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by Annie Griffiths,Barbara Kingsolver

Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands download ebook
ISBN:
0792269098
ISBN13:
978-0792269090
Author:
Annie Griffiths,Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher:
National Geographic; First Edition edition (October 1, 2002)
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Pages:
192 pages
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1937 kb
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1932 kb
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Photography & Video
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Rating:
4.5

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR BARBARA KINGSOLVER brings her passion for the wilderness to bear in this striking book.

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR BARBARA KINGSOLVER brings her passion for the wilderness to bear in this striking book. Trained as a biologist.

Born Her major non-fiction works include her 1990 publication Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983 and 2007's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a description of eating locally

Start by marking Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 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' collaboration with Barbara Kingsolver produced a book called Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands, in 2002. Publishers Weekly, while critical of Griffiths' infrared photography, applauded the book for "capturing the essence of America the way we imagine it used to be," and continued saying "the book offers quiet evidence that there is still something better than a world where "children's adventures and glimpses of fox dwell only in books.

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Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands . revealing in often hilarious detail how she managed to juggle two children, bulky. Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to the Present.

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. 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. Last Stand" takes readers from the tallgrass prairies of Kansas to the Arctictundra of Alaska to the deserts of the Southwest and bears passionate witnessto the last wildernesses, reminding why they must be preserved. with photographs by Annie Griffiths Belt). Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983. Cover design and illustration by Robin Bilardello. This book is a work of fiction. The characters, incidents, and dialogue are drawn from the author's imagination and are not to be construed as real.

Kingsolver, Barbara; Griffiths, Annie, 1953 .

Kingsolver, Barbara; Griffiths, Annie, 1953-. From the tallgrass prairies of Kansas to the Alaskan tundra and the desert Southwest, a dedicated novelist and conservationist teams up with an acclaimed photographer to capture America's endangered virgin lands and wilderness, examining the spirit and beauty of these diverse landscapes and offering a determined call for their preservation.

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR BARBARA KINGSOLVER brings her passion for the wilderness to bear in this striking book. Trained as a biologist, Kingsolver writes authoritatively, and movingly, about the continent's virgin pockets of desert, coast, grassland, forest, and wetland. ONE-OF-A-KIND IMAGES: Specially commissioned infrared photographs, taken and hand-tinted by Belt, create a painterly portrait of wild landscapes that gives this an art book appeal. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPERTISE: Readers look to the Geographic as a leading expert in the geography and ecology of America. America's virgin lands are not always where you'd expect to find them - in national parks or other preserves. They're scattered in often small, sometimes barely known pockets across the continent. These are the remnants that remind us of what wildness once meant - and what will be lost if it disappears. In her moving introduction and in the essays that open each chapter, Kingsolver discusses the ways of wilderness, the threats against it, its natural imperatives and what it needs to survive in the different forms featured in the chapters - as grassland, wetland, dryland, coast, and woodland. Annie Griffiths Belt's evocative colour and hand-tinted photographs capture the essence of these diverse bioregions. The images take you from the tallgrass prairies of Kansas and Nevada to the Arctic tundra of Alaska, from the endangered coral reefs off the Florida Keys to the Pacific-pounded coast of Oregon, from the deserts of the Southwest to the sky-piercing redwoods of California.
Reviews:
  • Gugrel
This is a very fine book. It shares the unique perspectives and image styles of a highly talented photographer with those of an equally expressive writer. My wife and I both love it!
Barbara Kingsolver is my favorite author, and she has met her visual match in Annie Griffiths Belt.
  • Hidden Winter
Beautiful...timeless...very pleased with this coffee table book, and shall be opening it frequently.
  • thrust
Barber's essay of wild and free childhood reflects my own and my kids
My grandchildren are prisoners. Loved the quotes from Bartram, Muir, Abbey and others. Will read and see pictures often.
  • riki
This is an amazing book - highly recommended for anyone who likes Barbara Kingsolver's work and can appreciate the raw beauty of nature exceptionally portrayed by Annie Griffiths Belt's stunning photography. Great gift or coffee table book. Particularly suited as gift for a writer or photographer. Item arrived timely and in great condition. My copy was signed by the photographer.
  • Steelraven
If you are looking for a nice coffee table book this is it! However, if you are looking for a Barbara Kingsolver book this might not be what you are looking for......there is very little actual written context. This is mostly a picture book.....a beautiful one!
  • Kaghma
I've tried twice to leave a review for this, and Amazon keeps telling me to revise my review. I have NO idea why. This is a beautiful book, and I'm very happy with it and with service from the seller.
  • Adokelv
THis is a great coffee table book and have had luck with people opening it up and using it as a conversation piece.
Wonderfully creative and inspiring. The authors mesh in a way that is unique. I have been a fan of Kingsolver for many years, and I also love photography (I'm a nature shooter myself)--put these two together and we have a wonderful acknowledgment of our world.