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The Light in High Places: A Naturalist Looks at Wyoming Wilderness, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Cowboys, and Other Rare Species
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Skyhorse Pub Co Inc
Publication date June 3, 2014
Pages 280
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781628737493
ISBN-10 1628737492
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.94 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Hutto is living in a tent at twelve thousand feet, where blizzards occur in July and where human wants become irrelevant and human needs can become a matter of life and death—to study the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. The population of these rare alpine sheep is in decline. The lambs are dying in unprecedented numbers. Hutto’s job is to find out why.

For months at a time, he follows the bighorn herds, meets mountain lions and bears, weathers injury and storms, and beautifully observes the incredible splendor of the Rocky Mountains.

Hutto has a deep connection to Wyoming, having managed a large cattle ranch in his past. He weaves Wyoming’s history of the cowboy, mountain ecology, and the lives of the bighorn sheep into a beautiful flowing narrative. Ultimately, he discovers that the lambs are dying of cystic fibrosis due to selenium deficiency, which is caused by acid rain—a grim ecological disaster caused by human pollution. Here is a new twist on a cautionary tale, and a new voice, eloquently expressing the urgency that we mend our ways.

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from Skyhorse Pub Co Inc (November 15, 2009)
9781602397033 | details & prices | 281 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.95
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Skyhorse Pub Co Inc (June 3, 2014)
9781628737493 | details & prices | 280 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Hutto is living in a tent at twelve thousand feet, where blizzards occur in July and where human wants become irrelevant and human needs can become a matter of life and death—to study the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.

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