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Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places
     

Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places

by Joseph Barbato (Editor), Lisa Weinerman (Editor), Barry Holstun Lopez (Foreword by)
 

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From Thomas McGuane on Idaho's Snake River to Louise Erdrich on the tallgrass prairies of her native North Dakota to Carl Hiaasen combing the imperiled fishing grounds of the Florida Keys, some of the country's finest writers celebrate the geography that The Nature Conservancy has designated as "Last Great Places."

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From Thomas McGuane on Idaho's Snake River to Louise Erdrich on the tallgrass prairies of her native North Dakota to Carl Hiaasen combing the imperiled fishing grounds of the Florida Keys, some of the country's finest writers celebrate the geography that The Nature Conservancy has designated as "Last Great Places."

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Assembled by The Nature Conservancy, this collection of 30 essays celebrating imperiled landscapes features writers ranging from Louise Erdrich to Carl Hiaasen. (Feb.)
Library Journal
Commissioned by the Nature Conservancy to publicize and raise funds for its campaign to preserve ecosystems designated "Last Great Places," this collection of 30 essays describes special natural places that are in danger of disappearing forever. These places are found entirely in the Americas and Pacific Basin. Five are from outside the United States, with the balance split almost evenly between areas east and west of the Mississippi. The anthology includes not only nature writers like Rick Bass but novelists Thomas McGuane, Paul Theroux, and Barbara Kingsolver; nonfiction authors William Least Heat Moon, Joel Achenbach, and Bill McKibben; and several Native American and non-U.S. authors. Some of the places are surprising encounters: one is 30 miles from Columbus, Ohio, another on Martha's Vineyard. Perhaps the most striking portraits are of the rain forests in Central and South America. The high-quality prose, heartfelt sentiments, and noble cause combine to make this a recommended purchase for most nature collections.-Randy Dykhuis, OHIONET, Columbus, Ohio

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ISBN-13:
9781417719082
Publisher:
San Val
Publication date:
02/28/1996

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