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Refuge : an unnatural history of family and place

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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The author describes her Mormon upbringing, juxtaposing these reminiscences with discussions of the flooding of a wildlife bird sanctuary and its effect on that ecosystem, and her family's legacy of cancer.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Personal Narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Williams, Terry Tempest.
Refuge.
New York : Vintage Books, 1992
(OCoLC)623809293
Named Person: Terry Tempest Williams; Terry Tempest Williams; Terry Tempest Williams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN: 0679740244 9780679740247
OCLC Number: 25747609
Notes: Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 1991.
Description: xvi, 304 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contents: Burrowing Owls: lake level: 4204.70' --
Whimbrels: lake level: 4203.25' --
Snowy Egrets: lake level: 4204.05' --
Barn Swallows: lake level: 4204.75' --
Peregrine Falcon: lake level: 4205.40' --
Wilson's Phalarope: lake level: 4206.15' --
California Gulls: lake level: 4207.75' --
Ravens: lake level: 4209.10' --
Pink Flamingos: lake level: 4208.00' --
Snow Buntings: lake level: 4209.15' --
White Pelicans: lake level: 4209.90' --
Yellow-Headed Blackbirds: lake level: 4209.55' --
Redheads: lake level: 4208.50' --
Killdeer: lake level: 4208.40' --
Whistling Swan: lake level: 4208.35' --
Great Horned Owl: lake level: 4208.45' --
Roadrunner: lake level: 4210.90' --
Magpies: lake level: 4211.30' --
Long-Billed Curlews: lake level: 4211.65' --
Western Tanager: lake level: 4211.85' --
Gray Jays: lake level: 4211.40' --
Meadowlarks: lake level: 4211.00' --
Storm Petrel: lake level: 4210.85' --
Greater Yellowlegs: lake level: 4210.80' --
Canada Geese: lake level: 4210.95' --
Bald Eagles: lake level: 4211.10' --
Red-Shafted Flicker: lake level: 4211.15' --
Dark-Eyed Junco: lake level: 4211.20' --
Sanderlings: lake level: 4211.35' --
Birds-of-Paradise: lake level: 4211.65' --
Pintails, Mallards, and Teals: lake level: 4211.85' --
Bitterns: lake level: 4210.20' --
Snowy Plovers: lake level: 4209.10' --
Great Blue Heron: lake level: 4207.05' --
Screech Owls: lake level: 4206.00' --
Avocets and Stilts: lake level: 4204.70' --
The Clan of One-Breasted Women: Epilogue --
Birds Associated with Great Salt Lake.
Responsibility: Terry Tempest Williams.

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The author describes her Mormon upbringing, juxtaposing these reminiscences with discussions of the flooding of a wildlife bird sanctuary and its effect on that ecosystem, and her family's legacy of cancer.

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