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Celebrate the tradition of literary naturalists and writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the “other nations” of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce.
|Publisher:||Smith, Gibbs Publisher|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||10 Years|
About the Author
Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, abolitionist, nautralist, tax resister, development critic, suveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading trancendentalist. His writings on natural history and philosophy have became sources for modern-day environmentalism.
Date of Birth:July 12, 1817
Date of Death:May 6, 1862
Place of Birth:Concord, Massachusetts
Place of Death:Concord, Massachusetts
Education:Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837
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Some recent popular accounts of early naturalists in America are Robert Elman, First in the Field: America's Pioneering Naturalists (New York: Mason / Charter, 1977): Wayne Henley, Naturalists History in America (New York: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Company, 1977) ; and Joseph Kastner, A Species of Eternity (New York: Knopf , 1978).
Table of Contents
Natural history of Massachusettes 1
A walk to Wachusett 31
A winter walk 51
The successions of forest trees 72
Autumnal tints 137
Wild apples 178