Closer to the Ground [NOOK Book]

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Closer to the Ground is the deeply personal story of a father learning to share his love of nature with his children, not through the indoor lens of words or pictures, but directly, palpably, by exploring the natural world as they forage, cook and eat from the woods and sea.

This compelling, masterfully written tale follows Dylan Tomine and his family through four seasons as they hunt chanterelles, fish for salmon, dig clams and gather at the ...
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Closer to the Ground

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Overview

Closer to the Ground is the deeply personal story of a father learning to share his love of nature with his children, not through the indoor lens of words or pictures, but directly, palpably, by exploring the natural world as they forage, cook and eat from the woods and sea.

This compelling, masterfully written tale follows Dylan Tomine and his family through four seasons as they hunt chanterelles, fish for salmon, dig clams and gather at the kitchen table, mouths watering, to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Closer to the Ground captures the beauty and surprise of the natural world—and the ways it teaches us how to live—with humor, gratitude and a nose for adventure as keen as a child’s. It is a book filled with weather, natural history and many delicious meals.

A compelling story of raising children to know the natural world.
Captures the adventure of foraging, cooking and eating close to home.
Finely crafted narrative of outdoor life through the seasons.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015896671
  • Publisher: Patagonia Books
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 907,970
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    A wonderful read

    Loved it! Have been recommending it since I started & was sad to finish.

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  • Posted November 2, 2012

    I loved this book - and highly recommend it!

    What a delightful surprise - this is a beautifully written and wonderfully conceived book about a family attempting to live off the land. Not in the least bit preachy, the author is witty and self-deprecating, and I found myself easily drawn in to the true tale of a year in his life on an island in the Northwest. It is more than anything a story about raising young children. They are included in fishing, gardening, foraging and creating meals for family and friends, and the author is endearingly honest about the ups and downs of that effort. I couldn't put 'Closer to the Ground' down, and was so sorry when it ended. I'd love to hear more from this talented author!!

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