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eBook Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion Of Seeds And Other Late Natural History Writings (A Shearwater Book) ePub

by Henry D. Thoreau,Bradley P. Dean,Robert Richardson,Gary Paul Nabhan,Abigail Rorer

  • ISBN: 1559631813
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  • Author: Henry D. Thoreau,Bradley P. Dean,Robert Richardson,Gary Paul Nabhan,Abigail Rorer
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Island Press; First edition (March 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 301
  • ePub book: 1230 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1686 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 674

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Faith in a Seed (Limited. He has been been honored as a pioneer and creative force in the local food movement and seed saving community by Utne Reader, Mother Earth News, New York Times, Bioneers, and Time magazine.

Henry D. Thoreau's Faith in a Seed, was first published in hardcover in. . Thoreau's Faith in a Seed, was first published in hardcover in 1993 by Island Press under the Shearwater Books imprint, which unifies scientific views of nature with humanistic ones. With the remarkable clarity and grace that characterize all of his writings, Thoreau describes the ecological succession of plant species through seed dispersal.

Seeds, Natural history, Natuur, Semences, Sciences naturelles, Seeds. The dispersion of seeds - Wild fruits - Weeds and grasses - Forest trees.

Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862; Dean, Bradley P. Publication date. Seeds, Natural history, Natuur, Semences, Sciences naturelles, Seeds. Island Press Shearwater Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana. Uses Darwin's theory of natural selection to describe plant ecology.

Faith in a Seed book.

Published March 1st 1993 by Island Press/Shearwater. Faith in a Seed (Audio CD). Published June 28th 2016 by Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio.

Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion of Seeds & Other Late Natural History Writings (cloth). Published March 1st 1993 by Island Press/Shearwater.

Faith in a Seed: The Disp.

Thoreau, Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings, ed. Bradley P. Dean, fore. Gary Paul Nabhan, intro.

For an excellent discussion of Thoreau’s theory of natural writing, primarily in relation to his journal, see Sharon Cameron, Writing Nature: Henry Thoreau’s Journal (Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Thoreau, Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings, ed.

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Thoreau, Henry D. Published by Island Press, Shearwater Books, Washington, . Condition: Very Good Hardcover. From ReREAD Books & Bindery (Little Rock, AR, .

Faith in a Seed by Henry David Thoreau Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings may at one level serve as a guide to Thoreau’s status as a cult.

Faith in a Seed by Henry David Thoreau. This publication of Henry David Thoreau’s late writings will prompt thoughtful readers to reconsider their places in both the natural and the intellectual world. In the introduction, Robert D. Richardson, J. contrasts the poet-naturalist author of Walden: Or Life in the Woods (1854) with the later Thoreau, the writer-scientist. Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings may at one level serve as a guide to Thoreau’s status as a cult figure, for few authors have had their rough drafts so elegantly produced. Throughout adulthood Thoreau was a prescient observer of nature.

An anthology of Thoreau's later writings on natural history--including The Dispersion of Seeds, which draws on Darwin's theory of natural selection--discusses the role of seeds and seed dispersal in the ecological succession of plant species.

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Cointrius Cointrius
Valuable for fans of the work of Thoreau- in this one you get more facts on nature and ecology- a more scientific slant differing from his output that consists of mysticism and meditation in and on the wild. His writing style still comes through.
Rias Rias
Another great writing by Thoreau
Kezan Kezan
I purchased this book for my husband. He was so very thrilled to receive the limited edition. The paperback version that he already had was used and ragged when he got it, and to have this lovely hard bound edition to add to his book collection was a hit!!
Faegal Faegal
This book contains the manuscript of one of Thoreau's last works, The Dispersion of Seeds. Through his daily walks in the woods, Thoreau became fascinated with the question of how the plants he was seeing became established. A puzzling riddle of the time that local townsmen constantly asked was why when they cut pine forests, oak forests seemed to grow up, and when they cut oak forests, pine forests would take their place. Thoreau was uniquely able to answer such questions, since he had spent years wandering through the forests, taking notes on everything he saw. In this volume, he not only provides answers to the pine-oak riddle, but he also lays to rest the idea of spontaneous generation of plants, which was still accepted in many circles at the time he wrote this book.

This book represents perhaps some of Thoreau's greatest works in ecology. In it, he lays out his own theory of forest succession based on ecological observation and experimentation. He was one of the first to understand forest succession on the American continent, working almost entirely alone, with little previous research in the literature to draw on. Not only is the book a magnificent ecological study, but the text itself is sheer pleasure to read, being a prime example of Thoreau's well-crafted prose.
Cordann Cordann
I really liked the narrator of this book. He has a very clear, and personal style that conjures Thoreau himself. It's like he's telling a story rather than reading a book. He keeps it interesting with different tones in his voice without losing the personal touch. Nicely done.