Wesleyan University Press | 2012 | 260 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8195-7281-3 | ebook: 978-0-8195-7282-0
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In the course of the mundane routines of life, we encounter a variety of landscapes and objects, either ignoring them or looking without interest at what appears to be just a tree, stone, anonymous building, or dirt road. But the deep traveler doesn’t make this mistake. Instead, the commonplace elements become the most important. By learning to see the magic in the mundane, we not only enrich daily life with a sense of place, we are more likely to protect and make those places better. Join me on adventures discovering drive-in theaters, Quonset huts, old growth forests, cider mills, ghost towns, roadside springs, Nike missile sites, neglected graveyards and many other quirky wonders. Hidden in Plain Sight explores my home turf of Connecticut, but the method of deep travel and the kinds of objects and phenomena awaiting discovery can be found anywhere. You just have to look! This book will teach you how.