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1916. Volume Nineteen 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. In this volume Burroughs's writings take a more philosophical turn. Contents: Under the Apple-Trees; The Friendly Rocks; The Master Instinct; Dame Nature and Her Children; Old Friends in New Places; The Still Small Voice; Nature Leaves; The Primal Mind; Fated to be Free; Scientific Faith Once More; Literature and Science; A Prophet of the Soul; Life and Chance; Life the Traveler; and Great Questions in Little. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.