Common Ground: A Naturalist's Cape Cod

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 17, 1994 - Nature - 142 pages
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"In these compassionate, quietly evocative essays, Mr. Finch makes an eloquent case for dealing with nature not just as an extension of ourselves but as a world apart." -- New York Times Book Review

When Common Ground was first published, Annie Dillard praised Robert Finch's essays for "their strength, subtlety, and above all their geniality." New readers will have a chance to discover that Finch's Cape Cod is indeed a wonderful place. The birds, fish, and animals that share the cape's fragile ecology on any given summer day with the human residents are described with the fresh eye of a first-rate nature writer.
  

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User Review  - Dave Belleville - Goodreads

really really good. a couple of the essays are forced, trying to create sentiment where not much is going on, but by and large, these essays are introspective, deep, educational, thoughtful, and touching. i limited myself to one essay/night to keep myself from rushing through it. Read full review

Contents

Night in a Dune Shack
3
Cormorant Ashore
10
Wilderness at the Run
26
Woodcock Flight
52
An Assault of Crackles
83
A Vintage Woodland
115
Good Ghosts
124
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Robert Finch is the author of five collections of essays and co-editor of The Norton Book of Nature Writing. He broadcasts a weekly commentary on NPR and serves on the faculty of the MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. He lives in Wellfleet, MA.

Robert Finch is the author of five collections of essays and co-editor of The Norton Book of Nature Writing. He broadcasts a weekly commentary on NPR and serves on the faculty of the MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. He lives in Wellfleet, MA.

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