The Resource Fire season : field notes from a wilderness lookout, Philip Connors

Fire season : field notes from a wilderness lookout, Philip Connors

Label
Fire season : field notes from a wilderness lookout
Title
Fire season
Title remainder
field notes from a wilderness lookout
Statement of responsibility
Philip Connors
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A decade ago Philip Connors left work as an editor at the Wall Street Journal and talked his way into a job far from the streets of lower Manhattan: working as one of the last fire lookouts in America. Spending nearly half the year in a 7' x 7' tower, 10,000 feet above sea level in remote New Mexico, his tasks were simple: keep watch over one of the most fire-prone forests in the country and sound the alarm at the first sign of smoke. Fire Season is Connors's remarkable reflection on work, our place in the wild, and the charms of solitude. The landscape over which he keeps watch is rugged and roadless?it was the first region in the world to be officially placed off limits to industrial machines?and it typically gets hit by lightning more than 30,000 times per year. Connors recounts his days and nights in this forbidding land, untethered from the comforts of modern life: the eerie pleasure of being alone in his glass-walled perch with only his dog Alice for company; occasional visits from smokejumpers and long-distance hikers; the strange dance of communion and wariness with bears, elk, and other wild creatures; trips to visit the hidden graves of buffalo soldiers slain during the Apache wars of the nineteenth century; and always the majesty and might of lightning storms and untamed fire. Written with narrative verve and startling beauty, and filled with reflections on his literary forebears who also served as lookouts?among them Edward Abbey, Jack Kerouac, Norman Maclean, and Gary Snyder?Fire Season is a book to stand the test of time
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connors, Philip
Dewey number
978.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Connors, Philip
  • Fire lookouts
  • Forest fires
  • Aldo Leopold Wilderness (N.M.)
Label
Fire season : field notes from a wilderness lookout, Philip Connors
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Publication
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  • "Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers."
  • Cataloged from uncorrected proof
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic resource
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • 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 (246 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062078902
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00233763
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3603C779-CECC-4FFC-B152-3075BA9CDFAB
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759581493
  • ocn759581493
Label
Fire season : field notes from a wilderness lookout, Philip Connors
Link
Publication
Note
  • "Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers."
  • Cataloged from uncorrected proof
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic resource
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • 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 (246 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062078902
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00233763
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3603C779-CECC-4FFC-B152-3075BA9CDFAB
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759581493
  • ocn759581493

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