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  • January 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-94634-5
  • 1135 pages
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The Norton Book of Nature Writing

College Edition

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John Elder (Editor, Middlebury College), Robert Finch (Editor, Spalding University)

 

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

The definitive anthology of nature writing in English, this book has been significantly expanded and is now accompanied by a field guide of valuable resources for both teachers and students.

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    INTRODUCTION

    INTRODUCTION to the 1990 Norton Book of Nature Writing

    GILBERT WHITE (1720–1793)

    1. From The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

    HECTOR ST. JOHN DE CRÈVECOEUR (1735–1813)

    1. From Letters from an American Farmer
    2. From Sketches of Eighteenth century America

    WILLIAM BARTRAM (1739–1823)

    1. From Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida

    ALEXANDER WILSON (1766–1813)

    1. From American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States

    JOHN LEONARD KNAPP (1767–1845)

    1. From The Journal of a Naturalist

    DAVID THOMPSON (1770–1857)

    1. From David Thompson’s Narrative of His Explorations in Western America, 1784–1812

    DOROTHY WORDSWORTH (1771–1855)

    1. From Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth

    MERIWETHER LEWIS (1774–1809)

    1. From The Journals of Lewis and Clark

    CHARLES WATERTON (1782–1865)

    1. From Wanderings in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles

    JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785–1851)

    1. From Ornithological Biography

    JOHN CLARE (1793–1864)

    1. The Natural World
    2. From The Natural History Prose Writings of John Clare

    GEORGE CATLIN (1796–1872)

    1. From Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians . . .

    RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803–1882)

    1. From Nature
    2. From The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson

    CHARLES DARWIN (1809–1882)

    1. From Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle
    2. From On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
    3. From The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

    SUSAN FENIMORE COOPER (1813–1894)

    1. From Rural Hours

    HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817–1862)

    1. From A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
    2. From Walden: or, Life in the Woods
    3. Walking
    4. From The Maine Woods
    5. From Journals

    CHARLES KINGSLEY (1819–1875)

    1. From Glaucus; or, The Wonders of the Shore

    WALT WHITMAN (1819–1892)

    1. From Specimen Days and Collect

    JOHN WESLEY POWELL (1834–1902)

    1. From Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries

    SAMUEL CLEMENS (1835–1910)

    1. From Life on the Mississippi

    CELIA THAXTER (1835–1894)

    1. From An Island Garden

    JOHN BURROUGHS (1837–1921)

    1. In Mammoth Cave

    JOHN MUIR (1838–1914)

    1. A Wind-Storm in the Forests
    2. The Water-Ouzel

    W. H. HUDSON (1841–1922)

    1. My Friend the Pig
    2. From Idle Days in Patagonia

    CLARENCE KING (1842–1901)

    1. From Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

    GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS (1844–1889)

    1. From Notebooks and Papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins

    RICHARD JEFFERIES (1848–1887)

    1. Out of Doors in February
    2. Absence of Design in Nature

    MABEL OSGOOD WRIGHT (1859–1934)

    1. The Story of a Garden

    ERNEST THOMPSON SETON (1860–1946)

    1. From Wild Animals I Have Known

    GENE STRATTON PORTER (1863–1924)

    1. From Moths of the Limberlost

    MARY AUSTIN (1868–1934)

    1. The Land of Little Rain

    LUTHER STANDING BEAR (1868–1939)

    1. Nature

    EDWARD THOMAS (1878–1917)

    1. Hampshire
    2. The End of Summer

    ROCKWELL KENT (1882–1971)

    1. From N by E

    VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882–1941)

    1. The Death of the Moth

    ISAK DINESEN (1885–1962)

    1. From Out of Africa

    D. H. LAWRENCE (1885–1930)

    1. Flowery Tuscany

    E. L. GRANT WATSON (1885–1970)

    1. Unknown Eros
    2. Wave and Cliff

    HENRY BESTON (1888–1968)

    1. From The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

    ALDO LEOPOLD (1888–1948)

