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The anthropology of turquoise

meditations on landscape, art, and spirit

by Ellen Meloy

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  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Pantheon Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Meloy, Ellen Ditzler -- Travel -- West (U.S.),
    • Meloy, Ellen Ditzler.,
    • Natural history -- West (U.S.),
    • Wilderness areas -- West (U.S.),
    • Women artists -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.,
    • Women authors, American -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.,
    • Women naturalists -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.,
    • West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.,
    • West (U.S.) -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementEllen Meloy.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF595.3 .M45 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 324 p. ;
      Number of Pages324
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3955005M
      ISBN 100375408851
      LC Control Number2001055167

      More personal than her other books, The Anthropology of Turquoise: Reflections on Desert, Sea, Stone, and Sky — a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction, winner of the Utah Book Award, and a Banff Mountain Book Award — provides a window into Meloy’s creative life. In the opening essay, she writes that for many years, she. Finalist: The Anthropology of Turquoise: Meditations on Landscape, Art, and Spirit, by Ellen Meloy (Pantheon Books).

      ― Ellen Meloy, The Anthropology of Turquoise: Reflections on Desert, Sea, Stone, and Sky “For bighorns, topography is memory, enhanced by acute vision. They can anticipate the land's every contour--when to leap, where to climb, when to turn, which footholds will . Lee "The Anthropology of Turquoise Reflections on Desert, Sea, Stone, and Sky" por Ellen Meloy disponible en Rakuten Kobo. In this invigorating mix of natural history and adventure, artist-naturalist Ellen Meloy uses turquoise—the color and th Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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While it is written primarily about the desert Southwest, anyone who loves beautiful writing, a sophisticated sense of humor and profound thinking will love this book and Ellen herself/5(10). The Anthropology of Turquoise explores Meloy’s beloved Southwest—a region she knows intimately and describes with her trademark sharp wit.” — Salt Lake Tribune “Amusing and intelligent the talented Meloy is a Southwestern voice to listen to.”.

Integrating elements of memoir, adventure, and natural history, the author of Raven's Exile explores the mysteries of the natural world, using turquoise, both the color and the gem, as a metaphor, journeying to a rich variety of canyons, deserts, seas, and mountains and the plants and animals that make such habitats their home.

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What I got was so much better than that. (Even though I’m still looking for a book about the significance and usage of turquoise around the world!). In the American Southwest, turquoise is a highly prized gemstone with great cultural significance.

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Meloy's sharp but undeveloped sense of humor gets the reader wondering where the words are headed sometimes/5(44). Her previous book, The Anthropology of Turquoise, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the Utah Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Festival Award in the adventure and travel category.

She is also the author of Raven’s Exile: A Season on the Green River and The Last Cheater’s Waltz: Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest/5(38).

Meloy (The Last Cheater’s Waltz,etc.) is the laureate of far southeastern Utah, where she works as a writer and river-runner; it’s turf she knows well, and, though the literature of the Colorado Plateau is crammed with good work by the likes of Ann Zwinger, Edward Abbey, and Terry Tempest Williams, she finds much that is fresh to : Ellen Meloy.

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Why is there so much colour in the tropical seas, why this wild Baroque of shapes and forms. It reassures me that no one knows the answer, that this is simply what this turquoise water does with protein and cells and sun.

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Ellen Meloy was an American nature writer. Among the awards she garnered are the Whiting Writer's Award () and the John Burroughs Medal (); in she was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, for The Anthropology of Turquoise Meditations on Landscape, Art & Spirit/5.

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New York: Vintage Books, Print. Genre: nonfiction (nature.The Anthropology of Turquoise explores Meloy’s beloved Southwest—a region she knows intimately and describes with her trademark sharp wit. —Salt Lake Tribune Amusing and intelligent the talented Meloy is a Southwestern voice to listen to.

ELLEN MELOY, a recipient of a Whiting Foundation Award inwas a native of the West and lived in California, Montana, and Utah. Her previous book, The Anthropology of Turquoise, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the Utah Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Festival Award in the adventure and travel category.