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Title Nature writing : the tradition in English / edited by Robert Finch and John Elder.

Published New York : Norton, 2002.

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Edition Trade ed.
Physical description 1152 pages ;. 3 cm
Notes Rev. ed. of: The Norton book of nature writing. 1st ed. 1990.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page ).
Contents Introduction to the 1990 Norton Book of Nature Writing 21 -- / Gilbert White (1720-1793) 33 -- from The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne 34 -- / Hector St. John de Crevecoeur (1735-1813) 51 -- from Letters from an American Farmer 52 -- from Sketches of Eighteenth century America 59 -- / William Bartram (1739-1823) 64 -- from Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, ... 65 -- / Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) 76 -- from American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States 77 -- / John Leonard Knapp (1767-1845) 82 -- from The Journal of a Naturalist 82 -- / David Thompson (1770-1857) 86 -- from David Thompson's Narrative of His Explorations in Western America, 1784-1812 86 -- / Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855) 90 -- from Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth 90 -- / Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) 95 -- from The Journals of Lewis and Clark 96 -- / Charles Waterton (1782-1865) 104 -- from Wanderings in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles 105 -- / John James Audubon (1785-1851) 117 -- from Ornithological Biography 117 -- / John Clare (1793-1864) 122 -- Natural World 122 -- from The Natural History Prose Writings of John Clare 123 -- / George Catlin (1796-1872) 129 -- from Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians ... 129 -- / Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) 140 -- from Nature 141 -- from The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson 144 -- / Charles Darwin (1809-1882) 151 -- from Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle 152 -- from On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection 160 -- from The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex 161 -- / Susan Fenimore Cooper (1813-1894) 163 -- from Rural Hours 164 -- / Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) 168 -- from A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers 170 -- from Walden: or, Life in the Woods 172 -- Walking 180 -- from The Maine Woods 205 -- from Journals 211 -- / Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) 220 -- from Glaucus; or, The Wonders of the Shore 220 -- / Walt Whitman (1819-1892) 223 -- from Specimen Days and Collect 224 -- / John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) 230 -- from Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries 230 -- / Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) 236 -- from Life on the Mississippi 237 -- / Celia Thaxter (1835-1894) 239 -- from An Island Garden 239 -- / John Burroughs (1837-1921) 244 -- In Mammoth Cave 245 -- / John Muir (1838-1914) 250 -- A Wind-Storm in the Forests 251 -- Water-Ouzel 258 -- / W. H. Hudson (1841-1922) 269 -- My Friend the Pig 270 -- from Idle Days in Patagonia 274 -- / Clarence King (1842-1901) 276 -- from Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada 276 -- / Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) 281 -- from Notebooks and Papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins 282 -- / Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) 287 -- Out of Doors in February 287 -- Absence of Design in Nature 295 -- / Mabel Osgood Wright (1859-1934) 299 -- Story of a Garden 300 -- / Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946) 305 -- from Wild Animals I Have Known 305 -- / Gene Stratton Porter (1863-1924) 312 -- from Moths of the Limberlost 313 -- / Mary Austin (1868-1934) 320 -- Land of Little Rain 321 -- / Luther Standing Bear (1868-1939) 326 -- Nature 327 -- / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) 331 -- Hampshire 331 -- End of Summer 337 -- / Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) 340 -- from N by E 340 -- / Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 343 -- Death of the Moth 343 -- / Isak Dinesen (1885-1962) 346 -- from Out of Africa 346 -- / D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) 348 -- Flowery Tuscany 349 -- / E. L. Grant Watson (1885-1970) 362 -- Unknown Eros 362 -- Wave and Cliff 364 -- / Henry Beston (1888-1968) 366 -- from The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod 367 -- / Aldo Leopold (1888-1948) 376 -- from A Sand County Almanac 376 -- / Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970) 397 -- Love in the Desert 398 -- / Henry Williamson (1895-1977) 410 -- from Tarka the Otter 411 -- / Donald Culross Peattie (1898-1964) 415 -- from An Almanac for Moderns 416 -- / Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) 423 -- Butterflies 423 -- / Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) 432 -- Northern Lights 433 -- / Edwin Way Teale (1899-1980) 435 -- Lost Woods 436 -- / E. B. White (1899-1985) 440 -- A Slight Sound at Evening 440 -- / Meridel LeSueur (1900-1996) 448 -- Ancient People and the Newly Come 449 -- / Rene Dubos (1901-1982) 453 -- A