Why I Came West (Paperback)

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In this searching memoir, Rick Bass describes how he first fell in love with theWest -- as a landscape, an idea, and a way of life. Bass grew up in the suburban sprawl of Houston, attended college in Utah, and spent eight years working as a geologist in Mississippi before packing up and heading west in pursuit of something visceral and true. He found it in the remote Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana, where despite extensive logging, not a single species has gone extinct since the last Ice Age. Bass has lived in the Yaak ever since, a place of mountains, outlaws, and continual rebirth that transformed him into the writer, hunter, and activist that he is today. The West Bass found is also home to deep-rooted philosophical conflicts that set neighbor against neighbor -- disputes that Bass has joined reluctantly, but necessarily, to defend and preserve the wilderness that he loves.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547237718
ISBN-10: 0547237715
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: July 1st, 2009
Pages: 238
Language: English