Sisters of the Earth

Women's Prose and Poetry about Nature
Author: Lorraine Anderson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400033217
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 469
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Presents an anthology of poetry, essays, stories, and journal entries by Emily Dickinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Diane Ackerman, Ursula Le Guin, Terry Tempest Williams, Willa Cather, and many others who offer a personal view of humankind's relationship with the natural world. Original.

At Home on this Earth

Two Centuries of U.S. Women's Nature Writing
Author: Lorraine Anderson,Thomas S. Edwards
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584651932
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 404
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The canon of U.S. nature writing, like the literary canon in general, has long been male-centered. But as this anthology shows, women’s voices have been there since the early Republic. At Home on This Earth features the most readable and accomplished pieces of nature writing by more than 50 U.S. women authors, from the early 19th century to the present. Spanning a range of genres including memoir, story, journal entry, sketch, and essay, it brings together pieces long out of print by such forgotten authors as Elizabeth C. Wright and Edith Thomas with selections by such well-known and acclaimed authors as Rachel Carson and Alice Walker. Moving far beyond the customary association of nature writing with New England and its Yankee progenitors, the book offers work from across the United States by Jewish, Asian, Hispanic, African American, and Native American women. With its rich diversity in voices, attitudes, and styles, this anthology expands the definition of nature writing, recognizes the specific contribution of women to this genre, and shows their unique relation to the natural world. Designed for undergraduate courses as well as for general readers, the book includes a short biography of the author preceding each selection. A bibliography and list of further reading is included, as well as an index of authors and titles. Lorraine Anderson’s introduction traces for the first time a distinct tradition of women’s nature writing in the United States. Contributors — Mary Hunter Austin, Marilou Awiakta, Florence Merriam Bailey, Fabiola Cabeza de Vaca, Sally Carrighar, Rachel Carson, Denise Chávez, Anna Botsford Comstock, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Terri de la Peña, Annie Dillard, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Gretel Ehrlich, Virginia Eifert, Louise Erdrich, Margaret Fuller, Susan Griffin, Charlotte Forten Grimké, Linda Hasselstrom, Julia Butterfly Hill, Linda Hogan, bell hooks, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Pam Houston, Sue Hubbell, Florence Page Jaques, Sarah Orne Jewett, Josephine Johnson, Diana Kappel-Smith, Caroline Kirkland, Maxine Kumin, Anne LaBastille, Ursula K. Le Guin, Meridel Le Sueur, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Ellen Meloy, Olive Thorne Miller, Brenda Peterson, Gene Stratton Porter, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Sharman Apt Russell, Leslie Marmon Silko, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Celia Laighton Thaxter, Edith M. Thomas, Alice Walker, Evelyn C. White, Terry Tempest Williams, Elizabeth C. Wright, Mabel Osgood Wright, Ann Zwinger

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Beyond Nature's Housekeepers

American Women in Environmental History
Author: Nancy C. Unger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199986002
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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From pre-Columbian times to the environmental justice movements of the present, women and men frequently responded to the environment and environmental issues in profoundly different ways. Although both environmental history and women's history are flourishing fields, explorations of the synergy produced by the interplay between environment and sex, sexuality, and gender are just beginning. Offering more than biographies of great women in environmental history, Beyond Nature's Housekeepers examines the intersections that shaped women's unique environmental concerns and activism and that framed the way the larger culture responded. Women featured include Native Americans, colonists, enslaved field workers, pioneers, homemakers, municipal housekeepers, immigrants, hunters, nature writers, soil conservationists, scientists, migrant laborers, nuclear protestors, and environmental justice activists. As women, they fared, thought, and acted in ways complicated by social, political, and economic norms, as well as issues of sexuality and childbearing. Nancy C. Unger reveals how women have played a unique role, for better and sometimes for worse, in the shaping of the American environment.

