Blue mountains far away : journeys into the American wilderness (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Blue mountains far away : journeys into the American wilderness

Author: Gregory McNamee
Publisher: New York : Lyons Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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McNamee's essays are about desert lands where blue mountains are always in view, essays the author hopes "stand as something of a manifesto: for open land, for suspicious-tasting ice, for the freedom of the highlands and the infernal blaze of the desert in summer." McNamee's subjects include his childhood spend downwind of an atomic bomb testing range, the pleasures of unhurried exploration, animal communication,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory McNamee
ISBN: 1585740144 9781585740147
OCLC Number: 43555154
Description: xii, 161 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "Interweaving science, environmentalism, art, and literature, he [the author] delves into the pleasures of unhurried exploration, meditates on animal communication, mourns the disappearance of his favorite oasis, and mulls over the meaning of Las Vegas." --
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McNamee's essays are about desert lands where blue mountains are always in view, essays the author hopes "stand as something of a manifesto: for open land, for suspicious-tasting ice, for the freedom of the highlands and the infernal blaze of the desert in summer." McNamee's subjects include his childhood spend downwind of an atomic bomb testing range, the pleasures of unhurried exploration, animal communication, and the meaning of Las Vegas.

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