John Muir, Earth — planet, Universe[Muir’s home address, as inscribed on the inside front cover of his first field journal]
I observed on most collected stones the imprints of innumerable plant fragments which were so different from those which are growing in the Lyonnais, in the nearby provinces, and even in the rest of France,...
—Antoine de Jussieu
Science is the systematic classification of experience.
But in the early 1970s, we were not birdwatching. We were birding, and that made all the difference. We were out to seek, to discover, to chase, to learn, to find as many different kinds...
We made love outdoorsWithout a roof, I like most, Without stove, to make love, assuming the weather be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath be clean. Our souls intertwined and gushing of dew.
The phaenomena afforded by trades, are a part of the history of nature, and therefore may both challenge the naturalist’s curiosity and add to his knowledge, Nor will it suffice to justify learned men in...
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