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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Stegner, Wallace. The Sound of Mountain Water. Garden City, New York:
Doubleday, 1969; Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1985. Steinbeck, John.
The Log from the Sea of Cortez. New York: Viking, 1951, 1962. Teale, Edwin Way
... John, 141, 142 Crane, Stephen, 106 Crossing Open Ground, Barry Lopez, 104
Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner, 154 Crumley, James, 110 Da Vinci,
Leonardo, 66 Daniel Martin, John Fowles, 117 Dark Range, The, David Rains
... Ernest Hemingway, 118 Olson, Sigurd, 23, 57 On the Poet and His Craft:
Selected Prose of Theodore Roethke, 116 On the Teaching of Creative Writing,
Wallace Stegner, 151, 154 One Life at a Time, Edward Abbey, 53 Opening