The World of John Burroughs: The Life and Work of One of America's Greatest Naturalists

The World of John Burroughs: The Life and Work of One of America's Greatest Naturalists

by Edward Kanze

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The World of John Burroughs: The Life and Work of One of America's Greatest Naturalists by Edward Kanze

John Burroughs was one of the earliest and most articulate pioneers of the United States conservation movement, publishing twenty-eight books on the natural world during the height of the Industrial Revolution. As an author, teacher, and poet, he wrote with intimacy and feeling, illustrating verbal landscapes and providing philosophical insights about the environment. People by the hundreds of thousands relished his writings. The World of John Burroughs focuses not only on his work, but also on Burroughs's personal life. His friends included Walt Whitman, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, and John Muir. The text is enhanced by Burroughs's essays and poems, and, uniquely, by endearing recollections of his granddaughter. With engaging narrative and illuminating photographs by author Edward Kanze, The World of John Burroughs celebrates Burroughs's dedication to studying the world and making nature come to life on the written page.

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ISBN-13: 9780375754272
Publisher: Sierra Club Books
Publication date: 09/20/1999
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 9.02(w) x 11.49(h) x 0.51(d)

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