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Williams, Terry Tempest

Works: 202 works in 450 publications in 3 languages and 17,377 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Autobiographies  Essays  Travel writing  Juvenile works  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Narrator, wpr, win, Other, Speaker, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: E160, B
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Most widely held works about Terry Tempest Williams
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Most widely held works by Terry Tempest Williams
All my rivers are gone : a journey of discovery through Glen Canyon by Katie Lee( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1963, the U.S. Government's Bureau of Reclamation (the "Wreck-the-nation bureau", Katie calls it) shut off the flow of the Colorado River at Glen Canyon Dam, beginning the process of flooding this natural treasure. Two generations have been born since the dam was built, and in a few more decades there may be no one alive who will have known the place. Katie Lee won't forget Glen Canyon, and she doesn't want anyone else to forget it either. She tells us what there was to love about Glen Canyon and why we should miss it. The canyon had great personal significance for her: She had gone to Hollywood to make her career as an actress and a singer, but the river kept calling her back, showing her a better way to live. She very eloquently weaves her personal story into her breathtaking descriptions of the trips she made down the canyon
Finding beauty in a broken world by Terry Tempest Williams( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naturalist author of Refuge and An Unspoken Hunger reflects on what it means to be human, the interconnection between the natural and human worlds, and how they combine to produce both tumult and peace, ugliness and beauty
Refuge : an unnatural history of family and place by Terry Tempest Williams( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, the Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by. One event was nature at its most random, the other a by-product of rogue technology: Terry's mother, and Terry herself, had been exposed to the fallout of atomic bomb tests in the 1950s. As it interweaves these narratives of dying and accommodation, Refuge transforms tragedy into a document of renewal and spiritual grace, resulting in a work that has become a classic
Pieces of white shell : a journey to Navajoland by Terry Tempest Williams( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unusual book is an introduction to Navajo culture by a storyteller. Steeped in the lore of the Navajo reservation, where she worked as a teacher, the author came to see Navajo legend and ritual as touchstones for evaluating her own experience. She presents them here as a means for all people to locate their own history, traditions, and sense of how to live well
An unspoken hunger : stories from the field by Terry Tempest Williams( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Tempest Williams weaves together the passion of personal experience with the presence of political commitment. In this gathering of work, Williams explores our unspoken hunger, our desire for a life of greater intention. In a series of detailed and beautifully rendered portraits, she illuminates the strength and inspiration that helped to form Georgia O'Keeffe, Rachel Carson, Mardy Murie, and the Stone Creek Woman
The secret language of snow by Terry Tempest Williams( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines over a dozen different types of snow and snowy conditions through the vocabulary of the Inuit people of Alaska. Discusses the physical properties and formation of the snow and how it affects the plants, animals, and people of the Arctic
Erosion : essays of undoing by Terry Tempest Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these new essays, Williams explores the concept of erosion: of the land, of the self, of belief, of fear. She wrangles with the paradox of desert lands and the truth of erosion: What is weathered, worn, and whittled away through wind, water, and time is as powerful as what remains
Emmet Gowin : changing the earth : aerial photographs by Jock Reynolds( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emmet Gowin has been taking aerial photographs of the landscape in the United States, Mexico, Czechoslovakia, Asia, and the Middle East for more than twenty years. His growing body of work bears witness to how humankind has visibly scarred and continues to alter the earth's surface. This book, published in conjunction with the first major touring exhibition of Gowin's photographs in over ten years, focuses on images created after 1986"--Jacket
Waste land : meditations on a ravaged landscape by David T Hanson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanson has documented, often in aerial photographs, four photographic series which show some of the devastations that humans have inflicted upon the environment. The book opens with photographs of Colstrip, Montana and its strip mines, trailer parks, company houses, mine, power plant, and industrial site. The next series is the Minuteman Missile Sites which focuses on one aspect of the American industrial and military landscape: bleak aerial views of silos. The centerpiece of this book is Waste Land, a study of sixty-seven of the most dangerously polluted waste sites in the United States. In this series of triptychs, Hanson juxtaposes an aerial photograph, a modified topographic map, and an EPA site description exposing some of the strategies that corporations and individuals have used to avoid taking responsibility for the contamination. The final sequence is "The Treasure State": Montana 1889-1989. Here, the photographer begins with an aerial view of a site that affects one of Montana's imperiled species, and overlays each image with a sheet of glass, discreetly etched with the name of the impacted animal
Ice : portraits of vanishing glaciers by James Balog( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs documenting the current condition of glaciers around the world. Includes some comparison shots tracking changes in a glacier over time
Between cattails by Terry Tempest Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple introduction to the plant and animal life that flourishes in a marsh
