Red

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307559401
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In this potent collage of stories, essays, and testimony, Williams makes a stirring case for the preservation of America’s Redrock Wilderness in the canyon country of southern Utah. As passionate as she is persuasive, Williams, the beloved author of Refuge, is one of the country’s most eloquent and imaginative writers. The desert is her blood. Here she writes lyrically about the desert’s power and vulnerability, describing wonders that range from an ancient Puebloan sash of macaw feathers found in Canyonlands National Park to the desert tortoise–an animal that can “teach us the slow art of revolutionary patience” as it extends our notion of kinship with all life. She examines the civil war being waged in the West today over public and private uses of land–an issue that divides even her own family. With grace, humor, and compassionate intelligence, Williams reminds us that the preservation of wildness is not simply a political process but a spiritual one.

The Illuminated Desert

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Canyonlands National Hist Assn
ISBN: 9780937407110
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A stunning dialogue between two daughters of the Colorado Plateau; an exquisite rendering of the red rock canyons of southern Utah and the natural history that evokes a poetry of place

The Open Space of Democracy

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 160899208X
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Terry Tempest Williams presents a sharp-edged perspective on the ethics and politics of place, spiritual democracy, and the responsibilities of citizen engagement. By turns elegiac, inspiring, and passionate, The Open Space of Democracy offers a fresh perspective on the critical questions of our time.

Refuge

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030777273X
Format: PDF
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In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by. One event was nature at its most random, the other a by-product of rogue technology: Terry's mother, and Terry herself, had been exposed to the fallout of atomic bomb tests in the 1950s. As it interweaves these narratives of dying and accommodation, Refuge transforms tragedy into a document of renewal and spiritual grace, resulting in a work that has become a classic.

When Women Were Birds

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250024110
Format: PDF
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The author of the memoir Refuge offers a meditation on the meaning of a strange legacy that her mother left her--three shelves of the elder woman's "journals," all discovered by the author after her mother's death to be empty.

Coyote s Canyon

Author: John Telford
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9780879052454
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A celebration of timeless beauty of the desert canyons of southern Utah offers a meditation on the desert landscape and the legend and ritual surrounding it

Leap

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101912421
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With Leap, Terry Tempest Williams, award-winning author of Refuge, offers a sustained meditation on passion, faith, and creativity-based upon her transcendental encounter with Hieronymus Bosch's medieval masterpiece The Garden of Delights. Williams examines this vibrant landscape with unprecedented acuity, recognizing parallels between the artist's prophetic vision and her own personal experiences as a Mormon and a naturalist. Searing in its spiritual, intellectual, and emotional courage, Williams's divine journey enables her to realize the full extent of her faith and through her exquisite imagination opens our eyes to the splendor of the world.

Finding Beauty in a Broken World

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375725199
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The naturalist author of Refuge and An Unspoken Hunger reflects on what it means to be human, the interconnection between the natural and human worlds, and how they combine to produce both tumult and peace, ugliness and beauty.

An Unspoken Hunger

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 110191243X
Format: PDF
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The acclaimed author of Refuge here weaves together a resonant and often rhapsodic manifesto on behalf of the landscapes she loves, combining the power of her observations in the field with her personal experience—as a woman, a Mormon, and a Westerner. Through the grace of her stories we come to see how a lack of intimacy with the natural world has initiated a lack of intimacy with each other. Williams shadows lions on the Serengeti and spots night herons in the Bronx. She pays homage to the rogue spirits of Edward Abbey and Georgia O’Keeffe, contemplates the unfathomable wildness of bears, and directs us to a politics of place. The result is an utterly persuasive book—one that has the power to change the way we live upon the earth.

Testimony

Author: Stephen Trimble
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 9781571312129
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Distinguished writers, including John McPhee, Barry Lopez, William Kittredge, Ann Zwinger, and Mark Strand, speak out on the necessity to protect and preserve America's wilderness habitats in the face of assaults on government-protected lands by miners, developers, and other industries. Original. IP.