A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm

A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm

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by Edwin Way Teale
     
 

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“A guidebook to contentment, a how-to book on living well and lightly with the land.”—from the foreword by Ann Haymond ZwingerSee more details below

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“A guidebook to contentment, a how-to book on living well and lightly with the land.”—from the foreword by Ann Haymond Zwinger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780939883028
Publisher:
Bibliopola Press
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
660,584
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

EDWIN WAY TEALE won both the Pulitzer prize and the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing. His work ranks with the best, that of Thoreau, Muir, Burroughs and Olson.

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In the widest sense, A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm depicts a human need to belong to a piece of earth and, for the naturalist, to learn it, to try to understand it. The bountifulness of Trail Wood enveloped Edwin and Nellie in peace. Trail Wood was more than a plot of ground, it was a world that they wrapped around their shoulders to keep out the chill . . . [This book] is a classical understanding of man's need to have a stable base, a place to protect and to celebrate, a place to go out from but always to come home to. Knowing how and why this land came into their possession helps us to understand the tremendous meaning that it held for [them], the incredible beauty not only of this land but the whole earth upon which they lived . . . A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm is a guidebook to contentment, a how-to book on living well and lightly on the land. -- from the Foreword

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