New York: Houghton and Mifflin, 1941. Hardcover. Fair with no dust jacket. Item #14742
Unmarked, except for library markings and removed stickers on inside cover. Library numbering on spine. Wear on corners. Well bound. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Donald Culross Peattie (1898–1964) was one of the most influential American nature writers of the 20th century. Peattie was born in Chicago and grew up in Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, which sparked his interest in the immense wonders of nature. He studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard University. After working for the U. S. Department of Agriculture, he decided to pursue a career as a writer. In 1925 he became a nature columnist for the Washington Star Newspaper and subsequently went on to pen more than twenty fiction and nonfiction books in the next five decades. Widely acclaimed and popular in his age, his legacy has been attributed as inspiring a modern age of nature writing. ; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 315 pages DN2.