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Elder, John 1947-

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Most widely held works by John Elder
The Norton book of nature writing( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive collection of the many voices of nature writing which have flourished in England and America over the last two hundred years. Includes 125 selections by 94 writers
American nature writers by John Elder( Book )

17 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Imagining the earth : poetry and the vision of nature by John Elder( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit and nature : why the environment is a religious issue : an interfaith dialogue by Steven C Rockefeller( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of the wolf : reflections on the future of wolves in the Northeast( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long after their eradication from almost all parts of the United States, wolves still evoke a primal response, firing the imagination with admiration, awe, and dread. Efforts to restore them to Yellowstone, North Carolina, and elsewhere have provoked heated public debate and met with only mixed success. Scientists and policymakers are debating the merits of returning the wolf to the northeastern United States, where the forests of northern New England and upstate New York may provide the range and resources necessary to support them. This book brings together four thoughtful and literate observers of the natural world to reflect on the implications and potential of such an effort"--Jacket
Nature writing : the tradition in English( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature writing: the tradition in English includes 157 selections by 131 authors. This is the definitive collection of a many-voiced genre that has flourished in England and America for over two hundred years
Family of earth and sky : indigenous tales of nature from around the world( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk tales from around the world. The topics include the beginning of the world, human and animal gods, monsters and tricksters. All reflect cultures which have been grounded in one place for many generations
Following the brush : an American encounter with classical Japanese culture by John Elder( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the Brush is the engaging story of an American's experience as a student and observer of traditional Japanese culture. A professor of English, John Elder lived for a year with his family in Kyoto. As a cultural outsider and devoted amateur, Elder brings a distinctive and sympathetic eye to arts and institutions that are, as the author points out, peopled by Japanese who are these days themselves outsiders in an important sense, lovers of pursuits which have been "swirled off into eddies by the velocity of the economic mainstream." Elder's portraits are detailed and dramatic. In the title essay, the author submits to the traditional Japanese approach to learning shodo, or calligraphy: week after week he patiently returns to class until, at the end, we can all see quite clearly "the outlines of a world that blossoms from the ink." We are given an insider's look at a Japanese elementary school - attended by all three of the author's children - that is both startling and admiring. There is a beautifully drawn portrait of a Noh actor, one of the very few women to establish herself at the highest professional level - a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman. Elder describes the sisterhood of Kyoto geishas as they "venture out, self-possessed and superbly eccentric, in their errands along the noisy streets of Japan." And we watch with fascination as Elder is allowed in as the only foreigner to a traditional Go club, where men only pursue "the austere beauty, and the pure competition, of the world's most demanding game." Elder's experience as a leading writer on nature leads him also to reflect in other essays on distinctly Japanese attachments to nature and wildness
Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa : from Vermont to Italy in the footsteps of George Perkins Marsh by John Elder( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The pivotal figure in John Elder's latest book - itself a combination of environmental history, travel writing, literary criticism, and memoir - is the nineteenth-century diplomat and writer George Perkins Marsh, generally regarded now as America's first environmentalist. Like Elder, Marsh was a Vermonter, and his diplomatic career took him for some years to Italy, where, witnessing the ecological devastation wrought upon the landscape by runaway deforestation and the plundering of other natural resources, he was moved to produce his famous manifesto, Man and Nature. Marsh drew parallels between the despoiled Italian environment and his home landscape of Vermont, warning that it was vulnerable to ecological woes of a similar magnitude if not carefully maintained and protected. In short, his was a prescient voice for stewardship." "On a Fulbright year, Elder chooses to follow in Marsh's footsteps along a trajectory running from Vermont to Italy, and at length fetches up at the managed forest of Vallombrosa - which, as it happens, boasts a stand of sugar maples planted by Marsh. Punctuated throughout with learned and genial considerations of the poetry of Wordsworth, Basho, Dante, and Frost, Elder's narrative takes up issues of sustainability as practiced locally, reports on family doings (including his wife's reconnecting with Italian relatives), and returns finally - as did Marsh's - to Vermont, where he measures traditional stewardship values against more aggressive conservation-oriented measures such as the expansion of wilderness areas. Elder also extends the idea of sustainability from maintaining a healthy human-environmental balance to maintaining a strong web of social relationships within both the family and the larger community."--BOOK JACKET
