The Art of Seeing Things: Essays

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Syracuse University Press, 2001 - Nature - 282 pages
A collection of essays by noted naturalist John Burroughs in which he contemplates a wide array of topics including farming, religion, and conservation. A departure from previous John Burroughs anthologies, this volume celebrates the surprising range of his writing to include religion, philosophy, conservation, and farming. In doing so, it emphasizes the process of the literary naturalist, specifically the lively connection the author makes between perceiving nature and how perception permeates all aspects of life experiences
 

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Contents

The Art of Seeing Things ă
16
BirdSongs
30
The Exhilarations of the Road ‘
49
Speckled Trout
56
The Crow
73
Farming and Rural Life
82
A Walk in the Fields
95
From In Green Alaska
105
Reading the Book of Nature
164
The Spring Bird Procession
171
The Ways of Sportsmen
181
Emerson and the Pine Tree
187
A Study
193
An Egotistical Chapter
209
The Faith of a Naturalist
221
An Outlook upon Life
232

A Hunt for the Nightingale
114
The Grist of the Gods
135
From The Animal and the PuzzleBox
143
From Under the Apple Trees
151
Wild Life about My Cabin
245
From My Boyhood
260
Waiting
277
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