By the Light of the Glow-Worm Lamp: BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM

Paperback | August 15, 1998

byAlberto ManguelEditorAlberto Manguel, A. Manguel

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From ancient Greece to the close of the second millennium, the keen scientific eye has been translated over and over into graceful and meaningful texts in which not only the world observed but the act of observation itself is set down for the common reader. By the Light of the Glow-Worm Lamp represents the best of the nature-writing genre in over three dozen works from the past three centuries.

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Science spins into beautiful and enlightening prose in this collection edited by Alberto Manguel. First providing an outline of the history of nature-writing, Manguel organizes the volume into sections on landscape, birds, beasts, and insects and fish. A celebration of the world around us, By the Light of the Glow-Worm Lamp brings toge...

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From ancient Greece to the close of the second millennium, the keen scientific eye has been translated over and over into graceful and meaningful texts in which not only the world observed but the act of observation itself is set down for the common reader. By the Light of the Glow-Worm Lamp represents the best of the nature-writing ge...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.95 inPublished:August 15, 1998Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306459922

ISBN - 13:9780306459924

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Science spins into beautiful and enlightening prose in this collection edited by Alberto Manguel. First providing an outline of the history of nature-writing, Manguel organizes the volume into sections on landscape, birds, beasts, and insects and fish. A celebration of the world around us, By the Light of the Glow-Worm Lamp brings together the works of scientifically untrained writers such as Vladimir Nabokov, classic figures such as Charles Darwin and contemporary writers such as Diane Ackerman.