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About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date May 1, 1999
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679754473
ISBN-10 0679754474
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Amazon.com says people who bought this book also bought:
Of Wolves and Men | Finding Home | Crossing Open Ground | Field Notes | Winter Count | Home Ground | Arctic Dreams
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams presents a series of incisive essays in which he addresses such topics as travel to some of the world's most distant destinations, nature, adventure, and personal reminiscences. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. NYT. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The acclaimed National Book Award winner gives us a collection of spellbinding new essays that, read together, form a jigsaw-puzzle portrait of an extraordinary man.

With the publication of his best-selling Of Wolves and Men, and with the astonishing originality of Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez established himself as that rare writer whose every book is an event, for both critics and his devoted readership. Now, in About This Life, he takes us on a literal and figurative journey across the terrain of autobiography, assembling essays of great wisdom and insight. Here is far-flung travel (the beauty of remote Hokkaido Island, the over-explored Galápagos, enigmatic Bonaire); a naturalist's contention (Why does our society inevitably strip political power from people with intimate knowledge of the land small-scale farmers, Native Americans, Eskimos, cowboys?); and pure adventure (a dizzying series of around-the-world journeys with air freight everything from penguins to pianos). And here, too, are seven exquisite memory pieces hauntingly lyrical yet unsentimental recollections that represent Lopez's most personal work to date, and which will be read as classics of the personal essay for years to come.

In writing about nature and people from around the world, by exploring the questions of our age, and, above all, by sharing a new openness about himself, Barry Lopez gives us a book that is at once vastly erudite yet intimate: a magically written and provocative work by a major American writer at the top of his form.

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Hardcover
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Signed edition from Random House Inc (June 1, 1998)
9780676549379 | details & prices | List price $24.00
About: The acclaimed National Book Award winner gives us his first major work of nonfiction in a decade: a collection of spellbinding new essays which, read together, form a jigsaw-puzzle portrait of an extraordinary man.
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (June 1, 1998)
9780679434542 | details & prices | 273 pages | 6.00 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $24.00
About: The author presents a series of essays in which he addresses such topics as travel to some of the world's most distant destinations, nature, adventure, and personal reminiscences
Paperback
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from Harvill Pr (May 1, 1999)
9781860465659 | details & prices | List price $55.01
About: In this collection of autobiographical essays Lopez describes his journeys around the world from the Japanese island of Hokkaido to Antarctica, and from the Galapagos to his own backyard in Oregon.
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from Vintage Books (May 1, 1999)
9780679754473 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The author presents a series of essays in which he addresses such topics as travel to some of the world's most distant destinations, nature, adventure, and personal reminiscences.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Natl Book Network (July 1, 2000)
9780743800112 | details & prices | List price $25.00
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (September 1, 1999)
9780613240871 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $25.70
About: The author presents a series of essays in which he addresses such topics as travel to some of the world's most distant destinations, nature, adventure, and personal reminiscences.

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