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The Resource The anthropology of turquoise : reflections on desert, sea, stone, and sky, Ellen Meloy

The anthropology of turquoise : reflections on desert, sea, stone, and sky, Ellen Meloy

Label
The anthropology of turquoise : reflections on desert, sea, stone, and sky
Title
The anthropology of turquoise
Title remainder
reflections on desert, sea, stone, and sky
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Meloy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this invigorating mix of memoir, natural history, and adventure, artist-naturalist Ellen Meloy uses turquoise--the color and the gem--to illuminate our profound human attachment to landscape. From the Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert, the Yucatán 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 great beauty and great desecration. Her keen vision makes us look anew at ancestral mountains, turquoise seas, and even swimming pools. She introduces us to Navajo "velvet grandmothers" whose attire and aesthetics absorb the vivid palette of their homeland, and 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 natural surroundings. -- Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meloy, Ellen
Dewey number
917.9043
Index
no index present
LC call number
F595.3
LC item number
.M45 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meloy, Ellen
  • Meloy, Ellen
  • Meloy, Ellen
  • West (U.S.)
  • Natural history
  • Wilderness areas
  • Women artists
  • Women authors, American
  • Women naturalists
  • West (U.S.)
  • Natural history
  • Travel
  • Wilderness areas
  • Women artists
  • Women authors, American
  • Women naturalists
  • West United States
Label
The anthropology of turquoise : reflections on desert, sea, stone, and sky, Ellen Meloy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle of 2002 ed.: meditations on landscape, art, and spirit
  • Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 2002
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52597018
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9780375708138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The anthropology of turquoise : reflections on desert, sea, stone, and sky, Ellen Meloy
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle of 2002 ed.: meditations on landscape, art, and spirit
  • Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 2002
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52597018
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9780375708138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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