Last Stand takes readers from the tallgrass prairies of Kansas to the Arctic tundra of Alaska to the deserts of the Southwest and bears passionate witness to our last wildernesses, reminding us why they must be preserved.
Dedicated conservationist and acclaimed novelist Barbara Kingsolver teams with National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt to capture the essence of America's endangered virgin lands. In her moving introduction and int he essays opening each chapter, Kingsolver deftly explores the ways of the wilderness, the threats against it, and what it needs to survive. Griffiths Belt's accompanying hand-tinted infrared photographs breathtakingly evoke the spirit and beauty of these diverse bioregions.
|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Product dimensions:||12.00(w) x 10.27(h) x 0.91(d)|
About the Author
Barbara Kingsolver launched what would become an illustrious writing career with her classic first novel, The Bean Trees, about a rural Kentucky native trying to escape motherhood who inherits a Native American child on her way west. In 2000, Kingsolver was awarded the National Humanities Medal. In 2010, she won Britain’s Orange Prize for The Lacuna. Other bestselling works include The Poisonwood Bible and the bestselling nonfiction book Animal, Vegetable, Mineral.
Date of Birth:April 8, 1955
Place of Birth:Annapolis, Maryland
Education:B.A., DePauw University, 1977; M.S., University of Arizona, 1981