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The Resource Between urban and wild : reflections from Colorado, Andrea M. Jones

Between urban and wild : reflections from Colorado, Andrea M. Jones

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Between urban and wild : reflections from Colorado
Title
Between urban and wild
Title remainder
reflections from Colorado
Statement of responsibility
Andrea M. Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In her calm, carefully reasoned perspective on place, Andrea Jones focuses on the familiar details of country life balanced by the larger responsibilities that come with living outside an urban boundary. Neither an environmental manifesto nor a prodevelopment defense, Between Urban and Wild operates partly on a practical level, partly on a naturalist's level. Jones reflects on life in two homes in the Colorado Rockies, first in Fourmile Canyon in the foothills west of Boulder, then near Cap Rock Ridge in central Colorado. Whether negotiating territory with a mountain lion, balancing her observations of the predatory nature of pygmy owls against her desire to protect a nest of nuthatches, working to reduce her property's vulnerability to wildfire while staying alert to its inherent risks during fire season, or decoding the distinct personalities of her horses, she advances the tradition of nature writing by acknowledging the effects of sprawl on a beloved landscape. Although not intended as a manual for landowners, Between Urban and Wild nonetheless offers useful and engaging perspectives on the realities of settling and living in a partially wild environment. Throughout her ongoing journey of being home, Jones's close observations of the land and its native inhabitants are paired with the suggestion that even small landholders can act to protect the health of their properties. ... Probing the contradictions of a lifestyle that burdens the health of the land that she loves, Jones's writing is permeated by her gentle, earnest conviction that living at the urban-wild interface requires us to set aside self-interest, consider compromise, and adjust our expectations and habits to accommodate our surroundings rather than force them to accommodate us"--Ebook Library
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Cataloging source
CO2
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Jones, Andrea M
Dewey number
508.788
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Bur Oak Book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural history
  • Wildland-urban interface
  • Global warming
  • Climatic changes
  • Colorado
Label
Between urban and wild : reflections from Colorado, Andrea M. Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The View from Home -- Voyeur -- First Signs -- Lay of the Land -- Where Does Your Garden Grow? -- Five Ways of Seeing a Mountain Lion -- Love Letter to a Sewage Lagoon -- Reaping an Unexpected Harvest -- A Walk in the Park -- Modern Frontier -- Tyranny of the Visible -- Contemplating the Fire Seasons -- Weed Duty -- Horse Lessons -- Picking Up the Unexpected -- Winter Outlook -- Fourmile Postscript -- A Day with Nothing More Urgent than This -- Return -- My Life as a Weed. Acknowledgments
Control code
1517989
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9781609381875
Lccn
2013933618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1517989
  • (OCoLC)863639017
Label
Between urban and wild : reflections from Colorado, Andrea M. Jones
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The View from Home -- Voyeur -- First Signs -- Lay of the Land -- Where Does Your Garden Grow? -- Five Ways of Seeing a Mountain Lion -- Love Letter to a Sewage Lagoon -- Reaping an Unexpected Harvest -- A Walk in the Park -- Modern Frontier -- Tyranny of the Visible -- Contemplating the Fire Seasons -- Weed Duty -- Horse Lessons -- Picking Up the Unexpected -- Winter Outlook -- Fourmile Postscript -- A Day with Nothing More Urgent than This -- Return -- My Life as a Weed. Acknowledgments
Control code
1517989
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9781609381875
Lccn
2013933618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1517989
  • (OCoLC)863639017

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