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By the light of the glow-worm lamp : three centuries of reflections on nature

Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: New York : Plenum Trade, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the best of nature writing, including literary essays and fiction, in over three dozen works from the past three centuries.
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Genre/Form: Anthologies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 0306459922 9780306459924 0306459914 9780306459917
OCLC Number: 39348000
Description: ix, 373 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Falkland Islands / Charles Darwin --
La Pampa / R.B. Cunninghame Graham --
The Atlantic forest / Thomas Belt --
The falls of Niagara / Two brothers (anonymous) --
Fauna and flora of Nevada / Mark Twain --
Shooting the rapids in a batteau / Henry David Thoreau --
Heavenly place / Priscilla Wakefield --
Three natural disasters / John James Audubon --
Hoyle's mouth / Philip Henry Gosse --
Prophetic autumn / Grant Allen --
A ramble in May / Charles A. Hall --
An October diary / Charles C. Abbot --
The Encantadas / Herman Melville --
Nightwatch / Annie Dillard --
Crusoe's Island / Daniel Defoe --
Journal 1866 / Gerard Manley Hopkins --
Flowery Tuscany / D.H. Lawrence --
The marginal world / Rachel Carson --
Into the Amazon / Charles Waterton --
Birds of Siberia / Henry Seebohm --
The wild geese of Wyndygoul / Ernest Thompson Seton --
The crows / Richard Jeffries --
Why birds sing / Jacques Delamain --
Bird lists / John Clare --
Bird watching / Edmund Selous --
The temples of the hills / W.H. Hudson --
King penguins / Diane Ackerman --
The cat / Edward Topsell --
Real life of the beaver / John Timbs --
The Bonte-Quagga / Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Heller --
The narwhal / Barry Lopez --
Monkeys / G.D. Hale Carpenter --
Three strokes of a dagger / J.H. Fabre --
The secret of the formicary / Maurice Maeterlinck --
Butterflies / Vladimir Nabokov --
12,000,000 cod / Gustav Eckstein --
Common fish of an Indian garden / D.D. Cunningham --
Stars of the Earth / L.M. Budgen.
Responsibility: edited by Alberto Manguel.
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