LANGUAGE FOR AN AMERICAN LANDSCAPE
Trinity University Press
What does it mean to take a place seriously? We might begin by learning its particular vocabulary, by taking the time to acquire both the colloquial and formal language to describe a specific landscape. National Book Award winner Barry Lopez asked 45 poets and writers for definitions of words that describe our land and water. This book includes 850 entries (from writers like Barbara Kingslover, Gretel Ehrlich, and Bill McKibben) and 100 graceful line drawings by Molly O'Halloran. Home Ground is enormous fun because it puts the reader in touch with the dazzling inventiveness we use to describe our world.