Sally Carrighar: One Day on Beetle Rock

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Nd easy readingThe grouse is nursing an injured leg I read this book basically because my friend demanded I do so She thought I d like it because I once spent a few ours at the Seuoia National This is a lovely book which I really enjoyed Some folks New Exploration have a problem with anthropomorphizing but it doesn t bother me What was really intriguing is that Beetle Rock is in Seuoia National Park just down the road from me I maving daydreams about letting my grandson read this book it s written for adults but The Shaping of Western Civilization he reads well aboveis grade level and then we could go find Beetle Rock and sit uietly and see what we can see for ourselves I read this back in college and it is memorable all these years later But for some reason I thought it was set in Alaska and was so impressed I wanted to visit Alaska which I did about 8 years ago Funny ow our memories play tricks on us Couldn t finish it Essentially a series of short stories about different animals living on Beetle Roc. Lls and adaptations of nature One Day on Beetle Rock is one of the small fine company of books that are not merely popular animal stories or merely scientific studies of animals but animal literature Saturday Review of Literature BW illustrations.

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Uct of a mastery of narrative A co worker friend of mine anded me a copy of this book about 20 years ago Today is 2 Sept 2011 and I believe it was in 1992 that this occurred The book was not that great that is probably why I The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles had forgotten to add it to my goodreads list until now But it was probably my introduction to nature writing a genre that I thoroughly enjoy when it is good and about things that really interest me I read this book when I was still in grade school It was one of my favourites and I reread it often I immersed myself in it Don t let your children read this Tell them it is dangerous They might end up on the Sea Shepard Loved it Original copyright 1943 Follows the life of nine different animals for a day It tellsow their lives intersect Wonderful It s June 18 on Beetle Rock Each of the ten stories is as much a memoir as a nature essay of the ten creatures the author chose Both uplifting and tragic the tales are conversational easy going Inspired by the work of natural scientists Sally Carrighar wrote with exuisite detail bringing readers to an exhilarating consciousness of the search for food and a safe place to sleep the relationship between prey and predator the marvelous ski.

A really enjoyable read some beautiful language excellent characterisations and educational Yes it is a nature documentary in book form and some may find that boring but I found it charming and I m glad I finally picked it up after years of glancing at it in the bookcase Sometimes the very best writing is found in unexpected places and this book is one of them It is a treasure In exuisitely clear simple but elouent language that most novelists could learn a lot from Carrigher follows the inter related lives of a number of animals There is none of the common sweetification or brutification that many popular writers adopt The animals don t come across as people or anything like that but their individuality and Medicine and Religion humanity for lack of a better word come across very movingly This is the result of close sympathetic observation of their lives over time but it is also the product of a clear mind and goodeart things that are not so common among writers It is also prod. An elegant and lively depiction of nine animals spending a spring day on Beetle Rock a large expanse of granite in Seuoia National Park One Day on Beetle Rock is a classic of American nature writing Drawing on seven years of close observation and.