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by David M. Carroll

Swampwalker's Journal: A Wetlands Year download ebook
ISBN:
0618127372
ISBN13:
978-0618127375
Author:
David M. Carroll
Publisher:
Mariner Books; 1st Paperback Edition edition (June 14, 2001)
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Pages:
304 pages
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1450 kb
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1284 kb
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Nature & Ecology
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Rating:
4.2

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Swampwalker's Journal book. David Carroll has dedicated his life to art and to wetlands.

David M. Carroll is the author of The Year of the Turtle, Trout Reflections, Self-Portrait with Turtles, and Swampwalker’s Journal, which won the prestigious John Burroughs Medal. In 2006 he won a MacArthur Genius award for his work as a writer, artist, and naturalist. Carroll has been featured on Today, in numerous newspapers and magazines, and in the most popular documentary in the history of New Hampshire public television. He is an active lecturer and consultant to conservation institutions throughout New England. Библиографические данные.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-277). Vernal pools - The marsh - The swamp - The shrub swamp - The pond - The floodplain - Bogs and fens. The author presents "a miraculous year-long journey, illustrated with his own elegant drawings, through the wetlands, and revealing why they are so important to his life and ours-and to all life on Earth.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-277).

Swampwalker's Journal: A Wetlands Year Paperback – Jun 14 2001. by David M. Carroll (Author). the best kind of book. Swampwalker's Journal is an admission ticket to a secret corner of the world. Book 3 of 3 in the Wet Sneaker Trilogy Series. David Carroll is a genius, madman, a national treasure. I was captivated by David Carroll's. obvious passion and respect for life in all its forms. In my pantheon of nature writers, David Carroll walks on water. Robert Michael Pyle.

The author of The Year of the Turtle provides a year-long journey through the swamps and wetlands, introducing the varied animal and plant inhabitants of the marshes and describing why such habitats are so important to his own life and to Earth's environmental future. 10,000 first printing.

Swampwalker's Journal is a book to be savored, relied upon. Caroll knows the lives of the wetlands so intimately, from first-hand experience over long years, that you know you're getting a privileged glimpse into deep nature.

Swampwalker's Journal: A Wetlands Year David Carroll Houghton Mifflin Company. At first glance, this book did not inspire me to run and get my reading glasses and plop down in the nearest chair, eager to get started. Within a few pages, however, I was captivated by David M. Carroll's graceful, lyric style, his almost superhuman powers of observation, and his obvious passion and respect for life in all its forms. Carroll (born 5 January 1942) is an American naturalist, author and illustrator. He has investigated for the endangered species programs of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Park Service  . 2009 National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction. 2006 MacArthur Fellows Program. 2001 John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing.

David Carroll has dedicated his life to art and to wetlands. He is as passionate about swamps, bogs, and vernal ponds and the creatures who live in them as most of us are about our families and closest friends. He knows frogs and snakes, muskrats and minks, dragonflies, water lilies, cattails, sedges--everything that swims, flies, trudges, slithers, or sinks its roots in wet places. In this "intimate and wise book" (Sue Hubbell), Carroll takes us on a lively, unforgettable yearlong journey, illustrated with his own elegant drawings, through the wetlands and reveals why they are so important to his life and ours -- and to all life on Earth.
Reviews:
  • Zyniam
I really liked this book. The book is a series of short stories, really, each focusing on one of the author's experiences in a different type of New England wetland. Together they make a great whole, but you could pick it up and enjoy reading the chapters in any order. The prose leans towards the poetic, so sometimes it was hard to pick it up and read, but once I did, I also had trouble putting it down! I liked the book so much it made me go out and look for frogs last week!
  • crazy mashine
Love this book,,,.........if you like to read about the natural world and like to read nature journals, you will not want to miss this
  • Anayalore
This book really gets your mind back into nature. The effort on detail yet the subtle explanations enable a biologist or a novice to follow this journey fondly as David treks through various habitats and interacts with biota. As a conservationist with herpetofauna at heart, I greatly enjoyed this book and only wished there were more thinkers and doers like Mr. Carroll.
  • Barinirm
David Carroll is an amazing naturalist who captures the wonder of the areas about which he writes. Drawings are beautifully rendered.
  • caif
Good book, well written and has a lot of valuable information. My family all like it, and we will use it a lot.
  • Hellblade
a perfect book for the armchair naturalist. carroll's skills at observation and illustration are unmatched. more than a field guide, this book serves as a springboard for carroll's cogent ruminations on man and nature.
  • komandante
Mr. Carroll has captured nature as it truly is. Like a fine craftsman he was one with the subject and as an artist he has accurately recorded what he observed and has presented the information coherently. I'm left with an indelible, poignant legacy.
David M. Carroll is one of the finest nature writer/philosophers I've ever come across in my entire reading career. Swampwalker's Journal is a book to be savored, relied upon. Caroll knows the lives of the wetlands so intimately, from first-hand experience over long years, that you know you're getting a privileged glimpse into deep nature. Added to that, he is a truly masterful illustrator, and a graceful, profound writer. I'll be waiting to buy any other book he produces.....