Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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Argues that Barbara York Main was one of the first scientific writers to understand and articulate the effects of place on human emotions.

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  • Epigraph: What then does it answer - and why am I at the one time distraught and exulted when here in this bush thicket? This stony slope, crumbled by a weather-hand, to what does it answer? My brothers could assess its potential in bushels and bales, reduce the terrain to a monotony of cleared land, to a part of the spreading uniformity of crop and pasture, and subject its unruliness to the 'standard gauge' of farmland; I could study it with a naturalist's discipline. But it answers to something else. To a loneliness I suppose - a loneliness of the soul, reaching out for absorption into something before and beyond mankind. - Barbara York Main, Twice Trodden Ground

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    y Westerly vol. 53 November 2008 Z1545836 2008 periodical issue 2008 pg. 12-26
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