Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field

Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field

by Terry Tempest Williams
     
 

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Williams weaves her observations in the naturalist field and her personal experience--as a woman, a Westerner, and a Mormon--into a resonant manifesto on behalf of the landscapes she loves, making clear as well that, through our disregard of this world, we have lost an essential connection to our deepest selves.

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Williams weaves her observations in the naturalist field and her personal experience--as a woman, a Westerner, and a Mormon--into a resonant manifesto on behalf of the landscapes she loves, making clear as well that, through our disregard of this world, we have lost an essential connection to our deepest selves.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Naturalist Williams's collection of essays mixes environmental activism, a passion for the landscape of her native Utah and a special concern with the role of women in the environmental cause. (Sept.)
Library Journal
Williams, trenchant chronicler of the American West and author of seven previous books, has produced a work of passionate essays. As naturalist-in-residence at the Utah Museum of Natural History, she demonstrates her love affair with the earth and her fondness for family and friends in brief but compelling writings. Using her book as a vehicle for her convictions, Williams stands out as an urgent voice calling humanity to renew its relationship with the natural world. Williams also serves as narrator in this audio edition, and her lilting voice captures well the nuances of her elegant prose. Williams's pieces speak of the sensual delights of swimming in a hidden gorge, the erotic beauty of Yellowstone Park, and the despair she feels at witnessing the decay of the Pelham Bay Park wetlands in New York. Highly recommended for natural history collections.-Gretchen Browne, Rockville Centre P.L., N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679752561
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Pages:
143
Sales rank:
507,029
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.43(d)

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