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Home Ground by Barry López
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Dec 24, 2011

it was amazing
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This will probably remain forever on my "currently reading" list as it resembles an almanac or set of encyclopedias...something I'll be referencing for the rest of my life, sometimes because I'm searching for the meaning of a regionally specific geographical term (coulee, arroyo, hillock) and other times because I'll pick it up randomly and be blown away by the sheer poetry of it all.

If you spend time out of doors then you should own this book. If you don't, but you enjoy good writing or are a writer yourself, you should own this book. It delves into the subtleties of our landscapes and forces you to look a little deeper at the natural world as you drive to the post office or take a hike.
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