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By Ben Kessler

ISBN-10: 1936033224

ISBN-13: 9781936033225

in the course of ecological disaster, indigenous persecution, and the tried mechanization of the residing global, the wonderful thing about the earth is still defiantly shiny. The voice of the realm nonetheless speaks in tongues of wind and water, feather and flame, no matter if we hear or no longer. Alternately lyric and medical, serious and relocating, Kessler examines the relationships among nature and language, colonial and local cultures, and extinction and reminiscence, and in doing so offers a different imaginative and prescient of our position in an historical, fragile dwelling world.

“Ben Kessler is that rarest and most dear of writers, one whose each note is shaped and knowledgeable via a profound love of the wildlife, one whose loyalty is undeniably with the realm that's our and everybody else’s in simple terms domestic. And he’s a hell of a author. Please learn this ebook, after which placed the e-book away and pass outdoor, transformed.”
— Derrick Jensen, writer of "The delusion of Human Supremacy"

“‘The complete historical earth thinks prodigiously / and the murmur of its nice bushes grows.’ Rilke’s strains stored nudging me as I pored over this manuscript. by the point I reached the top, I had the eerie experience that Kessler, a improving biologist, was once in some way channeling Thoreau (‘Shall I now not have intelligence with the earth?’), Loren Eiseley (‘I was once water and the unspeakable alchemies that gestate and take form in water.’) and the towering, incredible indignation of Edward Abbey. I don’t as a rule carry with resurrections, yet I’m making an exception with Ben Kessler. Abbey is back.”
—Calvin Luther Martin, writer of "The method of the Human Being"

BEN KESSLER is or used to be a schoolteacher, box biologist, gardener, activist, painter, and nurseryman. He lives in a bit hole within the Blue Ridge Mountains of important Virginia.

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