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Desert Solitaire

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Publisher : University of Arizona Press
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ISBN 10 : 0816510571
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Desert Solitaire PDF Full Free by Edward Abbey and published by University of Arizona Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An account of the author's existence, observations and reflections, as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah


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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 10 : 0820463302
Pages : 112 pages
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Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing

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Publisher : University of Utah Press
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ISBN 10 : 0874803624
Pages : 216 pages
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Conserving Words

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 10 : 082032759X
Pages : 402 pages
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Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 0313328552
Pages : 352 pages
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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781134980772
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Nature Writing PDF Full Free by Don Scheese and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-28 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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A Literary History of the American West

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Publisher : TCU Press
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ISBN 10 : 087565021X
Pages : 1408 pages
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Voices in the Wilderness

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Publisher : UPNE
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ISBN 10 : 0874517524
Pages : 204 pages
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Literature of Nature

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 10 : 1579580106
Pages : 520 pages
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Imagining Wild America

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Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780472021925
Pages : 236 pages
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Download Imagining Wild America PDF Full Free by John R. Knott and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2009-04-03 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At a time when the idea of wilderness is being challenged by both politicians and intellectuals, Imagining Wild America examines writing about wilderness and wildness and makes a case for its continuing value. The book focuses on works by John James Audubon, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, and Mary Oliver, as each writer illustrates different stages and dimensions of the American fascination with wild nature. John Knott traces the emergence of a visionary tradition that embraces values consciously understood to be ahistorical, showing that these writers, while recognizing the claims of history and the interdependence of nature and culture, also understand and attempt to represent wild nature as something different, other. A contribution to the growing literature of eco-criticism, the book is a response to and critique of recent arguments about the constructed nature of wilderness. Imagining Wild America demonstrates the richness and continuing importance of the idea of wilderness, and its attraction for American writers. John R. Knott is Professor of English, University of Michigan. His previous books include The Huron River: Voices from the Watershed, coedited with Keith Taylor.


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ISBN 10 : 9780826355188
Pages : 232 pages
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Publisher : JHU Press
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ISBN 10 : 0801868386
Pages : 334 pages
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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780300255867
Pages : 356 pages
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Edward Abbey

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Publisher : University of Arizona Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780816549801
Pages : 392 pages
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Ecological Restoration and the U.S. Nature and Environmental Writing Tradition

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 10 : 9783030861483
Pages : 348 pages
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Always the Mountains

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780820329536
Pages : 295 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781666713176
Pages : 151 pages
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