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- Author(s)Rebecca Solnit
- PublisherTrinity University Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication28/08/2014
- Place of PublicationSan Antonio
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTrinity University Press,U.S.
- Weight585 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
- Table Of ContentsIntroduction Cyclopedia of an Arctic Expedition The Butterfly and the Boiling Point: Reflections on the Arab Spring and After Rattlesnake in Mailbox: Cults, Creeps, California in the 1970s Concrete in Paradise: Some Pictures of Coastal California Detroit Arcadia: Exploring the Post-American Landscape Dry Lands: The Colorado River and Hydrological Madness of the West One Nation under Elvis: Environmentalism for Everyone Winged Mercury and the Golden Calf: Heavy Metal Histories Oil and Water: The BP Spill in the Gulf In Haiti, Words Can Kill Icebergs and Shadows: Further Adventures in the Landscape of Hope Inside Out, or Interior Space (and Interior Decoration) Notes from Nowhere: Iceland's Polite Dystopia The Volcano Erupts: Iceland in Upheaval The Great Tohuko Earthquake and Tsunami: Aftermaths in Japan Arrival Gates: The Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan Journey to the Center (on Elin Hansdottir's Labyrinth Path) Letter to a Dead Man on the Occupation of Hope Apologies to Mexico: The Drug Trade and GNP (Gross National Pain) Reconstructing the Story of the Storm: New Orleans Five Years After We Won't Bow Down: Carnival and Resistance in New Orleans The Google Bus: Silicon Valley Invades We're Breaking Up: Noncommunications in the Silicon Age Pale Bus, Pale Rider: Silicon Valley Invades, Cont'd On the Dirtiness of Laundry and the Strength of Sister: Or, Mysteries of Henry David Thoreau, Unsolved Revolutionary Plots: On Urban Gardening The Visibility Wars Welcome to the Impossible World: For the Children of Orwell Revolution of the Snails: Encounters with the Zapatistas Credits and Acknowledgments Index
- Author BiographySan Francisco writer Rebecca Solnit is the author of fifteen books about art, landscape, public and collective life, ecology, politics, hope, meandering, reverie, and memory. They include the critically acclaimed memoir The Faraway Nearby; Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster; Storming the Gates of Paradise; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art; and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, for which she received a Guggenheim fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award. Solnit has worked with climate change, Native American land rights, antinuclear, human rights, and antiwar issues as an activist and journalist. She is a contributing editor to Harper's and a frequent contributor to the political site Tomdispatch.com and has made her living as an independent writer since 1988.
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