The future of conservation in America : a chart for rough water by Gary E Machlis( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this turbulent time for American's natural and cultural heritage, we need a clear and compelling guide for the future of conservation in America: a declaration to inspire the next generation of conservation leaders. This is that guide- what the authors describe as "a chart for rough water." Written by the first scientist appointed as science advisor to the director of the National Park Service, this is a candid, passionate, and ultimately hopeful book. The authors describe a unified vision of conservation that binds nature protection, historical preservation, sustainability, public health, civil rights and social justice, and science into a common cause- and offer real-world strategies for progress."--Book cover
The open space of democracy by Terry Tempest Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The attacks of September 11, 2001 and the tumultuous national and international events following that crisis stimulated the author to reexamine what democracy and patriotism truly mean
Coyote's canyon by John Telford( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collaboration between Utah natives is an intimate meditation on one of the earth's most extraordinary landscapes. Telford 's spectacular color photographs of Utah's desert, canyons, mesas, hidden waterways, arches, Anasazi cliff dwellings, and vistas are rich with the reflected light that elevates rock into sculpture. Terry Tempest Williams' stories celebrate the legend and ritual surrounding this sacred place, creating a compelling new mythology
American birds : a literary companion( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring some of America's greatest writers and poets, this landmark anthology is a one-of-a-kind field guide to the American literary imagination. Americans have always been fascinated by birds and from the beginning American writers have captured this keen interest in a variety of genres: poems, journals, memoirs, short stories, essays, and travel accounts. Here literature professor and avid birder Andrew Rubenfeld, in collaboration with acclaimed writer Terry Tempest Williams, who provides a foreword, gathers evocative and surprising writings on birds and our fascination with them from an astonishing array of American poets and writers. The result is a literature of singular depth and beauty, with occasional flights of fancy in the mix. Experience the exquisite beauty of Native American songs about birds. Accompany Lewis and Clark as they encounter new species, Audubon as he sketches near New Orleans, and Emerson and Thoreau birding together around Walden Pond. Delight in Sarah Orne Jewett's poignant tale of a snowy egret in the Maine woods and Florence Merriam's portrait of a winter wren in Central Park. Join Rachel Carson as she watches skimmers along the Atlantic coast and Roger Tory Peterson observing snail kites in the Everglades. And thrill to an impressive roster of modern and contemporary poets, including Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Sterling A. Brown, Cornelius Eady, Mary Oliver, Linda Hogan, Louise Erdrich, and David Tomas Martinez, as they evoke the magic and haunting beauty of America's birds."--
The story of my heart by Richard Jefferies( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While browsing a Stonington, Maine, bookstore, Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams discovered a rare copy of an exquisite autobiography by nineteenth-century British nature writer Richard Jefferies, who develops his understanding of a "soul-life" while wandering the wild countryside of Wiltshire, England. Brooke and Terry, like John Fowles, Henry Miller, and Rachel Carson before, were inspired by the prescient words of this visionary writer, who describes ineffable feelings of being at one with nature. In an introduction and essays set alongside Jefferies' writing, the Williams share their personal pilgrimage to Wiltshire to understand this man of "cosmic consciousness" and how their exploration of Jefferies deepened their own relationship while illuminating dilemmas of modernity, the intrinsic need for wildness, and what it means to be human in the twenty-first century
Two in the far north by Margaret E Murie( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the author's life, describing her loving relationship with Alaska from her first visit as a child, till her work as a wilderness activist
Testimony : writers of the West speak on behalf of Utah wilderness( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extraordinary, historic statement on behalf of wilderness, Testimony is a powerful collection by twenty-one of today's most prominent writers." "Originally created as a limited edition presented to Congress, this book was the result of an effort to communicate through art the urgent need to preserve threatened lands. Testimony is an important reminder of the historical and spiritual importance of our public lands and the fact that if we value wilderness, we must take action to preserve it."--Jacket
Simpler living, compassionate life : a Christian perspective by Michael Schut( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether reading through it alone or using the insightful study guide with a group, Simpler Living, Compassionate Life invites you into the dialogue
Selected writings by John Muir( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of John Muir's selected writings chronicles the key turning points in his life and study of the American wilderness. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth is Muir's account of his childhood on a Wisconsin farm, where his interest in nature was first piqued; in The Mountains of California, The Yosemite, and Travels in Alaska, we follow him on long journeys into stunning mountain ranges and valleys, where he records native flora and fauna and finds proof of his theories of the effect of glaciers on landscape formation. These four full-length works--along with a selection of important essays--helped galvanize American naturalists, and led to the founding of the Sierra Club and several national parks."--Provided by publisher
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All my rivers are gone : a journey of discovery through Glen Canyon
Finding beauty in a broken worldRefuge : an unnatural history of family and placePieces of white shell : a journey to NavajolandAn unspoken hunger : stories from the fieldEmmet Gowin : changing the earth : aerial photographsWaste land : meditations on a ravaged landscapeThe open space of democracyCoyote's canyon
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Tempest, Terry Williams 1955-

Tempest Williams, Terry 1955-

Terry T., Williams 1955-

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