Hal Borland's Book of Days (Paperback)
Oftentimes the answers to life's biggest questions can be found by searching for them at the smallest scales. In Book of Days, beloved nature writer Hal Borland (1900-1978) takes readers on an eye-opening day-by-day journey through a year of the outdoor world around us. Originally published in The New York Times as "daily reflections," these short reports and observations convey Borland's inspiring thoughts about the world around him and the creatures he shared it with. He also muses about the changes in weather and climate through the seasons, reflects on our traditions and habits, and ponders fundamental questions about what it all means. Writing in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, and with the inquisitiveness of a philosopher and the perceptive wit of a wise old New England farmer, Borland portrays with simple clarity the elements of change and permanence in the untamed world around us. Neither calendar nor almanac, this delightful natural history "daybook" of mini essays features a treasure trove of fascinating philosophical insights and environmental wonders. Book of Days can be read straight through or savored one day at a time.
Be sure to also read Hal Borland's other bestselling classics published by Echo Point Books--Hal Borland's Twelve Moons of the Year and Sundial of the Seasons.