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The Resource Not just any land : a personal and literary journey into the American grasslands, John Price

Not just any land : a personal and literary journey into the American grasslands, John Price

Label
Not just any land : a personal and literary journey into the American grasslands
Title
Not just any land
Title remainder
a personal and literary journey into the American grasslands
Statement of responsibility
John Price
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Though he'd lived in Iowa all his life, the allure of the prairie had somehow eluded John Price - until, after a catastrophic flood, a brief glimpse of native wildlife suddenly brought his surroundings home to him. Not Just Any Land is a memoir of Price's rediscovery of his place in the American landscape and of his search for a new relationship to the life of the prairie - that once immense and beautiful wilderness of grass now so depleted and damaged as to test even the deepest faith."
  • "Price's journey toward a conscious commitment to place takes him to some of America's largest remaining grasslands and brings him face to face with a troubling, but also hopeful personal and environmental legacy. It also leads him through the region's literature and into conversations with contemporary nature writers - Linda Hasselstrom, Dan O'Brien William Least Heat-Moon, and Mary Swander - who have devoted themselves to living in, writing about, and restoring the grasslands. Among these authors Price observes how a commitment to the land can spring from diverse sources, for instance, the generational weight of a family ranch, the rites of wildlife preservation, the "deep maps" of ancestral, memory, and the imperatives of a body inflicted with environmental illness
  • The resulting narrative is an innovative blend of memoir, nature writing, and literary criticism that bears witness to the essential bonds between spirit, art, and earth."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Price, John
Dewey number
810.9/978
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS274
LC item number
.P75 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Grasslands
  • American prose literature
  • Price, John
  • Heat Moon, William Least
  • O'Brien, Dan
  • Hasselstrom, Linda M.
  • Swander, Mary
  • Great Plains
  • Great Plains
  • Great Plains
Label
Not just any land : a personal and literary journey into the American grasslands, John Price
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-225)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The First Miracle of the Prairie: Buffalo Gap, South Dakota -- 2. Reaching Yarak: The Peregrinations of Dan O'Brien -- 3. Not Just Any Land: Linda Hasselstrom at Home -- 4. Native Dreams: William Least Heat-Moon and Chase County, Kansas -- 5. A Healing Home: Mary Swander's Recovery among the Iowa Amish -- 6. What This Prairie Will Awaken: Walnut Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Control code
52757457
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780803237070
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003016610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Not just any land : a personal and literary journey into the American grasslands, John Price
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-225)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The First Miracle of the Prairie: Buffalo Gap, South Dakota -- 2. Reaching Yarak: The Peregrinations of Dan O'Brien -- 3. Not Just Any Land: Linda Hasselstrom at Home -- 4. Native Dreams: William Least Heat-Moon and Chase County, Kansas -- 5. A Healing Home: Mary Swander's Recovery among the Iowa Amish -- 6. What This Prairie Will Awaken: Walnut Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Control code
52757457
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780803237070
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003016610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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