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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Interview several observers of or participants in an event, and then write an
account in which you focus on how perspective ... When I interviewed several
eyewitnesses, and later reviewed the summary account prepared by the National
During my interview with the head of the Endangered Species Office, I learned
that the Denver Natural History Museum ... visited the museum and spent some
time studying the various skulls and pelts and interviewing the curator of
Similarly, just about every biologist I interviewed had a different opinion on
whether the bears remained in Colorado, whether the bears could be restored,
and where the restoration would occur. In some cases there was disagreement
as to ...