Almost everyone loves to "get away from it all" and enjoy the beauty of nature. But too often our appreciation consists purely of seeing rather than of understanding. We have lost the ability to decipher the many clues that surround us: clues as to the history of a particular environment; clues to the animals who inhabit it, and to how they live; clues to the effect man has had on the landscape. With this book, award-winning naturalist Doug Sadler opens up this world of understanding for all of us. What should we look for in the forests, open country, wetlands, or rock formations? What can the tracks of animals tell us, both about the environment and about the animals themselves? Where should we look for the clues that will reveal the workings of the natural world to us? As Sadler says in his preface, "this book is for all those who like to enjoy the outdoors, rather than dominate it or have it rush past them; those willing to take their time to observe it, understand it, feel empathy with it."
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The late Doug Sadler has written a weekly nature column in the Peterborough Examiner for thirty years, during which time he won the prestigious Kortright Award five times. He was also the recipient of the Richards Educational Award for 1986. A former President of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, Sadler has published three previous books.Review:
Doug Sadler is a gifted naturalist and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge of the outdoors. In this book he combines these skills into one of the richest treasure troves of nature lore I've ever read. Sadler doesn't just tell us about nature; he shows us how to read it for ourselves.(Fred Bosworth, author of Sparrow's Fall)
A naturalist requires more than a sharp eye and a keen ear, and even more than a deep and intimate knowledge of what to look for, where, and why. Above all else the student of nature develops a special sensitivity and sensibility—the humility that comes from wonder and respect. From a lifetime of experience, Doug Sadler brings all of these qualities to a remarkable book which will long be valued by readers of all ages.(John Livingston, author and broadcaster)
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Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0921149158
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0921149158
Descrizione libro Broadview Pr, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 245 pages. 10.50x6.50x0.25 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0921149158