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Donald C. Peattie

Donald Culross Peattie (June 21, 1898 – November 16, 1964) was an American botanist, naturalist and author. He was described by Joseph Wood Krutch as "perhaps the most widely read of all contemporary American nature writers" during his heyday. His brother, Roderick Peattie (1891–1955), was a geographer and a noted author in his own right. Some have said that Peattie’s views on race may be considered regressive, but that expressions of these views are "mercifully brief and hardly malicious".

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The Grand Canyon is carven deep by the master hand; it is the gulf of silence, widened in the desert ...

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The harvest moon has no innocence, like the slim quarter moon of a spring twilight, nor has it the s ...

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I have often started off on a walk in the state called mad-mad in the sense of sore-headed, or mad w ...

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What is a weed? I have heard it said that there are sixty definitions. For me, a weed is a plant out ...

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Time is not money; time is an opportunity to live before you die. So a man who walks, and lives and ...

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All the great naturalists have been habitual walkers, for no laboratory, no book, car, train or plan ...

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The last fling of winter is over ... The earth, the soil itself, has a dreaming quality about it. It ...

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Beauty is excrescence, superabundance, random ebulience, and sheer delightful waste to be enjoyed in ...

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No matter how widely you have travelled, you haven't seen the world if you have failed to look into ...

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Life is a phenomenon sui generis, a primal fact in its own right, like energy. Cut flesh or wood how ...

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As the brain of man is the speck of dust in the universe that thinks, so the leaves'the fern and the ...

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A thing is either alive or it isn't; there is nothing that is almost alive. There is but the remotes ...

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A word, a smile, and the stranger at your elbow may become an interesting friend. All through life w ...

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There are always some of us, not a few, in every generation, who go over wholly to the green flag. I ...

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