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The Twelve Seasons: A Perpetual Calendar for the Country

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Hardcover, 187 pages
Published by Ayer Company Publishers
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This is another Thoreau-like essay on nature and its lessons for us (one for each month of the year). A main theme throughout is the anarchy in Nature, the free-for-all of life, seeking to survive (“Nature is not, as some philosophers have insisted, a Golden Mean, but essentially intemperate, never knowing when to stop, whether it is in pouring down raindrops or multiplying seed”), which stands in contrast to the harmony of the heavens (“I can understand how an astronomer may conclude that God ...more
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Joseph Wood Krutch (pronounced krootch) was an American writer, critic, and naturalist.

He worked as a professor at Columbia University from 1937 to 1953. Moving to Arizona in 1952, he wrote books about natural issues of ecology, the southwestern desert environment, and the natural history of the Grand Canyon, winning renown as a naturalist and conservationist. Krutch is possibly best known for A D
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