Donald Culross Peattie
- Title: The Road of a Naturalist
- Author: Donald Culross Peattie
- ISBN: 9780839828907
- Page: 172
- Format: Paperback
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One of my favourite, most treasured books. Far more than glorious nature writing. So so beautiful. Why he and his work are not better known and appreciated is beyond me.
I recently picked up a deeply discounted copy of this book by Donald Peattie. Had never heard of the book or the man, but what a find. Written in 1941, this is truly poetic prose that not only brings life to the study and love of the natural world, but develops a serious life-affirming philosophy as well. It is hard to believe that such wonderful works are out there, essentially forgotten. Not for everyone, but for the chosen few a terrific read! From Trinity University Press, San Antonio.
i got into peattie through his wonderful tree identification books A Natural History of North American Trees where one comes upon gems of history,lyricism and geographyinking this book here would be more of the same was a mistake. while there is a flood of bird, flower, mineral, and animal 'facts', these collected essays of him decompressing from wwii, going to haavard, first discovering the western usa, are too florid and not that informative. plus he kills a rattlesnake with a hoe. what kind o [...]
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