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Where the deer and the antelope play : The Pastoral observations of one ignorant American who loves to walk outside / Nick Offerman.

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  • 3 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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4 current holds with 7 total copies.

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North Kansas City Public Library 973.93 OFFERMAN 2021 (Text) 0001002382776 Nonfiction New On holds shelf -

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Kalispell -- Logan Pass/Hidden Lake -- Avalanche Lake -- Highline Trail -- Rafting the Flathead River -- Grinnell Glacier hike -- Running Eagle Falls -- All roads lead to the farm -- Racy Ghyll -- Manchester -- Queen of the Belties -- Minooka Madison -- Labor -- The land ethic -- The Nutmeg -- Virgin flight -- Angel fire -- Thanksgiving -- Texas -- Arizona -- Sedona blows -- Epilogue.
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A humorous and rousing set of literal and figurative sojourns as well as a mission statement about comprehending, protecting, and truly experiencing the outdoors, fueled by three journeys undertaken by actor, humorist, and New York Times bestselling author Nick OffermanNick Offerman has always felt a particular affection for the Land of the Free—not just for the people and their purported ideals but to the actual land itself: the bedrock, the topsoil, and everything in between that generates the health of your local watershed. In his new book, Nick takes a humorous, inspiring, and elucidating trip to America's trails, farms, and frontier to examine the people who inhabit the land, what that has meant to them and us, and to the land itself, both historically and currently.  In 2018, Wendell Berry posed a question to Nick, a query that planted the seed of this book, sending Nick on two memorable journeys with pals—a hiking trip to Glacier National Park with his friends Jeff Tweedy and George Saunders, as well as an extended visit to his friend James Rebanks, the author of The Shepherd's Life and English Pastoral. He followed that up with an excursion that could only have come about in 2020—Nick and his wife, Megan Mullally, bought an Airstream trailer to drive across (several of) the United States. These three quests inspired some “deep-ish" thinking from Nick, about the history and philosophy of our relationship with nature in our national parks, in our farming, and in our backyards; what we mean when we talk about conservation; and the importance of outdoor recreation, all subjects very close to Nick's heart. With witty, heartwarming stories and a keen insight into the human problems we all confront, this is both a ramble through and celebration of the land we all love.
Subject: Offerman, Nick, 1970- > Travel > United States.
National parks and reserves > United States > Anecdotes.
Outdoor life > United States > Anecdotes.
United States > Description and travel > Anecdotes.
Genre: Anecdotes.
Travel writing.

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