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American Nature Writing 2003

Author: 
ohn A. Murray (editor)
Publisher: 
Fulcrum
Publication Date: 
2003
ISBN: 
1-555-91353-9

paper, 222 p., $17.95

The 10th anniversary edition of American Nature Writing celebrates Mother Earth in a very special way. This volume features 18 contributions, and many are by women. Each contribution is interesting, and the variety is quite wonderful, ranging from poetry to short stories to essays. One contribution, by 23-year-old Emma Brown, sets the tone for this book, and opens this collection in fine fashion. This volume is certainly a welcome addition in the series, and it proves that nature writing is alive and well in the United States.

Volume: 
5
Number: 
5

Lessons from Mother Earth

Author: 
Elaine McLeod
Publisher: 
Douglas & McIntyre
Publication Date: 
2002
ISBN: 
0-888-99312-9

cloth, 24 p., $15.95

Here is a book that entertains and teaches beautifully. Grandmother takes Tess, her granddaughter, for a walk in her garden. Tess learns that the garden is about nature; if she cares for the Earth, then the Earth will take care of her. Colorful and informative illustrations add to the quality of this excellent book. This is an wonderful way to teach preschool children about their responsibility for the environment.

— Barbara G. Mahany, Volunteer, Library, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
5
Number: 
2

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000

Author: 
David Quammen, editor
Publisher: 
Boston: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2000
ISBN: 
0-618-08295-6

paper, 265 p., $13

An outstanding collection of enlightening and frightening essays has been carefully culled from familiar and obscure American periodicals for this book. David Quammen provides in this book a snapshot of intellectual achievement spanning the field of human knowledge and inquiry. Mr. Quammen takes readers from the subatomic (string theory) to the microscopic (deadly viruses and bacteria) to the planetary (disappearance of animal species and family farms).

Subjects: 
Volume: 
3
Number: 
4
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