Under the Maples

Under the Maples

by John Burroughs

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Under the Maples by John Burroughs

It was while sitting in his hay-barn study in the Catskills and looking out upon the maple woods of the old home farm, and under the maples at Riverby, that the most of these essays were written, during the last two years of the author's life. And it was to the familiar haunts near his Hudson River home that his thoughts wistfully turned while wintering in Southern California in 1921. As pictured in his mind the ice breaking up on the river in the crystalline March days, the return of the birds, the first hepaticas, he longed to be back among them; he was there in spirit, gazing upon the river from the summer-house, or from the veranda of the Nest, or seated at this table in the chestnut-bark study, or busy with his sap-gathering and sugar-making.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781722052362
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/29/2018
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)

Table of Contents

I.The Falling Leaves1
II.The Pleasures of a Naturalist11
III.The Flight of Birds32
IV.Bird Intimacies39
V.A Midsummer Idyl69
VI.Near Views of Wild Life79
VII.With Roosevelt at Pine Knot101
VIII.A Strenuous Holiday109
IX.Under Genial Skies127
I.A Sun-Blessed Land127
II.Lawn Birds129
III.Silken Chambers132
IV.The Desert Note143
V.Sea-Dogs148
X.A Sheaf of Nature Notes152
I.Nature's Wireless152
II.Maeterlinck on the Bee156
III.Odd or Even163
IV.Why and How165
V.An Insoluble Problem167
VI.A Live World169
VII.Darwinism and the War172
VIII.The Robin175
IX.The Weasel177
X.Misinterpreting Nature179
XI.Natural Sculpture181
XI.Ruminations184
I.Man a Part of Nature184
II.Marcus Aurelius on Death185
III.The Interpreter of Nature186
IV.Original Sources190
V.The Cosmic Harmony191
VI.Cosmic Rhythms193
VII.The Beginnings of Life194
VIII.Spendthrift Nature195
XII.New Gleanings in Field and Wood197
I.Sunrise197
II.Nature's Methods199
III.Heads and Tails205
IV.An Unsavory Subject206
V.Chance in Animal Life208
VI.Mosquitoes and Fleas210
VII.The Change of Climate in Southern California210
VIII.All-Seeing Nature212
Index217

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