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作者 Krutch, Joseph Wood
書名 The Desert Year
出版項 Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2010
©1952
國際標準書號 9781587299476 (electronic bk.)
9781587299018
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (280 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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系列 Sightline Books
Sightline Books
附註 Intro -- Contents -- Why I Came -- What It Looks Like -- How to See It -- How Some Others Live There -- Desert Rain -- What the Desert Is Good For -- The Contemplative Toad -- From a Mountaintop -- The Individual and the Species -- In Search of an Autumn -- Tour of Inspection -- The Metaphor of the Grasslands -- Spring -- A Bird in the Bush -- Undiscovered Country -- Postscript
Now back in print, Joseph Wood Krutch's Burroughs Award-winning The Desert Year is as beautiful as it is philosophically profound. Although Krutch-often called the Cactus Walden-came to the desert relatively late in his life, his curiosity and delight in his surroundings abound throughout The Desert Year, whether he is marveling at the majesty of the endless dry sea, at flowers carpeting the desert floor, or at the unexpected appearance of an army of frogs after a heavy rain. Krutch's trenchant observations about life prospering in the hostile environment of Arizona's Sonoran Desert turn to weighty questions about humanity and the precariousness of our existence, putting lie to Western denials of mind in the "lower" forms of life: "Let us not say that this animal or even this plant has 'become adapted' to desert conditions. Let us say rather that they have all shown courage and ingenuity in making the best of the world as they found it. And let us remember that if to use such terms in connection with them is a fallacy then it can only be somewhat less a fallacy to use the same terms in connection with ourselves." This edition contains 33 exacting drawings by noted illustrator Rudolf Freund. Closely tied to Krutch's uncluttered text, the drawings tell a story of ineffable beauty
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Krutch, Joseph Wood The Desert Year Iowa City : University of Iowa Press,c2010 9781587299018
主題 Natural history - Southwest, New
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Alt Author Freund, Rudolf
Hampl, Patricia
Klaus, Carl H
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