Sylvan Path: A Journey Through America's Forests

Sylvan Path: A Journey Through America's Forests

by Gary Ferguson
     
 

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Few lovers of nature have both the capacity to view the wilderness with hushed awe and the talent to write about it. Gary Ferguson, a former ranger in the forest service, has that rare combination. In "The Sylvan Path" he searches out those fellow spirits with an unadulterated reverence for nature -- central to America's national character, though increasingly rare

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Few lovers of nature have both the capacity to view the wilderness with hushed awe and the talent to write about it. Gary Ferguson, a former ranger in the forest service, has that rare combination. In "The Sylvan Path" he searches out those fellow spirits with an unadulterated reverence for nature -- central to America's national character, though increasingly rare in our urbanized society. Traveling the country, the author finds and interviews people who remain linked to the woods for spiritual and physical sustenance: guides, tribal elders, moonshiners, and trappers. Filled with a profound respect for their environment, these men and women teach us the life of nobility in ourselves and conserve what we can of our natural world.

"Woodland interludes...quick and bright" (Kirkus Reviews)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312152192
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/03/1997
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.71(d)

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