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The Resource The small heart of things : being at home in a beckoning world, Julian Hoffman

The small heart of things : being at home in a beckoning world, Julian Hoffman

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The small heart of things : being at home in a beckoning world
Title
The small heart of things
Title remainder
being at home in a beckoning world
Statement of responsibility
Julian Hoffman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the myriad ways in which connections to the natural world can be deepened through an equality of perception, whether it's a caterpillar carrying its house of leaves, transhumant shepherds ranging high mountain pastures, a quail taking cover on an empty steppe, or a Turkmen family emigrating from Afghanistan to Istanbul. The narrative spans the common--and often contested--ground that supports human and natural communities alike, seeking the unsung stories that sustain us. Guided by the belief of Rainer Maria Rilke that "everything beckons us to perceive it," Hoffman explores the area around the Prespa Lakes, the first transboundary park in the Balkans, shared by Greece, Albania, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. From there he travels widely to regions rarely written about, exploring the idea that home is wherever we happen to be if we accord that place our close and patient attention
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  • DLC
  • DLC
Dewey number
814/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction
Label
The small heart of things : being at home in a beckoning world, Julian Hoffman
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Shadow Grounds -- Homing -- The Other Shore -- The Memory of Land and Water -- An Accumulation of Light -- Gifts -- Among Reeds -- Time in the Karst Country -- The Distance between Us -- A Family Field Guide -- On Passage -- The Wood for the Trees -- A Winter Moth -- The Circumference of a Second -- The Small Heart of Things -- Faith in a Forgotten Place -- Shifting Shadows
Control code
sky254096211
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 154 pages
Isbn
9780820345567
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012048323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022749178
Label
The small heart of things : being at home in a beckoning world, Julian Hoffman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Shadow Grounds -- Homing -- The Other Shore -- The Memory of Land and Water -- An Accumulation of Light -- Gifts -- Among Reeds -- Time in the Karst Country -- The Distance between Us -- A Family Field Guide -- On Passage -- The Wood for the Trees -- A Winter Moth -- The Circumference of a Second -- The Small Heart of Things -- Faith in a Forgotten Place -- Shifting Shadows
Control code
sky254096211
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 154 pages
Isbn
9780820345567
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012048323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022749178

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