Near Fine in hardcover in Near Fine dustjacket. 24 by 17 cm. 317 pages. Pictorial dustjacket. Very light wear to edges only. Bright, clean. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Sid Marty lives in Chinook Country - a vast land of mountain, foothills, prairie and sky - where the warm Pacific wind blows in a broad belt along the eastern slopes of the Rockies, turning winter temporarily into spring. Known to hurl box cars off their tracks and make trees grow parallel to the ground, the legendary chinook created the plains and gave rise to the cowboy life.
From his home at the foot of the Livingstone Range in southern Alberta near the border of Montana, Marty embarks on a search for the spirit of the land. His journey takes him into the past, from the prehistoric forces that shaped the mountains and the days of the great plains buffalo hunters to the early settlers who came in search of freedom. Along the way, he encounters a remarkable gallery of characters on both sides of the border: cowboy poets, rodeo riders, local oracles, old-time ranchers, native healers, encroaching capitalists. As the unpredictable chinook dances and rages, Marty weaves his own experiences into the life around him to create a richly entertaining portrait of the wild and not-so-wild west.
From the Publisher: The Chinook, a warm Pacific wind that blows in a broad belt along the eastern slopes of the Rockies turning winter into a temporary spring, is the stuff of myth and legend. Known to hurl a freight train off its tracks and make trees grow parallel to the ground, it carved out the plains and created the cowboy life.
Sid Marty's search for the Chinook is a grand interweaving of Native legend, pioneer tales, cowboy myths, wildlife stories and often haunting insights into a force that has indelibly marked life on the southern prairie and foothills of Alberta and Montana.
Warm, wry and brilliantly amusing, Leaning on the Wind is also a personal journey -- a quest into the land of Sid Marty's ancestors and neighbors in which he encounters his abandoned family homestead, a gathering of cowboy poets and a school for rodeo clowns -- not to mention a psychopathic grouse. Throughout his journey, the Chinook dances and rages, a powerful connector in this entertaining, richly epic portrait of the profound relationship among people, culture and natural forces.
Title: Leaning on the Wind : Under the Spell of the...
Publisher: Harpercollins West
Publication Date: 1995
Edition: First Edition
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0062585207I4N00
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. Hard cover. First edition.. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. Audience: General/trade. Very good in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Gift inscription in ink on front flyleaf. DJ price-clipped. Seller Inventory # Alibris.0001719
Book Description Harpercollins West, Toronto, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Printing. In VG+ DJ; Hardback (blue cloth spine/blue boards) . xvi + 317 pp. 1st printing. About Chinook Country south Alberta & north Montana; 8vo; xvi + 317 pages. Seller Inventory # 32509
Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 1995. HARDCOVER. Condition: AS NEW. Dust Jacket Condition: VERY GOOD. FIRST EDITION. FIRST PRINTING~VERY NICE COPY OF THIS BOOK. Seller Inventory # 15457
Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Very Good. Stated First edition, first printing, full number line. Appears unread, minor shelf and/or handling wear, DJ price clipped. Providing superior service since 2002. Unconditional money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 82601
Book Description Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. "First Edition" stated with full number line - 1st printing, life along the edge of the Rockies in southern Alberta near the Montana border. Seller Inventory # BX-092
Book Description HarperCollins West, Toronto, 1995. hardcover. Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 1st edition.. 8vo, 317 pp. Seller Inventory # 065520
Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0062585207
Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0062585207 Marty, Sid. Leaning On the Wind : Under the Spell of the Great Chinook. San Francisco: HarperCollins West, c1995. xiii, 317pp. 8vo. 1/4 Cloth. Book condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. Small closed tear on front cover at bottom edge. Seller Inventory # UMARLEA00WO