By Susan Fenimore Cooper,Rochelle Johnson,Daniel Patterson,John Elder
A portrait of her ideas on nature and the way we must always reside and imagine on the subject of it, this assortment either contextualizes Cooper's magnum opus, Rural Hours (1850), and demonstrates how she perceived her paintings as a nature author. often her essays are versions of the way to capture and continue the curiosity of a reader whilst writing approximately crops, animals, and our dating to the actual atmosphere. through lamenting the decline of fowl populations, unique forests, and total biodiversity, she champions protection and invokes a collective environmental moral sense that might no longer start to wake up till the top of her lifestyles and century.
The choices comprise self sustaining essays, miscellaneous introductions and prefaces, and the 1st 3 installments from Cooper's paintings of literary ornithology, "Otsego Leaves," arguably her such a lot mature and completely learned contribution to American environmental writing. as well as a foreword by means of John Elder, one of many nation's major environmental educators, an advent analyzes each one essay in quite a few cultural contexts. short yet convenient textual notes complement the essays. ideal for nature-writing aficionados, environmental historians, and environmental activists, this assortment will notably extend Cooper's significance to the historical past of yank environmental thought.
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Essays on Nature and Landscape by Susan Fenimore Cooper,Rochelle Johnson,Daniel Patterson,John Elder