Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Annotated Table of Contents: Nature 01

Adirondack Country. Wm. C. White. The history of the Adirondacks, the names, the lakes, the peaks, the guides and impressions of the seasons.

American Seasons. Edwin Way Teale. The seasons take different forms in different parts of America.

Best Nature Writing of Joseph Wood Krutch. Nature and living are unpredictable and therefore mysterious.

The Years of the Forest. Helen Hoover. Wife and husband, writer and illustrator, live in the Minnesota woods. It was not a vacation. The conditions were primitive. But she and her husband were able to be independent, to work out their destiny without being dependent on anyone. They knew the animals with whom they had a close relationship as individuals, not just as wildlife. They learned to live with nature, not to control it.

Who Wakes the Groundhog? Ronald Rood. This book is packed with interesting facts about insects, birds and animal life.

Walden. Henry David Thoreau. Want a period of solitude in your life? Read Walden. You not only read about Thoreau’s living alone in a cabin at Walden Pond, outside Concord, Massachusetts, from 1845 to 1847. You live it with him. You actually feel the sense of solitude experienced by Thoreau.

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