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Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places

by Joseph Barbato (Editor), Lisa Weinerman (Editor)

Other authors: Joel Achenbach (Contributor), Dorothy Allison (Contributor), Homero Aridjis (Contributor), Rick Bass (Contributor), Gioconda Belli (Contributor)27 more, Philip Caputo (Contributor), David James Duncan (Contributor), Louise Erdrich (Contributor), Jim Harrison (Contributor), William Least Heat-Moon (Contributor), Carl Hiaasen (Contributor), Carl Hiassen (Contributor), Linda Hogan (Contributor), Pam Houston (Contributor), John Jerome (Contributor), Teresa Jordan (Contributor), Barbara Kingsolver (Contributor), William Kittredge (Contributor), Barry Lopez (Introduction), Peter Matthiessen (Contributor), Thomas McGuane (Contributor), Bill McKibben (Contributor), Gary Paul Nabhan (Contributor), Jill Nelson (Contributor), Victor Perera (Contributor), Annick Smith (Contributor), Paul Theroux (Contributor), William W. Warner (Contributor), James Welch (Contributor), Charles F. Wilkinson (Contributor), Terry Tempest Williams (Contributor), Ann Zwinger (Contributor)

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From Thomas McGuane on Idaho's Snake River to Louise Erdrich on the tallgrass prairies of her native North Dakota to Carl Hiaasen combing the imperiled fishing grounds of the Florida Keys, some of the country's finest writers celebrate the geography that The Nature Conservancy has designated as "Last Great Places."… (more)

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Weinerman, LisaEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Achenbach, JoelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Allison, DorothyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aridjis, HomeroContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bass, RickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Belli, GiocondaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Houston, PamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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From Thomas McGuane on Idaho's Snake River to Louise Erdrich on the tallgrass prairies of her native North Dakota to Carl Hiaasen combing the imperiled fishing grounds of the Florida Keys, some of the country's finest writers celebrate the geography that The Nature Conservancy has designated as "Last Great Places."

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Winter solstice at the Moab Slough (Colorado Plateau, Utah) / Terry Tempest Williams --
On Willow Creek (Texas Hill Country) / Rick Bass --
Wild again (The Adirondack Mountains, New York) / Bill McKibben --
Lake of the Stone Mother (Stillwater Marsh and Pyramid Lake, Nevada) / David James Duncan --
The Most patient of animals (Clinch Valley, Virginia) / Joel Achenbach --
On the Henry's Fork (Snake River, Idaho) / Thomas McGuane --
Of beaches, bays, and my boyhood with the Colonel (The Atlantic Barrier Islands, Virginia) / William W. Warner --
Last of the falling tide (The Florida Keys) / Carl Hiaasen --
Journey to the lost city of the jaguar (Río Bravo, Belize) / Gioconda Belli --
Natural history crashes, resurfaces (Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, California) / Gary Paul Nabhan --
Creations (Ría Lagartos and Ría Celestún, Yucatán, Mexico) / Linda Hogan --
Playing God on the lawns of the lord (Osage County, Oklahoma) / Teresa Jordan --
Reimagining Warner (Warner Valley, Oregon) / William Kittredge --
The Far north people (Northern Continental Divide, Montana) / James Welch --
The Beginner's mind (Gray Ranch, New Mexico) / Jim Harrison --
Big grass (Northern Tallgrass Prairie, North Dakota) / Louise Erdrich --
Back home again (Big Darby Creek, Ohio) / Ann Zwinger --
No space to waste (Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, Massachusetts) / Philip Caputo --
A Place of grace (Block Island, Rhode Island) / Jill Nelson --
Scrub, beautiful scrub (Lake Wales Ridge, Florida) / John Jerome --
On the trail of Walking James (Willapa Bay, Washington) / Pam Houston --
The lost land of Ka-Zar (Dos Palmas Oasis, California) / Annick Smith --
The Quetzal, the parakeet, and the jaguar (Sierra de las Minas, Guatemala) / Victor Perera --
Promises (ACE River Basin, South Carolina) / Dorothy Allison --
Upon this river (The San Pedro River, Arizona) / William Least Heat-Moon --
The Betrayal of Jack (The Yampa River, Colorado) / Charles Wilkinson --
Where the sky was born (Sian Ka'an, Quintana Roo, Mexico) / Homero Aridjis --
The Rock Islands (Palau, Micronesia) / Paul Theroux --
Great River (Peconic Bay, New York) / Peter Matthiessen --
The Memory place (Horse Lick Creek, Kentucky) / Barbara Kingsolver.
Edited by Joseph Barbato and Lisa Weinerman ; with a foreword by Barry Lopez.
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