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By: FE Knobloch
200 pages, Maps, 19 photos
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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