The Nature Watch Collection

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The Nature Watch Collection
 

Book One

Authored by Gerry Rising
Photographs by Harold Stiver

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For over twenty years Gerry Rising has been writing a weekly "Nature Watch" column for The Buffalo News. A collection of some of his columns is now available in paperback.

Harold Stiver, the superb Canadian nature photographer, has joined Dr. Rising in this publishing project and almost all of the photographs that accompany the columns are his. For those of you as yet unfamiliar with Dr. Rising's or Stiver's work, you have a real treat ahead when reading this book. The publisher is William R. Parks, Hershey, PA.

Dr. Gerald R. Rising Sr., the Gerry Rising of these columns, is State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo. His "day job" at the university was working with school mathematics teachers and teaching mathematics and computer science. Rising is the author of over a dozen mathematics texts, the most recent include, "Program Your Calculator" and "About Mathematics," the latter written for college liberal arts students.

Not a professional biologist, Professor Rising seeks to communicate to his readers his own involvement with and love of nature. He has explored the out-of-doors through hiking, canoeing and biking. This year, at age 85, he plans to ride his motor scooter on a camping trip around Lake Michigan, completing his similar "circumnavigations" of all the Great Lakes. Rising lives with his wife Doris in Amherst, New York, a Buffalo suburb. He has two children, four grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

Harold Stiver is a partner in a financial services company who lives with his wife Elaine in Paris, Ontario. He has two daughters and one grandson whom he spoils relentlessly. He has long had a fascination with the natural world and has traveled widely exploring and photographing it. You can see more of his images at http://www.singularvideo.com. He is the author of a series of eBook Guides for Photographers and Explorers covering subjects like Waterfalls, Old Mills and Covered Bridges. They are available at Amazon and other popular distributors.

Book Reviews:
"I can't think of very many newspaper columns from two decades ago that I would think of buying and reading, but this book is an exception."
"Reading Gerry Rising's book of Nature Watch columns is like taking walks with a knowledgeable and genial friend, someone whose observations and comments let you see parts of the world around you with more clarity and appreciation. The writing style is informal but informative, with a descriptive skill that evokes a sense of being there."
- Dwight Kauppi
"This compilation represents the first full year of those informative, insightful, and interesting writings."
"Rising's work has broad appeal. Readers are treated to widely varied subject material as exemplified in the following column titles: "Hiker's Log," "Lady-bird Johnson," "Route 20," "Maple Leaves," "Charles Darwin," "Our Deer Problem," "Bluebird," and "Frog Songs." The author's approach to these weekly topics includes appreciation, comment, reflection, and scientific observation."
- Christopher Hollister


Publication Date:
2012-10-13
ISBN/EAN13:
1479370045 / 9781479370047
Page Count:
162
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Nature / Wildlife




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