'No one wants to be a prophet, if the job can be avoided. What you want to try to be is a psalmist' - Robert Adams. Robert Adams began by photographing suburban landscapes along the edge of the Rocky Mountains. His goal was then, and remains, to acknowledge the disappearance of wilderness but also to discover a basis for affirmation. In the 1980s, he went on to revisit semi-rural areas through which he had walked as a boy landscapes no longer pristine but still notable for their quiet, space and light. The views in this book, none published before, record some of what he found compelling. Robert Adams, born in 1937, came to prominence as part of the photographic movement known as New Topographics. His work has been widely exhibited both in Europe and the United States. His more than thirty publications include "The New West", "What We Bought", "Our Lives and Our Children", and "Turning Back". He is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Spectrum International Prize for Photography, and the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize.