From Blue Ridge to Barrier Islands: An Audubon Naturalist Reader
From Blue Ridge to Barrier Islands offers the first collection of nature writing to focus specifically on the attractions of the central Atlantic region. The selections draw on all the outdoor experiences that have brought people closer to the land: exploration, science, travel, country life, conservation, hunting, fishing. Here are Walt Whitman's musings on bird migrations at midnight; John Lederer's account of the first recorded expedition, with native guides, to the summit of the Blue Ridge mountains; Pendleton Kennedy's reflections on a nineteenth-century fishing trip to Blackwater River; and Tom Horton on serious dangers the Potomac continues to face. From the awe and wonder of the first explorers to cries for conservation from contemporary writers, From Blue Ridge to Barrier Islands gathers examples of our changing views of the natural world and the values we place upon it.
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Design for Nature Writing
The First Expedition to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Notes on the State of Virginia
Annalostan Island and The Great Falls of the Potomac
Views of the Blue Ridge and the Shenandoah Valley
Crossing the Cumberland Mountains
The White House by Moonlight Birds Migrating at Midnight
Where Now Will You Look for Birds?
A National Wildlife Refuge
Spring in Washington
The Chesapeake Marshes
May at Monticello
City in the Woods