The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams

The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks

Book Title: The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250132142

Author: Terry Tempest Williams


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Terry Tempest Williams with The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks

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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 New York Times bestselling author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks and 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, 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.