My Heart Belongs to Nature: A Memoir in Photographs and Prose by John NicholsMy Heart Belongs to Nature: A Memoir in Photographs and Prose by John Nichols

My Heart Belongs to Nature: A Memoir in Photographs and Prose

byJohn Nichols

Hardcover | March 15, 2017

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John Nichols fell in love with nature as a child when his father and grandfather, both naturalists, taught him the names of the flowers and trees, the herons and butterflies they encountered on walks in rural Long Island, New York. When Nichols moved to New Mexico as a young man, his passion for the natural world grew. He began photographing the land and critters observable just outside his kitchen window . . . and far beyond. In My Heart Belongs to Nature, Nichols records his forty-five-year connection to the Taos valley and its mountains, where he still lives. His engaging prose and striking photographs offer a tribute to his infinity in this grain of sand, replete with memories of wives, children, bighorn sheep and rattlesnakes, and high-altitude snowshoe excursions--all of it a paean to the biology that sustains us.

John Nichols has published four other photo/essay books as well as four additional works of nonfiction and thirteen novels, including the classic The Milagro Beanfield War. Most recently, the University of New Mexico Press has published his novels The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest! (2016) and On Top of Spoon Mountain (2013). Also ...
Title:My Heart Belongs to Nature: A Memoir in Photographs and ProseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2017Publisher:University of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826357717

ISBN - 13:9780826357717


Editorial Reviews

"This is the book all who love nature would write if only we were John Nichols and had his photographic eye. It's a photographic scrapbook from a lifetime of observing, experiencing, and loving nature, in all its forms, alone or with children and beloved friends."--Robert Julyan, author of Hiking to History: A Guide to Off-Road New Mexico Historic Sites