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Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands

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ACCLAIMED AUTHOR BARBARA KINGSOLVER brings her passion for the wilderness to bear in this striking book. Trained as a biologist, Kingsolver writes authoritatively, and movingly, about the continent's virgin pockets of desert, coast, grassland, forest, and wetland. ONE-OF-A-KIND IMAGES: Specially commissioned infrared photographs, taken and hand-tinted by Belt, create a pai ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by National Geographic
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Jessica
May 12, 2010 Jessica rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful photography book of our natural lands. Barbara Kingsolver's passages in the book were perfect reflections of the photographs. What a celebration and reverence to be paid to creation! Unfortunately I can't remember the photographer's name, but she was wonderful. The soft style of the photos left me leafing through the pages over and over again. I checked this book out from the library, but I would be interested in having it to stay on my coffee table.
Cathy Gulkin
Jul 24, 2011 Cathy Gulkin rated it it was amazing
Spectacular photos framed by Kingsolver's eloquent plea for us to stop despoiling the great gift that is the natural world. Both the prose and the pictures made me weep.
Ruth
Nov 14, 2008 Ruth rated it really liked it
this book is full of beautiful pictures of america.it was designed to show the reader of all that we have to lose due to our neglect of the earth.this is something we need to think of now before it is too late.
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Dec 29, 2009 Tuck rated it liked it
petty pictures, pretty sentiments. a coffee table book to impress your impressionables.
Linda
Nov 03, 2010 Linda rated it it was amazing
Absolutely beautiful photos and text.
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I didn't love the treatments applied to the photographs in this book.
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Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist, and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in Africa in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in Biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels. Her most famous works include The Poisonwood Bible, the tale of a missionary family in the Congo, ...more
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