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An Almanac for Moderns
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An Almanac for Moderns (Paperback)

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An Almanac for Moderns contains a short essay for each day of the year that contemplates a unique but factual aspect of unbridled nature. According to a review in Nation, this collection of essays manages to "appeal to the ordinary lover of nature ...but the turn of Peattie's mind is poetic and speculative." The New York Times calls this book "a fine and subtle perception ...rising at times to an intense lyric beauty ...a book which the reader will deeply treasure, and to which he will repeatedly return."

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsThe Earth: natural history general Publisher: Trinity University Press,U.S. Publication Date: 10/10/2013 ISBN-13: 9781595341563  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Donald Culross Peattie (1898--1964) was one of the most influential American nature writers of the 20th century. Peattie was born in Chicago and grew up in Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, which sparked his interest in the immense wonders of nature. He studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard University. After working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he decided to pursue a career as a writer. In 1925 he became a nature columnist for the Washington Star Newspaper and subsequently went on to pen more than twenty fiction and nonfiction books in the next five decades. Widely acclaimed and popular in his age, his legacy has been attributed as inspiring a modern age of nature writing.

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