(a Deep Map)

eBook - 1991
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This New York Times bestseller by the author of Blue Highways is "a majestic survey of land and time and people in a single county of the Kansas plains" ( Hungry Mind Review ).

William Least Heat-Moon travels by car and on foot into the core of our continent, focusing on the landscape and history of Chase County--a sparsely populated tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of central Kansas--exploring its land, plants, animals, and people until this small place feels as large as the universe.

Called a "modern-day Walden " by the Chicago Sun-Times , PrairyErth is a journey through a place, through time, and into the human mind from the acclaimed author of Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road .

"A sense of the American grain that will give [ PrairyErth ] a permanent place in the literature of our country." --Paul Theroux, The New York Times
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
ISBN: 9780547527475
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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LPL_ShirleyB Apr 20, 2016

Eloquent & compassionate travel writing with engaging stories for perspective; prairyerth is a geologic word for prairie soils. This is an in-depth biography of Chase County Kansas, the place and people, written before the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve was established. Interwoven stories of recent and past moments provide a heightened perspective of place. Also checkout “Dreamwalking: music from the film Return to PrairyErth” -- created with this book in mind.


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