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The hour of land: a personal topography of America's national parks

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America's national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds , returns with The Hour of Land , a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

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subject_facetBiographies
Human ecology -- United States -- Philosophy
Illustrated works
Landscapes -- Social aspects -- United States
National parks and reserves -- Social aspects -- United States
National parks and reserves -- United States
National parks and reserves -- United States -- Pictorial works
Natural history -- United States
Travel writing
United States -- Environmental conditions
Williams, Terry Tempest -- Travel -- United States
title_displayThe hour of land : a personal topography of America's national parks
title_fullThe Hour of Land A Personal Topography of America's National Parks
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title_shortThe hour of land
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topic_facetEnvironmental conditions
Human ecology
Landscapes
Literary Criticism
National parks and reserves
Natural history
Nonfiction
Philosophy
Social aspects
Travel
Williams, Terry Tempest