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by William Least Heat-moon

Prairyerth: A Deep Map download ebook
ISBN:
0233987371
ISBN13:
978-0233987378
Author:
William Least Heat-moon
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company; First Edition edition (1991)
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480 pages
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1656 kb
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1422 kb
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William Least Heat-Moon (born William Lewis Trogdon August 27, 1939) is an American travel writer and historian of English, Irish, and Osage ancestry.

William Least Heat-Moon (born William Lewis Trogdon August 27, 1939) is an American travel writer and historian of English, Irish, and Osage ancestry. He is the author of several books which chronicle unusual journeys through the United States, including cross-country trips by boat (River Horse, 1999) and, in his best known work (1982's Blue Highways), about his journey in a 1975 Ford Econoline van.

He must be the most learned man in the room, whatever room he's in. It would be interesting to talk to him in person and contrast his conversation with his writing. One must savor this book, and take it slow.

by William Least Heat-Moon (Author). Bill McKibben has called this book "the deepest map anyone ever made of an American place" - a majestic survey of land and time and people in a single county of the Kansas plains. New Releasein Central . It takes the author-by car, on foot, and in mind-into the core of our continent and backward and forward through a brilliant spectrum of time and place.

PrairyErth : (a deep map), William Least Heat-Moon, But first a warning: you may already have come across a set of detailed instructions, a map with every bush and stone clearly marked, the meandering courses of dry rivers and other.

PrairyErth : (a deep map), William Least Heat-Moon,. p cm. A Peter Davison Book. ISBN 0-395-48602-5 ISBN 0-395-92569-x (pbk). 1. Chase County (Ka. -Description and travel. But first a warning: you may already have come across a set of detailed instructions, a map with every bush and stone clearly marked, the meandering courses of dry rivers and other geographical features noted, with dotted lines put down to represent the very faintest of trails. Perhaps there were also warnings printed in tiny red letters along the margin, about the lack of water, the strength of the wind and the swiftness of the rattlesnakes.

PrairyErth : (a deep map). by. Heat Moon, William Least. Heat Moon, William Least, Heat-Moon, William Least. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. urn:acs6:at:pdf:6a5-d75eddd3c718 urn:acs6:at:epub:5ae-40aaec1cc6a4 urn:oclc:record:1036818271. The Indiana University Catalog.

Under the name of William Least Heat-Moon, William Trogdon is the author of two best-selling classics BLUE HIGHWAYS and PRAIRYERTH. His newest book is RIVER-HORSE: A VOYAGE ACR0SS AMERICA. He lives in Columbia, Missouri. Библиографические данные. PrairyErth: (a Deep Map) A Peter Davison book A mariner book.

PrairyErth: A Deep Map. (The Travel Trilogy by. William Least Heat-Moon. Bill McKibben has called this book "the deepest map anyone ever made of an American place"-a majestic survey of land and time and people in a single county of the Kansas plains.

William Least Heat-Moon. About a quarter century ago, a previously unknown writer named William Least Heat-Moon wrote a book called Blue Highways. From the acclaimed author of Blue Highways, PrairyErth, and Roads to Quoz, a dazzling collection of travel tales from the road. HERE, THERE, ELSEWHERE draws together for the first time William Least Heat-Moon's greatest short-form travel writing. Personally selected by the writer, these pieces take us from Japan, England, Italy, and Mexico to Long Island, Oregon, Arizona, from small towns to big cities, ocean shores and inland mysteries. Acclaimed as a classic, it was a travel book like no other.

Reviews:
  • DABY
Having read his excellent "Blue Highways" (twice, though thirty years apart), I thought I would give "PrairyErth" a chance. About five years ago, I dived into it, but got only a third of the way through before bailing out. I admired his fine writing, but I couldn't grasp his subtleties and the arc of what his project was trying to accomplish. Fast forward to two weeks ago, when my friends and I did a road trip through Kansas, culminating in the Flint Hills and the Tallgrass Prairie of Chase County. The experience in nature was so profound that I just had to give "PrairyErth" a second chance, especially after talking with folks at the Chase County Historical Museum in Cottonwood Falls. Well, NOW I get it! This book is a masterpiece of its own, perhaps even unique, genre. The details, the people past and present, the history, the flora and fauna, the geography and geology -- it is all there, and more. This book reminds me of the Terence Malick movie "The Tree of Life", in that you either love it as an completely new, insightful experience, or you turn your back on its magic in frustrated bewilderment. So must you visit Chase County first to understand this book? Hard to answer...I believe that if you read this book slowly and carefully, you will glean its worth even without making the actual pilgrimage. But try to come for a visit afterwards if possible, because the full marvel of what WLHM was trying to say will reveal itself to you in a fulfilling and remarkable way...
  • fabscf
Least Heat-Moon is a true rambler and describes our American landscape with care and nostalgic detail.
If you didn't love the prairie before you read this book, you will love it after.
  • Malanim
This book shouldn't have been written by an American. We're used to passing things at 70mph: to stop and notice things wastes time. But there is beauty and life and history everywhere if one is willing to look, and this book does so by taking a very deep look at a very small place. The people who live here should be proud to have such a book written about them...
  • Ganthisc
If you're not from Kansas, or have never stepped through prairie, you might be tempted not to tackle reading the lengthy PrairyErth. That would be too bad. Least Heat-Moon's description of Chase County prairie, it's people and history, and it's importance to America is fine reading. Clearly he has invested in this book years of research and soul. As vital to American fabric as Yosemite or the Grand Canyon, this tough prairie deserves the time it will take to understand it through this book.
  • Flash_back
I was anticipating the same kind of elevating experience that I had when reading Blue Highways, but it didn't happen. Language was excellent but subject matter seemed to bog down somewhat.
  • Qulcelat
Great Book
  • ZEr0
My family left Kansas in the 1880s so the history, geography and characters were all of great interest to me. Mr. Heat-Moon is among my favorite narrators and did an excellent job as usual!
This book changed my worldview on what a "history" book should contain. Anything short of this scope is inadequate to begin to look at an area. I loved the epicness of this telling. I really felt like Heat-Moon was a voice for the silent grasses. I was sad when I came to the end of the book and plan to begin it again soon.