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The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland

The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland

by Robert Michael Pyle, Richard Louv
     
 

""When people connect with nature, it happens somewhere," writes Bob Pyle. "My own point of intimate contact with the land was a ditch." The High Line Canal, originally built outside of Denver as part of an ambitious plan to bring water to eastern Colorado for irrigation, became the young Pyle's place of sanctuary and play, his birthplace as a naturalist, and the

Overview

""When people connect with nature, it happens somewhere," writes Bob Pyle. "My own point of intimate contact with the land was a ditch." The High Line Canal, originally built outside of Denver as part of an ambitious plan to bring water to eastern Colorado for irrigation, became the young Pyle's place of sanctuary and play, his birthplace as a naturalist, and the inspiration for his widely quoted concept of "the extinction of experience."

An engrossing memoir and an eloquent portrait of place, The Thunder Tree reveals the deep relationship between people—especially children—and the natural world. For a new generation of readers, Pyle's environmental coming-of-age story offers a powerful argument for preserving opportunities to explore nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870716027
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Michael Pyle, called "one of America's finest natural history writers" by Sue Hubbell, is the author of fifteen books, including Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year, Chasing Monarchs, Where Bigfoot Walks, and Wintergreen, which won the John Burroughs Medal. A Yale-trained ecologist and a Guggenheim fellow, he lives in southwestern Washington.

Richard Louv is the author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and chairman of the Children & Nature Network.

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