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In her calm, carefully reasoned perspective on place, Andrea Jones focuses on the familiar details of country life balanced by the larger responsibilities that come with living outside an urban boundary. Neither an environmental manifesto nor a prodevelopment defense, Between Urban and Wild operates partly on a practical level, partly on a naturalist’s level. Jones ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by University Of Iowa Press
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Lizzy
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This was a beautiful book. Her essays are all very well-written, with some lovely imagery and engaging ideas. She is one of the rare authors truly able to satisfyingly explore a larger idea with a small microcosmic example. She raises many interesting questions and captures the beauty of Colorado very well.

The only issue I have with her book is she sometimes seems condescending or supercilious in her opinion of other people. While I'm glad she's able to live such a life, many of us are unable
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Kim
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this author's thoughtful reflections of living in Colorado - especially taking into consideration our impact on the land and animals. Her essays on Lake Powell especially resonated with me - as it is also a favorite family vacation for us.
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Beautifully written with a very balanced view of the importance of protecting nature while living responsibly in wild lands.
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Andrea M. Jones, born and raised in Colorado, now lives on a grassy ridge in the center of the state. At 8900 feet in elevation, this lovely place invites reflection and is the inspiration for Between Urban and Wild: Reflections from Colorado, a collection of essays on natural history and land use issues. Andrea's work has appeared in Orion Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, and High Country ...more