Writing about Nature

Originally published by the Sierra Club in 1995, this handbook covers genres, techniques, and publication issues for aspiring writers, scholars, and students who want to share their experiences in nature and the outdoors.

Author: John A. Murray

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826330851

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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Originally published by the Sierra Club in 1995, this handbook covers genres, techniques, and publication issues for aspiring writers, scholars, and students who want to share their experiences in nature and the outdoors.

Environmental and Nature Writing

With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as: · The history of writing about the environment · Image, description and metaphor · ...

Author: Sean Prentiss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472592545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Offering guidance on writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, Environmental and Nature Writing is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing about the environment in a wide range of genres. With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as: · The history of writing about the environment · Image, description and metaphor · Environmental journalism, poetry, and fiction · Researching, revising and publishing · Styles of nature writing, from discovery to memoir to polemic The book also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of nature writing in all of the genres covered by the book, including work by: John Daniel, Camille T. Dungy, David Gessner, Jennifer Lunden, Erik Reece, David Treuer, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Alyson Hagy, Bonnie Nadzam, Lydia Peelle, Benjamin Percy, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Nikky Finney, Juan Felipe Herrera, Major Jackson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, G.E. Patterson, Natasha Trethewey, and many more.

A Natural History of Nature Writing

Essayist and poet Frank Stewart describes in rich and compelling prose the lives and works of the most prominent American nature writers of the19th and 20th centuries, including: Henry D. Thoreau, the father of American nature writing.

Author: Frank Stewart

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610912471

Category: Nature

Page: 302

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A Natural History of Nature Writing is a penetrating overview of the origins and development of a uniquely American literature. Essayist and poet Frank Stewart describes in rich and compelling prose the lives and works of the most prominent American nature writers of the19th and 20th centuries, including: Henry D. Thoreau, the father of American nature writing. John Burroughs, a schoolteacher and failed businessman who found his calling as a writer and elevated the nature essay to a loved and respected literary form. John Muir, founder of Sierra Club, who celebrated the wilderness of the Far West as few before him had. Aldo Leopold, a Forest Service employee and scholar who extended our moral responsibility to include all animals and plants. Rachel Carson, a scientist who raised the consciousness of the nation by revealing the catastrophic effects of human intervention on the Earth's living systems. Edward Abbey, an outspoken activist who charted the boundaries of ecological responsibility and pushed these boundaries to political extremes. Stewart highlights the controversies ignited by the powerful and eloquent prose of these and other writers with their expansive – and often strongly political – points of view. Combining a deeply-felt sense of wonder at the beauty surrounding us with a rare ability to capture and explain the meaning of that beauty, nature writers have had a profound effect on American culture and politics. A Natural History of Nature Writing is an insightful examination of an important body of American literature.

Nature Writing

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Don Scheese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134980918

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Natural State

Collects essays, excerpts from longer works, and works of fiction by such authors as Mary Auston, Margaret Millar, Kem Nunn, Russell Chatham, Henry Miller, and John McPhee

Author: Steven Gilbar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520212096

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 377

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Collects essays, excerpts from longer works, and works of fiction by such authors as Mary Auston, Margaret Millar, Kem Nunn, Russell Chatham, Henry Miller, and John McPhee

Writing

First Published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: M. Farr Whiteman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135875428

Category: Education

Page: 224

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First Published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Writing Wild

Align Your Creative Energy with Nature’s “Everything we know about creating,” writes Tina Welling, “we know intuitively from the natural world.” In Writing Wild, Welling details a three-step “Spirit Walk” process for inviting ...

Author: Tina Welling

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608682874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Align Your Creative Energy with Nature’s “Everything we know about creating,” writes Tina Welling, “we know intuitively from the natural world.” In Writing Wild, Welling details a three-step “Spirit Walk” process for inviting nature to enliven and inspire our creativity.

Early American Nature Writers

Discusses the lives and works of 52 early American nature writers.

Author: Daniel Patterson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313346801

Category: History

Page: 433

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Discusses the lives and works of 52 early American nature writers.

The New Nature Writing

Rooted in the work of an older generation of environment-focused authors and activists, this new form is both stylistically innovative and mindful of ecology and conservation practice.

Author: Jos Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474275033

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In the last decade there has been a proliferation of landscape writing in Britain and Ireland, often referred to as 'The New Nature Writing'. Rooted in the work of an older generation of environment-focused authors and activists, this new form is both stylistically innovative and mindful of ecology and conservation practice. The New Nature Writing: Rethinking the Literature of Place connects these two generations to show that the contemporary energy around the cultures of landscape and place is the outcome of a long-standing relationship between environmentalism and the arts. Drawing on original interviews with authors, archival research, and scholarly work in the fields of literary geographies, ecocriticism and archipelagic criticism, the book covers the work of such writers as Robert Macfarlane, Richard Mabey, Tim Robinson and Alice Oswald. Examining the ways in which these authors have engaged with a wide range of different environments, from the edgelands to island spaces, Jos Smith reveals how they recreate a resourceful and dynamic sense of localism in rebellion against the homogenising growth of “clone town Britain.”

Nature Writing

Presents a compilation of prose nature writing containing selections by such authors as Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, Edward Hoagland, Annie Dillard, and Terry Tempest Williams.

Author: Robert Finch

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393049663

Category: Nature

Page: 1152

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Presents a compilation of prose nature writing containing selections by such authors as Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, Edward Hoagland, Annie Dillard, and Terry Tempest Williams.

