WorldCat Identities

Hay, John 1915-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 120 publications in 1 language and 8,293 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Biography  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH95.7, 508
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The Atlantic shore; human and natural history from Long Island to Labrador by John Hay( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defense of nature by John Hay( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early draft and typescript of book published by Little, Brown (Boston, 1969); notes; correspondence
The run by John Hay( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 1999 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immortal wilderness by John Hay( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primal alliance: earth and ocean. Lines from the Atlantic shore by John Hay( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great beach by John Hay( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the company of light by John Hay( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Company of Light begins at the end of summer in Maine, when the swallows, harbor seals, and shore birds fly ahead of the "mind's ability to grasp them." Hay writes of the profound engagement of migration, and of the seasonal pull that has him restless to join "the great company of life on the planet." Hay's searching, visionary prose details a wealth of late-summer encounters: with a kingfisher providing "a blue opening into space" and with a weasel "made in order to chase its own life to the end of possibility." He returns at season's end to his Cape Cod home, to a landscape he has made his own for fifty years, where he discovers foxfire in the woodpile and the strange bioluminescence of the sunfish, which "carries its reflected light in the dark seas, like the mood between the clouds."
Spirit of survival; a natural and personal history of terns by John Hay( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The undiscovered country by John Hay( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bird of light by John Hay( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way to the salt marsh : a John Hay reader by John Hay( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great house of birds : classic writings about birds( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans have always felt a particular fascination and affinity for birds. With this anthology of notable writings on bird fact and lore, celebrated naturalist John Hay pays eloquent homage to these winged creatures who "come out of a great past to tell us where we are." Here is Alexander Skutch applauding the deft acrobatics of the hummingbird and Richard Nelson describing the wild and beautiful voice of the loon and what it means to the Koyukon people. Annie Dillard
Nature's year; the seasons of Cape Cod by John Hay( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sandy shore by John Hay( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of life along the shores of Cape Cod, covering the different zones of plant and animal life such as the tidal flats or the unprotected shore, and its birds, bivalves, pebbles, and fish
A private history. [Poems by John Hay( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sense of nature by John Hay( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six poems by John Hay( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A private history by John Hay( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind the gap : the education of a nature writer by John Hay( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Hay has been acclaimed as one of the most significant contemporary nature writers and environmentalists. In Mind the Gap, which is at once an autobiographical memoir and a commentary on our place in the natural world, Hay recounts his path to becoming a writer and explores the literary and environmental influences that shaped his interest in nature." "Addressing subjects as diverse as the annual herring spawn, his friendship with writer Conrad Aiken, resident and migratory birds, local wildlife, his human neighbors, and the complex rhythms of life on the Cape, Hay's closely observed descriptions of his surroundings support his insightful comments on nature and our intricate relationship to it."--Jacket
Natural architecture by John Hay( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In the company of light
Alternative Names
John Hay American author, naturalist and conservation activist

John Hay amerikanischer Autor, geboren 1915

John Hay auteur américain, né 1915

Languages
English (101)

Covers
In defense of natureThe runThe immortal wildernessThe great beachIn the company of lightThe undiscovered countryThe way to the salt marsh : a John Hay readerThe great house of birds : classic writings about birdsMind the gap : the education of a nature writer