Crossing Open Ground

What is the author's tone in Crossing Open Ground by Barry Lopez?

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There is an engaging sense of discovery about this collection, of the author being awakened to feelings and perspectives associated with what he observes, considers, and writes about. This aspect of the work invites the reader in, putting him/her in the position of the author himself, drawing connections and making realizations about the same things in the same way at the same time as the author. The tonal quality here is both watchful and contemplative, the frequent references to nature's visual beauty coming across as the sort of thoughts anyone might have upon seeing, for example, a huge flock of geese rising up en masse from the lake where it has been feeding.