One Day on Beetle Rock

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Heyday Books, 1944 - Nature - 219 pages
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Cultural Writing. Nature. Foreword by David Rains Wallace. Illustrations by Carl Dennis Buell. An elegant and lively depiction of nine animals spending a spring day on Beetle Rock, a large expanse of granite in Sequoia National Park, ONE DAY ON BEETLE ROCK is a classic of American nature writing. Drawing on seven years of close observation and inspired by the work of natural scientists, Sally Carrighar wrote with exquisite detail, bringing readers to an exhilarating consciousness of the search for food and a safe place to sleep, the relationship between prey and predator, the marvelous skills and adaptations of nature. "ONE DAY ON BEETLE ROCK is one of the small, fine company of books that are not merely popular animal stories, or merely scientific studies of animals, but animal literature"--Saturday Review of Literature. B&W illustrations.

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User Review  - Aspenhugger - LibraryThing

This is a lovely book, which I really enjoyed. Some folks have a problem with anthropomorphizing but it doesn't bother me. What was really intriguing is that Beetle Rock is in Sequoia National Park ... Read full review

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About the author (1944)

The late Sally Carrighar published many nature writing books including: "Home in the Wilderness," "A Husky in the House," "Wild Voice of the North," & "Wild Heritage.

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