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The Resource Because it is so beautiful : unraveling the mystique of the American west : a nonfiction collection, by Robert Leonard Reid

Because it is so beautiful : unraveling the mystique of the American west : a nonfiction collection, by Robert Leonard Reid

Label
Because it is so beautiful : unraveling the mystique of the American west : a nonfiction collection
Title
Because it is so beautiful
Title remainder
unraveling the mystique of the American west : a nonfiction collection
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Leonard Reid
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Taking its title from an affecting speech given by renowned author Barry Lopez, Because It Is So Beautiful is a response to desperate questions surrounding the protection and preservation of America's wildlands. Lopez asserted that wilderness activists will never achieve the success they seek until they can testify before legislators that a certain river or mountain must be saved not because of its economic importance or its recreational, historical, or scientific value, but because it is so beautiful. The words resonated with young mountaineer-musician-mathematician Robert Leonard Reid, who was struggling to understand his relationship to the world, to find his vision as a writer. What he learned on that long-ago evening is that to save a wilderness or indeed even to live one's life you must reach deep into your heart and find what is there, then speak it plainly and without shame. This belief is knit throughout the nineteen pieces in the collection, which include essays from Reid's previous books Arctic Circle, Mountains of the Great Blue Dream, and America, New Mexico, three essays that appear here in print for the first time, as well as revised and expanded versions of essays that appeared in Touchstone, The Progressive, and elsewhere
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reid, Robert Leonard
Dewey number
333.720978
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature conservation
  • Natural areas
  • Natural areas
  • Nature conservation
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • NATURE / Essays
  • United States, West
Label
Because it is so beautiful : unraveling the mystique of the American west : a nonfiction collection, by Robert Leonard Reid
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"June 2017"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To live one's life -- West, to the future -- From America, New Mexico -- The condor's last flight -- Ling-Ling has killed another baby -- A poem, gathering in my mind -- Intruders on a lifeless ridge -- From Arctic Circle (six excerpts) -- The fire and the rose -- From Mountains of the great blue dream
Control code
1905713
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9781619029293
Lccn
2017004084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781619029293
  • (OCoLC)982465122
Label
Because it is so beautiful : unraveling the mystique of the American west : a nonfiction collection, by Robert Leonard Reid
Publication
Note
"June 2017"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To live one's life -- West, to the future -- From America, New Mexico -- The condor's last flight -- Ling-Ling has killed another baby -- A poem, gathering in my mind -- Intruders on a lifeless ridge -- From Arctic Circle (six excerpts) -- The fire and the rose -- From Mountains of the great blue dream
Control code
1905713
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9781619029293
Lccn
2017004084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781619029293
  • (OCoLC)982465122

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