Earth's Wild Music by Kathleen Dean Moore
View Gallery

Available in

Earth’s Wild Music

Celebrating and Defending the Songs of the Natural World

List Price: $26.00

ON SALE: February 16, 2021 | Hardcover | 6 x 9 | 272 pages | ISBN 9781640093676
Order Now From

At once joyous and somber, this thoughtful gathering of new and selected essays spans Kathleen Dean Moore’s distinguished career as a tireless advocate for environmental activism in the face of climate change.

Earth’s Wild Music gathers Kathleen Dean Moore’s new and selected essays about the music she finds in the natural world. At once joyous and somber, Moore celebrates the call of loons, howl of wolves, bellow of whales, laughter of children, and shriek of frogs, even as she warns of the threats against them. Each group of essays moves, as Moore herself has been moved, from celebration to lamentation to bewilderment and finally to the determination to act in defense of wild songs and the creatures who sing them.

Music is the shivering urgency and exuberance of life ongoing. In a time of terrible silencing, Moore asks, who will forgive us if we do not save nature’s songs?

About Kathleen Dean Moore

KATHLEEN DEAN MOORE is best-known for her books of nature-focused essays--Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water, winner of the 1995 Pacific Northwest Book Award; Holdfast: At Home in the Natural World, recipient of the 1999 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award; The Pine Island Paradox, winner of the 2004 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction; and Wild Comfort, finalist for the same award. Her most recent publication is Great Tide Rising (Counterpoint 2016). Moore writes from a small cabin where two creeks and a bear trail meet a tidal cove on Chichagof Island, Alaska.

Related Products