Zen of the Plains: Experiencing Wild Western Places by Tyra A. Olstad

By Tyra A. Olstad

even if spare, sweeping landscapes might seem "empty," plains and prairies find the money for a wealthy, specified aesthetic experience--one of quiet sunrises and dramatic storms, hidden treasures and ample natural world, endless horizons and omnipresent wind, all precious of contemplation and occasion. during this sequence of narratives, images, and hand-drawn maps, Tyra Olstad blends scholarly learn with first-hand commentary to discover subject matters reminiscent of wildness and desolate tract, go back and forth and tourism, maintenance and conservation, expectancies and recognition, or even desires and fact within the context of parks, prairies, and wild, open areas. In so doing, she invitations readers to think again the that means of "emptiness" and ask greater, deeper questions corresponding to: how do humans event the area? How can we form locations and the way do areas form us? principally, what does it suggest to event that exhilarating influence often called Zen of the plains?

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