Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Six notable books about nature

James P. Sterba has been a foreign correspondent, war correspondent and national correspondent for more than four decades, first for the New York Times and then for the Wall Street Journal. His new book is Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds.

One of Sterba's six favorite books about nature, as told to The Week magazine:
Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish

A delightful account of growing up in rural Iowa during the Depression — a time and place when money, indoor plumbing, and leisure were rare. Kids learned early how to dispatch chickens, skin rabbits, and do daily chores. In other words, they worked.
Read about the other books on Sterba's list.

--Marshal Zeringue