The Hour of Land

The Hour of Land
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780374712266
Available:
Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Sarah Crichton Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

The Hour of Land

The Hour of Land
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781250132147
Available:
Release: 2017-07-03
Editor: Picador USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A personal, lyrical, and idiosyncratic ode to our national parks"--

The Hour of Land

The Hour of Land
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780374280093
Available:
Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A personal, lyrical, and idiosyncratic ode to our national parks"--

Erosion

Erosion
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780374712297
Available:
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Sarah Crichton Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams's fierce, spirited, and magnificent essays are a howl in the desert. She sizes up the continuing assaults on America's public lands and the erosion of our commitment to the open space of democracy. She asks: "How do we find the strength to not look away from all that is breaking our hearts?" We know the elements of erosion: wind, water, and time. They have shaped the spectacular physical landscape of our nation. Here, Williams bravely and brilliantly explores the many forms of erosion we face: of democracy, science, compassion, and trust. She examines the dire cultural and environmental implications of the gutting of Bear Ears National Monument—sacred lands to Native Peoples of the American Southwest; of the undermining of the Endangered Species Act; of the relentless press by the fossil fuel industry that has led to a panorama in which "oil rigs light up the horizon." And she testifies that the climate crisis is not an abstraction, offering as evidence the drought outside her door and, at times, within herself. These essays are Williams's call to action, blazing a way forward through difficult and dispiriting times. We will find new territory—emotional, geographical, communal. The erosion of desert lands exposes the truth of change. What has been weathered, worn, and whittled away is as powerful as what remains. Our undoing is also our becoming. Erosion is a book for this moment, political and spiritual at once, written by one of our greatest naturalists, essayists, and defenders of the environment. She reminds us that beauty is its own form of resistance, and that water can crack stone.

Finding Beauty in a Broken World

Finding Beauty in a Broken World
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9780375725197
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Release: 2009
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The naturalist author of Refuge and An Unspoken Hunger reflects on what it means to be human, the interconnection between the natural and human worlds, and how they combine to produce both tumult and peace, ugliness and beauty.

When Women Were Birds

When Women Were Birds
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781429942829
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Release: 2012-04-10
Editor: Sarah Crichton Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: "I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won't look at them until after I'm gone." Readers of Williams's iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge, well remember that mother. She was one of a large Mormon clan in northern Utah who developed cancer as a result of the nuclear testing in nearby Nevada. It was a shock to Williams to discover that her mother had kept journals. But not as much of a shock as what she found when the time came to read them. "They were exactly where she said they would be: three shelves of beautiful cloth-bound books . . . I opened the first journal. It was empty. I opened the second journal. It was empty. I opened the third. It too was empty . . . Shelf after shelf after shelf, all of my mother's journals were blank." What did Williams's mother mean by that? In fifty-four chapters that unfold like a series of yoga poses, each with its own logic and beauty, Williams creates a lyrical and caring meditation of the mystery of her mother's journals. When Women Were Birds is a kaleidoscope that keeps turning around the question "What does it mean to have a voice?"

Refuge

Refuge
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307772732
Available:
Release: 2015-03-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by. One event was nature at its most random, the other a by-product of rogue technology: Terry's mother, and Terry herself, had been exposed to the fallout of atomic bomb tests in the 1950s. As it interweaves these narratives of dying and accommodation, Refuge transforms tragedy into a document of renewal and spiritual grace, resulting in a work that has become a classic.

The Open Space of Democracy

The Open Space of Democracy
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9781608992089
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Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Terry Tempest Williams presents a sharp-edged perspective on the ethics and politics of place, spiritual democracy, and the responsibilities of citizen engagement. By turns elegiac, inspiring, and passionate, The Open Space of Democracy offers a fresh perspective on the critical questions of our time.

Coyote America

Coyote America
Author: Dan Flores
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780465098538
Available:
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times best-selling account of how coyotes--long the target of an extermination policy--spread to every corner of the United States Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award "A masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation." -Wall Street Journal Legends don't come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote In the face of centuries of campaigns of annihilation employing gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn't just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Alaska to New York. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won, hands-down. Coyote America is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal, from its origins to its apotheosis. It is one of the great epics of our time.

