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The Edges of the Civilized World: A Journey in Nature and Culture

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Troubled by tensions that inevitably arise when civilization intrudes upon wild regions, Alison Hawthorne Deming visited some of our continent's most remote areas to answer questions that had long been on her mind. In the absence of vast frontiers, can we manage our ever-increasing numbers? How can we strike a balance with a natural world that we threaten by our very presence? With the language of a poet and the eye of a scientist, Alison Hawthorne Deming presents us with the difficult challenge of redefining our traditional notion of cultural progress and thinking of our future in new terms.

About the Author

Alison Hawthorne Deming is the author of two poetry collections and a book of essays, as well as the editor of Poetry of the American West. Her first collection of poetry, Science and Other Poems, was selected by Gerald Stern for the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. She has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and the Pushcart Prize in Nonfiction. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312204068
Subtitle:
A Journey in Nature and Culture
Author:
Deming, Alison Hawthorne
Author:
Deming, Alison Hawthorne
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
GTR-454
Publication Date:
19991120
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.24x5.49x.73 in. .61 lbs.

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