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Description - Islands at the Edge of Time by Gunnar Hansen

"Islands at the Edge of Time" is the story of one man's captivating journey along America's barrier islands from Boca Chica, Texas, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Weaving in and out along the coastlines of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina, poet and naturalist Gunnar Hansen perceives barrier islands not as sand but as expressions in time of the processes that make them. Along the way he treats the reader to absorbing accounts of those who call these islands home -- their lives often lived in isolation and at the extreme edges of existence -- and examines how the culture and history of these people are shaped by the physical character of their surroundings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559632515
ISBN-10: 1559632518
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gunnar Hansen

Gunnar Hansen was born on an island (Iceland) and lives on one now (in Maine). He has always been interested in the natural sciences and literature, and he has published numerous articles, books, and screenplays.