Unlimited [Science Fiction Book] ↠ Reading the Landscape of America - by May Theilgaard Watts ↠

By May Theilgaard Watts | Comments: ( 231 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

In 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 pioneIn 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.


  • Title: Reading the Landscape of America
  • Author: May Theilgaard Watts
  • ISBN: 9780912550237
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Reading the Landscape of America

  • John

    I once heard a story about a man from the United States who was traveling in India. On the train, he met a woman who would look out over the landscape, and from that observations tell what the conditions of the people living there were, what their challenges were, and what they could do differently to live within the contraints of the land. There was a practical kind of reading that gave one agency to help people live as part of their ecology.This book, by and large, does not provide this kind o [...]


  • zoë

    may watts= 1940's UofC grad/first staff naturalist at the Morton Arboretum near Chicago/founder of rails to trails movementmary oliver-esque"defender of native plants and landscapes in her native midwest""there is good reading on the land, first-hand reading, involving no symbolse records are written in forests, in fencerows, in bogs, in playgrounds, in pastures, in gardens, in canyons, in tree ringse records were made my sun and shade, by wind, rain, and fire, by time; and by animals."


  • Jeanne

    I was born too late to have the privilege of traveling with this extraordinary botanist, story teller, and forensic sleuth. Don't miss the chapter on how islands travel. Anyone born in America before 1960 will appreciate "the Stylish House." But save it for last.


  • P225

    Touching and intriguing essays by one of America's first female botanists. I will never look at a landscape the same way again! Beautifully written. No need to know anything about botany to thoroughly enjoy.


  • Carol Cotter

    I registered a book at BookCrossing!BookCrossing/journal/13827435


  • Ela-Sita

    excellent botany book.


  • Diana

    Must read from highschool to senior. illustrated and easy to understand.Nice basic info.


  • Ann

    A true gem. It will make looking out a car window and traveling to different places a whole new experience as you too learn how to read the landscape.


  • Doug

    The author certainly has a special talent to combine an extensive knowledge of botany with almost poetic prose! Enjoyed reading the landscape of America with her! A good read indeed!


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