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Publisher Comments:

Unexpected Eloquence

The National Geographic archive, long renowned as a mother lode of superb photography and fascinating information, has also yielded the wonderful writing that stands alone in this collection.

From the Field presents a wide-ranging selection of writings by world-class figures: novelists and naturalists, poets and presidents, explorers and adventurers, and pioneers. Each piece is a gem of its kind; taken together they add up to a chronicle of a hundred years of discovery and a capsule history of National Geographic itself.

Here's just a glimpse of the riches that you'll find among the scores of authors and articles collected in this wonderful anthology:

Alexander Graham Bell Aerial Locomotion

Joseph Conrad Geography and Some Explorers

David Lamb: A Season in the Minors

Charles A. Lindbergh To Bogota and Back by Air

Archibald MacLeish The Thrush on the Island of Barra

James Fallows: Vatican City

Diane Ackerman: In Praise of Squirrels

Jane Goodall The Imperiled Mountain Gorilla

William O. Douglas West from the Khyber Pass

Theodore Roosevelt Wild Man and Wild Beast in Africa

Amelia Earhart My Flight from Hawaii

Geoffrey C. Ward India's Wildlife Dilemma

Robert E. Peary The Discovery of the Pole

Willie Morris: Faulkner's Mississippi

William Least Heat-Moon Oregon's Outback

Barry Lopez: California Desert

David Remnick Moscow: The New Revolution

Paul Theroux: Down the Zambezi

Synopsis:

Unexpected Eloquence

The National Geographic archive, long renowned as a mother lode of superb photography and fascinating information, has also yielded the wonderful writing that stands alone in this collection.

From the Field presents a wide-ranging selection of writings by world-class figures: novelists and naturalists, poets and presidents, explorers and adventurers, and pioneers. Each piece is a gem of its kind; taken together they add up to a chronicle of a hundred years of discovery and a capsule history of National Geographic itself.

Here's just a glimpse of the riches that you'll find among the scores of authors and articles collected in this wonderful anthology:

Alexander Graham Bell Aerial Locomotion

Joseph Conrad Geography and Some Explorers

David Lamb: A Season in the Minors

Charles A. Lindbergh To Bogota and Back by Air

Archibald MacLeish The Thrush on the Island of Barra

James Fallows: Vatican City

Diane Ackerman: In Praise of Squirrels

Jane Goodall The Imperiled Mountain Gorilla

William O. Douglas West from the Khyber Pass

Theodore Roosevelt Wild Man and Wild Beast in Africa

Amelia Earhart My Flight from Hawaii

Geoffrey C. Ward India's Wildlife Dilemma

Robert E. Peary The Discovery of the Pole

Willie Morris: Faulkner's Mississippi

William Least Heat-Moon Oregon's Outback

Barry Lopez: California Desert

David Remnick Moscow: The New Revolution

Paul Theroux: Down the Zambezi

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792273943
Editor:
McCarry, Charles
Author:
National Geographic Society
Author:
McCarry, Charles
Publisher:
National Geographic
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Exhibitions
Subject:
National geographic
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
Nr. 21
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9.02x6.12x.78 in. 1.67 lbs.

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Product details 456 pages National Geographic Society - English 9780792273943 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Unexpected Eloquence

The National Geographic archive, long renowned as a mother lode of superb photography and fascinating information, has also yielded the wonderful writing that stands alone in this collection.

From the Field presents a wide-ranging selection of writings by world-class figures: novelists and naturalists, poets and presidents, explorers and adventurers, and pioneers. Each piece is a gem of its kind; taken together they add up to a chronicle of a hundred years of discovery and a capsule history of National Geographic itself.

Here's just a glimpse of the riches that you'll find among the scores of authors and articles collected in this wonderful anthology:

Alexander Graham Bell Aerial Locomotion

Joseph Conrad Geography and Some Explorers

David Lamb: A Season in the Minors

Charles A. Lindbergh To Bogota and Back by Air

Archibald MacLeish The Thrush on the Island of Barra

James Fallows: Vatican City

Diane Ackerman: In Praise of Squirrels

Jane Goodall The Imperiled Mountain Gorilla

William O. Douglas West from the Khyber Pass

Theodore Roosevelt Wild Man and Wild Beast in Africa

Amelia Earhart My Flight from Hawaii

Geoffrey C. Ward India's Wildlife Dilemma

Robert E. Peary The Discovery of the Pole

Willie Morris: Faulkner's Mississippi

William Least Heat-Moon Oregon's Outback

Barry Lopez: California Desert

David Remnick Moscow: The New Revolution

Paul Theroux: Down the Zambezi

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