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The Wildest Places on Earth: Italian Gardens & the Invention of Wilderness

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The Wildest Place on Earth

The Wildest Place on Earth is the ironic story of how Italian Renaissance...

NHBS Price: £14.99 $19/€18 approx
There is a newer edition

The Wildest Place on Earth

The Wildest Place on Earth is the ironic story of how Italian Renaissance...

NHBS Price: £14.99 $19/€18 approx

By: John Hanson Mitchell (Author)

Counterpoint

Paperback | Apr 2011 | Edition: 1 | #131374 | ISBN-13: 9781582432151
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About this book

Examines the yearning for nature that most of us experience, indistinguishable from the loss of a 'sense of belonging' characteristic of the constructed world. The first response is to seek wildness in virgin nature; but Mitchell shows why this is not the best answer, and that instead we should learn, especially in solitude, to see wildness in our familar and near surroundings, such as gardens.


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Biography

John Hanson Mitchell is the author of five books based on a single square mile known as Scratch Flat, as well as two travel books and the biography of the early African American landscape photographer Robert A. Gilbert. A winner of the John Burroughs Award for his nature essays, Mitchell was founder and editor of Sanctuary magazine, published by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. In 2000 he won the New England Book Award in nonfiction for his Scratch Flat series. He lives in Littleton, Massachusetts, the location of Scratch Flat.

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