Beyond Nature Writing

Together, their work signals a new direction in the field and offers refreshingly original insights into a broad spectrum of texts.

Author: Karla Armbruster

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813920140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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Ecocriticism, a field of study that has expanded dramatically over the past decade, has nevertheless remained--until recently--closely focused on critical analyses of nature writing and literature of wilderness. The authors push well beyond that established framework with this collection of essays by respected ecocritics and scholars from the literary and environmental arenas.

Literature and Nature

The book includes contributions by writers from all walks of life - men and women of different races, classes and nationalities, each of whom adds a unique perspective to our understanding of the literary representation of the natural world ...

Author: Bridget Keegan

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028631351

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1114

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Literature and Nature exposes students to the tremendous diversity of literacy responses to the physical environment. The selections cover four centuries of the best nature writing produced in Britain and America from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. The book includes contributions by writers from all walks of life - men and women of different races, classes and nationalities, each of whom adds a unique perspective to our understanding of the literary representation of the natural world. Contents include a variety of literary forms, including poems, short stories, non-fiction essays, travel narratives, and excerpts from novels. These varied selections reveal how concern for the environment cuts across differences of gender, social class, education, religion, race, and ethnicity. Literature and Nature provides a wide range of texts, from both well-known and less-familiar writers, and it offers students a broad base of knowledge from which to reflect and respond.

Elemental South

Some featured writers are originally from the South, and others migrated there--but all have honed their voices on the region's distinctive landscapes. Simultaneous.

Author: Dorinda G. Dallmeyer

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820326894

Category: Nature

Page: 153

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Includes a gathering of poetry, essays, and fiction by the region's best nature writers, such as Rick Bass and Janisse Ray. Some featured writers are originally from the South, and others migrated there--but all have honed their voices on the region's distinctive landscapes. Simultaneous.

Conserving Words

Conserving Words looks at five authors of seminal works of nature writing who also founded or revitalized important environmental organizations: Theodore Roosevelt and the Boone and Crockett Club, Mabel Osgood Wright and the National ...

Author: Daniel J. Philippon

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 082032759X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

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Conserving Words looks at five authors of seminal works of nature writing who also founded or revitalized important environmental organizations: Theodore Roosevelt and the Boone and Crockett Club, Mabel Osgood Wright and the National Audubon Society, John Muir and the Sierra Club, Aldo Leopold and the Wilderness Society, and Edward Abbey and Earth First! These writers used powerfully evocative and galvanizing metaphors for nature, metaphors that Daniel J. Philippon calls “conserving” words: frontier (Roosevelt), garden (Wright), park (Muir), wilderness (Leopold), and utopia (Abbey). Integrating literature, history, biography, and philosophy, this ambitious study explores how “conserving” words enabled narratives to convey environmental values as they explained how human beings should interact with the nonhuman world.

Writing Nature

The bulk of this material is a journal that he kept for twenty-four years. Sharon Cameron's major claim is that this private work (the Journal) was Thoreau's primary work, taking precedence over the books that he published in his lifetime.

Author: Sharon Cameron

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226092283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

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At his death, Henry Thoreau left the majority of his writing unpublished. The bulk of this material is a journal that he kept for twenty-four years. Sharon Cameron's major claim is that this private work (the Journal) was Thoreau's primary work, taking precedence over the books that he published in his lifetime. Her controversial thesis views Thoreau's Journal as a composition that confounds the distinction between public and private—the basis on which our conventional treatment of discourse depends.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019

Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing.

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9781328519009

Category:

Page: 384

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Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing. New York Times best-selling author of How to Be a Good Creature, The Soul of an Octopus, The Good Good Pig, and more, Sy Montgomery, selects the year's top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity, and, in the process, uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.

The Norton Book of Nature Writing

W. W. Norton is pleased to announce that The Norton Book of Nature Writing is now available in a paperback college edition.

Author: Robert Finch

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393946347

Category: Nature

Page: 1135

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W. W. Norton is pleased to announce that The Norton Book of Nature Writing is now available in a paperback college edition.

Nature Writing and America

Fritzell (English, Lawrence U.) investigates the unique evolution of nature writing in America--first exemplified by Thoreau's Walden, and later refined and amplified in the works of Aldo Leopold, Loren Eiseley, Edward Abbey, and Annie ...

Author: Peter A. Fritzell

Publisher: Iowa State Press

ISBN: UOM:39015029943597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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Fritzell (English, Lawrence U.) investigates the unique evolution of nature writing in America--first exemplified by Thoreau's Walden, and later refined and amplified in the works of Aldo Leopold, Loren Eiseley, Edward Abbey, and Annie Dillard, among others. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020

These gripping narratives masterfully translate the work of today's brightest scientists, offering a clearer view of our world and making us care.

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780358074298

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. "Scientists and science writers have a monumental task: making science exciting and relevant to the average person, so that they care," writes renowned American physicist Michio Kaku. "If we fail in this endeavor, then we must face dire consequences." From the startlingly human abilities of AI, to the devastating accounts of California's forest fires, to the impending traffic jam on the moon, the selections in this year's Best American Science and Nature Writing explore the latest mysteries and marvels occurring in our labs and in nature. These gripping narratives masterfully translate the work of today's brightest scientists, offering a clearer view of our world and making us care. THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2020 INCLUDES RIVKA GALCHEN - ADAM GOPNIK - FERRIS JABR - JOSHUA SOKOL - MELINDA WENNER MOYER - SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE - NATALIE WOLCHOVER and others