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The Wildest Places on Earth : Italian Gardens and the Invention of Wilderness - John Hanson Mitchell

The Wildest Places on Earth

Italian Gardens and the Invention of Wilderness

Paperback Published: 25th April 2002
ISBN: 9781582432151
Number Of Pages: 194

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A captivating journey to uncover the essence of wilderness, by one of this country's most original nature writers. In The Wildest Place on Earth Mitchell sets out on a journey to uncover the essence of wilderness. Instead of traveling to remote, untamed parts of the world, Mitchell ends up exploring the green realms of his childhood and the gardens of Italy. He is pulled inward and toward home, back to what Thoreau called "contact"--an abiding, enduring, and daily connection with the world. He comes to realize that the wildest place may be right in his own backyard.A Merloyd Lawrence Book

Prologuep. xi
Contactp. 3
The Great Forestp. 12
The Garden in the Woodsp. 23
In a Green Shadep. 45
The Genteel Romanticsp. 70
Italian Reveriesp. 90
Into the Wildp. 104
The Italian Debtp. 123
The Cathedral in the Pinesp. 138
The Fate of Earthp. 151
Backyard Serengetip. 173
Epilogue: The Persistence of Panp. 187
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ISBN: 9781582432151
ISBN-10: 1582432155
Series: Merloyd Lawrence
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 25th April 2002
Publisher: COUNTERPOINT
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 16.05  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition