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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His meticulous observation and experimentation with a sea anemone — he
called it the "animal-flower" — also anticipates the importance of firsthand field
study for future writers of the natural history essay. His writing on the anemone,
as a ...
Describe not only the animal, whether it be a gorilla or a killer whale, but also the
manner in which the people respond to the animal. 3. Most state game and fish or
wildlife departments, not to mention museums, have a large collection of ...
In that moment I was struck by qualities of the animal that have stayed with me
the longest: the movement was Oriental, and the pose one of meditation. The
animal seemed to quiver with attention before he lowered his massive head and