Earth Almanac: A Year of Witnessing the Wild, from the Call of the Loon to the Journey of the Gray Whale
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DescriptionNoted nature writer Ted Williams invites readers along on a year-long immersion in the wild and fleeting moments of the natural world, from winter candy and spring quackers to summer's scarlet farewell and autumn reveilles. This beautifully crafted collection of short, seasonal essays combines in-depth information with evocative descriptions of nature's marvels and mysteries. Williams explains the weather conditions that bring out the brightest reds in autumn leaves, how hungry wolf spiders catch their prey, and why American goldfinches wait until late July or August to build their nests. In the tradition of Thoreau, Carson, and Leopold, Ted Williams's writing stands as a testament to the delicate balance of nature's resilience and fragility, and inspires readers to experience the natural world for themselves and to become advocates for protecting and preserving the amazing diversity and activity found there.
September 29, 2020
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About the Author
Ted Williams, known as The Man With the Golden Voice, grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and was once the #1 drive-time DJ in Columbus, Ohio. Due to drug and alcohol addiction, he eventually lost his job and spent 17 years homeless on the streets of Columbus. After achieving viral fame, Williams got clean and is back on the airwaves, doing voiceover work for the likes of Kraft, Pepsi, and MSNBC, among others. He now cohosts a radio show, WVKO-AM Columbus's The Golden Voice Show with Scott Anthony.
Verlyn Klinkenborg is the author of The Last Fine Time, Making Hay, and The Rural Life. His articles have appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper's, Audubon, Smithsonian, and The New Republic. He teaches creative writing at Harvard University.