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↠ Reading the Landscape of America ☆ May Theilgaard Watts
Dec 04, 2020 - 17:50 PM By May Theilgaard Watts

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: 362
  • Format: Paperback

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John Dec 04, 2020 - 17:50 PM
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 of [...]
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zoë Dec 04, 2020 - 17:50 PM
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.
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Jeanne Dec 04, 2020 - 17:50 PM
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.
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P225 Dec 04, 2020 - 17:50 PM
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.
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Carol Cotter Dec 04, 2020 - 17:50 PM
I registered a book at BookCrossing BookCrossing journal 13827435
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Diana Dec 04, 2020 - 17:50 PM
Must read from highschool to senior illustrated and easy to understand.Nice basic info.
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Ann Dec 04, 2020 - 17:50 PM
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.
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Doug Dec 04, 2020 - 17:50 PM
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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Reading the Landscape of America By May Theilgaard Watts 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.

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