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Water and what we know : following the roots of a northern life, Karen Babine

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Water and what we know : following the roots of a northern life
Title
Water and what we know
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following the roots of a northern life
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Karen Babine
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eng
Summary
Consider your place, the place where you feel the most at home: a tree-lined lake, a bean field planted on stolen land, a rig drilling the golden prairie, city streets alive with energy. Written in the language of the northern landscape of experience, Karen Babine explores the meaning of being in your place on a particular day. In essays that travel from the wildness of Lake Superior to the order of an apple orchard, Babine traces an ethic of place, a way to understand the essence of inhabiting a place deeply rooted in personal stories. She takes us from moments of reflection, through the pages of her Minnesota family's history, to the drama of the land and the shaping of the earth. From the Mississippi's Headwaters in Itasca State Park--its name from veritas caput, or "true head"--She explores the desire that drives the idea of the North. The bite of a Honeycrisp apple grown in Ohio returns her to her origin in Minnesota and to pie-making lessons in her Gram's kitchen. In the Deadwood, South Dakota, of her great-great-grandfather, briefly police chief; in the translation of her ancestors from Swedish to Minnesotan; on the outer edge of the New Madrid Fault in Nebraska; through the flatlands along I-90; at the foot of Mount St. Helens: Babine pursues what the Irish call dinnseanchas, place-lore. How, she asks, does land determine what kind of people grow in that soil? And through it all runs water, carrying a birch bark canoe with a bullet hole and a bloodstain, roaring over the Edmund Fitzgerald, flooding the Red River Valley, carving the glaciated land along with historical memory. As she searches out the stories that water has written upon human consciousness, Babine reveals again and again what their poignancy tells us about our place and what it means to be here
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1978-
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Babine, Karen
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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non fiction
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  • American essays
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • NATURE
  • American essays
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Water and what we know : following the roots of a northern life, Karen Babine
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multicolored
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Contents -- Introduction: In This Place, on This Day -- Roald Amundsen's Teeth -- The Inheritance of Apples -- Water and What It Knows -- The River-1997 -- The Canoe -- Deadwood -- Petrography -- Recorded History -- Holden -- Faults -- Grain Elevator Skyline -- I-90 -- Ballerina in a Snowsuit -- The Weight of Water -- Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: In This Place, on This Day Roald Amundsen's Teeth The Inheritance of ApplesWater and What It KnowsThe River-1997The CanoeDeadwoodPetrographyRecorded HistoryHoldenFaultsGrain Elevator SkylineI-90Ballerina in a SnowsuitThe Weight of WaterAcknowledgments
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online
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9781452944463
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)900633402
Label
Water and what we know : following the roots of a northern life, Karen Babine
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Contents
  • Cover -- Contents -- Introduction: In This Place, on This Day -- Roald Amundsen's Teeth -- The Inheritance of Apples -- Water and What It Knows -- The River-1997 -- The Canoe -- Deadwood -- Petrography -- Recorded History -- Holden -- Faults -- Grain Elevator Skyline -- I-90 -- Ballerina in a Snowsuit -- The Weight of Water -- Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: In This Place, on This Day Roald Amundsen's Teeth The Inheritance of ApplesWater and What It KnowsThe River-1997The CanoeDeadwoodPetrographyRecorded HistoryHoldenFaultsGrain Elevator SkylineI-90Ballerina in a SnowsuitThe Weight of WaterAcknowledgments
Control code
ocn900633402
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452944463
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • a4c8fffd-ba7e-44af-a549-fe37cd03ff60
  • 22573/ctt127hhd3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900633402

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