Land of Big Numbers

Land of Big Numbers
Author: Te-Ping Chen
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780358272557
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A debut story collection offering a kaleidoscopic portrait of life for contemporary Chinese people, set between China and the United States"--

Hour of the Bees

Hour of the Bees
Author: Lindsay Eagar
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780763687359
Available:
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What does it mean to be fully alive? Magic blends with reality in a stunning coming-of-age novel about a girl, a grandfather, wanderlust, and reclaiming your roots. Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. . . . While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she’s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots. Readers who dream that there’s something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world.

The Land of Tomorrow

The Land of Tomorrow
Author: William B. Stephenson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781465559876
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Release: 1919
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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Coyote s Canyon

Coyote s Canyon
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0879052457
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Release: 1989
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebration of timeless beauty of the desert canyons of southern Utah offers a meditation on the desert landscape and the legend and ritual surrounding it

An Unspoken Hunger

An Unspoken Hunger
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781101912430
Available:
Release: 2015-03-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The acclaimed author of Refuge here weaves together a resonant and often rhapsodic manifesto on behalf of the landscapes she loves, combining the power of her observations in the field with her personal experience—as a woman, a Mormon, and a Westerner. Through the grace of her stories we come to see how a lack of intimacy with the natural world has initiated a lack of intimacy with each other. Williams shadows lions on the Serengeti and spots night herons in the Bronx. She pays homage to the rogue spirits of Edward Abbey and Georgia O’Keeffe, contemplates the unfathomable wildness of bears, and directs us to a politics of place. The result is an utterly persuasive book—one that has the power to change the way we live upon the earth.

Gas Turbines

Gas Turbines
Author: Claire Soares
Pages: 1020
ISBN: 9780124104853
Available:
Release: 2014-10-23
Editor: Elsevier
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Covering basic theory, components, installation, maintenance, manufacturing, regulation and industry developments, Gas Turbines: A Handbook of Air, Sea and Land Applications is a broad-based introductory reference designed to give you the knowledge needed to succeed in the gas turbine industry, land, sea and air applications. Providing the big picture view that other detailed, data-focused resources lack, this book has a strong focus on the information needed to effectively decision-make and plan gas turbine system use for particular applications, taking into consideration not only operational requirements but long-term life-cycle costs in upkeep, repair and future use. With concise, easily digestible overviews of all important theoretical bases and a practical focus throughout, Gas Turbines is an ideal handbook for those new to the field or in the early stages of their career, as well as more experienced engineers looking for a reliable, one-stop reference that covers the breadth of the field. Covers installation, maintenance, manufacturer's specifications, performance criteria and future trends, offering a rounded view of the area that takes in technical detail as well as well as industry economics and outlook Updated with the latest industry developments, including new emission and efficiency regulations and their impact on gas turbine technology Over 300 pages of new/revised content, including new sections on microturbines, non-conventional fuel sources for microturbines, emissions, major developments in aircraft engines, use of coal gas and superheated steam, and new case histories throughout highlighting component improvements in all systems and sub-systems.

Changes in the Land

Changes in the Land
Author: William Cronon
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781429928281
Available:
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Hill and Wang
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize Changes in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.

Pieces of White Shell

Pieces of White Shell
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Pages: 162
ISBN: 0826309690
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Release: 1987
Editor: UNM Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduction to Navajo culture by a storyteller.

Wilderness

Wilderness
Author: Debra Bloomfield,Lauren E. Oakes,Rebecca A. Senf,Terry Tempest Williams
Pages: 127
ISBN: 0826354297
Available:
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In the five-year period beginning in 2007, Debra Bloomfield undertook her third photographic landscape project: Wilderness. The photographs she created tell us what wilderness means and how to care about it, appreciate it, value its existence, and be concerned about its future"--

Anthem

Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 100
ISBN:
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Release: 101-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1938, 'Anthem' is a dystopian fiction novel by British writer Ayn Rand. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780359199143
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Release: 1937
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles a farmer's wife.