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Why We Are Here

Mobile And The Spirit Of A Southern City

By Edward O Wilson

From this historic collaboration between a beloved naturalist and a great American photographer emerges a South we’ve never encountered before.

Entranced by Edward O. Wilson’s mesmerizing evocation of his Southern childhood in The Naturalist and Anthill, Alex Harris approached the scientist about collaborating on a book about Wilson’s native world of Mobile, Alabama. Perceiving that Mobile was a city small enough to be captured through a lens yet old enough to have experienced a full epic cycle of tragedy and rebirth, the photographer and the naturalist joined forces to capture the rhythms of this storied Alabama Gulf region through a swirling tango of lyrical words and breathtaking images. With Wilson tracing his family’s history from the Civil War through the Depression—when mule-driven wagons still clogged the roads—to Mobile’s racial and environmental struggles to its cultural triumphs today, and with Harris stunningly capturing the mood of a radically transformed city that has adapted to the twenty-first century, the book becomes a universal story, one that tells us where we all come from and why we are here. 115 color photographs; 3 maps

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • 976.122 Wil, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9780871404701


Format: Book
Author: Wilson, Edward O
Title: Why we are here : Mobile and the spirit of a Southern city / Edward O. Wilson and Alex Harris.
Publisher Date: New York : Liveright Pub. Corp., 2012.
Subject: Wilson, Edward O. -- Family. Wilson, Edward O. -- Homes and haunts -- Alabama -- Mobile. Natural history -- Alabama -- Mobile. Social change -- Alabama -- Mobile -- History. Mobile (Ala.) -- Biography. Mobile (Ala.) -- Social life and customs Mobile (Ala.) -- Description and travel. Mobile (Ala.) -- Pictorial works.
Isbn: 9780871404701 (hardcover)
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Call Number: 976.122 Wil
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Format: Book
Author: Wilson, Edward O.
Title: Why we are here : Mobile and the spirit of a Southern city / Edward O. Wilson and Alex Harris.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Liveright Pub. Corp., 2012.
Description: x, 229 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 25 x 28 cm.
Subjects: Wilson, Edward O. -- Family.
Subjects: Wilson, Edward O. -- Homes and haunts -- Alabama -- Mobile.
Subjects: Natural history -- Alabama -- Mobile.
Subjects: Social change -- Alabama -- Mobile -- History.
Subjects: Mobile (Ala.) -- Biography.
Subjects: Mobile (Ala.) -- Social life and customs
Subjects: Mobile (Ala.) -- Description and travel.
Subjects: Mobile (Ala.) -- Pictorial works.
Other Author: Harris, Alex, 1949-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-225).
LCCN: 2012012405
ISBN: 9780871404701 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 976.122 Wil