This masterful cycle of nature poems was born in the wild backcountry along the Oregon-California border. On these rugged ridges and canyons, the sagebrush and junipers of the Great Basin mingle with the oaks and chaparral of the Siskiyou Mountains and the towering conifer forests of the Cascades, creating one of North America’s richest arrays of plants and animals. Biologist and poet Pepper Trail has explored every corner of this region for twenty years. In this collection, he leads the reader through a world of wildflowers and butterflies, birds and bears, into the depths of geological time, and toward a deepened understanding of the intersections of the human and natural worlds.
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