A Place on Earth
is an anthology of nature writing, some of it classic, some of it new, from Australia and North America. It brings together essays by many of the finest nature writers of our time on both continents, and it introduces some rich new voices to this literature of place.Each essay brings to life a place that is special—sacred, even—to its author. This is a book of places—wild, lived in, grazed, fished in, explored, lost, and remembered. It is a lyric essay, in twenty-six voices, about what it means to live well on the land. It is a book of miraculous, ordinary places and of prose in which those places are alive. Here you will find desert and plateau, river and ice, city and farm, forest and grassland, man and woman, horse and bear, coyote and salmon, lyrebird and eagle, wind and rain, outback and seashore, sandstone and granite, she-oak and cottonwood, highland and lowland, harbor and wetland, ancient and modern, earth and sky, birth and death—just a few of the many compass points, the contour lines, the latitudes and longitudes of home.
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