Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | May 20, 2015

    Michael Perry: IMG Powell's Q&A: Michael Perry



    Describe your latest book. On Christmas Eve itself, the bachelor Harley Jackson stepped into his barn and beheld there illuminated in the straw a... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Jesus Cow

      Michael Perry 9780062289919

    spacer

On Order

$44.50
New Hardcover
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Biology- Reference

American Women Afield: Writings by Pioneering Women Naturalists (Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment)

by

American Women Afield: Writings by Pioneering Women Naturalists (Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Armed with hand lenses and opera glasses, traveling on foot, by buggy, or model T, they explored thousands of miles of deserts, forests, beaches, and jungles. They were pioneering women naturalists who observed, studied, and experimented, then returned to write up their findings. What resulted were exquisitely written and scientifically accurate accounts of their explorations into natural science--a field long dominated by men.

Marcia Myers Bonta has collected the most charming and sensitive writings of twenty-five women naturalists of the late nineteenth through early twentieth centuries and supplemented them with well-researched biographical profiles. From Susan Fenimore Cooper's early warnings about the profligate use of natural resources to Mary Treat's tenacious defense of her scientific discoveries, from Alice Eastwood's defiance of convention and Caroline Dormon's, Lucy Braun's, and Rachel Carson's impassioned pleas to save the earth, American Women Afield catalogs the determination and devotion of these early scientists and acknowledges their invaluable contributions to ornithology, entomology, botany, agrostology, and ecology.

Each excerpt in this book reveals the important role these women played not only as writers but as popularizers of nature study at a time when very little literature on this subject was available to the general public. Whether scientist or generalist, the reader will discover insights into their methods of field work as they tame wasps, camp out in jungles, climb unnamed mountaintops, or sit patiently in the woods for hours.

Written as a companion book to Bonta's earlier published Women in the Field: America's Pioneering Women Naturalists, American Women Afield adds an additional dimension to female scientific history by presenting the authors' own words. Luckily for the reader, Bonta has scoured libraries, museums, and private collections to uncover letters, out-of-print journal articles, field notes, and selected book chapters from the recesses of academia. Each selection is unique in style, tone, and subject and clearly shows not only the authors' love of nature but their desire to communicate that love to others.

American Women Afield is a charming, informative, and revealing account of pioneering women--mentors whose lives have been forgotten for far too long.

Book News Annotation:

A collection of the writings of 25 women naturalists of the late 19th through early 20th century, with biographical profiles. Writings by naturalists including Susan Fenimore Cooper, Alice Eastwood, Ynes Mexia, E. Lucy Braun, and Rachel Carson recount travels and findings and discuss vanishing species and deforestation. Includes b&w photos.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Armed with hand lenses and opera glasses, traveling on foot, by buggy, or model T, they explored thousands of miles of deserts, forests, beaches, and jungles. They were pioneering women naturalists who observed, studied, and experimented, then returned to write up their findings. What resulted were exquisitely written and scientifically accurate accounts of their explorations into natural science - a field long dominated by men. Marcia Myers Bonta has collected the most charming and sensitive writings of twenty-five women naturalists of the late nineteenth through early twentieth centuries and supplemented them with well-researched biographical profiles. From Susan Fenimore Cooper's early warnings about the profligate use of natural resources to Mary Treat's tenacious defense of her scientific discoveries, from Alice Eastwood's defiance of convention to Caroline Dormon's, Lucy Braun's, and Rachel Carson's impassioned pleas to save the earth, American Women Afield catalogs the determination and devotion of these early scientists and acknowledges their invaluable contributions to ornithology, entomology, botany, agrostology, and ecology.

About the Author

Marcia Myers Bonta is the author of five other books on nature and natural history, including Women in the Field published by Texas AandM University Press. She has published over 200 nature-oriented articles in such state and national magazines as Birder's World, Living Bird, Bird Watcher's Digest, and American Horticulturist. She also writes a column on Pennsylvania natural areas for Pennsylvania Wildlife and a monthly column for Pennsylvania Game News.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780890966334
Editor:
Bonta, Marcia
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Editor:
Bonta, Marcia
Author:
Bonta, Marcia
Author:
Bonta, Marcia Myers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Natural history -- United States.
Subject:
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series
Series Volume:
20
Publication Date:
19950231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 bandw photos.
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Reference
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Natural History » General

American Women Afield: Writings by Pioneering Women Naturalists (Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$44.50 Backorder
Product details 272 pages Texas A&M University Press - English 9780890966334 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Armed with hand lenses and opera glasses, traveling on foot, by buggy, or model T, they explored thousands of miles of deserts, forests, beaches, and jungles. They were pioneering women naturalists who observed, studied, and experimented, then returned to write up their findings. What resulted were exquisitely written and scientifically accurate accounts of their explorations into natural science - a field long dominated by men. Marcia Myers Bonta has collected the most charming and sensitive writings of twenty-five women naturalists of the late nineteenth through early twentieth centuries and supplemented them with well-researched biographical profiles. From Susan Fenimore Cooper's early warnings about the profligate use of natural resources to Mary Treat's tenacious defense of her scientific discoveries, from Alice Eastwood's defiance of convention to Caroline Dormon's, Lucy Braun's, and Rachel Carson's impassioned pleas to save the earth, American Women Afield catalogs the determination and devotion of these early scientists and acknowledges their invaluable contributions to ornithology, entomology, botany, agrostology, and ecology.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.