In this natural history classic, the author takes the reader on field trips to landscapes across America, both domesticated and wild. She shows how ...Show synopsisIn this natural history classic, the author takes the reader on field trips to landscapes across America, both domesticated and wild. She shows how to read the stories written in the land, interpreting the clues laid down by history, culture, and natural forces. A renowned teacher, writer and conservationist in her native Midwest, Watts studied with Henry Cowles, the pioneering American ecologist. She was the first to explain his theories of plant succesion to the general public. Her graceful, witty essays, with charming illustrations by the author, are still relevant and engaging today, as she invites us to see the world around us with fresh eyes.Hide synopsis
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A helpful guide for the novice in understanding and interpreting "the lay of the land". The author was the retired naturalist of the Morton Arboretum, and also a wife/mother who incorporated teaching/learning into family trips. She opens the reader's eyes to the surroundings.
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