The Resource Drifting into Darien : a personal and natural history of the Altamaha river, (electronic resource)

Drifting into Darien : a personal and natural history of the Altamaha river, (electronic resource)

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Drifting into Darien : a personal and natural history of the Altamaha river
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Drifting into Darien
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a personal and natural history of the Altamaha river
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eng
Summary
Janisse Ray was a babe in arms when a boat of her father's construction cracked open and went down in the mighty Altamaha River. Tucked in a life preserver, she washed onto a sandbar as the craft sank from view. That first baptism began a lifelong relationship with a stunning and powerful river that almost nobody knows. The Altamaha rises dark and mysterious in southeast Georgia. It is deep and wide bordered by swamps. Its corridor contains an extraordinary biodiversity, including many rare and endangered species, which led the Nature Conservancy to designate it as one of the world's last great places. The Altamaha is Ray's river, and from childhood she dreamed of paddling its entire length to where it empties into the sea. Drifting into Darien begins with an account of finally making that journey, turning to meditations on the many ways we accept a world that contains both good and evil. With praise, biting satire, and hope, Ray contemplates transformation and attempts with every page to settle peacefully into the now. Though commemorating a history that includes logging, Ray celebrates "a culture that sprang from the flatwoods, which required a judicious use of nature." She looks in vain for an ivorybill woodpecker but is equally eager to see any of the imperiled species found in the river basin: spiny mussel, American oystercatcher, Radford's mint, Alabama milk vine. The book explores both the need and the possibilities for conservation of the river and the surrounding forests and wetlands. As in her groundbreaking Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Ray writes an account of her beloved river that is both social history and natural history, understanding the two as inseparable, particularly in the rural corner of Georgia that she knows best. Ray goes looking for wisdom and finds a river
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Midwest
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1962-
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Ray, Janisse
Dewey number
797.122/4097587
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Kayaking
  • Electronic books
  • Altamaha River (Ga.)
  • Altamaha River (Ga.)
  • Altamaha River (Ga.)
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adult
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Drifting into Darien : a personal and natural history of the Altamaha river, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780820341866
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12443099
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MWT12443099
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Drifting into Darien : a personal and natural history of the Altamaha river, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820341866
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12443099
Publisher number
MWT12443099
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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