The Sierra Club Nature Writing Handbook: A Creative Guide
This newest volume in the Sierra Club's acclaimed The series includes autobiographical writings, essays, short stories, and poetry that communicate a passion for nature which enhances our appreciation of a wide range of landscapes and wildlife. Diverse in mood and setting, the nineteen selections, including seven in print for the first time, represent the best of the genre.
Readers will delight in Chip Rawlins's memoir of life in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, Dan O'Brien's tale of falconry on the Great Plains, David Rains Wallace's exploration of the Darien, Barry Lopez's essay on the coral reefs of the Caribbean island of Bonaire, and Marybeth Holleman's evocative essay on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.
Other contributors are Rick Bass, SueEllen Campbell, Lisa Couturier, John Daniel, Jan Grover, Penny Harter, Adele Ne Jame, Homer Kizer, W. S. Merwin, David Petersen, April N. Rieveschl, Alianor True, Louise Wagenknecht, and Terry Tempest Williams.
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In Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams, for example — a book selected almost at random
from the crowded shelves above my computer table — I open the first page and
find 5 similes in the first 300 words of the preface. Lopez is camped in Arctic ...
... 97 Arches National Park, 150 Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez, 24, 31, 57, 67, 78,
150 Aristophanes, 111 Aristotle, 73 Ars Poetica, Horace, 95 Associated Writing
Program, 155, 159 Aurelius, Marcus, 37 Austin, Mary, 22 Author's tour, 169 "
Of Wolves and Men, Barry Lopez, 150 Offset printing, 168 Oil Notes, Rick Bass,
96 Old Man and the Sea ; The, Ernest Hemingway, 118 Olson, Sigurd, 23, 57 On
the Poet and His Craft: Selected Prose of Theodore Roethke, 116 On the ...