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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Boston: Munroe, 1836; Boston: Beacon Press, 1986. (This important essay is also
available in virtually any anthology of American literature used for teaching post-
secondary survey courses.) Fowles, John. The Tree. San Francisco: North ...
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. McPhee, John. Coming into the
Country. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1977; New York: Bantam, 1979.
Marshall, Robert. Alaska Wilderness. Berkeley: University of California Press,
New York: Putnam's, 1885. . The Wilderness Hunter. New York: Putnam's, 1883.
Schaller, George. The Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya. New York:
Viking, 1980. . The Year of the Gorilla. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,