Prairyerth: A Deep Map (Paperback)
William Least Heat-Moon travels by car and on foot into the core of our continent, focusing on the landscape and history of Chase County—a sparsely populated tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of central Kansas—exploring its land, plants, animals, and people until this small place feels as large as the universe.
Called a “modern-day Walden” by the Chicago Sun-Times, PrairyErth is a journey through place, through time, and into the human mind from the acclaimed author of Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road.
“A sense of the American grain that will give [PrairyErth] a permanent place in the literature of our country.”—Paul Theroux, New York Times
Under the name of William Least Heat-Moon, William Trogdon is the author of the best-selling classics BLUE HIGHWAYS, PRAIRYERTH, and RIVER-HORSE: A VOYAGE ACROSS AMERICA. He lives in Columbia, Missouri.
"A good hearted book about the heart of the country." The New York Times
"Our modern-day Walden." The Chicago Sun-Times
"Bill McKibben has called this book "the deepest map anyone ever made of an American place" -- a majestic survey of land and time and people in a single county of the Kansas plains. It takes the author--by car, on foot, and in mind--into the core of our continent and backward and forward through a brilliant spectrum of time and place." The Hungry Mind Review —