Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild

ₔ Free Hardcover Read [ ≭ Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild ] ₫ By Ellen Meloy ⃓ ₔ Free Hardcover Read [ ≭ Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild ] ₫ By Ellen Meloy ⃓ It takes a bit of obsession to sit on sandstone ledges and watch desert bighorn sheep through a telescope for a year This is just what Meloy who died last November , shortlisted for the Pulitzer for her The Anthropology of Turquoise, did to slake her thirst to understand a group of sheep in Utah s canyonlandsa group she nicknamed the Blue Door Band In this record of her study, Meloy, like the best naturalists, is a keen observer of the landscape and the habitat it provides The band, just back from the brink of extinction, clings to the edges of the cliffs suspended in what Meloy calls an island of deep landscape She is concerned with the impact of the loss of the wild on humans ability to exist, once wondering if losing species will leave us brain damaged However, a surprising levity punctuates the book, as when she writes, Only sheep and lions fully understand sheep lion dynamics This humor balances her darker observations about the crushing footprint of humanity on the wild In emotional, visceral prose Meloy makes no apologies for anthropomorphizing the rams and the ewes, writing, I wanted the sheep to adopt me, a kind of reverse Bo Peep arrangement Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.Meloy, adventurer and keen observer, has sharpened our ecological perceptions in her previous books, including The Anthropology of Turquoise 2002 Here in another masterful synthesis, she offers uncommon insights into our relationship with the wild in a vivid study of desert bighorn sheep These wondrously adapted animals live on the most arid and rugged of terrains Hidden, mythologized, and coveted, once abundant, then nearly extinct, bighorns have staged a stupendous comeback in spite of dwindling habitats After spending a year closely observing these ruminative and light footed creatures in Utah, Mexico s Chihuahuan Desert, and the Sierra Nevada, and reading up on their biology and lore, Meloy animatedly describes supermodel perfect rams, alert ewes, and lambs given to springing straight up in the air like a piece of toast Between witty, self disclosing, and metaphor spiked field notes, Meloy offers provocative reflections on restoration ecology and the politics of wildlife and muses over how the loss of animals and wilderness diminishes our imagination and sense of wonder Sadly, this enlightening and invaluable book comes to us in the wake of Meloy s sudden death Donna Seaman Copyright American Library Association All rights reserved Movie Reviews Rolling Stone Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage Mythical Creatures Monsters Timeless Myths Information on mythical creatures monsters found in Greek Roman mythology Funny Books for Kids Imagination Soup So many reluctant readers become enthusiastic when 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    • Hardcover
    • Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild
    • Ellen Meloy
    • English
    • 27 September 2017
    • 354 pages

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