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Gathers essays by Annie Dillard, John McPhee, Edward Hoagland, Peter Matthiessen, and Barry Lopez
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$17.95. nat hist This is a representative collection of essays and excerpts from longer pieces of 15 contemporary natural history writers. Trimble attempts to present the scope and philosophy of each writer in an overlong, rather tedious introductory essay. Beyond the introduction, selections from each writer are delightful firsthand observations of diverse outdoor scenes, ranging from the mystery of a tiny arctic island as experienced by Barry Lopez to the exhilarating grandeur of Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau described by Peter Matthiessen. Photographs and short biographical sketches precede each writer's contribution. Sure to whet the reader's appetite for more material from these appealing writers. Evelyn G. Callaway-Helm, Sun City Lib., Ariz.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The "choice sampler of this decade's very best nature writing" offers excerpts from John McPhee's Basin and Range , Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams , Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard , plus 12 other stellar pieces from award-winning books, lauded PW. Trimble also interviewed nine literary naturalists vis-a-vis their work practices. Photos.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Gibbs Smith, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0879052406
Book Description Gibbs Smith, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110879052406