Teaching A Stone to Talk

Teaching A Stone to Talk

Expeditions and Encounters

Book - 1982
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Here, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, c1982
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060150303
Branch Call Number: Science & Nature 508 Dil


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Jul 04, 2016

Odds are if you've reading anything by Annie Dillard and liked it, you'll like everything she's written. "An Expedition to the Pole" and "Living like Weasels" are highlights of this slim, but dense collection, originally published in 1982.

Nov 20, 2011

A good collection of 14 essays, or expeditions and encounters, as the subtitle says. Some are short and others are long. Some are observations of nature, others of society. The best one, to my mind, is the opener, which details her experience of a total solar eclipse that occurred in Eastern Washington in 1977. Dillard conveys the awesomeness and awe-fullness of the event beautifullly. She also has a great essay on mirages in Puget Sound.


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