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Beyond the Aspen Grove (First edition)

Zwinger, Ann

ISBN 10: 0394416686 / ISBN 13: 9780394416687
Published by Random House, New York, 1970
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are in near fine condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Natural history and observation on 40 acres in the Colorado Rockies. Narrated and illustrated by the author. 8vo. 368 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 84185

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Title: Beyond the Aspen Grove (First edition)

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Colorado Rockies are Ann Zwinger’s subject in prose and drawing. There, 8,300 feet above sea level, summer is short and winter long and often harsh; it is a place where much of life exists on the margin. In good years the grasses are lush; in bad years, even the mice starve. But it is a land the Zwingers have lovingly explored and recorded, careful not to disrupt the balance of the land, the relationship of plant to animal and of each to its environment.

These forty acres, called Constant Friendship after the Maryland land her ancestor settled in the early 1730s, are "a place of all seasons, for even in winter there is a promise of spring, and in spring the foretaste of summer. The white of snow becomes the white of summer clouds, the resonant green of spruce becomes the green head of drake mallard ... here part of each season is contained in every other."

In beautiful and simple language and with 80 illustrations, "Beyond the Aspen Grove" tells of meadow, lake, marsh and forest, of algae and dragonflies, of deer and jays that live in the thin clear air of the mountain world.

"Ann Swinger’s "Beyond the Aspen Grove" takes us to the Montane Zone of Colorado (7,000 to 9,000 feet) to walk her land with her, to savor the immense variety of life to be found there, above and below ground, in its streams, meadows, under the surface of a lake and among its groves of aspen and Ponderosa pine. The book is a compendium of information, packed densely with meat like a rich nut ... [a] work of love that is also a work of science and a work of art." —May Sarton in "The New York Times Book Review"

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Now back in print, Ann Zwinger’s classic exploration of the Rocky Mountains

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