Hoagland on Nature: Essays

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Lyons Press, 2003 - Nature - 498 pages
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Edward Hoagland is not only one of the best writers of our time; he is also one of the keenest observers of nature and one of the most celebrated essayists. His subjects range from the natural history of owls to the delicious mystery of wolves ("Howling Back at the Wolves"); the demise of the red wolf ("Lament the Red Wolves"); the nature of a bear-stalker ("Bears, Bears, Bears"); admirable qualities of other creatures (in his famous essay "The Courage of Turtles"); and the intricate workings of an old farm's ecosystem. Hoagland's exploration, from the Okefenokee swamp to the brawny Belize River, illuminates both the exotic and the wilds of our own backyards. Hoagland reports from the frontlines of life. He recounts fascinating detail with exacting prose. He's irascible, brilliant, probing, sharp-witted, and brutally honest about himself and the state of the natural world.
No one who admires John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs, and Edward Abbey should miss this definitive collection. It will forever change the way you view the natural world.

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Acclaimed nature writer Hoagland offers a rich collection of 25 essays that records his travels to places that include the Arctic, Antarctica, and his rural retreat in the mountains of Vermont ... Read full review

Contents

The Courage of Turtles 3
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Hailing the Elusory Mountain Lion
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Howling Back at the Wolves
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EDWARD HOAGLAND, one of America's most distinguished writers, is the author of seventeen books, including Walking the Dead Diamond River (page 196), The Courage of Turtles, Red Wolves and Black Bears (page 195), African Calliope, Tugman's Passage (page 196), Balancing Acts (page 192), and Tigers & Ice (page 203). He lives in Vermont and teaches in the English Department at Bennington College.

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