Noted nature writer Ted Williams invites readers along on a year-long immersion in the wild and fleeting moments of the natural world, from winter candy and spring quackers to summer’s scarlet farewell and autumn reveilles. This beautifully crafted collection of short, seasonal essays combines in-depth information with evocative descriptions of nature’s marvels and mysteries. Williams explains the weather conditions that bring out the brightest reds in autumn leaves, how hungry wolf spiders catch their prey, and why American goldfinches wait until late July or August to build their nests. In the tradition of Thoreau, Carson, and Leopold, Ted Williams’s writing stands as a testament to the delicate balance of nature’s resilience and fragility, and inspires readers to experience the natural world for themselves and to become advocates for protecting and preserving the amazing diversity and activity found there.
- Price: $16.95
- Other formats: Ebook
- Size: 5.25 x 8
- Pages: 256
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9781635862836
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In the tradition of Thoreau, Carson, and Leopold, Ted Williams’s writing inspires us to head back out to the woods and explore.
This odyssey through the seasons reminds us of nature’s infinite beauty, wonder, and possibility. Like few books I’ve ever read, it makes you glad to be alive.
How lucky we are to have Ted Williams remind us again and again that we dwell amid magic.
In this marvelous book, you’ll enjoy some of the best nature writing, yes, but you’ll also find yourself paying more attention the wonders of nature that are all around us, every day.
Ted is an accomplished and informed writer who has contributed greatly to the cause of conservation, tackling difficult and intricate topics and delivering intelligent and articulate prose to explain them.
Just as time spent in nature is a restorative for the soul, Williams’s elegant and expressive observations equally reinstate a necessary equilibrium.
by Ted Williams and Verlyn Klinkenborg
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