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By Barry Lopez

The acclaimed nationwide e-book Award winner provides us a set of spellbinding new essays that, learn jointly, shape a jigsaw-puzzle portrait of a rare guy.

With the book of his best-selling Of Wolves and Men, and with the miraculous originality of Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez verified himself as that infrequent author whose each e-book is an occasion, for either critics and his committed readership. Now, in About This Life, he is taking us on a literal and figurative trip around the terrain of autobiography, assembling essays of significant knowledge and perception. here's far-flung go back and forth (the fantastic thing about distant Hokkaido Island, the over-explored Galápagos, enigmatic Bonaire); a naturalist's rivalry (Why does our society unavoidably strip political strength from individuals with intimate wisdom of the land small-scale farmers, local american citizens, Eskimos, cowboys?); and natural experience (a dizzying sequence of around-the-world trips with air freight every thing from penguins to pianos). And right here, too, are seven beautiful reminiscence items hauntingly lyrical but unsentimental memories that symbolize Lopez's so much own paintings up to now, and for you to be learn as classics of the non-public essay for years to come.

In writing approximately nature and other people from worldwide, via exploring the questions of our age, and, specially, through sharing a brand new openness approximately himself, Barry Lopez supplies us a e-book that's immediately tremendously erudite but intimate: a magically written and provocative paintings by means of a tremendous American author on the most sensible of his shape.

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