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This collection of essays, Wild Spectacle: Seeking Wonders in a World Beyond Humans, explores the wild earth and invites us to question its known and unknown beauties.
Looking for adventure and discovery, Janisse Ray has repeatedly immersed herself in wildness. From overwintering with butterflies in Mexico to counting birds in Belize, her stories capture heart-pounding amazement, romance, and even wisdom along the way.
Reflecting on the sights of explorers like Bartram and Sacagawea, Ray documents experiences that are rare in an age of increasingly virtual, urban life. From Alaska to Central America, she questions what it means to travel as a woman, speculates on the impacts of ecotourism, mourns the loss of abundance, and inspires others to help make substantive change.
The book won the Donald L. Jordan Prize for Literary Excellence.
The hardback was published by Trinity University Press, October 2021. The paperback was released August 2022.