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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Twain was, in addition to being our first great humorist and novelist, an
accomplished nonfiction writer about nature in books such as Life on the
Mississippi, Innocents Abroad, and Roughing It. One of the most brilliant "nature
essays," as it ...
Other authors, like Abbey in Desert Solitaire, have changed more and called it
nonfiction. Young Men and Fire, on the other hand, concerns the 1949 Mann
Gulch fire in Montana and the thirteen smokejumpers who died there and is
purely a ...
Edward Abbey, from the Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Desert
Solitaire It is important that naturalists and other writers adopting nature as a
theme understand that nonfiction provides only one of several outlets and that
many of ...