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by William Bartram,Nancy Hoffmann,Joel Fry,Kathryn Braund,Kerry Walters,Laurie Ode-Schnieder,Michael Guadio,Robert Peck,William Cahill,Thomas Hallock

Category: Leaders and Notable People
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: William Bartram,Nancy Hoffmann,Joel Fry,Kathryn Braund,Kerry Walters,Laurie Ode-Schnieder,Michael Guadio,Robert Peck,William Cahill,Thomas Hallock
ISBN: 0820328774
ISBN13: 978-0820328775
Language: English
Publisher: University of Georgia Press (May 25, 2010)
Pages: 520
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An important figure in early American science and letters, William Bartram (1739–1823) has been known almost exclusively for his classic book, Travels.

An important figure in early American science and letters, William Bartram (1739–1823) has been known almost exclusively for his classic book, Travels. These documents expand our knowledge of Bartram as an explorer, naturalist, artist, writer, and An important figure in early American science and letters, William Bartram (1739–1823) has been known almost exclusively for his classic book, Travels

William Bartram; Joel Fry; Kathryn Braund. Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book. University of Georgia Press.

William Bartram; Joel Fry; Kathryn Braund. Part 1, the correspondence, includes letters to and from Bartram's family, friends, and peers, establishing his developing consciousness about the natural world as well as his passion for rendering it in drawing. The difficult business of undertaking scientific study and commercial botany in the eighteenth century comes alive through letters that detail travel arrangements, enduring hardship, and mentoring.

An important figure in early American science and letters, William Bartram . Part 2 presents selections from Bartram's diverse but little-known unpublished writings

An important figure in early American science and letters, William Bartram (1739-1823) has been known almost exclusively for his classic book, Travels. Part 2 presents selections from Bartram's diverse but little-known unpublished writings.

science and letters, William Bartram (1739-1823) has been known almost .

An important figure in early American science and letters, William Bartram (1739-1823) has been known almost exclusively for his classic book, Travels. These documents expand our knowledge of Bartram as an explorer, naturalist, artist, writer, and citizen of the early Republic.

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Selected Art, Letters & Unpublished Writings. by Thomas Hallock, Nancy E. Hoffman. Published 2010 by Georgia. Correspondence, Sources, Naturalists.

Books by Thomas Hallock. by William Bartram and Nancy Hoffmann.

Thomas Hallock, Nancy E. 3988 RUR. Ear in Bartram?s Tree. 132 RUR. William Bartram.

Nature writing is nonfiction or fiction prose or poetry about the natural environment. Nature writing encompasses a wide variety of works, ranging from those that place primary emphasis on natural history facts (such as field guides) to those in which philosophical interpretation predominate. It includes natural history essays, poetry, essays of solitude or escape, as well as travel and adventure writing.

An important figure in early American science and letters, William Bartram (1739–1823) has been known almost exclusively for his classic book, Travels. William Bartram, The Search for Nature’s Design presents new material in the form of art, letters, and unpublished manuscripts. These documents expand our knowledge of Bartram as an explorer, naturalist, artist, writer, and citizen of the early Republic.

Part 1, the correspondence, includes letters to and from Bartram’s family, friends, and peers, establishing his developing consciousness about the natural world as well as his passion for rendering it in drawing. The difficult business of undertaking scientific study and commercial botany in the eighteenth century comes alive through letters that detail travel arrangements, enduring hardship, and mentoring. Commonly regarded as a recluse or eccentric, Bartram nstead emerges as deeply engaged with the major ideas, issues, and intellectual life of his time.

Part 2 presents selections from Bartram’s diverse but little-known unpublished writings. Leading scholars in their field introduce manuscripts such as a draft for Travels, garden diaries faithfully kept, an antislavery treatise scrawled on the back of a plant catalog, a commonplace book, pharmacopoeia compiled for his brothers, and exacting accounts of Native American culture. Each selection reveals another dimension of Bartram’s unending interest in the world he encountered at home and while traveling through the southern colonies.

Comments to eBook William Bartram, The Search for Nature's Design: Selected Art, Letters, and Unpublished Writings (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book Ser.)
Vonalij
This book is essential for the Bartram aficionado. Every library needs a copy. The authors offer and explain the large volume of letters, manuscripts and journals written by William Bartram. The additional information sheds light on his TRAVELS. The letters to WB from his father and others such as Thomas Jefferson are fascinating. Chapters explain the character of William and his views on subjects other than botany and zoology – Native Americans, slavery, 18th century medicine, God. I am also impressed with the outstanding appendix material - The Illustrations by WB, The Chronology of WB’s Travels and The Index of Historic Plant Names. Included are over 100 Bartram illustrations and images. Thomas Hallock’s and Nancy Hoffmann’s editorial comments educate readers by explaining America’s first naturalist in a very interesting and thorough manner.
Conjuril
Pretty darn boring. But some nice illustrations
Jox
As other reviewers have noted, this volume offers resources for scholars in a large number of fields, but it presents an astonishing wealth of information to a general reader, too. For anyone who is interested in the environment, nature writing, or landscape design, it is a fascinating read. Beyond that, Bartram concerned himself with issues as widely diverse as the visual arts, moral philosophy, slavery, medicine, geography, and gardening. Anyone interested in the development of American culture will love it. I would argue that this is an important, beautifully edited and illustrated book for the general reader as well as for scholars.
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