Delineations of American Scenery and Character

Delineations of American Scenery and Character

This book contains sketches, anecdotes, and essays describing the travels of Audubon from 1808 to 1834 on his quest to paint every North American bird in its natural habitat.

Author: John James Audubon

Publisher: New York : G.A. Baker

ISBN: UCAL:B4363496

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 349

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This book contains sketches, anecdotes, and essays describing the travels of Audubon from 1808 to 1834 on his quest to paint every North American bird in its natural habitat. There are several chapters on Labrador and Newfoundland, as Audubon spent a summer in Labrador and time in Newfoundland while on his journey.
Categories: Frontier and pioneer life

Armed America

Armed America

John James Audubon, Delineations of American Scenery and Character (G.A. Baker & Co., 1926), 3, 6–9, 11–12. Audubon, Delineations of American Scenery and ...

Author: Clayton E. Cramer

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418551872

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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"For many Americans, guns seem to be a fundamental part of the American experience?and always have been." Grand in scope, rigorous in research, and elegant in presenting the formative years of our country, Armed America traces the winding historical trail of United States citizens' passion for firearms. Author and historial Clayton E. Cramer goes back to the source, unearthing first-hand accounts from the colonial times, through the Revolutionary War period, and into the early years of the American Republic. In Armed America, Cramer depicts a budding nation dependent on its firearms not only for food and protection, but also for recreation and enjoyment. Through newspaper clippings, official documents, and personal diaries, he shows that recent grandiose theories claiming that guns were scarce in early America are shaky at best, and downright false at worst. Above all, Cramer allows readers a priceless glimpse of a country literally fighting for its identity. For those who think that our citizens' attraction to firearms is a recent phenomenon, it's time to think again. Armed America proves that the right to bear arms is as American as apple pie.
Categories: Political Science

So Glorious a Landscape

So Glorious a Landscape

Nature and the Environment in American History and Culture Chris J. Magoc ... John James Audubon , Delineations of American Scenery and Character , ed .

Author: Chris J. Magoc

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0842026967

Category: Nature

Page: 301

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An anthology of period documents that illustrate important facets of Americans' changing relationship with nature.
Categories: Nature

Voices of the Old South

Voices of the Old South

Delineations. of. American. Scenery. and. Character ... His fame as one of America's greatest ornithologists should not obscure his talents as an observer ...

Author: Alan Gallay

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820315664

Category: History

Page: 404

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Eyewitness accounts intended to introduce readers to a wide variety of primary literary sources for studying the Old South.
Categories: History

Agricultural Library Notes

Agricultural Library Notes

NOTES ON BOOKS AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES " Delineations of American Scenery and Character " , by John James Audubon , has recently been published by G. A. Baker ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015036774522

Category: Agricultural libraries

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Categories: Agricultural libraries

Early American Nature Writers

Early American Nature Writers

Francis Hobart Herrick, ed., Delineations of American Scenery and Character by John James Audubon (New York: G.A. Baker and Company, 1926).

Author: Daniel Patterson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313346801

Category: History

Page: 433

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Discusses the lives and works of 52 early American nature writers.
Categories: History

American Environmental History

American Environmental History

John James Audubon, “The Ohio,” in Delineations of American Scenery and Character (London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, 1926), 4. 10.

Author: Carolyn Merchant

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231512381

Category: History

Page: 464

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By studying the many ways diverse peoples have changed, shaped, and conserved the natural world over time, environmental historians provide insight into humanity's unique relationship with nature and, more importantly, are better able to understand the origins of our current environmental crisis. Beginning with the precolonial land-use practice of Native Americans and concluding with our twenty-first century concerns over our global ecological crisis, American Environmental History addresses contentious issues such as the preservation of the wilderness, the expulsion of native peoples from national parks, and population growth, and considers the formative forces of gender, race, and class. Entries address a range of topics, from the impact of rice cultivation, slavery, and the growth of the automobile suburb to the effects of the Russian sea otter trade, Columbia River salmon fisheries, the environmental justice movement, and globalization. This illustrated reference is an essential companion for students interested in the ongoing transformation of the American landscape and the conflicts over its resources and conservation. It makes rich use of the tools and resources (climatic and geological data, court records, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists) that environmental historians rely on to conduct their research. The volume also includes a compendium of significant people, concepts, events, agencies, and legislation, and an extensive bibliography of critical films, books, and Web sites.
Categories: History

Voices in the Wilderness

Voices in the Wilderness

Delineations of American Scenery and Character . New York : G. A. Baker & Company , 1926. Essays first published in Ornithological Biography ( 9 vols . ) ...

