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About this life [electronic resource] : Journeys on the Threshold of Memory. Barry Lopez.

Lopez, Barry. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307806505 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2011.

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Summary, etc.: The acclaimed National Book Award winner gives us a collection of spellbinding new essays that, read together, form a jigsaw-puzzle portrait of an extraordinary man. With the publication of his best-selling Of Wolves and Men, and with the astonishing originality of Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez established himself as that rare writer whose every book is an event, for both critics and his devoted readership. Now, in About This Life, he takes us on a literal and figurative journey across the terrain of autobiography, assembling essays of great wisdom and insight. Here is far-flung travel (the beauty of remote Hokkaido Island, the over-explored Galápagos, enigmatic Bonaire); a naturalist's contention (Why does our society inevitably strip political power from people with intimate knowledge of the land small-scale farmers, Native Americans, Eskimos, cowboys?); and pure adventure (a dizzying series of around-the-world journeys with air freight...
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Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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