Another America/Otra America by Barbara Kingsolver

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@2ndlead = Nature photography at its most mind boggling and immaculate; pure artistry that will leave you spellbound @2ndcola = Expensive, but amazing value if you feel the weight of the book! @2ndcola = Chronicles the colourful, often mystical quality of ancient trees, rock formations, cave paintings, seascapes, ruins and botany of the North American continent @2ndcola = Will remind readers of Andy Galdsworthy's natural art work @BREAK = ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: @Body text = David Muench, one of America's most outstanding photographers, presents a vision of the pre-Colombian American wilderness, showing how the natural world has played a significant role in the shaping of the national character. Eight themed chapters of colourful, mystical, and sometimes surreal images portray the ancient soul of nature as it is found throughout America: a sunburst hitting the clouds above a desert ruin, a steaming volcanic crater surrounded with snow, moonlight reflected in icy blue northern waters, a mountain range struck by vibrant lightning bolts. Anthropologist Brian Fagan puts Muench's work in context, while Patrick O'Dowd and Karen Zinsheimer provide an in-depth interview with the phot
 

About Barbara Kingsolver

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Barbara Kingsolver was born on April 8, 1955 in Annapolis, Maryland and grew up in Eastern Kentucky. As a child, Kingsolver used to beg her mother to tell her bedtime stories. She soon started to write stories and essays of her own, and at the age of nine, she began to keep a journal. After graduating with a degree in biology form De Pauw University in Indiana in 1977, Kingsolver pursued graduate studies in biology and ecology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She earned her Master of Science degree in the early 1980s. A position as a science writer for the University of Arizona soon led Kingsolver into feature writing for journals and newspapers. Her articles have appeared in a number of publications, including The Nation, The New York Times, and Smithsonian magazines. In 1985, she married a chemist, becoming pregnant the following year. During her pregnancy, Kingsolver suffered from insomnia. To ease her boredom when she couldn't sleep, she began writing fiction Barbara Kingsolver's first fiction novel, The Bean Trees, published in 1988, is about a young woman who leaves rural Kentucky and finds herself living in urban Tucson. Since then, Kingsolver has written other novels, including Holding the Line, Homeland, and Pigs in Heaven. In 1995, after the publication of her essay collection High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never, Kingsolver was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from her alma mater, De Pauw University. Her latest works include The Lacuna and Flight Behavior. Barbara's nonfiction book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle was written with her family. This is the true story of the family's adventures as they move to a farm in rural Virginia and vow to eat locally for one year. They grow their own vegetables, raise their own poultry and buy the rest of their food directly from farmers markets and other local sources.
 
Published March 1, 1992 by Seal Pr. 103 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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