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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Thoreau achieved this feat in a series of remarkable early (1842) prose
compositions that included "Natural History of Massachusetts," "A Walk to Wa-
chusett," and "A Winter Walk." The latter two essays take a conventional
Romantic form ...
... for walks. I went for walks and on one of these, the last I took in Havasu,
regained everything that seemed to be ebbing away." What happens on this
crucial walk is that Abbey becomes trapped in a side canyon, Character and
... 116, 131, 148, 154, 158, 172 analysis of writing method of, 25 page proofs for
Walden, 133 seven drafts of Walden, 132 Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf, A,
John Muir, 73 "Timber Wolves," Sigurd Olson, 23 Tolstoy, Leo, 31, 136 Tom