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The Sierra Club wetlands reader : a literary companion

Author: Sam Wilson; Tom Moritz; Sierra Club.
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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From the Everglades to Alaska, North America's wetlands comprise irreplaceable habitats for innumerable plants and animals. In addition to being a subtle indicator of the health of the entire natural world, this delicate ecosystem has inspired an extraordinary amount of fine writing. Included in this remarkable collection are works by influential writers and scientists such as John Wesley Powell, Jack London, Aldo  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Wilson; Tom Moritz; Sierra Club.
ISBN: 0871564254 9780871564252
OCLC Number: 32051946
Description: xxvi, 255 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Wetlands of North America / William A. Niering --
Travels / William Bartram --
The Everglades: River of Grass / Marjory Stoneman Douglas --
History of Okefenokee Swamp / A.S. McQueen and Hamp Mizell --
Turtle Ways / Allen Chesser --
The Great Dismal / Bland Simpson --
The Lake of the Dismal Swamp / Thomas Moore --
Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp / Harriet Beecher Stowe --
Journal / Henry David Thoreau --
Life and Death of the Salt Marsh / John Teal and Mildred Teal --
Proposals to the parks commissions of Boston, Buffalo, and Chicago / Frederick Law Olmsted --
Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) --
Clandeboye, Manitoba / Aldo Leopold --
Journal of a Prairie Year / Paul Gruchow --
Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries / John Wesley Powell --
Tales of the Fish Patrol / Jack London --
Between Pacific Tides / Edward L. Ricketts and Jack Calvin --
Ken Ward in the Jungle / Zane Grey.
Other Titles: Wetlands reader
Responsibility: edited by Sam Wilson and Tom Moritz.
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From the Everglades to Alaska, North America's wetlands comprise irreplaceable habitats for innumerable plants and animals. In addition to being a subtle indicator of the health of the entire natural world, this delicate ecosystem has inspired an extraordinary amount of fine writing. Included in this remarkable collection are works by influential writers and scientists such as John Wesley Powell, Jack London, Aldo Leopold, Frederick Law Olmsted, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edward Ricketts. From William Bartram's Revolutionary War - era meditation on the wetlands of Florida to Mark Twain's commentary on the flooding of the Mississippi River, we encounter varied portraits of these fertile ecosystems. In addition to celebrating this ecological community we are reminded of the importance of preservation, as the wetlands are a crucial link in maintaining the stability of a global environment.

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