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A thousand deer : four generations of hunting and the hill country, Rick Bass

Label
A thousand deer : four generations of hunting and the hill country
Title
A thousand deer
Title remainder
four generations of hunting and the hill country
Statement of responsibility
Rick Bass
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In November, countless families across Texas head out for the annual deer hunt, a ritual that spans generations, ethnicities, socioeconomics, and gender as perhaps no other cultural experience in the state. Rick Bass's family has returned to the same hardscrabble piece of land in the Hill Country--"the Deer Pasture"--for more than seventy-five years. In A Thousand Deer, Bass walks the Deer Pasture again in memory and stories, tallying up what hunting there has taught him about our need for wildness and wilderness, about cycles in nature and in the life of a family, and particularly about how important it is for children to live in the natural world.. The arc of A Thousand Deer spans from Bass's boyhood in the suburbs of Houston, where he searched for anything rank or fecund in the little oxbow swamps and pockets of woods along Buffalo Bayou, to his commitment to providing his children in Montana the same opportunity--a life afield--that his parents gave him in Texas. Inevitably this brings him back to the Deer Pasture and the passing of seasons and generations he has experienced there. Bass lyrically describes his own passage from young manhood, when the urge to hunt was something primal, to mature adulthood and the waning of the urge to take an animal, his commitment to the hunt evolving into a commitment to family and to the last wild places--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 799.2/765092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
SK17.B38
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Ellen and Edward Randall series
Label
A thousand deer : four generations of hunting and the hill country, Rick Bass
Instantiates
Publication
Note
'Orchestrated,' photograph by Rocky Schenck, 2006, on jacket
Contents
My Naturalist Mother -- Records -- The Other Fort Worth Basses -- On Willow Creek -- Deer Camp -- This Year's Hunt -- The Deer Pasture -- The Silent Language -- A Texas Childhood -- Colter's Creek Buck -- Aoudads -- Mary Katherine's First Deer
Control code
783173152
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
190 p.
Isbn
9780292737952
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012020594
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)783173152
Label
A thousand deer : four generations of hunting and the hill country, Rick Bass
Publication
Note
'Orchestrated,' photograph by Rocky Schenck, 2006, on jacket
Contents
My Naturalist Mother -- Records -- The Other Fort Worth Basses -- On Willow Creek -- Deer Camp -- This Year's Hunt -- The Deer Pasture -- The Silent Language -- A Texas Childhood -- Colter's Creek Buck -- Aoudads -- Mary Katherine's First Deer
Control code
783173152
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
190 p.
Isbn
9780292737952
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012020594
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)783173152

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