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The art of seeing things : essays

Author: John Burroughs; Charlotte Zoë Walker
Publisher: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2001]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
A departure from previous Burroughs anthologies, this volume celebrates the surprising range of the writing of John Burroughs -- religion, philosophy, literature, 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. Book jacket.

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Named Person: John Burroughs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Burroughs; Charlotte Zoë Walker
ISBN: 0815628803 9780815628804 0815606788 9780815606789
OCLC Number: 44669462
Description: xx, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The art of seeing things --
Sharp eyes --
Bird-songs --
The exhilarations of the road --
The bluebird --
Speckled trout --
The crow --
Phases of farm life --
A walk in the fields --
A cow in the capital --
From "In green Alaska" --
A hunt for the nightingale --
The grist of the gods --
From "The animal and the puzzle-box" --
From Under the apple trees --
Reading the book of nature --
The spring bird procession --
The ways of sportsmen --
Keeping the iron from our souls --
Emerson and the pine tree --
Thoreau's wildness --
From Whitman: a study --
An egotistical chapter --
The faith of a naturalist --
An outlook upon life --
Wild life about my cabin --
From My boyhood --
Waiting --
A John Burroughs bibliography.
Responsibility: by John Burroughs ; edited by Charlotte Zoë Walker.


Topics covered in these essays include religion, philosophy, conservation, and farming. The essays seek to emphasize the process of the literary naturalist, specifically the connection the author  Read more...


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"So far as seeing things is an art, it is the art of keeping your eyes and ears open. The art of nature is all in the direction of concealment." - John Burroughs

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