ISBN13:978-0912550237 ISBN10: 0912550236 Edition/Copyright:(2ND)75 Cover: Publisher:Nature Study Guild Publishers Year Published: 1975 International: No
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Watts, May Theilgaard :
May Theilgaard Watts was a renowned teacher, writer, naturalist, and conservationist in her native Midwest and beyond. The daughter of Danish immigrants, she began her teaching career in one-room rural schools in the countryside around Chicago, Illinois. She earned her college degree taking summer classes at the University of Chicago. There she fell under the influence of the pioneering American ecologist Henry C. Cowles, whose work she would later popularize. Watts was an award-winning poet, a columnist, and author of several books and scholarly articles. Watts was the first staff naturalist at the Morton Arboretum near Chicago, where she developed the Arboretum's innovative interpretive program. She spearheaded the movement to establish the Illinois Prairie Path, the first major rails-to-trails conversion.
May Theilgaard Watts was the first to teach that the landscape is intelligible and that people can enrich their lives by learning to read it.
A classic in landscape interpretation, remarkably timely. Unexcelled in the blending of landscape ecology and lived experience on landscapes.
--Holmes Rolston, International Society for Environmental Ethics.
Nature Study Guild Publishers Web Site, June, 2002
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