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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kept school in this town [Concord]; but for two or three years back, he has
repudiated all regular modes of getting a living, and seems inclined to lead a sort
of Indian life among civilized men — an Indian life, I mean, [with respect to] the ...
In other cases he turned an essay into a sort of jeremiad, as in his polemic on
Rene Dubos (who espoused a "pastoral nature" as is found in France and other
Mediterranean countries). In another instance, Abbey took the screenplay for a ...
Service who are studying predator/prey dynamics and the effects of wolves on
livestock; in Florida your time might be well spent with state biologists studying
the endangered panther. (Note: This sort of writing makes excellent features for