Author: Daniel G. Payne

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 0874517524

Category: Science

Page: 181

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American nature writers as literary artists and political catalysts.
Categories: Science

Library Series

Library Series

Delineations / of / American scenery / and / character / by / John James Audubon
/ With an introduction / by / Francis Hobart Herrick , Ph . D. , Sc . D. / Professor of
Biology in Western Reserve University / [ Etc. , 2 lines ] . / G. A. Baker & Company
 ...

Author: University of Kansas. Libraries

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112055353673

Category: Bibliography

Page:

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Categories: Bibliography

Wilderness and the American Mind

Wilderness and the American Mind

Audubon, Delineations of American Scenery and Character, ed. Francis Hobart Herrick (New York, 1926), pp. 4, 9-10. These descriptive essays, written from ...

Author: Roderick Frazier Nash

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300153507

Category: Nature

Page: 440

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DIVRoderick Nash’s classic study of changing attitudes toward wilderness during American history, as well as the origins of the environmental and conservation movements, has received wide acclaim since its initial publication in 1967. The Los Angeles Times listed it among the one hundred most influential books published in the last quarter century, Outside Magazine included it in a survey of “books that changed our world,” and it has been called the “Book of Genesis for environmentalists.” For the fifth edition, Nash has written a new preface and epilogue that brings Wilderness and the American Mind into dialogue with contemporary debates about wilderness. Char Miller’s foreword provides a twenty-first-century perspective on how the environmental movement has changed, including the ways in which contemporary scholars are reimagining the dynamic relationship between the natural world and the built environment./div
Categories: Nature

The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History

The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History

John James Audubon, “The Ohio,” in Delineations of American Scenery and Character (London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, 1926), 4. 10.

Author: Carolyn Merchant

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231505840

Category: Science

Page: 400

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How and why have Americans living at particular times and places used and transformed their environment? How have political systems dealt with conflicts over resources and conservation? This is the only major reference work to explore all the major themes and debates of the burgeoning field of environmental history. Humanity ́s relationship with the natural world is one of the oldest and newest topics in human history. The issue emerged as a distinct field of scholarship in the early 1970s and has been growing steadily ever since. The discipline ́s territory and sources are rich and varied and include climactic and geological data, court records, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists, as well as federal and state economic and resource development and conservation policy. Environmental historians investigate how and why natural and human-created surroundings affect a society ́s development. Merchant provides a context-setting overview of American environmental history from the beginning of the millennium; an encyclopedia of important concepts, people, agencies, and laws; a chronology of major events; and an extensive bibliography including films, videos, CD-Roms, and websites. This concise "first stop" reference for students and general readers contains an accessible overview of environmental history; a mini-encyclopedia of ideas, people, legislation, and agencies; a chronology of events and their significance; and a bibliography of books, magazines, and journals as well as films, videos, CD-ROMs, and online resources. In addition to providing a wealth of factual information, The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History explores contentious issues in this much-debated field, from the idea of wilderness to global warming. How and why have Americans living at particular times and places used and transformed their environment? How have political systems dealt with conflicts over resources and conservation? This is the only major reference work to explore all the major themes and debates in the burgeoning field of environmental history. Humanity's relationship with the natural world is one of the oldest and newest topics in human history. The issue emerged as a distinct field of scholarship in the early 1970s and has been growing steadily ever since. The discipline's territory and sources are rich and varied and include climatic and geological data, court records, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists, as well as federal and state economic and resource development and conservation policy. Environmental historians investigate how and why natural and human-created surroundings affect a society's development. Merchant provides a context-setting overview of American environmental history from the precolonial land-use practice of Native Americans and concluding with twenty-first concerns over global warming. The book also includes a glossary of important concepts, people, agencies, and legislation; a chronology of major events; and an extensive bibliography including films, videos, CD-ROMs, and websites. This concise reference for students and general readers contains an accessible overview of American environmental history; a mini-encyclopedia of ideas, people, legislation, and agencies; a chronology of events and their significance; and a bibliography of books, magazines, and journals as well as films, videos, CD-ROMs, and online resources. In addition to providing a wealth of factual information, The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History explores contentious issues in this much-debated field, from the idea of wilderness to global warming.
Categories: Science

