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Heat Moon, William Least

Overview
Works: 68 works in 287 publications in 3 languages and 21,286 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Local history  Anecdotes  Aerial photographs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Photographer
Classifications: E169.Z8, 917.304927
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Most widely held works about William Least Heat Moon
 
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Most widely held works by William Least Heat Moon
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who set out from a camp just upstream from St. Louis in 1804 at the request of President Thomas Jefferson, to search for the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean
The red couch by Kevin Clarke( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This land is your land : across America by air by Marilyn Bridges( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aerial photographer who has explored ancient cultures around the world for more than a decade, Marilyn Bridges has now focused her attention on a subject no less intriguing: the grandeur of America. In the book's Essay by acclaimed writer William Least Heat-Moon, and the Afterword by Bridges, we are given insight into the photographer's working process and the inspiration behind her images
Blue highways revisited by Edgar I Ailor( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1978, William Least Heat-Moon made a 14,000-mile journey on the back roads of America, visiting 38 states along the way. In 1982, the popular Blue Highways, which chronicled his adventures, was published. Three decades later, Edgar Ailor III and his son, Edgar IV, retraced and photographed Heat-Moon's route, culminating in Blue Highways Revisited, released for publication on the thirtieth anniversary of Blue Highways. A foreword by Heat-Moon notes, 'The photographs, often with amazing accuracy, capture my verbal images and the spirit of the book. Taking the journey again through these pictures, I have been intrigued and even somewhat reassured that America is changing not quite so fast as we often believe. The photographs, happily, reveal a recognizable continuity -- but for how much longer who can say -- and I'm glad the Ailors have recorded so many places and people from Blue Highways while they are yet with us.' Through illustrative photography and text, Ailor and his son capture once more the local color and beauty of the back roads, cafes, taverns, and people of Heat-Moon's original trek"--Book dust-jacket
An Osage journey to Europe, 1827-1830 : three French accounts by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1827 six Osage people--four men and two women--traveled to Europe escorted by three Americans. Their visit was big news in France, where three short publications about the travelers appeared almost immediately. Virtually lost since the 1830s, all three accounts are gathered, translated, and annotated here for the first time in English. Among the earliest writings devoted to Osage history and culture, these works provide unique insights into Osage life and especially into European perceptions of American Indians. Translated by [William Least] Heat-Moon and James K. Wallace, the three featured texts are surprisingly accurate as basic descriptions of Osage history, geography, and lifeways. The French authors, influenced by racist and sexist expectations, misinterpreted some of the behaviors they describe. But they also dismiss rumors of cannibalism among the Osages and observe that "the behavior of some whites ... was not conducive to giving the Indians a favorable opinion of white morality."--Publisher website
Blue highways : a journey into America by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

51 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the author lost his job in a college in Missouri, he set off across America in a half-ton Ford van. This book is his account of that journey - an exploration of the American landscape and the people who live in it
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prateria : una mappa in profondità by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PrairyErth : (a deep map) by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the author's journey through the 744 square miles and meeting the 3,000 inhabitants of Chase County, Kansas
River-horse : the logbook of a boat across America by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage across America. In the authors most impressive journey ever, he sets off aboard a small boat he named Nikawa from the Atlantic at New York Harbor in hopes of entering the Pacific near Astoria, Oregon
The four seasons of Kansas by Daniel D Dancer( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Daniel Dancer moves through the four seasons, capturing first the vast, spare grandeur of prairie and sky, then focusing closer to illuminate the more intimate pieces of the Kansas landscape - the icy fur of a buffalo in winter, a solitary gravestone nearly overgrown by prairie grass. Season by season, he uncovers the uncomplicated, subtle beauty of the state." "Introducing each section of the book is an aerial photograph of an earthwork by crop artist Stan Herd. By plowing and planting various crops, Herd transformed a field into the image of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflower Still Life. Dancer's camera captures Herd's earthwork as it changes color and fullness through spring, summer, and fall, and is blanketed by snow in winter." "This revised edition features a new preface, four new seasonal essays, and eleven new photographs replacing those found in the original 1988 edition."--Jacket
Blue highways by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ervaringen van de auteur tijdens een autorit kriskras door de Verenigde Staten op zoek naar de erfenis van de Indiaanse cultuur en geschiedenis
Le strade per quoz : in giro per l'America by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CELESTIAL MECHANICS : a tale for a mid-winter night by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical mythology in the poetry of Robert Herrick by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River-horse : [across America by boat] by William Least Heat Moon( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this abridgement of River-Horse, the pre-eminent chronicler of American back roads -- who has given us the classics Blue Highways and Prairyerth -- recounts his singular voyage through American waters from sea to sea. Along the route, he offers a lyrical and ceaselessly fascinating shipboard perspective on the country and its rivers, lakes, canals, and landscapes. Brimming with history, drama, and wisdom, River-Horse belongs in the pantheon of American travel literature. In his most ambitious journey ever, Heat-Moon sets off aboard a small boat he named Nikawa ("river horse" in Osage) from the Atlantic at New York Harbor in hopes of entering the Pacific near Astoria, Oregon. He and his companion, Pilotis, struggle to cover some five thousand watery miles -- more than any other cross-country river traveler has ever managed -- often following in the wakes of our most famous explores, from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark. En route, the voyagers confront massive floods, submerged
Three essays by Bill McKibben( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River horse : a voyage across America by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roads to Quoz : an American mosey by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About a quarter century ago, a previously unknown writer named William Least Heat-Moon wrote a book called Blue Highways. Acclaimed as a classic, it was a travel book like no other. Quirky, discursive, endlessly curious, Heat-Moon had embarked on an American journey off the beaten path. Sticking to the small places via the small roads--those colored blue on maps--he uncovered a nation deep in character, story, and charm. Now, for the first time since Blue Highways, Heat-Moon is back on the backroads. ROADS TO QUOZ is his lyrical, funny, and touching account of a series of American journeys into small-town America
Writing Blue highways : the story of how a book happened by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than thirty years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper--the stops and starts in his composition process, the numerous drafts and painstaking revisions, the depressing string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his personal relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book. Along the way, he traces the hard lessons learned and offers guidance to aspiring and experienced writers alike
 
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Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history
Alternative Names
Heat-Moon, William Least

Heat Moon, William Least 1939-

Least Heat-Moon William

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Trogdon William

Trogdon, William Lewis

William Least Heat-Moon American writer

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Languages
English (212)

Italian (28)

Dutch (5)

Covers
This land is your land : across America by airBlue highways : a journey into AmericaLewis & Clark : an illustrated historyPrairyErth : (a deep map)River-horse : the logbook of a boat across AmericaThe four seasons of KansasBlue highwaysRoads to Quoz : an American mosey