Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places

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In a collection of essays, thirty notable writers celebrate some of the last great wilderness areas of the world, from Louise Erdrich's study of the Tall Grass Prairies to Carl Hiaasen's journey through the Florida Keys. 12,500 first printing.

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McGuane on Idaho's Snake River to Louise Erdrich on the tallgrass prairies of her native North Dakota to Carl Hiaasen combing the imperiled fishing grounds of the Florida Keys, some of the country's finest writers celebrate the geography that The Nature Conservancy has designated as "Last Great Places."

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Commissioned by the Nature Conservancy to publicize and raise funds for its campaign to preserve ecosystems designated "Last Great Places," this collection of 30 essays describes special natural places that are in danger of disappearing forever. These places are found entirely in the Americas and Pacific Basin. Five are from outside the United States, with the balance split almost evenly between areas east and west of the Mississippi. The anthology includes not only nature writers like Rick Bass but novelists Thomas McGuane, Paul Theroux, and Barbara Kingsolver; nonfiction authors William Least Heat Moon, Joel Achenbach, and Bill McKibben; and several Native American and non-U.S. authors. Some of the places are surprising encounters: one is 30 miles from Columbus, Ohio, another on Martha's Vineyard. Perhaps the most striking portraits are of the rain forests in Central and South America. The high-quality prose, heartfelt sentiments, and noble cause combine to make this a recommended purchase for most nature collections.
Randy Dykhuis, OHIONET, Columbus, Ohio
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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