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1913. Volume Seventeen of Twenty-Three, Riverby Edition. John Burroughs emerged from an obscure boyhood in the Catskill Mountains to write more than thirty books, create the genre of the nature essay, and become the preeminent nature writer of his day. Through his essays in books and popular magazines, John Burroughs taught countless Americans to appreciate nature. A volume of mixed essays by Burroughs. Contents: The Summit of the Years; In The Circuit of the Summer Hills; In the Noon of Science; The Hit-and-Miss Method of Nature; A Barn-Door Outlook; The Animal Mind; Nature and Animal Life; The Key to Animal Behavior; The Animal and the Puzzle-Box; Untaught Wisdom; The Bow in the Clouds; The Round World; A Hay-Barn Idyl; and In Field and Wood. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.