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Author Humphreys, Helen, 1961- author.

Title Field study : meditations on a year at the herbarium / Helen Humphreys.

Publication Info. Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  580.74 HUM    Check Shelf
Description 231 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 230).
Summary "Award-winning and beloved author Helen Humphreys discovers her local herbarium and realizes we need to look for beauty in whatever nature we have left -- no matter how diminished. Award-winning poet and novelist Helen Humphreys returns to her series of nature meditations in this gorgeously written and illustrated book that takes a deep look at the forgotten world of herbariums and the people who amassed collections of plant specimens in the 19th and 20th centuries. From Emily Dickinson's and Henry David Thoreau's collections to the amateur naturalists whose names are forgotten but whose collections still grace our world, herbariums are the records of the often-humble plants that are still with us and those that are lost. Over the course of a year, Humphreys considers life and loss and the importance of finding solace in nature. Illustrated throughout with images of herbarium specimens, Humphreys's own botanical drawings, and archival photographs, this will be the perfect gift for Humphreys's many fans, nature enthusiasts, and for all who loved Birds Art Life."-- Provided by publisher.
Form Issued also in electronic formats.
Contents Introduction -- Winter. The herbarium -- Ferns -- Pines -- Grasses -- Lilies -- Spring. Trees -- Accidentals -- The rose family -- Summer. Chicory -- Trailing plants -- Autumn. Spurges & worts -- Evolutionary logic -- Algae & fungi -- On Thoreau -- Epilogue.
Subject Herbaria.
Herbaria -- History.
Herbaria -- Popular works.
Botany -- Popular works.
Botany. (OCoLC)fst00836869
Herbaria. (OCoLC)fst00955324
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Other Form: Online version: Humphreys, Helen, 1961- Field study. Toronto : ECW Press, 2021 1773057766 9781773057767 (OCoLC)1249442551
ISBN 1770415343 (hardcover)
9781770415348 (hardcover)
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