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Rediscovery of North America [Paperback]

Barry Lopez
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Sept. 1 1992 Vintage
Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion -- "a ruthless, angry search for wealth" that continues to the present day. This provocative and superbly written book gives a true assessment of Columbus's legacy while taking the first steps toward its redemption. Even as he draws a direct line between the atrocities of Spanish conquistadors and the ongoing pillage of our lands and waters, Barry Lopez challenges us to adopt an ethic that will make further depredations impossible. The Rediscovery of North America is a ringingly persuasive call for us, at long last, to make this country our home.

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A National Book Award winner for Arctic Dreams, Lopez here offers a polemical assessment of the legacy of Columbus.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"Eloquent, deep-reaching...may heads of state, students and stock clerks alike read this important volume; and may we all listen to its lesson." -- Bloomsbury Review

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A FEW HOURS after midnight on the morning of October twelfth in the Julian calendar of the West-or October twenty-second, according to the modern Gregorian calendar-Juan Rodriguez Bermeo, a lookout aboard the caravel Pinta, spotted the coast of either San Salvador Island or Samana Cay in the Bahamas and shouted his exclamation into the darkness. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Speaks to our times... Feb. 7 2003
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As eloquent as it is insightful. Barry Lopez moves us to see and question. A true gift from writer to reader.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Rediscovery of North America Jan. 12 2001
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Time is a precious commodity, and it is hard to find time to do all that must be done. But, the short time that is needed to read this book will be well worth spending.
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Extremely good prose. A poignant testimony to the loss of the Earth's resources in the face of historical and current development. Highly recommend adding this to your book collection if you have any affinity to the natural world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very poignant in today's world of rapid development Aug. 3 1998
By Cheron L. Ferland - Published on Amazon.com
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Extremely good prose. A poignant testimony to the loss of the Earth's resources in the face of historical and current development. Highly recommend adding this to your book collection if you have any affinity to the natural world.
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read Aug. 7 2013
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For anyone looking for an accurate portrayal of the founding principles and values of this country and how they still influence our modern culture to the detriment of the environment, animals and women......a must read.
5.0 out of 5 stars angry, dazzling - a beacon pointing home July 9 2013
By Nigel Kirk - Published on Amazon.com
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This brief and dazzling essay plumbs the depths of human selfishness to distill an abiding message for this and all times. Lopez has a distinctive ability to appraise the beauty of nature and culture and to highlight the links between the two which can strengthen us as individuals and societies. The message of biophilia, explored by EO Wilson, has not been articulated more strongly.
2.0 out of 5 stars Nine bucks for a 58-page essay on Kindle is way too much money May 2 2013
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Two decades after the book was published, the concentration of wealth in the hands of the few has grown worse. Today the destruction of the physical world Lopez describes is mirrored in the slow destruction of hope in people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the rediscovery of north america June 7 2010
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Delivery time was quick and the book was well packaged and not damaged. The content of the book was thought provoking and well written.
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