thumbnail of book
 

Writing Natural History: Dialogue with Authors
by Edward Lueders
University of Utah Press, 1989
Paper: 978-0-87480-323-5

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC | REQUEST ACCESSIBLE FILE
ABOUT THIS BOOK

Writing Natural History is the edited record of four public dialogues held at the University of Utah in 1988 between eminent writers in the fields of natural history. In these interchanges the writers discussed their traditions, perspectives, values, purposes, techniques, and personal insights. Their conversations, like their work, link the sciences with the humanities in surprising ways, enhancing our understanding and appreciation of both. This volume maintains the vitality of the spoken dialogues and conveys a lively sense of each speaker’s concern with the processes of the natural world and our human position in it.

Half of the authors began as professionals in the natural sciences before becoming recognized for their literary skills; the other half are established writers whose works reflect their vital human affinity with and respect for nature. Writing Natural History will appeal to all readers involved in conservation, nature study, creative writing, environmental issues, the natural sciences, the outdoors, and the ecological politics of Earth.

Authors dialogues feature Barry Lopez and Edward O. Wilson, Robert Finch and Terry Tempest Williams, Gary Paul Nabhan and Ann Zwinger, Paul Brooks and Edward Lueders.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Edward Lueders is emeritus professor of English at the University of Utah and a veteran of WW II. He is the author of The Clam Lake Papers and nine other books. Since the 1940s he has also been a professional jazz pianist.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Preface
    Introduction: The Continuities of Nature Writing - Thomas J. Lyon
    Dialogue 1: Ecology and the Human Imagination - Barry Lopez and E.O. Wilson
    Dialogue 2: Landscape, People, and Place - Robert Finch and Terry Tempest Williams
    Dialogue 3: Field Notes and the Literary Process - Gary Paul Nabhan and Ann Zwinger
    Dialogue 4: Natural History as Literature - Paul Brooks and Edward Lueders
    Further Readings From the Authors

REQUEST ACCESSIBLE FILE

If you are a student who has a disability that prevents you from using this book in printed form, BiblioVault may be able to supply you with an electronic file for alternative access.

Please have the disability coordinator at your school fill out this form.

It can take 2-3 weeks for requests to be filled.




See other books on: Authors | Authorship | Dialogue | Natural history | Natural history literature
See other titles from University of Utah Press
More to explore: Public Opinion