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The Resource The hour of land : a personal topography of America's national parks, Terry Tempest Williams

The hour of land : a personal topography of America's national parks, Terry Tempest Williams

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The hour of land : a personal topography of America's national parks
Title
The hour of land
Title remainder
a personal topography of America's national parks
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Terry Tempest Williams
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hour of land
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a personal topography of Americas national parks
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eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
In honor of the United States National Park Service's centennial this year, naturalist and author Terry Tempest Williams reflects on 12 of the 400+ parks, seashores, monuments, and recreation areas that are, as she so elegantly puts it, "portals and thresholds of wonder." Visiting Gettysburg, Alcatraz Island, Grand Teton, Acadia, Gates of the Arctic, and more, she reflects on her trips and her own past as well as the history of the parks, how politics and people have shaped them and continue to shape them, and the environmental issues they face. Gorgeously illustrated with selections from several accomplished photographers, The Hour of Land is a fascinating book that nature lovers will cherish. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Green Prize for Sustainable Literature: Adult Nonfiction, 2017.
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10495591
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Williams, Terry Tempest
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333.780973
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • National parks and reserves
  • National parks and reserves
  • National parks and reserves
  • Landscapes
  • Williams, Terry Tempest
  • Natural history
  • Human ecology
  • United States
  • NATURE / Essays
  • TRAVEL / Parks & Campgrounds
  • TRAVEL / United States / General
  • Williams, Terry Tempest
  • Ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Landscapes
  • National parks and reserves
  • National parks and reserves
  • Natural history
  • Travel
  • United States
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adult
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a personal topography of America's national parks
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The hour of land : a personal topography of America's national parks, Terry Tempest Williams
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-382)
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ocn918995039
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22 cm
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395 pages
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9780374280093
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(hardback)
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2015042477
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unmediated
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)918995039
Label
The hour of land : a personal topography of America's national parks, Terry Tempest Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-382)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918995039
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780374280093
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015042477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918995039

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