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The Hour of Land

A Personal Topography of America's National Parks

by Terry Tempest Williams

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America's national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadilydisappearing, which is why more than 300 millionpeople visit the parks each year. Now TerryTempest Williams, the author of the environmentalclassic Refuge and the beloved memoir WhenWomen Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, aliterary celebration of our national parks, an explorationof what they mean to us and what we meanto 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.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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  • Release date: May 31, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9780374712266
  • File size: 6070 KB
  • Release date: May 31, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9780374712266
  • File size: 6070 KB
  • Release date: May 31, 2016


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America's national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadilydisappearing, which is why more than 300 millionpeople visit the parks each year. Now TerryTempest Williams, the author of the environmentalclassic Refuge and the beloved memoir WhenWomen Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, aliterary celebration of our national parks, an explorationof what they mean to us and what we meanto 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.


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