David Gessner


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in Boston, MA, The United States
March 15, 1961

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David Gessner is the author of eight books, including Sick of Nature, The Prophet of Dry Hill, and Return of the Osprey, which was chosen by the Boston Globe as one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year and the Book-of-the-Month club as one of its top books of the year. The Globe called it a "classic of American Nature Writing." In 2006 he won a Pushcart Prize; in 2007 he won the John Burroughs Award for Best Natural History Essay; and in 2008 his essay, "The Dreamer Does Not exist," was chosen for The Best American Nonrequired Reading. His work has appeared in many magazines and journals including The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe, Outside, The Georgia Review, The Harvard Review, and Orion. He has taught environmental wri ...more

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Onward to the Sea! (And Back to Boulder)

In the end, my nephew Noah and I were on the road for 4 weeks and 6,500 miles. In the last post I got us from North Carolina to the Badlands of South Dakota. Here we pick up in North Dakota…..


Meeting off-duty Teddy and Edith in Medora, NC.



Noah on the Maah Daah Hey Trail above the Little Missouri (where we camped for two nights.)


Three mornings of sunrise hikes (with cold coffee).


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Average rating: 3.85 · 2,635 ratings · 394 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
All The Wild That Remains: ...

3.79 avg rating — 758 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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My Green Manifesto: Down th...

3.69 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Ob...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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Return of the Osprey: A Sea...

4.04 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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Soaring with Fidel: An Ospr...

4.06 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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The Tarball Chronicles: A J...

4.25 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Sick Of Nature

3.86 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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A Wild, Rank Place: A Seaso...

4.06 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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The Prophet of Dry Hill: Le...

4.11 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2005
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Under the Devil's Thumb

3.55 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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“It is not my place to offer pep talks, aphorisms, or dictums. But if I had to give one piece of practical advice it would be this: Find something that you love that they're fucking with and then fight for it. If everyone did that--imagine the difference. (50)”
David Gessner, My Green Manifesto: Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism

“This is my manifesto. My attempt to nudge people toward something, or back toward something. Toward what? An understanding that most of us already have on a deeper level. That a world exists outside of us. A world that reminds us that we are animals, too, animals who have evolved along with other animals on this earth. Thinking, planning, scheming, talking, writing animals, but animals nonetheless.”
david gessner, My Green Manifesto: Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism

“If only non-hypocrites are going to fight for the environment then it will be an army of none. (60)”
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