Nature Writing by the Numbers

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David Gessner is the author of nine books, including All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West and My Green Manifesto. Gessner has won the John Burroughs Award for Best Nature Essay, a Pushcart Prize, and inclusion in Best American Nonrequired Reading. He is the founder of the journal Ecotone.


  1. Thanks, David. This is helpful. My problem is usually putting 4 before 3 and forgetting to include 5. Sometimes 6 is really hard.

  2. That’ very good on his part. His efforts in keeping the surroundings clean are worth appreciating and inspiring.

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