By the Light of the Glow-Worm Lamp
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By the Light of the Glow-Worm Lamp  

Softcover
New York, 1998
Plenum Trade
373 p.

Selection and introduction by Alberto Manguel

 
   
 

Three Centuries of Reflections on Nature
This anthology, organized into sections on landscape, birds, beasts and insects and fish, celebrates the keen scientific eye that has been translated over and over again into graceful and meaningful texts in which not only the world observed but the act of observation itself is set down for the common reader.

 
 
Introduction  
CHARLES DARWIN The Falkland Islands
R. B. CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM La Pampa
THOMAS BELT The Atlantic Forest
TWO BROTHERS (ANONYMOUS) The Falls of Niagara
MARK TWAIN Fauna and Flora of Nevada
HENRY DAVID THOREAU Shooting the Rapids in a Batteau
PRISCILLA WAKEFIELD Heavenly Place
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON Three Natural Disasters
PHILIP HENRY GOSSE Hoyle's Mouth
GRANT ALLEN Prophetic Autumn
CHARLES A. HALL A Ramble in May
CHARLES C. ABBOT An October Diary
HERMAN MELVILLE The Encantadas
ANNIE DILLARD Nightwatch
DANIEL DEFOE Crusoe's Island
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS Journal 1867
D. H. LAWRENCE Flowery Tuscany
RACHEL CARSON The Marginal World
CHARLES WATERTON Into the Amazon
HENRY SEEBOHM Birds of Siberia
ERNEST THOMPSON SETON The Wild Geese of Wyndygoul
RICHARD JEFFRIES The Crows
JACQUES DELAMAIN Why Birds Sing
JOHN CLARE Bird Lists
EDMUND SELOUS Bird Watching
W. H. HUDSON The Temples of the Hills
DIANE ACKERMAN King Penguins
EDWARD TOPSELL The Cat
JOHN TIMBS Real Life of the Beaver
THEODORE ROOSEVELT  
& EDMUND HELLER The Bonte-Quagga
BARRY LOPEZ The Narwhal
G. D. HALE CARPENTER Monkeys
J. H. FABRE Three Strokes of a Dagger
MAURICE MAETERLINCK The Secret of the Formicary
VLADIMIR NABOKOV Butterflies
GUSTAV ECKSTEIN 12,000,000 Cod
D. D. CUNNINGHAM Common Fish of an Indian Garden
L. M. BUDGEN Stars of the Earth
Sources  
Author Biographies  
Index  
 
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