Coming Out Of The Woods: The Solitary Life Of A Maverick Naturalist

Coming Out Of The Woods: The Solitary Life Of A Maverick Naturalist

by Wallace Kaufman

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Coming Out Of The Woods: The Solitary Life Of A Maverick Naturalist by Wallace Kaufman


"An absorbing, unflinching, and surprisingly comic account of how one man-a devoted father-withdrew from the world and gradually returned. It's as wise and instructive as it is compelling."-Reynolds PriceIn 1974 Wallace Kaufman, following the romantic vision of a simpler life in harmony with nature he first glimpsed in Thoreau's Walden, moved on to his own land by a small stream in the North Carolina woods. Now, twenty-five years later, he emerges to tell a tale somewhat different from Thoreau's-an entertaining, moving, and distinctly late-twentieth-century story of a life lived in the wild as landowner, environmentally conscious developer, builder, farmer, conservationist, wilderness steward. His love of nature and his commitment to preserving it never waver, even as he tells his sometimes hilarious, sometimes catastrophic stories of how to live with nature even when nature isn't too keen on living with you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738204888
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Wallace Kaufman is the author of No Turning Back: Dismantling the Fantasies of Environmental Thinking and, with Dr. Orrin Pilkey, The Beaches Are Moving. He is a former Science Writing Fellow at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and a recipient of the New River Award for Conservation.

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