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  • The endless atlas: A review of Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas

    Rebecca Solnit assembles historical, legendary, and artistic tidbits and tales along with glorious maps in her new book.

  • Finding reassurance in change: a review of Wild Comfort

    Finding reassurance in change: a review of Wild Comfort

    In her new collection of essays, Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature, Kathleen Dean Moore writes her way to the knowledge that "sorrow is part of the Earth's great cycles."

  • Glimpses of the high desert

    Glimpses of the high desert

    The essays in Ellen Waterston's Where the Crooked River Rises pay homage to her home in the high desert of eastern Oregon.

  • On the wing

    On the wing

    This special "books and essays" issue circles around the theme of migration.

  • Of rivers, boats and baseball umpires

    Of rivers, boats and baseball umpires

    The essays in Robin Cody's Another Way the River Has range all over the map but somehow lead back to the river.

  • Turning back the tide

    Turning back the tide

    A volunteer naturalist describes the unique beauty -- and fragility -- of California's Elkhorn Slough Reserve.

  • An example and an antidote

    In Imagination in Place, his new collection of essays, writer/farmer/poet Wendell Berry shares some of his honest wisdom and sharp-eyed observations.

  • 'Yes' to desire and an end to fear

    'Yes' to desire and an end to fear

    Charles Bowden's new book, Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing, reiterates the bad news of today but declares that times are changing.

  • "To feel at home, stay at home."

    This essays and book reviews in this special issue of High Country News revolve around the question: What does it mean to be at home in the West?

  • Forager, feed thyself

    Forager, feed thyself

    In the essays and recipes collected in Fat of the Land, Langdon Cook retraces his path from fast-food junkie to wild-food chef and gourmand.

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