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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Imagine the whole of France and the Iberian peninsula closely packed with trees
varying from 20 to 180 feet high, whose crowns of foliage interlace and prevent
any view of sky and sun, and each tree from a few inches to four feet in diameter.
Even at night great winds seem always to blow on great mountains, and tops of
trees bend, but as the boy stands there with nothing to do but to watch, seemingly
the sky itself bends and the stars blow down through the trees until the Milky ...
One of the more interesting nature books written by a novelist in recent times was
John Fowles's The Tree. Fowles ... of nature: All through history trees have
provided sanctuary and refuge for both the justly and unjustly persecuted and