The Hour of Land Book
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The Hour of Land


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Date : 2016-05-31
  • Category : Nature
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780374712266

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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.

The Hour of Land Book
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The Hour of Land


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Date : 2016-05-31
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780374280093

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"A personal, lyrical, and idiosyncratic ode to our national parks"--

When Women Were Birds Book
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When Women Were Birds


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Date : 2012-04-10
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781429942829

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The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: "I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won't look at them until after I'm gone." Readers of Williams's iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge, well remember that mother. She was one of a large Mormon clan in northern Utah who developed cancer as a result of the nuclear testing in nearby Nevada. It was a shock to Williams to discover that her mother had kept journals. But not as much of a shock as what she found when the time came to read them. "They were exactly where she said they would be: three shelves of beautiful cloth-bound books . . . I opened the first journal. It was empty. I opened the second journal. It was empty. I opened the third. It too was empty . . . Shelf after shelf after shelf, all of my mother's journals were blank." What did Williams's mother mean by that? In fifty-four chapters that unfold like a series of yoga poses, each with its own logic and beauty, Williams creates a lyrical and caring meditation of the mystery of her mother's journals. When Women Were Birds is a kaleidoscope that keeps turning around the question "What does it mean to have a voice?"

Finding Beauty in a Broken World Book
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Finding Beauty in a Broken World


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Date : 2009
  • Category : Nature
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 9780375725197

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The naturalist author of Refuge and An Unspoken Hunger reflects on what it means to be human, the interconnection between the natural and human worlds, and how they combine to produce both tumult and peace, ugliness and beauty.

Erosion Book
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Erosion


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Date : 2019-10-08
  • Category : Nature
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780374712297

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Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams's fierce, spirited, and magnificent essays are a howl in the desert. She sizes up the continuing assaults on America's public lands and the erosion of our commitment to the open space of democracy. She asks: "How do we find the strength to not look away from all that is breaking our hearts?" We know the elements of erosion: wind, water, and time. They have shaped the spectacular physical landscape of our nation. Here, Williams bravely and brilliantly explores the many forms of erosion we face: of democracy, science, compassion, and trust. She examines the dire cultural and environmental implications of the gutting of Bear Ears National Monument—sacred lands to Native Peoples of the American Southwest; of the undermining of the Endangered Species Act; of the relentless press by the fossil fuel industry that has led to a panorama in which "oil rigs light up the horizon." And she testifies that the climate crisis is not an abstraction, offering as evidence the drought outside her door and, at times, within herself. These essays are Williams's call to action, blazing a way forward through difficult and dispiriting times. We will find new territory—emotional, geographical, communal. The erosion of desert lands exposes the truth of change. What has been weathered, worn, and whittled away is as powerful as what remains. Our undoing is also our becoming. Erosion is a book for this moment, political and spiritual at once, written by one of our greatest naturalists, essayists, and defenders of the environment. She reminds us that beauty is its own form of resistance, and that water can crack stone.

Refuge Book
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Refuge


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Date : 1992
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780679740247

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The author of Leap describes her Mormon upbringing, juxtaposing these reminiscences with discussions of the flooding of a wildlife bird sanctuary and its effect on that ecosystem, and her family's legacy of cancer. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

The Open Space of Democracy Book
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The Open Space of Democracy


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Date : 2010-01-01
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9781608992089

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Terry Tempest Williams presents a sharp-edged perspective on the ethics and politics of place, spiritual democracy, and the responsibilities of citizen engagement. By turns elegiac, inspiring, and passionate, The Open Space of Democracy offers a fresh perspective on the critical questions of our time.

Of Land  Sea and Sky Book

Of Land Sea and Sky


  • Author : Malcolm Snook
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 9781425157593

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The story of an unconventional man; tales of adventure, travel and inspirational meetings. From hazardous sports to bold business ventures, music, and dance - all life is here.

Coyote s Canyon Book

Coyote s Canyon


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Date : 1989
  • Category : Photography
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0879052457

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A celebration of timeless beauty of the desert canyons of southern Utah offers a meditation on the desert landscape and the legend and ritual surrounding it

The Land of Tomorrow Book

The Land of Tomorrow


  • Author : William B. Stephenson
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Date : 1919
  • Category : Alaska
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781465559876

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Maid Book
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Maid


  • Author : Stephanie Land
  • Publisher : Legacy Lit
  • Date : 2019-01-22
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780316505109

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX LIMITED SERIES, HAILED BY ROLLING STONE AS "A GREAT ONE." "A single mother's personal, unflinching look at America's class divide, a description of the tightrope many families walk just to get by, and a reminder of the dignity of all work." -PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, Obama's Summer Reading List At 28, Stephanie Land's dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer quickly dissolved when a summer fling turned into an unplanned pregnancy. Before long, she found herself a single mother, scraping by as a housekeeper to make ends meet. Maid is an emotionally raw, masterful account of Stephanie's years spent in service to upper middle class America as a "nameless ghost" who quietly shared in her clients' triumphs, tragedies, and deepest secrets. Driven to carve out a better life for her family, she cleaned by day and took online classes by night, writing relentlessly as she worked toward earning a college degree. She wrote of the true stories that weren't being told: of living on food stamps and WIC coupons, of government programs that barely provided housing, of aloof government employees who shamed her for receiving what little assistance she did. Above all else, she wrote about pursuing the myth of the American Dream from the poverty line, all the while slashing through deep-rooted stigmas of the working poor. Maid is Stephanie's story, but it's not hers alone. It is an inspiring testament to the courage, determination, and ultimate strength of the human spirit.

Nobody Rich Or Famous Book

Nobody Rich Or Famous


  • Author : Richard Shelton
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Date : 2016-10-18
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9780816533992

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Once in a while, a book comes along that redefines the concept of family. Frank McCourt did it with Angela's Ashes; Annie Dillard did it with An American Childhood. In Nobody Rich or Famous, award-winning poet and author Richard Shelton immerses us in the hardscrabble lives of his Boise, Idaho, clan during the 1930s and '40s. This is memoir in its finest tradition, illuminating today's cultural chasm between the haves and have-nots. It is the true story of a family and how it got that way.

Longitude Book
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Longitude


  • Author : Dava Sobel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Date : 2010-07-05
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0802779433

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The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of one man's forty-year obsession to find a solution to the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day--"the longitude problem." Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives and the increasing fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. One man, John Harrison, in complete opposition to the scientific community, dared to imagine a mechanical solution-a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, and opens a new window on our world.

An Unspoken Hunger Book
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An Unspoken Hunger


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Date : 2015-03-18
  • Category : Nature
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781101912430

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The acclaimed author of Refuge here weaves together a resonant and often rhapsodic manifesto on behalf of the landscapes she loves, combining the power of her observations in the field with her personal experience—as a woman, a Mormon, and a Westerner. Through the grace of her stories we come to see how a lack of intimacy with the natural world has initiated a lack of intimacy with each other. Williams shadows lions on the Serengeti and spots night herons in the Bronx. She pays homage to the rogue spirits of Edward Abbey and Georgia O’Keeffe, contemplates the unfathomable wildness of bears, and directs us to a politics of place. The result is an utterly persuasive book—one that has the power to change the way we live upon the earth.

Of Mice and Men Book
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Of Mice and Men


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Date : 1937
  • Category : California
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9780359199143

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Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles a farmer's wife.