Music and the Skillful Listener

American Women Compose the Natural World
Author: Denise Von Glahn
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253006627
Category: Music
Page: 397
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Explores the relationship between listening and musical composition focusing on nine American women composers inspired by the sounds of the natural world

Visions of the Land

Science, Literature, and the American Environment from the Era of Exploration to the Age of Ec
Author: Michael A. Bryson
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813921066
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 228
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"Visions of the Land looks at the period from 1840 to 1970 through the works of seven explorers, scientists, and writers, in order to examine the various ways our culture has viewed nature. In this ambitious work, Michael A. Bryson draws upon a wide array of references (narratives, technical reports, natural histories, scientific autobiographies, fictional utopias, and popular scientific literature), to better illustrate the constantly changing manner in which our culture has chosen to conceptualize nature. Dividing the book into three parts, "Narratives of Exploration and the Scientist-Hero," "Imagined Communities and the Scientific Management of Nature," and "Nature's Identity and the Critique of Science," Bryson discusses the works of John C. Fremont, Richard Byrd, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, John Wesley Powell, Susan Cooper, Rachel Carson, and Loren Eiseley"--H-Net.

Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

A Collection of Approximately 27,000 Quotations Pertaining to Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Cosmology, Darwinism, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Nursing, Paleontology, Philosophy, Physics, Probability, Science, Statistics, Technology, Theory, Universe, and Zoology
Author: Carl C. Gaither,Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461411149
Category: Science
Page: 2867
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This unprecedented collection of 27,000 quotations is the most comprehensive and carefully researched of its kind, covering all fields of science and mathematics. With this vast compendium you can readily conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind's scientific achievements. Approximately 9000 high-quality entries have been added to this new edition to provide a rich selection of quotations for the student, the educator, and the scientist who would like to introduce a presentation with a relevant quotation that provides perspective and historical background on his subject. Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, Second Edition, provides the finest reference source of science quotations for all audiences. The new edition adds greater depth to the number of quotations in the various thematic arrangements and also provides new thematic categories.

Literature and the Environment

A Reader on Nature and Culture
Author: Lorraine Anderson,Scott Slovic,John P. O'Grady
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780205229352
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 440
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Exploring our relationship to nature and the role literature can play in shaping a culture responsive to environmental realities, this thematic, multi-genre anthology includes early writers such as John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, and Mary Austin, contemporary luminaries such as Gary Snyder and Terry Tempest Williams, and newer voices such as Michael Pollan and Sandra Steingraber.

Circling San Francisco Bay

A Pilgrimage to Wild and Sacred Places
Author: Ginny Anderson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595391915
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 240
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"Ginny Anderson is a sure-footed guide, not only to natural treasures in the Bay Area, but to the richness of our inner experience. "Circling San Francisco Bay" brings the outer and inner worlds together. It is a gift to the community of life and a valuable tool for deeper connection-a book that not only informs but also enchants." -Lauren deBoer, executive editor, "EarthLight" magazine "Shamanic naturalist Ginny Anderson takes us to seven sacred sites around San Francisco Bay to gain a better understanding of their connections, and ours, in the complex web of life. This is a celebration of our glorious bioregion, and our responsibility to it-and not a moment too soon." -M. Macha NightMare, priestess, ritualist, and author "Anderson shows us how to find these pillars of our paradise, as we come into a deeper and more spiritual bond with Mother Earth. A numinous, sentient work, and a signpost on the path to true joy in life." -Sandy Miranda, KPFA FM host/producer. "In "Circling San Francisco Bay," a graceful meditation on reciprocity with the natural world, Ginny Anderson shows us that we need look no farther than our own Bay Area greenbelt for the balm that soothes the nerves and feeds the soul." -Lorraine Anderson, editor, "Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature" "Ginny Anderson's tour of Bay Area sacred mountains elicits the fragrance of native herbs, the sparkle of crystal rock outcroppings, and the wisdom of the natives who dwelled in this land we now call home. "Circling" offers its readers exercises to enhance their sensory awareness of specific sites - and pathways to greater methaphorical insights. At every stop, we read the voices of other Circling participants, telling how the wide vistas and meditations on nature's patterns have opened their souls to new understanding." -Debbie Mytels, Associate Director of Acterra: Action for a Sustainable Earth, and a participant in Circling the Bay 1991

Poetic Sisters

Early Eighteenth-century Women Poets
Author: Deborah Kennedy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611484855
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 303
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Poetic Sisters explores the personal and literary connections among five eighteenth-century women poets. Anchored in the work of Anne Finch, author of “A Nocturnal Reverie,” this book explores a female literary network, and emphasizes the range and extent of these writers' poetic achievement and its resonance for the twenty-first-century reader.

