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Joseph Baldwin Academy -  Writing Nature and Nature Writing

"Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws.  She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) Essays, "History" (First Series, 1841)

Trees on Truman's campus


Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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Books - Library Catalog 

Check the Truman State University Library Catalog for books on  "nature writing" or for particular authors you are interested in. You can also use subject searches such as the ones listed below.

                                   Nature in Literature
                                   Landscapes in Literature
                                   Natural History - Outdoor Books

Some books that might be helpful on Nature Writing -
    Nature writing: the pastoral impulse in America  - General Collection  PS163 S34 1996
    Best American science and nature writing, 2003 - General Collection Q1 B47 2003
    The Norton book of nature writing - General Collection QH81 N67 1990
    Natural state: a literary anthology of California nature writing -  General Collection QH105 C2 N425 1998

Some books that might be helpful for Quotations -
    The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations - Reference PN 6080 O95 1999
    The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations - Reference PN 6081 A652 1993
    Familiar Quotations  (Bartlett) - Reference PN 6081 B27 1992

Some books that might be helpful for Trees -
    The Encyclopedia of North American Trees - Reference QK 110 B46 2000
    Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees - Reference QK 474.87 F57 2005



Here are several databases (only available on Truman network) that are good for finding information on nature writing.

Credo Reference - Over 360 online reference titles in all subject areas.
    Try this search -

Academic Search Premier - A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for more than 4,600 journals.

JSTOR.  - Archive of scholarly journals.  These are full-text articles

ebrary -  The Academic Complete Collection from ebrary offers online, full-text access to over 70,000 titles in all academic subject areas.
    Try this search -

Plants Database
Produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, this site is meant to serve as a central location  for plant information presented in a standardized format. 





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