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News from the Library January 2010

Special Travel
Edition
Crossett Library and Jennings Music Library—Bennington College

Books I Took to the River by Akiko Busch Cartographic Creativity


Akiko Busch, celebrated author
and Bennington alumna, shares You Are Here:
with us books she read during Personal
Geographies
her travels while writing her
and Other
stunning book, Nine Ways to Maps of the
Cross a River: Midstream Imagination
Reflections on Swimming and
Getting There from Here

The Art of Travel


by Alain de Botton An Atlas of
Radical
Blues by John Hersey Cartography

Down the Nile: Alone in a


Fisherman’s Skiff
by Rosemary Mahoney The Map as Art:
Contemporary
Down the River Artists Explore
Cartography
by Edward Abbey

Field Notes from a Catastrophe:


Man, Nature & Climate Change
by Elizabeth Kolbert Star Maps:
History,
For the Time Being Artistry, and
by Annie Dillard Cartography

Here at Eagle Pond


by Donald Hall

Refuge: An Unnatural History The Sweetest Souvenir


of Family and Place
by Terry Tempest Williams It is impossible not
to be charmed by
The Rural Life Venezia: Il Canal
by Verlyn Klinkenborg Grande a 1930s
travel memento of
The Solace of Open Spaces Venice. Accordion
by Gretel Ehrlich folds pull out to
reveal the view
There & Then by James Salter along the canal. It
is part of the
The Way of Ignorance collection in the
& Other Essays limited editions alcove on the main
by Wendell Berry floor of Crossett Library.

For all things


poetry coast to
coast check the
National
Poetry Map
from The
Academy of
American Poets
Questions or Comments? library@bennington.edu