The Book of a Naturalist

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Read Books, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
Originally published in the 1900s, this is a delightful collection of quirky, yet learned, articles on anmals and nature, that were written for the pages of Country Life, The Times and The New Statesman amongst others. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include Life In A Pine Wood Hints To Adder-Seekers Bats Beauty Of The Fox A Sentimentalist On Foxes The Discontented Squirrel My Neighbour's Bird Stories The Toad As Traveller The Heron: A Feathered Notable The Heron As A Table Bird The Mole Question Cristiano: A Horse Mary's Little Lamb The Serpent's Tongue The Serpent's Strangeness The Bruised Serpent The Serpent In Literature Wasps Beautiful Hawk-Moths The Strenuous Mole A Friendly Rat The Little Red Dog Dogs In London The Great Dog Superstition My Friend The Pig The Potato At Home And In England John Go To Bed At Noon The Chequered Daffodil Concerning Lawns, With Incidental Observations On Earthworms

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About the author (2008)

William Henry Hudson, born in South America of American parents, was both a naturalist and a novelist. He chose to serve each of two masters and reached distinction under both. His book The Purple Land (1885) is a story of Uruguay, "the land that England lost." A Crystal Age (1906) is a utopia, a picture of a paragon world. Green Mansions (1904), perhaps his best-known work, is an idyllic allegorical romance of South America. His autobiography, Far Away and Long Ago (1918), has a matchless charm. W. H. Hudson's Diary, 1874: Voyages from Buenos Aires to Southampton contains descriptions of great force and beauty. Hudson is a stylist whose books are rich in beautiful lyric prose. In all his works, he combined a gift for storytelling with a deep feeling for nature.

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