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Of Landscape and Longing: Finding a Home at the Water's Edge

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Using memoir as a means of meditation, Servid, director of the Island Institute, writes about our connections to the land, the search for home and a sense of belonging, and how we can love the home we've found. This book will be of particular interest to those who love to live near water.

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Though Americans move frequently and often live far from the place they were born, they retain a memory of the landscape of childhood. For Carolyn Servid, and for others who love shorelines and boats, this imprinted place is where water meets trees. Using memoir as a means of meditation, Servid writes about connections to the land and the ways our love of a place can lead us to see it as an adversary, as she once felt during an ascent in Glacier Bay; as something to be consumed, as in the sprouting of mansions in the valleys of Colorado; or as a lover, as in her intimate, abiding knowledge of the shore near her home, where her greatest pleasure is to row her Banks dory among the whales and nearby islands.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781571312389
Subtitle:
Finding a Home at the Water's Edge
Author:
Servid, Carolyn
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Location:
Minneapolis, MN :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Naturalists/Gardeners
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Sitka (Alaska)
Subject:
Sitka Region
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
Naturalists, Gardeners, Environmentalists
Subject:
Essays
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The World As Home
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
20000503
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 9.5 oz

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Though Americans move frequently and often live far from the place they were born, they retain a memory of the landscape of childhood. For Carolyn Servid, and for others who love shorelines and boats, this imprinted place is where water meets trees. Using memoir as a means of meditation, Servid writes about connections to the land and the ways our love of a place can lead us to see it as an adversary, as she once felt during an ascent in Glacier Bay; as something to be consumed, as in the sprouting of mansions in the valleys of Colorado; or as a lover, as in her intimate, abiding knowledge of the shore near her home, where her greatest pleasure is to row her Banks dory among the whales and nearby islands.
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