Green Teasury Author:Edwin Way Teale Whoever has loved the open sky or watched a sunset or been stirred by the singing birds will find delight in this unique book fo the world's great nature writing. — Edwin Way Teale, who has contribued a long introduction in addition to runnin gcommentaries throughout the book, has spent many years in reading the vast literature from many lands ab... more »out nature. From these millions of words he has chosen the more than 181 selections included in GREEN TREASURY. They represent the work of eighty-seven authors. They range through centuries of time and around the globe in space. From Marco Polo tellin gof the fabulous falcons of Kublai Khan to Rachel L. Carson writing of the sea, GREEN TREASURY offers the variety of Nature herself. Never in a single volume has more rich and varied fare been offered to the reader who enjoys the out-of-doors.
Birds, animals, insects, trees, wildflowers, clouds, jungles, storms, the sea, river life, adventure in wild places, the thrill of great discoveries in natural history, fresh glimpses of new continents--all are included. Here, by a Spanish explorer, is the first description of migrating birds in North America. Here are the placid musings of Izaak Walton beside an English stream, magic memories of the Argentine pampas by W.H. Hudson, the charm of fluvial walks at Concord by Hendry D. Thoreau, wildflower hunting on the Tibetan eaves of the world by Reginald Farrer. Here are writings of the great natural scientists, Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace, Alexander von Humboldt. Here are pages from the leading descriptive writers of fiction, Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Herman Melville. Here, in brief, is a bokt hat brings to your armchair all the beauty and strangeness and charm of the outdoors as seen by the great prose writers of many ages and many lands.
GREEN TREASURY is a book that carries you around th eowrld in choice company--with those who have, in varied ways, found pleasure in the out-of-doors. Guided by a modern naturalist, whose commentaries enliven and personalize the works of the different authors, you take part in a global field trip through nature. GREEN TREASURY is a book whose interest and appeal will last a lifetime. Its pages will remain fresh and inviting, no matter how much the world may alter and change.« less