9780806120836-0806120835-Talking To The Moon: Wildlife adventures on the plains and prairies of Osage country

Talking To The Moon: Wildlife adventures on the plains and prairies of Osage country

ISBN-13: 9780806120836
ISBN-10: 0806120835
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Mathews, John Joseph
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780806120836
ISBN-10: 0806120835
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Mathews, John Joseph
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Mathews, John Joseph wrote Talking To The Moon: Wildlife adventures on the plains and prairies of Osage country comprising 256 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0806120835 and 9780806120836. Since then Talking To The Moon: Wildlife adventures on the plains and prairies of Osage country textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Talking to the Moon is an unusual and charming story of a Thoreau-like adventure in remote northeastern Oklahoma.

Following his university education and his service as a pilot in World War I, John Joseph Mathews returned to his beloved Osage country. He built a sandstone house on a blackjack-covered ridge in the midst of his ranch, and there he lived for ten years, stirred by a natural world that was still undisturbed by the demands of civilization. He became a part of the life that moved about his cottage.

In this beautiful account of what he saw and did and thought, Mathews describes his solitary life among the creatures of the ridge with rare perception and style.

His observations are based on the white man's seasons as well as the Indian cycles of the moon, and he discourses upon the eccentricities of man, the behavior of animals (including the communicative talking to-the-moon coyote), and the encompassing and particular beauty of his wilderness home. Even the most jaded reader will be touched by the sensitivity and generosity of Mathews' response to the natural world. To read Talking to the Moon is to be reminded that this world once existed for all of us.

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