Beyond the Aspen Grove

Author: Ann Zwinger
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555662790
Category: History
Page: 361
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The Colorado Rockies are Ann Zwinger's subject in prose and drawing. There, 8,300 feet above sea level, summer is short and winter long and often harsh; it is a place where much of life exists on the margin. In good years the grasses are lush; in bad years, even the mice starve. But it is a land the Zwingers have lovingly explored and recorded, careful not to disrupt the balance of the land, the relationship of plant to animal and of each to its environment.These forty acres, called Constant Friendship after the Maryland land her ancestor settled in the early 1730s, are a place of all seasons, for even in winter there is a promise of spring, and in spring the foretaste of summer. The white of snow becomes the white of summer clouds, the resonant green of spruce becomes the green head of drake mallard ... here part of each season is contained in every other.In beautiful and simple language and with 80 illustrations, Beyond the Aspen Grove tells of meadow, lake, marsh and forest, of algae and dragonflies, of deer and jays that live in the thin clear air of the mountain world.

Among the Isles of Shoals

Author: Celia Thaxter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780914339496
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 188
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A reprint edition of the poet's classic 1873 human and natural history the Isles of Shoals, a group of nine islands off the coast of Portsmo New Hampshire. Indexed with additional photographs and maps.

Paddling My Own Canoe

Author: Audrey Sutherland
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824806996
Category: Science
Page: 144
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"For connoisseurs of wild places of the earth, Sutherland's interaction with the most isolated and spectacular sea coast in Hawaii, on the northeast side of Molokai, is a first-rate adventure." --Christian Science Monitor

A White Heron and Other Stories

Author: Sarah Orne Jewett
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486408842
Category: Fiction
Page: 120
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A nine-year-old New England girl has to decide whether or not she will help the ornithologist who is searching for the rare white heron.

House of Light

Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807095397
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
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This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? —Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (one of the poems in this volume) Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beneath the Second Sun

A Cultural History of Indian Summer
Author: Adam W. Sweeting
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584653301
Category: Travel
Page: 191
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An enduring classic of New England literature.

Wild in the Willamette

Exploring the Mid-Valley's Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas
Author: Lorraine Anderson,Abby Phillips Metzger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780870717802
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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Located between the population centers of Portland and Eugene, Oregon's Willamette Valley boasts rich opportunities for outdoor recreation that are too often overlooked. Wild in the Willamette is a guidebook to the natural treasures of the mid-Willamette Valley, extending far beyond the familiar I-5 corridor. Sprinkled with natural history sidebars and infused with essays by notable local authors, it aims to connect residents and visitors with the best hiking, biking, and paddling opportunities the mid-Valley offers. With a special focus on seven watersheds--the Marys, Calapooia, South Santiam, North Santiam, Luckiamute, Yamhill, and Pudding--as well as the middle portion of the main stem Willamette River, the book describes a range of outings at different levels of challenge. Families with young children, day hikers, long-distance backpackers, kayakers, canoeists, bird watchers, and cyclists alike will find ideas for spending a satisfying afternoon or venturing outside for a multiday trip. Whether choosing a wheelchair-accessible trail, a rugged hike in a wilderness area, a dip in a rocky swimming hole, a paddle on the broad Willamette, or a bike ride through farmland--whether lifetime residents or week-long visitors--outdoor enthusiasts will benefit from detailed notes on the history and ecology of this special place. Armchair travelers will also find reward in the book's literary and natural history offerings. Generously illustrated with maps and keys to the area's many attractions, Wild in the Willamette is an essential guide to the natural wonders of Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley.

The Eye of the Child

Author: Ruth Mueller
Publisher: New Society Pub
Category: Fiction
Page: 225
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A young woman's ability to speak and understand the language of the birds gives her a unique perspective on the dangers that face her world

The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

Author: William Blake
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520256378
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 990
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Critical commentary illuminating Blake's allusions and references accompanies the texts of his poetic and prose works.

Onward and Upward in the Garden

Author: Katharine S. White
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807085615
Category: Gardening
Page: 369
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White, who began working at "The New Yorker" in 1925, published a series of 14 gardening pieces in 1958 when her job was coming to a close. It wasn't until after her death that her husband, E.B. White, assembled this collection. "More than a book about flowers, it is itself a bouquet, the final blooming of an extraordinary sensibility" ("New York Times").