Edwin Way Teale


Born
in Joliet, Illinois, The United States
December 13, 1901

Died
October 18, 1980

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Influences
Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Burroughs


Edwin Way Teale was an American naturalist, photographer, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. Teale's works serve as primary source material documenting environmental conditions across North America from 1930 - 1980. He is perhaps best known for his series The American Seasons, four books documenting over 75,000 miles (121,000 km) of automobile travel across North America following the changing seasons.

Average rating: 4.24 · 1,835 ratings · 205 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
Wandering Through Winter: A...

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North with the Spring: A Na...

4.33 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 1951 — 3 editions
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A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm

4.19 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1974 — 6 editions
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Journey Into Summer: A Natu...

4.34 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1972 — 5 editions
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Autumn Across America: A Na...

4.54 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1956 — 5 editions
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Dune Boy: The Early Years o...

4.20 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1986 — 7 editions
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A Walk Through the Year

4.19 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1978 — 3 editions
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Circle of the Seasons: The ...

4.25 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1953 — 3 editions
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Springtime in Britain;: An ...

3.89 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
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The American Seasons

4.61 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1960
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“It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have got it.”
Edwin Way Teale, Circle of the Seasons: The Journal of a Naturalist's Year

“Our minds, as well as our bodies, have need of the out-of-doors. Our spirits, too, need simple things, elemental things, the sun and the wind and the rain, moonlight and starlight, sunrise and mist and mossy forest trails, the perfumes of dawn and the smell of fresh-turned earth and the ancient music of wind among the trees.”
Edwin Way Teale

“Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life and the labors of life reduce themselves.”
Edwin Way Teale

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