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Looking for hickories : the forgotten wildness of the rural Midwest

Author: Tom Springer
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: A new voice reveals the unique character of the upper Midwest. In the spirit of other writers who share an affinity for the natural world-authors such as Robert Frost, Emerson, and Bill Bryson-Looking for Hickories is Tom Springer's ode to the people, natural beauty, and lore of the Midwest, a place where bustling communities neighbor a fragile mosaic of quiet woods, fertile meadows, and miles of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Springer, Tom, 1959-
Looking for hickories.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007031013
(OCoLC)162126879
Named Person: Tom Springer; Tom Springer
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Springer
OCLC Number: 608085074
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Michigan Notable Books 2009
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 157 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Roots, Nuts, And Branches --
Looking for hickories: rediscovering the virtues of an American icon --
Forgotten fossils from a local world --
Trees can lead you home --
Best wild fruit you never tasted --
Osage orange: the tree that won the Midwest --
Sassafras: the savor (and savior) of neglected places --
Rediscoveries And Redeployments --
All this and heaven, too --
In land trusts we trust --
In nature, the straight line leads to perdition --
Ticked off by guineas --
Caretakers And Characters --
Streets, trees, and a rare engineer who loves them both --
From local acorns, mighty oaks (and gorgeous guitars) grow --
New ciderhouse rules --
Trees for sale --
Forgotten Waters --
Blessing beside and beneath me --
Another bend in the river --
Winter, Death, And Other Country Pleasures --
Death of a small town salesman --
Understanding winter --
What's right about the night --
It's true-you may already be a winner.
Responsibility: Tom Springer.

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A collection that establishes a voice for the spirit of the upper Midwest and Michigan and offers a look at the landscape as well as the everyday lives of the people who make up the region's small  Read more...

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