[PDF] Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul | by ☆ Scott Weidensaul, Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul, Scott Weidensaul, Return to Wild America A Yearlong Search for the Continent s Natural Soul In birding guru Roger Tory Peterson and noted British naturalist James Fisher set out on what became a legendary journey a one hundred day trek over miles around North America They traveled from Newfoundland to Florida deep into the heart of Mexico through the Southwest the Pacific Northwest and into Alaska [PDF] Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul | by ☆ Scott Weidensaul - Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul, Return to Wild America A Yearlong Search for the Continent s Natural Soul In birding guru Roger Tory Peterson and noted British naturalist James Fisher set out on what became a legendary journey a one hundred day trek over miles around North America They travel

  • Title: Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul
  • Author: Scott Weidensaul
  • ISBN: 9780865476882
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul | by ☆ Scott Weidensaul [PDF] Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul | by ☆ Scott Weidensaul - Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul, Return to Wild America A Yearlong Search for the Continent s Natural Soul In birding guru Roger Tory Peterson and noted British naturalist James Fisher set out on what became a legendary journey a one hundred day trek over miles around North America They travel

  • [PDF] Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul | by ☆ Scott Weidensaul
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Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul

About "Scott Weidensaul"

  1. Scott Weidensaul

    Born in 1959, Scott Weidensaul pronounced Why densaul has lived almost all of his life among the long ridges and endless valleys of eastern Pennsylvania, in the heart of the central Appalachians, a landscape that has defined much of his work.His writing career began in 1978 with a weekly natural history column in the local newspaper, the Pottsville Republican in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where he grew up The column soon led a fulltime reporting job, which he held until 1988, when he left to become a freelance writer specializing in nature and wildlife He continued to write about nature for newspapers, however, including long running columns for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Harrisburg Patriot News Weidensaul has written than two dozen books, including his widely acclaimed Living on the Wind Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds North Point 1999 , which was a finalist for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize.Weidensaul s writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including Audubon for which he is a contributing editor , Nature Conservancy and National Wildlife, among many others He lectures widely on conservation and nature, and directs the ornithological programs for National Audubon s famed Hog Island Center on the coast of Maine.In addition to writing about wildlife, Weidensaul is an active field researcher whose work focuses on bird migration Besides banding hawks each fall something he s done for nearly 25 years , he directs a major effort to study the movements of northern saw whet owls, one of the smallest and least understood raptors in North America He is also part of a continental effort to understand the rapid evolution, by several species of western hummingbirds, of a new migratory route and wintering range in the East excerpted from his website

582 thoughts on “Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul”

  1. An excellent view of both the good and bad things that come with our natural areas The author gives a realistic view to what we have done to the Earth, including ripping Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg a new one for their garish tourist attractions He describes the natural beauty and the wonderful conservation efforts being implemented to save our wild heritage He also gives a sobering view of what we have done to our natural lands since we first colonized this beautiful continent If you want a good [...]


  2. Scott Weidensaul follows the 1953 legendary journey of Roger Tory Peterson and British naturalist, James Fisher, of 100 days and 30,000 miles across North America He highlights differences observed, which tend to be a decline of habitat, etc for wildlife of North America I particularly appreciate the discussion on the water problems of the Klamath Basin It is pointed out that the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge is the only national refuge jointly managed jointly by the U.S Fish Wildlife Servi [...]


  3. Between 1982 and 1997, developed land in the forty eight contiguous states increased by 25 million acres meaning a quarter of all the open land lost since European settlement disappeared in just those 15 years I find facts like these mind numbing because I can t visualize what it means Okay, lots of development, nature paved over but what does it actually mean He writes, at this pace, by 2025 there will be 68 million rural acres in development, an area about the size of Wyoming Wyoming is big, [...]


  4. There was life here still and with it, hope p.192 Maybe, but not much Weidensaul uses a trip following Peterson s famous cross country birding trip 50 years earlier to catalog the devastation that rapacious, greedy, numerous, or just plain heedless humans have wreaked on our beleaguered natural environment He touches most of the sad stories over hunting and fishing, water withdrawals, clear cuts of old growth forests, etc Only occasionally, notably in the Pacific Northwest, does he allow himself [...]


  5. Scott Weidensaul has never been on a par, in my mind, with other writers of his ilk not as garrulous as David Quammen or as urgent as Rachel Carson or as hard edged as Gordon Grice This book is of his usual quiet musings on a beautiful but fragile world, punctuated by calm and reasoned pleas to preserve it not, to be fair, a boring or worthless subject, but limp and insipid.In the present book, Weidensaul retraces the journeys of an obscure pair of British nationalists to gain some perspective [...]


  6. Recounting his journey retracing the 1950s footsteps of a pair of birders naturalists who traveled around North America in search of its wild lands, Weidensaul has penned a quiet but fervent paen and plea a paen to the wonderful wild lands that still exist, despite the odds, throughout North America, and a plea to protect and nurture those same lands At times depressing from its contemplation of the damage we have done to the land and wildlife, the book still manages to maintain a muted optimism [...]


  7. I am enjoying this book also The previous book on Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Covers some mid century American history, and so does this book Amazing are the amount of change that has occurred in the last 50 60 years In the case of the previous book, patient rights, and healthcare in our culture In this book, the dramatic changes in landscape, wilderness, and ecology, as well as the norms today versus then How commonplace pollution was, and stripping the land of nature w [...]


  8. Weidensaul retraces the original Wild America tour taken by Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher Ultimately hopeful, with some white knuckle parts about global warming and the changes that have come with human introduced species I ve never read the original, so I don t know how this one compares Weidensaul s a good writer and an amusing one, but one never loses sight of the fact that his overwhelming passion is birds.


  9. I enjoyed how he related what he saw to Wild America, so that you don t have to read that one as well, unless you want to The writing was also well done and you could almost imagine yourself being there as well At times, it did leave me feeling disheartened, but overall, I enjoyed reading this book, and will probably be going back to it again.


  10. I think that this book was very interesting I liked to read it when I was frustrated with schoolwork Weidensaul produces a story with great imagery I could smell the sea salt on the Aleutians It also provided a very interesting historical perspective on what we ve gained and what we ve lost environmentally.


  11. It gives me hope that there are still bits of the wild being preserved in America The traveling that needed to take place for this trip was a great opportunity and I would love to see a fraction of the places mentioned I actually met the author and listened to a presentation and he is as candid in person and easy to listen to as the book was easy to read.


  12. This along with the book that inspired it, Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher s Wild America is one of the best books I ve read in awhile a hopeful yet sobering picture of conversation efforts in the face of overdevelopment and refusal to take climate change seriously.




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