In "Stories from under the Sky," John Madson salutes the outdoor life. These thirty-six essays display his healthy respect for the forces of nature, without diminishing his wry awareness of the foibles of beast, bird, fish, and human.In sections on mammals, the river, and birds, Madson acquaints readers with some real charactersOConot all of them ...
In "Stories from under the Sky," John Madson salutes the outdoor life. These thirty-six essays display his healthy respect for the forces of nature, without diminishing his wry awareness of the foibles of beast, bird, fish, and human.In sections on mammals, the river, and birds, Madson acquaints readers with some real charactersOConot all of them four-footed! Some are old favorites: the raccoon, the otter, the fawn, and the badger. Others are less familiarOCothe demonic shrew, the indomitable dogfish, and the exotic blue heron. Even the OC unlovedOCO come in for their share of attention: toads, waterbugs, wasps, and turkey buzzards. Madson has a yarn to spin about each one. Where else would you find an essay on OC Snake LiarsOCO? Whatever the topic, MadsonOCOs love of nature shines through, be it coon hunting or an explanation of the incredible bird machine. His obvious affection is tempered with the recognition that not everything OC naturalOCO is a pretty sight. All of which leaves readers with a better understanding of life under the sky.a"
Good. 1961 Hardcover 1st illus. 205 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Good Condition in Fair jacket. A couple library stamps inside; shelf wear and discoloring; a couple pages with foxing but a good sound binding. The jacket is stained; creased, a few tears and chips; library sticker on the spine. "Here's ol' John Grindle of de Mississipp-ee! That devil of a dogfish. Meet John and the other true characters from prairie, stream and wood that are in this book-half ounce heller, Sidemeat, and the other savage, amiable, shy, bold creatures. You'll long remember them from these absorbing tales told by one of America's best naturalist writers." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 Pounds. Category: Science & Nature; Inventory No: 133583.
Illustrated by Drawings by Dycie Madson. Good with no dust jacket. The cloth covering the bottom of the book's spine is worn through at the corners, and about 1/4" of the bottom edge of the back cover, t the fore corner, is also worn through. Otherwise minor wear and soil on sound binding. Endpapers are discolored in the gutters. Page 105 has 2 full-length creases, o/w Contents are clean and unmarked.; Medium brown cloth, black lettering. A couple-dozen b/w photos throughout book. NATAURE. A collection of short stories having to do with the natural (birds, fish, reptiles, mammals) inhabitants of the author's world.; 9-1/8" Tall; 205 pages.
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