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The Resource Understory : a life with trees, Inga Simpson

Understory : a life with trees, Inga Simpson

Label
Understory : a life with trees
Title
Understory
Title remainder
a life with trees
Statement of responsibility
Inga Simpson
Title variation
Under story
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Each chapter of this absorbing memoir explores a particular species of tree, layering description, anecdote, and natural history to tell the story of a scrap of forest in the Sunshine Coast hinterland - how the author came to be there and the ways it has shaped her life. In many ways, it's the story of a treechange, of escaping suburban Brisbane for a cottage on ten acres in search of a quiet life. Of establishing a writers retreat shortly before the Global Financial Crisis, and losing just about everything. It is also the story of what the author found there: the literature of nature and her own path as a writer. Some of the nature writing that has been part of this journey is woven through the narrative arc. The Language of Trees is about connection to place as a white settler descendent, and trying to reconcile where the author grew up with where the author is now. It is her story of learning to be at home among trees, and the search for a language appropriate to describe that experience. That journey leads Inga to nature writing, to an environmental consciousness, to regenerating this place and, ultimately, to learning Gubbi Gubbi and Wiradjuri
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10564853
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simpson, Inga
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simpson, Inga
  • Natural history literature
  • Women novelists, Australian
  • Women
  • Nature writers
  • Women
  • Nature writers
  • Nature and nurture
  • Life change events
  • Trees
Target audience
adult
Label
Understory : a life with trees, Inga Simpson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058899652
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 284 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733635960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962263730
Label
Understory : a life with trees, Inga Simpson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058899652
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 284 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733635960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962263730

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