Back in Keith County

Back in Keith County

Author: John Janovy

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803275609

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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John Janovy "has produced his best book. . . . He gives us a superb example of nature writing and of life in the Great Plains, perhaps surpassing such admired works in the genre as Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac and William Warner's Beautiful Swimmers. Janovy takes us on a journey of intellectual serendipity, deriving extraordinary thoughts from ordinary circumstances".-Washington Post. "This 'human need for wilderness' is the trail winding through Back in Keith County . . . [to] the streams of John Janovy's 'inner cowboy country.' The fourteen essays are a very human mix of biology, sentiment, wandering observation and personal philosophy".-Smithsonian. Janovy's earlier Keith County Journal "met with astonishing success, and some reviewers compared the author to Henry David Thoreau. Back in Keith County returns to the part of Nebraska that Mr. Janovy knows and loves. . . . The book shows the area's wildlife-tiger beetles, toads, swallows, owls and a variety of fish-to be as special as its people. . . . The author also reflects on the intangible aspects of life. . . . The rich ramblings of these 179 pages are fascinating".-Kansas City Star. John Janovy Jr. is Varner Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and director of the Cedar Point Biological Station. He is the author of Keith County Journal and On Becoming a Biologist, also available as a Bison Book.
Back in Keith County
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: John Janovy
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984-02-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

John Janovy "has produced his best book. . . . He gives us a superb example of nature writing and of life in the Great Plains, perhaps surpassing such admired works in the genre as Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac and William Warner's Beautiful Swimmers. Janovy takes us on
Keith County Journal
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: John Janovy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-02-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

To learn from nature, not about nature, was the imperative that took John Janovy Jr. and his students into the sandhills, marshes, grasslands, canyons, lakes, and streams of Keith County in western Nebraska. The biologist explores the web of interrelationships among land, animals, and human beings. Even termites, snails, and
Regionalism and the Humanities
Language: en
Pages: 343
Authors: Timothy R. Mahoney, Wendy J. Katz
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Although the framework of regionalist studies may seem to be crumbling under the weight of increasing globalization, this collection of seventeen essays makes clear that cultivating regionalism lies at the center of the humanist endeavor. With interdisciplinary contributions from poets and fiction writers, literary historians, musicologists, and historians of architecture,
Deep Map Country
Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: Susan Naramore Maher
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

"Scholarly study of Great Plains nonfiction writers in the genre of "deep mapping", a genre that weaves together strata of narrative that includes natural history, cultural history, geography, memoir, and inter-textual material"--
A Great Plains Reader
Language: en
Pages: 756
Authors: Diane Dufva Quantic, P. Jane Hafen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

The Great Plains are as rich and integral a part of American literature as they are of the North American landscape. In this volume the stories, poems, and essays that have defined the region evoke the world of the American prairie from the days of Native history to the realities