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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... Martin Luther King in downtown Atlanta, thus providing a look at the larger
human rights issues evoked by the trip to the battlefield. Because the essay had
so much personal meaning for me, I worked on it, and nothing else, for a solid
diant Darkness," which looks at how a natural history diorama of a scene in
southern Africa is created. The essay "El Oso Grande" looks at a lifetime of
involvement with grizzly bears, from a scene at a museum when I was a boy of
nine to my ...
Above all, look for texture, color, lines, shadowing, and movement in the same
discerning way that an artist does. Search for those important details that make
the scene singular. At the same time look for images that will make the scene ...