Common Ground: A Naturalist's Cape Cod

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 17, 1994 - Nature - 162 pages

"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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Common ground, a naturalist's Cape Cod by Finch_ Robert We visit the area every 5 years or so and have enjoyed our stays. Essays of interesting subjects: snowy white owls, beach erosion and things ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Robert Finch has lived on Cape Cod for forty years, currently in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He is the author of seven collections of essays, most recently of his radio scripts for his weekly commentary, “A Cape Cod Notebook,” on the Cape and Islands NPR Station, WCAI.

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