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A Natural History Of Nature Writing

Author : Frank Stewart
ISBN : 9781610912471
Genre : Nature
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A Natural History of Nature Writing is a penetrating overview of the origins and development of a uniquely American literature. Essayist and poet Frank Stewart describes in rich and compelling prose the lives and works of the most prominent American nature writers of the19th and 20th centuries, including: Henry D. Thoreau, the father of American nature writing. John Burroughs, a schoolteacher and failed businessman who found his calling as a writer and elevated the nature essay to a loved and respected literary form. John Muir, founder of Sierra Club, who celebrated the wilderness of the Far West as few before him had. Aldo Leopold, a Forest Service employee and scholar who extended our moral responsibility to include all animals and plants. Rachel Carson, a scientist who raised the consciousness of the nation by revealing the catastrophic effects of human intervention on the Earth's living systems. Edward Abbey, an outspoken activist who charted the boundaries of ecological responsibility and pushed these boundaries to political extremes. Stewart highlights the controversies ignited by the powerful and eloquent prose of these and other writers with their expansive – and often strongly political – points of view. Combining a deeply-felt sense of wonder at the beauty surrounding us with a rare ability to capture and explain the meaning of that beauty, nature writers have had a profound effect on American culture and politics. A Natural History of Nature Writing is an insightful examination of an important body of American literature.

The Oxford Book Of Nature Writing

Author : Richard Mabey
ISBN : 0192825194
Genre : Natural history
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Natural State

Author : Steven Gilbar
ISBN : 0520212096
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 66. 75 MB
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Collects essays, excerpts from longer works, and works of fiction by such authors as Mary Auston, Margaret Millar, Kem Nunn, Russell Chatham, Henry Miller, and John McPhee

Writing Natural History

Author : Edward G. Lueders
ISBN : 0874803233
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The edited record of four public dialogues held at the University of Utah in 1988 between eminent writers in the fields of natural history.

This Incomperable Lande

Author : Thomas Jefferson Lyon
ISBN : UOM:39015013902815
Genre : Nature
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Looks at the history of American nature writing and gathers essays by Audubon, Thoreau, Muir, Carson, Matthiessen, Hoagland, Dillard, and Lopez

Reading The Roots

Author : Michael P. Branch
ISBN : 0820325473
Genre : Nature
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Reading the Roots is an unprecedented anthology of outstanding early writings about American nature--a rich, influential, yet critically underappreciated body of work. Rather than begin with Henry David Thoreau, who is often identified as the progenitor of American nature writing, editor Michael P. Branch instead surveys the long tradition that prefigures and anticipates Thoreau and his literary descendants. The selections in Reading the Roots describe a diversity of landscapes, wildlife, and natural phenomena, and their authors represent many different nationalities, cultural affiliations, religious views, and ideological perspectives. The writings gathered here also range widely in terms of subject, rhetorical form, and disciplinary approach--from promotional tracts and European narratives of contact with Native Americans to examples of scientific theology and romantic nature writing. The volume also includes a critical introduction discussing the cultural, scientific, and literary value of early American nature writing; headnotes that contextualize all authors and selections; and a substantial bibliography of primary and secondary sources in the field. Reading the Roots at last makes early American landscapes--and a range of literary responses to them--accessible to scholars, students, and general readers.

The Way Of Natural History

Author : Thomas Lowe Fleischner
ISBN : 9781595340740
Genre : Nature
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In this eclectic anthology, more than 20 scientists, nature writers, poets, and Zen practitioners, attest to how paying attention to nature can be a healing antidote to the hectic and harrying pace of our lives. Throughout this provocative and uplifting book, writers describe their various experiences in nature and portray how careful, and mindful, attention to the larger world around us brings rewarding and surprising discoveries. They give us the literary, personal, and spiritual stories that point a way toward calm and quiet for which many people today hunger. Contributors to The Way of Natural History highlight their individual ways of paying attention to nature and discuss how their experiences have enlivened and enhanced their worlds. The anthology is a rich array of writings that provide models for interacting with the natural world, and together, create a call for the importance of natural history as a discipline.

A Natural History Of Now

Author : Sara J. Call
ISBN : 0982783817
Genre : Nature
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"Essays and short stories that engage the full human predicament of our lovely, violated planet - in prose of remarkable edge and grace. This is "nature writing" for a new century, overturning familiar pieties and finding new ones, telling the truth about our collective misdeeds while celebrating wild resilience - indoors and out, in cities and wilderness, in unforgettable characters and in perspectives that may change the way you look at nature forever."

The Norton Book Of Nature Writing

Author : Robert Finch
ISBN : 0393027996
Genre : Natural history.
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W. W. Norton is pleased to announce that The Norton Book of Nature Writing is now available in a paperback college edition.

A Natural History Of The Senses

Author : Diane Ackerman
ISBN : 9780307763310
Genre : Science
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Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. “Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in.” —The New York Times

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