    1. From A Sand County Almanac

    JOSEPH WOOD KRUTCH (1893–1970)

    1. Love in the Desert

    HENRY WILLIAMSON (1895–1977)

    1. From Tarka the Otter

    DONALD CULROSS PEATTIE (1898–1964)

    1. From An Almanac for Moderns

    VLADIMIR NABOKOV (1899–1977)

    1. Butterflies

    SIGURD OLSON (1899–1982)

    1. Northern Lights

    EDWIN WAY TEALE (1899–1980)

    1. The Lost Woods

    E. B. WHITE (1899–1985)

    1. A Slight Sound at Evening

    MERIDEL LESUEUR (1900–1996)

    1. The Ancient People and the Newly Come

    RENÉ DUBOS (1901–1982)

    1. A Family of Landscapes

    NORMAN MACLEAN (1902–1990)

    1. From A River Runs Through It

    JOHN STEINBECK (1902–1968)

    1. From The Log from the Sea of Cortez

    LAURENS VAN DER POST (1906–1996)

    1. From The Heart of the Hunter

    T. H. WHITE (1906–1964)

    1. The Snakes Are About

    RACHEL CARSON (1907–1964)

    1. The Marginal World

    LOREN EISELEY (1907–1977)

    1. The Judgment of the Birds

    RICHARD WRIGHT (1908–1960)

    1. From Black Boy

    ARCHIE CARR (1909–1987)

    1. The Lively Petes of Parque Vargas

    WALLACE STEGNER (1909–1993)

    1. Glen Canyon Submersus
    2. Coda: Wilderness Letter

    JACQUETTA HAWKES (1910–1996)

    1. From A Land

    JOSEPHINE JOHNSON (1910–1990)

    1. From The Inland Island

    LEWIS THOMAS (1913–1993)

    1. Death in the Open
    2. The World’s Biggest Membrane

    JOHN HAY (b. 1915)

    1. The Common Night
    2. The Dovekie and the Ocean Sunfish

    THOMAS MERTON (1915–1968)

    1. Rain and the Rhinoceros

    FAITH MCNULTY (b. 1918)

    1. Mouse

    FARLEY MOWAT (b. 1921)

    1. From Never Cry Wolf

    JOHN HAINES (b. 1924)

    1. Moments and Journeys

    MAXINE KUMIN (b. 1925)

    1. Silver Snaffles

    ANN HAYMOND ZWINGER (b. 1925)

    1. Of Red-Tailed Hawks and Black-Tailed Gnatcatchers

    J. A. BAKER (b. 1926)

    1. Beginnings

    JOHN FOWLES (b. 1926)

    1. From The Tree

    FRANKLIN RUSSELL (b. 1926)

    1. The Island of Auks

    EDWARD ABBEY (1927–1989)

    1. The Serpents of Paradise
    2. The Great American Desert

    PETER MATTHIESSEN (b. 1927)

    1. From The Tree Where Man Was Born
    2. From The Wind Birds

    NOEL PERRIN (b. 1927)

    1. Pig Tales

    URSULA K. LE GUIN (b. 1929)

    1. A Very Warm Mountain

    EDWARD O. WILSON (b. 1929)

    1. The Bird of Paradise

    GARY SNYDER (b. 1930)

    1. Ancient Forests of the Far West

    JOHN MCPHEE (b. 1931)

    1. Under the Snow

    EDWARD HOAGLAND (b. 1932)

    1. Hailing the Elusory Mountain Lion
    2. Thoughts on Returning to the City After Five Months on a Mountain Where the Wolves Howled

    WILLIAM KITTREDGE (b. 1932)

    1. Owning It All

    WENDELL BERRY (b. 1934)

    1. An Entrance to the Woods
    2. The Making of a Marginal Farm

    N. SCOTT MOMADAY (b. 1934)

    1. The Way to Rainy Mountain

    SUE HUBBELL (b. 1935)

    1. From A Country Year

    TIM ROBINSON (b. 1935)

    1. Timescape with Signpost

    CHET RAYMO (b. 1936)

