By the Light of the Glow-worm Lamp: Three Centuries of Reflections on Nature

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Alberto Manguel
Plenum Trade, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 373 pages
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From ancient Greece to the close of the second millennium, the keen scientific eye has been translated over and over into graceful and meaningful texts in which not only the world observed but the act of observation itself is set down for the common reader. By the Light of the Glow-Worm Lamp represents the best of the nature-writing genre in over three dozen works from the past three centuries.

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Contents

Introduction
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LANDSCAPE
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La Pampa
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