The hour of land : a personal topography of America's national parks (圖書, 2016) [U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Library]
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The hour of land : a personal topography of America's national parks

The hour of land : a personal topography of America's national parks

作者: Terry Tempest Williams
出版商: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
版本/格式:   打印圖書 : 英語所有版本和格式的總覽
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"For years, America's national parks have provided public breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why close to 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now, to honor the centennial of the National Park Service, Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks,  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Essays
Pictorial works
提及的人: Terry Tempest Williams; Terry Tempest Williams
資料類型: 網際網路資源
文件類型 圖書, 網際網路資源
所有的作者/貢獻者: Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN: 9780374280093 0374280096
OCLC系統控制編碼: 953963424
描述: Seiten cm
責任: Terry Tempest Williams.

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"For years, America's national parks have provided public breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why close to 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now, to honor the centennial of the National Park Service, Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, what they mean to us, and what we mean to them. Through twelve carefully chosen parks, from Yellowstone in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas, Tempest 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 manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America. Our national parks stand at the intersection of humanity and wildness, and there's no one better than Tempest Williams to guide us there. Beautifully illustrated, with evocative black-and-white images by some of our finest photographers, from Lee Friedlander to Sally Mann to Sebastião Salgado, The Hour of Land will be a collector's item as well as a seminal work of environmental writing and criticism about some of America's most treasured landmarks" ...
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