The Resource Speaking for nature : the literary naturalists, from transcendentalism to the birth of the American environmental movement, Paul Brooks ; with drawings by the author ; foreword by Linda Lear

Speaking for nature : the literary naturalists, from transcendentalism to the birth of the American environmental movement, Paul Brooks ; with drawings by the author ; foreword by Linda Lear

Label
Speaking for nature : the literary naturalists, from transcendentalism to the birth of the American environmental movement
Title
Speaking for nature
Title remainder
the literary naturalists, from transcendentalism to the birth of the American environmental movement
Statement of responsibility
Paul Brooks ; with drawings by the author ; foreword by Linda Lear
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning with Thoreau, nature writers have not only influenced our appreciation of the natural world but also have helped to preserve the American wilderness, from the Maine Woods to Yosemite and the Sierra. Writer and activist Paul Brooks presents narrative portraits of great literary naturalists, offering a 200-year history of the country's movement toward conservation. Profiles of leaders in the fight to protect the environment and safeguard our natural heritage include John Burroughs, John Muir, William Beebe, and many others. A new Foreword has been written for this edition by Linda Lear, author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. "A richly informative book which portrays the nature writers from Henry Thoreau to Rachel Carson who shaped the development of conservation in America." -- San Francisco Chronicle "A brisk and illuminating survey of the naturalists who by their writing moved Americans into the age of ecology." -- The New York Times Book Review "This valuable book reviews the past century of American nature writing from the prose rhapsodies of Thoreau and Muir to the alarm calls of Bernard DeVoto and Rachel Carson...writers who have fought bravely and well and have left us a powerful heritage upon which to build."--Boston Globe "Paul Brooks' gracefully illustrated text, in the very tradition it honors, offers hope that reason and reverence -- the poetry of science -- will prevail." -- Washington Post Book World Dover (2014) republication of the edition originally published by the Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1980. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
VALIL
Dewey number
508.092/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH26
LC item number
.B68 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Speaking for nature : the literary naturalists, from transcendentalism to the birth of the American environmental movement, Paul Brooks ; with drawings by the author ; foreword by Linda Lear
Publication
Note
"Published in Association with the Walden Woods Project, Lincoln, Massachusetts"
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Foreword to the Dover Edition; Acknowledgments; Author's Note; The Paul Brooks Collection; Contents; Introduction: A Century of Changing Values; I "The Two Johns": Burroughs and Muir; II East Meets West: The Yosemite Story; III The Gentle Art of Seeing; IV The Forces of Nature and Man; V A Naturalist in the White House; VI Birds and Men; VII Birds and Women; VIII Figs from Thistles; IX Nature Lovers and Nature Fakers; X The "Old-Fashioned Naturalist"; XI Conservation in Action; XII The Wilderness Ideal; XIII A New Direction; Further Reading
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ocn882551334
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780486795478
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b32157472
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)882551334
  • pebc0486795470

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