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Seeking Parmenter

  • A Memoir of Place
    Charles Butterfield

    An older man, fit enough to tramp over the family farm he knew as a boy, returns to probe what remains of the place where he worked and played, and to study the changes that are occurring on the land since it began its return to wildness sixty years ago. Artifacts and memories merge in this reflective, lyrical history of land-use in south-central New Hampshire.

    Drawing on his training as a biologist and his appreciation of literature,the author takes his readers on a field trip through the diverse habitats emerging on the centuries-old farm, sprinkling insights from American prose and poetry and leads them to the conclusion that there is much to gain from an appreciation of wildness.

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