About This Life

About This Life

Journeys on the Threshold of Memory

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Baker & Taylor
The author presents a series of essays in which he addresses such topics as travel to some of the world's most distant destinations, nature, adventure, and personal reminiscences

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A new collection of essays by the esteemed writer ( Arctic Dreams, Of Wolves and Men , among other works). Seven of the 17 essays are personal memory pieces; the others touch on a wide range of travels, adventures, and observations of people and places. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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The National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams presents a series of incisive essays in which he addresses such topics as travel to some of the world's most distant destinations, nature, adventure, and personal reminiscences. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1998.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780679434542
0679434542
Branch Call Number: 818.54 LOP
Characteristics: viii, 273 p. ; 24 cm.

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Jan 08, 2016

This was a great introduction to an author previously unknown to me. eBooks are generally not my preferred medium, but this book selection fit it well.
Lopez is an environmental advocate with educational beginnings on the opposite side of the fence. He praises nature and wildlife and solitude. His descriptions are so well-though. His words are descriptive enough to paint mental pictures and recall tactile memories.
The writing was captivating, and then he blew me away with so many words that I'd never heard. And well-utilized, not forced. "What a smart guy", I found myself thinking.
If you like birds and animals, mountains and streams, give Lopez a chance. I plan to read more, to give a better feel for his breadth.

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