Making the Right Connections: A Guide for Nature Writers
Written for interpretive professionals and students, this is "a guide for anyone who wants to write nature columns and articles that are read by other people."
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adjectives Aldo Leopold avoid basic birds cattail changed clearer column Commas separate confusing constructions deﬁnition Dover Books easier Edited Edward Abbey Edwin Way Teale elements especially example experience facts ﬁeld Field Guide Series ﬁll ﬁlled ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst draft ﬁt ﬂat ﬂow ﬂowers Golden Field Guide Golden Press Harper and Row Houghton-Mifflin idea or clause illustrations images impact interesting interpretive writing involves the reader John McPhee language look main clauses Mary Leister meaning ment metaphors Michael Gross modiﬁers nature Nature’s nouns organization overuse paragraph parallel passive voice pattern Peterson Field Guide phrases plants pronouns punctuation reader’s attention Reﬂections relate remember rewrite rhythm Roger Tory Peterson Rudolf Flesch sentence short simple speciﬁc spring Stevens Point tell tence Theilgaard Watts things thought tion topic tree understanding verb words WRITING SAMPLER writing style