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Last Stand, America's Virgin Land

Kingsolver, Barbara; Annie Griffiths Belt, Photographer

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ISBN 10: 0792269098 / ISBN 13: 9780792269090
Published by National Geographic, Washington, DC, Signed by Photorapher, 2002
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near Fine+ paper over board hardback, silver lettering, NF DJ. Cover with a little edge wear, one ink mark on front cover. DJ has a little edge wear, some scuffs, inside top corner clipped. Binding tight. End papers and pp look unused. Photographer signature on title page. 10x12", 191 pp with many full color plates. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for priority mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA. ISBN# 0792269098. Bookseller Inventory # 8385

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Title: Last Stand, America's Virgin Land

Publisher: National Geographic, Washington, DC, Signed by Photorapher

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)

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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.

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"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.

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 Belt' s accompanying hand-tinted infrared photographs breathtakingly evoke the spirit and beauty of these diverse bioregions.

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