Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile

Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile

by John Hanson Mitchell, Gordon Morrison, Addison - Wesley Pub. Co.
     
 

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“Ceremonial time” occurs when past, present, and future can be perceived simultaneously. Experienced only rarely, usually during ritual dance, this escape from linear time is the vehicle for John Mitchell’s extraordinary writing. In this, his most magical book, he traces the life of a single square mile in New England, from the last ice age

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“Ceremonial time” occurs when past, present, and future can be perceived simultaneously. Experienced only rarely, usually during ritual dance, this escape from linear time is the vehicle for John Mitchell’s extraordinary writing. In this, his most magical book, he traces the life of a single square mile in New England, from the last ice age through years of human history, including bear shamans, colonists, witches, local farmers, and encroaching industrial “parks.”

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“Astonishing immediacy . . . as though Sherlock Holmes had set out to verify Grey’s musings in his country churchyard. . . . An unqualified success . . . I can think of no book that provides so personal and yet so comprehensive a view of America, past, present, and potentially, future.”—New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201149371
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
4.98(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

JOHN HANSON MITCHELL, winner of the 1994 John Burroughs Essay Award, is the author of numerous books. Ceremonial Time is the first in a series of titles in the Scratch Flat Chronicles. His newest book is An Eden of Sorts: A Natural History of My Feral Garden.

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