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This Tender Place: The Story of a Wetland Year
by Laurie Lawlor
University of Wisconsin Press, 2007
eISBN: 978-0-299-21463-0 | Cloth: 978-0-299-21460-9 | Paper: 978-0-299-21464-7
Library of Congress Classification QH87.3.L39 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 578.76809775

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    After the deaths of her father and father-in-law, Laurie Lawlor discovers an unlikely place for healing and transformation in a wetland in southeastern Wisconsin—a landscape of abundant and sometimes inaccessible beauty that has often been ignored, misunderstood, and threatened by human destruction. In her decade-long personal wetland journey, she examines the sky, delves underwater, and peers between sedges in all seasons and all times of day.
    This Tender Place is a celebration of nature, the elements, and humanity. From the wetland’s genesis during the ice age to its survival in the twenty-first century, Lawlor chronicles the universal ties among people, wild places, and healthy wetlands.

    An engaging and deeply intimate record, This Tender Place is at its heart a story of refuge and renewal refracted through the lens of life within the wetlands—one of the most productive, yet most endangered, ecosystems in the world.


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