Riverby

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Wildside Press LLC, Feb 1, 2008 - Fiction - 388 pages
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John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an American naturalist and essayist important in the U.S. conservation movement. Burroughs was the most important practitioner after Thoreau of the nature essay. He became the Grand Old Man of Nature.
  

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Contents

Among the Wild Flowers
3
The Heart of the Southern Catskills
37
Birds Eggs
67
Bird Courtship
83
Notes from the Prairie
95
EyeBeams
119
A Young Marsh Hawk
143
The Chipmunk
155
A Life of Fear
209
Lovers of Nature
219
A Taste of Kentucky BlueGrass
239
In Mammoth Cave
261
Hasty Observation
273
Bird Life in an Old AppleTree
295
The Ways of Sportsmen
303
Talks with Young Observers
309

Spring Jottings
167
Glimpses of Wild Life
185

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About the author (2008)

JOHN BURROUGHS (1837-1921) was the author of some 28 books of essays on nature, literature and natural philosophy. Born and raised on a dairy farm in the Catskills, in 1873 he took up residence on the banks of the Hudson River at West Park, New York. His essays were widely printed in such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, St. Nicholas, and The Century Magazine. In addition to Walt Whitman, he counted among his friends such notables as John Muir.

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