Family of Landscapes 453 -- / Norman Maclean (1902-1990) 457 -- from A River Runs Through It 458 -- / John Steinbeck (1902-1968) 465 -- from The Log from the Sea of Cortez 466 -- / Laurens Van Der Post (1906-1996) 468 -- from The Heart of the Hunter 469 -- / T. H. White (1906-1964) 474 -- Snakes Are About 475 -- / Rachel Carson (1907-1964) 479 -- Marginal World 480 -- / Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) 485 -- Judgment of the Birds 486 -- / Richard Wright (1908-1960) 494 -- from Black Boy 494 -- / Archie Carr (1909-1987) 497 -- Lively Petes of Parque Vargas 497 -- / Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) 504 -- Glen Canyon Submersus 504 -- Coda: Wilderness Letter 514 -- / Jacquetta Hawkes (1910-1996) 520 -- from A Land 520 -- / Josephine Johnson (1910-1990) 525 -- from The Inland Island 526 -- / Lewis Thomas (1913-1993) 533 -- Death in the Open 533 -- World's Biggest Membrane 536 -- / John Hay (b. 1915) 539 -- Common Night 539 -- Dovekie and the Ocean Sunfish 541 -- / Thomas Merton (1915-1968) 545 -- Rain and the Rhinoceros 546 -- / Faith McNulty (b. 1918) 554 -- Mouse 554 -- / Farley Mowat (b. 1921) 561 -- from Never Cry Wolf 561 -- / John Haines (b. 1924) 566 -- Moments and Journeys 566 -- / Maxine Kumin (b. 1925) 572 -- Silver Snaffles 573 -- / Ann Haymond Zwinger (b. 1925) 577 -- Of Red-Tailed Hawks and Black-Tailed Gnatcatchers 577 -- / J. A. Baker (b. 1926) 587 -- Beginnings 587 -- / John Fowles (b. 1926) 592 -- from The Tree 592 -- / Franklin Russell (b. 1926) 605 -- Island of Auks 606 -- / Edward Abbey (1927-1989) 614 -- Serpents of Paradise 614 -- Great American Desert 620 -- / Peter Matthiessen (b. 1927) 628 -- from The Tree Where Man Was Born 628 -- from The Wind Birds 642 -- / Noel Perrin (b. 1927) 644 -- Pig Tales 644 -- / Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929) 651 -- A Very Warm Mountain 651 -- / Edward O. Wilson (b. 1929) 658 -- Bird of Paradise 658 -- / Gary Snyder (b. 1930) 662 -- Ancient Forests of the Far West 663 -- / John McPhee (b. 1931) 684 -- Under the Snow 684 -- / Edward Hoagland (b. 1932) 690 -- Hailing the Elusory Mountain Lion 691 -- Thoughts on Returning to the City After Five Months on a Mountain Where the Wolves Howled 704 -- / William Kittredge (b. 1932) 706 -- Owning It All 707 -- / Wendell Berry (b. 1934) 718 -- An Entrance to the Woods 718 -- Making of a Marginal Farm 728 -- / N. Scott Momaday (b. 1934) 737 -- Way to Rainy Mountain 737 -- / Sharman Apt Russell (b. 1954) 1051 -- Gila Wilderness 1052 -- / Evelyn White (b. 1954) 1062 -- Black Women and the Wilderness 1063 -- / Barbara Kingsolver (b. 1955) 1068 -- High Tide in Tucson 1068 -- / Michael Pollan (b. 1955) 1078 -- Weeds Are Us 1079 -- / Terry Tempest Williams (b. 1955) 1091 -- Clan of One-Breasted Women 1091 -- / Jane Brox (b. 1956) 1098 -- Baldwins 1099 -- / David Abram (b. 1957) 1101 -- Ecology of Magic 1102 -- / Rick Bass (b. 1958) 1114 -- from The Ninemile Wolves 1114 -- / Bill McKibben (b. 1960) 1120 -- From The End of Nature 1120 -- / Janisse Ray (b. 1962) 1130 -- Built by Fire 1131 -- Forest Beloved 1133.
Summary Encounters with nature have produced some of the great literature of our age. Darwin's ruminations on the Galapagos Islands, Thoreau's communion with Walden Pond, and Rachel Carson's evocation of the rocky coast of Maine are monuments in the history of writing and thought. No less significant are the searching essays of such contemporary writers as Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, Annie Dillard, and Bill McKibben. Nature Writing: The Tradition in English includes 157 selections by 131 authors. This is the definitive collection of a many-voiced genre that has flourished in England and America for over two hundred years. Here one will find such classic selections as William Bartram's parley with crocodiles in south Florida, John Hay's exchange with a dying Arctic dovekie, and John Muir's riding out a mountain windstorm in the branches of a lofty Douglas spruce.
Essays by Barry Lopez, Scott Sanders, David Quammen, and Gary Snyder have been included, along with selections by such writers as David Abram, Diane Ackerman, Rick Bass, Jane Brox, John Daniel, Trudy Dittmar, Linda Hasselstrom, Ray Gonzalez, and Sharman Apt Russell. The editors have taken a special interest in including writers of diverse ethnic backgrounds, as well as authors from many parts of the English-speaking world. Recently rediscovered works of a number of earlier writers, especially those of nineteenth-century women, also expand the range of this collection. Nature Writing: The Tradition in English displays nature in all the inearnations -- enticing, chaotic, generous, eruel, mysterious, and heartbreaking -- that have inspired men and women to portray it in words. The variety and strength of these selections represent one of the most significant and original literary achievements of our culture.
Never before have our encounters with the natural world been imbued with so much peril and so much possibility. By listening to the voices of those who have observed and reflected upon that world so powerfully, we are all enriched.
Other author Finch, Robert, 1943-
Elder, John, 1947-
Subject Natural history.
Natural history literature.
Other title Norton book of nature writing.
ISBN 0393049663