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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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Terry Tempest Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 presents 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. 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DAD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Terry Tempest
Dewey number
333.780973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E160
LC item number
.W54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
Label
The hour of land : a personal topography of America's national parks, Terry Tempest Williams
Instantiates
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
Contents
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida and Mississippi: what more shall we do to others. To otherness
  • Canyonlands National Park, Utah: we are in some strange wind says the wind
  • Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California: the bodies are all gone from it, the purchases have been made
  • Glacier National Park, Montana: it is so extreme this taking-the-place of, this standing-in-for, this disappearing of all the witnesses
  • César E. Chávez National Monument, California, and the future: I say to myself keep on--it will not be the end--not yet
  • America's national parks: by definition
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming: keep promise
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota: all this is what the wind knows
  • Acadia National Park, Maine: the stones, the steel, the galaxies
  • Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania: there is no prevailing
  • Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa: death yes but as a gathering
  • Big Bend National Park, Texas: any wind will tell you
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska: there is no private space
Control code
ocn950683825
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780374280093
Lccn
2015042477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950683825
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
Contents
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida and Mississippi: what more shall we do to others. To otherness
  • Canyonlands National Park, Utah: we are in some strange wind says the wind
  • Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California: the bodies are all gone from it, the purchases have been made
  • Glacier National Park, Montana: it is so extreme this taking-the-place of, this standing-in-for, this disappearing of all the witnesses
  • César E. Chávez National Monument, California, and the future: I say to myself keep on--it will not be the end--not yet
  • America's national parks: by definition
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming: keep promise
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota: all this is what the wind knows
  • Acadia National Park, Maine: the stones, the steel, the galaxies
  • Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania: there is no prevailing
  • Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa: death yes but as a gathering
  • Big Bend National Park, Texas: any wind will tell you
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska: there is no private space
Control code
ocn950683825
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780374280093
Lccn
2015042477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950683825

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