Island Within

Island Within

by Richard Nelson


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Here is Nelson's luminously wise account of his exploration of an unnamed island in the Pacific Northwest. This book revises our own relationship with nature, allowing us to observe it and also to participate in it with reverence and a sense of wonder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679732396
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/1991
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 523,213
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Richard Nelson is a cultural anthropologist whose previous books include Shadow of the Hunter, Hunters of the Northern Forest, Hunters of the Northern Ice, Make Prayers to the Raven, and The Island Within, for which he won the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding natural history writing. He is also a winner of the Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction.

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Island Within 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I have read this book a couple of times. At the time I was craving an escape to nature but was unable to get away. The scene in which a hummingbird visits briefly with the author in his office is especially appealing. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves nature. It is a fairly small book so would do well on a backpacking trip!