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Gavin Van Horn and John Hausdoerffer

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226444666

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.001.0001

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Into the Wildness

Into the Wildness

(p.1) Introduction Into the Wildness

Gavin Van Horn

University of Chicago Press

I am standing a few feet off the edge of a manmade canal. A great blue heron is frozen in contemplation of the shallow waters around his ankles. Cottonwood and ash trees display the toothy signs of beaver. Further up the canal, a pair of coyotes readies for dusk. I graze the tips of my fingers across the ivory bloom of an unassuming flower, thinking of the persistence of the land’s memory and how it may feed our future....

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