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The Sierra Club Wetlands Reader: A Literary Journey

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Publisher Comments:

The Sierra Club Wetlands Reader is the second volume in the Sierra Club's new series of literary celebrations of the Earth's biomes — the major ecological communities that have shaped the collective human experience.

From the Everglades to Alaska, North America's wetlands comprise irreplaceable habitats for innumerable plants and animals. In addition to being a subtle indicator of the health of the entire natural world, this delicate ecosystem has inspired an extraordinary amount of fine writing.

Included in this remarkable collection are works by influential writers and scientists such as John Wesley Powell, Jack London, Aldo Leopold, Frederick Law Olmsted, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edward Ricketts. From William Bartram's Revolutionary War-era meditation on the wetlands of Florida to Mark Twain's commentary on the flooding of the Mississippi River, we encounter varied portraits of these fertile ecosystems.

In addition to celebrating this ecological community we are reminded of the importance of preservation, as the wetlands are a crucial link in maintaining the stability of a global environment.

Book News Annotation:

Kolakowski (U. of Chicago) reflects on the long-standing Christian debate, how to reconcile the existence of evil with the goodness of an omnipotent God, and how God's omnipotence is compatible with people's responsibility for their own salvation or damnation. He approaches the discussion as an exercise in theology and in revisionist Christian history based on philosophical analysis, touching on the Augustinian Jansenius' repudiation of free will and Pascal's moral philosophy.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Sam Wilson, a writer and environmentalist, is a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences.

Tom Moritz serves as librarian at the California Academy of Sciences.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871564252
Subtitle:
(a literary companion )
Editor:
Wilson, Sam
Other:
Moritz, Tom
Editor:
Moritz, Tom
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books for Children
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Real Estate
Subject:
Wetlands
Subject:
Wetland conservation
Subject:
Wetlands -- United States.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 245-250.
Series Volume:
103-365
Publication Date:
c1996
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxvi, 255 p.
Dimensions:
8.23x5.46x.76 in. .83 lbs.

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Botany » Wetlands
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Natural History » General

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