Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild

Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild

by Ellen Meloy

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Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild by Ellen Meloy

Long believed to be disappearing and possibly even extinct, the Southwestern bighorn sheep of Utah’s canyonlands have made a surprising comeback. Naturalist Ellen Meloy tracks a band of these majestic creatures through backcountry hikes, downriver floats, and travels across the Southwest. Alone in the wilderness, Meloy chronicles her communion with the bighorns and laments the growing severance of man from nature, a severance that she feels has left us spiritually hungry. Wry, quirky and perceptive, Eating Stone is a brillant and wholly original tribute to the natural world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400031771
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Edition description: Reprinted Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 809,641
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

ELLEN MELOY, a recipient of a Whit-ing Foundation Award in 1997, was a native of the West and lived in California, Montana, and Utah. Her previous book, The Anthropology of Turquoise, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the Utah Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Festival Award in the adventure and travel category. She is also the author of Raven’s Exile: A Season on the Green River and The Last Cheater’s Waltz: Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest. Meloy spent most of her life in wild, remote places; at the time of her sudden death in November 2004 (three months after completing Eating Stone), she and her husband were living in southern Utah.

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