Even Mountains Vanish

Searching for Solace in an Age of Extinction

Author: SueEllen Campbell

Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press


Category: Nature

Page: 141

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"The Earth is old. Nothing lasts. All life is kin. Different eyes perceive different worlds, and much remains hidden. Ours is an age of extinctions; ours are the hands of the destroyers. Grief and beauty are knotted together. Curiosity and imagination are fundamental human forces. So are fear and hatred, passion and compassion. None of this is surprising.... But scale matters. At this high level of generality, everything seems obvious. When I focus on smaller things, the picture changes." --from the book Sitting on a mesa above the Rio Grande, her back pressed against the remnants of eons-old volcanic eruptions and her thoughts drawn to the unavoidable significance of the laboratories at Los Alamos a few miles away, an idea plants itself in SueEllen Campbell's mind. Brought to fruition, the idea becomes a journey to find the seam where past and present, geology and history, Yellow-bellied Marmots and White-tailed Ptarmigans meet and join to create the world in which we find ourselves. With elegant, urgent prose, Campbell attempts to make sense of a planet shaped 13.4 billion years ago by awesome natural cataclysm and now threatened with destruction by environmental cataclysms of human origins. Spurred by curiosity, despair, and an analytical mind, she wanders from Colorado to New Mexico to Canada's arctic coast investigating not only facts and data, but also the mystery that lies below the surface.

The Mountain Barrier

Author: Roger Yorke Edwards



Category: Natural history

Page: 160

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The Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine

Comprising Treatises on the Nature and Treatment of Diseases, Materia Medica and Therapeutics, Medical Jurisprudence, Etc., Etc

Author: Sir John Forbes



Category: Medicine


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The Land's Wild Music

Encounters with Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, & James Galvin

Author: Mark Tredinnick



Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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"A lyric reflection on the nature of landscape and its power to shape the lives and syntax of men and women. Examines the work of American writers Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, and James Galvin, looking at how their landscapes--the Cascades, Long Island, the Colorado Plateau, and the high prairies of the Rocky Mountains--have shaped them"--Provided by publisher.

Practical Health

Author: Leander Edmund Whipple



Category: Mental healing

Page: 308

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The Real Story

A Guide to Nonfiction Reading Interests

Author: Sarah Statz Cords

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 460

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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Rage and reconciliation

inspiring a health care revolution

Author: Lee Gutkind



Category: Medical

Page: 146

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12 essays describe the anger and frustration patients and families often feel towards the health care system.

The Nautical Magazine

A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with Maritime Affairs




Category: Naval art and science


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