Trespassing across America

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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 to not only draw attention to global warming but 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 1,900-mile trek to the XL’s endpoint on the Gulf Coast of Texas, a journey which he would complete entirely on foot, almost exclusively walking 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’ 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.

Trespassing across America Full Details

NarratorAndrew Eiden
Length7 hours and 44 minutes
AuthorKen Ilgunas
PublisherBlackstone Publishing
Release dateApril 19 2016
ISBN9781504690898

Subjects in Trespassing across America

According to Blackstone Publishing, the Publisher of Trespassing across America Audiobook, Trespassing across America includes the following subjects: trespass, keystone xl, keystone, pipeline, great plains, encounters, pipe line, climate change, nature, heartland, memoir, journey, trek, Alberta, tar sands, fossil fuel, global warming, aquifer, oil spill, environment, Great Plains. The BISAC Subject Code is .

About the Author(s) of Trespassing across America

The author of Trespassing across America is Ken Ilgunas. Ken Ilgunas is an award-winning author, journalist, and backcountry ranger in Alaska. He has hitchhiked ten thousand miles across North America, paddled one thousand miles across Ontario in a birchbark canoe, and walked 1,700 miles across the Great Plains, following the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline. He earned a BA degree from SUNY Buffalo in history and English and an MA in liberal studies from Duke University. He is the author of travel memoirs Walden on Wheels and Trespassing across America.

About the Narrator of Trespassing across America Audiobook

The narrator for the Trespassing across America Audiobook is Andrew Eiden.

<p><b>Andrew Eiden</b> is an actor and winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration. He has been acting since the age of four, working at regional theaters, in national commercials, and on numerous television shows. </p>.

Trespassing across America Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Blackstone Publishing. It is supplied by Blackstone Publishing. The ISBN-10 is 1504690893. The ISBN-13 is 9781504690898.

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