Spare the Birds

Spare the Birds

Audubon's Birds of America: Containing All of the Original Plates Reprinted from the First Royal Octavo ... Delineations of American Scenery and Character.

Author: Carolyn Merchant

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300215458

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Biographical Memoir of Daniel Boone

Biographical Memoir of Daniel Boone

... drawn from the series of essays entitled "Delineations of American Scenery and Character" in ... the text to his famous The Birds of America (1827-38).

Author: Timothy Flint

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781616403430

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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The Biographical Memoir of Daniel Boone: The First Settler of Kentucky, written in 1833, is an embellished account of Daniel Boone's life by Timothy Flint. Like other authors, Flint interviewed Boone for details, but he added his own version of events, making Boone fight bears, escape rampant Indians on a swinging vine, and forming him into an all-around backwoodsman hero. The retelling made the book one of the best-selling biographies of the 1800s, was the inspiration for literary figures like Davy Crockett, Don Juan, and Tarzan, and continues to influence the public picture of the nature man type even today.TIMOTHY FLINT (1780-1840) was a clergyman and scientist from Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard in 1800 and became a pastor for the Congregational Church in Lunenburg, Massachusetts in 1802. Because of the many chemistry experiments he conducted (which no one understood), Flint was accused of counterfeiting money, to which he responded with a slander lawsuit. As a result, he left his congregation to travel along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers as a missionary for almost eight years. In addition to clergy work, Flint edited and contributed to Knickerbocker and Western Review magazines and wrote several books, essays, and short stories, most of which focused on backwoods and missionary life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

... entitled Delineations of American Scenery and Character (1926). Like its author, Delineations has a distinctly American rather than regional character; ...

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469616643

Category: Reference

Page: 536

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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.
Categories: Reference

The Florida Reader

The Florida Reader

Delineations of American Scenery and Character. New York: G. A. Baker, 1926. See also Kathryn Hall Proby. Audubon in Florida. Coral Gables, FL: University ...

Author: Jack Lane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781561647743

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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From early Spanish myths and Seminole and African-American folktales to the latest descriptions of modern Miami, this anthology includes writings by such authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson, John James Audubon, Zora Neale Hurston, Zane Grey, Wallace Stevens, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Jose Yglesias, and Harry Crews.
Categories: Fiction

Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

In the first three of these volumes , Audubon varied his bird biographies by interspersing what he called " Delineations of American Scenery and Character .

Author: Jill B. Gidmark

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313301484

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 538

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The sea and Great Lakes have inspired American authors from colonial times to the present to produce enduring literary works. This reference is a comprehensive survey of American sea literature. The alphabetical arrangement of the volume facilitates access to facts about major literary works, authors, characters, themes, vessels, places, and ideas central to American literature of the sea and Great Lakes. While the book includes entries for canonical white male authors such as Herman Melville and Jack London, it also gives considerable attention to women at sea and to ethnically diverse writers, works, and themes. Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and many provide brief bibliographies. In addition, the volume closes with a chronology and a list of works for further reading.
Categories: Literary Collections

Witnesses to a Vanishing America

Witnesses to a Vanishing America

22-26; S.G.W. Benjamin, Art in America: A Critical and Historical Sketch (New ... 24 Audubon, Delineations of American Scenery and Character (New York: THE ...

Author: Lee Clark Mitchell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400856152

Category: Nature

Page: 340

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Propelled across the continent by notions of rugged individualism" and "manifest destiny," pioneer Americans soon discovered that such slogans only partly disguised the fact that building an empire meant destroying a wilderness. Through an astonishing range of media, they voiced their concern about America's westward mission. Drawing on a wide variety of evidence, Lee Clark Mitchell portrays the growing apprehensions Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Nature