The Lay of the Land

by Dallas Lore Sharp

Description: A series of nature sketches, whose topics range from muskrats building for winter to buzzards nesting in the swamp, written in a way that encourages in the reader the habit of close observation. That the substance for most of the essays comes from personal observation of a small tract of land over a number of years illustrates how much can be discovered through regular observation in all seasons. In the final chapter he urges readers to adopt a similar practice.

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Ages:  12-18
Length:  167 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2018
ISBN:  978-159915-463-3
Genres:  Natural History, Nature Stories

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Table of Contents

1. The Muskrats Are Building
2. Christmas in the Woods 
3. A Cure for Winter 
4. The Nature-Student 
5. Chickadee 
6. The Missing Tooth 
7. The Sign of the Shad-bush 
8. The Nature Movement 

9. June
10. A Broken Feather 
11. High Noon 
12. The Palace in the Pig-pen 
13. An Account with Nature 
14. The Buzzard of the Bear Swamp 
15. The Lay of the Land

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