek DelGaudio believed he was a decent, honest man. But when irrefutable evidence to the contrary is found in an old journal, his memories are reawakened and Derek is forced to confront--and try to understand--his role