Refuge An Unnatural History Of Family And Place
In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by. One event was nature at its most random, the other a by-product of rogue technology: Terry's mother, and Terry herself, had been exposed to the fallout of atomic bomb tests in the 1950s.
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How are we placed on Earth? What is our relationship to the world around us, and howWalking in the Land of Many Gods" envisions a new way of thinking about the world, one grounded in a moral imagination reconnected to Earth. Insightful readings of three contemporary classics of nature writing-Janisse Ray's " Ecology of a Cracker Childhood," Terry Tempest Williams's "Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place," and Linda Hogan's "Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World"-are at the heart of Wohlpart's endeavor.