[Note: for this online edition I have moved the Table of Contents to
the beginning of the text and added three asterisks to mark breaks
between sections. I have also made the following spelling
changes: latitute to latitude and mountain ash berberis to mountain
THE HEART OF NATURE
THE QUEST FOR NATURAL BEAUTY
BY SIR FRANCIS YOUNGHUSBAND
PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY
AUTHOR OF "THE HEART OF A CONTINENT"
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET
Preface ix x
In his novel Indian Summer, William Dean Howells presents a mellow but realistic story that has the complete feel of that delightful time of the year, although the plot actually spans several seasons. The Indian summer aspect applies to a sophisticated gentleman, Theodore Colville, who has just entered his middle years as he returns to a scene, Florence, Italy, that played an important part in his early manhood. It was here twenty years earlier that he first fell in love, seemingly successfully until a sudden and harsh rejection. Now, after a once profitable career as a newspaper editor has en...
Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell was a volume of poetry published jointly by the three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne in 1846, and their first work to ever go in print. To evade contemporary prejudice against female writers, the Bronte sisters adopted androgynous first names. Marked by profound sentiments, gravity and melodious harmony, the poems are strewn on the fields of soulful love, rueful reminiscence and the immortal yearnings of a Christian soul, and represent a fragrant assemblage of noetic flowers from the glebes of olden England. For those not familiar with the Br...
First published in 1894, this wonderful travelogue by a famed naturalist and conservationist still remains a book that delights and informs its readers.
The Mountains of California by John Muir recounts the author's exploration of the Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, the famed sequoia forests and King's Canyon among other places of immense natural beauty. Written in his characteristic zestful style, with a deep understanding and respect for nature, the book is a treasure trove of geography, geology, botany, biology and sheer love of the magical planet we live in. His descrip...
A six year-old girl named Mary spends Christmas vacation with her parents in the Arizona desert of 1901 or thereabouts.
[Illustration: LITTLE TALES OF THE DESERT Cover]
LITTLE TALES OF THE DESERT
ETHEL TWYCROSS FOSTER, L. L. B.
Member Suffolk Bar
HERNANDO G. VILLA
PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR
LOS ANGELES, CAL.
COPYRIGHT 1913 BY ETHEL T. FOSTER
KINGSLEY, MASON AND COLLINS CO.
PRINTERS AND BINDERS
CHRISTMAS ON THE DESERT 5
Robert Sterling Yard (February 1, 1861 – May 17, 1945) was an American writer, journalist, and wilderness activist. Born in Haverstraw, New York, Yard graduated from Princeton University and spent the first twenty years of his career in the editing and publishing business. In 1915, he was recruited by his friend Stephen Mather to help publicize the need for an independent national park agency. Their numerous publications were part of a movement that resulted in legislative support for a National Park Service (NPS) in 1916. Yard worked to promote the national parks as well as educate American...
Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey (August 8, 1863 - September 22, 1948) was an American ornithologist and nature writer. She started observing bird behavior at a time when most bird study was based on collections and skins. By 1885, she began to write articles focusing on protecting birds. Her introduction of a birdwatching field guide, aimed at living birds, is considered the first in the tradition of modern bird guides. She wrote the first of these at the age of 26, initially as a series of notes in the Audubon Magazine and later as books. In "A-Birding on a Bronco," she writes an engaging mem...