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The On Being Project

Terry Tempest Williams

The Vitality of the Struggle

Terry Tempest Williams is a naturalist and writer, a biologist by training with a literary mind, who comes from a long Mormon lineage in Utah. She draws political, spiritual, and creative inspiration from her experience of the interior American West. She offers stories of neighborly collaboration that turns into environmental protection, and the value that comes from vitriolic disagreement inside families.
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  • Terry Tempest Williams

    Terry Tempest Williams

    is the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Her books include Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and PlaceFinding Beauty in a Broken World, and The Open Space of Democracy.