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Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone

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Awards

Winner of a 2004 PNBA Book Award

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

&#147; Wildness is something best measured in the dark. On black, moonless nights when the horizon goes limp, and every scratch and thud and snap of branch outside the tent touches off spot fires in your brain. Sort of like now. The sow grizzly is back again, circling, gulping down the dark and blowing it out again through her nose.&#148; So begins Gary Ferguson&#146; s tale of his three-month odyssey at Hawks Rest in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. <P>Beginning with a hundred-mile hike to reach Hawks Rest, Ferguson recounts his adventures observing grizzly bears, tracking wolf packs, and encountering other wildlife in what is now the largest intact ecosystem in the temperate world. Along the way he meets an intriguing array of backcountry hikers, park rangers, elk hunters, outfitters, and wildlife biologists all grappling with the challenges of preserving this magnificent slice of wilderness. Personal, poignant, and often gripping, "Hawks Rest celebrates &#147; this profusion of things fierce and vast and thrilling&#148; as it chronicles the stresses that threaten America&#146; s most beloved wilderness lands.

Review:

"In prose as inviting and uplifting as a walk in the woods, naturalist Ferguson shares his lifelong passion...with a sense of discovery, humor, and deep reverence for his subject, [he] reclaims the natural world for himself, and for the reader as well." Publishers Weekly on The Sylvan Path

Review:

"A clear-eyed vision of what?s at risk in the battle over wilderness in America. This is a terrific book." William Kittredge on Walking Down the Wild

Synopsis:

A memoir of a summer spent in Yellowstone National Park tells of the diverse group of people encountered by the former Forest Service ranger, who set off on a 140-mile hike to track wolf packs.

About the Author

Gary Ferguson has written more than a dozen books on nature and science. His 1997 book, The Sylvan Path: A Journey Through America?s Forests, won the Lowell Thomas Award for best nature writing. Spirits of the Wild: The World?s Great Nature Myths was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the best books of 1996. Ferguson?s essays can be heard on National Public Radio. He and his wife, Jane, live in Red Lodge, Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792268918
Subtitle:
A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone
Author:
Sunderland, Jane
Publisher:
National Geographic
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Parks & Campgrounds
Subject:
Yellowstone national park
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Summer
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
86
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
MAP
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.76x5.84x.66 in. .67 lbs.

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"Review" by , "In prose as inviting and uplifting as a walk in the woods, naturalist Ferguson shares his lifelong passion...with a sense of discovery, humor, and deep reverence for his subject, [he] reclaims the natural world for himself, and for the reader as well."
"Review" by , "A clear-eyed vision of what?s at risk in the battle over wilderness in America. This is a terrific book."
"Synopsis" by , A memoir of a summer spent in Yellowstone National Park tells of the diverse group of people encountered by the former Forest Service ranger, who set off on a 140-mile hike to track wolf packs.
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