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A song for the river, Philip Connors

Label
A song for the river
Title
A song for the river
Statement of responsibility
Philip Connors
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A new book from Connors is always welcome, and A Song for the River--both an elegy for lost friends and a biography of New Mexico's beautiful Gila river--delivers more of what made his previous efforts so compelling: humanity, lyricism, and top-notch nature writing."--Jon Foro, Amazon Book Review Best Nonfiction of 2018. From one of the last fire lookouts in America comes this sequel to the award-winning Fire Season--a story of calamity and resilience in the world's first Wilderness. A dozen years into his dream job keeping watch over the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico, Philip Connors bore witness to the wildfire he had always feared: a conflagration that forced him off his mountain by helicopter, and changed forever the forest and watershed he loved. It was merely one of many transformations that arrived in quick succession, not just fire and flood but illness, divorce, the death of a fellow lookout in a freak accident, and a tragic plane crash that rocked the community he called home. At its core an elegy for a friend he cherished like a brother, A Song for the River opens into celebration of a landscape redolent with meaning--and the river that runs through it. Connors channels the voices of the voiceless in a praise song of great urgency, and makes a plea to save a vital piece of our natural and cultural heritage: the wild Gila River, whose waters are threatened by a potential dam. Brimming with vivid characters and beautiful evocations of the landscape, A Song for the River carries the story of the Gila Wilderness forward to the present precarious moment, and manages to find green shoots everywhere sprouting from the ash. Its argument on behalf of things wild and free could not be more timely, and its goal is nothing less than permanent protection for that rarest of things in the American West, a free-flowing river--the sinuous and gorgeous Gila. It must not perish
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Connors, Philip
Dewey number
634.9/61809789692
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
SD421.25.C658
LC item number
A3 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Connors, Philip
  • Connors, Philip
  • Fire lookouts
  • Fire lookouts
  • Nature
  • Nonfiction
  • Gila National Forest (N.M.)
  • New Mexico
Label
A song for the river, Philip Connors
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A prayer to the raven -- A hummingbird's kiss -- Birthday for the next forest -- The navel of the world -- A song for the river -- Catechism for a fire lookout
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781941026922
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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b304e7c4-5b15-4740-ae67-9801021a2992
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1046100921
  • (OCoLC)on1046100921
  • 1457871
Label
A song for the river, Philip Connors
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A prayer to the raven -- A hummingbird's kiss -- Birthday for the next forest -- The navel of the world -- A song for the river -- Catechism for a fire lookout
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781941026922
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b304e7c4-5b15-4740-ae67-9801021a2992
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1046100921
  • (OCoLC)on1046100921
  • 1457871

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