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Botanical Companions: A Memoir of Plants and Place

Biography / Memoir

By: FE Knobloch

200 pages, Maps, 19 photos

University of Iowa Press

Hardback | Jan 2005 | #151640 | ISBN: 0877459207
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In her enquiry into the intricate connections among work, place and people, Frieda Knobloch explores the lives of two Rocky Mountain botanists, Aven Nelson (1859-1952) and Ruth Ashton Nelson (1896-1987).

An utterly original account of historical and personal transformations. In shining prose and wide-ranging interpretive frameworks, Knobloch interrogates and honors her subjects (and her readers) as scholars, as persons, and most of all as companions. Forging a story from the fragments of history and memory, the book acknowledges the things we can't understand about historical subjects and the ways they can help us better understand ourselves. -Steven J. Holmes, author of The Young John Muir: An Environmental Biography"

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Frieda Knobloch is an associate professor of American studies and women's studies, School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming in Laramie. She is the author of The Culture of Wilderness: Agriculture as Colonization in the American West.

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