    1. The Silence

    JIM HARRISON (b. 1937)

    1. The Beginner’s Mind

    FREEMAN HOUSE (b. 1937)

    1. In Salmon’s Water

    WILLIAM LEAST HEAT-MOON (b. 1939)

    1. Under Old Nell’s Skirt
    2. Atop the Mound

    BRUCE CHATWIN (1940–1989)

    1. From The Songlines

    MAXINE HONG KINGSTON (b. 1940)

    1. A City Person Encountering Nature

    JOHN HANSON MITCHELL (b. 1940)

    1. From Living at the End of Time

    RICHARD K. NELSON (b. 1941)

    1. The Gifts

    JOSEPH BRUCHAC (b. 1942)

    1. The Circle Is the Way to See

    FRANKLIN BURROUGHS (b. 1942)

    1. Of Moose and a Moose Hunter

    DOUG PEACOCK (b. 1942)

    1. The Big Snow

    ROBERT FINCH (b. 1943)

    1. Death of a Hornet

    LINDA HASSELSTROM (b. 1943)

    1. Nighthawks Fly in Thunderstorms

    TRUDY DITTMAR (b. 1944)

    1. Moose

    ALICE WALKER (b. 1944)

    1. Am I Blue?

    ANNIE DILLARD (b. 1945)

    1. Heaven and Earth in Jest
    2. Living Like Weasels
    3. Total Eclipse

    JAN ZITA GROVER (b. 1945)

    1. Cutover

    BARRY LOPEZ (b. 1945)

    1. From Arctic Dreams
    2. The American Geographies

    SCOTT RUSSELL SANDERS (b. 1945)

    1. Buckeye

    DAVID RAINS WALLACE (b. 1945)

    1. The Human Element

    ALISON HAWTHORNE DEMING (b. 1946)

    1. Wolf, Eagle, Bear: An Alaska Notebook

    GRETEL EHRLICH (b. 1946)

    1. Friends, Foes, and Working Animals

    ELLEN MELOY (b. 1946)

    1. The Flora and Fauna of Las Vegas

    EMILY HIESTAND (b. 1947)

    1. Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah

    LINDA HOGAN (b. 1947)

    1. The Bats

    ROBERT MICHAEL PYLE (b. 1947)

    1. And the Coyotes Will Lift a Leg

    DIANE ACKERMAN (b. 1948)

    1. Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall

    JOHN DANIEL (b. 1948)

    1. A Word in Favor of Rootlessness

    DAVID QUAMMEN (b. 1948)

    1. Strawberries Under Ice

    LESLIE MARMON SILKO (b. 1948)

    1. Landscape, History, and the Pueblo Imagination

    JAMAICA KINCAID (b. 1949)

    1. Alien Soil

    DAVID JAMES DUNCAN (b. 1952)

    1. Northwest Passage

    RAY GONZALEZ (b. 1952)

    1. The Third Eye of the Lizard

    VICKI HEARNE (1952–2001)

    1. Calling Animals by Name

    GARY PAUL NABHAN (b. 1952)

    1. From The Desert Smells Like Rain: A Naturalist in Papago Indian Country

    DAVID MAS MASUMOTO (b. 1954)

    1. Planting Seeds

    SHARMAN APT RUSSELL (b. 1954)

    1. Gila Wilderness

    EVELYN WHITE (b. 1954)

    1. Black Women and the Wilderness

    BARBARA KINGSOLVER (b. 1955)

    1. High Tide in Tucson

    MICHAEL POLLAN (b. 1955)

    1. Weeds Are Us

    TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS (b. 1955)

    1. The Clan of One-Breasted Women

    JANE BROX (b. 1956)

    1. Baldwins

    DAVID ABRAM (b. 1957)

    1. The Ecology of Magic

    RICK BASS (b. 1958)

    1. From The Ninemile Wolves

    BILL MCKIBBEN (b. 1960)

    1. From The End of Nature

    JANISSE RAY (b. 1962)

    1. Built by Fire
    2. Forest Beloved

    PERMISSIONS

    INDEX