A departure from previous Burroughs anthologies, this volume celebrates the surprising range of the writing of John Burroughs-religion, philosophy, literature, conservation, and farming. In doing so, it emphasizes the process of the literary naturalist, specifically the lively connection the author makes between perceiving nature and how perception permeates all aspects of life experiences.
John Burroughs was a writer and an environmentalist whose work was tremendously popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was a friend and contemporary of Walt Whitman and John Muir.
Charlotte Zoë Walker is a professor of English at the State University of New York at Oneonta, where she teaches courses in nature and literature. She is also the editor of Sharp Eyes: John Burroughs and American Nature Writing, published by Syracuse University Press.