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|Named Person:||Terry Tempest Williams; Terry Tempest Williams|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Terry Tempest Williams
|Description:||395 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||America's National Parks: By definition --
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming: Keep promise --
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota: All this is what the wind knows --
Acadia National Park, Maine: The stones, the steel, the galaxies --
Gettysburg National Battlefield, Pennsylvania: "There is no prevailing" --
Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa: Death yes but as a gathering --
Big Bend National Park, Texas: Any wind will tell you --
Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska: There is no private space --
Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida and Mississippi: What more shall we do to others; to otherness --
Canyonlands National Park, Utah: We are in some strange wind says the wind --
Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California: The bodies are all gone from it, the purchases have been made --
Glacier National Park, Montana: It is so extreme this taking-the-place of, this standing-in-for, this disappearing of all the witnesses --
César E. Chávez National Monument, California, and the future: I say to myself keep on, it will not be the end, not yet --
|Responsibility:||Terry Tempest Williams.|
America's national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams presents a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place, while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.
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- National parks and reserves -- United States.
- National parks and reserves -- United States -- Pictorial works.
- National parks and reserves -- Social aspects -- United States.
- Landscapes -- Social aspects -- United States.
- Williams, Terry Tempest -- Travel -- United States.
- Natural history -- United States.
- National characteristics.
- Human ecology -- United States -- Philosophy.
- United States -- Environmental conditions.
- National parks and reserves, United States.
- NATURE -- Essays.
- TRAVEL -- Parks & Campgrounds.
- TRAVEL -- United States -- General.
- Williams, Terry Tempest.
- Human ecology -- Philosophy.
- Landscapes -- Social aspects.
- National parks and reserves.
- National parks and reserves -- Social aspects.
- Natural history.
- United States.
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