The Hour of Land

A Personal Topography of America's National Parks
Product Number: EB00628180
Released: May 31, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374712266
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Description

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, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, 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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Genre: Travel, Science
Awards:2017-NonFiction-Longlist-Andrew Carnegie Medal
Original Publish Date: May 31, 2016

All formats/editions

CD
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Narrator(s): Terry Williams
Product Number DD25260
Released: Jun 07, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515904212
eAudio
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Narrator(s): Terry Williams
Product Number Z100115793
Released: Jun 07, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515924210

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