Literature and the Environment A Reader on Nature and Culture

ISBN-10: 0205229352
ISBN-13: 9780205229352
Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 7/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

SCOTT SLOVIC is Professor of Literature and Environment and chair of the graduate program in literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the author of numerous articles on eco-criticism and has authored or edited ten books including "The ISLE Reader: Ecocriticsm, 1993-2003".

Contents by Genre
To the Student
To the Instructor
The Human Animal
Our notions of nature start with how we see ourselves and other creatures
Our Animal Selves
What is wild and instinctual in our nature, and how do we respond to it?
How does this response influence our relations with the outer world?
The Honey Tree
Clambering up a tree in search of honey, the writer exalts in the joy of bodily appetite
Smell!
The poet quizzes his nose on its undomesticated and impolite urges
Living Like Weasels
A startling encounter with a weasel reminds Dillard of the wisdom of living purely in the senses
Irregular Flight
In pursuit of a bird rarely seen in the vicinity, two scientists experience their own mysterious flights of desire
Snow Day
Two city women follow the deeper stirrings of their bodies and taste the sweet earth that raised them
Marking My Territory
The author resorts to a crude method to express his distaste for an oversized home encroaching on the wilds next to where he lives
Collecting Myself
A seed-and-plant collector recalls the wild, free life she enjoyed on her excursions into the field
To Build a Fire
A man traveling in the Yukon on a bitterly cold day pays the price of ignoring his dog�s and his own instinctual wisdom
Human Traits in the Animals
The first popularizer of the nature essays reflects on the extent to which animals share with us �the ground or basement story of the house of life.�
Driving from Oregon to
Waiting at the watering
What is the effect of ou
An elderly woman in rural New
Alone in a high mountain meado

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