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The Animal One Thousand Miles Long: Seven Lengths of Vermont and Other Adventures
The phrase “an animal a thousand miles miles long,” attributed to Aristotle, refers to a sprawling body that cannot be seen in its entirety from a single angle, a thing too vast and complicated to be knowable as a whole.
For Leath Tonino, the animal a thousand miles long is the landscape of his native Vermont. Tonino grew up along the shores of Lake Champlain, situated betw ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 30th 2018 by Trinity University Press
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A collection of essays that allow us to see Vermont in all sorts of ways, from a wilderness perspective. Leath Tonino is the sort of person that will try anything, and it was great to see his home state through his eyes. I did learn a lot about Vermont and the landscapes that were there, but I often found that the essays were very short and left me wanting for more. The last essay, from which this collection gets its title, is its longest, but any of those trips could have easily have been an en ...more
I totally enjoyed this book. Well written. Entertaining. Makes you see what he is describing very well. Living in Vermont, I know all the places he visits and speaks about. I love the outdoors and this book made VT areas come alive. I would recommend anyone interested in VT or adventures outdoors to read this book.