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|Main Title||Listening point /|
|Author||Olson, Sigurd F.,|
|Publisher||University of Minnesota Press,|
|Subjects||Natural history--Minnesota. ; Natural history--Outdoor books|
|Edition||1st University of Minnesota Press ed.|
|Collation||x, 242 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.|
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1958.
Listening Point is about the spiritual human connection to the environment. "Each time I have gone there I have found something new which has opened up great realms of thought and interest," Sigurd F. Olson writes. "For me it has been a point of discovery and, like all such places of departure, has assumed meaning far beyond the ordinary." Considered by some to contain Olson's most vivid and moving passages, Listening Point is the nature lover's companion for hearing the depth and beauty of the great outdoors. Listening point -- Bearberry ledge -- The cabin -- The breaking -- The witching hour -- Cradle-knolls -- The sound of rain -- Laughing loon -- Young ottertail -- Wilderness beach -- Fleur-de-lis -- Broad-wing -- Logging roads -- Canada Jack -- Rose quartz -- Beaver cutting -- King's Point -- The whistle -- The portage -- Painted rocks -- Glacial striae -- Falling leaf -- Cock of the woods -- The paddle -- The spawning -- Bobcat trail -- Pussy willows -- Far horizons.