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Peculiar Lessons : How Nature and the Physical World Shaped a Prairie Childhood

By: Braun, Lois

1773370375 / 9781773370378
Paperback / softback
15/05/2020
Published 15/05/2020
Canada
155 x 230 mm, 0 grams 224 pages
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Part memoir, part social history, this collection of ten essays explores the various physical and natural elements that form the backdrop to Brauns memories of growing up on a farm in southern Manitoba in the mid-20th century.

From blackboard chalk to curling rocks in the chapter on stone, from mirages to straight-line winds in the essay on light and air, she reflects on her interactions with the elements as a child and how her responses influenced her evolution into adulthood.

Braun includes intriguing tidbits about the science and history behind each element as it pertains to life in her unique location on our planet.

The book highlights the value and beauty of the simple components of our surroundings that we take for granted growing up, exposes their true complexity, and reveals how the fascination with a simple thing can become a life-long pursuit that sustains our artistic and spiritual needs.

BIC:

BG Biography: general, BM Memoirs, HBJK History of the Americas

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