The Thunder Tree by Robert Michael Pyle
Lessons from an Urban Wildland

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The author of Wintergreen remembers his first encounter with the wonders of nature as a child in the region of the Highline Canal in Colorado, and describes how this special place became both sanctuary and teacher. Tour.

About Robert Michael Pyle

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Robert Michael Pyle is the author of Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year, Chasing Monarchs, Where Bigfoot Walks, and Wintergreen, which received a John Burroughs Medal. He lives in Southwest Washington.
Published April 1, 1993 by Houghton Mifflin (T). 224 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Natural history and memories fashion this ode to Colorado's High Line Canal by Pyle (Wintergreen, 1986), whose gentle style belies a lyric intensity rarely found in place-portraits.

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The High Line Canal was part of a late 19th-century plan to bring water to eastern Colorado.

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