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Author Bass, Rick, 1958-

Title Why I came West / Rick Bass.

Imprint Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    333.782 BAS    Available
Description 238 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents Landscape and imagination -- Meat -- The question -- The community of glaciers -- Wood -- Oil -- The poison of language -- Fourteen gardens -- Who we are, what we do -- Bear spray stories -- Rebecca's "My hair is on fire" lobster soup -- Threshold -- How you can help.
Summary A poignant look at the thirty-year journey of one of our country's great naturalist writers, Why I Came West explores how Rick Bass fell in love with the mystique of the West (and the Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana in particular) as a dramatic landscape, as an idea, and as a way of life. In a series of moving chapters, Bass describes his own transformation into the writer, hunter, and environmental activist that he is today. He profiles how the rugged, wild landscape smoothed out his own rough edges; attempts to define the appeal of the West that so transfixed him as a boy, a place of mountains and outlaws and continual rebirth, just beyond whatever was near it; and he describes his role as a reluctant environmental activist--sometimes at odds with his own neighbors--unable and unwilling to stand idly by and watch this treasured place disappear.--From publisher description.
Subject Bass, Rick, 1958-
Bass, Rick, 1958- -- Homes and haunts -- Montana -- Yaak Valley.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
ISBN 9780618596751

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