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The Wildest Place on Earth: Italian Gardens and the Invention of Wilderness

By: Mitchell, John Hanson

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Washington, D. C. , U. S.a., Counterpoint: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002473


In this book, John Hanson Mitchell sets out on an extraordinary journey to uncover the essence of wilderness. He ends up exploring the green realms of his childhood and the haunted gardens of Italy, the original source of inspiration for painters and conservationists who shaped the American concept of wilderness. In looking at America's National Parks, the boisterously crowded and smoggy "wilds" sent the author on a pilgrimage into the influence of Italy's seemin... View more info

Shaped by Wind and Water: Reflections of a Naturalist

By: Zwinger, Ann Haymond

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U. S. A., Milkweed Editions: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001836


Known for beautifully observed and illustrated books about the rivers, deserts and mountains of the West, Ann Haymond Zwinger here focuses on the guiding principle of her life as a naturalist. Even as she writes, she "looks" with a notebook and pencil, believing that "to know the world intimately is the beginning of caring. " The author moves from details to the larger patterns that link them to the entire world, finding in the filaments of mushrooms acce... View more info