Great Tide Rising: Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
February 14, 2017
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.0 X 8.9 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781619029064

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About the Author

Kathleen Dean Moore is the author or co-editor of many books about our moral and emotional bonds to the wild, reeling world, including Earth's Wild Music, Wild Comfort, Moral Ground, and Great Tide Rising. She is the recipient of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Association Award and the Oregon Book Award, along with the WILLA Literary Award for her novel Piano Tide. A philosopher and activist, Moore writes from Corvallis, Oregon and Chichagof Island, Alaska.

Reviews


Praise for Holdfast: At Home in the Natural World

"Reminiscent of the work of Annie Dillard and others who have combined their observations of the natural world with philosophical reflections..." --Publishers Weekly

"Graceful meditations on nature...an altogether satisfying collection by a gifted interpreter of the natural world." --Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature

"Kathleen Dean Moore is a writer whose senses, heart, generosity, and intellect open in every direction. This book, filled with knowledge of the natural and human worlds, is a superb naturalist's handbook. It is also a praise book: an illuminated manuscript whose life overspills its own borders. In its grounded wisdoms, humility, curiosity, and in the kaleidoscope beauty of its descriptions, Wild Comfort reminds how to see, how to sing; how to welcome, with equal gravity and grace, whatever asks entrance into our lives. It is destined to become a classic."--Jane Hirshfield

"What nature gives, it takes away. Kathleen Dean Moore feels the ache of this truth in her bones. And yet in spite of grieving over the death of friends, the extinction of species, and the tattering of Earth's web, she finds comfort in natural and human creations, in symphonies and snakes, in science and stars, in the beauty constantly upwelling from the mystery we call life. This book itself is such a consoling creation, a cause for gratitude and joy." --Scott Russell Sanders, author of A Private History of Awe

"Moore's descriptions are powerfully visceral. Readers will find that the world seems larger, wilder, and yet safer than they had thought--more beautiful and more like home."--Book Page

"This collection of essays, reveries, and meditations interweaves keen observations of the natural world with descriptions of wilderness travel, conversations, stories, and philosophical musings. It is easy to imagine Moore lying next to Plato, intensely focused and observant, pointing out the natural world's soothing and transformative miracles. She excels at it."--The Oregonian

Praise for Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water

"A smart, compassionate, and wise meditation on living in place."--Terry Tempest Williams
Praise for Great Tide Rising

Literary Hub, 1 of 6 Essential Texts of Climate Change Written by Women

"In this probing and lyrical book, Moore reminds readers of the interrelatedness of all living things through time, and she offers a clarion call to summon the moral courage to 'rage against the dying' of the Earth. An impassioned and well-reasoned cry for 'great rising tides of affirmation of justice and human decency and shared thriving.'" --Kirkus Reviews