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Naturalist

Naturalist

  • Author: Edward O. Wilson
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 9781597260886
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 394
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The author, a professor of entomology at Harvard, looks back on his life, education, and career, and discusses his work.

The Naturalist

The Naturalist

Theodore Roosevelt, A Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History

  • Author: Darrin Lunde
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307464326
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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A captivating new account of how Theodore Roosevelt’s lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America’s wildlife conservation movement and determined his legacy as a founding father of today’s museum naturalism No U.S. president is more popularly associated with nature and wildlife than is Theodore Roosevelt—prodigious hunter, tireless adventurer, and ardent conservationist. We think of him as a larger-than-life original, yet in The Naturalist, Darrin Lunde has firmly situated Roosevelt’s indomitable curiosity about the natural world in the tradition of museum naturalism. As a child, Roosevelt actively modeled himself on the men (including John James Audubon and Spencer F. Baird) who pioneered this key branch of biology by developing a taxonomy of the natural world—basing their work on the experiential study of nature. The impact that these scientists and their trailblazing methods had on Roosevelt shaped not only his audacious personality but his entire career, informing his work as a statesman and ultimately affecting generations of Americans’ relationship to this country’s wilderness. Drawing on Roosevelt’s diaries and travel journals as well as Lunde’s own role as a leading figure in museum naturalism today, The Naturalist reads Roosevelt through the lens of his love for nature. From his teenage collections of birds and small mammals to his time at Harvard and political rise, Roosevelt’s fascination with wildlife and exploration culminated in his triumphant expedition to Africa, a trip which he himself considered to be the apex of his varied life. With narrative verve, Lunde brings his singular experience to bear on our twenty-sixth president’s life and constructs a perceptively researched and insightful history that tracks Roosevelt’s maturation from exuberant boyhood hunter to vital champion of serious scientific inquiry. From the Hardcover edition.

Notes From The Naturalist

Notes From The Naturalist

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Torrey PInes Docent Society
  • ISBN: N.A
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Ontario Naturalist

Ontario Naturalist

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Natural history
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Life and Adventures of Audubon the Naturalist

Life and Adventures of Audubon the Naturalist

  • Author: Robert Buchanan,John James Audubon
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1596050543
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 360
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The man's heart was restless; otherwise he would never have achieved so much. He must wander, he must vagabondize, he must acquire; he was never quite easy at the hearth. His love for nature was passionate indeed, pursuing him in all r -Robert Buchanan in the Editor's Preface This edited version of the diaries of John James Audubon reveals the ambitions, achievements, and personal life of the premiere wildlife artist of North America birds. First published in 1869, the book covers his coming to America, the difficulties he ROBERT BUCHANAN (1841-1901) was born in England and educated in Glasgow. As a young man, he was a regular on the literary scene in London, where he was a regular contributor to the city's periodicals. He authored numerous poems, novels, and stage

The Naturalist

The Naturalist

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
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Naturalism and Naturalist Elements in Jack London's Short Story “To Build a Fire” (1908)

Naturalism and Naturalist Elements in Jack London's Short Story “To Build a Fire” (1908)

  • Author: Stephan Katzbichler
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3656505039
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 15
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English - History of Literature, Eras, grade: 1,0, University of Passau, course: American Short Stories, language: English, abstract: The short story “To Build a Fire” written by Jack London was first published in 1908 and is seen as a “masterpiece of short fiction” (Reesman 39) and “his best short story” (Peterson 3). Jack London demonstrates in “To Build a Fire” a “strong narration, fresh fictional subject, and ability to create atmosphere” (Nuernberg XXXII). The story is furthermore claimed as his “most often cited example for naturalism” (Reesman 39), which came up in the 1880s and lasted until the 1940s. This literary movement is seen as an outgrowth of Realism with the addition of pessimistic determinism and was influenced by Social Darwinism (cf. Campbell). Thus the most characteristic for naturalist stories is the fact that people are helpless victims of unchangeable natural laws, a harsh environment and their inner “animal drives”. These attributes and the naturalist typical „man vs. nature‟-theme can also be found in “To Build a Fire” and other stories by Jack London, which is one of the most famous representative of naturalism. In the following pages the typical characteristics of stories written during the literary movement naturalism will be explained. Afterwards these elements will be pointed out in Jack London‟s story “To Build a Fire”. Last but not least, the question, whether “To Build a Fire” can be indicated as an example for naturalism will be discussed and finally answered.

The Naturalist in Britain

The Naturalist in Britain

A Social History

  • Author: David Elliston Allen
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691036328
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 270
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At once a major resource for historians of science and an excellent introduction to natural history for the general reader, David Allen's The Naturalist in Britain established a precedent for investigating natural history as a social phenomenon. Here the author traces the evolution of natural history from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, from the "herbalizings" of apprentice apothecaries to the establishment of national reserves and international societies to the emergence of natural history as an organized discipline. Along the way he describes the role of scientific ideas, popular fashion, religious motivations, literary influences, the increase of leisure time and disposable income, and the tendency of like-minded persons to form clubs. His comprehensive and entertaining discussion creates a vibrant portrait of a scientific movement inextricably woven into a particular culture.

The Naturalist

The Naturalist

  • Author: Andrew Mayne
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
  • ISBN: 9781477824245
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 380
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Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop. As a computational biologist, Theo is more familiar with digital code and microbes than the dark arts of forensic sleuthing. But a field trip to Montana suddenly lands him in the middle of an investigation into the bloody killing of one of his former students. As more details, and bodies, come to light, the local cops determine that the killer is either a grizzly gone rogue...or Theo himself. Racing to stay one step ahead of the police, Theo must use his scientific acumen to uncover the killer. Will he be able to become as cunning as the predator he hunts--before he becomes its prey?

David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work

David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work

An Illustrated Exploration Across Two Centuries in the Pacific Northwest

  • Author: Jack Nisbet
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • ISBN: 1570618305
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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During a meteoric career that spanned from 1825 to 1834, David Douglas made the first systematic collections of flora and fauna over many parts of the greater Pacific Northwest. Despite his early death, colleagues in Great Britain attached the Douglas name to more than 80 different species, including the iconic timber tree of the region. David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work is a colorfully illustrated collection of essays that examines various aspects of Douglas's career, demonstrating the connections between his work in the Pacific Northwest of the 19th century and the place we know today. From the Columbia River's perilous bar to luminous blooms of mountain wildflowers; from ever-changing frontiers of technology to the quiet seasonal rhythms of tribal families gathering roots, these essays collapse time to shed light on people and landscapes. This volume is the companion book to a major museum exhibit about Douglas's Pacific Northwest travels that will open at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Spokane in September 2012. From the Hardcover edition.