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Zwinger, Ann

Overview
Works: 54 works in 134 publications in 2 languages and 8,450 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Pictorial works  Popular works  Records and correspondence  Biography  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: GC21, 551.46
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ann Zwinger
Land above the trees; a guide to American alpine tundra by Ann Zwinger( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North America, tundra plants, tundra ecology, mountain ecology
The mysterious lands : a naturalist explores the four great deserts of the Southwest by Ann Zwinger( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and French and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines four great desert regions in the American West--the Chihuahuan, the Sonoran, the Mojave, and Nevada's Great Basin
Beyond the aspen grove by Ann Zwinger( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Zwiger tells in beautiful and simple language, illustrated by her own superb drawings, of forty acres of meadow, lake, marsh and forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado - of the algae and dragonflies, of deer and jays that live in the clear air at 8,300 feet above sea level. Here summer is short and winter long and often harsh, and much of life exists on the margin: in good years the grasses are lush; in bad years even the mice starve. But always it is a place of all seasons
Wind in the rock by Ann Zwinger( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Run, river, run : a naturalist's journey down one of the great rivers of the West by Ann Zwinger( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conscious stillness : two naturalists on Thoreau's rivers by Ann Zwinger( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A desert country near the sea : a natural history of the Cape region of Baja California by Ann Zwinger( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nearsighted naturalist by Ann Zwinger( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together work from more than two decades in Ann Zwinger's distinguished career as a natural history writer. From the Indiana landscape of her youth to her Colorado mountain retreat, from Arizona's Aravaipa Canyon to New Zealand's Kapiti Island, Zwinger leads an ever-widening armchair tour of natural places both ordinary and astonishing
Writing the Western landscape by Mary Austin( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early twentieth-century works of Mary Austin and John Muir are nature-writing classics. Midwesterners by birth, Austin and Muir both adopted the American West as their home and wrote about its grand and wild landscapes in ways that came to define the genre of western nature writing. Here, for the first time in a single volume, are excerpts from both writers' work: Austin's Earth Horizon and The Land of Journeys' Ending and Muir's The Grand Canon of the Colorado and Travels in Alaska. An introduction by Ann Zwinger provides literary analysis and biographical context and explores the two writers' influence on a tradition of western nature writing that continues today
The sea around us by Rachel Carson( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on The New York Times best-seller list, where it enjoyed wide attention for thirty-one consecutive weeks. It remained on the list for more than a year and a half and ultimately sold well over a million copies, has been translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the 1952 National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal. This classic work remains as fresh today as when it first appeared. Carson's writing teems with stunning, memorable images--the newly formed Earth cooling beneath an endlessly overcast sky; the centuries of nonstop rain that created the oceans; giant squids battling sperm whales hundreds of fathoms below the surface; and incredibly powerful tides moving 100 billion tons of water daily in the Bay of Fundy. Quite simply, she captures the mystery and allure of the ocean with a compelling blend of imagination and expertise. Reintroducing a classic work to a whole new generation of readers, this Special Edition features a new chapter written by Jeffrey Levinton, a leading expert in marine ecology, that brings the scientific side of The Sea Around Us completely up to date. Levinton incorporates the most recent thinking on continental drift, coral reefs, the spread of the ocean floor, the deterioration of the oceans, mass extinction of sea life, and many other topics. In addition, acclaimed nature writer Ann Zwinger has contributed a brief foreword. Today, with the oceans endangered by the dumping of medical waste and ecological disasters such as the Exxon oil spill in Alaska, this illuminating volume provides a timely reminder of both the fragility and the importance of the ocean and the life that abounds within it. Anyone who loves the sea, or who is concerned about our natural environment, will want to read this classic work
John Xántus, the Fort Tejon letters, 1857-1859 by János Xántus( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Run, river, run : a naturalist's journey down one of the great rivers of the American West by Ann Zwinger( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author follows the Green River from its source in Wyoming to its confluence with the Colorado, documenting its geology, flora and fauna, and human and natural history
Women in wilderness : writings and photographs( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yosemite : valley of thunder by Ann Zwinger( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the forested landscape : a natural history of New England by Tom Wessels( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the forest in New England from the Ice Age to current challenges
Into the field : a guide to locally focused teaching by Clare Walker Leslie( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides curriculum ideas for engaging students in the natural and cultural history of their communities
Spanish Peaks : land and legends by Conger Beasley( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish Peaks stand alone some distance from the main cordillera of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, south of Pueblo, Colorado. The towering twin mountains have served as beacons for Native Americans, Spaniards, trappers, traders, travelers on the Santa Fe trail, miners, and homesteaders. Spanish Peaks shares the legends the mountains have inspired and tells of the peoples drawn to the peaks' shelter. Author Conger Beasley Jr. and photographer Barbara Sparks portray the people who struggle to sustain their lives here and document traditional events such as the Ute Bear Dance and Holy Week among the penitentes of Huerfano Church. Beasley's vivid writing and Sparks's photographs offer tribute to a rugged, mysterious place
Grand Canyon : little things in a big place by Ann Zwinger( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Collier's photographs also offer readers a view of the Canyon that may surprise anyone accustomed to more panoramic perspectives. Here are dramatic and mysterious images of not only rocks and rapids but also the intimate manifestations of nature that Zwinger describes. And for those who have never rafted the Colorado, Collier's dramatic photographs are the next best thing." "Grand Canyon: Little Things in a Big Place is a book that will appeal equally to first-time Canyon visitors and long-time Zwinger and Collier fans - a book to return to time and again to contemplate the beauty of this timeless place."--Jacket
Colorado II by David Muench( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Downcanyon : a naturalist explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon by Ann Zwinger( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A naturalist's view of the Colorado River as it flows through the Grand Canyon, looking at the plants, animals, and people that live along and interact with the river throughout the changing seasons
 
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The nearsighted naturalist
Alternative Names
Ann Zwinger Amerikaans natuurwetenschapster (1925-2014)

Ann Zwinger natural history author

Haymond, Ann

Zwinger, Ann.

Zwinger, Ann Haymond.

Zwinger, Ann Haymond 1925-

Languages
English (103)

French (1)

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The mysterious lands : a naturalist explores the four great deserts of the SouthwestBeyond the aspen groveWind in the rockThe nearsighted naturalistWriting the Western landscapeThe sea around usRun, river, run : a naturalist's journey down one of the great rivers of the American WestYosemite : valley of thunder