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Rick Bass’s first two collections of essays, The Deer Pasture (1985) and Wild to the Heart (1987), revealed both his active concerns as an environmentalist and his passion for hunting and fishing. Bass’s 1989 book, Oil Notes, revealed his wealth of specialized knowledge as a petroleum geologist. He is also the author of a novel, Where the Sea Used to Be (1998).