Filled with useful and encouraging instruction on field sketching, note-taking, and identification, How to Keep a Naturalist's Notebook was written for the beginner and experienced naturalist alike, and offers something for anyone interested in keeping a personal narrative of encounters with nature.
"Like the works of Clare Walker Leslie and Hannah Hinchman, [How to Keep a] Naturalist's Notebook reveals the act of field journaling as a path that leads to deeper perception. But what sets Tomlinson's book apart is an approach shaped by her years as a scientist working in the field...in all, Tomlinson offers a wonderful marriage of the scientific and aesthetic approaches to field journaling." --Laird Christensen, co-editor, Teaching About Place: Learning From The Land
How to Keep a
Susan Leigh Tomlinson
To Everything on Earth
New Writing on Fate, Community, and Nature
Kurt Caswell, Susan Leigh Tomlinson,
and Diane Hueter Warner
From the book cover: In October 2004, Barry Lopez invited a group of writers to meet with him, Bill McKibben, Alan Weisman, and Dennis Covington at the Junction campus of Texas Tech University. Out of this meeting grew a community...
"These voices challenge our habitual and too-comfortable understanding...leaving us with a whole new sense of who we are and where we belong in the wider, wilder community of life on this unique planet." --Susan J. Tweit, author of Walking Nature Home