So little time : words and images for a world in climate crisis by Greg Delanty( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So Little Time is a revolving door of political activism, spirituality, nature, and humanity. It is a call to action, where urgency meets poetry in no uncertain terms, and asks, What hour are we in? Edited by poet, Irish and U.S. citizen, and Vermont activist, Greg Delanty, it takes its cue from the grassroots sensibility of Vermont, stripping down decades of unwavering ideals to arrive at an interpretive look at what it means to be 'Green' in an evolving world. A work of education and art as invigorating as the poets, teachers, and activists who inspired it, So Little Time addresses what it means to take up action for something as simple as good, healthy, and clean living. It stands on a fundamental set of questions: What are we looking at? What are we seeing? What's really there? Then asks, What's actually there? So Little Time is more than a coffee table book; rather it is a visual platform, a reflection of a state of mind-clear and focused at the center-that becomes something else around the edges. With a Foreword from John Elder, and poems that feature the work of Greg Delanty and a range of poetry selections, along with quotes from such environmentalists, as BIll McKibben, So Little Time is an interactive and interpretive book that will inspire, enrich, and a call to action in an urgent plea to stop global warming. The book merges poetry and quotes with stunning black and white photography by such artists as Mariana Cook, the last surviving disciple of Ansel Adams
Matter & desire : an erotic ecology by Andreas Weber( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Matter and Desire, internationally renowned biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber rewrites ecology as a tender practice of forging relationships, of yearning for connections, and of expressing these desires through our bodies. Being alive is an erotic process―constantly transforming the self through contact with others, desiring ever more life. In clever and surprising ways, Weber recognizes that love―the impulse to establish connections, to intermingle, to weave our existence poetically together with that of other beings―is a foundational principle of reality. The fact that we disregard this principle lies at the core of a global crisis of meaning that plays out in the avalanche of species loss and in our belief that the world is a dead mechanism controlled through economic efficiency. Although rooted in scientific observation, Matter and Desire becomes a tender philosophy for the Anthropocene, a “poetic materialism,” that closes the gap between mind and matter. Ultimately, Weber discovers, in order to save life on Earth―and our own meaningful existence as human beings―we must learn to love."
Word processing in a community of writers : an introduction to composition( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frog run : words and wildness in the Vermont woods by John Elder( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Spirit and nature : visions of interdependence : with an introductory essay by Steven C Rockefeller( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The common purpose of the exhibition and symposium is to foster ways of imagining and living in the natural world that join scientific understanding with life-affirming moral values and world-affirming religious values."--Introduction
2005 heavy minerals conference proceedings by International Heavy Minerals Conference( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connemara and elsewhere( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories in the land : a place-based environmental education anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American nature writers( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards a new objectivity : essays on the body and nature in Faulkner, Lawrence, and Mann by John Elder( )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Zetterstrom : portraits of American trees, August 25-October 9, 2010 by Tom Zetterstrom( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Norton book of nature writing
Alternative Names
Elder, John C.

Elder, John Clark.

Elder, John W.

Elder, John W. 1947-

Languages
English (127)

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American nature writersImagining the earth : poetry and the vision of natureSpirit and nature : why the environment is a religious issue : an interfaith dialogueThe return of the wolf : reflections on the future of wolves in the NortheastNature writing : the tradition in EnglishFamily of earth and sky : indigenous tales of nature from around the worldPilgrimage to Vallombrosa : from Vermont to Italy in the footsteps of George Perkins MarshThe frog run : words and wildness in the Vermont woods