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About This Life
This 1998 collection brings together essays from the breadth of this marvelous writer's life, from travels to Hokkaido, aboard jet freighters, in the Galapagos and Antarctica, to his most personal attempts to see himself and the wonders and lessons of nature truly. Among the loveliest of the latter is an essay about regularly walking the river -- that's IN the river -- near his home in western Oregon, and another about the life and lessons written on his...
Lopez meditates on the subject of road-killed animals. He relates his observations of them, occasional violent encounters with them, and thoughts about what to do, how to honor these sacrifices to humans' obsession with cars and speed. Rendered with his usual sensitivity to landscape, beauty and truth, in lovely English prose. Although published among his other essays, this piece has also been printed as a stand-alone coffee table book with tasteful and ...