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The Resource The Anthropology of Turquoise, Ellen Meloy, (electronic resource)

The Anthropology of Turquoise, Ellen Meloy, (electronic resource)

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The Anthropology of Turquoise
Title
The Anthropology of Turquoise
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Ellen Meloy
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Language
eng
Summary
In this invigorating mix of natural history and adventure, artist-naturalist Ellen Meloy uses turquoise—the color and the gem—to probe deeper into our profound human attachment to landscape. From the Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the Bahamas to her home ground on the high plateaus and deep canyons of the Southwest, we journey with Meloy through vistas of both great beauty and great desecration. Her keen vision makes us look anew at ancestral mountains, turquoise seas, and even motel swimming pools. She introduces us to Navajo "velvet grandmothers" whose attire and aesthetics absorb the vivid palette of their homeland, as well as to Persians who consider turquoise the life-saving equivalent of a bullet-proof vest. Throughout, Meloy invites us to appreciate along with her the endless surprises in all of life and celebrates the seduction to be found in our visual surroundings
Summary
Integrating elements of memoir, adventure, and natural history, the author explores the mysteries of the natural world, using turquoise, both the color and the gem, as a metaphor, journeying to canyons, deserts, seas, and mountains
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2002.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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156593
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Meloy, Ellen
Dewey number
917.90433
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • History
  • Nature
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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meditations on landscape, art, and spirit
Label
The Anthropology of Turquoise, Ellen Meloy, (electronic resource)
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online
Isbn
9780307481535
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3c1ed4c6-67e4-4bc2-b4d6-1f347434326a
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
The Anthropology of Turquoise, Ellen Meloy, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307481535
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3c1ed4c6-67e4-4bc2-b4d6-1f347434326a
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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