Teaching A Stone to Talk

Teaching A Stone to Talk

Expeditions and Encounters

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Baker & Taylor
The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer shares her sharply observed, keenly felt encounters with the natural world--in landscapes of Eastern woods and farmlands, the Pacific Northwest coast, and tropical islands and rivers


Here, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings.

Publisher: Harper & Row, c1982
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060150303
Branch Call Number: 508DIL
Characteristics: 177 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jul 04, 2016

Odds are if you've reading anything by Annie Dillard and liked it, you'll like everything she's written. "An Expedition to the Pole" and "Living like Weasels" are highlights of this slim, but dense collection, originally published in 1982.

Nov 20, 2011

A good collection of 14 essays, or expeditions and encounters, as the subtitle says. Some are short and others are long. Some are observations of nature, others of society. The best one, to my mind, is the opener, which details her experience of a total solar eclipse that occurred in Eastern Washington in 1977. Dillard conveys the awesomeness and awe-fullness of the event beautifullly. She also has a great essay on mirages in Puget Sound.


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