A Year in Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC (Paperback)Melanie Choukas-Bradley (author)
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Distributed for George F. Thompson Publishing.
Publisher: George F. Thompson
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 23 mm
Evocative of Thoreau and grounded in Leopold's land ethic, Melanie Choukas-Bradley invites readers into an unexpected urban wilderness in the heart of Washington, DC. As a naturalist, her extensive knowledge and keen observations note seasonal changes, and the reader naturally falls in step, as if on one of her walks. Choukas-Bradley paints a sense of place with her poetic descriptions of nature and the cultural and historical information she imparts about the national park. Drawing on lessons learned from her deep connections to Rock Creek Park, she searches inwardly, reflecting on the interconnectedness of people and the land, realizing that our mutual well-being is dependent on the health of the land, which, in turn, is dependent on our responsible use. I have found another kindred spirit through this engaging book.--Nancy Nye Hunt, author of Aldo Leopold's Shack: Nina's Story
"For her book A Year in Rock Creek Park, Washington writer Melanie Choukas-Bradley spent hundreds of hours walking (and skiing) every nook and cranny of the park."--Jennifer Ortiz "Washingtonian "
This greatly enjoyable and unique book is highly recommended for readers both with an environmental or science background and a general audience. The book ultimately makes a powerful case for promoting environmental stewardship and why such precious resources need our protection.--Electronic Green Journal
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