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Earth Almanac: A Year of Witnessing the Wild, from the Call of the Loon to the Journey of the Gray Whale

Category: Book
Foreword By: Klinkenborg, Verlyn
By (author): Williams, Ted
Subject:  NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / General
  NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  NATURE / Essays
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Published: April 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00in x 5.25in
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From The Publisher*Noted nature writer Ted Williams invites readers along on a year-long immersion in the wild and fleeting moments of the natural world, from winter candy and spring quackers to summer's scarlet farewell and autumn reveilles. This beautifully crafted collection of short, seasonal essays combines in-depth information with evocative descriptions of nature's marvels and mysteries. Williams explains the weather conditions that bring out the brightest reds in autumn leaves, how hungry wolf spiders catch their prey, and why American goldfinches wait until late July or August to build their nests. In the tradition of Thoreau, Carson, and Leopold, Ted Williams's writing stands as a testament to the delicate balance of nature's resilience and fragility, and inspires readers to experience the natural world for themselves and to become advocates for protecting and preserving the amazing diversity and activity found there.
From The Publisher*Renowned nature writer Ted Williams captures the wonders of the natural world in this series of short observational essays that describe the fleeting beauty of each season, from the deliberate flight of a bumblebee to the lush fragrance of wild grapes.