Highlands Center - Natural History Book Club

The book for Oct/Nov is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams

 

"For years, America's national parks have provided public breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why close to 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now, to honor the centennial of the National Park Service, Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, what they mean to us, and what we mean to them."

America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir WhenWomen Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them.

From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

For more information visit the https://highlandscenter.org or call at: (928) 776-9550

 

Event date: 

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 1:00pm

Event address: 

Highland Center
1375 S. Walker Road
Prescott, AZ 86303
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks By Terry Tempest Williams Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780374280093
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - May 31st, 2016