John James Audubon (Dodo Press)
By (author) John Burroughs
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John James Audubon (Dodo Press) by John Burroughs
Book DescriptionJohn Burroughs (1837-1921) was an American naturalist and essayist. He played an important role in the evolution of the U. S. conservation movement. According to biographers at the American Memory project at the Library of Congress, John Burroughs was the most important practitioner after Thoreau of that especially American literary genre, the nature essay. By the turn of the century he had become a virtual cultural institution in his own right: the Grand Old Man of Nature at a time when the American romance with the idea of nature, and the American conservation movement, had come fully into their own. His extraordinary popularity and popular visibility were sustained by a prolific stream of essay collections, beginning with Wake-Robin in 1871. In the words of his biographer Edward Renehan, Burroughs's special identity was less that of a scientific naturalist than that of "a literary naturalist with a duty to record his own unique perceptions of the natural world. " His most famous works include: Winter Sunshine (1875), Locusts and Wild Honey (1879), The Writings of John Burroughs (1895) and Far and Near (1904).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781406590104
(229mm x 152mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Burroughs
Camping and Tramping with Roosevelt, Paperback (May 2017)
The renowned naturalist offers delightful reminiscences of Theodore Roosevelt and their shared joy in the wildlife and geologic wonders of Yosemite. Includes a second essay, in which Burroughs visits Sagamore Hill.
Wake-Robin, Paperback (March 2017)
This 1871 collection of essays by the distinguished American naturalist combines scientific accuracy with poetic expression. Burroughs' close observations focus on birds, particularly those of the Adirondack and Washington, D.C. regions.
Gospel of Nature, Hardback (October 2015)View all books by John Burroughs
"The gospel of nature is a chapter from Time and change ... it was first published in 1912"--Title page verso.
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