The Klamath Knot: Explorations of Myth and Evolution / Edition 1

The Klamath Knot: Explorations of Myth and Evolution / Edition 1

by David Rains Wallace, Karin Wikstrom
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520236599

ISBN-13: 9780520236592

Pub. Date: 04/24/2003

Publisher: University of California Press

Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing, the Commonwealth Club Silver Medal for Literature 1984, and named one of the twentieth century's best nonfiction books by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Klamath Knot, originally published by Sierra Club Books in 1983, is a personal vision of wilderness in the Klamath Mountains of northwest California

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Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing, the Commonwealth Club Silver Medal for Literature 1984, and named one of the twentieth century's best nonfiction books by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Klamath Knot, originally published by Sierra Club Books in 1983, is a personal vision of wilderness in the Klamath Mountains of northwest California and southwest Oregon, seen through the lens of "evolutionary mythology." David Rains Wallace uses his explorations of the diverse ecosystems in this region to ponder the role of evolution and myth in our culture. The author's new epilogue makes a case for the creation of a new park to safeguard this exceptionally rich storehouse of relict species and evolutionary stories, which has largely been bypassed by conservationists since John Muir.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520236592
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/24/2003
Edition description:
First Edition, Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Pages:
167
Sales rank:
608,341
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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