Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Works of Edwin Way Teale - Free Online

Picture of green metal basket taken at an antique store in Northern Virginia, Summer 2018.

"For observing nature, the best pace is a snail's pace."
- Edwin Way Teale

Recently I've been spending quite a bit of time researching the vast database of resources that are either in the public domain or free to borrow from The Internet Archives. I've been familiar with the archives for a number of years, but either they have expanded their database or I was simply unaware of the wealth of resources that are available at no cost!

A few years ago when I was compiling my daughters high school curriculum, I came across a series of books written by naturalist Edwin Way Teale.  Though I ended up opting to go a different route for her, I was intrigued enough to purchase one of the books for myself, Wandering Through Winter.  I absolutely loved reading it, and as you can pick up a good used copy for around $3.00-$4.00 on Amazon, I had intended to buy the remaining volumes.  But then, life, you understand.

So I was thrilled when I discovered that you are able to borrow the following titles from The Internet Archives, each for 14 days.

A Naturalist's Record of a 20,000-Mile Journey Through the North American Winter

A Naturalist's Record of a 17,000-Mile Journey Through the North American Spring

A Naturalist's Record of a 19,000-Mile Journey Through the North American Summer

A Naturalist's Record of a 20,000-Mile Journey Through the North American Autumn

The Journal of a Naturalists Year

A Journey Through The World's Great Nature Writing

If you enjoy reading about the natural world then I think you will enjoy these! Also, completely unrelated, but I can I tell you how thrilled I was to find that they have six seasons of Green Acres free and available to watch! It is one of my all time favorite classic TV shows, and it appears all of the episodes are there! It will take me years to watch six seasons as I don't allow much time for TV.  But I'm thinking of perhaps watching an episode during lunch each day, and I'm also going to do a little digging and see what other classic TV shows they might have available! I don't care much for modern day programming, but these old classics from the 50's and 60's are my favorites!  

Until then!

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