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Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands

Kingsolver, Barbara (signed)

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ISBN 10: 0792269098 / ISBN 13: 9780792269090
Editorial: National Geographic, Washington, DC, 2002
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Casa Paloma Books (Green Valley, AZ, Estados Unidos de America)

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hardcover, large quarto, first edition, 2002, signed by the author Barbara Kingsolver and also by the photographer Annie Griffiths Belt on title page, 192 pages, text and numerous color photos, fine condition in a near fine dust jacket, short closed tear top back of jacket, contents clean, no marks, an appreciation of America's remaining virgin lands, remnants of a once vast wilderness that have somehow sirvived. Size: Large Quarto. N° de ref. de la librería 5721

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Título: Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands

Editorial: National Geographic, Washington, DC

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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"Last Stand takes readers from the tallgrass prairies of Kansas to the Arctic tundra of Alaska to the deserts of the Southwest and bears passionate witness to our last wildernesses, reminding us why they must be preserved.

Dedicated conservationist and acclaimed novelist Barbara Kingsolver teams with National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt to capture the essence of America' s endangered virgin lands. In her moving introduction and int he essays opening each chapter, Kingsolver deftly explores the ways of the wilderness, the threats against it, and what it needs to survive. Griffiths Belt' s accompanying hand-tinted infrared photographs breathtakingly evoke the spirit and beauty of these diverse bioregions.

From Publishers Weekly:

In this coffee-table nature book, two ardent conservationists make an impassioned plea for the preservation of American wilderness, from sparkling seashores to pristine deserts. In her moving introduction, bestselling author Kingsolver laments the loss of untouched spaces. Like most ecologically minded people, she is an optimistic pessimist, predicting more of the same destruction but begging us to "find in ourselves the grace to do otherwise." Unfortunately, Belt's photographs-meant to bolster Kingsolver's words-can fall into greeting-card cliche. Her technique of using black-and-white infrared negative film for half the images and hand-coloring the prints results in blurred, pale pictures that share a pastel sameness. The more conventional photos are stunning, though, and Belt makes up for her experiment by capturing the essence of America the way we imagine it used to be. Kingsolver provides introductions to each of the sections devoted to broad biomes such as plains, wetlands and forests. With literary and photographic nods to the giants of conservation-Aldo Leopold, Henry David Thoreau, Edward Abbey and others-the book offers quiet evidence that there is still something better than a world where "children's adventures and glimpses of fox dwell only in books." (100 photographs)
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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