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Nature Writing: The Tradition in English / Edition 2
     

Nature Writing: The Tradition in English / Edition 2

by John Elder, Robert Finch
 

ISBN-10: 0393049663

ISBN-13: 9780393049664

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The definitive collection of prose masterpieces on nature, fully revised and expanded.
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

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The definitive collection of prose masterpieces on nature, fully revised and expanded.
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 152 selections by 132 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.
New essays by Vladimir Nabokov, 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 of this volume have taken a special interest in including writers of color, 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 incarnations—enticing, chaotic, generous, cruel, 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.
Gilbert White • William Bartram • Meriwether Lewis • John James Audubon • Ralph Waldo Emerson • Charles Darwin • Susan Fenimore Cooper • Henry David Thoreau • Walt Whitman • Samuel Clemens • John Muir • Mabel Osgood Wright • Ernest Thompson Seton • Luther Standing Bear • Rockwell Kent • Virginia Woolf Isak Dinesen • D. H. Lawrence • Aldo Leopold • Vladimir Nabokov • Sigurd Olson • Edwin Way Teale • E. B. White • René Dubos • Norman Maclean • John Steinbeck • George Orwell • Laurens Van Der Post • Rachel Carson • Loren Eiseley • Wallace Stegner • Lewis Thomas • John Hay • Thomas Merton • Faith McNulty • Farley Mowat • Maxine Kumin • Ann Haymond Zwinger • Edward Abbey • Peter Matthiessen • Gary Snyder • Edward O. Wilson • John McPhee • Edward Hoagland • Wendell Berry • Sue Hubbell • Jim Harrison • William Least Heat-Moon Bruce Chatwin • Maxine Hong Kingston • Linda Hasselstrom • Trudy Dittmar • Alice Walker • Rick Bass • Annie Dillard • Barry Lopez • Scott Sanders • David Rains Wallace • Alison Deming • Gretel Ehrlich • Emily Hiestand • Linda Hogan • Diane Ackerman • John Daniel • David Quammen • Jamaica Kincaid • Ray Gonzales • Gary Paul Nabhan • Louise Erdrich • David Mas Masumoto • Sharman Apt Russell • Terry Tempest Williams • Jane Brox • Bill McKibben • Janisse Ray • David Abram • Freeman House • Barbara Kingsolver • Ellen Meloy • Doug Peacock • Michael Pollan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393049664
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
1152
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Note14
Introduction15
Introduction to the 1990 Norton Book of Nature Writing21
33
from The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne34
51
from Letters from an American Farmer52
from Sketches of Eighteenth century America59
64
from Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, ...65
76
from American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States77
82
from The Journal of a Naturalist82
86
from David Thompson's Narrative of His Explorations in Western America, 1784-181286
90
from Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth90
95
from The Journals of Lewis and Clark96
104
from Wanderings in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles105
117
from Ornithological Biography117
122
The Natural World122
from The Natural History Prose Writings of John Clare123
129
from Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians ...129
140
from Nature141
from The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson144
151
from Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle152
from On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection160
from The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex161
163
from Rural Hours164
168
from A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers170
from Walden: or, Life in the Woods172
Walking180
from The Maine Woods205
from Journals211
220
from Glaucus; or, The Wonders of the Shore220
223
from Specimen Days and Collect224
230
from Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries230
236
from Life on the Mississippi237
239
from An Island Garden239
244
In Mammoth Cave245
250
A Wind-Storm in the Forests251
The Water-Ouzel258
269
My Friend the Pig270
from Idle Days in Patagonia274
276
from Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada276
281
from Notebooks and Papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins282
287
Out of Doors in February287
Absence of Design in Nature295
299
The Story of a Garden300
305
from Wild Animals I Have Known305
312
from Moths of the Limberlost313
320
The Land of Little Rain321
326
Nature327
331
Hampshire331
The End of Summer337
340
from N by E340
343
The Death of the Moth343
346
from Out of Africa346
348
Flowery Tuscany349
362
Unknown Eros362
Wave and Cliff364
366
from The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod367
376
from A Sand County Almanac376
397
Love in the Desert398
410
from Tarka the Otter411
415
from An Almanac for Moderns416
423
Butterflies423
432
Northern Lights433
435
The Lost Woods436
440
A Slight Sound at Evening440
448
The Ancient People and the Newly Come449
453
A Family of Landscapes453
457
from A River Runs Through It458
465
from The Log from the Sea of Cortez466
468
from The Heart of the Hunter469
474
The Snakes Are About475
479
The Marginal World480
485
The Judgment of the Birds486
494
from Black Boy494
497
The Lively Petes of Parque Vargas497
504
Glen Canyon Submersus504
Coda: Wilderness Letter514
520
from A Land520
525
from The Inland Island526
533
Death in the Open533
The World's Biggest Membrane536
539
The Common Night539
The Dovekie and the Ocean Sunfish541
545
Rain and the Rhinoceros546
554
Mouse554
561
from Never Cry Wolf561
566
Moments and Journeys566
572
Silver Snaffles573
577
Of Red-Tailed Hawks and Black-Tailed Gnatcatchers577
587
Beginnings587
592
from The Tree592
605
The Island of Auks606
614
The Serpents of Paradise614
The Great American Desert620
628
from The Tree Where Man Was Born628
from The Wind Birds642
644
Pig Tales644
651
A Very Warm Mountain651
658
The Bird of Paradise658
662
Ancient Forests of the Far West663
684
Under the Snow684
690
Hailing the Elusory Mountain Lion691
Thoughts on Returning to the City After Five Months on a Mountain Where the Wolves Howled704
706
Owning It All707
718
An Entrance to the Woods718
The Making of a Marginal Farm728
737
The Way to Rainy Mountain737
1051
Gila Wilderness1052
1062
Black Women and the Wilderness1063
1068
High Tide in Tucson1068
1078
Weeds Are Us1079
1091
The Clan of One-Breasted Women1091
1098
Baldwins1099
1101
The Ecology of Magic1102
1114
from The Ninemile Wolves1114
1120
From The End of Nature1120
1130
Built by Fire1131
Forest Beloved1133
Permissions1137
Index1147

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