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The Hour of Land

Author: Terry Tempest Williams; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America's national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadilydisappearing, which is why more than 300 millionpeople visit the parks each year. Now TerryTempest Williams, the author of the environmentalclassic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds , returns with The Hour of Land , aliterary celebration of our national parks, an explorationof what they mean to us and what we  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Tempest Williams; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9780374712266 0374712263
OCLC Number: 1151424520
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Terry Tempest Williams.

Abstract:

America's national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadilydisappearing, which is why more than 300 millionpeople visit the parks each year. Now TerryTempest Williams, the author of the environmentalclassic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds , returns with The Hour of Land , aliterary celebration of our national parks, an explorationof what they mean to us and what we meanto 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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