Intimate Nature

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"This remarkable group of women have narrated their personal experiences with animals--what they have learned and how it has transformed their lives."--Common Boundary

"A celebration of compassion . . . Women are opening new ways of communicating with and understanding the animal world."--The Seattle Times

Though women have long felt kinship with animals, in the past they seldom participated in the study of them. Now, as more women make animals the subject of their investigations, significant new ideas are emerging--based on the premise that animals are honored co-sharers of the earth.

This unprecedented anthology features original stories, essays, meditations, and poems by a vast array of women nature writers and field scientists, including:

Diane Ackerman - Virginia Coyle - Gretel Ehrlich - Dian Fossey - Tess Gallagher - Jane Goodall - Temple Grandin - Susan Griffin - Joy Harjo - Barbara Kingsolver - Ursula le Guin - Denise Levertov - Linda McCarriston - Susan Chernak McElroy - Rigoberta Mench - Cynthia Moss - Katherine Payne - Marge Piercy - Pattiann Rogers - Linda Tellington-Jones - Haunani-Kay Trask - Gillian Van Houten - Terry Tempest Williams

Author: Linda Hogan, Deena Metzger, Brenda Peterson
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Published: 04/20/1999
Pages: 480
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.34lbs
Size: 8.32h x 5.50w x 1.16d
ISBN13: 9780449003008
ISBN10: 0449003000
BISAC Categories:
- Nature | Essays
- Nature | Animals | General
- Social Science | Women's Studies

About the Author
Linda Hogan, a Chicksaw poet, essayist, and novelist, worked as a volunteer in wildlife and raptor rehabilitation. In 1995 she organized a conference for tribal elders on endangered species and was part of a working group for Native input into the reauthorization of the Endangered Species Act. Her lifelong area of interest has been the traditional relationship between indigenous peoples and animals. Her books include Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World, Book of Medicines, and Solar Storms.

Deena Metzger has lived with wolves for twenty years, writing about them from her home in the Santa Monica mountains. As a poet, writer, and lay analyst, she has devoted her writing and working life to ecological and environmental concerns. Her books include Tree, What Dinah Thought, The Woman Who Slept with Men to Take the War Out of Them, and Writing for Your Life.

Brenda Peterson is author if Nature and Other Mothers, Living by Water, and Sister Stories, as well as three novels. She is also an environmental writer and journalist. For the past twelve years she has been studying and encountering dolphins and other whales in the wild. Since 1993 she has covered the wild wolf--from its slaughter in Alaska to its reintroduction in Yellowstone and Olympic National Park. She has written, with Linda Hogan, a series of articles against proposed whaling in the Northwest for The Seattle Times.