Once Removed: Poems

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Persea #ad - Known for her poetic portrayals of polar expeditions throughout the ages, Elizabeth Bradfield explores environments remote and local, ecological and interior, in these enthralling new poems. Set mostly on or off the coast of cape cod, at times, poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield continues her ongoing exploration of humans in their natural habitat―and, at odds with it.

Whether afloat on the amazon or wandering her home turf of Cape Cod, Bradfield connects her natural surroundings with the most essential of human longings.

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from unincorporated territory saina

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Omnidawn #ad - As the title—from unincorporated territory saina—suggests, by understanding where we are from, we can best determine where we are going. Resonant too in perez’s title, and throughout this work, is this poet’s evocation of the unincorporated and unfathomed elements of our natures, as he seeks the means to access an expansiveness that remains inexpressible in any language.

Used book in Good Condition. Perez is not afraid to press language beyond the territories of ‘the known’ as he investigates both the anguish and the possibilities that horizon as one attempts to communicate the spoken and unspoken languages of one’s native people, while fully appreciating the suffering inherent in every word he will use that is pronounced in, and thus pronounces, the language of their oppressors.

Perez collages primary texts and oral histories of the colonial domination and abuse brought by the Spanish, the United States, and the capitalist entertainment/travel industry, with intimate stories of his childhood experiences on Guam, his family’s immigration to the US, the Japanese, and the evocatively fragmentary myths of his ancestors.

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American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau Library of America

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Thought-provoking essays on overpopulation, consumerism, energy policy, and the nature of ?nature? join ecologists? memoirs and intimate sketches of the habitats of endangered species. The anthology includes a detailed chronology of the environmental movement and American environmental history, as well as an 80-page color portfolio of illustrations.

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Approaching Ice: Poems

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. Used book in Good Condition. Bradfield’s poems delight. San francisco chronicle this collection portrays the gripping history of polar exploration by channeling its most notable figures―Symmes, Byrd, Mawson, Scott, Cherry-Garrard, and Shackleton among them.

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Interpretive Work: Poems

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Arktoi Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A male singer has a woman's high, sweet voice, redefining beauty. A female deer grows antlers. The poems of this collection foreground the role of the viewer" the interpreter "smudging self across what's seen. From neighborhood kids cussing in the cul-de-sac to marbled murrelets calling in Southeast Alaska, the poems of this book reach toward a moment where one finds "this unsettlement, / this beauty applauded at last.

Bradfield delivers her bruised truths through a quiet honesty that stands in ardent defense of mainstream normative expectations. A woman chooses to be child-free without regret. Used book in Good Condition. When they do, a deep stubborn will emerges, a belief in the unexpected beauty of the world "flaws and all.

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Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape

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Over the course of his journey mckibben meets with old friends and kindred spirits, organic farmers, writers, a beekeeper, and environmental studies students, a vintner, including activists, all in touch with nature and committed to its preservation. Used book in Good Condition. Mckibben is a marvelous writer who has thought deeply about the environment, loves this part of the country, and knows how to be a first-class traveling companion.

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The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love

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Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. From a “graceful, luminous writer with an eye for detail, ” this riveting memoir explores a year on a sustainable farm—and the real world epitome of Michael Pollan’s food philosophy. This book is the story of the two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of my life: one with farming—that dirty, concupiscent art—and the other with a complicated and exasperating farmer.

Single, thirtysomething, working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure.

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The Book of Yaak

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Bright Dead Things: Poems

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I am dying, ” the poet writes. Bright dead things examines the chaos that is life, the dangerous thrill of living in a world you know you have to leave one day, and the search to find something that is ultimately “disorderly, and marvelous, and ours. A book of bravado and introspection, of 21st century feminist swagger and harrowing terror and loss, loses a dear parent, this fourth collection considers how we build our identities out of place and human contact—tracing in intimate detail the various ways the speaker’s sense of self both shifts and perseveres as she moves from New York City to rural Kentucky, ages past the capriciousness of youth, and falls in love.

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I am beautiful.

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The Environmental Advantages of Cities: Countering Commonsense Antiurbanism Urban and Industrial Environments

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The MIT Press #ad - The characteristic compactness of cities, for example, lessens the pressure on ecological systems and enables resource consumption to be more efficient. Used book in Good Condition. Isbn13: 9780395877463. Borrowing some useful terminology from the public health literature, Meyer weighs instances of "urban penalty" against those of "urban advantage.

He finds that many supposed urban environmental penalties are illusory, based on commonsense preconceptions and not on solid evidence. Milkweed Editions. Cities appear to be particularly vulnerable to natural disasters, to be inherently at risk from outbreaks of infectious diseases, and even to offer dysfunctional and unnatural settings for human life.

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In fact, the city-defining characteristics widely supposed to result in environmental penalties do much to account for cities' environmental advantages.

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Adirondack Nature Notes: An Adirondack Almanac Sequel

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North Country Books #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Scribner. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Used book in Good Condition. Milkweed Editions. Used book in Good Condition. Isbn13: 9780395877463. The stories of the plants and animals included in this book illustrate the amazing diversity of life present in the Adirondacks.

Condition: New. A fascinating overview of the inhabitants that exist in regions across the North Country.

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