Visions of a Wild America

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CENGAGE Learning, 1998 - Nature - 200 pages
The American landscape: Its wildness has made us inventive. Its vastness has made us bold. Its great teachers -- concerned voices -- have told us who we are and where, in the presence or absence of wildness, we might go. Complemented by more than a hundred photographs that capture our nation's preserved places, the uncommon, remarkable adventures and quiet epiphanies of our great conservationists are rendered anew, creating hope that we might one day see the land as a community, not a commodity. A living place to be honored and preserved.

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Kim Heacox is the award-winning author and photographer of close to 20 photography and essay books. As the principal photographer for the Smithsonian Guides to Natural America: The Pacific: Hawai'i, and Alaska, Heacox shot over 150 beautiful full-color photos of parks, wilderness preserves, nature sanctuaries, and scenic wonders. In her book Visions of Wild America: Pioneers of Preservation, Heacox wove the incredible adventures, epiphanies, and successes of important conservationists with their own quotes to present a well-rounded picture of Wild America. Other books produced by Heacox include Alaska's Inside Passage: Photography and Essays, Antarctica: The Last Continent, Alaska's National Parks, and Iditarod Spirit.

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